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Void PH withdrawal from ICC, SC asked

OPPOSITION senators yesterday filed a petition with the Supreme Court seeking to declare as invalid the decision of President Rodrigo Duterte to pull out of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC). The petition was filed by Senators Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan, Franklin Drilon, Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino, Leila….....»»

Category: newsSource: journal journalMay 16th, 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

Opposition senators ask SC to stop PH from leaving Int l Criminal Court

MANILA, Philippines – Opposition senators on Wednesday, May 16, asked the Supreme Court (SC) to interfere in the ongoing withdrawal process by the Philippines from the International Criminal Court (ICC).  In a petition for certiorari, 6 senators asked the SC to declare President Rodrigo Duterte's withdrawal ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 16th, 2018

Minority senators ask SC to declare ICC withdrawal invalid

Opposition senators have asked the Supreme Court to declare invalid the country’s withdrawal of its ratification of the Rome Statute that established the International Criminal Court......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 16th, 2018

VACC lawyer who sought Duterte’s disqualification appointed to anti-corruption body

      The lawyer who sought for the disqualification of then mayor and now President Rodrigo Duterte from the presidential race has been appointed commissioner of the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC).   Duterte signed the appointment paper of Manuelito Luna Jr., a lawyer of the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC), on April 17 but the documents were released only to the media on Thursday.   In December 2015, Luna, with his client Rizalito David, asked the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to declare Duterte's substitution of Martin Dio as null and void. READ: David wants Duterte DQ'd, too   Duterte, ...Keep on reading: VACC lawyer who sought Duterte’s disqualification appointed to anti-corruption body.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 19th, 2018

IBP urges high court to dismiss quo warranto against Sereno

THE Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) on Friday asked the Supreme Court to dismiss Solicitor General Jose C. Calida’s quo warranto petition seeking to void Chief Justice Maria Lourdes P.A. Sereno’s post for lack of merit. Among its several arguments, the 29-page Opposition-In-Intervention signed by IBP president Atty. Adriel S. Fajardo pointed out that […] The post IBP urges high court to dismiss quo warranto against Sereno appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 23rd, 2018

Makabayan bloc leads petition to block Sereno ouster

MANILA, Philippines – Lawmakers belonging to the progressive Makabayan bloc in the House on Thursday, March 22, asked the Supreme Court to junk a pending petition to declare as void the appointment of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno . The lawmakers and several other persons also filed a petition asking the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 22nd, 2018

IBP appeals for ‘due process’ in impeachment bid vs Sereno

THE Integrated Bar of the Philippines in a statement on Friday appealed for “due process” amid the mounting impeachment campaign against Chief Justice-on-leave Maria Lourdes P.A. Sereno. Earlier, lawyer Oliver O. Lozano in a petition dated Thursday asked the Supreme Court (SC) to void Ms. Sereno’s appointment in 2012 “for non-compliance with mandatory legal requirements.” […] The post IBP appeals for ‘due process’ in impeachment bid vs Sereno appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 2nd, 2018

Lawyer asks High Court to unseat CJ

LAWYER Oliver Lozano yesterday asked the Supreme Court to void the appointment of Sereno as chief justice. In a two-page petition, Lozano urged the high court to nullify Sereno’s appointment, saying she failed to comply with the requirements required for the chief justice post. In particular, Lozano claimed that Sereno….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMar 2nd, 2018

Heruela s big game steals spotlight from Fajardo s impressive outing

Reserve guard Brian Heruela's big performance in San Miguel Beer's 107-93 win was enough to steal the spotlight from four-time MVP June Mar Fajardo, at least according to their coach Leo Austria. The stocky playmaker had a great showing, scoring 17 points, which is his second-best outing ever, a career-high six steals, five dimes, and two boards, and several key plays in the defending champion's huge game-sealing run in the latter part of the fourth. Fajardo meanwhile had a great all-around game, scoring 34, grabbing 13 rebounds, dishing out three assists, and blocking three shots. The former CESAFI standout stood the tallest among the powerhouse roster, drawing praise from head coach Leo Austria in the post-game presser.  "I’m so happy tonight because of my players off the bench especially Heruela. Talagang inagaw nya yung show kay June Mar and then kay Arwind saka kay Marcio Lassiter," Austria said after the game. With gunner Alex Cabagnot out for about a month due to plantar fasciitis, Heruela expects that his number will be called more than often by Austria. "For us, it was bad news because Alex is a major part of our team. In my part, I am just thankful for the opportunity that coach Leo and the rest of the coaching staff and mangement gave me, the guys, all the bench, we keep on staying ready," Herula mentioned.  As for playing time, Heruela added that he is ready to step up to the challenge, whatever it may be. Now that Heruela has an opportunity to be given a bigger chunk of playing time, he hopes that the Beermen's bench will be up to the challenge and fill the huge void created by Cabagnot's absence.  When asked about Austria's praise for the ball handler, Heruela could only muster appreciation for the positive comments brought up by his coach. "It's a humbling complement from my coach, it's a big boost in my confidence, I just do my job and stay ready, and hopefully help my team for the win." --- follow this writer on Twitter, @philipptionary.      .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 24th, 2018

Solons to SC: Why is martial extension longer than original declared period?

