Sunway RE Capital Expands Student Accommodation Portfolio with New Acquisition of Freehold Purpose-Built Student Accommodation, Green Wood Court, in Southampton, UK

With 233 beds arranged as 217 non en-suites and 16 studios, Green Wood Court has achieved a 100% occupancy rate for the academic year 2022/2023 The freehold Purpose-Built Student Accommodation (“PBSA”), Green Wood Court, is located just a few minutes’ walk from the University of Southampton’s Highfield and Bolderwood campuses with established connection links to […]

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 […]

Group raises pending Supreme Court case on train fares   

A GROUP on Thursday raised a pending case they filed in 2015 before the Supreme Court questioning train fare hikes after a reportedly approved increase for the Light Railway Transit lines (LRT) in Metro Manila.   Carlos I. Zarate, executive vice-president of party-list Bayan Muna, prodded the High Court to rule on the petition to review […]

Philippine court voids oil deal with China, Vietnam

THE PHILIPPINE Supreme Court (SC) has voided a 2005 government deal with China and Vietnam for joint gas and oil explorations in the South China Sea. Voting 12-2 with one abstention, the tribunal had ruled the agreement violated the Constitution for allowing foreigners to explore the country’s natural resources covering 142,886 square kilometers without full […]

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 […]

Cabaero: Case against online bully

A court decision that convicted a man for insulting and threatening a government official in Africa may seem far off from the Philippine setting. Still, it sends cyberbullies and trolls the message that the law can catch up with them. A Dutch Court in The Hague, Netherlands, has found that Abdulkadir Adde, aka Roberto, had […]

Megawide says court affirms dismissal of anti-dummy case

MEGAWIDE Construction Corp. announced on Thursday that it received a court order denying the Lapu-Lapu City prosecutor’s motion for reconsideration in the anti-dummy law violation case filed against the company’s officials. The order, dated Sept. 27, was issued by the Regional Trial Court of Lapu-Lapu City, Branch 53, Megawide said in a statement. The order […]

SC affirms misconduct ruling on ex-Panglao mayor  

THE SUPREME Court (SC) has upheld the Ombudsman’s guilty verdict on a former mayor of Panglao, Bohol for grave misconduct and negligence over a violation of the election appointment ban in 2013.   In a 15-page decision dated July 27 and made public on Oct. 20, the SC Second Division said the Ombudsman correctly ruled that […]

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 […]

Court rejects NTC plea on blocking Bulatlat website

A QUEZON City trial court has rejected a government appeal to set aside a ruling that unblocked’s news website. In a resolution dated Oct. 10 and sent to reporters on Wednesday, the court said blocking the website violated its freedom of speech and of the press. “As a result of the blocking, plaintiff is […]