Sen. de Lima, Rep. Roman Among Foreign Policy's 'Leading Global Thinkers'

Senator Leila de Lima and Congresswoman Geraldine Roman were named among Foreign Policy magazine’s Leading Global Thinkers of 2016. Senator de Lima, a critic of President Rodrigo Duterte’s extrajudicial killings of suspected drug addicts and pushers, is the target of sustained attacks by the administration and its allies. Foreign Policy honored her “for standing up to an extremist leader.” Rep. Geraldine Roman is the first transgender elected to public office in the Philippines. She was honored “for redefining fitness to govern.”