Court sought to declare CPP-NPA a terror group

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Category: entertainmentSource: pep pepDec 6th, 2017

Prosecutors request transfer of suspects in Jee Ick Joo’s slay to Angeles City jail

A panel of prosecutors from the Department of Justice (DOJ) has requested the Angeles City Regional Trial Court to transfer the accused in the killing of South Korean businessman Jee Ick Joo from their chosen detention facilities to the Angeles City jail in Pampanga. In an eight-page motion, the prosecutors sought the transfer of Superintendent Rafael Dumlao III, a former official of the Philippine National Police Anti-Illegal Drugs Group (AIDG), Senior Police Officer 3 Ricky M. Sta. Isabel, and Jerry Omlang. Dumlao is currently detained at the Philippine National Police Custodial Center (PNPCC) while Sta. Isabel and Omlang are both at the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI). Al...Keep on reading: Prosecutors request transfer of suspects in Jee Ick Joo’s slay to Angeles City jail.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 27th, 2018

Turkey charges father of NBA’s Kanter as terror group member

ISTANBUL (AP) — A Turkish court has accepted an indictment charging the father of NBA player Enes Kanter with “membership in a terror group,” the country’s official news agency reported Monday (Tuesday, PHL time). The indictment followed an investigation of Mehmet Kanter, and prosecutors planned to seek his conviction and a prison term of five to 10 years at trial, Anadolu Agency said. It’s unclear when the trial in western Tekirdag province would begin. Enes Kanter, who plays for the New York Knicks, is a follower of a U.S.-based Turkish cleric who the government accuses of masterminding a failed military coup in 2016. Cleric Fethullah Gulen has denied the allegation, but tens of thousands of people suspected of ties to his network have been arrested or fired. The elder Kanter, a professor, was purged from public service after the coup attempt and detained for five days last summer. Anadolu said the indictment alleges he contacted some 120 suspects with alleged links to Gulen, including dozens who were said to have communicated through an encrypted messaging application. Enes Kanter, a former Oklahoma City Thunder center, has been a vocal critic of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. His Turkish passport was canceled last year. Prosecutors charged him in December with insulting the president in a series of tweets. They want to try him in absentia and have him sentenced to more than four years in prison, if he is convicted. I will continue to keep fighting for Human Rights and Freedom of Speech Justice and Democracy above all.I will stand for what I believe in.All I’m doing is trying to be voice of innocent people Keep my family,innocent people in your prayers 🙏#DictatorErdogan 🇹🇷@RT_Erdogan — Enes Kanter (@Enes_Kanter) June 18, 2018 “Keep my family, innocent people in your prayers,” the basketball player tweeted Monday (Tuesday, PHL time) with the hashtag “DictatorErdogan.” His Twitter account is withheld in Turkey. Under a state of emergency declared in the aftermath of the coup, Turkey has arrested more than 50,000 and sacked some 110,000 people alleged to have infiltrated state institutions for Gulen. The government said the crackdown was needed to fight alleged acts of terror......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 19th, 2018

CA denies pro-life group s plea vs FDA

MANILA, Philippines – The Court of Appeals junked a petition filed by pro-life group Alliance For the Family Foundation Philippines, Incorporated (ALFI), which sought to stop the Food and Drug Administration Authority (FDA) from certifying 51 contraceptives as safe and non-abortifacient. Associate Justice Nina Antonio Valenzuela of the CA’s former ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 11th, 2018

10 killed as van plows into Toronto crowd

Published: 6:47 a.m., April 24, 2018 | Updated: 11:50 p.m., April 24, 2018 TORONTO, Canada --- Canadian police sought a motive Tuesday for a van attack on a bustling downtown Toronto street that left at least 10 pedestrians dead. The driver of the van, who was arrested, was to appear in court Tuesday at 10 a.m. (1400 GMT | 10 p.m. PHT), Canadian media said. Police said the incident during the busy lunch hour Monday appeared to be deliberate, but that they had not identified a terror link. It took place in broad daylight around 16 kilometers (10 miles) from a conference center hosting a meeting of G7 ministers, but officials said they had no evidence of a link to the event. ...Keep on reading: 10 killed as van plows into Toronto crowd.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 24th, 2018

Former activist lawmaker seeks removal from ‘terror’ list

FORMER congressman and activist Satur Ocampo asked a local court to remove his name from a petition by the Department of Justice (DoJ) to declare him and several other individuals as terrorists. In a 40-page motion filed before the Manila Regional Trial Court Branch 19 earlier this week, Ocampo said that his “arbitrary labelling” as [...] The post Former activist lawmaker seeks removal from ‘terror’ list appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMar 22nd, 2018

READ NAMES HERE | Doubts resonate on vetting of names on DOJ’s terror list

Here is the list prepared by the Department of Justice asking a Manila Regional Trial Court to declare the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People's Army as a terrorist organization along with a host of other organizations and individuals......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsMar 15th, 2018

