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CA acquits drug convict over technical flaw

The Court of Appeals (CA) has acquitted another drug convict for failure of the arresting police officers to follow procedures under the law......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsFeb 17th, 2019Related News

Danish airtime ban for U.S. rapper R. Kelly over sex assault allegations

COPHENHAGEN, Denmark – American rapper Robert Kelly was barred Tuesday, February 5 from Danish radio over sexual assault allegations, a media group said. Kelly, now 52, was convicted in 2002 over a video of himself committing sexual acts with a 14-year-old girl, but he was acquitted ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 7th, 2019Related News

Sandiganbayan acquits former DBM, TRC execs of graft over PDAF scam

MANILA, Philippines – The anti-graft court Sandiganbayan acquitted former Department of Budget and Management (DBM) undersecretary Mario Relampagos and former Technology Resource Center (TRC) chief Dennis Cunanan of multiple counts of graft in connection with the pork barrel scam. In its 35-page decision, the Sandiganbayan's First Division said Relampagos ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 6th, 2019Related News

Court gives Bong Revilla 20 days to answer motion to return P124M

MANILA, Philippines --- The Sandiganbayan First Division on Thursday granted the request of former Senator Ramon "Bong" Revilla's camp for 20 days to reply to a motion asking him to return P124.5 million in pork barrel funds.   The Office of the Ombudsman on Monday lodged a motion for execution of judgment saying that while Revilla was acquitted of plunder in cases related to the pork barrel scam, he should still return P124.5 million as part of his civil liability.   In the antigraft court's order on Thursday, it gave the prosecution 10 days to comment once Revilla issues a reply to the Ombudsman's motion.   Revilla was accused of pocketing public fu...Keep on reading: Court gives Bong Revilla 20 days to answer motion to return P124M.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 31st, 2019Related News

FALSE: Time magazine says late dictator Marcos has been acquitted from all corruption cases

An image shared hundreds of times on Facebook purports to show a TIME magazine cover featuring late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos headlined: “The only president with the most projects ever built… and acquitted from all graft and corruption cases." A search of the TIME magazine archive shows that this ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJan 26th, 2019Related News

SC acquits 3 drug convicts over mishandled evidence

The Supreme Court (SC) has acquitted three more drug pushers due to the failure of arresting police officers to follow procedures on the handling of evidence......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJan 23rd, 2019Related News

SC slams flawed evidence handling

The Supreme Court (SC) has acquitted three men charged with dealing drugs for the failure of their arresting officers to maintain the chain of custody of evidence. Set free by the High Court in a decision released to media yesterday were Emmanuel Oliva, Bernardo Barangot and Mark Angelo Manalastas. The three were earlier convicted by […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsJan 22nd, 2019Related News

Ex-general in military corruption scandal cleared in P428M tax case

MANILA, Philippines – The Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) has acquitted retired Lt Gen Jacinto C. Ligot and wife Erlinda Ligot of 4 counts of tax deficiencies worth P428 million. The CTA Third Division acquitted the Ligots in a decision promulgated January 8, mainly ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJan 16th, 2019Related News

Ex-military comptroller, wife acquitted in P400-M tax evasion case

MANILA, Philippines --- The Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) has acquitted former military comptroller Jacinto Ligot and his wife Erlinda in a P400-million tax evasion case. "After careful consideration of the testimonial and documentary evidence presented by both parties, the Court finds that the prosecution was not able to prove the guilt of the accused spouses Ligot beyond reasonable doubt," the CTA's Third Division said in its 83-page ruling. The Ligots are facing cases for violation of the National Internal Revenue Code of 1997 for failure to supply correct and accurate information in their joint Income Tax Return (ITR) for the taxable year 2001 and for failure to report in their in...Keep on reading: Ex-military comptroller, wife acquitted in P400-M tax evasion case.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 16th, 2019Related News

| Inquirer News ICC acquits Ivory Coast strongman of crimes vs humanity

THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- The International Criminal Court (ICC) acquitted former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo on Tuesday over a wave of post-electoral violence, in a stunning blow to the war.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsJan 16th, 2019Related News

