A threat on a lawyer is an assault on the Judiciary, SC says amid rise in lawyer killings

In a rare move in the face of escalating attacks on lawyers, the Supreme Court said its stands by members of the legal profession and will not let injustices outside its halls go undenounced......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarMar 23rd, 2021

Cebu City BPLO to deploy 16 teams to monitor establishments, bars amid slight rise of cases

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Business Permit and Licensing Office (BPLO) will be deploying more personnel out on the streets to monitor the implementation of health protocols following a slight increase in the daily cases of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). BPLO head, Lawyer Jared Limquiaco, said in a phone conference that they […] The post Cebu City BPLO to deploy 16 teams to monitor establishments, bars amid slight rise of cases appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 16th, 2021

What next for Trump? Golf, Twitter and maybe another run?

When networks projected he had lost his bid for reelection to Joe Biden, President Donald Trump was playing golf. He’ll soon have plenty more time to enjoy the links if he so desires.  US President Donald Trump (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP/ MANILA BULLETIN) But if there’s one constant for Trump, it is his love of the limelight and few expect this most unusual of presidents to pursue a traditional post-White House life of public reticence, reflective memoir-writing and occasional charitable events. He will lose the keys to the White House but not his login on Twitter, where Trump and his itchy fingers could still wield powerful control over his Republican Party. Some allies have already spoken of Trump planning a rematch in 2024. Only one other president, Grover Cleveland, has served non-consecutive terms, winning in 1892 after narrowly losing reelection four years earlier. Former White House chief of staff Mark Mulvaney said with understatement that Trump — who has refused to concede and made unsubstantiated claims of widespread fraud — “doesn’t like losing.” “I would absolutely expect the president to stay involved in politics and would absolutely put him on the shortlist of people who are likely to run in 2024,” he told an Irish think tank. “He’s a very high-energy 74-year-old.” Trump’s children have made clear that they are still demanding loyalty from Republicans. “The total lack of action from virtually all of the ‘2024 GOP hopefuls’ is pretty amazing,” Donald Trump Jr. tweeted on Thursday. He called out by name Senator Lindsey Graham, a former Trump critic turned supporter who coasted to reelection. Hours afterward, Graham was on Trump’s favorite Fox News show pledging money for the president’s legal defense and repeating unsubstantiated accusations of election irregularities. – Trump TV? – The thrice-married New York-born hotel developer and television celebrity has made no secret that he longs for some comforts of his pre-White House days. “I had a nice life. I had the greatest life,” Trump said in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in his final campaign rally. His main product to fund that lifestyle has been his own name. According to his disgraced former lawyer Michael Cohen, the 2016 presidential run itself was conceived as a “branding opportunity” — until he unexpectedly won. Trump had rebuilt his public profile in the 2000s as the host of reality TV series “Celebrity Apprentice” following a string of bankruptcies. The president has hinted about seeking to start a “Trump TV” brand as he has increasingly complained about Fox News, accusing the channel that helped fuel his rise of being insufficiently right-wing. Viewers, he tweeted, “want an alternative now. So do I!” And no one can deny Trump has the gift of the gab.  At his innumerable rallies, he held large crowds in a kind of mesmerized attention with stream-of-consciousness shifts from conspiracy theories to jokes to pet peeves, like his peculiarly passionate criticism of feeble water pressure in bathroom faucets. And he has a potential readymade vehicle for the project in the form of openly Trump-supporting cable channels One America News and NewsMax TV — current minnows that a Trump takeover could turn into giants. – Prison, or a road trip? – No less plausible is a scenario where Trump is embroiled in serious legal problems. Prosecutors in New York are already probing Trump’s hush money payment to a porn star, his tangled business dealings and mysterious accounting practices. Then there are those old rape and other sexual assault allegations. As president, Trump is largely protected from prosecution. Some have speculated that he may again challenge accepted norms by trying to issue a pre-emptive pardon to himself. Eight Trump associates, including men who served as his campaign managers, lawyer and national security advisor, have already been indicted or imprisoned for serious crimes including over the 2016 campaign’s links to Russia. Or, just maybe, Trump will want to get away from it all. However implausible this sounds, he has dropped a few hints. In June at the White House he mused about taking a road trip in an RV with his former model wife Melania. Less romantic but equally heartfelt, he paused mid-speech during a campaign rally in Pennsylvania to admire parked trucks. “Nice trucks,” the president said. “You think I could hop into one of them and drive it away? I’d love to do it, just drive the hell out of here. Just get the hell out of this.”.....»»