Palace to UN: Terror tag for rapporteur, others ‘not a witch hunt’

MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang on Saturday assured the United Nations that a government petition recently filed in court seeking to declare 600 alleged com Source link link: Palace to UN: Terror tag for rapporteur, others ‘not a witch hunt’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsMar 11th, 2018

Palace to UN: Terror tag for rapporteur, others ‘not a witch hunt’

MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang on Saturday assured the United Nations that a government petition recently filed in court seeking to declare 600 alleged com.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 10th, 2018

PH seeks terrorist tag for Joma Sison, 648 others

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Justice drew up a list of 461 names and 188 aliases that the government sought to declare as "terrorists" under the Human Security Act, according to a petition filed in a local court. The list includes alleged leaders and members of groups behind ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 9th, 2018

Bail won’t be revoked for 16 cops implicated in Maguindanao massacre

Bail won't be revoked for 16 police officers involved in the 2009 Maguindanao massacre that killed 58 people, 32 of them journalists. The Court of Appeals dismissed the motion filed by government prosecutors that sought the reversal of the decision of the Quezon City Regional Trial Court Branch 221 to grant bail for the officers. In a three-page decision penned by Associate Justice Jhosep Lopez, the CA's former Tenth Division held that government prosecutors failed to raise new grounds and arguments that would warrant the reversal of its decision issued on July 28, 2017. The following 16 police officers were members of the 1508th Provincial Mobile Group (PMG): Insp. Michael...Keep on reading: Bail won’t be revoked for 16 cops implicated in Maguindanao massacre.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2018

9 terror suspects transferred from Davao to Taguig

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 12 Feb) – Seven alleged members of the Islamic State-inspired Maute group and two suspected members of the Abu Sayyaf were transferred on Sunday from Davao City Jail in Maa, Davao City to Camp Bagong Diwa in Bicutan, Taguig City. This after the Supreme Court approved the requests of the Bureau […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2018

SC already ruled that rebellion exists in Mindanao, says Calida

The extension of martial law in Mindanao has already been justified as the Supreme Court(SC) already ruled that President Rodrigo Duterte had "sufficient factual bases" in issuingProclamation No. 216, according to Solicitor General Jose Calida. Calida argued that Congress only extended Duterte's proclamation and that the SC had alreadyruled that the proclamation had sufficient factual basis to show that actual rebellion exists. The SC had received four petitions, all of which sought to declare the extension asunconstitutional argued that there was "no actual rebellion" in Mindanao, Marawi had alreadybeen liberated and that the extension would only lead to human rights violation...Keep on reading: SC already ruled that rebellion exists in Mindanao, says Calida.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 13th, 2018

Long trial expected in declaring CPP-NPA as terror group

MANILA, Philippines — Judicial proceedings to declare the Communist Party of the Philippines and the New People's Army as terrorist groups will take time, th.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 11th, 2018

Petition to declare CPP, NPA terror groups filed this month

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 Assistant State Prosecutor Peter Ong [...] The post Petition to declare CPP, NPA terror groups filed this month appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJan 3rd, 2018

Solons to SC: Why is martial extension longer than original declared period?

"How can a mere extension be inordinately longer than the original proclamation sought to be extended?" This was the question posed by opposition lawmakers led by Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman as they asked the Supreme Court (SC) to declare "null and void" the year-long extension of martial law in Mindanao. According to the lawmakers, extending martial law in Mindanao for another year "defies" the 1987 Constitution's "unmistakable" mandate to limit the duration of military rule. "It stands to reason that any authorized extension must be similarly limited in duration," their 29-page petition stated, explaining that a martial law declaration, as stated in the Constitution, should not ex...Keep on reading: Solons to SC: Why is martial extension longer than original declared period?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 27th, 2017

Court’s terror declaration on communists may bring back Sison to PH–Cayetano

A move by the government to ask the court to declare the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and its armed wing the New People’s Army (NPA) a terrorist organization, could help bring back its founder Jose Maria Sison to the Philippines, according to Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano. Sison, who has been living [...] The post Court’s terror declaration on communists may bring back Sison to PH–Cayetano appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsDec 8th, 2017

Robredo backs Duterte s declaration designating CPP-NPA as terror group

MANILA, Philippines — Vice President Leni Robredo on Wednesday threw her support behind President Rodrigo Duterte’s move to declare the Communist Party of th.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 6th, 2017

Reforms in water supplier sought

TACLOBAN CITY — A group of city village officials and another composed of water suppliers called on members of the board of directors of the Leyte Metropolitan Water District (LMWD) to step down and let Mayor Cristina G. Romualdez appoint LMWD board members. The call was made in light of a Supreme Court ruling that… link: Reforms in water supplier sought.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2017

