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SC oral arguments: Jardeleza sees basis to issue TRO on ‘Oplan Tokhang’

Supreme Court Associate Justice Francis Jardeleza believes there's a basis to stop "Oplan Tokhang," the house-to-house visitation during which police pleads with suspected drug users to change their ways. "Tokhang" -- a combination of the Cebuano words "toktok" (to knock) and "hangyo" -- is part of Project Oplan Double Barrel, which is in Command Memorandum Circular (CMC) 16-2016 of the Philippine National Police (PNP). "To my mind, and not examining the mass of facts presented by the petitioners, it seems to me there is a prima facie to issue a temporary restraining order against stage 3 [the CMC] on house-to-house visitation," Jardeleza said during Tuesday's oral arguments on...Keep on reading: SC oral arguments: Jardeleza sees basis to issue TRO on ‘Oplan Tokhang’.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerNov 28th, 2017

SC oral arguments: Jardeleza sees basis to issue TRO on ‘Oplan Tokhang’

Supreme Court Associate Justice Francis Jardeleza believes there's a basis to stop "Oplan Tokhang," the house-to-house visitation during which police pleads with suspected drug users to change their ways. "Tokhang" -- a combination of the Cebuano words "toktok" (to knock) and "hangyo" -- is part of Project Oplan Double Barrel, which is in Command Memorandum Circular (CMC) 16-2016 of the Philippine National Police (PNP). "To my mind, and not examining the mass of facts presented by the petitioners, it seems to me there is a prima facie to issue a temporary restraining order against stage 3 [the CMC] on house-to-house visitation," Jardeleza said during Tuesday's oral arguments on...Keep on reading: SC oral arguments: Jardeleza sees basis to issue TRO on ‘Oplan Tokhang’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 28th, 2017

There s basis to issue TRO vs Tokhang – SC Justice Jardeleza

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Supreme Court (SC) Associate Justice Francis Jardeleza on Tuesday, November 28, said that there was enough evidence to suspend the Philippine National Police (PNP)'s most popular campaign: Oplan Tokhang. "To my mind, and not examining the mass of facts presented by both petitioners, there is a ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 29th, 2017

WATCH | SC opens petitioners’ oral arguments vs legality of Oplan Tokhang

MANILA – The Supreme Court opened oral arguments by the petitioners Tuesday challenging the legality of the Philippine National Police (PNP) anti-drug operation nationwide, tagged informally as Operation Plan Tokhang. Present were various groups who had filed the consolidated petition: Nuns and relatives of those who died, many at the hands of police and lawmen […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2017

De Lima upset after SC blocks her from oral arguments on ICC issue

Senator Leila De Lima expressed disappointment on the decision of the Supreme Court (SC) denying her request to argue personally the case of the Philippines' withdrawal from the International.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsAug 8th, 2018

Same-sex marriage: Flawed petition or unready Court?

MANILA, Philippines – Is the same-sex marriage petition pending before the Supreme Court flawed or are the justices just not ready for marriage equality? The petition filed by young lawyer Jesus Falcis III was scrutinized last June 19 during oral arguments , especially by Associate Justices Lucas Bersamin and Francis Jardeleza for ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 26th, 2018

Jardeleza: Why not take same-sex marriage battle elsewhere?

MANILA, Philippines – For at least one justice, the Supreme Court (SC) may not be the best venue to allow same-sex marriage in the Philippines.  As he closed his interpellation of  lawyer Jesus Falcis  during the SC oral arguments on same-sex marriage , Associate Justice Francis Jardeleza asked: Why not wait for same-sex marriage to be ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 20th, 2018

Sereno supporters burn pictures of ‘Biased Five’ outside SC Baguio

    BAGUIO CITY - Supporters of Chief Justice-on-leave Maria Lourdes Sereno on Tuesday night burned posters bearing the photographs of five Supreme Court justices who testified against her in Congress.     Members of the Coalition for Justice were waiting for Sereno who attended oral arguments at the SC summer courthouse to determine whether the court would accept a quo warranto petition filed to oust the SC leader.     The photos of Justices Teresita de Castro, Diosdado Peralta, Lucas Bersamin, Francis Jardeleza and Noel Tijam were set on fire to dramatize the group's demand for them to recuse themselves from the quo warranto pet...Keep on reading: Sereno supporters burn pictures of ‘Biased Five’ outside SC Baguio.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 10th, 2018

