Arroyo camp cites Enrile bail in house arrest plea

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The lawyers of former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo have cited before the Sandiganbayan the Supreme Court’s (SC) decision granting bail to Senator Juan Ponce Enrile, among other reasons, in their pending petition for house arrest. In a reply to the...

Govt lawyers oppose Bong Revilla’s request for furlough

MANILA (Mabuhay) – State lawyers handling the case of detained Senator Ramon Bong Revilla Jr. on Thursday asked the Sandiganbayan to reject Revilla’ request to attend the high school graduation of his daughter, saying to do so is tantamount to special treatment. “If this...

US Marine offered plea deal

PHL court gives L/Cpl Pemberton chance to avoid murder trial that could net him 40 years in jail Olongapo , Philippines |AFP| – A Philippine court on Tuesday offered a plea bargain to a US marine accused of murdering a transgender Filipina, according to lawyers, in a case that...

No plea for ex-CJ Renato Corona in tax evasion cases

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Former Chief Justice Renato Corona refused to enter a plea for six counts of tax evasion leveled against him before the Court of Tax Appeals. Corona kept his silence so the court entered a not guilty plea in his behalf. The government filed 12 counts of...

Jinggoy lawyers block AMLC report

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The lawyers of detained Senator Jinggoy Estrada on Monday blocked the testimony of a bank investigator of the Anti-Money Laundering Council, saying the prosecution violated the rules of law. The hearing, the first since the Fifth Division attempted to recuse...

Supreme Court opens new email addresses for public inquiries

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Effective this week, the Supreme Court has added five new email addresses to respond to queries from the public. In a post on Twitter, the high court said the new email addresses were added on Monday, Nov. 3. These new addresses are “based on the...

PNoy’s ‘siege on judiciary’ is ‘threat to democracy,’ legal alliance says

MANILA (Mabuhay) — An alliance of lawyers, law students and judicial independence advocates on Friday called for a stop on what they labeled as the administration’s “siege on the judiciary,” describing President Benigno Aquino III’s recent actions...

SC unanimously junks Tubbataha plea

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Supreme Court has unanimously dismissed a petition seeking the issuance of a writ of kalikasan over the grounding of a US Navy minesweeper in the Tubbataha Reef in January 2013. SC Public Information Office chief and spokesman Theodore Te said the...

Aquino approves bounty for EDSA ‘hulidap’ cops

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III has approved the release of reward money for the arrest of the policemen involved in the kidnap-extortion incident on EDSA, Interior Secretary Mar Roxas said. Roxas said Aquino has approved the release of the bounty, but government...

Lawyers group files raps vs. Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano, wife over overpriced multicabs

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A lawyers group on Wednesday filed criminal charges with the Office of the Ombudsman against Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano and his wife, Taguig Mayor Lani Cayetano over various alleged anomalies, including the purchase of overpriced multicabs. In an interview,...
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