Kristine Joy Patag
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Detained activist Nasino files criminal and administrative raps vs cops, jailers
by Kristine Joy Patag - December 2, 2020 - 2:10pm
"[R]espondents should be held to account for their heartlessness, inordinate and unconscionable acts that caused me untold pain and suffering and which has scandalized broad and diverse sectors of Philippine society...
Chief Justice Peralta to retire a year early; Duterte to name new top judge early 2021
by Kristine Joy Patag - December 1, 2020 - 2:39pm
With Peralta’s early retirement, President Rodrigo Duterte is seen to name a new chief justice next year — the fourth in his term.
Anti-Terrorism Council irons out delisting process as state allegations vs activists pile up
by Kristine Joy Patag - December 1, 2020 - 12:28am
As debate at the Senate on red-tagging heats up and President Rodrigo Duterte revives claims of a communist conspiracy to oust him, the Anti-Terrorism Council has been working on its internal rules for the delisting...
Pandemic means smaller balikbayan boxes, bigger fears for OFWs
by Kristine Joy Patag - November 30, 2020 - 2:21pm
As a former migrant worker himself, sociologist Mario Aguja said buying pasalubong is also "about compensating for the guilt of being away from home during the celebration."
Tiamzon couple, their witnesses threatened in 1988 kidnapping case — lawyer
by Kristine Joy Patag - November 27, 2020 - 5:16pm
Their lawyer said the Tiamzon couple could not effectively defend themselves in the case “because they and their witnesses are constantly subjected to threats to their lives, harassment, and surveillance....
Guevarra: 'Drug war' review report to be released in December
by Kristine Joy Patag - November 27, 2020 - 3:07pm
“The review panel is drafting the initial report. We lost a number of working days due to recent calamities, so we may be constrained to submit it in December," Guevarra said.
Court convicts Tiamzon couple for 1988 Quezon kidnapping
by Kristine Joy Patag - November 27, 2020 - 1:03pm
A Quezon City court on Friday convicted National Democratic Front peace consultants Benito and Wilma Tiamzon for the kidnapping and serious illegal detention of military officers in 1988.
'Time is of the essence:' 23 petitioners urge SC to stop implementation of anti-terrorism law
by Kristine Joy Patag - November 26, 2020 - 4:27pm
(Updated) With charges filed and military surveillance carried out under a law assailed in court by 37 groups, 24 of the petitioners against it urged the Supreme Court to stop the implementation of the Anti-Terrorism...
Leonen refutes report he sought P5-M repairs on SC cottage
by Kristine Joy Patag - November 26, 2020 - 3:17pm
Associate Justice Marvic Leonen has refuted a report saying he asked for nearly P5 million to repair the cottage in Baguio City assigned to him.
With SC debate on anti-terror law set for January, 2 Aetas may spend holidays in detention
by Kristine Joy Patag - November 20, 2020 - 6:05pm
An advisory sent to reporters on Friday showed that the oral arguments will be held in the afternoon of Jan. 19, 2021.
Akbayan tells SC: You lost chance to help determine safeness of 'Manila Bay Sands' project
by Kristine Joy Patag - November 20, 2020 - 3:51pm
“It lost the opportunity to protect the rights of Filipinos to a balanced and healthful ecology,” Akbayan chair emeritus Etta Rosales said.
Jailed activist Nasino seeks dismissal of Manila judge who separated her from Baby River
by Kristine Joy Patag - November 20, 2020 - 3:17pm
Jailed activist Reina Mae Nasino has asked the Supreme Court’s Judicial Integrity Board to dismiss Manila court judge Marivic Balisi-Umali, over her “conscious indifference” on her case that resulted...
11 years and a historic ruling later: Ampatuan massacre kin's fight for justice not over
by Kristine Joy Patag - November 20, 2020 - 11:08am
Eleven years and one historic ruling later, the families of the victims of the Ampatuan massacre in 2009, where 58 people were killed in the worst case of election-related violence in Philippine history, continue...
SC junks motion to cite DENR in contempt over 'Manila Bay Sands' project
by Kristine Joy Patag - November 19, 2020 - 5:57pm
The court said that the case is already final and executory and “its jurisdiction is limited only to the full implementation of the mandated reliefs.”
Petitioners tell SC: Freezing of missionary group's assets a prelude to terrorism cases
by Kristine Joy Patag - November 19, 2020 - 3:53pm
“Under these circumstances, the designation as a terrorist organization of the petitioners is not just a possibility, it is a foregone conclusion unless the Honorable Court declares the ATA as unconstitutional,”...
Tagged again for 'recruiting communists', UP explains what it actually does
by Kristine Joy Patag - November 19, 2020 - 12:23pm
Amid continued red-tagging and false claims of recruitment of communist insurgents, the University of the Philippines has asserted that it is an education institution that has trained and produced experts and even...
With two detained for anti-terror charge, petitioners press SC to stop implementation of law
by Kristine Joy Patag - November 18, 2020 - 5:33pm
With two people now detained over the controversial Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020, activist group Bayan and more than 40 others on Wednesday urged the Supreme Court to nullify the law and stop the government from implementing...
Robredo lawyers ask SC to look into possible Calida, Marcos collusion
by Kristine Joy Patag - November 18, 2020 - 12:10pm
“Protestant Marcos is already represented by one of the known election lawyers of high caliber. He does not need to be lullabied and spoiled further by [Calida] and a buildingful of tax-paid state solicitors,”...
SC rejects Marcos move to keep Leonen out of poll protest, tells Calida to explain self
by Kristine Joy Patag - November 17, 2020 - 3:09pm
The Presidential Electoral Tribunal has ordered Solicitor General Jose Calida to explain why he should not be cited in contempt as it junked his and former Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.’s...
Palawan lawyer killed on his way to hearing
by Kristine Joy Patag - November 17, 2020 - 12:25pm
(Update 2) A young lawyer on his way to a hearing early Tuesday morning was killed by unidentified gunmen in Palawan in broad daylight.
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