Detained De Lima allowed to visit ill mom

Detained De Lima allowed to visit ill mom.....»»

Category: newsSource: cnnphilippines cnnphilippinesAug 14th, 2019

Courts allow De Lima to visit ailing mother in Camarines Sur

Two Muntinlupa courts hearing the government’s drug cases against Sen. Leila De Lima have allowed her to visit her mother, who is critically ill, in Camarines Sur......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 14th, 2019

De Lima seeks furlough to visit ailing mother

Detained Sen. Leila De Lima asked a Muntinlupa court to allow her to visit her ailing mother who may be at the brink of death......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 9th, 2019

De Lima asks court for urgent furlough as mom fights for life

MANILA, Philippines – Detained opposition Senator Leila de Lima has filed a very urgent motion for furlough asking the court to allow her to visit her mother who is fighting for her life in a hospital in Iriga City, Camarines Sur. De Lima asked the Muntinlupa Regional ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 9th, 2019

Drilon, Lacson want De Lima to join Senate sessions via teleconferencing

MANILA, Philippines – Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon and Senator Panfilo Lacson called on the chamber to allow detained Senator Leila de Lima to join their sessions through electronic communications. Drilon and Lacson filed Senate Resolution No. 51 last Wednesday, July 31, saying that De Lima should be allowed to ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 4th, 2019

De Lima casts her vote in Parañaque

Sen. Leila de Lima cast her vote Monday afternoon after a Muntinlupa court allowed the detained lawmaker to exercise her right to suffrage......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 13th, 2019

Man nabbed for smuggling shabu stuffed in bread

A man who was about to visit his detained friend also ended up in jail after trying to smuggle two sachets of suspected shabu stuffed in bread last Friday in Quezon City. Arrested by personnel of the Quezon City Police District Station 7 (Cubao) was 47-year-old Pedro Pacatang Jr., resident of Mandaluyong City. A report […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated News13 hr. 34 min. ago

US Senate resolution vs De Lima detention tramples on sovereignty — Palace

Malacañang on Saturday expressed its “grave concern” on a recently approved United States Senate resolution that calls for the release of detained Sen. Leila de Lima......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News19 hr. 47 min. ago

U.S. reso an & lsquo;undue interference& rsquo;

The Philippine Embassy in Washington on Friday warned the United States Senate Resolution calling for the immediate release of detained Senator Leila de Lima “may be potentially interpreted as posing undue interference” in the country’s domestic affairs......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 14th, 2019

US Senate panel backs calls to free De Lima

A panel of the US Senate has unanimously approved a bipartisan resolution calling on the Philippine government to release Sen. Leila de Lima, who they believe was illegally detained, and drop the “politically motivated” charges against her......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 13th, 2019

US Senate panel OKs resolution: Free De Lima, drop charges vs Maria Ressa

MANILA, Philippines — A US Senate panel has approved a resolution urging the Philippine government to free detained Senator Leila de Lima and drop all charges against Rappler CEO Maria Ressa. US Senator Ed Markey, who filed Senate Resolution No. 142 together with four other lawmakers, said the passage of the resolution “demonstrates broad support […] The post US Senate panel OKs resolution: Free De Lima, drop charges vs Maria Ressa appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 12th, 2019

Sinulog Street Parties Allowed, But…

People from all over the world will visit Cebu to witness the amazing activities of Sinulog Festival, especially the Sinulog Grand Parade. Sinulog 2020 is on January 19, 2020. Cebu City Mayor Edgar Labella revealed that he will allow street parties during the said event. Even before, the issue on “street parties” have become a […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsDec 11th, 2019

De Lima among Financial Times readers’ ‘most influential’ women of 2019

The detained lawmaker is among the most influential women from across the globe, according to Financial Times’ readers......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 6th, 2019

De Lima seeks Senate probe on babies for sale

Detained Sen. Leila de Lima is seeking a Senate investigation into the alleged rampant buying and selling of newborn babies in underground black markets in the country. De Lima, chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Social Justice, Welfare, and Rural Development, said she is alarmed over continuing reports of “babies-for-sale” trade as this endangers babies’ […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsDec 4th, 2019

