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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

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.".....»»

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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

Next step for NBA is hiring women in positions of power

By Teresa M. Walker, Associated Press MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich sees one simple way for both the NBA and women to mark real progress in the league. Hire more women in positions of power. "I think there just has to be more, more of the same," said Popovich, who during the offseason promoted assistant coach Becky Hammon, moving her one step closer to a head coaching seat. "There are more Beckys out there, they just have to be noticed and given the opportunity by people who are wise enough and courageous enough to do it and not just sit in the old paradigm." And not just on the bench, but on the business side of the NBA as well. The NBA routinely gets high marks for its diversity efforts and is widely viewed as a leader on social issues. Still, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver believes the league needs to be better, and he made his feelings known in a memo to teams in the wake of the Dallas Mavericks' embarrassing scandal. Several NBA teams tout statistics about women in their workforce, but beyond a handful — including Lakers controlling owner Jeanie Buss and Pelicans owner Gayle Benson — the next step for the league seems to be more women in positions of power such as CEOs and COOs. Memphis guard Mike Conley said it's important for basketball, business and society itself to have women in positions of authority. "We welcome it, and we do want to see more of that," Conley said, "and I think that will help bridge that gray area and all the things that have been happening with the Mavs and situations like that and hopefully it will never occur" again. The NBA earned an A+ for racial hiring practices but a B for its gender hiring practices this summer from The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sports . That puts the NBA "significantly above" other professional sports, even as the number of women hired at the team level dropped for a third straight year with the percentage of women in team vice presidents and professional staff dipping as well, according to the report's author, Richard Lapchick. When the NBA began investigating a report of sexual harassment and improper workplace conduct involving the former team president, the Mavericks did not have one woman at the executive level. Owner Mark Cubanhired former AT&T senior executive Cynthia Marshall as CEO and president in February , promoted four women to executive roles and now has eight women among 18 leadership roles. A memo obtained by The Associated Press last month shows the NBA plans workshops in Atlanta and Los Angeles in mid-November on the diversity and inclusion efforts. The NBA also set up an anonymous tip line after the Mavs' story broke. NBA teams surveyed by The Associated Press say they've already been holding seminars on workplace conduct and putting women in leadership roles. Irina Pavlova represented the Nets on the Board of Governors before leaving last year and was replaced by a woman as president of the company that runs the Nets, Barclays Center and Nassau Coliseum. The Toronto Raptors have Teresa Resch as vice president of basketball operations and player development, and Dr. Lisa Callahan is chief medical officer for both the Knicks and the WNBA's Liberty. The Miami Heat recently hired Ruth Riley Hunter as its newest television and radio analyst, a move in motion before Silver talked about wanting more women in the NBA. Grizzlies general manager Chris Wallace has seen the number of women in the NBA jump dramatically since he joined the league in 1986 and believes its heading in the right direction. Chantal Hassard has been with the Grizzlies since the franchise was in Vancouver and is entering her third season as VP of team operations and player programs. Memphis also just brought back Nicki Gross as a basketball analyst after she was the D-League's only woman assistant in 2015 with Iowa. "I think it adds a viewpoint, a skillset that is very beneficial for the teams," Wallace said. Silver wants teams hiring more women, including jobs with power, so the NBA is going to help. The NBA plans an event at the All-Star break in Charlotte, North Carolina, in February to grow the "pipeline of female talent in basketball operations roles." Lapchick said hiring more women has to be a combination of efforts by both the NBA and its teams. "Teams saw the results in Dallas with no women in leadership to stop/confront bad behavior, which I believe is not uncommon toward women in the workplace in and out of sport," Lapchick told the AP. "Adam has the respect to push and I am impressed by the NBA's actions after the decline in gender grade when the Report Card was published followed by the post investigation in Dallas." Ethan Casson, CEO of the Minnesota Timberwolves and the WNBA's Lynx, said it can't be a quota approach — and believes there are qualified women in the candidate pools. About 40 percent of Minnesota's full-time employees are women with 35 percent of department heads and above women. He noted how transparent the NBA and its teams have been on this issue. "It's constantly challenging your organization's thinking and creating what that environment is, and that's what makes the diversity inclusion so important," Casson said. "You're a better organization when you're built that way from the ground up." ___ AP Basketball Writers Tim Reynolds and Brian Mahoney and AP Sports Writers Dave Campbell, Andrew Seligman, Janie McCauley, Anne M. Peterson, Schuyler Dixon, Pat Graham, Tom Withers, Howard Fendrich, Brett Martel, Kyle Hightower and AP freelance writers Raul Dominguez, Clay Bailey and Ian Harrison contributed to this report......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 9th, 2018

