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Amid criticism on Pimentel's clearance, Guevarra says DOJ committed to administer justice fairly
by Kristine Joy Patag - January 22, 2021 - 5:45pm
Guevarra said: “I would like to assure the people that the DOJ is committed to administer our criminal justice system as fairly and equitably as possible.”
SC tells Calida: 'People’s Tribune' status not to be 'hoisted wantonly' in private suits
by Kristine Joy Patag - January 21, 2021 - 5:47pm
The PET said that Solicitor General Jose Calida’s assertion that it filed the motion for inhibition as People’s Tribune should be reviewed as this is a status “not to be hoisted wantonly in big...
Pimentel off the hook for going out while waiting for COVID-19 test results
by Kristine Joy Patag - January 21, 2021 - 3:00pm
The Department of Justice has thrown out a complaint against Sen. Koko Pimentel — who went out in public while waiting for his COVID-19 test results — over an alleged violation of a law the government...
Lawyer to amplify long unheard Moro, IP voices at anti-terrorism law debate
by Kristine Joy Patag - January 21, 2021 - 11:34am
Latiph said he and three other Moro lawyers filed the petition challenging the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 that, they said, “would be used, as a tool, to legitimize curtailment of our liberty and freedom. And...
Warrant out vs Peter Advincula — the man claiming to be 'Bikoy' — for perjury
by Kristine Joy Patag - January 20, 2021 - 3:20pm
A warrant of arrest has been issued against Peter Joemel Advincula, the man who said he was the "Bikoy" in the “Ang Totoong Narcolist” videos, over a perjury charge for linking members of the Free Legal...
New DOJ undersecretary appointed
by Kristine Joy Patag - January 20, 2021 - 12:50pm
The Malacañang has appointed a new undersecretary to the Department of Justice, months after the sudden resignation of Markk Perete in October 2020.
With more than 50 lawyers killed since 2016, legal institutions meet on security issues
by Kristine Joy Patag - January 20, 2021 - 10:52am
Court Administrator Midas Marquez said at least four meetings were held in January with different stakeholders.
Guevarra: 'Absolute transparency' on vaccine's efficacy, safety necessary
by Kristine Joy Patag - January 19, 2021 - 5:32pm
Guevarra also stressed that transparency on the vaccine’s efficacy and safety should be observed at the earliest opportunity, “even prior to the choice of vaccine and negotiation with the prospective...
What prompted the signing of the UP-DND accord in 1989?
by Kristine Joy Patag - January 19, 2021 - 1:07pm
In the Duterte government’s latest move seen to shrink spaces for activists and dissent, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana has unilaterally terminated the decades-long accord with the University of the Philippines...
Ex-Solgen Cadiz, Chel Diokno lead team of lawyers to argue vs anti-terrorism law
by Kristine Joy Patag - January 13, 2021 - 6:06pm
Former Solicitor General Jose Anselmo Cadiz leads the group of eight lawyers who will present, on the behalf of the 37 petitioners against the anti-terrorism law, in oral arguments next week.
Judge designated to Sulu courts following delay in warrant vs cops in Jolo shooting
by Kristine Joy Patag - January 13, 2021 - 1:29pm
Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta has designated an acting presiding judge in two Sulu regional courts, a day after the Department of Justice confirmed that warrant of arrest has yet to be issued against nine police...
CHR: 'Drug war' review report credibility may suffer if done 'in the shadows'
by Kristine Joy Patag - January 13, 2021 - 10:37am
“If it’s done under the shadows, if it’s not transparent, then there is doubt as to the credibility of that report,” human rights commissioner Karen Gomez-Dumpit said.
DOJ endorses graft raps vs PhilHealth regional officers to Ombudsman
by Kristine Joy Patag - January 12, 2021 - 5:00pm
The Department of Justice-led task force investigation the Philippine Health Insurance (PhilHealth) Corp. has endorsed complaint against the state insurer’s officers in the Ilocos region over fraudulent c...
Prosecutors still waiting for warrant vs 9 cops in Jolo shooting
by Kristine Joy Patag - January 12, 2021 - 2:41pm
“If Sulu is still on lockdown, the courts might not be operating in its full capacity — may or may not slow down the process,” Prosecution Attorney Honey Delgado said.
Surge in online child sex offenses triggers penalties vs. telco firms
by Kristine Joy Patag - January 12, 2021 - 12:45pm
From around 19,000 suspicious transactions for all of 2019, cases reported to regulators more than doubled last year to 49,937, Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said.
After CHR left out of initial 'drug war' review report, DOJ vows collab with commission
by Kristine Joy Patag - January 11, 2021 - 6:06pm
"This is an unfulfilled promise to Filipinos and the entire community of nations," Commissioner Karen Gomez-Dumpit said.
NBI assistance in Dacera case now a parallel probe
by Kristine Joy Patag - January 8, 2021 - 5:40pm
(Updated 6:35 p.m.) The National Bureau of Investigation is conducting a separate and parallel probe into the death of Christine Dacera as the police probe into the flight attendant’s death comes under increased...
De Lima moves for dismissal of 2nd drug case
by Kristine Joy Patag - January 8, 2021 - 3:24pm
De Lima’s lawyer argued that records of the case show that the prosecution’s witnesses “failed to adduce sufficient proof that will ‘sustain a judgment of conviction beyond reasonable do...
Lawyer of 4 tagged in Dacera case seeks recall of bounty; Yap says offer moot anyway
by Kristine Joy Patag - January 8, 2021 - 12:08pm
“This affects the safety and security of these gentlemen here, considering that there is someone tailing them or surveilling or taking videos outside their house," lawyer Mike Santiago said.
8 lawyers, Calida to debate on anti-terrorism law at January 19 oral arguments
by Kristine Joy Patag - January 8, 2021 - 10:59am
The oral arguments on the highly contentious Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 are set on January 19.
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