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THE Department of Justice (DOJ) has filed inciting to rebellion charges against the widow of a slain Islamist leader for recruiting fighters to reinforce the Maute terrorists in Marawi City. Karen Aizha Hamidon, 36, was charged with 295 counts of inciting to rebellion under Article 138 of the Revised Penal…

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Criminal charges were filed by the Department of Justice (DoJ) against trader George Sycip, son of the late tycoon Washington Sycip, and officers and members of Alliance International Inc. (Alliance), a tuna canning firm, for violation of Sections 74 and 75, in relation to Section 144 of the Corporation Code…

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The Court of Appeals has cleared business tycoon Roberto Ongpin of insider trading raps involving Philex Mining shares in 2009, setting aside a P174-million fine imposed by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). In a 29-page decision issued on December 1, 2017, the court’s Former Special 13th Division dismissed the…

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Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on Thursday urged justices, judges and court personnel to continue with their work despite the continuing impeachment process against her at the House of Representatives. At the 14th Metrobank Foundation Professorial Lecture on “Judicial Accountability and Disciplinary Action Now and Beyond,” the chief…

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The Supreme Court (SC) will begin in February 2018 the recount of votes in connection with the election protest filed by former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. against Vice President Leni Robredo. The poll protest and the recount of ballots shall cover the three pilot provinces of Camarines Sur, Iloilo…

ASSOCIATE JUSTICE URGES CJ SERENO

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Supreme Court (SC) Associate Justice Noel Tijam on Sunday urged Chief Justice Lourdes Sereno to show up at the hearing conducted by the House Committee on Justice in connection with the impeachment complaint filed against her. The chief justice, being the head of the third branch of government, must…

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THE COURT of Appeals has paved the way for the continuation of the trial of a tabloid columnist and his editors for libel for publishing an article that linked Manila police officer Rosalino Ibay Jr. to the illegal drug trade. In a nine-page decision penned by Associate Justice Jane Aurora…

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The Department of Justice (DoJ) on Thursday warned the public anew against a scam wherein unscrupulous individuals use the name of Cabinet officials. Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre 2nd himself made the warning as he disclosed that even the name of Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea was used for unauthorized solicitations oy…

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The Department of Justice (DoJ) has formed a task force to handle charges lodged by the Philippine National Police- Counter Intelligence Task Force (PNP-CITF) against erring policemen. In Department Order 697 dated October 25, Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre 2nd tapped 14 prosecutors to conduct preliminary investigations on the cases filed…

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The Supreme Court (SC) en banc on Tuesday allowed justices and court officials to testify in the hearings on the impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno at the House of Representatives. The high court, minus Sereno, voted unanimously to allow Associate Justices Teresita Leonardo-de Castro, Francis Jardeleza and…

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