‘Motorcycle hitmen’ strike in city again

CLICHE as it may sound, but another one bites the dust. A barangay tanod who also surrendered through Oplan Tokhang was gunned down in broad daylight at Barangay Calubihan, Jaro, Iloilo City. The killing of Neil Resma happened even before police could even come up with the names of suspects and motives for the series […] The post ‘Motorcycle hitmen’ strike in city again appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsOct 6th, 2018

Familiar issues, but no panic for Patriots after 1-2 start

By KYLE HIGHTOWER,  AP Sports Writer BOSTON (AP) — Two weeks, two head-shaking losses by the New England Patriots. In Week 2, the Patriots' defense was deficient in a 31-20 loss to Jacksonville in which the Patriots were victimized on third down. There were problems all over the field in Sunday's stunning 26-10 loss at Detroit, though it was Tom Brady and the Patriots offense that struggled the most against a defense coached by former Patriots defensive coordinator and new Lions head coach Matt Patricia. It's left New England at 1-2 for the first time since 2012. Things won't get any easier as the Patriots prepare to open their division schedule against 3-0 Miami. Patriots coach Bill Belichick said he sees problems everywhere on the field right now. "We're not making enough plays in any phase of the game, so we've just got to perform better," he said. "I think the energy and the effort and all of that — we're trying. Everybody's trying hard. We're just not getting it done, which is all that matters." One of the most surprising things in Sunday's loss to the Lions was how ineffective Detroit managed to render quarterback Tom Brady. The reigning regular-season MVP completed just 14 of 26 passes for 133 yards with one touchdown. He also had a costly interception midway through the fourth quarter that helped the Lions seal the victory. The 133 passing yards for Brady were his fewest in a game since he went 8 of 16 for 80 yards against Buffalo on Dec. 28, 2014. What's more troubling, though, is an offense that over the past two weeks has gone 6 of 21 on third down. "We're not scoring enough points. We're not executing well enough on a down-by-down basis. Certainly, at a high level, we should have our expectations set in," Brady said. "The process has been the same, there's been a lot of talk about it in practice, and we're going through it and watching the film and correcting stuff, it's just not getting done on the field. And we have to get it corrected soon." One common theme in the way the Jaguars and Lions succeeded in limiting the Patriots offensively, was keying on tight end Rob Gronkowski. One of Brady's favorite options, Gronk has just 13 catches for 189 yards and a touchdown this season. He hasn't scored in either of the two losses, hauling in only six total receptions. But Gronkowski said no one inside the Patriots' locker room is panicking about starting 1-2. "I mean, it's early, it's football and it's the NFL," he said. "Some crazy things happen every single week and we've just got to bounce back. We can't put our heads down, we have to keep them up. We've got to keep on fighting and there's another week next week." "We've got a big division game next week versus Miami. We've just got to keep on fighting. It's a long season, I know we're 1-2 right now, but we've got to keep on fighting and keep on going. There's no other way to do it.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 25th, 2018

PH Withdrawal from ICC: Other Issues Distract Media from Oral Arguments

WITH SO many other issues in the news, the media has not kept track of the case filed in the Supreme Court (SC), which relates to the killing of thousands of Filipinos caused by the government’s ca Source link link: PH Withdrawal from ICC: Other Issues Distract Media from Oral Arguments.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 19th, 2018

PH Withdrawal from ICC: Other Issues Distract Media from Oral Arguments

WITH SO many other issues in the news, the media has not kept track of the case filed in the Supreme Court (SC), which relates to the killing of thousands of Filipinos caused by the government's ca.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsSep 18th, 2018