6 months De Lima deplores killing of 48th human rights activist in Negros MB
By Hannah Torregoza Opposition Senator Leila de Lima on Sunday raised anew the possibility of a death squad targeting human rights advocates at the helm of President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration. Senator Leila de Lima (MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO) De Lima raised this notion following the recent murder of human rights advocate Bernardino Patigas whose death added up to the growing number of human rights defenders killed in Negros Island. De Lima, a known human rights defender currently detained at the Philippine National Police (PNP) headquarters over drug charges, said Patigas’ murder has further raised suspicions that there was a death ... more