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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

3 out of 5 HIV-carriers worldwide now have access to drugs — UN

Almost three in five people infected with HIV, or 21.7 million globally, took antiretroviral therapy in 2017 -- a new record for anti-AIDS drug access, the UN's HIV/AIDS agency said Wednesday. There were 36.9 million people living with the immune system-attacking virus in 2017, of whom 15.2 million were not getting the drugs they need -- the lowest number since the epidemic exploded, UNAIDS reported. Hailing progress in curbing new infections and deaths, the agency nevertheless lamented the mounting human toll: almost 80 million infections and 35.4 million lives lost since the first cases became known in the early 1980s. Progress made to date risks being halted, even reversed, i...Keep on reading: 3 out of 5 HIV-carriers worldwide now have access to drugs — UN.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News5 hr. 8 min. ago

Tarlac no. 2 drug pusher killed in clash; 10 collared in Angeles

CAMP Gen. Francisco Macabulos, Tarlac -- A notorious drug dealer was killed in an encounter with policemen during a buy-bust operation in Sitio Bacuit, Bgy. Tibag, Tarlac City, late Sunday night. Senior Supt. Ritchie Medardo Posadas, acting Tarlac police provincial director, identified the suspect as Rodel Espinosa, alias “Deydey”. Posadas….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJul 16th, 2018

No help for ‘narco’ kaps – mayor

ILOILO CITY Mayor Joe Espinosa III stressed that he will not extend help to barangay captains who are involved in illegal drug trade. “For my constituents, ari lang ko. Pero kung drugs, I will not lift a finger. Indi ko magbulig,” he said. Espinosa issued the statement days after his niece-in-law, Punong Barangay Keith “Dabing” […] The post No help for ‘narco’ kaps – mayor appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJul 13th, 2018

Drug war to deter rape? 16 cops in 8 cases — study

MANILA, Philippines – While statistics provided by the Philippine National Police show a decline in the incidences of rape, the research and training institution  Center for Women's Resources  (CWR) found out that a number of cops themselves are the perpetrators of this crime.  The CWR said some 16 policemen have been involved in 8 ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 11th, 2018

‘Mega shabu’ cases venue transfer set

To spare her staff from alleged offensive demeanor of an accused, the presiding judge of the Virac Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 43 handling the illegal drug cases in connection with the “mega shabu” laboratory in the municipality in 2016 ordered the transfer of venue of the cases. Judge Lelu Contreras disclosed this as she […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJul 6th, 2018

Virac judge: Insult from accused prompted transfer of drug cases

Virac judge: Insult from accused prompted transfer of drug cases.....»»

Category: newsSource:  bicolstandardRelated NewsJul 5th, 2018

SC orders transfer of Virac drug lab cases trial to Makati RTC

SC orders transfer of Virac drug lab cases trial to Makati RTC.....»»

Category: newsSource:  bicolstandardRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2018

Climate of fear: Justice remains elusive 2 years into Duterte s drug war

AT A GLANCE At least 4,729 suspects have been killed in anti-drug operations by the Philippine National Police as of May 2018, while human rights organizations estimate drug-related deaths at almost 20,000. The Commission on Human Rights has investigated 1,106 cases, but acknowledges that the number pales in ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 28th, 2018

Sotto visits De Lima in detention

Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III on Thursday paid a visit to Sen. Leila De Lima, who is currently detained at Camp Crame over drug-related cases......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 28th, 2018