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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

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:  journalRelated NewsMay 16th, 2018

De Lima seeks SC permission to attend oral arguments on ICC

DETAINED SENATOR Leila M. De Lima has asked the Supreme Court (SC) to allow her “to personally appear and represent herself” in the oral arguments on the petition seeking to declare unconstitutional and invalid the Philippines’ withdrawal from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC)......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJun 27th, 2018

De Lima asks SC to allow her to argue vs ICC withdrawal

Detained Sen. Leila De Lima has asked the Supreme Court to allow her to personally argue and defend the petition she and her colleagues filed challenging the Philippines’ withdrawal from the international tribunal......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 27th, 2018

Sotto asks Inquirer.net to remove Pepsi Paloma stories

Published: 7:14 a.m., July 17, 2018 | Updated: 11:34 p.m., July 18, 2018 The Inquirer.net articles linking him to the withdrawal of charges against the suspects in the alleged rape of movie starlet Pepsi Paloma were the "original fake news," according to Senate President Vicente Sotto III. Sotto said he expected these to be removed from the site. The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines, which criticized his request to remove the articles from the website, do not know what really happened and should talk to the Inquirer, he said. "That is the original fake news, so do not make a big deal out of it," Sotto told reporters at the Senate on Monday. Asked if he ...Keep on reading: Sotto asks Inquirer.net to remove Pepsi Paloma stories.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 18th, 2018

Frustrated Mickelson swats moving ball with putter at Open

By Barry Wilner, Associated Press SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Whether he ever wins a U.S. Open — and that prospect is increasingly bleak at age 48 — Phil Mickelson will be remembered for what happened on the 13th green at Shinnecock Hills on Saturday. Call it the Mickelson Meltdown. His bogey putt from above the hole ran by the cup and was headed down a slope when he ran over and swatted it back toward the hole as the ball was still moving. "Sometimes it gets a little goofy, sure," he said, "but it's all within the rules." Mickelson's shocking display in the third round earned him a 2-stroke penalty for breaking the rule against hitting a moving ball and led to a 10 on the hole, an 81 overall. He went from shooting a 69 to making the cut to falling apart so badly that playing partner Andrew Johnston called it "a moment of madness." "I've had multiple times where I've wanted to do that," Mickelson said, explaining he preferred the 2-stroke penalty to having to play the ball from off the green. "I just finally did." Saturday was Mickelson's 48th birthday, and there were good vibes everywhere early in his round. He was serenaded with "Happy Birthday" at nearly every green, and even after four consecutive bogeys the fans were supportive. "People here have been awesome, they made my birthday special," he said. Then came No. 13, where nothing was special — just outrageous. Mickelson jogged after the ball after it curled around the hole, realizing it was about to head down the other side of the green. His swat sent the ball off the hole. He then two-putted. With the 2-shot penalty, he was given a sextuple-bogey 10 that was the highest score on any hole at this U.S. Open, according to the USGA. "I've wanted to do that many times. I should have done it several times at Augusta on 15," he said. As he walked off the green, he could be seen smiling and talking to Johnston, who also was smiling. "I said, 'That is one of the strangest things I have ever seen' and started laughing, and said 'sorry' about laughing," said Johnston, a jovial Englishman with the nickname Beef. "He just laughed at me, he had no words to say. We just laughed. "It's something you might see at your club with your mates. It was strange, no one ever has those thoughts, it just happens." Mickelson's actions were reminiscent of John Daly hitting a moving ball at Pinehurst No. 2 in the 1999 U.S. Open. Daly was on No. 8 in the final round when he took an 11 on the hole and signed for an 81. He then said: "This is my last U.S. Open — ever. I've had it with the USGA and the way they run their tournaments." He was back the next year at Pebble Beach, where he pumped three shots into the Pacific Ocean on the famed 18th and hit another shot into someone's backyard. That made for a 14, a total of 83 in the first round, and a withdrawal. Another player who let things get to him was Kirk Triplett in 1998 at Olympic Club. On the 18th hole in the second round, Triplett stuck his putter in the ground as a backstop when his ball was headed back down from the hole. Mickelson, who has been a U.S. Open runner-up six times, most recently in 2013, was having a miserable time Saturday before reaching 13. He had those four consecutive bogeys before a par at the 12th. After three more pars following the meltdown, he bogeyed 17, then parred 18. Asked if people would find his actions on No. 13 disrespectful, Mickelson said: "It's meant to take advantage of the rules as best as you can. In that situation, I was just going back and forth. I would gladly take the two shots over continuing that display." As for walking off the green chuckling, he insisted: "How can you not laugh? It's funny." ___ AP Golf Writer Doug Ferguson, AP Columnist Tim Dahlberg, and Sports Writer Jimmy Golen contributed to this report......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 17th, 2018