"How can a mere extension be inordinately longer than the original proclamation sought to be extended?" This was the question posed by opposition lawmakers led by Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman as they asked the Supreme Court (SC) to declare "null and void" the year-long extension of martial law in Mindanao. According to the lawmakers, extending martial law in Mindanao for another year "defies" the 1987 Constitution's "unmistakable" mandate to limit the duration of military rule. "It stands to reason that any authorized extension must be similarly limited in duration," their 29-page petition stated, explaining that a martial law declaration, as stated in the Constitution, should not ex...Keep on reading: Solons to SC: Why is martial extension longer than original declared period?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 27th, 2017

SC asked to void curfew ordinance of QC, Manila, Navotas

A students' group is asking the Supreme Court (SC) to end what they described as vague, unjust and repressive curfews ordinances imposed by three Metro Manila cities. ........»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2016

Duterte asked Cesar Montano to quit, says DOT source - GMA News

Duterte asked Cesar Montano to quit, says DOT source - GMA News.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated News3 min. ago

Senate asks Duterte to certify proposed BBL as urgent to meet June 2 deadline

MANILA, Philippines – With only 5 session days left, Senate leaders asked President Rodrigo Duterte to certify the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) as urgent. (READ:  BBL needs a push from Duterte to become law before SONA ) In a letter dated May 21, Senate President Vicente Sotto III and Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri said the chamber seeks to ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News4 hr. 41 min. ago

Will Malacañang look into Mark Tolentino s Mindanao railway allegations?

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte may have fired transportation assistant secretary Mark Tolentino, but will he or Malacañang still look into the former official's  claims that the Mindanao Railway project is being delayed to ensure it is funded through a foreign loan? Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque was asked ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News4 hr. 41 min. ago

Senate asks Duterte to certify as urgent its proposed Bangsamoro bill

The Senate on Tuesday, May 22, asked President Rodrigo R. Duterte to certify the Senate bill on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) as an urgent measure. The request was coursed through a letter dated May 21, which was signed by Senate President Vicente C. Sotto III and Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel F. Zubiri. […] The post Senate asks Duterte to certify as urgent its proposed Bangsamoro bill appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated News5 hr. 2 min. ago

Senate leaders ask Duterte to certify BBL as urgent

The leadership of the Senate have asked President Rodrigo Duterte to certify as urgent the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law to expedite the passage of the measure which seeks to achieve lasting peace in Mindanao......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News6 hr. 42 min. ago

Separation anxieties? Janella Salvador, Elmo Magalona admit worries about working apart

Janella Salvador has always been together with her love team partner Elmo Magalona. But with new projects coming that tend to have them apart, does it mean that the public will be seeing less of the ElNella love team on screen? The actress is starring in the new movie "So Connected" with Jameson Blake. In connection with this, she admitted to talk show host Boy Abunda in a "Tonight with Boy Abunda" episode which aired yesterday, May 21, that she and Elmo have both been hesitant to take on projects that would set them apart. "Si Elmo kasi, he's very understanding naman," Salvador said when asked if Magalona got jealous of her pairing with Blake in the movie. "Of course at fir...Keep on reading: Separation anxieties? Janella Salvador, Elmo Magalona admit worries about working apart.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News8 hr. 15 min. ago

Senate asks Duterte anew to certify BBL as urgent

        The Senate on Monday asked President Rodrigo Duterte anew to certify as urgent the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL).   In a letter sent to the President, newly elected Senate President Vicente Sotto III and Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri said the Senate aims to pass on third reading Senate Bill 1717, or "An Act Providing for the Basic Law for the Bangsamoro and Abolishing the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao" before it goes to sine die adjournment on June 2.   "We are hoping for your usual support as we work for the prompt passage of this law," Sotto and Zubiri said in the letter.   The measure is sti...Keep on reading: Senate asks Duterte anew to certify BBL as urgent.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News8 hr. 15 min. ago

