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Lawyers urge Supreme Court to hold Badoy accountable

“We call on the Supreme Court to not let this pass and to take immediate, concrete and firm action to protect justice actors and rule of law. The Court must hold accountable those who threaten and malign our judges and lawyers." The post Lawyers urge Supreme Court to hold Badoy accountable appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource: bulatlat bulatlatOct 1st, 2022

SC orders Badoy to comment on lawyers indirect contempt plea vs her

The Supreme Court has ordered former Palace official Lorraine Badoy-Partosa to answer the petition filed by lawyers asking the tribunal to cite her in indirect contempt for her posts against Manila Judge Marlo Magdoza-Malagar......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 19th, 2022

Lawyers ask SC to cite Badoy in indirect contempt over rants vs Manila judge

Lawyers and law school deans on Tuesday asked the Supreme Court to cite former Palace official Lorraine Badoy-Partosa in indirect contempt over her posts against Manila Judge Marlo Magdoza-Malagar......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 4th, 2022

Groups urge SC to act on attacks against rights lawyers and clients

“An urgent and decisive action from the Supreme Court is a matter of life and death for activists and human rights defenders especially now when we are being increasingly targeted in the government’s counterinsurgency and counterterror campaign for our work and causes." The post Groups urge SC to act on attacks against rights lawyers and clients appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsMay 19th, 2021

Global group of lawyers to hold accountable red-taggers of Filipino colleagues

IADL President Jeanne Mirer said the attacks on Filipino lawyers are in violation of international law including the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders, the UN Basic Principles on the Role of Lawyers, the Convention against Torture and even of the Fourth Geneva Convention and the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, among others. The post Global group of lawyers to hold accountable red-taggers of Filipino colleagues appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2021

