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The Department of Justice (DOJ) will file this month before the appropriate court the petition for the declaration of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and New People’s Army (NPA) as terrorist organizations. This will be done on the basis of the order made by President Rodrigo Duterte. Senior…

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A total of 10 associate justices of the Supreme Court are expected to testify against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno during the impeachment hearings at the House of Representatives. According to well-placed sources of The Manila Times inside the high court, six magistrates were expecting to be invited as resource…

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The Supreme Court (SC) associate justice who testified against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno will handle the controversial petition that seeks to stop the one-year extension of martial law in Mindanao. The case filed by Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman and several others was raffled off to SC Associate Justice Noel…

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THE year 2017 is full of controversial issues within the judiciary, affected by the new political mandates of former Davao City Mayor and now President Rodrigo Duterte. The Supreme Court also dealt with issues involving several members, among them the impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. The court…

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THE Supreme Court has ​ordered the release of Aegis Juris Fraternity leader Arvin Balag from detention in the Senate, where he was cited in contempt during the legislative inquiry into the hazing death of UST law freshman Horacio “Atio” Castillo 3rd. ​Th​e Supreme Court en banc​ mandated Balag’s release in…

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The high court has​ordered the release of Aegis Juris fraternity leader Arvin Balag from detention in the Senate where he was cited in contempt during the legislative inquiry into the hazing death of UST law freshman Horacio “Atio” Castillo 3rd. ​Th​e Supreme Court en banc​ mandated Balag’s release in a…

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The Court of Appeals on Monday affirmed the ruling of the Department of Justice (DoJ) in filing charges against four officials of a gun company for the unlawful sale of ammunition which authorities said were used in the bloody Maguindanao massacre in November 2009. The decision of the CA Special…

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The Supreme Court (SC) affirmed with finality its July ruling dismissing the plea of Vice President Leonora “Leni” Robredo’s supporters asking that they be allowed to pay the balance of her counter-protest fee. In a resolution, dated November 7 but released to media recently, the SC sitting as the Presidential…

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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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