Promising signs from Bulls young guns

By Steve Aschburner, In time, Zach LaVine’s return, development and eventual career arc will determine to a large extent how successful the Bulls’ Draft Night trade of Jimmy Butler to Minnesota was. For now, and until LaVine suits up this season and beyond, his value to Chicago is strictly to be determined. The two-time NBA Slam Dunk champ is back in the practice gym in his recovery from left knee (anterior cruciate ligament) surgery. Playing 1-on-1 with teammates, working out with the G-League Windy City Bulls in Chicago’s northwest suburbs and improving his timing and his conditioning, LaVine is penciled in to make his season debut before the end of 2017. Meanwhile, though, the Bulls have two other pieces to show from the Butler deal: stretch-four forward Lauri Markkanen and point guard Kris Dunn. Both have offered glimpses of what they can do and how they might fit into the team’s long-term vision that someday won’t prioritize losing. Markkanen, the lanky Finn by way of the University of Arizona, is averaging 13.8 points, 7.6 rebounds and in 30 minutes. He’s putting up 7.2 three-point shots per game and hitting 31.7 percent. His 140 attempts from the arc ranked 14th in the NBA – more than Bradley Beal (126), more than Carmelo Anthony (125) – and Markkanen’s 48 makes are the most by any player in his first 20 games. Dunn, whose disappointing 2016-17 rookie season with Minnesota essentially has gotten a reset, was at 12 ppg, 4.8 rpg and 4.2 apg after having 19 points, five rebounds and five assists in Thursday night's (Friday, PHL time) loss at Denver. The 23-year-old from Providence is shooting 43.2 percent on three-pointers (43.2 percent)  and his steal percentage of 3.8 – an estimate of the percent of opponents’ possessions ending in Dunn steals – ranked No. 1 in the NBA. Their trajectories have been somewhat different so far in 2017-18: Markkanen has been consistent while fighting through a flu bug and some road weariness, while Dunn has played his best most recently. But they’ve both contributed in ways that, aside from the Bulls’ relentless losing, suggests brighter days and in time a positive verdict on that headline-grabbing, bit-spitting trade. Markkanen: Stays cool, likes cold, shoots hot It’s fair to say that the Bulls, when they acquired Markkanen as the No. 7 selection in the Draft last June, got a sleeper. No, literally. That’s about all the 20-year-old native of Vantaa, Finland was able to do after a hectic spring leading up to the draft followed by a tortuous summer at the Las Vegas Summer League and a key role for his home country’s national team in the FIBA Eurobasket 2017 tournament. Markkanen’s single season at Arizona not only acclimated him to the American game, it earned him all-American status and a taste of the NCAA tournament before the Wildcats lost to Xavier. In the Euro competition, he averaged 19.5 points and 5.7 rebounds before heading to Chicago for an early jump on training camp. “When he came over here, he was exhausted,” Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg said. “The week before training camp was completely lost time – he needed to recharge his batteries. So, we really didn’t know what we had. He was still tired when we started camp. We didn’t throw him out there for all the drills, just as part of the process in getting his body back. “But then every time he stepped on the floor, he showed a little more.” First Markkanen demonstrated he would crack the rotation. Then – when forwards Nikola Mirotic (facial injuries) and Bobby Portis (suspension for the punch that caused them) rendered themselves unavailable two days before the season opener – Markkanen was thrust into the starting lineup. Butterflies? Rookie mistakes? Not so much. Markkanen looked almost unflappable in averaging 17.2 points and 9.3 rebounds through his first six appearances, with a high of 25 points at Miami and double-doubles against San Antonio and Atlanta. “We had to adjust our offense,” Hoiberg said, “and put in some new things to try to get him the ball in different spots on the floor, because of his versatility to score.” Justin Holiday was one of the teammates who learned quickly to get the ball more often to the tall blond guy. “He’s playing consistent, and that’s a very mature thing to do in this league,” Holiday said. “What’s maybe surprising is his confidence in shooting the ball. He’s not afraid to shoot it.” Said Markkanen, whose father Pekka lettered at Kansas before returning home to play professionally: “I’m expecting big things from myself. I think that’s what motivates me every day. Whatever I do, I’m not satisfied. So, I try to set higher goals every time I step on the court. Try to do things better. “It’s going to get harder, I know that. I’m trying to face it like any other job. Just go at it positively, fight through it, put the work in, and I think it will work itself out.” At 20 games and counting, Markkanen will soon blow by the 37 he played in college, and the workload probably has something to do with his recent production; in his five most recent games before Thursday (Friday, PHL time), he shot 25.4 percent, including 11-of-39 from the arc. He says he has adjusted from one game to the next – “I don’t want to give my scouting report, but I try to add something new and figure out what they’re going to throw at me,” he said. He even drew praise from the great LeBron James after hitting four three-pointers in the fourth quarter of a preseason game against the Cavaliers. Markkanen hasn’t been fooled by Chicago’s