Makabayan bloc files MR on junked petition to intervene on CJ quo warranto case

      Members of the House Makabayan bloc and people's organizations on Tuesday filed a motion for reconsideration (MR) on the Supreme Court's (SC) decision denying their petition to intervene on the quo warranto case against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno.   Last April 3, the SC denied, for lack of merit, the group's motion for leave to file motion to intervene in the quo warranto proceedings against the Chief Justice on-leave.   READ: SC asks Sereno to attend oral arguments on quo warranto case     The group maintained that it has "legal interest" on the issue as the Chief Justice "can only be removed from office ...Keep on reading: Makabayan bloc files MR on junked petition to intervene on CJ quo warranto case.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 10th, 2018

WATCH | Petitioners vs ML extension in Mindanao articulate definition of the terms rebellion, invasion, public safety

MANILA – During oral arguments Tuesday at the Supreme Court, petitioners against the extension of Martial Law in Mindanao articulated their view of the terms rebellion, invasion, and public safety as the basis for declaring Martial Law. Atty. Christian Monsod, a member of the 1986 Constitutional Commission and one of the petitioners in G.R. No. […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJan 16th, 2018

Open–pit mining needs expert policy study, not whitewash

Looking at the arguments being advanced (for and against) by interested parties in the open-pit mining controversy, we, in this paper, are not persuaded that there is already a sound, comprehensive and expert white paper on the issue that can serve as basis for the administration to make a confident and convincing decision on the [...] The post Open–pit mining needs expert policy study, not whitewash appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsOct 27th, 2017

ORAL ARGUMENTS | 'No factual basis' for Duterte's martial law, SC told - InterAksyon

ORAL ARGUMENTS | 'No factual basis' for Duterte's martial law, SC told - InterAksyon.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsJun 13th, 2017

Test case vs drug war

THE Supreme Court has been asked to issue a writ of amparo to stop the Quezon City police from conducting further anti-illegal drug operations under President Rodrigo Duterte’s “Oplan Tokhang” program in Payatas, Quezon City......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 26th, 2017

SC sets oral arguments on Marcos burial case

The Supreme Court (SC) did not issue an order stopping the interment of the remains of former President Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani but it scheduled oral arguments on August 24 at 9 a.m. SC spokesman Theodore Te said in a news conferenc.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsAug 16th, 2016

Fitch unit sees 50 bps rate lift in 2019

Fitch Solutions Macro Research said the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) may raise interest rates anew by as much as 50 basis points next year after pausing from its tightening episode during its rate-setting meeting this Thursday......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 10th, 2018

Defense chief sees no security problem with China biz park

There would be no security complications in the establishment of a sprawling industrial park for Chinese companies being planned at the former US Air Force Base in Clark that now houses a Philippine Air Force base and an international airport, according to Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana.   The site, New Clark City, will form part of the Clark Freeport and Special Economic Zone, which spans Angeles City, Mabalacat and Porac in Pampanga province, and Capas and Bamban in Tarlac.   "Why would there be [a security issue], when that's just business?" Lorenzana said in response to a question about security implications in the planned Chinese industrial park. "Do you th...Keep on reading: Defense chief sees no security problem with China biz park.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 24th, 2018

BPI sees no more rate hikes in the offing

After jacking up key interest rates five times for a total 175 basis points this year, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) may keep its key interest rates steady through end-2019 as the country's inflation rate eases to targeted levels, according to a lead economist of the Bank of the Philippine Islands. In a press briefing yesterday, BPI's Emilio Neri Jr. said the inflation-targeting BSP, however, could have room to slash the reserve requirement of banks by as much as two percentage points if the country's inflation rate descends to the lower end of the target range of 2-4 percent. This could happen starting June 2019, he added. At 18 percent, the reserve requirement---or the ra...Keep on reading: BPI sees no more rate hikes in the offing.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2018

Duterte promotes co-author of PNP’s ‘Oplan Tokhang’

      President Rodrigo Duterte has promoted a police official who is touted by many as one of the brains behind the government's controversial anti-illegal drug campaign "Oplan Tokhang." According to his appointment paper released by Malacaang, Police Director Camilo Cascolan, who was among the officers who drafted the Philippine National Police's (PNP) anti-illegal drugs campaign plan, was promoted to deputy director general last October 31. Cascolan is currently the chief of the PNP Civil Security Group. He belongs to the Philippine Military Academy Sinagtala Class of 1986, which also counts former and current PNP chiefs Ronald "Bato" Dela Rosa and...Keep on reading: Duterte promotes co-author of PNP’s ‘Oplan Tokhang’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 14th, 2018

Duterte promotes Oplan Tokhang brains

A police official who is one of the brains behind the controversial anti-illegal drug program Oplan Tokhang has been promoted to three-star rank......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 13th, 2018

