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They sold generators worth P1.2 million without authority from the defense secretary

Posted on May 30, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Institutions, Justice & Human Rights, Justice System, Sectors, The Judiciary

Once you make exceptions where do you draw the line? Has our penal system become a joke for wealthy inmates?

Posted on May 28, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Charlson Ong, Justice & Human Rights, Politics, Sectors, Voices

Members of the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) said that from 39, the list of applicants to the post of Ombudsman is now down to 26.

Posted on May 23, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Institutions, Justice & Human Rights, Justice System

Last week, for three consecutive days, 19 justices, judges and lawyers vying for the Supreme Court experienced an American Idol moment.

Posted on May 23, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Blogs, Justice & Human Rights, Marites Dañguilan-Vitug, Sectors

‘I’m independent,’ he says

Posted on May 20, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Institutions, Justice & Human Rights, Justice System, Politics, Sectors

JBC grills aspiring Supreme Court justices

Posted on May 19, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Health, Institutions, Justice & Human Rights, Justice System, Sectors, The Judiciary

Lawyer Ernesto “Jun” Francisco has admitted that he once played in a corrupt culture. As a former lawyer in one of the country’s biggest firms, he once bribed judges and saw prostitutes being “raffled off” to hearing officers.

Posted on May 13, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Institutions, Justice & Human Rights, Justice System, People, Politics, Profiles, Sectors

Jose Manuel Diokno, son of human rights champion Jose “Pepe” Wright Diokno, is one of the late senator’s ten children with his wife Carmen Icasiano Diokno. He is also said to be one of the lawyers being considered for the position vacated by resigned Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez.

Posted on May 13, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Institutions, Justice & Human Rights, Justice System, People, Politics, Profiles

The Supreme Court magistrate who administered the presidential oath for President Aquino is one of those being considered as the next Ombudsman.

Posted on May 13, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Institutions, Justice & Human Rights, Justice System, People, Politics, Profiles

The Garcia plea bargain deal poisons the entire truth-finding process set up by the most transparency-obsessed Constitution we have ever had. The deal is a cyanide pill to finding out who robbed our soldiers blind.

Posted on May 11, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Justice & Human Rights, Politics, Sectors, Theodore Te, Voices

Court says it’s enough that Garcia returned about P50 M deposits, some properties

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