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Tit for tat? Vice president impeachment bid filed days after Duterte complaint

A lawyer who used to represent Ferdinand Marcos has slapped an impeachment complaint against Vice President Leni Robredo after she publicly criticised Duterte’s war on drugs. The complaint for “violation of the constitution and betrayal of public trust” was sent by Oliver Lozano to House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, a close ally…


Shades of grey: Does the case against Senator De Lima really stack up?

Jailed senator Leila de Lima is a divisive figure — opinions about her are rarely in any shade of grey. Supporters of Duterte’s administration tend to paint her as the black widow of the drug trade, while her own backers consider her a Snow White of righteous resistance. According to current opinion…



Murder missing from list of 21 crimes to carry death penalty

Filipino lawmakers have agreed to move forward with plans to reintroduce the death penalty for 21 crimes — but murder is not on the list. After weeks of debate, the final list still includes crimes such as “maintenance of a drug den” and “treason”, but murder — the crime that traditionally…