Killing dogs for meat illegal, rules SKorean court

SEOUL: A South Korean court has ruled the killing of dogs for meat is illegal, in a landmark decision that animal rights activists said Thursday could pave the way to outlawing eating canines. The meat has long been a part of South Korean cuisine, with about one million dogs believed to be eaten annually. But [...] The post Killing dogs for meat illegal, rules SKorean court appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource: manilatimes_net manilatimes_netJun 21st, 2018

Killing dogs for meat illegal, rules SKorean court

SEOUL: A South Korean court has ruled the killing of dogs for meat is illegal, in a landmark decision that animal rights activists said Thursday could pave the way to outlawing eating canines. The meat has long been a part of South Korean cuisine, with about one million dogs believed to be eaten annually. But [...] The post Killing dogs for meat illegal, rules SKorean court appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJun 21st, 2018

South Korean court outlaws killing of dogs for meat

A South Korean court has outlawed the killing of dogs for meat, in a landmark ruling that animal rights activists said Thursday could pave the way to making eating canines illegal. The meat has long been a part of South Korean cuisine, with about one million dogs believed to be eaten annually. But consumption has declined as South Koreans increasingly embrace the idea of dogs as man's best friend rather than livestock, with the practice now something of a taboo among younger generations and pressure from activists mounting. Even so it remains a legal grey area. Despite no specific ban, authorities have invoked hygiene regulations or animal protection laws that ban cruel slaughte...Keep on reading: South Korean court outlaws killing of dogs for meat.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 21st, 2018

Court drops raps vs 7 cops charged with illegal arrest of Bohol mayor’s slay suspects

CEBU CITY---A local court has dismissed the charges filed against seven policemen accused of illegally arresting and detaining two of the nine suspects in the killing of Mayor Gisela Boniel of Bien Unido town in Bohol. In her decision, Judge Joy Angelica Santos-Doctor of the Municipal Circuit Trial Court of Trinidad-San Miguel-Bien Unido, Bohol said there was no proof that the police officers had a deliberate intent to violate the law in arresting Lobo Boniel and Brian Sayson. "The acts by which they were arrested, as per their complaints, failed to show a clear intent to violate the law or a flagrant disregard of established rules. Hence, they are presumed to have regularly perfor...Keep on reading: Court drops raps vs 7 cops charged with illegal arrest of Bohol mayor’s slay suspects.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 28th, 2018

Death of Antipolo drug suspect an extralegal killing, rules court

MANILA, Philippines – The Court of Appeals (CA) ruled that the death of an Antipolo City drug suspect in 2016 was an "extralegal killing," prompting the court to recommend the filing of cases against the police officials involved.  In a ruling, the CA said the respondent policemen ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 23rd, 2018

Duterte orders cops, soldiers to ‘reasses’ anti-illegal drug operations

  President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday ordered the police and military to "reasses" their operations related to the government's war on drugs and criminality.   Duterte made the remark after three police officers involved in the killing of 17-year-old Kian delos Santos were found guilty of murder by a Caloocan City Regional Trial Court (RTC).   "Kayong mga human rights, give me a good reason why I should not declare war on you. Sinabi ko naman sa pulis, huwag kayong mag abuso. You can kill them legally, and why do you have to kill them illegally? If you are there, in the performance of your duty and there is only one instance where you can kill, really ki...Keep on reading: Duterte orders cops, soldiers to ‘reasses’ anti-illegal drug operations.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2018

Erin Tañada: Verdict on Kian’s case a warning shot vs those who take legal shortcuts

"No bad deed will be forever hidden in darkness." This was former Deputy Speaker Erin Taada's comment on the guilty verdict on the three policemen who killed 17-year old Delos Santos in an anti-illegal drug operation in August 2017. "It is a warning shot against those who take legal shortcuts. There will always be a day of reckoning for those who follow illegal orders," Taada said in a statement on Thursday. "No bad deed will be forever hidden in darkness. The dawn of justice will come to those who perished in the night," he added. The Caloocan City Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 125, earlier, convicted PO3 Arnel Oares, PO1 Jeremias Pereda, and PO1 Jerwin Cruz of killing D...Keep on reading: Erin Tañada: Verdict on Kian’s case a warning shot vs those who take legal shortcuts.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 29th, 2018

Dogs rescued from illegal meat trade in Philippines

Ten dogs were rescued by the authorities when they were intercepted while being taken to an illegal slaughterhouse in Nueva Ecija in the Philippines. ........»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsAug 29th, 2018

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

Appeals court rules Piatco lawyer fees illegal

The Special 11th Division of the CA, in a decision dated June 4, upheld the Mandaluyong Regional Trial Court Branch 31’s ruling that junked the government’s petition for recognition and reinforcement of the final award of the arbitration case......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 8th, 2018

