Kristine Joy Patag
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2 months since bloody Calabarzon raids, activists' kin still waiting for probe updates
by Kristine Joy Patag - May 7, 2021 - 1:37pm
For the families and colleagues of activists killed in the Bloody Calabarzon raids on March 7, the past months have been filled with fear and some cautious hope.
Amid confusion on arrest order, DOJ chief tells public to just wear masks properly
by Kristine Joy Patag - May 6, 2021 - 4:30pm
This is not the first time for law implementers to leap to enforce a spoken order from Duterte without guidelines or even a written document.
LGUs, police to adjust policies again as Duterte orders arrests for improper mask use
by Kristine Joy Patag - May 6, 2021 - 2:02pm
DILG Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya said in an interview with ANC’s Headstart that they will sit with PNP leadership and LGUs “to determine the parameters of the presidential directive.”
Guevarra: BI looking into alleged use of altered passport to traffic minors to Syria
by Kristine Joy Patag - May 5, 2021 - 4:20pm
“Their fact-finding reports will be submitted to the DOJ for review and initiation of formal administrative disciplinary proceedings, if found warranted,” Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said.
'Truth tagging' rhetoric reaches SC as anti-terror law debate resumes
by Kristine Joy Patag - May 4, 2021 - 9:57pm
Galandines did not exactly address the question but instead claimed that the government prefers not to use the term red-tagging.
Justices zero in on longer detention without warrant under anti-terror law
by Kristine Joy Patag - May 4, 2021 - 8:44pm
A provision of the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 allowing the detention of suspected terrorists without a warrant came under the scrutiny of Supreme Court justices in the resumption of oral arguments on Tuesday.
Philippine journalists: Anti-terrorism law will reduce country to unquestioning individuals
by Kristine Joy Patag - May 3, 2021 - 5:45pm
As the Supreme Court continues its debates on the petitions against the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020, Philippine journalists join the call to strike down the law for its chilling effect on media practice.
SC opens all offices on May 3
by Kristine Joy Patag - May 3, 2021 - 2:37pm
This also means that the seven-day extension for filing of pleadings and motions while the SC was physically closed shall start on May 3.
When defenders of the environment and rights face threats themselves
by Kristine Joy Patag - April 30, 2021 - 12:03pm
Mayo-Anda said being a lawyer, of course, has value to a community but “it is not a foolproof guarantee that you will not be killed under the Duterte administration.”
Court premises of MECQ areas to remain closed, but operations to continue via videoconferencing
by Kristine Joy Patag - April 30, 2021 - 12:03pm
The Supreme Court has extended the closure of premises of courts in Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine areas but stressed that operations will continue through videoconferencing.
Lawyering for the environment: An unwavering stance to empower communities
by Kristine Joy Patag - April 30, 2021 - 9:40am
Among those who vigorously campaigned against the split were environmental lawyers: Gerthie Mayo-Anda and Robert Chan.
Gov't lawyer quizzed on how anti-terrorism law could affect charities, community pantries
by Kristine Joy Patag - April 28, 2021 - 3:22pm
In next Supreme Court debates on the constitutionality of the anti-terrorism law, National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon may have to explain the basis of government officials’ accusations that community...
SC OKs cash aid to court personnel hospitalized, died due to COVID-19
by Kristine Joy Patag - April 28, 2021 - 10:39am
The Supreme Court has approved financial aid to court judges and employees who were hospitalized and died due to COVID-19, the Office of the Court Administrator said.
OSG lawyers wither during interpellation on anti-terror law
by Kristine Joy Patag - April 27, 2021 - 9:31pm
Assistant solicitors general tasked to defend the government in the case fumbled during interpellation.
In defending ATA, Calida references Duterte: Nothing to be afraid of if you're no terrorist
by Kristine Joy Patag - April 27, 2021 - 6:52pm
In defending the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 before the Supreme Court, Solicitor General Jose Calida borrowed words from President Rodrigo Duterte himself: Law-abiding citizens have nothing to be afraid of if they...
NUPL: 'Steady increase' in work-related attacks on lawyers since 2016
by Kristine Joy Patag - April 26, 2021 - 7:21pm
There have been 176 work-related attacks on lawyers, including 73 killings, in the past ten years and the numbers have surged since the start of the Duterte administration, data from the National Union of Peoples’...
No internal rules yet, but DOJ promises terrorist designation can be appealed
by Kristine Joy Patag - April 26, 2021 - 4:14pm
As the Anti-Terrorism Council looks into designating 25 personalities as terrorists, the Department of Justice said the body has yet to iron out internal rules for delisting but promised terror tags can be...
With probe stalled for a year, Jory Porquia's son asks DOJ to look into his murder
by Kristine Joy Patag - April 26, 2021 - 3:01pm
Lean Porquia wrote to Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra to ask that his father’s case be included in Administrative Order 35 committee investigations.
Edwin Sevidal, ABS-CBN's well-respected #RP37, passes away
by Kristine Joy Patag - April 23, 2021 - 11:54am
Rest in power, #RP37.
Worried police have profiled you? IBP has guidance on what to do
by Kristine Joy Patag - April 22, 2021 - 5:25pm
If police asked for your personal data and you fear that you have been profiled, Integrated Bar of the Philippines President Domingo Egon Cayosa gives guidance on what to do.
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