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PNP submits drug war data to Supreme Court

The Philippine National Police has started submitting to the Supreme Court the case folders of nearly 4,000 documented killings under the Duterte administration’s war on drugs......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarMay 16th, 2018

New PNP chief to give court ‘Tokhang’ records

The incoming chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP) has promised to comply with an order of the Supreme Court (SC) to submit data on 4,000 individuals who were documented to have been killed in police anti-drug operations. “Of course, we will follow the SC’s order although I know that the [PNP] is already fixing [...] The post New PNP chief to give court ‘Tokhang’ records appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsApr 7th, 2018

SC on drug war documentation, FBI probe on Quiboloy church, Grindr on HIV data | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: The Supreme Court en banc  compels the government to provide full documentation of the 3,000 deaths from legitimate police anti-drug operations.  The Federal Bureau of Investigation  is conducting a probe into the church of Pastor Apollo Quiboloy for alleged human trafficking in Hawaii.  The National Economic and Development Authority says the proposed 6-month shutdown of Boracay will have a minimal impact on ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 3rd, 2018

De Lima welcomes SC ruling to allow media coverage of her trial

      Senator Leila De Lima welcomed on Thursday the ruling of the Supreme Court (SC) allowing media coverage of her trial on drug charges filed against her before the Muntinlupa City Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 206. The SC ruling came after the media were earlier prevented from entering the courtroom, which De Lima said could be due to Judge Lorna Navarro-Domingo's orders. "Despite Judge Lorna Navarro-Domingo's effort to prevent the media from observing the proceedings, I am grateful that the High Court has shown respect to the free press and to my right to an open and public trial," she said in a statement. Last June, Domingo denied the writte...Keep on reading: De Lima welcomes SC ruling to allow media coverage of her trial.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 18th, 2018

Supreme Court allows media coverage of De Lima trial

The Supreme Court has allowed media coverage of the trial of detained Sen. Leila de Lima on drug charges before the Muntinlupa City regional trial court......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 16th, 2018

Supreme Court allows media coverage of De Lima trial

The Supreme Court has allowed media coverage of the trial of detained Sen. Leila de Lima on drug charges before the Muntinlupa City regional trial court......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 16th, 2018

SC sets rules on drug-related seizures, arrests

The Supreme Court has set rules for authorities, prosecutors and courts over drug-related cases in a move to help decongest court dockets......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 2nd, 2018

Supreme Court acquits drug suspect over weak case buildup

MANILA, Philippines – The Supreme Court (SC) acquitted and ordered released from jail a drug suspect convicted in 2013 for possession of illegal drugs, over what the justices called a weak case from the very beginning. "Accused Romy Miranda Lim is acquitted on reasonable doubt, and is ordered ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 2nd, 2018

SC slams reckless drug buy-busts, wants weak cases junked

MANILA, Philippines – To prevent planting of evidence in drug cases, the Supreme Court recently issued a tall order requiring law enforcement officials to strictly follow proper procedure or else they risk getting their cases thrown out. In acquitting a drug suspect from Cagayan de Oro City ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 2nd, 2018

SC dismisses Peter Lim’s plea to stop drug case probe

THE SUPREME COURT has dismissed the petition filed by lawyers of Cebu businessman and suspected drug lord Peter G. Lim […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsSep 29th, 2018

SC Dismisses Peter Lim’s Plea to Stop Probe on Drug Case

The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday dismissed the petition filed by fugitive suspected drug lord Peter G. Lim last June in connection with his indictment on drug charges. In a minute resolution, the High Court’s Third Division, through Deputy Division clerk of court Misael Domingo C. Battung III, said the SC “resolves to dismiss the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsSep 27th, 2018

Supreme Court allows drug charges vs Peter Lim to continue

MANILA, Philippines – The Supreme Court denied fugitive Peter Lim’s request to nullify the Department of Justice (DOJ) reinvestigation against him, and in effect, allowed the drug charges to continue against him at the Makati Regional Trial Court (RTC). “The Court resolves to dismiss the petition for failure ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 26th, 2018

