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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

Carlos Celdran appeals case, wants oral arguments

Cultural activist and tour guide Carlos Celdran urged the Supreme Court to overturn its division’s resolution that upheld his guilty conviction and to hold an oral argument on his case......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 15th, 2018

Playing the cards right? Politics of ICC oral arguments

The Supreme Court postponed to August 28 the oral arguments on the legality of the Philippines’ withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC). The SC’s decision to postpone comes after minority senators asked for the deferment because they “do not have a representative for the oral arguments” ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 14th, 2018

Oral arguments on Philippines’ ICC withdrawal delayed anew

The Supreme Court (SC) has again delayed oral arguments to invalidate the Duterte administration’s move to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC). The High Court’s Public Information Office on Monday, Aug. 13, said in a release that the oral arguments “will be reset to August 28.” The oral arguments was originally scheduled on July […] The post Oral arguments on Philippines’ ICC withdrawal delayed anew appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsAug 13th, 2018

Fitch Solutions Sees One More Rate Hike, Cuts GDP Growth Forecast

Citing sustained rise of inflation and credit growth, Fitch Solutions forecasts an additional 25 basis points increase in the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’ (BSP) key rates before yearend. In a research note, the Fitch Group unit contends that while the implementation of tax reforms since January 2018 is a major contributor to price pressures, it […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsAug 13th, 2018

SC resets debates on ICC withdrawal to August 28

The Supreme Court has reset the oral arguments on petitions challenging the executive department’s withdrawal from the International Criminal Court to August 28 from August 14......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 13th, 2018

De Lima disappointed with SC blocking her plea to argue vs ICC withdrawal

Sen. Leila De Lima has expressed disappointment with the Supreme Court ruling that blocked her from participating personally in the oral arguments for the minority senators’ petition challenging the government’s withdrawal from the international tribunal......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 8th, 2018

Leila plea to participate in oral argument denied by SC

THE Supreme Court (SC) yesterday rejected the plea of Senator Leila De Lima to allow her to participate and argue in oral arguments on petitions challenging the administration’s withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC). Voting 10-2, the justices decided to deny the motion of De Lima, who has been….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsAug 7th, 2018