Kristine Joy Patag
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DOJ to review report uploaded on website that red-tagged lawmakers
by Kristine Joy Patag - September 18, 2020 - 5:47pm
The Department of Justice has no policy of "red-tagging" as it vowed to review a report uploaded on its website branding minority lawmakers as representing party-lists allegedly formed by the Communist Party of the...
SC stands firm, junks petition to compel release of Duterte medical bulletins
by Kristine Joy Patag - September 18, 2020 - 3:17pm
The SC in a resolution made public Friday denied lawyer Dino De Leon’s Motion for Reconsideration with Motion to Set Case for Oral Arguments. It held issues raised in the appeal were already passed upon in...
SC junks petition vs Elago, Anakbayan: Young activist not missing, can make her choices
by Kristine Joy Patag - September 18, 2020 - 2:26pm
“The petitioners, the Court said, failed to make a case that AJ is being detained or is being kept by the Anakbayan against her free will,” the statement added.
Groups ask SC to nullify anti-terrorism law for impeding humanitarian work
by Kristine Joy Patag - September 18, 2020 - 12:07pm
“The implementation of RA 11479 will surely worsen the present human rights situation and so petitioners have no other recourse but to put their trust on the Supreme Court as the faithful guardian of the fundamental...
FLAG lawyer: No place in imperfect justice system for 'absolute' punishments like death penalty
by Kristine Joy Patag - September 16, 2020 - 5:03pm
The court system in the Philippines already has inherent inequality, Free Legal Assistance Group rights lawyer Theodore Te said.
'Composite' teams have 30 days for further investigation into PhilHealth corruption
by Kristine Joy Patag - September 16, 2020 - 1:19pm
Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said that they will ask the composite teams to finish their investigations into PhilHealth’s IT and legal sectors in 30 days.
SC dismisses petition for COVID-19 mass testing
by Kristine Joy Patag - September 16, 2020 - 11:29am
The Supreme Court dismissed the petition filed by a group from different sectors asking the tribunal to compel the government to conduct mass testing for COVID-19, saying that it cannot dictate a different branch...
SC rejects request for Leonen's SALN as Solgen, Gadon plan ouster
by Kristine Joy Patag - September 15, 2020 - 3:46pm
The OSG and Gadon had asked for copies of the Statements of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth of, and other information pertaining to Leonen, “for purposes of preparing a Quo Warranto petition,” Hosaka...
DOJ on PhilHealth mess: Only initial findings out; more may face raps as probes continue
by Kristine Joy Patag - September 15, 2020 - 2:31pm
“Further investigations will be conducted and more people may be charged," Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra
Cheat sheet on Task Force PhilHealth's fact-finding probe, complaints to be filed
by Kristine Joy Patag - September 15, 2020 - 12:29pm
Here is a breakdown of the Task Force’s investigation, based on DOJ’s statement:
Duterte OKs raps vs ex-PhilHealth chief Morales, other senior officers
by Kristine Joy Patag - September 14, 2020 - 11:59pm
(Updated) Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque, in a Facebook post, said that Duterte approved the panel’s recommendations, which include filing charges against several officers of the state insurer...
DOJ: Task Force PhilHealth report now with Duterte's office
by Kristine Joy Patag - September 14, 2020 - 8:18pm
The Department of Justice on Monday submitted to President Rodrigo Duterte the report of the inter-agency task force investigation the Philippine Health Insurance (PhilHealth) Corp.
Petitioners tell SC, OSG: Canceling oral arguments on anti-terrorism law 'disservice' to public interest
by Kristine Joy Patag - September 14, 2020 - 10:37am
“Cancelling the oral arguments will be a disservice to the overwhelming public interest in these cases,” the petitioners stressed.
Jennifer Laude's mom: Duterte said Pemberton won't walk free under his government
by Kristine Joy Patag - September 11, 2020 - 5:46pm
“Sampung taong pagkakakulong lang sana ang hinihingi naming kabayaran para sa buhay ng anak ko," Nanay Julita Laude said.
Families of elderly prisoners in for 'another long wait' with SC ruling on 5-month old petition
by Kristine Joy Patag - September 11, 2020 - 4:55pm
“It has been a long and difficult wait, and hurtful because while we expected swift and positive action, the Supreme Court, despite the prisoners’ life and death situation in overcrowded, disease-ridden...
Guevarra: Duterte pardon to Pemberton a 'closed' matter, says 'let's move on'
by Kristine Joy Patag - September 11, 2020 - 3:09pm
For Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra, the grant of absolute pardon to US Marine L/Cpl. Joseph Scott Pemberton, convicted for killing Filipino transgender woman Jennifer Laude, is a matter that is already clos...
On Marcos' birth anniversary, anti-torture advocates ask SC to nullify law 'reminiscent' of dictatorship
by Kristine Joy Patag - September 11, 2020 - 2:16pm
On the birth anniversary of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos Sr., torture survivors and families of involuntary disappearances asked the Supreme Court to nullify the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020, a law that is “reminiscent”...
Pemberton to remain in military compound while BI takes over custody for deportation processing
by Kristine Joy Patag - September 11, 2020 - 10:44am
US Marine Joseph Scott Pemberton, who was granted pardon over killing US transgender woman Jennifer Laude, will remain in his detention facility in Camp Aguinaldo while authorities process his release and eventual...
Deportation proceedings vs Pemberton may be finished this weekend, Guevarra says
by Kristine Joy Patag - September 10, 2020 - 6:25pm
Deportation proceedings against US Marine Joseph Scott Pemberton, convicted killer of Filipino transgender woman Jennifer Laude may be finished this weekend, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said.
SC to review 2007 Rules on Writ of Amparo
by Kristine Joy Patag - September 10, 2020 - 5:06pm
The Supreme Court will review its rules on the writ of Amparo, or protection writ, first issued in 2007, Court Administrator Midas Marquez said.
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