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Nothing illegal with premature campaigning — Supreme Court

Personalities eyeing senatorial posts in next year’s midterm elections are not violating any law with their early campaign activities, the Supreme Court has said......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarJul 12th, 2018

Suarez denies ‘pork’ insertion in 2019 budget

    House Minority Leader Danilo Suarez on Tuesday denied that the alleged "P55 billion insertion" in the proposed 2019 budget was a form of "pork barrel" or the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) which had been declared as unconstitutional by the Supreme Court in 2013.   READ: House leaders bicker over 'pork'   "We will not confirm the fact that there's PDAF because that's illegal. Ang sinasabi ko lang na 'yung presented expenditure program ng bawat ahensya, March pa lang ginagawa na nila..." Suarez said in an interview over Radyo Inquirer.   "Pero meron dung mga naka-line item na hindi alam ng Cabinet, ng mga ibat ibang ahensya....Keep on reading: Suarez denies ‘pork’ insertion in 2019 budget.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 18th, 2018

Duterte critic asks SC to nullify arrest order

MANILA: A opposition lawmaker on Thursday petitioned the Supreme Court (SC) to declare as illegal and unconstitutional a proclamation signed by President Rodrigo ‘Rody’ Duterte revoking t Source link link: Duterte critic asks SC to nullify arrest order.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 7th, 2018

Duterte critic asks SC to nullify arrest order

MANILA: A opposition lawmaker on Thursday petitioned the Supreme Court (SC) to declare as illegal and unconstitutional a proclamation signed by President Rodrigo 'Rody' Duterte revoking t.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsSep 7th, 2018

Lacson wants P16B ‘pork’ sliced off DPWH budget

  Senator Panfilo Lacson might again move for the deletion of more than P16 billion right-of-way (ROW) funding under the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) proposed budget next year.   The fund, he said, could be used as another source of funding for projects of legislators. Such funds are also called pork barrel, which the Supreme Court has ruled as illegal.   "Sa 2019, ang nakalagay dun parang P16 bilyon. Isang P10 billion at saka isang P6 bilyon," Lacson told reporters on Monday.   (In 2019, there is P16 billion there. One is P10 billion and another P6 billion)   The fund, he said, was lumped at the DPWH's central off...Keep on reading: Lacson wants P16B ‘pork’ sliced off DPWH budget.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 3rd, 2018

No more pork barrel, Lacson reminded

FORGET the pork barrel. This was the advice of the allies of Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to Senator Panfilo Lacson, stressing that the House of Representatives will abide by the Supreme Court ruling declaring Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) or pork barrel as illegal and unconstitutional. Majority Leader Rolando Andaya, in….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsAug 8th, 2018

TD Inday, Leonen on corruption, Palace counters Pernia | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: PAGASA warns tropical depression Inday could strengthen into a tropical storm within the next 24 hours. LTFRB summons new ride-hailing company Hype for allegedly charging 'illegal' fare. Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen says the challenge to a truly independent judiciary is corruption ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 18th, 2018

SC grants transfer of ex-NBI exec drug trial to Makati court

THE SUPREME Court (SC) has granted the Department of Justice’s (DoJ) request to transfer to a Makati City court the drug trial venue of former National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Anti-Illegal Drugs Unit head Augusto Eric Isidoro and several others......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2018

SC gives Duterte 10 days to answer quo warranto petition

        The Supreme Court has ordered President Rodrigo Duterte to comment on the move to oust him via quo warranto proceeding similar with former Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno.   A quo warranto case was filed by Atty. Ely Pamatong saying the certificate of candidacy (COC) filed by Duterte in 2016 was illegal.   Pamatong filed the quo warranto case against Duterte after the high court granted the quo warranto petition that ousted Sereno.   In Pamatong's petition, the high court gave Duterte 10 days upon receipt of notice to submit his comment. /jpv   RELATED STORY: Pamatong asks SC to oust Duterte via qu...Keep on reading: SC gives Duterte 10 days to answer quo warranto petition.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 29th, 2018

Trump claims victory on travel ban, but border crackdown on hold

WASHINGTON DC, USA – The US Supreme Court on Tuesday, June 26, upheld Donald Trump's controversial travel ban targeting Muslim-majority nations, but the president's "zero tolerance" crackdown on illegal immigration was put on hold for lack of places to detain families arrested at the Mexican border. The court ruling handed ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 27th, 2018

