List of Senators Who Voted for the Ouster of Sen. De Lima as Chairperson of Committee on Justice and Human Rights


Newly-elected Senator of the Philippine Republic, former Justice Secretary Leila de Lima was ousted as chairperson of Committee on Justice and Human Rights in the Philippine Senate. A total of 16 senators voted for the ouster of Sen. Leila de Lima.



Here's the Complete List of 16 Senators Who Voted Against Sen. De Lima:
  • Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III
  • Senate Majority Floor Leader Vicente Sotto III
  • Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano
  • Sen. Juan Miguel Zubiri
  • Sen. Panfilo Lacson
  • Sen. Cynthia Villar
  • Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian
  • Sen. Gregorio Honasan
  • Sen. Sonny Angara
  • Sen. Joel Villanueva
  • Sen. Richard Gordon
  • Sen. Nancy Binay
  • Sen. Joseph Victor Ejercito
  • Sen. Manny Pacquiao
  • Sen. Loren Legarda
  • Sen. Grace Poe
Four senators voted to support Sen. De Lima to still become the Senate Chairperson on Justice and Human Rights who are investigating the alleged extrajudicial killings happened during the Duterte administration.

Those who voted in favor of Sen. De Lima are Senators Franklin Drilon, Risa Hontiveros, Francis Pangilinan and Paolo Benigno Aquino IV.

Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV and Sen. Ralph Recto voted Abstain during the deliberation. The ouster of Sen. De Lima as chairperson on the Committee on Justice, started when Sen. Manny Pacquiao moved to declare as vacant the post of Sen. De Lima as chair of the Senate committee on Justice and Human Rights, as well as the slots of its members.

Sen. Pacquiao was quoted as saying "I move that the chairmanship and members of the committee on justice be declared vacant," said Pacquiao.

The ousted chairman, Sen. De Lima was replaced by Sen. Richard Gordon as the new chairman of the committee. Sen. Gordon would continue the probe to investigate the alleged extrajudicial killings happened during the present administration.

"I would like to bring to this Committee an objective investigation na ang panalo ay hindi ang Presidente, hindi si Sen. De Lima, hindi ang Senado, kundi ang taumbayan."  Senator Gordon said after accepting the position given to him by the Senate.

List of Senators Who Voted for the Ouster of Sen. De Lima as Chairperson of Committee on Justice and Human Rights List of Senators Who Voted for the Ouster of Sen. De Lima as Chairperson of Committee on Justice and Human Rights Reviewed by Phil Newsome on 9/20/2016 Rating: 5

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