Warrants vs activists voided 

THE COURT of Appeals (CA) has set aside search warrants against three detained activists, including one whose daughter died in a hospital while she was in jail.  In a 36-page decision uploaded on the court’s website on Aug. 31, the 12th Division ruled the warrants issued by Quezon City trial court Judge Cecilyn Burgos-Villavert were […]

Help ICC probe of Duterte drug war, DFA told

THE DEPARTMENT of Foreign Affairs (DFA) should help the International Criminal Court (ICC) in its investigation of the Philippine government’s war on drugs, according to a congressman. “We don’t believe the judicial system is working fine,” Party-list Rep. Raoul Danniel A. Manuel told a congressional hearing on Wednesday, noting that families of drug war victims […]

Court rejects plea to suspend ‘pork’ case

THE PHILIPPINES’ anti-graft court has rejected a plea by a businesswoman accused of funneling millions of pesos of congressional funds into fictitious projects to suspend her arraignment.  In a 29-page resolution on Aug. 30, the Sandiganbayan Sixth Division said the charges against Janet Lim-Napoles “sufficiently allege acts constituting malversation through falsification of public documents.”  “There […]

Marcos lawyer shows proof of payment of tax deficiencies, fines

THE LATE dictator’s son Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos, Jr., through his lawyer, presented on Wednesday a government document proving that the presidential candidate settled the deficiencies and fines relating to the unpaid taxes for which he was convicted. In a press conference, lawyer Victor Rodriguez showed a certification issued by a local office of the […]

Supreme Court issues restraining order vs Comelec in favor of senior citizen’s party-list

THE PHILIPPINE Supreme Court on Tuesday issued a temporary restraining order (TRO) against the Commission on Elections (Comelec) after it disqualified a senior citizen party-list group from participating in the May 2022 national and local elections. The Ang Tinig ng Senior Citizens sa Filipinas, Inc., also known as Ang Tinig ng Seniors, filed the petition […]