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SC spokesman insists justices received Ombudsman plea last year before they stopped House impeachment MANILA, Philippines – Supreme Court spokesman Midas Marquez today insisted that the justices received a copy of the controversial Ombudsman petition September last year before they decided to stop the impeachment proceedings against her. Grilled on dzMM this morning by Ted [...]

Posted on March 8, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Justice & Human Rights

MANILA, Philippines– Over-all Deputy Ombudsman Orlando Casimiro approved last Tuesday, March 2, a resolution denying the motion for reconsideration filed by former  Iloilo Governor Niel Tupas Sr. in relation to graft charges filed against the latter. The charges against Tupas emanate from the allegedly fraudulent grant of a sand and gravel quarrying permit by the [...]

Posted on March 4, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Congress, Institutions, Justice & Human Rights, The Legislature

MANILA, Philippines – This is a copy of the delivery receipt which indicates the dates individual justices of the Supreme Court received copies of the petition filed before the court by Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez (G.R. No. 193459) in September 2010. Newsbreak cited this receipt earlier, in its report, “SC justices reveal haste in Ombudsman vote,”which cited [...]

Posted on March 2, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Downloads, Institutions, Justice & Human Rights, Justice System, The Judiciary

Still no charges filed with Sandiganbayan against those involved in fertilizer scam and the Mega Pacific case despite the recommendations of her own field investigators

Posted on March 2, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Justice & Human Rights

After reading the decision of the honorable court, especially the concurring opinion of Senior Associate Justice Carpio, I was startled by the revelations he made.

Posted on February 25, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Congress, Institutions, Justice & Human Rights, Politics, The Legislature

“Wala na ito, pare. There is a program to eat me.”

Posted on February 8, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Defense & Security, Justice & Human Rights

More than one year after the Maguindanao massacre, tales of horror continue to haunt the families and friends left behind by those who died. Court testimonies, told in graphic detail, seem to kill them once again.

Posted on January 17, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Justice & Human Rights, Media, Multimedia, Sections, Sectors

June 30, 1991 The night of the murders. Estrellita Vizconde, 47, and her daughters Carmela, 18, and Jennifer, 7, are murdered in their residence at Vinzons Street, BF Homes Subdivision, Parañaque City. Estrellita sustain 13 stab wounds while her daughters Carmela and Jennifer suffered 17 and 19 stab wounds, respectively. There are indications that Carmela [...]

Posted on December 14, 2010   |   CATEGORY: Institutions, Justice & Human Rights, Justice System, The Judiciary, Timeline

Manila, Philippines – President Aquino on Friday, December 10, announced that he will order the justice department to withdraw cases filed against the Morong 43. “We recognize that their right to due process was violated,” Aquino said at an event held in Malacanang Palace to commemorate Human Rights day. Aquino also revealed that he has [...]

Posted on December 10, 2010   |   CATEGORY: Justice & Human Rights, Justice System, Politics, The Presidency

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima expressed concern over attempts by some quarters to cover up for the officials involved in the Maguindanao massacre.

Posted on November 24, 2010   |   CATEGORY: Institutions, Justice & Human Rights, Media, Sectors

In the Ampatuan murder trial, there is a clamor for live coverage because distrust of government — or in this specific case, the courts — is high. Dilatory tactics and questionable rulings are common, bribery and intimidation are often part of the behind-the-scenes maneuverings.

Posted on November 24, 2010   |   CATEGORY: Blogs, Chay Florentino-Hofileña, Justice & Human Rights, Media, Sectors
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