Duterte’s fiercest critic booted from committee investigating killings

De Lima’s now-former justice committee had been leading the inquiry on the thousands of drug-related deaths
Asian Correspondent
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Accused of bias after she allowed a self-confessed hitman to link Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to over a thousand murders, Senator Leila De Lima was unceremoniously removed from the Senate committee investigating the killings. De Lima was not the only casualty when Senator Manny Pacquiao moved a motion against her and her team. All eight members in the justice committee headed by De Lima were also kicked out after the majority in the chamber voted aye. (See also: Behind Jokowi and Duterte’s "war on drugs")