Slain mayors prove peace and order lacking under Duterte – Aquino

MANILA, Philippines – Former president Benigno Aquino III said the number of mayors killed in the past 3 years showed that peace and order under his successor Rodrigo Duterte is "lacking." In his speech calling for the release of detained Senator Leila de Lima on Wednesday, November 20, Aquino cited the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 20th, 2019

Slap them with the truth’: Fact-checking website to fight fake news about De Lima

MANILA, Philippines – To fight the spread of often nasty rumors against detained Senator Leila de Lima, her office has launched a website that will counter "fake news" against the lawmaker. De Lima's office said in a press statement on Saturday, November 16, that the True Leila Project  seeks to combat ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 16th, 2019

Agony continues for families shut out from Bilibid

MANILA, Philippines – Mariam* sat outside the national prison on Wednesday, October 16, twelve days since she was last allowed to visit her husband who has been in Bilibid for 19 years. Suddenly, an ambulance blared putting her on edge. She kept asking and asking the guard ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 28th, 2019

Football: University of Batangas shines on opening day of 21st AF Cup-Luzon

October 20, 2019 -- The 21st Aboitizland Football Cup-Luzon kicked off on October 20, 2019 at the Aboitiz Pitch inside The Outlets at Lipa in LIMA Estate, Batangas. The opening day featured the Men’s Open division. Thirteen teams from the Calabarzon area and Metro Manila participated. Local fans were proud to see University of Batangas Team A lift the trophy.  UAAP Season 81 MVP and Philippine Under-23 National Team member Jarvey Gayoso graced the opening ceremony and spoke about how happy he is to see football becoming more accessible to more players. A native of Binan, Laguna, Gayoso shared his experience as a young football player. He said that he and his teammates used d to travel all the way to Alabang or Makati, just to be able to play in football tournaments. Now that the Aboitiz Pitch has opened in Lipa, players from the surrounding areas can get a chance to compete on a regular basis. Philippine Women’s National Team (Malditas) player Alisha Del Campo was also present at opening ceremony. She spoke about the importance of tournaments like the Aboitizland Football Cup when it comes to developing the confidence of young players. Both Gayoso and Del Campo are part of the teams that will compete in the upcoming Southeast Asian Games.  Mr. Philbright Ang Ti, Vice President for Corporate Resources of AboitizLand and Mr. Rely San Agustin of RSA Una Group, the head organizer, welcomed all the players during the opening.  The first matchday of the AboitizLand Football Cup-Luzon was a fun-filled affair but the competition was tough. The fitness levels of some players were tested, and tempers flared at some point. The University of Batangas stood out after both of their teams made it into the final four.   Here is the full list of winners: 3rd Runner Up: Aquire Football Academy 2nd Runner Up: University of Batangas Team B 1st Runner Up: PCU Dasma FC Champions: University of Batangas Team A.  Category MVP Goldwin Espina and Finals MVP Renz Dimaano are also both from University of Batangas.    The AboitizLand Football Cup will be held Saturdays and Sundays until mid-December. For more information about registration details, visit the Aboitiz Football Cup’s official Facebook page at»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 21st, 2019

