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SC ruling rebukes Duterte for disdaining the ICC
by Satur C. Ocampo - July 24, 2021 - 12:00am
The over-a-hundred-page ruling had been adopted unanimously by the 15 members of the Supreme Court on March 16, but was released to the media only last Wednesday (July 21).
Justice for those killed in search warrant abuses
by Satur C. Ocampo - July 17, 2021 - 12:00am
Last week, the Supreme Court made public its amended rules on search warrant issuances and search operations, aimed at ending the abuses by law enforcers that have resulted in the killing of dozens and arrest of...
Global rights watchdogs tag Duterte as violator
by Satur C. Ocampo - July 10, 2021 - 12:00am
Going into its last year in office – with President Duterte saying he’s “somewhat sold on the idea” of running for vice president in next year’s elections – his government has...
Arming civilians as ‘force multipliers’
by Satur C. Ocampo - July 3, 2021 - 12:00am
"If you have this coalition, you have a list of people who are there and can arm themselves. I will order the police. If you are qualified, get a gun and help us enforce the laws.”
ICC may use Duterte’s statements against him
by Satur C. Ocampo - June 26, 2021 - 12:00am
The International Criminal Court is “bulls**t.” It is composed of “white people” from “colonizer” countries… “Why would I defend or face an accusation before white...
ICC probe on ‘drug war’ must be pursued
by Satur C. Ocampo - June 19, 2021 - 12:00am
It was only a preliminary examination.
With peace accord stalled, unrest besieges Colombia
by Satur C. Ocampo - June 12, 2021 - 12:00am
In the past six weeks, in a country half the world away from us but in a similar situation, mass protests have been continuing nationwide to this day.
Duterte airs questionableview on drug-war killings
by Satur C. Ocampo - June 5, 2021 - 12:00am
A potentially positive turn” was how I described last week the decision by new PNP chief Gen. Guillermo Eleazar to turn over certain records of police operations in the Duterte government’s “war...
Leonen impeachment junking a positive turn
by Satur C. Ocampo - May 29, 2021 - 12:00am
The unanimous vote to dismiss the impeachment complaint against Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen may be seen as a positive turn thrice over: for the Supreme Court, for Congress (the House of Representatives...
SC actions awaited on 2 critical matters
by Satur C. Ocampo - May 22, 2021 - 12:00am
Hopefully in the next few months the Supreme Court will come up with definite actions on two interrelated matters brought before it, in accordance with its mandate under the Constitution as the ultimate protector...
How will the SC rule on the anti-terror law?
by Satur C. Ocampo - May 15, 2021 - 12:00am
Last Wednesday the Supreme Court wound down the oral arguments, which began in February, on the 37 petitions opposing the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 for being unconstitutional.
Vaccine patents protection should be waived
by Satur C. Ocampo - May 8, 2021 - 12:00am
Since last October, about 100 developing countries led by India and South Africa have been pressing the World Trade Organization to waive the protection on the patents and trade secrets of COVID-19 vaccines.
Refusing to forget Jonas
by Satur C. Ocampo - May 1, 2021 - 12:00am
Aktibista ako!” cried the young man as four armed men and a woman seized him, while he was having lunch at a fastfood place in a busy mall in Quezon City.
Community pantries don’t need military ‘help’
by Satur C. Ocampo - April 24, 2021 - 12:00am
Like all good ideas whose time has come, the Maginhawa community pantry in Quezon City has been replicating everywhere, not only in Metro Manila but in many areas of Luzon and the Visayas.
Presidential will needed against China incursions
by Satur C. Ocampo - April 17, 2021 - 12:00am
Smugness, or a misplaced sense of self-satisfaction despite the swelling discontent expressed by various sectors, has generally characterized President Duterte’s administration as it deals, or fails to deal,...
Nini Quezon-Avanceña, a feisty fighter, turns 100
by Satur C. Ocampo - April 10, 2021 - 12:00am
Soft-spoken yet a feisty fighter for human rights, social justice and peace, Nini Quezon-Avanceña turned 100 years old yesterday.
Positive steps to address extrajudicial killings
by Satur C. Ocampo - March 27, 2021 - 12:00am
Fourteen years ago, alarmed by the mounting incidences of extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances in the country under the Gloria M. Arroyo administration, the Supreme Court, then headed by Chief Justice...
Positive steps to address extrajudicial killings
by Satur C. Ocampo - March 27, 2021 - 12:00am
Fourteen years ago, alarmed by the mounting incidences of extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances in the country under the Gloria M. Arroyo administration, the Supreme Court, then headed by Chief Justice...
SC pressed to protect people’s rights, freedoms
by Satur C. Ocampo - March 20, 2021 - 12:00am
Amid the national outrage and international concern raised over the March 7 “Bloody Sunday” killing of nine activists in the Southern Tagalog region, urgent calls are being addressed to the Supreme Court...
‘Something’s terribly wrong’
by Satur C. Ocampo - March 13, 2021 - 12:00am
An ecumenical group of influential religious leaders has signed a strong statement that sounded a clear call to the people to oppose the Duterte government’s unrelenting attacks on unarmed activists.
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