Evelyn Macairan
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Over 1,000 convicts surrender ahead of deadline
by Evelyn Macairan - September 20, 2019 - 12:00am
Over a thousand former inmates prematurely freed under the good behavior law have surrendered to authorities as of yesterday, ahead of the deadline set by President Duterte.
8 Coast Guard men found guilty in death of Taiwan fisherman
by Evelyn Macairan - September 19, 2019 - 12:00am
Eight officers of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) were convicted of homicide by the Manila Regional Trial Court Branch 15 and sentenced to 14 years in prison in connection with the fatal shooting of a Taiwanese...
CA junks Perfecto Yasay Jr. plea to lift arrest order
by Evelyn Macairan - September 18, 2019 - 12:00am
Former foreign affairs secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr. failed to get relief from the Court of Appeals (CA) to nullify the arrest order issued against him by the Manila regional trial court (RTC) on charges of bank...
Pampanga judge inhibits from Jee Ick-joo cases
by Evelyn Macairan - September 17, 2019 - 12:00am
The judge who approved bail for the alleged mastermind in the killing of South Korean businessman Jee Ick-joo has inhibited from hearing the cases.
Freed convicts face warrantless arrest after September 19
by Evelyn Macairan - September 17, 2019 - 12:00am
After Sept. 19, the government will start making warrantless arrests of convicts earlier released through the controversial Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) law who have failed to follow the orders of President...
Blacklisted Indian nabbed in Boracay
by Evelyn Macairan - September 16, 2019 - 12:00am
Agents of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) have arrested a blacklisted Indian national who managed to reenter the country and work on Boracay Island in Aklan.
Freed convicts who have surrendered now 505
by Evelyn Macairan - September 15, 2019 - 12:00am
With five days to go before the deadline, only 505 freed convicts have surrendered as of yesterday.
Alejano asks CA to stop DOJ sedition probe
by Evelyn Macairan - September 14, 2019 - 12:00am
Former Magdalo party-list representative Gary Alejano and fellow Magdalo soldier Jonnell Sangalang have asked the Court of Appeals (CA) to stop the Department of Justice (DOJ) from continuing with its preliminary...
SC reverses Comelec ruling on Camarines Norte governor
by Evelyn Macairan - September 14, 2019 - 12:00am
The Supreme Court (SC) has reversed the Commission on Elections (Comelec)’s ruling that disqualified Edgardo Tallado from running for governor of Camarines Norte in the last midterm polls.
‘Setting aside SCS ruling as good as abandonment’
by Evelyn Macairan - September 14, 2019 - 12:00am
“Setting aside” the 2016 arbitral court ruling on the South China Sea is as good as abandoning it, Supreme Court (SC) Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio said yesterday.
DOJ wants more control over BuCor
by Evelyn Macairan - September 14, 2019 - 12:00am
Amid a corruption scandal in the Bureau of Corrections, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra yesterday sought to have stronger control of his department over the BuCor, which he said was diminished following the passage...
Sedition raps vs Leni up for resolution – DOJ
by Evelyn Macairan - September 13, 2019 - 12:00am
The sedition complaint filed by the Philippine National Police Criminal Investigation and Detection Group against Vice President Leni Robredo and 35 other opposition figures has been submitted for resolution, the...
SC affirms CA denial of Ampatuan bail plea
by Evelyn Macairan - September 12, 2019 - 12:00am
The Supreme Court (SC) has affirmed the decision of the lower courts denying the bail petition of former Muslim regional governor Datu Zaldy Ampatuan, among the accused in the 2009 Maguindanao massacre.
SC affirms ex-PCGG chief’s conviction for graft
by Evelyn Macairan - September 12, 2019 - 12:00am
The Supreme Court’s Third Division yesterday affirmed the decision of the Sandiganbayan, convicting former Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) chairman Camilo Sabio of violating Republic Act 3019,...
Initial recount in VP protest completed
by Evelyn Macairan - September 11, 2019 - 12:00am
The Supreme Court (SC), sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), has completed the recount and revision of ballots from three pilot provinces mentioned in the poll protest filed by former senator Ferdinand...
4th Chiong convict also freed, but set to yield
by Evelyn Macairan - September 10, 2019 - 12:00am
An official of the Department of Justice confirmed yesterday that the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) released last Aug. 16 a fourth convict in the rape-slay of sisters Marijoy and Jacqueline Chiong in Cebu City, but...
Bishops on sedition: Truth shall set us free
by Evelyn Macairan - September 9, 2019 - 12:00am
Four Catholic bishops accused of plotting the ouster of President Duterte have turned to prayers as sedition charges against them hang over their heads.
21 judges fined, suspended in six months – Lucas Bersamin
by Evelyn Macairan - September 5, 2019 - 12:00am
Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin disclosed yesterday that 21 judges were fined and suspended while 94 employees of lower courts were dismissed from the service or admonished for various misdeeds and offenses from January...
3 private complainants withdraw raps vs KAPA execs
by Evelyn Macairan - September 4, 2019 - 12:00am
The three private complainants are no longer interested in pursuing the syndicated estafa charges they filed against officials of the Kapa Community Ministry International over an alleged investment scam.
SC junks fisherfolk petition for kalikasan writ over WPS
by Evelyn Macairan - September 4, 2019 - 12:00am
Forty-seven days after the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) withdrew its petition for a writ of kalikasan, the Supreme Court (SC) yesterday dismissed the petition urging the Duterte administration to protect...
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