A Different Kind of Love

‘What has sustained Senator Leila de Lima and activist Myles Albasin in detention is the love of their families and friends, different from the romantic relationships we celebrate on Valentine’s Day but probably more fruitful’ On this Valentine’s Day, in the midst of a pandemic, I pay tribute to Leila de Lima and Myles Albasin, …

Crossroads in the De Lima Case

‘With no drugs traded, and no drug lords to trade them, it is highly doubtful how one can reasonably conclude that De Lima conspired to trade illegal drugs’ February will be a month to watch in the criminal cases against Senator Leila de Lima. Not only will it be the fourth-year anniversary of De Lima’s …

Lawfare Against De Lima and Media

From the beginning, and for years now, I have argued that there is no basis for the charges against Senator Leila De Lima. Developments in her trial this week confirmed that. Any serious observer in that process will concede that the government has nothing against the detained opposition leader. As the Free Leila De Lima …