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Will case vs Sen. De Lima crumble too after DoJ ruling on Peter Lim?

Crame files I’M posing this question in the aftermath of the ‘secret decision’ made by a panel of prosecutors from the Department of Justice to dismiss the charges filed by the PNP Criminal Investigation and Detection Group against suspected Filipino-Chinese drug lord Peter Lim and 21 others last December 20.….....»»

Category: newsSource: journal journalMar 14th, 2018

Peter is out. Kerwin is out. How about me? De Lima asks court

    Detained Senator Leila de Lima has taken steps to turn the tables against the Department of Justice (DOJ) by using its arguments to dismiss the drug cases against Peter Lim and Kerwin Espinosa to reverse her indictment.   De Lima's camp on Friday said an Omnibus Motion was filed before the Muntinlupa Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branches 205 and 206 to challenge the new charges provided in the new case information (charge sheet) filed by the DOJ.   The DOJ initially indicted De Lima for illegal drug trading, or violation of Section 26(b) of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.   In the amended charge sh...Keep on reading: Peter is out. Kerwin is out. How about me? De Lima asks court.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 16th, 2018

How will DOJ now handle De Lima case? Ex-SolGen asks

The dismissal of the criminal case against high-profile drug kingpin Peter Lim and other alleged narcotics bosses has put the Department of Justice (DOJ) in a bind in a similar complaint involving detained Sen. Leila de Lima, former Solicitor General Florin Hilbay said on Tuesday. Hilbay, one of the lawyers for De Lima, lamented how the DOJ treated the two complaints differently although they both involved alleged violations of Republic Act No. 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. In July 2016, President Duterte tagged Lim, who turned out to be his wedding compadre (cosponsor), as the biggest drug lord in the country. "The DOJ applied the basic rules to co...Keep on reading: How will DOJ now handle De Lima case? Ex-SolGen asks.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 14th, 2018

Peter Lim ecstatic over dismissal of drug case

CEBU CITY --- Cebuano businessman Peter Lim has expressed elation over the dismissal of the drug trafficking charges filed against him. In a statement issued on Monday, Lim welcomed the ruling of the Task Force on Illegal Drugs of the Department of Justice (DOJ). "Mr. Peter Lim thanks the DOJ for rendering a just resolution because after all, the pronouncement of Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II which found headline in Cebu Daily News on Oct 1, 2016, is correct," said Lim's spokesperson Jun Fuentes. Aguirre earlier revealed that the Peter "Jaguar" Lim, who is listed as one of the top drug lords in the country, was actually slain drug lord Jeffrey "Jaguar" Diaz, not the...Keep on reading: Peter Lim ecstatic over dismissal of drug case.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 12th, 2018

De Lima asks court to recall 3rd arrest order, defer arraignment pending SC final ruling on her case

Sen. Leila de Lima has asked the court to recall the third warrant of arrest it issued against her, saying the illegal illegal drug trading charges filed against her by the Duterte administration were all "glaringly trumped-up.".....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsDec 1st, 2017

