Philippine DoJ asked to junk kidnapping complaint vs Okada

Lawyers of Japanese billionaire Kazuo Okada have asked government prosecutors in the Philippines to dismiss the kidnapping complaint against him for lack of evidence, according to a statement sent by his camp on Friday.  His lawyers submitted a counter-affidavit that sought to dismiss the complaint for kidnapping and illegal detention during a preliminary investigation at […]

NBI, IBP sign agreement to protect lawyers, judiciary members  

THE National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) and the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) signed a memorandum of agreement on June 25 to strengthen coordination and communication to prevent further attacks against lawyers and members of the judiciary.   In a news release on Tuesday, the NBI said under the agreement, it committed to “provide timely assistance to lawyers, prosecutors, and […]

Human rights groups, family of slain activists list recommendations to Supreme Court on people’s protection 

EIGHT human rights groups and four family members of slain activists have submitted recommendations to the Supreme Court on increasing people’s protection against red-tagging or being labeled as a communist armed rebel, “search warrant factories,” and extrajudicial killings. The recommendations, contained in a May 18 letter, relate to the High Court’s recent condemnation on the […]

Nationwide round-up (03/10/21)

SC tallies cases involving attacks on lawyers, judges THE Supreme Court (SC) has ordered lower courts to provide information on all pending cases involving attacks on judges, prosecutors, and lawyers in the country as part of the response to address growing concern on the safety of members of the judicial sector. The high court issued […]