SC junks Peter Lim s plea to block DOJ probe into drug charges

The Supreme Court has dismissed Peter Lim’s plea to block the Department of Justice’s earlier probe into his drug links......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 26th, 2018

38 ex-graft convicts run in Indonesia’s 2019 elections

JAKARTA --- Voters, be mindful: of more than 200,000 candidates running for legislative seats at the regional level next year, 38 have been convicted of corruption. After months of legal debate, the General Elections Commission (KPU) has decided that the 38 politicians who had challenged their disqualification at the Elections Supervisory Agency (Bawaslu) would be on the ballots next April. The poll body has chosen to abide by a Supreme Court's ruling that annulled a KPU regulation to prohibit people convicted of graft, sexual assault and drug abuse from taking part in the election. According to the KPU, 7,968 people are running for legislative seats at the House of Representatives,...Keep on reading: 38 ex-graft convicts run in Indonesia’s 2019 elections.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2018

Court-martial proceedings vs Trillanes put on hold – AFP chief

The Armed Forces of the Philippines has deferred court-martial proceedings against Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV to wait for the Supreme Court decision on his petition for the invalidation of President Duterte's order voiding the amnesty given to him as a military rebel in 2011. In a statement on Sunday, Gen. Carlito Galvez Jr. said: "The AFP submits to the majesty of the Supreme Court and yields to its wisdom as it tackles the petition pertaining to Presidential Proclamation No. 572 filed by Senator Trillanes." Galvez declined to comment on Trillanes' petition. "We hope other parties [will] follow," said the AFP chief of staff. Wait for court decision "With the recent pro...Keep on reading: Court-martial proceedings vs Trillanes put on hold – AFP chief.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 9th, 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

Drug conspiracy rap vs Peter Lim to proceed

The prosecution of Cebu businessman Peter Lim will proceed despite his bid before the Supreme Court (SC) to block reinvestigation of drug charges against him that government prosecutors have dismissed......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 12th, 2018

DOJ to Push Through with Resolution on Drug Raps Vs. Peter Lim

The Department of Justice (DOJ) will push through with the release of the resolution on the preliminary investigation regarding the drug complaint against businessman and alleged drug lord Peter Lim. Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra made this assurance in connection with Lim’s pending petition before the Supreme Court (SC), seeking to stop the DOJ’s preliminary investigation […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJul 26th, 2018

Maldives tourism thrives amidst political crackdown

Foreigners are flocking to the Maldives in ever-greater numbers despite an outcry abroad over the strongman president's crackdown on political dissent and the locking up of opponents, official figures showed. The number of tourists visiting the white-sanded Indian Ocean archipelago soared 10 percent year-on-year to 726,515 in the first half of 2018, according to tourism ministry data released Wednesday. President Abdulla Yameen imposed a 45-day state of emergency in February to fend off impeachment after the top court ruled that nine rebel MPs sacked by Yameen be reinstated. The chief justice and another Supreme Court judge were then arrested along with Yameen's half-brother...Keep on reading: Maldives tourism thrives amidst political crackdown.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 22nd, 2018

Mexico’s next government to weigh legalizing drugs

  Mexico City, Mexico -- Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has given his future interior minister "carte blanche" to explore the possibility of legalizing drugs in a bid to curb violent crime.   Olga Sanchez Cordero, a former Supreme Court judge tapped to lead the interior ministry, drew applause Tuesday when she made the comment at a university seminar on addressing brutal violence fueled by Mexico's drug cartels, the biggest suppliers to US consumers of cocaine, heroin and other narcotics. It was one of her first public events since Lopez Obrador, a leftist widely known as "AMLO," won a landslide victory in Mexico's July 1 election with a pro...Keep on reading: Mexico’s next government to weigh legalizing drugs.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 18th, 2018

Plea bargain eases drug case backlog

The move of the Supreme Court (SC) to allow minor drug offenders to plead guilty to lesser offenses has immediately borne fruit......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 8th, 2018