Modern bigs to dominate 2018 Draft

By Steve Aschburner, NBA.com NEW YORK – There was a ballroom full of NBA centers in midtown Manhattan Wednesday – not one of them eager to follow in the sizeable footsteps of Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Moses Malone, Shaquille O’Neal or Dwight Howard. In fact, on the very day that the top prospects for the 2018 Draft were made available to the media – a talent pool particularly long on length this year – Howard was on the move again, in a reported deal from Charlotte to Brooklyn that will land the eight-time All-Star with his fourth team in four seasons and sixth overall. That bit of news – of an old-school NBA big man being shuffled off again,  primarily for salary-cap purposes, into what looks to be basketball irrelevancy – served as a counterpoint to the young giants just starting out. There will be plenty of guards and forwards selected in the first round Thursday at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, including Michael Porter Jr., Trae Young, Collin Sexton, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Mikal Bridges, Kevin Knox and Lonnie Walker. But the lottery will be top-heavy with big men, with Deandre Ayton, Marvin Bagley III, Mo Bamba, Jaren Jackson Jr., Wendell Carter Jr., and Robert Williams all hearing their names called. All six are listed at 6'10" or taller, though they’ll bear little resemblance in style or production to the Hall of Famers cited above or even to Howard. The last time last time six players that size were drafted in the top 10 was 2007, when Greg Oden, Al Horford, Yi Jianlian, Brandan Wright, Joakim Noah and Spencer Hawes all went early. Much has changed in 11 years. These young guys represent basketball’s new-age pivot men, er, which means we’d better drop the “pivot men” nomenclature. Rather, the word that got tossed around most often Wednesday during conversations about these guys’ fit – with specific teams and in the league generally – was modern. Modern centers for a modern NBA. “Modern-day 5,” is how Mamba put it. “Defend multiple positions, can shoot it, handle it a little. Can do a little bit of everything,” the 20-year-old from Harlem, by way of Pennsylvania and Texas. Said Jaren Jackson, Jr., fresh from one season at Michigan State: “At times, I’ve heard that I’m right on time for the way the game is going. A lot of bigs can handle the ball and be versatile and they’re able to make plays.” If you want to feel old, consider the NBA’s prevailing definition of “modern.” With major league baseball, for example, what’s known as the “modern era” historically is thought to have begun in the year 1900. By contrast, the NBA’s modern era dates back to about a week ago last Tuesday. That’s how quickly the contributions from the center position have changed. After ruling the NBA landscape for most of the league’s first 50 years, traditional big men looked at now as dinosaurs, both in form and function. Plodding isn’t allowed. Posting up, back to the basket, and backing into the paint seems as dated in this league as helmetless players in the NHL. There have been noticeable markers along the way. In the ‘90s, players who naturally would have been trained and used as centers – Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett, Rasheed Wallace, Amare Stoudemire, Antonio McDyess – demanded to face the basket and be referred to as power forwards. Then in 2012, the league joined them, eradicating “center” from its All-Star ballot and opting for “frontcourt” as a catch-all category for everyone from 6'5" wings to seven-foot shot swatters. This latest era dates back just a few years, if you go by a few key analytics. A recent ESPN.com story tracked the minutes played by seven-footers in the playoffs, compared to the regular season, and identified the tipping point as the 2016 postseason. Even if you back it up by a year to include Golden State’s heavy use of small ball in winning its championship in 2015, that’s still barely more than a heartbeat. But the full embrace of the three-point shot and the type of pace favored by a majority of current NBA coaches has put a premium on centers – we’re taking liberties in even calling them that anymore – who are mobile, who can switch defensively, challenge perimeter shooters, do some of that shooting of their own and still crash the boards and protect the rim. The next Shaq or Kareem? Now the model is Houston’s efficient Clint Capela, Boston’s savvy Al Horford or Minnesota’s ridiculously skilled Karl-Anthony Towns. Big guys such as DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis have added range to their shots. Some – Andre Drummond, Jonas Valanciunas, a few more – have status or contracts assure them minutes. Yet other old-style bigs are out of the league (Roy Hibbert, Andrew Bogut) or logging long stretches on the bench (Greg Monroe, Al Jefferson, Hassan Whiteside). Just two years ago, Jahlil Okafor was the No. 3 pick in the 2016 Draft. These days, he’s an afterthought with little market value. Teams don’t want to play the way Okafor and others like him need to play. So the challenge for a fellow such as Ayton, projected to be the near-consensus No. 1 pick this year, is to make sure no one confuses him or his game with DeAndre Jordan. Asked about the trend Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time), Ayton at one point sounded a little defiant. “I’m not changing my way of play in the NBA,” he told reporters. “I’m still an inside-out type of player. I’m going to start inside and establish myself down low until I have to stretch the floor.” It helps, of course, to have that option. Ayton already is built like an NBA veteran, but he has sufficient quickness to cover ground defensively and to keep up with a faster offensive pace. And for those who haven’t been paying attention to him since the NCAA tournament ended – or in Arizona’s case, barely got started with that opening loss to Buffalo – Ayton has a surprise: a more reliable three-point shot he’s willing to unleash. “The NBA three-ball is way farther than the college three-ball,” he said. “I’ve really put on some range and put on some muscle. When I’m fatigued in games, I really can [still] get my shot off in a perfect arc.” Bagley, depending where he lands, might end up playing more out on the floor than the other bigs in this draft. That’s his experience, having had Carter next to him at Duke to handle the basics. Williams will likely benefit from shifting in the opposite direction. He played a lot at power forward for Texas A&M but is rated highly for how his game translates to, you guessed it, modern center play. Bamba has drawn comparisons to Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid, as much for his charisma as for any play similarities. He allegedly has overhauled his shot this spring, and also was eager to tout his three-point range Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time). Then there is Jackson, who has been rated as the best two-way player of the bunch. That includes not just his defense against fellow bigs but his ability to keep up with and guard nearly any position. Jackson seemed to speak for all the big men among the future pros in New York Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time). Unlike a previous generation of centers, many of whom got caught in the NBA’s transition to a smaller, faster, position-less style, the young centers of 2018 grew up watching it. And preparing for it. Nothing frustrating about it, Jackson said, though it’s a far cry from the league in which his father, Jaren Sr., (1989-2002) played. “No. Whatever helps each team do their best is what lineup they’re going to put out,” Jackson said. “They’re going to put the best players on the floor every time. You look at a team like the Warriors, they switch everything. They can play all different positions. That’s what they’re good at.” That’s what these guys, given their size, are remarkably good at too. Steve Aschburner has written about the NBA since 1980. You can e-mail him here, find his archive here and 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 News20 hr. 36 min. ago