Making fun of poll bets okayed

Brazil’s Supreme Court on Thursday scrapped a law that sought to ban making fun of presidential candidates ahead of October elections. The law had already been suspended by injunction, but the 11 Supreme Court justices unanimously voted to lift the ban definitively. Under the 2009 measure, satirizing or mocking candidates would be illegal on television […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 24th, 2018

Lawyers’ group to aid condemned Pinay

THE National Union of People’s Lawyers vowed over the weekend to assist death row convict Mary Jane Veloso in appealing to the Supreme Court a Court of Appeals ruling disallowing her from testifying against her alleged illegal recruiters. Veloso was sentenced to death in October 2010 in Indonesia for bringing….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJun 10th, 2018

Lawyers group vows to assist Veloso

The National Union of People’s Lawyers vowed over the weekend to assist death row convict Mary Jane Veloso in appealing before the Supreme Court a Court of Appeals ruling disallowing her from testifying against her alleged illegal recruiters. Veloso was sentenced to death in October 2010 in Indonesia for bringing….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJun 10th, 2018

Judicial tyranny

HOWL of protests, disgust, outrage, condemnation, revulsion and similar reactions reverberated across the nation as the Supreme Court issued its expected decision to oust Chief Justice (CJ) Maria Lourdes Sereno from her post. Voting 8-6, the High Court granted the patently illegal quo warranto petition of Solicitor General Jose Calida. From the very start, there […] The post Judicial tyranny appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsMay 18th, 2018

Manila withdrawal from ICC questioned

MANILA: Seven opposition senators asked the Supreme Court (SC) to declare as illegal and unconstitutional the decision of President Rodrigo 'Rody' Duterte to withdraw the Philippines from.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsMay 18th, 2018

Robredo’s SALN, Ombudsman application, Facebook closes fake accounts | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: The Office of the Solicitor General asks the Supreme Court for a two-month extension to complete its submission of tens of thousands of documents related to the police’s illegal drug campaign.  Vice President Leni Robredo's net worth goes down by P7.7 million according to her 2017 Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth.  ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 16th, 2018

TIMELINE: Sereno at SC

Aug. 13, 2010---Maria Lourdes Sereno is appointed Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.   Aug. 24, 2012---Sereno becomes the country's 24th Chief Justice---and the first female to hold the position---succeeding Renato Corona who was impeached three months earlier. At 52, she was then the second youngest to be appointed Chief Justice.   2016   Aug. 7---President Duterte accuses seven lower court judges of cavorting with drug lords.   Aug. 8---Sereno writes to Mr. Duterte to assert the judiciary's authority over judges allegedly involved in illegal drugs.   Aug. 9---Sereno's order to judges in Mr. Duterte's "narcolist" not to yie...Keep on reading: TIMELINE: Sereno at SC.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 12th, 2018

Arroyo lauds SC ruling on watchlist order, calls de Lima act ‘unworthy’ of Justice chief

FORMER president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo welcomed the Supreme Court ruling declaring the issuance of watchlist order as illegal, saying it was a triumph for the rule of law. “It was clear from the very start that [then Justice]Secretary [Leila] de Lima had no legal basis to issue such order against the former president. It is, therefore, [...] The post Arroyo lauds SC ruling on watchlist order, calls de Lima act ‘unworthy’ of Justice chief appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsApr 18th, 2018

High court voids watchlist orders

THE Supreme Court has declared illegal and unconstitutional the “watchlist order” powers used by former justice secretary and now Sen. Leila de Lima, when she halted the departure of former president and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo at Manila airport in November 2011. The tribunal voted unanimously to void the watchlist scheme of the Department [...] The post High court voids watchlist orders appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsApr 17th, 2018

PNP tells Supreme Court: War on drugs constitutional

The Philippine National Police yesterday insisted that its war against illegal drugs is constitutional and dispelled insinuations that all drug-related deaths may have been carried out by the government itself......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 12th, 2018

Supreme Court: Drug war deaths may mean gov t behind killings

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte will admit to, even boast of, the deaths of drug personalities in his administration's brutal and bloody campaign against illegal drugs. But he also adamantly says  these are not considered state-sponsored killings. The Supreme Court (SC) disagrees. "The government's inclusion of these ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 11th, 2018