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Lawyers: Terrorist designation gives petitioner legal standing to question ATA

The Anti-Terrorism Council’s designation of peace consultant Rey Claro Casmabre as a terrorist has strengthened parties’ case against the Anti-Terrorism Act at the Supreme Court, lawyers said......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarMay 14th, 2021

VM Garcia names Daluz and Casas as financial and legal advisers

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Vice Mayor Raymond Alvin Garcia has designated lawyers Floro Casas, Jr. and Jose Daluz III as advisers on legal matters and financial matters, respectively, under the Office of the Vice Mayor. Copies of the designation orders were shared online on Wednesday, October 19, 2022, by Casas and Ramil Ayuman, […] The post VM Garcia names Daluz and Casas as financial and legal advisers appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 19th, 2022

SC: Pleas vs ICC withdrawal moot; petitioners have no legal standing to sue

Senators, the Philippine Coalition for International Criminal Court and the Integrated Bar of the Philippines lacked the legal standing to question the government’s withdrawal from the Rome Statute, the Supreme Court said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 21st, 2021

End the war on law and justice

A few weeks ago, a Calbayog police intelligence officer wrote to the clerk of court of the local Regional Trial Court for a list of lawyers representing “communist terrorist groups” and hoped for the court’s “kind” cooperation. The legal community immediately and understandably denounced this action......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 19th, 2021

CPP: Terror tag also targets political opposition

The Anti-Terrorism Council’s designation of the Communist Party of the Philippines as a terrorist group is also directed at the legal political opposition, CPP Central Committee information officer Marco Valbuena claimed yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 28th, 2020

Fighting ‘terrorist’ virus

A popular expression among legal practitioners says out of one hundred lawyers, you can get 101 and more opinions on one issue......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2020

SC rejects Gadon plea vs NTC and House, scolds petitioner

“Having no legal standing, the Court does not deem it efficient to proceed to deliberate on other issues he raises.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 2nd, 2020

Terrorist designation of red-tagged doc ‘baseless and malicious’ – rights group

Human rights group Karapatan assailed the terrorist designation of red-tagged community doctor Natividad Castro per the Anti-Terrorism Council Resolution No. 35. The post Terrorist designation of red-tagged doc ‘baseless and malicious’ – rights group appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsJan 31st, 2023

TURNING POINT: Martial Law: A Distant Drama

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 21 September) — President Ferdinand Marcos, Sr., without going into details, admitted in an interview with Amnesty International (AI) in 1975, that 50,000 people were arrested and detained by the government from 1972-1975. According to AI, those detained included church workers, legal rights defenders, aids lawyers, labor leaders, unionists, students, […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2022

DoJ chief blames insurgency for dismal HR situation

First, the repeated denials: “Extrajudicial killing is not state policy; no state policy to attack, harass or intimidate human rights defenders, including environmental rights defenders, lawyers and other practitioners of the legal profession and the media; claims of a shrinking civic and media space are unfounded.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 18th, 2022

LIST: Top 10 law schools in PH with most bar passers from 2011-2020

MANILA, Philippines — Majority of law schools in the top 10 Legal Education Institutions (LEIs) that had the most bar passers from 2011 to 2020 are from Metro Manila, with Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) producing the biggest number of new lawyers during the period. These were the findings of the Legal Education Board (LEB) […] The post LIST: Top 10 law schools in PH with most bar passers from 2011-2020 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 10th, 2022

‘Save Cebu Movement’ launched to oppose reclamation projects, incineration

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — Local groups have bonded together to “Save Cebu” from reclamation projects and waste incineration that are detrimental to the environment. Called Save Cebu Movement, the alliance composed of farmers and fisherfolk groups, civil society organizations, environmental advocacy groups, faith-based organizations, partners in the academe, legal aid, youth groups, lawyers and businesses, […] The post ‘Save Cebu Movement’ launched to oppose reclamation projects, incineration appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 6th, 2022

SC junks admin charge vs. octogenarian lawyer

MANILA - The Supreme Court has dismissed a complaint for allegedly soliciting legal business and clients in violation of standing bar ethics standards filed against an 80-year-old lawyer.In a resolution dated July 6 and published online July 18, the tribunal junked the admin.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 21st, 2022

BIR reminded to implement free legal aid law

MANILA - The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) must see to it that Republic Act (RA) No. 9999, or the Free Legal Assistance Act of 2010 which grants lawyers tax deductions for providing services to indigent clients, is being implemented.Senator Lito Lapid wrote BIR Commissioner Lilia Guillerm.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 12th, 2022

Bulatlat raises alarm against gov’t order to block sites of independent media, progressives

“No matter who is in power, we have remained fearless in our truth-telling. We will continue our work while we also consider all legal remedies available to question, and stop yet another state-sponsored repression." The post Bulatlat raises alarm against gov’t order to block sites of independent media, progressives appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2022

Paalam, pride of ‘Oro’, seeks Olympic gold vs Briton

By TITO S. TALAO TOKYO — As the nation holds its breath, first this question: Who is Great Britain’s Galal Yafai, the man standing between the Philippines’ Carlo Paalam and the flyweight gold medal in the XXXII Olympiad Saturday at the Kokugikan Arena? The 28-year-old and 5-foot-5 British boxer, born of Yemeni parents, advanced to […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsAug 6th, 2021

Fivefold increase in lawyers slain under Duterte watch

The Integrated Bar of the Philippines said 63 members of the legal profession were killed during the first five years of the Duterte administration a 500-percent increase in incidents compared to previous administrations......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 26th, 2021

Blood Rush | Unrest

This latest terrorist designation on the NDFP is a fascistic act of casting the net so wide in order to tag the armed revolutionary group as a growing network. That it comes with the government’s inability to contain the probable spread of the much feared COVID-19 Delta variant is no longer a shocker. The post Blood Rush | Unrest appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsJul 22nd, 2021

NDFP on terrorist designation: “diabolical”, more attacks on peace advocates and opposition

The government's Anti-Terrorism Council has designated the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) as a "terrorist organization/ association" in its Resolution number 21 signed on June 23 but announced early this week......»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsJul 20th, 2021

Attacks on lawyers and associated impunity worse with terror law

The Public Interest Law Center condemns and views Calbayog City PNP’s letter to a local court asking for names of lawyers handling cases of alleged members of communist-terrorist groups......»»

Category: newsSource:  samarnewsRelated NewsJul 17th, 2021

ATC list is proof why Anti-Terror Law should be struck down – peace consultants

"ATC's terrorist designation is just another nefarious device concocted by those who reckon they can and must go around or against the Constitution and the rules of law, fair play and common decency to silence those who speak and clamor for change.” The post ATC list is proof why Anti-Terror Law should be struck down – peace consultants appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsMay 18th, 2021