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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

Why the Senate backed Trillanes but not De Lima vs Duterte

AT A GLANCE Senator Leila de Lima was imprisoned in February 2017. A little over a year after, opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV faces the same threat. But unlike in the case of De Lima, the Senate played a crucial role in protecting Trillanes and the institution.  The differences of treatment ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News9 hr. 35 min. ago

Torture case filed vs Saudi employer who forced OFW to drink bleach – DFA

Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said Friday authorities in Saudi Arabia have filed a torture case against the employer of a Filipino domestic helper, who was forced to drink bleaching fluid after reportedly making a mistake in preparing tea.   "We would like to thank authorities in Saudi Arabia for filing the necessary charges against the employer who abused our kababayan. We are counting on our Saudi friends in ensuring that our kababayan would be able to obtain justice for the unthinkable deed committed against her," Cayetano said in a statement.   The DFA chief cited a report of Philippine consul general Edgar Badajos in Jeddah, stating that authorities in ...Keep on reading: Torture case filed vs Saudi employer who forced OFW to drink bleach – DFA.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 21st, 2018

Syndicated estafa against Lee pressed

The Office of the Solicitor General yesterday asked the Supreme Court to restore the syndicated estafa case against property developer Delfin Lee. In a 47-page motion for reconsideration, Solicitor General Jose Calida asked the court to set aside its 31 July ruling downgrading the charges against Globe Asiatic (GA) founder and president Lee; his son […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 19th, 2018

DOJ appeals SC ruling downgrading case vs Delfin Lee

The Department of Justice (DOJ) sought yesterday a reversal of a Supreme Court (SC) ruling that downgraded the charges filed against property developer Delfin Lee to simple estafa and allowed him to post bail......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 18th, 2018

Gov’t Offers P500k for Info on Peter Lim’s Whereabouts

The government has put up a bounty on fugitive businessman and alleged drug lord Peter Lim, who is facing drug charges in a Makati court, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said Friday. “The government is also ready to give a reward of PHP500,000 to anyone who can give information on the exact whereabouts of accused Peter […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsSep 17th, 2018

P500K bounty for Lim’s arrest

Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra yesterday said the government is offering a P500,000 reward for anyone who can provide information on the whereabouts of suspected drug lord Peter Go Lim. “Provided that such information will lead to the actual arrest” of Lim, the government will hand the reward money to any tipster, Guevarra told reporters. The […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 15th, 2018

P.5-M reward up for Peter Lim’s arrest

The government is offering a reward of P500,000 to anyone who can give information that will lead to the arrest of alleged drug lord Peter Lim, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra announced yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 14th, 2018

European court rules against Britain over mass surveillance

STRASBOURG, France – Europe's top rights court ruled Thursday, September 13, that Britain's program of mass surveillance, revealed by whistleblower Edward Snowden as part of his sensational leaks on US spying, violated people's right to privacy. Ruling in the case of Big Brother Watch and Others versus the United Kingdom, the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 13th, 2018

Ex-Immigration officials appeal bail denial

Former Bureau of Immigration commissioners Al Argosino and Michael Robles as well as retired police officer Wenceslao “Wally” Sombero Jr. have urged the Sandiganbayan to reconsider its earlier ruling denying their petition for bail for a plunder case over the alleged extortion of gambling tycoon Jack Lam. Source link link: Ex-Immigration officials appeal bail denial.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 11th, 2018

Ex-Immigration officials appeal bail denial

Former Bureau of Immigration commissioners Al Argosino and Michael Robles as well as retired police officer Wenceslao “Wally” Sombero Jr. have urged the Sandiganbayan to reconsider its earlier ruling denying their petition for bail for a plunder case over the alleged extortion of gambling tycoon Jack Lam......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 10th, 2018

New case? De Lima is summoned by NBI for a drug investigation

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Senator Leila de Lima has been served a subpoena by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) for a drug-related probe connected to “the extrajudicial confession” of alleged Visayas drug lord Kerwin Espinosa. According to the subpoena received on September 7, NBI agents ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 10th, 2018

Google case set to examine if EU data rules extend globally

LONDON --- Google is taking its legal fight over whether "right to be forgotten" rules should apply to search engines globally all the way to Europe's top court. The technology giant is set for a showdown at the European Union Court of Justice in Luxembourg on Tuesday with France's data privacy regulator over an order to remove search results worldwide upon request. A group of media and press freedom groups are also joining Google's case, saying that forcing internet companies to remove website links to comply with a European Union ruling threatens access to information. The two sides will be seeking clarification on a 2015 decision by the French regulator requiring Google to re...Keep on reading: Google case set to examine if EU data rules extend globally.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 10th, 2018

CA okays P6.4-B shabu case trial

Where the elements of litis pendentia are not present or where a final judgment in one case will not amount to res judicata in the other there is no forum shopping. The Court of Appeals (CA) has affirmed the ruling of a Manila court to proceed with the trial of the case against a Chinese […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 8th, 2018

Connecticut dentist sanctioned for excessive dentistry work on child

Terryville, Conn. --- A Connecticut dentist accused of performing unnecessary dental work on a young girl has been disciplined by state regulators. The Hartford Courant reports that the State Dental Commission voted Wednesday to sanction Ammar Idlibi with a $10,000 fine and three years of probation, among other measures. The Terryville dentist installed eight crowns on the teeth of a 3-year-old girl who had come in for just one crown in 2016. Martin Ungar, a commissioner, called it a "clear case of overtreatment." Peter Katz, another commissioner, said he found the treatment "absolutely appropriate." Idlibi says the child's mother had given him authorization to treat whatever...Keep on reading: Connecticut dentist sanctioned for excessive dentistry work on child.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 6th, 2018

De Lima attends prelim conference on drug case at Muntinlupa RTC

Detained Senator Leila de Lima attended a preliminary conference at the Muntinlupa Regional Trial Court (RTC) on Monday, where she is facing a charge of conspiracy to commit drug trading, even as h.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsSep 4th, 2018

[ANALYSIS] Unjust to De Lima, unjust to all

Perhaps it is an instructional coincidence that 2 days before the Supreme Court denied Senator Leila de Lima’s motion for reconsideration to allow her to appear in the oral arguments on the ICC Case, Zaldy Ampatuan was attending his daughter’s wedding by virtue of a furlough ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 3rd, 2018