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The Petroleum Distributors and Services Corporation (PDSC) has filed criminal charges against Chevron for allegedly conspiring with the latter’s sister company to manipulate fuel prices. In a complaint filed before the Department of Justice, PDSC Vice President Robert Conrad Limcaco accused the directors and officers of Chevron of engaging in…

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THE Court of Appeals (CA) has junked the case filed against Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corp. (PSPC) which was accused of using fraudulently obtained tax-credit certificates. In a two-page resolution of the Court’s 9th Division on June 3, signed by Associate Justice Socorro Inting, it has affirmed the Manila Court ruling…

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A newspaperman based in Pangasinan who was charged with murder along with Gov. Amado Espino Jr. of the province and Rep. Jesus “Boying” Celeste of the First District of Pangasinan, for allegedly instigating and plotting the killing of Mayor Ruperto Martinez of Infanta, Pangasinan, has failed to secure a writ…

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The Court of Appeals (CA) has prevented the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) from implementing its cease and desist order (CDO) on Camp John Hay Development Corp. (CJHDEVCO), which stopped the said corporation from allegedly selling securities. This was after the CA issued an eight-page decision dismissing the case filed…

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GOVERNMENT authorities apprehended an American operating a nightclub, which fronts for prostitution, and rescued 16 women in Angeles City, Pampanga. According to the Department of Justice- Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking (Iacat), the intensified campaign of the government against human trafficking has caused the arrest of Jonathan Westlie Kelly. Elements from…

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INVESTIGATORS from the Philippines and Taiwan will compare their findings on the May 9 shooting incident in the Balintang Channel, which resulted in the death of 65-year-old Taiwanese fisherman Hung Shih-Cheng. Justice Secretary Leila De Lima said the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) team that conducted the investigation will sit…

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THE Court of Appeals invalidated the Environmental Compliance Certificate issued by the Department of Natural Resources (DENR), including two consecutive amendments issued in connection with the petition filed by several activist party-list groups against the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority, the Redondo Peninsula Energy Inc. (RP Energy), arising from the plans…

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THE Court of Appeals (CA) affirmed a Malacañang ruling dropping the charges of misconduct against Overall Deputy Ombudsman Orlando Casimiro. In a two-page resolution of the Court’s First Division, dated May 23, penned by Associate Justice Rodil Salameda and concurred to by Associate Justices Andres Reyes Jr. and Ramon Bato…

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NEW courts were created in Makati City and the several provinces. This after President Aquino 3rd has signed new laws creating new metropolitan trial court (MTC) branches in Makati City and the regional courts nationwide. Under Republic Act No. 10537, signed by Aquino on May 15 and was published in…

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SUPREME Court justices on Sunday cautioned Justice Secretary Leila De Lima to stop criticizing the courts because she is in no position to review the decisions of magistrates. The justices were angered by de Lima’s recent verbal attacks against the Court of Appeals (CA). The Justice secretary lambasted the appellate…

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