Massacre partial ruling eyed

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte ordered the prosecution panel in the Maguindanao massacre case to ensure partial ruling on some of the accused by the end of the year. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque gave the update on the case in his press briefing. “The President has instructed the prosecution panel to do….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJun 20th, 2018

Ruling on Marcos wealth case is historical revisionism , Rosales says

The Supreme Court affirmed on Tuesday the Sandiganbayan's decision that the PCGG presented insufficient evidence in the case......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 20th, 2018

In light of Scully conviction, DOJ warns child porn video owners, sharers

Following the conviction of Australian pedophile Peter Gerard Scully for qualified trafficking and sexual abuse of female minors, the Regional Prosecutor’s Office has warned individuals who may have possessed or circulated pornographic photo ​graph​s or video​ clips​ online, whether related to the case or not, that such act is punishable by law......»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsJun 18th, 2018

Australian gets life in Philippine child sex abuse case

An Australian man has been sentenced to life in a Philippine prison as part of a notorious child sexual abuse case in which prosecutors say he chained the victims like dogs.Peter Scully still faces.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJun 14th, 2018

Aussie gets life in shocking child sex abuse case

AN Australian man has been sentenced to life in a Philippine prison as part of a notorious child sexual abuse case in which prosecutors say he chained the victims like dogs. Peter Scully still faces another trial and dozens more charges, including allegations he made child pornography and murdered a….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJun 14th, 2018

SC applicants agree with U.S ruling favoring baker in gay wedding cake case

MANILA, Philippines – Three applicants for a spot on the bench at the Supreme Court (SC) said that they agree with the ruling of the United States Supreme Court which upheld the religious right of a Christian baker to refuse to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple. Court of ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 14th, 2018

CA affirms ruling in favor of Maynilad in rate hike arbitration case

The Court of Appeals has affirmed a lower court’s decision upholding Maynilad Water Services, Inc.’s legal victory over the delayed implementation of a tariff hike......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 14th, 2018

CA upholds ruling in favor of Maynilad in arbitration case

HIGHER water rates may await customers of Maynilad Water Services, Inc. This comes after the Court of Appeals (CA) affirmed a lower court’s ruling upholding Maynilad’s entitlement to the inclusion of corporate income tax in its tariff and the rebasing adjustment that Maynilad had proposed for January 1, 2013 to 31 December, 2017. Maynilad parent Metro [...] The post CA upholds ruling in favor of Maynilad in arbitration case appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJun 14th, 2018

Ronnie Dayan to testify vs De Lima in disobedience case

The former driver and lover of detained Sen. Leila de Lima is set to testify in the disobedience case filed against her by House leaders before a Quezon City court......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 13th, 2018

IBP has no legal standing in Sereno quo warranto case, Palace says

The Integrated Bar of the Philippines has no legal standing to seek the reversal of the Supreme Court ruling ousting former Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, Malacañang said Wednesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 13th, 2018

Court upholds ruling, blocks Veloso s testimony in case vs recruiters

The Former Eleventh Division of the appellate court junked the Office of the Solicitor General’s motion for reconsideration in a bid to overturn the Court of Appeal’s issuance of a preliminary injunction on a local court’s decision to allow Judge Anarica Castillo-Reyes to take Mary Jane Veloso’s testimony through a deposition......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 8th, 2018

Appeals court rules Piatco lawyer fees illegal

The Special 11th Division of the CA, in a decision dated June 4, upheld the Mandaluyong Regional Trial Court Branch 31’s ruling that junked the government’s petition for recognition and reinforcement of the final award of the arbitration case......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 8th, 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

Peter Lim: DOJ order to reinvestigate drug case smacks of persecution

Cebu-based businessman Peter Lim (File photo from CEBU DAILY NEWS) Cebu-based businessman Peter Lim told the Supreme Court that the Department of Justice's (DOJ) reinvestigation of the drug ca.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 7th, 2018