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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

Drug, gun charges vs Maguindanao optometrist dropped

The provincial prosecutor has dismissed the narcotics and illegal firearm possession cases that the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency against an optometrist in central Mindanao. Source link link: Drug, gun charges vs Maguindanao optometrist dropped.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsApr 22nd, 2018

Drug, gun charges vs Maguindanao optical clinic owner dropped

The provincial prosecutor has dismissed the narcotics and illegal firearm possession cases that the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency filed against the owner of an optical clinic in central Mindanao......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 22nd, 2018

US State Department notes rise in PH drug killings

The US government continues to be alarmed by the extrajudicial killings (EJKs) and police impunity in the second year of President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs.   In its annual global human rights report for 2017, the US State Department said the unabated killings of drug suspects remained the top concern because the majority of the cases have not been solved.   "Extrajudicial killings have been the chief human rights concern in the country ... and, after a sharp rise with the onset of the antidrug campaign in 2016, they continued in 2017," said the 2017 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices.   Few cases probed   Reacting to the report, F...Keep on reading: US State Department notes rise in PH drug killings.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 22nd, 2018

Drug war killings still hound Philippines – US

Extrajudicial killings fueled largely by the Duterte administration’s anti-drugs campaign persisted in 2017 with many of the cases not investigated and their perpetrators remaining unpunished, the US State Department said in a report......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 21st, 2018

State Department report: EJKs still chief human rights concern in Philippines

The alleged cases of summary execution in President Rodrigo Duterte’s bloody drug war remains a major human rights concern in the Philippines, amid rising impunity following a dramatic surge in police killings, the US State Department said in its global rights report for 2017......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 21st, 2018

Sotto pushes for body to solely prosecute drug cases, bring down high dismissal rate

SENATE Majority Leader Vicente Sotto 3rd is pushing for the creation of an executive body that will focus on the prosecution of suspected drug personalities and other criminals who have been arrested, citing the high dismissal rate on cases, especially on illegal drugs. Sotto filed Senate Resolution 702 urging President Rodrigo Duterte to create the [...] The post Sotto pushes for body to solely prosecute drug cases, bring down high dismissal rate appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsApr 19th, 2018

Peter Lim No-Show at DOJ Probe on Drug Raps

Cebu-based businessman and alleged drug lord Peter Lim was a no-show in Thursday’s preliminary investigation conducted by the new panel of prosecutors of the Department of Justice (DOJ) on the drug complaint filed by the Philippine National Police (PNP) against him, self-confessed drug lord Kerwin Espinosa, and several others. Lim, however, was represented by his […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsApr 13th, 2018

New Espinosa et al probe starts today

THE new panel of prosecutors handling the reinvestigation of the dismissed drug charges against self-confessed drug lord Kerwin Espinosa and Cebu businessman Peter Lim will start its preliminary investigation today at the Department of Justice. The panel composed of Senior Assistant State Prosecutor Juan Pedro Navera, Assistant State Prosecutor Anna….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsApr 11th, 2018

New DOJ chief to review Espinosa, Napoles cases - Manila Bulletin

New DOJ chief to review Espinosa, Napoles cases - Manila Bulletin.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsApr 10th, 2018