relatively balmy late-autumn weather and has to be one of the few NBA players to welcome winter’s chill (“I’m actually looking forward to snow”). He isn’t flinching from the Bulls’ task at hand, either, which looks longer and more laborious with each lopsided defeat. “I understand this part of a process,” said Markkanen, who would appear to be on his way to the Rising Stars Challenge game at All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles. “We’ve got a young group. We’re having tough times. ... It’s about sticking together and having everyone know that. We can’t afford to not trust or not be a good teammate.” Dunn: Pushing a personal reset button Dunn’s young career was looking a little snakebit. He suffered a concussion in the first game he played for Minnesota in the 2016 Las Vegas Summer League. This time, he had to leave the Bulls’ Vegas entry early to attend to family matters. Then the point guard got hurt in a preseason game against Milwaukee Oct. 7 (Oct. 8, PHL time), winding up with an “open dislocation” of his left index finger. All those setbacks cost Dunn valuable learning time, as far as running first the Wolves’ and then the Bulls’ attacks. He never fully recovered from it last season, sputtering through a rookie season that fell far short of his and others’ expectations. His fellow Class of 2016 draftees had voted him the most likely to snag the Rookie of the Year award, but it went instead to Milwaukee’s Malcolm Brogdon, who’d been chosen in the second round 31 spots after Dunn. This time, Dunn was out of action until Chicago’s fifth regular season game. And the delay showed in his performances: 9.8 points per game, 4.5 rebounds, 3.4 assists, and 38.6 percent shooting in his first eight games. One Bulls insider said Dunn “had a lot going on in his head” from last season’s failures, even as he tried to get traction in Chicago. Said Holiday, 28, who went undrafted and bounced through five organizations in barely three years from 2013 to 2016: “When you’re young, man, everybody’s pushing. Who knows what was going on his head? He might have been trying to be perfect. Sometimes it takes time. It’s a big role. “But he has the confidence to do it, where last year maybe he didn’t have as much confidence. All you can really do is go out and play hard, and if it works out, it works out.” Over Dunn’s past seven games before Thursday (Friday, PHL time), he was a more effective, more efficient player: 13.6 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 5.0 apg, while averaging 2.1 steals and 27.7 minutes. He had made 9-of-15 three-pointers, compared to 6-of-21 to start the season. Already in the five weeks he’s been active, he has played about 30 percent of the total minutes he got in 78 appearances for Minnesota’s Tom Thibodeau. The Bulls have been 3.6 points better when he’s been on the floor, too. That’s not enough to tip outcomes, but keep in mind the Wolves were 2.6 points worse a year ago with Dunn in the game. He played probably his best NBA game Tuesday against Phoenix, scoring 24 points on 10 of 16 shooting with eight assists, four rebounds and four steals. If not for a couple of egregious turnovers among his four, he might have agreed with Hoiberg’s “terrific” assessment. That performance came 48 hours after Dunn had scored two points and missed all six of his field-goal attempts against Miami. Hoiberg sought him out and demanded that the second-year guard play more aggressively, and Dunn proved his coach right. “He called me out,” Dunn said. “When a coach calls you out, you try to play as hard as you can. I had to get through my mind, ‘Go out and play the way I used to play. With that aggression. On defense, on offense. Try to stay down in errors as much as I can and get everybody involved.’ “I want to be an elite point guard one day and I understand, the best point guards don’t make those killer turnovers. If I want to reach my goal, I have to get better each and every day in practice, watch film and, y’know, think a little smarter when you’re playing.” Some have suggested Boston’s Marcus Smart as a legitimate comparison for Dunn, given their defensive aptitudes and challenges both face when shooting from range. Dunn is a huge fan of Smart, but believes he can be a full-service, top-notch playmaker. Mostly, he finally looks comfortable with this reset to his NBA experience. “Individually for me, it is a reset,” Dunn said. “I say this is my first year because I didn’t get too many minutes and I didn’t play the right position in Minnesota. I was a two, a three, sometimes a one. But this is my first year of [regularly] playing the point guard. As a team, we don’t have Jimmy, we don’t have [Rajon] Rondo, we don’t have Dwyane Wade, so we’re all trying to figure it out. Everybody is trying to step up and come together as a unit.” With LaVine’s debut now weeks rather than months away, the Bulls – and their skeptical fans – will be able to more fully judge the yield from that Butler trade. Two out of three so far are giving glimmers of hope. Steve Aschburner has written about the NBA since 1980. You can e-mail him here, find his archive here and follow him on Twitter. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or Turner Broadcasting......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 1st, 2017

SC justice accused of leaking documents

MANILA, Philippines — A civic group on Monday sought the SC to probe one of its justices for allegedly leaking court documents pertinent to the impeachment c.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 27th, 2017