Category: newsSource: NewsNov 8th, 2020

Bantag backs COA audit amid corruption allegations – lawyer

The lawyer of suspended Bureau of Corrections director general Gerald Bantag yesterday said that his client is “open” to a special audit  by the Commission on Audit amid corruption allegations......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 23rd, 2022

VSMMC: Oxygen supply from our plant could become insufficient if COVID-19 cases continue to rise

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — As COVID-19 cases continue to rise, the oxygen supply from the oxygen plant of  Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (VSMMC) could become insufficient, a top VSMMC official fears. During their virtual open hospital tour, Lawyer Paul Gino Lopez, VSMMC chief administrative officer, said that at present, they have enough oxygen supply […] The post VSMMC: Oxygen supply from our plant could become insufficient if COVID-19 cases continue to rise appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 14th, 2021

Hate attacker of Filipina in NY nabbed, was on parole after killing his mother

NEW YORK – New York City police on Wednesday arrested a convicted murderer on charges of attacking a 65-year-old Asian woman on a street, an assault captured on a video that went viral amid a rise in anti-Asian hate crimes in the United States. Brandon Elliot, 38, was identified as the man seen in the […] The post Hate attacker of Filipina in NY nabbed, was on parole after killing his mother appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 2nd, 2021

PNP vows investigations into lawyer killings, stronger partnership with IBP

"Lawyer-killings shall be investigated promptly and thoroughly with the suspects subsequently identified, prosecuted, and penalized.".....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 17th, 2021

FLAG report found almost half of lawyers killed linked to legal practice

The Free Legal Assistance Group has flagged the 26 work-related lawyer killings in the 61 cases they reviewed as an indicator of “growing danger” in their profession in the country......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 11th, 2021

Following attack on Iloilo lawyer, NUPL demands government action to stop threats, killings

With the brazen attack on yet another public interest lawyer, the National Union of Peoples’ Lawyers are pressing all branches of government to protect the members of the legal profession......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 4th, 2021

Biden to sign executive orders on Day 1, amid high alert for inauguration

Joe Biden’s top aide said Saturday the incoming president would sign about a dozen executive orders on his first day in office, as police fearing violence from Trump supporters staged a nationwide security operation ahead of the inauguration. Authorities in Washington, where Wednesday’s inauguration will take place, said they arrested a man with a loaded handgun and more than 500 rounds of ammunition at a security checkpoint, underscoring the tension in the US capital which is resembling a war zone. However, the man’s family told US media he was a security guard, rejecting the idea he was intent on causing harm. Incoming Biden chief of staff Ron Klain said in a memo to new White House senior staff that the executive orders would address the pandemic, the ailing US economy, climate change and racial injustice in America. “All of these crises demand urgent action,” Klain said in the memo. “In his first ten days in office, President-elect Biden will take decisive action to address these four crises, prevent other urgent and irreversible harms, and restore America’s place in the world,” Klain added. As he inherits the White House from Donald Trump, Biden’s plate is overflowing with acute challenges. The US is fast approaching 400,000 dead from the Covid-19 crisis and logging well over a million new cases a week as the coronavirus spreads out of control. The economy is ailing, with 10 million fewer jobs available compared to the start of the pandemic. Biden this week unveiled plans to seek $1.9 trillion to revive the economy through new stimulus payments and other aid, and plans a blitz to accelerate America’s stumbling Covid vaccine rollout effort. On Inauguration Day Biden, as previously promised, will sign orders including ones for the US to rejoin the Paris climate accord and reverse Trump’s ban on entry of people from certain Muslim majority countries, Klain said. “President-elect Biden will take action — not just to reverse the gravest damages of the Trump administration — but also to start moving our country forward,” Klain said. – 500 rounds of ammunition – Meanwhile, Washington was under a state of high alert after a mob of President Donald Trump’s supporters stormed the Capitol on January 6. The assault left five people dead, including a police officer. Security officials have warned that armed pro-Trump extremists, possibly carrying explosives, pose a threat to Washington as well as state capitals over the coming week. Thousands of National Guard troops have been deployed in Washington and streets have been blocked off downtown with concrete barriers. On Friday night, police arrested a Virginia man at a security checkpoint where he tried to use an “unauthorized” credential to access the restricted area where Biden will be inaugurated. As officers checked the credential against the authorized access list, one noticed decals on the back of Wesley Beeler’s pick-up truck that said “Assault Life,” with an image of a rifle, and another with the message: “If they come for your guns, give ’em your bullets first,” according to a document filed in Washington, DC Superior Court. Under questioning, Beeler told officers he had a Glock handgun in the vehicle. A search uncovered a loaded handgun, more than 500 rounds of ammunition, shotgun shells and a magazine for the gun, the court document said. Beeler was arrested on charges including possession of an unregistered firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition. But Beeler’s father Paul told The New York Times his son had been working as a security guard on the Capitol grounds. Asked if the younger Beeler supported a peaceful transition of power, Paul Beeler told the newspaper, “That’s the reason he’s there.” In addition to the heavy security presence in Washington, law enforcement was out in force in state capitals around the country to ward off potential political violence. Mass protests that had been planned for the weekend did not materialize on Saturday, with security far outnumbering Trump supporters at several fortified statehouses, US media reported. In St Paul, Minnesota, for example, hundreds of law enforcement officers, some armed with long guns, ringed the Capitol with National Guard troops providing backup.  The number of protesters totaled about 50......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsJan 17th, 2021

