CHR says ICC probe an indication of lack of confidence in PHL judicial system

THE PHILIPPINES, through the office of the prosecutor, should prove the capability of its legal system to relax international investigation on its “war on drugs,” the country’s human rights commission head said. Jose Luis Martin C. Gascon, chair of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR), said the International Criminal Court (ICC) would unlikely proceed with […]

Britney Spears announces engagement to boyfriend Sam Asghari 

LOS ANGELES — Pop superstar Britney Spears, who has been fighting a conservatorship that governs her personal life and finances, announced on Sunday that she is engaged to longtime boyfriend Sam Asghari.  The “Stronger” singer posted a video of herself standing next to Mr. Asghari and showing off a shiny ring on her hand. “I can’t f***ing believe it,” she said in the caption, […]

SC says it can’t reverse  Duterte’s decision to withdraw from ICC 

THE COUNTRY’S Highest Court said in a ruling released Wednesday that it is beyond its authority to reverse President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s decision to withdraw the Philippines from the International Criminal Court (ICC).    Nevertheless, the Supreme Court (SC) said the government must still cooperate with the ICC’s investigation on alleged human rights violations in Mr. Duterte’s anti-drug campaign.   The […]

Manila court orders arrest of man behind videos vs Duterte after no-show in hearing  

THE METROPOLITAN Trial Court has ordered the arrest of the man allegedly behind the series of videos linking President Rodrigo R. Duterte and his family to the illegal drug trade after failing to appear in court for the arraignment and preliminary conference on his case.    The court, in an order released on Wednesday, also forfeited the cash bail posted by Peter Joemel “Bikoy” Advincula for his failure to […]

Editorial: Body-worn cameras

The country’s law enforcement finally embraces the use of body-worn cameras (BWCs) after years of public clamor in the wake of alleged human rights violations in the government’s intensified war against illegal drugs. To recall, not long after President Rodrigo Duterte’s impassioned term-starter pronouncements to curb illegal drugs in the country, the body count has […]

Tribunal award ordering Nop Narongdej payment to Nopporn Suppipat reversed by Singapore Court of Appeal

BANGKOK, Jun 30, 2021 – (ACN Newswire via – The Singapore Court of Appeal has rendered the final decision absolving Nop Narongdej of obligation to make compound payments for the purchase of shares in Wind Energy Holding (WEH), on the grounds that the ICC Tribunal award was made in excess of jurisdiction. Mr Pokpak […]

TV host acquitted of libel

THE Supreme Court (SC) has acquitted a radio and television host of libel, reversing an appellate court ruling in 2009. In a Jan. 11 resolution published on Monday, the tribunal said prosecutors failed to prove that journalist Rafael “Raffy” T. Tulfo had acted with malice. Also cleared were the publisher and managing editor of Philippine […]

Bzzzzz: Cebu’s Geraldine Econg applies for SC seat. Lito Osmeña wants his son for city north district, del Mar’s daughter for mayor. Mimo undecided, Cutie firm on House bid.

Wrote ruling that freed Bong SANDIGANBAYAN Associate Justice Geraldine Faith A. Econg — described in a Manila news site as “Cebu-based,” having served in the Cebu Regional Trial Court and Cebu City municipal trial courts – was interviewed via Zoom by the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) Wednesday morning, June 2. She and 14 other […]

FSD Management and Board Suffers Multiple Court Losses as Shareholder Meeting Approaches

TORONTO, May 13, 2021 – (ACN Newswire via – On Monday, May 10, 2021, at the request of Messrs. Anthony Durkacz and Zeeshan Saeed, founding shareholders and members of the group of concerned shareholders (the “Concerned Shareholders”) of FSD Pharma Inc. (NASDAQ: HUGE) (CSE: HUGE) (FSE: 0K9A) (the “Company” or “FSD”), the Ontario Superior […]

Limpag: Jack of all trades

I joined another tennis club today, my second since the pandemic. The first one has sort of gone inactive and since I’ve been playing regularly at this other club, I thought, what the heck, why not join? Might even get a chance to join their summer tournament. One thing though, this whole getting active in […]