SC reverses Sandiganbayan, acquits former mayor of graft

The Supreme Court has reversed the Sandiganbayan as it acquitted former mayor Ignacio Taruc of Buguey, Cagayan of violation of the anti-graft law for which he was sentenced to a maximum of 10 years in prison. SC reverses Sandiganbayan, acquits former mayor of graft Source link: SC reverses Sandiganbayan, acquits former mayor of graft.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Jan 9th, 2019Related News

Another drug con acquitted due to evidence mishandling

Another drug con acquitted due to evidence mishandling.....»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: NewsJan 9th, 2019Related News

Court of Appeals acquits drug convict over mishandled evidence

A drug pusher convicted by a regional trial court has been acquitted by the Court of Appeals (CA) due to mishandling of evidence by police......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJan 9th, 2019Related News

A case where justice will never be served | The Manila Times Online

Former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo: I am happy that I have been finally acquitted of the charges that were filed before the Pasay RTC. It marks the end of a caseREAD The post A case where justic.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsJan 3rd, 2019Related News

A case where justice will never be served

Former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo: “I am happy that I have been finally acquitted of the charges that were filed before the Pasay RTC. It marks the end of a case…READ The post A case where justice will never be served appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes ManilatimesCategory: Jan 2nd, 2019Related News

Cam Norte ex mayor acquitted of graft

Cam Norte ex mayor acquitted of graft.....»»

Source: Bicolstandard BicolstandardCategory: NewsJan 1st, 2019Related News

Eye operation as rock opera: Led Zep plays as Pepe Smith goes under the knife

Optometrist Nella Sarabia sent me a frantic text message early in December: "Pepe is losing his sight." Pepe is Joey "Pepe" Smith, one of Pinoy Rock's founding fathers in the early '70s. Sarabia contacted me because it was I who brought Pepe to her clinic at UP Shopping Center in Diliman in 1993. Pepe had just been acquitted of drug charges after spending over a year in jail. I was comanaging his comeback in the music scene and one of the things he immediately needed was new prescription glasses, which Sarabia provided. She said Pepe went to her clinic on Dec. 4 complaining of blurred vision, and she was concerned. "After doing different lens combinations and with no e...Keep on reading: Eye operation as rock opera: Led Zep plays as Pepe Smith goes under the knife.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 29th, 2018Related News

DOJ wants acquittal of 4 Chinese in floating shabu lab case reversed

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has asked the Olongapo City Regional Trial Court to reconsider its December 14 decision acquitting four Chinese nationals on board the so-called "floating shabu laboratory" from charges of manufacturing dangerous drugs. Chinese nationals Win Fai Lo, Shu Fook Leung, Kam Wah Kwok and Kwok Tung Chan were sentenced to life imprisonment for drug possession but acquitted on charges of manufacturing illegal drugs. DOJ Prosecutors earlier expressed apprehension that the court ruling could be used by other arrested suspects to get away from the law. READ: Gov't prosecutor baffling over Olongapo court decision vs 4 Chinese The court said the four acc...Keep on reading: DOJ wants acquittal of 4 Chinese in floating shabu lab case reversed.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 29th, 2018Related News

Sandigan absolves Surigao mayor

It would indeed be a better and brighter New Year for Mayor Rushford Dedumo of San Benito, Surigao del Norte, after the Sandiganbayan 4th Division on Friday acquitted him of the graft case over the alleged irregular hiring of his sister as a consultant in 2010. In an 11-page decision penned by Associate Justice Bayani […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsDec 28th, 2018Related News

YEARENDER: Drug war on trial in lower courts

It was the year for the lower courts to put on trial the administration’s war on drugs: three police officers convicted of killing a defenseless teenager in Caloocan, an alleged drug suspect acquitted in court in a decision that casts doubt on the police narrative of “nanlaban,” and the daughter of a convicted drug trafficker cleared supposedly due to allegations of planting of evidence......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsDec 28th, 2018Related News