26.8 C
Friday, January 24, 2020
Home News Top Stories Karapatan runs to Supreme Court

Karapatan runs to Supreme Court


MILITANT groups turned to the Supreme Court on Monday to appeal their case on being tagged as “leftist” after losing in the Court of Appeals (CA).

(From left) Father Wilfredo Ruazol of the Iglesia Filipina Independiente, Jigs Clamor, Maria Sol, Taule, Christina Palabay, and Jose Mari Callueng show the media their petition filed before the Supreme Court on Monday, July 29, 2019. PHOTO BY ENRIQUE AGCAOILI

The groups Karapatan Alliance Philippines Inc., Rural Missionaries of the Philippines Inc., and General Assembly of Women for Reforms, Integrity, Equality, Leadership and Action Inc. filed a petition for review of a certiorari after the CA dismissed their petition for writs of amparo and habeas data.

The groups sought court protection from government “persecution” due to their alleged association with communist rebels.

The appeals court’s 14th Division junked the case on June 28 for lack of merit.

The three groups in their petition named as respondents President Rodrigo Duterte, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr., Presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo, Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff Gen. Benjamin Madrigal Jr., Brig. Gen, Fernando Trinidad, Maj. Gen. Erwin Neri, Maj. Gen. Antonio Parlade Jr., Lt.

Gen. Macairog Sabiniano Alberto, National Intelligence Coordinating Council (NICA) Director General Alex Paul Monteagudo, NICA Deputy Director General Vicente Agdamag, Police Senior Supt. Omega Jireh Fidel, and Undersecretaries Joel Sy Egco, Severo Catura and Lorraine Marie Badoy.

They said the high court should review the CA decision and declare it void “for being an outcome of the CA’s grievous errors, both of judgment and jurisdiction.”

‘NewsHour’ host and debate moderator Jim Lehrer dies at 85

NEW YORK: Jim Lehrer, longtime host of the nightly PBS “NewsHour” whose serious, sober demeanor made him the choice to moderate 11 presidential debates...

Duterte threatens to end PH-US deal over visa cancellation of allied senator

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday threatened to terminate the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) between the Philippines and the United States (US) if Washington does...

Duterte okays probe of Ayala-UP technohub deal

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has given the green light for the review of the lease contract between the Ayala Group and the University of the...

SWS: Filipino families who considered themselves poor up in Q4 of 2019

MORE Filipino families, especially in Metro Manila, considered themselves poor in the last quarter of 2019, according to the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS)...

‘High’ probability of Taal eruption remains despite weakened state — Phivolcs

THE Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said on Thursday that there was still a “high” probability of a “hazardous eruption” by Taal...

Today’s Front Page January 24, 2020

Today’s Front Page January 24, 2020