Kristine Joy Patag
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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.
Teacher who tweeted about 'reward' for Duterte's killing posts bail
by Kristine Joy Patag - May 19, 2020 - 4:57pm
Public school teacher Ronnel Mas, who tweeted that he was offering a reward for President Rodrigo Duterte's killing, has secured provisional liberty on Tuesday after posting bail bond of P72,000.
No halt order yet: NTC, House, Senate ordered to answer ABS-CBN plea to return on air
by Kristine Joy Patag - May 19, 2020 - 12:24pm
It remains unseen when can ABS-CBN return to air.
Calida declines to attend Senate hearing on ABS-CBN anew, cites 'sub judice'
by Kristine Joy Patag - May 19, 2020 - 11:01am
Solicitor General Jose Calida has again declined to attend the Senate hearing on ABS-CBN’s franchise, saying issues surrounding the matter are part of pending petitions in the Supreme Court.
'Not sent back to cops': DOJ sets preliminary probe into homicide complaint over Ragos slay
by Kristine Joy Patag - May 18, 2020 - 5:20pm
The preliminary investigation into the homicide complaint filed against a Quezon City police officer for killing ex-soldier Winston Ragos is scheduled for mid-June.
Citing looming job losses and public's information needs, ABS-CBN reiterates plea to stop NTC order
by Kristine Joy Patag - May 18, 2020 - 5:09pm
“If this severe financial hemorrhage is not stopped, ABS-CBN may be constrained to eventually let go of workers, reduce salaries and benefits, and substantially cut down on costs and expenses,” it s...
Uson: 'Fake news' post under NBI probe an 'honest mistake'
by Kristine Joy Patag - May 18, 2020 - 4:25pm
"It was a mistake. The photo was an honest mistake," OWWA Deputy Administrator Mocha Uson said.
SC: More than 18,000 detainees released since March 17
by Kristine Joy Patag - May 18, 2020 - 2:55pm
18,355 Persons Deprived of Liberty (PDLs) were released from March 17 to May 15.
QC Hall of Justice on lockdown after worker suspected with COVID-19 dies
by Kristine Joy Patag - May 18, 2020 - 10:55am
No person shall be allowed to enter the Hall of Justice during the said period.
COVID-19 cases in BuCor facilities jump to 117, DOJ says
by Kristine Joy Patag - May 15, 2020 - 6:01pm
The Corrections bureau last updated the confirmed cases in their facilities on May 7 where 58 COVID-19 infections were recorded. A week later, the number of infections has since doubled.
Prosecution: Warrantless arrest of teacher 'defective,' but confession to media 'cured' it
by Kristine Joy Patag - May 15, 2020 - 3:52pm
The defective warrantless arrest of the National Bureau of Investigation of public school teacher Ronnel Mas, who offered reward for President Rodrigo Duterte’s killing, was cured by his admission to the media,...
Courts in GCQ physically open, but walk-in requests prohibited
by Kristine Joy Patag - May 15, 2020 - 1:20pm
Courts in the areas placed under General Community Quarantine—or where health protocols have been eased—will be physically open but inquiries will be coursed electronically, Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta...
Eight women prisoners recover from COVID-19, BuCor says
by Kristine Joy Patag - May 15, 2020 - 11:48am
They will undergo another PCR test before they will be brought back to their detention cells at the CIW, BuCor added.
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