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Follow LIVE updates on the planned arrest of Sen. Leila de Lima in connection with drug charges filed by the government.

Sen. Leila de Lima has evaded arrest on Thursday as she was already inside Senate premises when agents of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group showed up at her home.

Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto  Yasay Jr. defended yesterday the move to reinstate the death penalty, saying nobody from outside should interfere in the domestic decision if it would be approved by Congress.

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Former Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Alan Purisima yesterday pleaded not guilty to charges of graft and usurpation of official functions in connection with his alleged involvement in the Mamasapano incident.

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) expects the P1.9-billion pedestrian bridge called RunWay Manila, which will connect the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3 (T3) to Newport City, to open by April this year.

Prepaid phone subscribers will no longer have to worry about their unused loads expiring once a bill filed at the House of Representatives prohibiting such prepaid phone card expiry becomes law.

The Department of Education (DepEd) has stopped public elementary and high schools from sending their students on field trips following the bus accident last Monday in Tanay, Rizal that killed 15 people and injured 40 students of BestLink College of the Philippines.

A witness in the kidnapping and murder of Korean businessman Jee Ick-joo said Supt. Rafael Dumlao, team leader of the Philippine National Police (PNP)’s defunct Anti-Illegal Drugs Group (AIDG), masterminded the crime committed in the guise of a drug sting.

A former senator and an incumbent Liberal Party congressman from Laguna offered P100 million to high-profile prisoners to make them recant their testimonies against Sen. Leila de Lima on her alleged involvement in the drug trade at the New Bilibid Prison, Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II claimed yesterday.

A shaken but unbowed Sen. Leila de Lima waited at the Senate yesterday to be served the warrant for her arrest, but it never came.

CAPE CANAVERAL— For the first time, astronomers have discovered seven Earth-size planets orbiting a single nearby star — and these new worlds could hold life.

A day before the courts were to hear her motions contesting the drug charges against her, Sen. Leila de Lima was ordered arrested by a judge who cited “sufficient probable cause” to justify the issuance of a warrant for her arrest.

Reforms in the justice system will now highlight the campaign against impunity in human rights violations.