Iran women attend FIFA soccer game for first time in decades

By Amir Vahda and Mehdi Fattahi, Associated Press TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — They had to sit well apart from the men, and the stadium was practically empty, but thousands of Iranian women in merry jester hats and face paint blew horns and cheered Thursday at the first FIFA soccer match they were allowed to freely attend in decades. In what many considered a victory in a decades-long fight by women in Iran to attend sporting events, they wrapped themselves in the country's vibrant red, green and white colors and watched with excitement as Iran thrashed Cambodia 14-0 in a 2022 World Cup qualifier at Tehran's Azadi, or Freedom, Stadium. "We are so happy that finally we got the chance to go to the stadium. It's an extraordinary feeling," said Zahra Pashaei, a 29-year-old nurse who has only known soccer games from television. "At least for me, 22 or 23 years of longing and regret lies behind this." As one woman shouted from a passing minibus before the match: "We are here finally!" So far, Iran's hard-line Islamic theocracy is not willing to go as far some women would like. Authorities announced they will allow women to attend only international soccer matches. Women have been banned from many sporting events in Iran since 1981, during the early years of the country's Islamic Revolution. Iran is the world's last nation to bar women from soccer matches. Saudi Arabia recently began letting women see games. Under pressure from FIFA, Iran let a carefully controlled number of women into the stadium, allocating them 4,000 tickets in a venue that seats about 80,000 people, and arranged for 150 female security personnel in black chadors to watch them. They sat at least 200 meters (yards) from the few thousand men at the match. Iranian state television, which long has been controlled by hard-liners, aired footage of women cheering, and commentators even acknowledged their presence. "There can be no stopping or turning back now," FIFA President Gianni Infantino said in a statement. "History teaches us that progress comes in stages, and this is just the beginning of a journey." Iran faced a potential ban from FIFA international matches if it didn't allow women into the game. The pressure from FIFA and Iran's soccer-loving public has grown since September, when an Iranian woman detained for dressing as a man to sneak into a match set herself on fire and died upon learning she could get six months in prison. The self-immolation of 29-year-old Sahar Khodayari, who became known as the "Blue Girl" for her love of the Iranian team Esteghlal, whose uniforms are blue, shocked Iranian officials and the public. At the match Thursday, a reporter with Iran's state-run IRNA news agency posted a video online of chador-wearing officers trying to grab a woman she said had a sign in Khodayari's honor. The crowd could be heard chanting, "Let her go!" The reporter wrote on Twitter that the woman slipped away from officers and ran off. Hard-liners and traditional Shiite clerics, citing their interpretation of Islamic law, believe in segregating men and women at public events, as well as keeping women out of men's sporting events. The effort to allow women back into stadiums has gone through fits and starts. In 2006, then-President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said he wanted women to attend matches to "improve soccer-watching manners and promote a healthy atmosphere." However, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who has final say on all matters of state, opposed the decision. Then, last year, Iranian authorities allowed a select group of women into Azadi Stadium by invitation only to watch the Asian Champion League final. Infantino said that "FIFA now looks more than ever toward a future when ALL girls and women wishing to attend football matches in Iran will be free to do so, and in a safe environment." Activist groups outside of Iran remain suspicious of Tehran. Amnesty International called the latest decision "a cynical publicity stunt by the authorities intended to whitewash their image." "Instead of taking half-hearted steps to address their discriminatory treatment of women who want to watch football, the Iranian authorities should lift all restrictions on women attending football matches, including domestic league games, across the country," said Philip Luther, Amnesty's Middle East and North Africa research and advocacy director. Still, many in Iran embraced the move, like shopkeeper Amir Ali Bagheri, who sold Pashaei a Team Melli jersey ahead of the match. Women "are so excited they are going to the stadium," he said. "God willing, there will be freedom sooner so that they can attend all matches, not just the national team matches. That will be much better." After the match, Pashaei said she hoped authorities would open up more matches to women so she could attend them with her family. "The 'Blue Girl' and her stories did help. Of course, efforts by women activists and feminists were very effective," she said. "We are happy anyway and hope this will continue, not just in national team matches." ___ Associated Press writer Jon Gambrell in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, contributed to this report......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 11th, 2019

[OPINION | NEWSPOINT] The nation’s debt to De Lima

Every one of us should visit Senator Leila de Lima , or in any case should let her know that we know that we owe her.  She alerted us to Rodrigo Duterte’s malevolent character and in that way foretold somehow the nightmare we are living today. She ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 28th, 2019

De Lima tumangging magpaliwanag sa ombudsman ng iregularidad sa IRR ng GCTA law

  MARGOT GONZALES TUMANGGI si detained Senator Leila De Lima na magpaliwanag kay Ombudsman Samuel Martires kaugnay sa nakikitang mga iregularidad nito sa IRR ng GCTA law. Ayon sa mambabatas wala na sa kaniyang kapasidad bilang senador o kahit bilang dating justice sec na ipaliwanag ang IRR ng naturang batas. Aniya kung ano man ang […] The post De Lima tumangging magpaliwanag sa ombudsman ng iregularidad sa IRR ng GCTA law appeared first on PINAS......»»

Category: newsSource:  pinasglobalRelated NewsSep 25th, 2019