NGO asks SC to void Duterte admin s notice of withdrawal from Rome Statute

Another petition has been filed with the Supreme Court to declare as void the Duterte administration's notice of withdrawal from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court which was.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 13th, 2018

IBP asks SC to reverse Sereno ouster

The Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) on Monday formally asked the Supreme Court (SC) to reverse and set aside its “narrowly drawn” and “necessarily void”  decision ousting Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno.   Source link link: IBP asks SC to reverse Sereno ouster.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 11th, 2018

Peter Lim asks SC to stop new DoJ probe

BUSINESSMAN Peter Lim yesterday asked the Supreme Court to stop the Department of Justice’s reinvestigation of the drug case lodged against him, saying it “smacks of persecution, harassment and oppression.” In his petition, Lim urged the SC to void the order of then justice secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II to conduct….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJun 7th, 2018

Peter Lim asks SC to stop DoJ reinvestigation

Businessman Peter Lim yesterday asked the Supreme Court to stop the Department of Justice’s (DoJ) reinvestigation of the drug case lodged against him, saying it “smacks of persecution, harassment and oppression.” In a 48-page petition, Lim urged the SC to void the order of then Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJun 7th, 2018

Thompson, Warriors force inevitable Game 7

By Shaun Powell, NBA.com OAKLAND, Calif. -- The final game of the Western Conference season will tip on the last Monday in May (Tuesday, PHL time) at the Toyota Center in Houston, as it should. This is the route the GPS mapped out back in October and never had any reason to recalculate from since. Warriors at Rockets in a winner-take-all. Never in doubt, no? A pair of championship-quality teams will go 48 minutes and the previous six games in this series tells us to expect a tense jump ball-to-buzzer affair. With or without Chris Paul. Paul’s inflamed right hamstring is a significant flaw, no question, yet the Rockets do have home-court advantage and will hear a crazed crowd trying to fill the void with noise if as expected Paul misses a second straight game. The Rockets didn’t have their point guard and spiritual leader Saturday (Sunday, PHL time) and still sent an early chill through the defending champions on enemy soil, going up 17 after the first quarter and 10 at halftime. Oracle Arena and the Warriors were confused. Then Game 6 flipped suddenly and drastically in the second half, as the Warriors rolled to a 115-86 victory. and here we are. Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni: “We got what we want, a seventh game on our home court, now it’s up to us to go get it.” Warriors guard Klay Thompson said: “I feel like we’re the best team in the world.” The Rockets constructed this team specifically to challenge and beat the Warriors. Meanwhile, the Warriors paced themselves through the regular season partly to conserve their attention and energy for Houston, which has Golden State’s attention like no team before in the West playoffs. Both are causing each other irritating problems. The Rockets’ defense with its switching and hand-in-the-face pressure is forcing Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry to work hard for their shots. The Warriors’ ability to thrive even if not all four of their All-Stars are clicking is testing Houston’s limits; such was the case in Game 6 when Thompson, the No. 3 Guy, broke loose for 35 points with nine threes. That’s what makes the Warriors tough to erase: They don’t need to be perfect, and good for them, because they haven’t been in this series, with the exception of their 41-point victory in Game 3. About Thompson: He was locked in, emotionally and physically, popping off screens, catching and shooting, creating space to get good looks and punching the air after big three's. The energy and the shots saved the Warriors from a lackluster and potentially deadly start. Thompson stayed in rhythm most of the night while Curry (29 points) and Durant (23) went through off-and-on cold stretches and afterward joked how he was “born” for this. “Man, that felt good, to be honest,” Thompson said. “I just wanted to play with as much passion as I could. I probably sounded more vocal than I am.” There was a natural link to the last time Thompson was this splashy in a Game 6 