Megan Rapinoe sees disparity as World Cup approaches

By Anne M. Peterson, Associated Press FRISCO, Texas (AP) — With the Women's World Cup less than eight months away, U.S. national team midfielder Megan Rapinoe is dismayed by what she sees as ongoing issues of inequality in soccer. From uncertainty about the use of video review and the amount of prize money, to scheduling other tournament finals on the same day as the championship game, equity issues are getting more attention as the World Cup looms. From Rapinoe's standpoint, that's symptomatic of the short shrift paid to the women's game by FIFA, soccer's governing body. "And that's not to say they (FIFA) don't do anything. They obviously do things for the women's game. But in the way that they truly care about the men's game, they don't truly care about the women's game," she said. The United States qualified for the World Cup on Sunday night with a victory over Jamaica in the semifinals of the CONCACAF women's championship tournament. The top three finishers earn spots in the World Cup, so the U.S. and Canada secured berths with semifinal victories. The two teams will play each other in the championship match Wednesday night. Rapinoe has always been one of the most vocal players on the team. She was among a chorus of voices that criticized FIFA in the run-up to the 2015 World Cup in Canada because the tournament was played on artificial turf, which was considered a slight to the women. So it's understandable the 33-year-old national team vet would call out FIFA for more recent issues. FIFA has been criticized for scheduling the Women's World Cup final on the same day as the men's Copa America final and the CONCACAF Gold Cup final. There have been calls for FIFA to use VAR, or Video Assistant Referees, at the tournament in France. VAR was used at the men's World Cup for the first time in Russia. Prize money has been an issue since 2015, when the U.S. women's team received $2 million for winning the World Cup, out of a pool of $15 million. By comparison, the prize pool for the men's World Cup in Russia was $400 million. FIFA's Chief Women's Football Officer Sarai Bareman responded to some of the criticism last week when the organization released its first-ever global strategy for women's soccer. The wide-ranging policy seeks to grow the women's game overall — and one aim is to get more women involved in the decision-making processes at all levels. "We have to keep pushing," Bareman said. "Because it's proven that having more women in these decision-making bodies creates a more diverse decision-making process, and also a more robust and I would say — how do I put this diplomatically — a more honest and integral process as well." The strategy shows that FIFA is committed to the women's game, she said. As for VAR, a decision has not been announced. FIFA did not announce its intention to use VAR for the men's World Cup until just a few months before the tournament. Bareman also confirmed that World Cup prize money would be increased but did not reveal a figure. An announcement is expected later this month at the FIFA Council meeting in Rwanda. She said the prize structure would include "new elements that haven't existed before in the women's game" including money to help qualified teams prepare. Sports Illustrated reported last week that the prize pool would be doubled, to $30 million. Rapinoe wanted to know what metric was used in determining the amount — especially in light of the disparity with the men's. "I mean, I think that they're probably looking for pats on the back for the increase. They're not getting any from here. I mean, until they're really going to take meaningful steps to truly show that they're caring about the women's game in a sort of deeper way, I don't know. $15 million is nothing to them. ... If they wanted to just sort of arbitrarily do it, they could increase it by $100 million," she said. Rapinoe is not alone. Alex Morgan and Becky Sauerbrunn have also publicly addressed some of the controversies. Coach Jill Ellis first called for VAR at the Women's World Cup when she visited Russia for the men's tournament, and during qualifying she has questioned the scheduling decisions. The U.S. team is uniquely positioned to speak to contentious issues. The players fought for and received an improved collective bargaining agreement with U.S. Soccer in 2017 that brings player compensation more in line with the men's team. And as the No. 1 team in the world, the players' voices carry weight. "I think they themselves are an incredible mouthpiece for our game, for the women's game. Not just because of their popularity, but also their investment. This is a group that wants the game to grow," Ellis said. "So I think them speaking their minds, honestly, and being open about how they feel about issues — as in bonuses for winning, dates of competition, VAR, all those things that you want to be on the same level and same platform as the men's game. And that's the expectation, and anything less that that is not acceptable.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 16th, 2018

Carpio: Out of ICC, PH helpless vs China

Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio warned that the Philippines would be giving up a "very strong" legal deterrent against a possible China invasion of the West Philippine Sea if it withdrew from the International Criminal Court (ICC). At the last round of oral arguments on Tuesday, Carpio listed the implications of President Rodrigo Duterte's order in March to pull out from the international treaty creating the ICC on the maritime dispute with China. Carpio told Solicitor General Jose Calida in open court that the Philippines could sue China's leaders, led by President Xi Jinping, at the ICC for alleged crimes against humanity should China invade Philippine-occup...Keep on reading: Carpio: Out of ICC, PH helpless vs China.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 9th, 2018