Leila De Lima not covered by Global Magnitsky Act because she has not challenged her charges in a Philippine court!

Recall back in January 2019, Senator Leila De Lima had reportedly declined to participate in due process surrounding her case. Senator Leila de Lima has again refused to enter a plea in connection with a drug-related case filed against her at a Muntinlupa court. As a result, it was the Muntinlupa Regional Trial Court Branch […]

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Sass Rogando Sasot to Leila De Lima: Why not name Supreme Court justices in your list?

The following is an open letter from Sass Rogando Sasot posted on her Facebook page. Sasot was summarily named by jailed Senator Leila De Lima in a list of people she asserts were involved in her “persecution”. De Lima is hoping that the people in that list would be banned from entering the United States […]

Opposition “thought leader” @MrFrankBaraan publishes list of Filipinos banned from travel to the US!

Social media influencer and “Filipino human rights activist” Frank Baraan announced today that the following people have been banned from entry into the United States following the signing of a law there containing a provision that invokes the Global Magnitsky Act. President Rodrigo Duterte Sal Panelo Ex-Speaker Alvarez Ex-Sec Aguirre SolGen Calida PAO Chief Acosta […]

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Only a Philippine court can decide what happens next to Leila De Lima

US President Donald Trump recently passed a law banning Philippine government officials found to be involved in the arrest and detention of Senator Leila De Lima. But that is based on the assumption that this arrest and detention is wrong. Who decides whether De Lima’s arrest and detention are wrong? The Americans? Leila De Lima? […]

Yellow-led Philippine Opposition believe ALL of their political rivals are “human rights violators”

What we call flypaper issues are non-issues that so-called “activists” buzz about and, eventually, get stuck on. One such example is the latest Yellowtard buzz, the Magnitsky Act. The Yellowtards are now counting on the Western world to invoke this or enact similar acts within their jurisdictions to sanction people in the Third World perceived […]

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Whatever U2’s Bono Vox has to say about Philippine politics does not matter

What’s up with all the brouhaha surrounding what Bono, lead singer of Irish hit band U2, has to say about “human rights”? People don’t come to see him for his politics. They come to see him for his music. So Duterte supporters should chill and not make a big deal about his “human rights” parinigs. […]

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Overstaying Filipinos in the US can avoid deportation by joining anti-Duterte rallies

Philippine-born husband and wife Rene and Joy Flores who were facing deportation for overstaying their tourist visa were reportedly granted asylum in the United States after their lawyer “presented news clippings from various publications of the Floreses joining various protest actions and quotations of their statements against [Philippine President Rodrigo] Duterte’s alleged violations of human […]

Who appointed Maria Ressa and Amal Clooney as WORLD authorities on what is “true”??

According to Rappler CEO Maria Ressa, her new lawyer, celebrity “human rights” campaigner Amal Clooney, is the final say on what is and isn’t true and what is and isn’t factual information. Good morning from Manila! “The current media crisis involves both the silencing of truth and the amplification of misinformation to levels we have […]

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Filipinos should welcome the #UNHRC “investigation” with open arms

By all means, Filipinos should welcome to their shores the United Nations Human Rights Council delegation headed by Michelle Bachelet. They should open their government to “investigation” for “human rights” abuses. The key caveat there is that the public should keep engaged and apply a critical mind to observing and evaluating the progress of the […]

Amal Clooney was right about Arroyo in 2015 but today she is wrong about Maria Ressa’s “case”

Maria Ressa is insulting Filipino lawyers by hiring foreigners to defend her. I suppose it’s because it’s mostly foreigners who buy her lies. More importantly, foreigners lack a broad understanding of the context behind those lies. These foreigners should take time out to recall just a few years back how no less than their resident […]

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