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Aust academic detained in the Philippines

The lawyer for an Australian academic and human rights activist who has been detained in the Philippines has urged the government let him stay in Manila for the sake of his health. Professor Gill B.....»»

Category: newsSource: manilanews manilanewsAug 10th, 2018

Aust activist, 84, due back from Manila

An 84-year-old Australian human rights activist who spent six nights detained at an international airport in the Philippines is due to arrive in Sydney. NSW professor Gill Boehringer will arrive on.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsAug 15th, 2018

Aust activist, 84, due back from Manila

An 84-year-old Australian human rights activist who spent six nights detained at an international airport in the Philippines is due to arrive in Sydney. NSW professor Gill Boehringer will arrive on Source link link: Aust activist, 84, due back from Manila.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 15th, 2018

Aust activist remains at Manila airport

An 84-year-old Australian human rights activist remains detained at Manila's international airport, nearly a week after he was first barred from entering the Philippines. NSW professor Gill Bo.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsAug 13th, 2018

84yo Aust activist detained in Philippines

An 84-year-old Australian activist has been detained in the Philippines after being 'blacklisted' because he attended a rally in the country nearly three years ago. The Bureau of Immigrat.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsAug 10th, 2018

Father arrested for raping daughter

      MANILA, Philippines---The long arm of the law finally caught up with a wanted man following his arrest by the police in Bugasong, Antique for allegedly raping her 16-year-old daughter in Pasig City. The 44-year-old suspect, who is also the third most wanted person of the Eastern Police District (EPD), was arrested on Friday, Dec. 14, after continuous manhunt operation through the help of his relative who gave information on his whereabouts. The rape allegedly happened last year in Pasig City, according to a report from the EPD on Tuesday. Police said the suspect will be temporarily detained at the Pasig City Police Station. /jpv...Keep on reading: Father arrested for raping daughter.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 18th, 2018

De Lima hits PAO over slow release of ‘petty’ criminals

MANILA, Philippines --- Prisoners are humans entitled to rights, Senator Leila de Lima underscored on Monday as she lambasted the Public Attorney's Office (PAO) for its low resolution of petitions for detainees entitled to release from prison under a new law adjusting penalties for light offenses.   Just like the administration's "sham drug war," De Lima said this was a "mockery of our justice system."   "Ano'ngginagawani Atty. Persida Acosta at ng PAOsakanilangmandatosailalimng RA 10951? How could they sleep at night knowing that only two (2) out of 862 qualified prisoners have been released since the passage of said law a little over a year ago?" the detained ...Keep on reading: De Lima hits PAO over slow release of ‘petty’ criminals.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 17th, 2018

UAAP: Winning Maroons join rainy UP Lantern Parade

The rain did not bother the UAAP Season 81 men's basketball runners-up as the Fighting Maroons participated in the annual Lantern Parade Friday at the University of the Philippines in Diliman. Seven members of the history-making team namely UAAP Season 81 MVP Bright Akhuetie, Jun Manzo, Javi Gomez de Liano, Janjan Jaboneta, Gelo Vito, Diego Dario, and Will Gozum rode a truck that slowly went around the campus' massive academic oval. During the ride, they took selfies with fans along the road. Happening now: #UAAPSeason81 silver medalists UP MBT participating in the annual Lantern Parade. Players are riding a truck as they take selfies with fans around the academic oval. @abscbnsports pic.twitter.com/cIQ5wXJ3Fr — Danine Cruz (@the9cruz) December 14, 2018 UP MBT's turn to be introduced in the Quezon Hall. Several fans still showed up to witness the team despite the rainy weather. @abscbnsports pic.twitter.com/VuaNR1MjSl — Danine Cruz (@the9cruz) December 14, 2018 It was drizzling the whole afternoon but the players and fans still continued the parade. The crowd chanted 'Atin 'To!' and 'UP Fight' while the drummers kept hitting their signature beats just a few vehicles away from the basketball team's truck. The participation of the team in the yearly tradition of the community is in celebration of the men's basketball program ending a 32-year medal drought in men's basketball. "Sobrang sarap ng feeling. At least for one last time lalo na ngayong Pasko na nakita namin yung buong community, na kahit umuulan andito pa rin para sa amin, todo suporta pa rin. We are really blessed as a team and as individuals to have this opportunity and probably this is the best UP experience for me if you're gonna ask me," said graduating player Gelo Vito. "It's really a blessing, may mga naririnig pa nga ako na may dumayo pa from UP Baguio to be here," added Vito. Akhuetie was thrilled to see the warm reception from UP supporters. "It's awesome. I can't wait to make these guys proud by getting the championship. Look at the hearts these people are pouring out. There is nothing you can do for them that can be too much. Despite the weather, the rain and all, they still showed up." However, Akhuetie expressed that despite the love they have been getting from the community, a bridesmaid finish is not enough. "I just couldn't get it in my head that 'Oh okay, for them to be this happy, I've done enough' I still feel we have to do more so I like it, it's okay but I'm not carried away by it," he said. Aside from the basketball team, the men's track and feld team, which ended a 36-year title drought, also had their own truck to celebrate the achievement. Aside from the UP MBT, the track and field team also has a truck of their own in the Lantern Parade. The team ended a 36 year title drought in the #UAAPSeason81. @abscbnsports pic.twitter.com/Rx2S2noGH0 — Danine Cruz (@the9cruz) December 14, 2018.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 14th, 2018