elimination game, two summers ago when he dropped 41 on Oklahoma City to trigger a comeback from 3-1 down. Durant was on the wrong side of that performance. “Please don’t go there,” begged Durant, bowing his head. “Next question.” Mindful of what happened right after that series -- the Warriors would blow a 3-1 lead of their own to Cleveland -- Curry said: “I think we both blocked that whole year out of our memory.” Actually, that volcanic performance by Thompson helped convince Durant to leave Oklahoma City, which led to last year’s championship and helped build a solid case for the Warriors to repeat next month. Thompson’s latest piece of work helped awaken the Warriors from being trapped in an extended state of stun, courtesy of how fierce the Rockets came at them right from the start. The Houston lead grew to double digits within minutes and stayed that way through the break. This was further evidence that the Rockets, in this game and actually for the series so far, refuse to concede anything and believe this West title is realistic even with Paul’s status uncertain. “I saw a lot of things that I liked,” said D’Antoni, “and I think we’re in a good position.” Eric Gordon, a strong candidate to win the Kia NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award, started in place of Paul and was a concern for the Warriors, drilling deep shots and scoring 19 points. Also, Harden rediscovered his own touch from that distance; he’d missed 22 straight threes in this series but made four and scored 32 points. Houston missed Paul’s composure and steady point guard hand, which could be expected. The Rockets had 22 turnovers, with the Harden-Gordon backcourt combining for 14. The other issue for the Rockets was depth. With Gordon in the starting lineup, D’Antoni was forced to give minutes to Luc Mbah a Moute, still struggling after hurting his shoulder just prior to the playoffs. He wasn’t a factor and neither was the bench. Assuming Paul sits another game, the Rockets will undoubtedly need major scoring and playmaking from Harden, solid shotgun work from Gordon and at least two members of the support group -- Trevor Ariza, P.J. Tucker, Clint Capela -- to break loose in order to make Game 7 interesting. Remember, the Rockets have now gone four straight games without breaking 100 points, and Harden appeared beaten in the fourth quarter Saturday where he went scoreless. The Warriors are also dealing with a missing part, with Andre Iguodala’s inactive streak now at three. They’re crossing fingers whenever Kevon Looney, Jordan Bell and/or Nick Young are pressed to play more than 15 minutes. None of them have distinguished themselves since Iguodala suffered a bone bruise on his left knee in Game 3. So that’s the tale of the tape. Between now and tipoff, the Rockets’ therapy staff will work on Paul’s hamstring, hoping for some intervention from the Medical Gods. In the perfect basketball world, Paul and Iguodala would be fit to play; why should the finish of this series be deprived of them, of less than what it should be? Last fall, before training camp, Paul, Harden and Tucker vacationed in the Bahamas for one last moment of chill before preparations for a season of big expectations. Obviously, they talked shop. They set goals and their sights on the Warriors. Tucker asked Paul and Harden: Imagine if we get them on our court for a Game 7. They all nodded and agreed it would be a logical scenario to launch themselves into the NBA Finals. “Obviously we hope to have our starting point guard back,” Tucker said. “If not, we need to be ready.” The Warriors held no such pre-camp huddle -- champions have what others want -- yet knew that once the Rockets added Paul, Houston would be their toughest test since Durant signed up. Warriors vs. Rockets in a single-game elimination is the proper stage, then, to determine who reps the West in the NBA Finals. D’Antoni said: “It should be a great game.” Curry: “It should be fun. This is what you play for, to be in a situation where you’re one win away from going to The Finals. You’ve got to want it.” Truthfully, neither team would rather be in a winner-take-all. Sweeping would be vastly preferred. But the other part about what Curry said is definitely true: Who wants it? Veteran NBA writer Shaun Powell has worked for newspapers and other publications for more than 25 years. You can e-mail him here or follow him on Twitter. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or Turner Broadcasting. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 27th, 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