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DOJ reinvestigates Lim, Espinosa drug cases

DOJ reinvestigates Lim, Espinosa drug cases.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource: pep pepApr 12th, 2018

DOJ reopens probe on dismissed Kerwin Espinosa case

The Department of Justice yesterday reopened the preliminary investigation of the cases against self-confessed drug trafficker Kerwin Espinosa, his alleged supplier Peter Lim and eight others......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 12th, 2018

Prosecutors in Kerwin Espinosa, Peter Lim drug cases defended

MANILA, Philippines — Government prosecutors yesterday rallied behind their colleagues in the Department of Justice (DOJ) who are in hot water for junking th.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 4th, 2018

Suspension of prosecutors in Kerwin, Lim drug cases sought

MANILA, Philippines — Justice department prosecutors who cleared Peter Lim, Peter Co, Kerwin Espinosa and several others of drug charges may be suspended whi.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 28th, 2018

DOJ chief orders vacating of prosecutors’ dismissal of drug raps vs Kerwin Espinosa et.al

Amid the heat generated by a prosecution panel's earlier dismissal of drug-related cases against Kerwin Espinosa and several others, Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre has ordered the controversial decision vacated, to allow for the submission of more evidence by both sides......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsMar 20th, 2018

Aguirre: Drug case vs alleged drug lords not ‘back to zero’

Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II said on Tuesday that he has issued an order "vacating the dismissal" of the drug case against Kerwin Espinosa, Peter Lim, and several others.   "The case is now wide open for the submission of evidence by both parties,' Aguirre said in a Palace briefing.   The DOJ chief said he has created a new panel that would review the resolution dismissing the drug cases against Espinosa, Lim and their cohorts.   READ: Aguirre forms panel to review dismissed drug cases vs Lim, Kerwin   According to Aguirre, the panel would handle the motion for reconsideration filed by the police last month. &nb...Keep on reading: Aguirre: Drug case vs alleged drug lords not ‘back to zero’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 20th, 2018

Peter is out. Kerwin is out. How about me? De Lima asks court

    Detained Senator Leila de Lima has taken steps to turn the tables against the Department of Justice (DOJ) by using its arguments to dismiss the drug cases against Peter Lim and Kerwin Espinosa to reverse her indictment.   De Lima's camp on Friday said an Omnibus Motion was filed before the Muntinlupa Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branches 205 and 206 to challenge the new charges provided in the new case information (charge sheet) filed by the DOJ.   The DOJ initially indicted De Lima for illegal drug trading, or violation of Section 26(b) of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.   In the amended charge sh...Keep on reading: Peter is out. Kerwin is out. How about me? De Lima asks court.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 16th, 2018

Duterte promotes DOJ prosecutor who cleared suspects in big drug cases

MANILA, Philippines – Aristotle Reyes, one of the two Department of Justice (DOJ) prosecutors who dismissed the drug charges against Peter Lim, Kerwin Espinosa, and their accomplices, is now a regional trial court (RTC) judge. Reyes, who earlier also cleared customs officials of liabilities in the smuggling of P6.4-billion worth of shabu from ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 15th, 2018

Aguirre forms panel to review dismissed drug cases

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II has ordered the creation of a new panel of prosecutors that will review the resolution dismissing the drug cases against businessman Peter Lim, self-confessed drug distributor Kerwin Espinosa, and several others. "I ordered the creation of a new panel that will handle the review of the DOJ's reso on Peter Lim's case," Aguirre said in a text message on Tuesday. Aguirre said the panel would handle the motion for reconsideration filed by the police last month. The panel will be composed of Senior Assistant State Prosecutor Juan Pedro Navera, Assistant State Prosecutor Ana Noreen Devanadera and Prosecuting Attorney Herbert Calvin Abugan. ...Keep on reading: Aguirre forms panel to review dismissed drug cases.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 13th, 2018

Duterte denies meddling in case vs cops charged in drug killings

          DAVAO CITY---President Rodrigo Duterteon Thursdaysaid he did not meddle in the cases filed against policemen, who were accused of killing drug suspects, in order to downgrade their cases from murder to homicide.   Duterte did not cite a specific case but he was obviously referring to the murder charges filed against 19 policemen -- including Supt. Marvin Marcos -- for the killing of Albuera, Leyte Mayor Rolando Espinosa.   Homicide, unlike murder, is a bailable offense.   "Harassment? You file a case, you convict. (Justice Secretary Vitaliano) said: 'Sir, it's murder,'" Duterte said, obviously referrin...Keep on reading: Duterte denies meddling in case vs cops charged in drug killings.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 1st, 2018

