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FLAG renews call for SC to protect lawyers, halt anti-terrorism law enforcement
by Kristine Joy Patag - March 8, 2021 - 6:58pm
“The [SC] has the legal as well as moral mandate and authority to protect its own officers... If the Court will not protect its own, no one will,” FLAG said.
SC urged to be proactive, provide safeguards vs 'templated' warrants
by Kristine Joy Patag - March 8, 2021 - 5:58pm
The Supreme Court should look into the "weaponization" of the rule of law that results in not only arrests on what groups said are made-up cases, but also the killings of activists, progressive groups said.
DOJ-led task force on extrajudicial killings to investigate 'Bloody Sunday' raids
by Kristine Joy Patag - March 8, 2021 - 2:10pm
The Department of Justice’s task force investigating politically-motivated killings will look into the deaths of at least five activists in a series of police raids in the Southern Tagalog region on Sunda...
Cheat sheet: Petitioners argue for the nullification of anti-terrorism law
by Kristine Joy Patag - March 8, 2021 - 11:00am
Here is a rundown of what transpired in the past four sessions of the oral arguments:
Court upholds dismissal of De Lima bid to throw out 2nd drug case
by Kristine Joy Patag - March 5, 2021 - 2:57pm
Sen. Leila De Lima’s trial in her second drug case will proceed as the Muntinlupa court upheld its dismissal of her bid to throw out the case.
After attack on petitioners' counsel, SC again asked: Stop implementation of anti-terrorism law
by Kristine Joy Patag - March 4, 2021 - 5:13pm
“The issuance of a TRO on the enforcement of the ATA pending the final adjudication of the 37 petitions could help address the worsening situation,” counsels on Anti-Terrorism law pleas said.
Following attack on Iloilo lawyer, NUPL demands government action to stop threats, killings
by Kristine Joy Patag - March 4, 2021 - 2:14pm
With the brazen attack on yet another public interest lawyer, the National Union of Peoples’ Lawyers are pressing all branches of government to protect the members of the legal profession.
Tumandok land defenders' lawyer stabbed in Ilolilo
by Kristine Joy Patag - March 4, 2021 - 9:57am
A rights lawyer handling a case in the arrest of indigenous Tumandok land defenders and assisting in anti-terrorism law petitions was stabbed in Iloilo on Wednesday night.
SC checking for other vaccine brands after reported unavailability of AstraZeneca
by Kristine Joy Patag - March 3, 2021 - 4:44pm
The Supreme Court is looking into other options for its purchase of COVID-19 vaccines for officials and employees of the Judiciary following reported unavailability of AstraZeneca doses.
Colmenares tells SC: Authorities 'not helpless' against terrorists without anti-terrorism law
by Kristine Joy Patag - March 3, 2021 - 3:11pm
Law enforcers and the military are not helpless against terrorists without the reviled Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020, petitioner Neri Colmenares, a former lawmaker and known rights lawyer, told the Supreme Court.
Guevarra: Elderly inmates part of priority COVID-19 vaccination list
by Kristine Joy Patag - March 3, 2021 - 12:06pm
Elderly prisoners are part of the vaccination priority list for the coronavirus, but other inmates sharing the cramped spaces with them may have to wait for the jabs as with the rest of the country, at least for...
Justices ask: Should preparatory acts for terrorism be punished?
by Kristine Joy Patag - March 2, 2021 - 9:43pm
Debates on the Anti-Terrorism Act petitions on Tuesday centered on the preparatory acts punished under the law and whether or not they should be.
Anti-terrorism law debates weigh state interest vs freedom of expression
by Kristine Joy Patag - March 2, 2021 - 9:08pm
Petitioners have come to the Supreme Court to assail the anti-terrorism law that they said infringe on the people’s freedom of expression, among other rights, but a magistrate asked: How about the state’s...
Trillanes wins at Court of Appeals: Ruling reviving rebellion case reversed
by Kristine Joy Patag - March 2, 2021 - 1:08pm
The Court of Appeals granted former Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV’s bid to reverse the Makati court’s ruling that revived the rebellion case against him over the supposed revocation of amnesty.
As vaccination starts, government told not to forget inmates in cramped prisons
by Kristine Joy Patag - March 2, 2021 - 12:30pm
As the Philippine government finally starts its rollout of vaccination program against the coronavirus, an advocacy group for political prisoners asked health authorities to not forget inmates languishing in the...
De Lima, lawyer seek dismissal of DOJ's contempt plea
by Kristine Joy Patag - March 2, 2021 - 11:05am
“A plain reading of both Omnibus Orders by the trial court… clearly show that the trial court labored under no undue pressure arising from any purported tendency of Respondent’s statements to influence,...
Three SC magistrates vying for chief justice spot
by Kristine Joy Patag - March 1, 2021 - 2:56pm
Three magistrates of the Supreme Court are vying to become the next chief justice.
Ampatuan massacre trial judge shortlisted for Court of Appeals justice post
by Kristine Joy Patag - February 24, 2021 - 4:19pm
The judge who handed down the historic ruling convicting members of the Ampatuan clan for the gruesome 2009 massacre of 57 has been shortlisted to become a justice of the Court of Appeals.
Driven by hunger, urban poor go out for rumored relief drive but are haled into court instead
by Kristine Joy Patag - February 24, 2021 - 3:30pm
For the 21 residents of San Roque, Quezon City who, driven by hunger, went out to the streets on April 1, arrested and detained for days, their fight continues in the court.
Warrant out vs 5 PDEA agents over staged drug bust in Dumaguete
by Kristine Joy Patag - February 24, 2021 - 11:31am
Judge Mendoza said the conduct of the PDEA agents “shows contempt for the rule of law, which brings the entire justice system to disrepute and embarrassment.”
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