Dog trading, eating illegal, deadly, says Negros Occidental vet

  BACOLOD CITY - Provincial Veterinarian Renante Decena has warned the public that the trading and eating of dog meat is not only illegal but also deadly. Decena issued the warning following the posting on Facebook by a concerned citizen of a video of dogs being hauled into a tricycle cage allegedly for slaughtering in Barangay Gargato, Hinigaran town, Negros Occidental province. The brutal way in which dogs were dragged by the neck and hauled into the cage is a violation of the law on cruelty of animals, Decena said. He also pointed out that because these dogs might not have been given anti-rabies shots since they appeared to be stray dogs. Local government offic...Keep on reading: Dog trading, eating illegal, deadly, says Negros Occidental vet.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 28th, 2018

Lagman: Protection for Napoles ‘premature,’ ‘illegal’

The temporary admission of pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles into the Witness Protection Program (WPP) was "premature" and "illegal," an opposition lawmaker said on Sunday. In an interview with Radyo Inquirer 990 AM, Albay 1st District Rep. Edcel Lagman said Napoles' admission into the WPP even if "provisional," was "utterly premature because of the absence of a prior mandatory determination that she is qualified to be discharged from her pending plunder cases to become a state witness." Lagman said this procedure is required by Section 10 of Republic Act 6981 in relation to Section 17 of Rule 119 of the Rules of Court on criminal procedure. "Ang sabi ni Secretary Vi...Keep on reading: Lagman: Protection for Napoles ‘premature,’ ‘illegal’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 18th, 2018

CA rules against Mary Jane Veloso’s deposition in case against alleged recruiters

THE Court of Appeals (CA) has reversed a resolution by a local court allowing the deposition of convicted drug trafficker Ms. Mary Jane F. Veloso against her alleged recruiters Ms. Maria Cristina P. Sergio and Mr. Julius L. Lacanilao. Ms. Veloso is unable to personally testify in the illegal recruitment case against Ms. Sergio and […] The post CA rules against Mary Jane Veloso’s deposition in case against alleged recruiters appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 5th, 2018

Letters From Davao by Jun Ledesma

EJK THE FAVORITE DISH of the political opposition, leftists and the pan-handling human rights watch organizations had always been extra-judicial-killing. And their principal suspect is then Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Roa Duterte now President of the Republic of the Philippines.  EJK is actually a political propaganda leveled by the adversaries of the unbeatable Mayor who, during his term as mayor, ran practically unopposed. Those who salivate for the position and dared to run were not only trounced but end up humiliated because the results of the elections have always been lopsided in favor of Digong. The last attempt of his political rivals was to consort with the Commission on Human Rights which was then chaired by Leila de Lima. This was in 2009 a few months before elections in 2010. The local human rights organization and HRW New York connived with CHR to the death of what they claimed were 280 plus victims of EJK. As if this was not enough, they succeeded in bringing in Philip Alston, a Rapporteur of the United Nations Human Rights Commission, to lend drama to the much ballyhooed probe conducted by CHR Chair De Lima.  HRW New York also published a book titled “You Can Die Anytime…”. For over five months of intensive and expansive investigation within which time Duterte took a leave of absence and gave up his supervisory over the police,  to assure the probers a free hand, De Lima and her team never produced a piece of evidence. CHR Chair De Lima even added spice to her task. All the members of her probe team were from Manila. The summons and warrants she all secured from the Regional Trial Courts in Metro Manila because according to her she cannot trust the judges in Davao because they are scared of the Davao Death Squads of Duterte. Well, she became Secretary of Justice and then Senator. She continued haranguing Duterte with EJK issue. The sound bites had all become too familiar as it had become too boring. When she became Senator, she resurrected the EJK charges against Mayor Duterte, who had been catapulted to the highest position of the land by then. This time she had fellow Sen. Antonio Trillanes to revive her issue against Duterte. The duo produced two witnesses, Matobato and Lascañas who at the start of the senate drama contradicted each other but then later sang the same but discordant tune. Matobato had earlier confessed that by himself he killed over 200 on orders of Duterte. Lascañas who refuted the claims of Matobato later turned 180 degrees and joined him for reasons that can be subjected to millions of speculations. This time the duo claimed they buried more than 2,200 EJK victims in an abandoned quarry which is just about three kilometers from city hall. It was the same (Laud) quarry where, in 2009, CHR Chair De Lima made several diggings to look for cadavers but found none. Oh well, they actually unearthed an incomplete skeletal remains of what looked like a Cro-Magnon man along with two pairs of a new license car plates. If you do not call that planted pieces of evidence I do not know what those are but the RTC Judge in Makati threw these out for the badly deteriorated skeletons and the license plates are inadmissible in court. As DOJ Secretary and Senator one wonders why she never came back with pick and shovel this time with Matobato and Lascañas in tow. They could have easily pinpoint the graveyard since they alleged they buried their victims there. This time with more than 2,200 victims buried in that small quarry land, one can shoot an arrow in the air and it could fell anywhere on a burial ground and find their victims there. Instead, De Lima, Trillanes, Matobato and Lascañas opted to unearth their victims in the halls of the senate. I must say though that they succeeded in their quest because they not only increased the numbers of alleged EJK from 300 to 2,200 in Davao City alone and then to 3,000 plus which became the adopted figure of Time Magazine, Rappler and the rest of anti-Duterte publications. The exaggeration did not end there for anywhere from 7,000 to  over 13,000 is now what you see in their score board. The amplification of EJK estimates also depend on events. Before the ASEAN summit in Manila,  an organization even came out with a jarring figures alleging 30-million perished by EJK in the Philippines. Whatever are the concocted figures  by whoever extrapolates or publishes it the fact remains that majority of the Filipinos supports President Duterte on his war on drugs.  This is reflected by the results of surveys which complimented each other’s findings. The positive indicators however are always drowned by the noise and overestimations of the rabid critics of Duterte. For whatever reasons moreover, recently the razzmatazz over EJK had died down as quickly as the numbers of the victims rise. I can only attribute this to the potential bombshell that the controversial Dengvaxia vaccine will create. Suddenly parents of children inoculated with the vaccine are confronted with a terrible and horrible prospect their kids might suffer the severe attack of dengue. The attack dogs that had a pound of flesh of Duterte had their tails behind their legs and the rabid fangs clamped. It is time to think of how to parry the slings […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsDec 13th, 2017