Espenido, other witnesses appear at Manila RTC for pretrial of Kerwin Espinosa’s cases

Self-confessed drug lord Rolando “Kerwin” Espinosa and Ozamiz City police head Chief Inspector Jovie Espenido, together with other witnesses of the prosecution camp, met at the Manila Regional Trial Court today, during the hearing on the former’s cases on illegal drug trading and possession of illegal firearms. #BeFullyInformed Espenido, other witnesses appear at Manila RTC… link: Espenido, other witnesses appear at Manila RTC for pretrial of Kerwin Espinosa’s cases.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 8th, 2017

Kerwin, Espenido face off at court hearing

ALLEGED druglord Kerwin Espinosa and his nemesis, Ozamiz City police head Chief Insp. Jovie Espenido, faced off at the Manila Regional Trial Court yesterday during the hearing of illegal drug trading and possession of illegal firearms cases which Espinosa currently faces. Espenido, then Albuera, Leyte police chief, was accused by….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsDec 8th, 2017

New case? De Lima is summoned by NBI for a drug investigation

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Senator Leila de Lima has been served a subpoena by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) for a drug-related probe connected to “the extrajudicial confession” of alleged Visayas drug lord Kerwin Espinosa. According to the subpoena received on September 7, NBI agents ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 10th, 2018

DOJ warns of raps vs Peter Lim coddlers

Criminal cases await individuals helping Cebu businessman Peter Lim hide from authorities and evade a drug trading conspiracy case against him, the Department of Justice (DOJ) said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 3rd, 2018

Kerwin Espinosa pleads not guilty in murder raps

Self-confessed drug distributor Kerwin Espinosa yesterday pleaded not guilty to the murder of a barangay chairman in Albuera, Leyte in 2006......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 31st, 2018

Espinosa pleads not guilty

CONFESSED drug lord Kerwin Espinosa yesterday entered a not guilty plea at the resumption of the hearing of his murder case at the Manila Regional Trial Court Branch 40. Espinosa stands accused of the murder of Barangay Captain Vicente Jabon outside a barangay hall of Doña Maria on May 31,….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsAug 31st, 2018

Kerwin Espinosa pleads not guilty to charge of drug trade conspiracy

Self-confessed drug lord Kerwin Espinosa pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to the charge of conspiracy to engage in narcotics trade filed against him and three others before the Makati City Regional Trial Court Branch 65. Espinosa' former associate Marcelo Adorco, who is under the custody of the Philippine National Police (PNP) also pleaded not guilty before Makati City RTC Branch 65 Presiding Judge Gina Bibat-Palamos. Meanwhile, the two other accused, Cebu-based businessman Peter Lim and Ruel Malindangan, did not show up for the arraignment. The court set the pre-trial on September 14, Senior Assistant State Prosecutor Juan Pedro Navera told reporters after the hearing. "The arr...Keep on reading: Kerwin Espinosa pleads not guilty to charge of drug trade conspiracy.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 28th, 2018

Makati court defers arraignment of drug lord Peter Lim after no-show 

THE arraignment of an alleged drug lord was suspended after he failed to appear before a local court on Tuesday. Acting presiding Judge Gina Bibat-Palamos of the Makati City Regional Trial Court Branch 65 deferred Peter Lim’s arraignment while his co-accused Kerwin Espinosa Jr and Marcelo Adoro were arraigned. Senior Assistant Prosecutor Juan Pedro Navera [...] The post Makati court defers arraignment of drug lord Peter Lim after no-show  appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsAug 28th, 2018

Chief Justice De Castro, murdered lawyer, John McCain | Midday wRap

Today on Rappler: Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque denies newly appointed Supreme Court Chief Justice Teresita de Castro got the post as a ‘reward’ from President Rodrigo Duterte. The Free Legal Assistance Group or FLAG condemns the 'cold-blooded murder' of Rafael Atotubo, a lawyer who handled drug cases. John McCain, a ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 27th, 2018

Lawyers groups condemn murder of defense attorney Rafael Atotubo

MANILA, Philippines – The Free Legal Assistance Group (FLAG) on Sunday, August 26, condemned the "cold-blooded murder" of Rafael Atotubo , a lawyer who handled drug cases.  "Just because a lawyer defends someone in a drug case does not make the lawyer a ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 27th, 2018

Defense lawyer shot dead in Bacolod

BACOLOD CITY, Philippines – A lawyer who handled drug cases was shot dead in front of his rented house here on Thursday, August 23.  The fatality was identified as 62-year-old Rafael Atotubo.   The lawyer was sitting outside his house when he was attacked by two unidentified assailants on ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 24th, 2018