No persecution in ‘pork barrel’ scam cases during Aquino admin – De Lima

MANILA, Philippines --- "I don't know what their definition of political persecution is."   Detained Senator Leila de Lima had this to say as "sympathetic lawmakers," including those with pending plunder cases in relation with the "pork barrel" scam, celebrate the acquittal of former Senator Bong Revilla and "cry political persecution from the previous administration."   In a dispatch from Camp Crame in Quezon City, De Lima, who was Justice Secretary at the time of Revilla's arrest and detention for his plunder and graft cases, noted Monday the Aquino administration "never resorted to public vilification or character assassination of any of those under investigation...Keep on reading: No persecution in ‘pork barrel’ scam cases during Aquino admin – De Lima.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 10th, 2018

De Lima: Revilla s acquittal sends wrong signal

MANILA, Philippines – Detained opposition Senator Leila de Lima on Saturday, December 8, expressed disbelief over the recent decision of the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan to acquit former senator Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr of plunder charges related to the multi-billion-peso pork barrel scam . De Lima said in a statement sent from her detention cell on Saturday that the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 8th, 2018

Sandiganbayan orders release of Revilla from detention

MANILA, Philippines --- The Sandiganbayan First Division ordered the release of former Senator Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr. from detention, as it approved his posting of bail hours after his acquittal from plunder charges. With this, the warrant of arrest it issued against Revilla last June 19, 2014 was "recalled and further declared no force and effect". However, a copy of the decision should first reach the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG), before Revilla is allowed to leave the Philippine National Police (PNP) Custodial Center in Camp Crame, Quezon City where he has been detained since 2014. Revilla earlier posted a bail of P480,000, or P30,000 for each of the 16 cas...Keep on reading: Sandiganbayan orders release of Revilla from detention.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 7th, 2018

De Lima to CA: Stop convicts from testifying against me in drug case

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED – Reverse a ruling that denied her plea to disqualify 13 convict-witnesses from testifying against her in connection with illegal drug trading charges filed by the justice department. This was what detained Senator Leila de Lima asked the Court of Appeals (CA) last week. De Lima asserted in ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 26th, 2018

SC orders Muntinlupa court: Allow media access to De Lima hearings

MANILA, Philippines – The Supreme Court (SC) has ordered the Muntinlupa Regional Trial Court (RTC) to allow media access to the ongoing hearings of detained opposition Senator Leila de Lima , who is on trial for 3 counts of conspiracy to commit illegal drug trade. “The Branch Clerk of Court ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2018

Cops nab 2 men trailing NUPL convoy in Sipalay

SIPALAY CITY, Negros Occidental --- Two men suspected to be military personnel in plainclothes were detained in Sipalay City, Negros Occidental on Saturday evening after one of them was found to be armed with a handgun near the wake of slain human rights lawyer Benjamin Ramos Jr. Members of the Sipalay City Police Station found one of the men carrying an Armed Forces of the Philippines identification card bearing the name of Cpl. Rodolfo Alemen Jr. The other man did not have any identification documents. They refused to answer questions from the INQUIRER. Lawyers belonging to the National Union of People's Lawyers (NUPL) and members of militant organizations sought police...Keep on reading: Cops nab 2 men trailing NUPL convoy in Sipalay.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 17th, 2018

Too old for jail? At least 4,500 senior citizens incarcerated in PH

MANILA, Philippines – Old age does not give anyone an instant pass to skip detention and jail time. In the Philippines, some 4,500 senior citizens, or persons at least 60 years old, remain detained for alleged and already proven crimes, data from holding institutions obtained by Rappler show. According to data ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 13th, 2018

Ladlad s wife apologizes to PNP chief for wanting to see her husband

The wife of National Democratic Front of the Philippines consultant Vicente Ladlad, who was blocked by police personnel as she was attempting to force her way to see her detained husband, apologizes to Police chief Director General Oscar Albayalde.   Source link link: Ladlad's wife apologizes to PNP chief for wanting to see her husband.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 10th, 2018

4th judge in De Lima case inhibits

MANILA, Philippines – The already slow case progress of detained Senator Leila de Lima hit another snag after Muntinlupa Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 206 Judge Lorna Navarro Domingo inhibited from the senator’s trial. Domingo – the  4th judge in one year and 9 months to inhibit from hearing De Lima's case – acted on the  ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 6th, 2018

De Lima runs to Ombudsman: DOJ use of convicts as witnesses illegal

MANILA, Philippines – Detained Senator Leila de Lima ran to the Office of the Ombudsman to file a complaint against former justice secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II and his successor, Secretary Menardo Guevarra, for using convicts as state witnesses in the drug case against her. De Lima filed ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 6th, 2018

Taxi driver arrested for raping live-in partner s daughter

MANILA, Philippines – Police arrested Tuesday, October 31, a taxi driver from San Juan City accused of raping the 10-year-old daughter of his live-in partner. The suspect Michele "Michael" Obsequias was captured in his residence and was immediately detained at the San Juan Police police headquarters, said Senior Superintendent Dindo ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 31st, 2018

Manila cop rapes teener after promising freedom for her detained parents

MANILA, Philippines – A Manila cop was arrested for allegedly raping the 15-year-old daughter of detained drug suspects. According to Metro Manila top cop Chief Superintendent Guillermo Eleazar , Manila Police District (MPD) cop Police Officer I Eduardo Valencia brought the minor to a Sta Mesa motel after her parents ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 29th, 2018

17 ASEAN schools in top 100 QS Asian university rankings for 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Sixteen schools in 6 Southeast Asian countries made it to the top 100 of the 2019 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Asia University Rankings released Wednesday, October 24. Only Singapore had academic institutions in the top 10, as the National University of Singapore and Nanyang Technological University ranked 1st and 3rd, respectively. Among member countries of ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 25th, 2018