Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III on Tuesday defended the move taken by the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Bureau of Immigration (BI) in denying entry and ordered the deportation of Italian activist Giacomo Filibeck.
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Detained Senator Leila de Lima has called on the members of the Akbayan Citizens’ Action Party to continue being the voice of the poor against any excessive measures to curtail their civil liberties and human rights.
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The Akbayan Party said there is "no healing without justice" as it enjoined the public to join tomorrow's march for the victims of extrajudicial killings (EJKs) arising from the government's war on drugs.
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Unlike in the House of Representatives, the fate of the death penalty bill in the Senate is shrouded in uncertainty, Minority Leader Franklin Drilon said Wednesday (March 8).
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Smarting from her ouster from being the chair of the committee on health, Sen. Risa Hontiveros on Monday (Feb. 27) lamented the loss of “independence” of the upper chamber under the Duterte administration.