Pimentel: No need for Callamard to tell us EJKs must be stopped

Senate President Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III on Saturday said the Philippine government did not need United Nations (UN) special rapporteur Agnes Callamard to tell it that extrajudicial and arbitrary killings in the war on drugs must be stopped.   "Killing helpless [suspects] who are already under the custody of the police is not allowed. We don't need Callamard to tell us. I myself will say that it is illegal and you will face charges in court under the Revised Penal Code," Pimentel said in a radio interview yesterday.   Pimentel was reacting to a joint statement issued by UN human rights specialists urging the government to end attacks and killings carried ou...Keep on reading: Pimentel: No need for Callamard to tell us EJKs must be stopped.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 25th, 2017

Justice ‘going to the dogs,’ solon laments Napoles’ acquittal

div class="feed-description"> Why is justice going to the dogs? Lawmakers on Monday, May 8, lamented the Court of Appeals’ acquittal of accused pork barrel scam mastermind in the serious illegal detention case of whistleblower Benhur Luy. p class="feed-readmore"> a target="_blank" href ="/news/2821-justice-going-to-the-dogs-solon-laments-napoles-acquittal">Read More... /a> /div>.....»»

Category: newsSource:  filipinoexpressRelated NewsMay 14th, 2017

Yemen family fears drone strikes under Trump – The Guardian

Every day, as they hear the whine of the drones overhead, the Tuaiman family waits for Donald Trump to finish killing them. The drones used to hover about once a week over al-Rawdah, the Yemeni village where the family lives, sending children running for cover. Now, according to Meqdad Tuaiman, the drones come every day – sometimes three or four times. Usually they arrive in the afternoon. Other times they come after sundown and linger until sunrise. The drones have not fired their weapons in four months, but their patrols have intensified since late January, when Trump took office. Meqdad, a 24-year-old used-car salesman and occasional pipeline guard, considers it no coincidence. In October 2011, Meqdad’s father, Saleh, and his 17-year-old brother Jalal were killed in a drone strike after they drove into the desert to find some missing camels. Another brother who was with them – Ezzaldeen, 14 – escaped the blast and hid until morning, when he found the two shattered bodies. In 2014, the Guardian gave Meqdad’s 13-year-old brother a camera to record his daily life. In January 2015, he too was killed in a drone strike. US drone strikes in Yemen are a key part of the campaign against al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), but the Tuaiman family denies any links to terrorism and say the family has never received any explanation from either US authorities or their Yemeni government allies. According to Meqdad, his brother Ezzaldeen has started to say: “They’re going to kill me next.” Under the Trump administration, airstrikes have escalated dramatically in Iraq and Syria, sending claims of civilian casualties skyrocketing. Airstrikes have also increased in Yemen, where the US campaign against Islamists has played out alongside a tangled civil war, which has already drawn in regional rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran. The Trump administration is considering plans to deepen US involvement in the civil war, which pits Iranian-backed Houthi rebels against the Persian Gulf states who support the exiled president Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi. The Tuaiman family feels pinioned between the two campaigns: its support for Hadi aligns them with the US – even as they fear being marked for death by US drone strikes. In Washington, Obama was criticized from the right for being too risk-averse even as human rights monitors said his administration’s guidance on avoiding civilian casualties was to lax. And under Trump, the guidance is a dead letter, an administration official recently told the Guardian. “Under Obama, Republicans constantly expressed concerns that White House micromanagement of how and where drones were deployed – and unrealistic rules of engagement for drone strikes – hampered US counterterrorism strategy. Even without formal guidance, Trump can reverse this by devolving strike authority to lower-level officials, and signal an acceptance for more strikes and thus more civilian casualties,” said Micah Zenko, who studies counterterrorism at the