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Courts nationwide resumes full operation on June 1
by Kristine Joy Patag - May 29, 2020 - 6:30pm
All courts across the country will resume full operations starting June 1, the Supreme Court announced Friday.
SC: More than 22,000 detainees released since lockdown
by Kristine Joy Patag - May 29, 2020 - 11:42am
The Philippine Judiciary has released more than 22,000 detainees through videoconferencing since the lockdown was enforced, Court Administrator Midas Marquez said.
Coping in quarantine: Lockdown as a literal anti-anxiety pill to swallow
by Kristine Joy Patag - May 29, 2020 - 9:35am
As the lockdown wore on, anxieties over "missing out" and financial security also surfaced.
Coping in quarantine: Lifelines in a society on forced isolation
by Kristine Joy Patag - May 29, 2020 - 9:35am
Simply put, when thrust into a situation like a pandemic, “we either buckle down and succumb or we figure out how to survive,” a psychiatrist said.
SC aspirants quizzed on ABS-CBN franchise, court reforms amid pandemic
by Kristine Joy Patag - May 28, 2020 - 6:19pm
The Judicial and Bar Council asked aspirants for a seat at the Supreme Court to weigh in on one of the most controversial cases lodged before the tribunal: The Cease and Desist Order against broadcast giant ABS...
American sentenced to life imprisonment for child porn, trafficking
by Kristine Joy Patag - May 28, 2020 - 3:38pm
In 2017, agents of the National Bureau of Investigation arrested in Mabalacat, Pampanga where authorities also rescued two girls who were believed to be exploited to sell videos, images and livestreams.
BI puts arrested Chinese nationals in Pampanga clandestine clinic on alert list
by Kristine Joy Patag - May 28, 2020 - 12:52pm
With their inclusion on BI’s alert list, if the two proceed to the airport, they will not be allowed to board but instead be brought to the BI Intelligence and Legal Divisions for investigation.
COVID-19 cases in prisons jump to 194; 161 are inmates
by Kristine Joy Patag - May 27, 2020 - 4:37pm
The number of COVID-19 infections at the Bureau of Corrections rose to 194, and 161 of these are convicts in the bureau’s overcrowded facilities, the Department of Justice reported on Wednesday.
7,500 OFWs sent back to their hometowns after prolonged quarantine
by Kristine Joy Patag - May 27, 2020 - 3:15pm
In the first two days since the presidential directive, the government has brought 7,500 OFWs to their home provinces.
NTC, through Calida, asks Supreme Court to junk ABS-CBN plea
by Kristine Joy Patag - May 26, 2020 - 3:37pm
The NTC on Monday filed a 91-page comment asking the SC to deny ABS-CBN’s prayer for a status quo ante or temporary restraining order, and dismiss the network's Petition for Certiorari for lack of merit.
Calida won't attend House panel hearing on ABS-CBN franchise bills
by Kristine Joy Patag - May 26, 2020 - 12:50pm
Solicitor General Jose Calida again declined to attend the House of Representatives’ inquiry into bills for the renewal of franchise of ABS-CBN.
More than 500 inmates in BJMP facilities test positive for COVID-19
by Kristine Joy Patag - May 26, 2020 - 10:04am
President Rodrigo Duterte said that 517 detainees that tested positive for COVID-19 are receiving treatment in isolation facilities established by the BJMP,
Life After Lockdown: Move to digital a huge trial for courtrooms, law enforcement agencies
by Kristine Joy Patag - May 25, 2020 - 10:51am
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the world to adopt new ways of living and conducting business, but the reduced physical interactions do not mean essential institutions like the legal and justice system can stop...
Spanish expat in scuffle with cop faces deportation for overstaying
by Kristine Joy Patag - May 22, 2020 - 6:05pm
Parra is facing deportation charges for being an undesirable alien and overstaying.
National Privacy Commission looking into public release of OFWs' COVID-19 test results
by Kristine Joy Patag - May 22, 2020 - 2:01pm
Data privacy lawyer Cecille Soria pointed out that a negative COVID-19 test result of an individual is still health information and public disclosure of it is prohibited by guidelines of a government memorandum...
DOJ: 117 inmates granted parole, to go home after mandatory quarantine
by Kristine Joy Patag - May 21, 2020 - 4:48pm
They are set for release, “subject to completion of mandatory quarantine,” the Department of Justice said.
After weeks in isolation, quarantined seafarers plead for COVID-19 test results
by Kristine Joy Patag - May 21, 2020 - 1:32pm
“We still do not have the result and certificate [from Red Cross]. How can we go home?”
Health safety protocols followed in relief distribution, Jinggoy tells NBI
by Kristine Joy Patag - May 20, 2020 - 2:53pm
Former Sen. Jinggoy Estrada said health safety protocols were observed when he distributed bangus (milkfish) in a barangay in San Juan City.
House panel to tackle ABS-CBN franchise on May 26
by Kristine Joy Patag - May 20, 2020 - 12:41pm
Also included on the panel's agenda is House Resolution 853, filed by Deputy Speaker Paolo Duterte (Davao), which seeks an inquiry into supposed violations of the network.
'Provisional' ABS-CBN franchise proposal dropped; House to tackle bills on 25-year grant
by Kristine Joy Patag - May 19, 2020 - 6:15pm
The House will tackle proposals for a 25-year legislative franchise—instead of the five-month provisional one that it approved then withdrew—for ABS-CBN, Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano (Taguig) said.
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