New cybersecurity threat predictions for 2021

In 2020, we saw many rapid changes on a global scale as organizations across the world attempted to adapt to a new normal caused by the pandemic. Amid this shift, there were significant developments seen across the cyberthreat landscape. Going into 2021 and beyond, we face another significant shift with the rise of new intelligent edges, which is about more than just end-users and devices remotely connecting to the network. .....»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 7th, 2021

IBP Cebu: Lawyer killings alarming

CEBU CITY, Philippines — In less than one month, two lawyers in Cebu were killed in broad daylight in what groups here called an alarming development. Police in Danao City confirmed that still unidentified killers shot dead lawyer Baby Maria Concepcion Landero-Ole while she was traversing the highway on her pick-up truck along Barangay Looc, […] The post IBP Cebu: Lawyer killings alarming appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 18th, 2020

Mandaue City gov’t allows Misa de Gallo

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The Mandaue City government has decided to allow the conduct of the traditional Misa de Gallo in the city despite the threat of COVID-19. During a meeting with Mayor Jonas Cortes, Mandaue City Police Office (MCPO) Director Police Colonel Jonathan Abella, Police Major Zosimo Jabas, lawyer John Eddu Ibanez, local IATF […] The post Mandaue City gov’t allows Misa de Gallo appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 5th, 2020

IBP welcomes arrest of suspect in Palawan lawyer killing

The Integrated Bar of the Philippines welcomed the arrest of a suspect in the killing of Palawan lawyer as it called for the resolution of other pending cases involving killings of members of the legal profession......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 26th, 2020

Planting is never fun

Ask any lawyer what he wants to do after retirement and, most likely, he will tell you—farming. And that’s exactly what most of my lawyer friends and I did after semi-retiring from the very busy and tension-filled practice of law or stint in the judiciary. But as most plantitos and plantitas—most of whom emerged in […] The post Planting is never fun appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 21st, 2020

Chief Justice Peralta mulls holding online Bar exams next year

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Supreme Court is considering online Bar examinations in 2021, said Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta. During the Senate Finance Committee’s deliberations of the  Judiciary’s budget for 2021, Senator Francis Tolentino has asked the magistrate if it is possible to hold the examination virtually. Tolentino, a lawyer, noted that this […] The post Chief Justice Peralta mulls holding online Bar exams next year appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 24th, 2020

Schooling and transportation under the new normal

While school has yet to open and public transportation still has to receive the go-signal for a full-blown operation amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Surigao del Sur Congressman Butch Pichay and feisty lawyer Larry Gadon have come up with proposals on how schools and transportation can operate under the new normal......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 11th, 2020

LTFRB chief explains hierarchy of public transport amid GCQ

CALOOCAN CITY, June 9 (PIA) -- Land Transportation Franchise and Regulatory Bureau (LTFRB) Chairperson lawyer Martin Delgra on Tuesday explained the hierarchy of transport modalities in the gradual.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJun 9th, 2020

SC disbars lawyer for Lapid family

One of the lawyers for the family of slain radio broadcaster Percy Lapid has been disbarred by the Supreme Court for posting on social media a draft complaint for plunder in 2019......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 3rd, 2023

PSEi may rise up to 8,250 this year

The Philippine stock market is seen going up this year amid cooling inflation and as foreign funds start looking into emerging markets like the Philippines again......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 31st, 2023

Marcos names Marawi Compensation Board chief

President Marcos has appointed lawyer Maisara Dandamun-latiph as chairperson of the Marawi Compensation Board, which will process the claims of the victims of the Marawi siege......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 31st, 2023