Council on Foreign Relations. Meqdad fears that Trump intends to make good on a promise he made in 2015: “When you get these terrorists, you have to take out their families.” US officials deny plans to implement such a policy, which legal experts say would constitute a war crime. But with three dead relatives, Meqdad is disinclined to rule it out. “Basically, we felt that [Trump has] no respect for human life. We felt very afraid”, Meqdad said, in a telephone interview arranged by the human rights group Reprieve. Meqdad said that if the US possesses any evidence against his family, “please bring it to court. We’re ready to explain in any US court.” From the Tuaiman’s Yemeni home to Iraq and Syria, the pace of US airstrikes has increased in recent weeks. Central Command has denied relaxing any relevant rules of engagement. Yet it has acknowledged, a December devolution of decision-making that made it quicker for US military “advisers” fighting alongside Iraqi forces in Mosul to call in airstrikes. “I think philosophically the president has made it very clear that he wants to give the commanders on the ground much more flexibility to execute their mission, especially when it comes to defeating Isis,” White House press secretary Sean Spicer said on Monday. US air force statistics show that since December, the US dropped vastly more bombs on Iraq and Syria than ever before in the two-and-a-half-year old war. In January, US warplanes loosed 3,600 munitions, followed in February by another 3,440. (March statistics are not yet available.) That blew away the previous high-water mark for monthly weapons releases: 3,242 in November 2015. The UK-based monitor group Airwars has said claims of civilian casualties caused by the US and its allies have risen so sharply that it lacks the resources to continue monitoring those alleged to have been caused by Russia, which the US had once criticized for indiscriminate bombing. In March 2017 alone, Airwars has tracked allegations of nearly 1,000 civilians killed in Iraq and Syria attributed to the US-led coalition. The Pentagon says it investigates credible claims of civilian deaths. But in Mosul, mass deaths apparently resulting from a 17 March US airstrike have caused international outcry and prompted the Iraqi government to pause its offensive. A similar trend is at work in Yemen. As of Wednesday, Trump’s 69th day in office, the US had conducted 37 drone strikes or raids beyond declared battlefields, at a rate of one strike every 1.8 days, said Zenko. Those strikes and raids have overwhelmingly focused on Yemen. [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsMar 30th, 2017
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Pilgrim City keeps eye vs stray dogs, hot meat, illegal vendors

By Jason B. Neola NAGA CITY &'8212; This pilgrim city since last week began identifying roads and parcels of lots where ambulant vendors coming from outside of the city will be allowed to display and sell their wares. The effort is being undertaken to pre.....»»

Category: newsSource:  bicolmailRelated NewsSep 8th, 2016

South Africa reports drop in rhinos killed by poachers

  JOHANNESBURG --- The South African government has reported progress in the fight against rhino poaching. The environmental affairs ministry said Wednesday that poachers killed 769 rhinos last year, a 25 percent decrease from the number killed for their horns in 2017. Authorities attributed the decrease to better security and other nationwide efforts to protect rhinos. The new data showed fewer rhinos killed in most provinces in South Africa, home to most of the world's rhinos. However, some conservationists speculate that the killing in past years has reduced poaching opportunities for traffickers. Vietnam and China are key illegal markets for rhino horn. Some c...Keep on reading: South Africa reports drop in rhinos killed by poachers.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2019

Mayor willing to remove his political posters if…

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo ILOILO City Mayor Jose Espinosa III assured that he would follow the Commission on Elections’ (Comelec) rules on political posters. Espinosa emphasized he is willing to remove his own political poster, particularly the posters highlighting his campaign against illegal drugs with President Rodrigo Duterte. “Nakasulat na ang Comelec but we will follow-up pa kon bala […] The post Mayor willing to remove his political posters if… appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2019