Google loses bid to block Indian Android antitrust ruling in major setback

NEW DELHI – Google on Thursday lost its fight in India’s Supreme Court to block an antitrust order, in a major setback that will force the US tech giant to change the business model of its popular Android operating system in a key growth market. The Competition Commission of India (CCI) ruled in October that Google, which is owned by Alphabet Inc., exploited its dominant position in Android and told […]

Ex-Leyte rep, TRC official found guilty of corruption over PDAF funds 

THE PHILIPPINES’ anti-graft court has convicted of graft a former representative of Leyte and an executive of the defunct Technology and Resource Center (TRC) over the release of P24.2 million for fictitious government projects.   In a 52-page decision on Jan. 9, the Sandiganbayan First Division sentenced former Leyte 3rd District representative Eduardo K. Veloso and […]

EXPLAINER: Lapu-Lapu ex-mayor Arturo Radaza argued he had no part in awarding P83.9M streetlamps contract and the government didn’t suffer loss or injury. Sandiganbayan struck down his defenses.

FORMER Lapu-Lapu City mayor Arturo O. Radaza was among 13 Lapu-Lapu City and Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) officials who were convicted of corruption by the Sandiganbayan in connection with the P83.935 million purchase of 199 decorative street lamps for the 2007 Asean Summit held in Cebu last January 9-15, 2007. His participation, […]

EXPLAINER: How Sandiganbayan shot down Tining Martinez’s claim of inordinate delay, Paz Radaza’s ‘no conspiracy’ argument. Ruling on motions for recon cites ‘Bogo triumvirate’ and paper trail that led to conviction of Clavel Martinez, seven others.

WHAT JUST HAPPENED. News media reported Monday, November 28, 2022, that the Sandiganbayan rejected separate motions for reconsideration filed by seven persons convicted of graft and malversation involving P24.4 million pork barrel allotted for the GSP Cebu Council in 2002-2003. Last May 17, 2022, the anti-graft court convicted seven of nine accused of corruption and […]

Supreme Court working with DICT to enhance teleconference hearings

THE JUDICIARY is working closely with the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) to improve its use of online platforms for court hearings and other proceedings, Supreme Court (SC) judges said on Wednesday.   “With the use of technology, our processes… and even the organizational structure of the different offices of the judiciary are being […]

Marcos names new justices of appellate, tax appeals courts

PRESIDENT Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. has appointed new members of the Court of Appeals (CA) and Court of Tax Appeals (CTA), according to the presidential palace Selma Palacio-Alaras and Wilhelmina Jorge-Wagan had been named associate justices of the appellate court, acting Press Secretary Cheloy Velicaria-Garafil said in a statement on Thursday. The two replaced former […]

Anti-graft court drops case vs former first gentleman in helicopter contract

THE PHILIPPINES’ anti-graft court has dropped the case against former first gentleman Jose Miguel T. Arroyo relating to the procurement of secondhand choppers by the police force in 2009.   In a three-page resolution dated September 21 and made public on Sept. 22, the Sandiganbayan Seventh Division ordered Mr. Arroyo’s exclusion from the case in compliance […]