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THE Supreme Court on Tuesday denied the appeal filed by government lawyers seeking to recall its December 5 order requiring them to submit documents in connection with two consolidated petitions seeking to halt the government’s anti-illegal drug operations. The court, in a ruling from Baguio City, junked the motion for…

INDICATORS OF FRAUD, MARCOS CAMP CLAIMS

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WET and distorted ballots were found inside a ballot box on the first day of the recount or revision of ballots in connection with the electoral protest filed by former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. against Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo. Ballots in four ballot boxes were wet and…

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The Supreme Court (SC), sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), begins today the manual recount of votes cast in three provinces for the vice presidential race in 2016, the results of which were contested by former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. Former Camarines Sur Representative Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo…

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The Supreme Court (SC) has authorized Associate Justice Noel Tijam to scrutinize records of the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) pertinent to the quo warranto petition filed by Solicitor General Jose Calida against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. Tijam was tasked to study the case and write a recommendation whether…

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THE Court of Appeals (CA) has junked a petition of then broadcasters of ABS-CBN led by its chairman and CEO Eugenio “Gabby” Lopez, along with journalists Erwin Tulfo, Linda Jumilla and several others, questioning a ruling of the lower court in connection with a P100-million libel complaint filed by the…

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THE Supreme Court (SC) has suspended a lawyer from the practice of law for a period of two years for violating the lawyer’s oath. In a full court ruling penned by Associate Justice Francis Jardeleza, the SC found lawyer Eligio Mallari guilty of violating the lawyer’s oath; “Canons 10 and…

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THE Supreme Court (SC) has reversed itself and sided with business tycoon Lucio Tan in a long-standing labor dispute with cabin crew of flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL). In a resolution dated March 20, 2018, the Supreme Court en banc ruled to grant the second motion for reconsideration filed by…

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The Department of Justice (DoJ) has ordered the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) to submit all its evidence in the criminal charges it filed against several former government officials in connection with the purchase of Dengvaxia and the implementation of a massive dengue immunization program. The preliminary investigation of…

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The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Thursday issued an Immigration Lookout Bulletin Order (ILBO) against Japanese casino lord Kazuo Okada who is facing criminal complaints before the Prosecutor’s Office in Parañaque and Makati. The order signed by Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre mandated Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente to instruct all immigration…

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