Controversial decision
by Jose C. Sison - May 18, 2018 - 12:00am
The Supreme Court is the court of last resort, the highest court in the country and at the top rung of the Judicial Branch which is a separate and independent branch of the government. Its decisions which have already...
Unacceptable defense
by Jose C. Sison - May 16, 2018 - 12:00am
This is another unique case involving husband and wife.
Institution of moral and academic excellence
by Jose C. Sison - May 11, 2018 - 12:00am
Let me devote this column today to a very significant milestone of an educational institution that has taught and trained more than 400,000 global alumni who are now transforming and leading the communities in which...
Uncorroborated but believable
by Jose C. Sison - May 9, 2018 - 12:00am
Rape is invariably committed with no eyewitnesses around. So the only available evidence for the prosecution is usually the lone testimony of the victim herself.
Change has come
by Jose C. Sison - May 4, 2018 - 12:00am
Change has really come under the Duterte administration.
Weak defense
by Jose C. Sison - May 2, 2018 - 12:00am
Alibi is a weak defense because it is easy to concoct and fabricate.
Unnecessary bill
by Jose C. Sison - April 27, 2018 - 12:00am
The recent news about a decision of the Supreme Court recognizing the divorce obtained abroad by a Filipina from her foreign spouse has been excessively hyped up.
Rare condition
by Jose C. Sison - April 25, 2018 - 12:00am
This case is really quite rare as it involves intersex anatomy that applies to human beings who cannot be classified as male or female because they are afflicted with Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia which is a condition...
For the common good
by Jose C. Sison - April 20, 2018 - 12:00am
Obviously, the diehard supporters and staunch defenders of incumbent President Duterte are relying more on social media to convey their message of admiration and praise for their idol.
Senseless and protracted
by Jose C. Sison - April 18, 2018 - 12:00am
Under Article 36 of the Family Code, a marriage contracted by any party who, at the time of the celebration, was psychologically incapacitated to comply with the essential obligations of marriage may be declared...
Meaning of survey results
by Jose C. Sison - April 13, 2018 - 12:00am
As expected, Duterte’s satisfaction rating remains “very good,” according to the latest survey of the Social Weather Station (SWS).
Futile defense
by Jose C. Sison - April 11, 2018 - 12:00am
One of the common defenses of an accused charged with a crime that causes injury or death to another is lack of intent to kill and it is only due to accident.
Fake news
by Jose C. Sison - April 6, 2018 - 12:00am
We are now really in a state of confusion and uncertainty.
Unavailable remedy
by Jose C. Sison - April 4, 2018 - 12:00am
Pursuant to Article 192 of PD 603, if the court should find that the youthful offender below 21 years old has committed the crime charged against him it may suspend the execution of the sentence and commit such minor...
No probable cause
by Jose C. Sison - March 28, 2018 - 12:00am
This is another case where the probable cause to file charges in court for a crime committed depends merely on circumstantial evidence.
Politically motivated
by Jose C. Sison - March 23, 2018 - 12:00am
The Department of Justice (DOJ) under incumbent Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II, is indeed in hot water right now because of several actions it has taken that appear to be so anomalous or politically motivated and...
Wrong resolution
by Jose C. Sison - March 16, 2018 - 12:00am
Something is really fishy and extremely wrong with the Department of Justice resolution dated Dec. 20, 2017 dismissing the complaint of the Philippine National Police Criminal Investigation and Detection Group against...
Erroneous belief and unavailable defense
by Jose C. Sison - March 14, 2018 - 12:00am
Under Article 247 of the Revised Penal Code, any legally married person who, having surprised his/her spouse in the act of committing sexual intercourse with another person or immediately thereafter, shall kill any...
Wrong move
by Jose C. Sison - March 9, 2018 - 12:00am
The Solicitor General appears to be inordinately construing and overly stretching the interpretation of our laws particularly the Rules of Court (Rule 66) when he filed a Petition for Quo Warranto against Chief Justice...
Killing an unborn child
by Jose C. Sison - March 7, 2018 - 12:00am
Abortion or the killing of the unborn fetus conceived in the womb of a woman is punishable under the Revised Penal Code.
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