Icardi left out of Argentina s World Cup squad

By Debora Rey, Associated Press BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Serie A co-top-scorer Mauro Icardi was left out of Argentina's World Cup squad on Monday. Icardi, also the Inter Milan captain, was the most notable absentee from coach Jorge Sampaoli's 23-man list. Manchester City's Sergio Aguero, who has not played since March and is recovering from a knee operation, was picked. Sampaoli said in a news conference his choices were based on "players that can do many functions to give us different characteristics." "Those players in the final list are closer to the idea we are implementing. They are closer to the opposition's goal line than to their own." Icardi was part of Sampaoli's preliminary list of 35 players announced on May 14. He scored 29 goals in Serie A, one of them on Sunday when Inter secured a spot in the Champions League for the first time since 2012. Aguero had a great season with English Premier League champion City, scoring 31 times until he was injured. It is still uncertain when he will be back in action. Also injured, defender Gabriel Mercado and midfielder Lucas Biglia were in the squad. Mercado's injury opened a door for Torino left back Cristian Ansaldi, who can also play on the right. Asked about the risks of taking recovering players to the World Cup, Sampaoli said he will take full responsibility for his choices. "We need to face the World Cup without fear," he said. "In this list there are players with a lot of skill. The ones that understand our game better will be closer to being starters." Argentina is grouped in Russia with Iceland, Croatia and Nigeria. ___ Goalkeepers: Sergio Romero (Manchester United), Wilfredo Caballero (Chelsea), Franco Armani (River Plate). Defenders: Cristian Ansaldi (Torino), Gabriel Mercado (Sevilla), Nicolas Otamendi (Manchester City), Javier Mascherano (Hebei China Fortune), Federico Fazio (Roma), Marcos Rojo (Manchester United), Marcos Acuna ( Sporting Lisbon), Nicolas Tagliafico (Ajax). Midfielders: Cristian Pavon (Boca Juniors), Maximiliano Meza (Independiente), Angel Di Maria (Paris Saint-Germain), Giovani Lo Celso (Paris Saint-Germain), Manuel Lanzini (West Ham), Ever Banega (Sevilla), Lucas Biglia (Milan), Eduardo Salvio (Benfica). Strikers: Paulo Dybala (Juventus), Gonzalo Higuain (Juventus), Lionel Messi (Barcelona), Sergio Aguero (Manchester City)......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News10 hr. 2 min. ago

Rival captains back Peru s Guerrero in bid to lift Cup ban

SYDNEY (AP) — The captains of the three countries set to play Peru at the World Cup have co-signed a letter urging soccer's international governing body to find a way for Peru captain Paolo Guerrero — currently under a drug suspension — to play in the tournament next month. FIFPro, the players' union, released a letter Tuesday that was signed by France captain Hugo Lloris, Denmark captain Simon Kjaer and Australia skipper Mile Jedinak seeking a temporary lifting of Guerrero's suspension. Guerrero tested positive for a banned substance after Peru's World Cup qualifier against Argentina last October and was initially suspended for 12 months. The ban was later reduced to six months, allowing the 34-year-old forward to return to his Brazilian club Flamengo to prepare for the World Cup. But the Court of Arbitration for Sport, on appeal from the World Anti-Doping Agency, last week extended the suspension to 14 months, effectively sidelining Guerrero for Peru's first World Cup tournament in 36 years. In the letter to FIFA, the France, Denmark and Australia captains asked the FIFA Council to "show compassion" and said it would be "plainly wrong" to exclude Guerrero on the basis of the findings that the Peru captain did not intent to cheat and that the substance was not performance-enhancing. Guerrero tested positive for benzoylecgonine, a metabolite of cocaine, but lawyers argued the stimulant did not enhance his performance and was accidentally consumed in contaminated tea. The CAS said its panel accepted those arguments as factual. "As such, we turn to the FIFA Council and kindly put forward an urgent request for clemency by asking the FIFA Council to temporarily interrupt the ban imposed on Paolo Guerrero during the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, with the suspension to recommence at the conclusion of Peru's participation in the competition," the captains wrote. "We believe that in the interest of fairness and proportionality, and taking into consideration the exceptional circumstances of the present matter, Paolo who — as everyone agrees did not cheat — should be able to participate with, and against, his fellow professionals in the FIFA World Cup. "We strongly believe that a temporary interruption would be the equitable and rightful solution." Peru President Martin Vizcarra has asked the government and Peru's ambassador to Switzerland to be ready to help Guerrero challenge his ban at the Swiss supreme court. Guerrero can ask federal judges to study the ruling by the Swiss-based CAS, which banned him until January. The Swiss Federal Tribunal can intervene if the legal process was abused. It could give an interim order before Peru's World Cup program starts on June 16 against Denmark......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News10 hr. 2 min. ago