Rights groups slam MMDA spox for ‘drama serye’ remark on detained activist

Human rights groups slammed Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Spokesperson Celine Pialago following her “drama serye” remarks at detained activist Reina Mae Nasino who recently buried her three-month-old daughter River.  Kapatid, a support group for families and friends of political prisoners, said those who downgrade what happened to the political prisoner are only trying to “cover the government’s gross violation of human rights.”  “The story of Reina Mae Nasino and her 3-month-old child who died last week is not ‘drama-serye.’ It is a real story that exposed the countless injustices committed by the government,” it said in a statement released on Sunday.  “MMDA Chair Danny Lim, a former political prisoner himself, should have long shown the door to his spokesperson. It should be obvious by now that sensitivity cannot be taught nor proper manners and right conduct if one is empty-headed,” it added. Meanwhile, National Union of People’s Lawyers (NUPL) President Edre Olalia was more restrained, saying they would “do the same thing if she was in Ina’s position and circumstance. “To start with, we will never ever wish this horrible tragedy and injustice to visit the Asec, her mother, her daughters, her sisters and her aunts,” he said in a Facebook post. Despite having nothing to do with traffic, Pialago felt the need to “use her voice as a Filipino” to share her two cents on Nasino’s case. “Hindi lahat ng inang nakakulong ay nakapunta sa libing ng kanyang anak. Kaya yung mga sumisimpatya kay Reina Mae Nasino, pag aralan niyo mabuti ang dahilan bakit siya nakulong at kilalanin niyong mabuti kung sino siya sa lipunan (Not all jailed mothers get to visit their children’s funeral. So all of those who sympathize with Reina Mae Nasino, study well why she was imprisoned and know who she is and what her role is in society),” she said in a Facebook post on Sunday morning. “Masyado ninyong ginagawang pang drama serye sa hapon ang paghihinagpis niya. Tigilan niyo (You are trying to make her grief like an afternoon drama serye. Stop it)!” she added. Nasino was five months pregnant with River when she was arrested in November 2019 for allegedly being found with firearms and explosives at the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan Manila Office in Tondo, Manila. Her lawyers have insisted that the pieces of evidence were planted and that the charges filed against her are trumped-up. She gave birth to River on July 1 at the Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Medical Hospital on July 1. She and her baby were returned to the Manila City Jail 48 hours later. Before this, she filed a motion before the Manila Regional Trial Court (RTC) to allow her to breastfeed her daughter for a year at the hospital or a prison nursery.  But Manila RTC Branch 20 Judge Marivic Balisi-Umali denied this, saying that the jail has “very limited resources” for the care of her child.  Nasino was also among 22 elderly and medically-compromised detainees who filed a motion for their compassionate release amid the pandemic on April 8 before the Supreme Court. But months later, the High Court ruled that the trial courts will be the ones to decide on their temporary release. On August 13, the activist-mother was ordered to turn her child over to her relatives.  River was admitted at the Philippine General Hospital for fever and diarrhea on September 24. She was placed in the intensive care unit on October 9 where she died a few hours later.  A few hours before her daughter died, Nasino filed a very urgent motion for furlough so she can be with her child in her dying moments. On October 13, Manila RTC Branch 47 Judge Paulino Gallegos granted her three full days from October 14 to 16 to be by her daughter’s side during the wake and burial.  But the next day, he cut Nasino’ furlough down to only six hours from 1 to 4 p.m. on October 14 and 16 after receiving opposition from the Manila City Jail. The Manila City Jail cited lack of personnel, health concerns, and a guideline stating that detainees can only be at their loved ones’ burial and wake for a maximum of three hours. For both the wake and the funeral, Nasino was clad in a full set of personal protective equipment, handcuffed, and flanked by numerous uniformed personnel.  Tensions rose during the wake after her escorts tried to pull her away twice before her time was up, eventually escorting her out with 20 minutes to spare before 4 p.m. On October 16, Marites Asis, Nasino’s mother, had to kneel and beg in front of the police to allow them to hold funeral at 11:30 a.m. The cops wanted to delay it until 1 p.m. Police also sped off with River’s hearse to the Manila North Cemetery, leaving her family behind and thwarting activists’ plan to conduct a caravan around the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals before burying her at the cemetery. Nasino’s counsels at NUPL earlier said that they will file charges against those involved in the activist’s treatment during her daughter’s wake and burial. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 18th, 2020

Bring Bar exams to Mindanao, solon asks SC

Why not extend the Bar examinations to the Mindanao region next year? Cagayan de Oro 2nd district Rep. Rufus Rodriguez made this pitch Wednesday, a day after the Supreme Court (SC) announced that it won’t hold Bar exams this year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Cagayan de Oro City Rep. Rufus Rodriguez (MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO) The High Court also said it would carry out the next Bar exams in November 2021. “Since the SC has set the next exams for November next year, the court will have sufficient time to designate a city in Mindanao as an additional test venue,” Rodriguez said. He said the SC earlier announced that other than Metro Manila, where it has been administering the test for law graduates, the next exams would be conducted for the first time outside the National Capital Region (NCR) in Cebu City to lessen the cost for examinees. “For aspiring lawyers in Mindanao, taking the exams in Cagayan de Oro City, Davao City, or General Santos City would mean lesser expenses compared to traveling and staying for at least a month for the pre-week bar review in Cebu City or in Manila,” he said. Rodriguez pointed out that assuming the vaccine is already available or the COVID-19 pandemic is already over by November next year, people would still be suffering from loss of jobs and income, and from incurring higher amounts of personal and household expenses due to the health crisis. “So definitely, having the exams in more accessible and affordable places would benefit not only law graduates but their families as well,” he stressed. The SC is yet to announce the venues for next year’s exams......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsSep 9th, 2020

Badoy invokes press freedom in media posts

The Supreme Court was asked yesterday to recall the show-cause order it issued against Lorraine Marie Badoy, the former spokesperson for the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 17th, 2022

LIVE: Oral arguments on petition vs postponement of BSKE

The Supreme Court will hold oral arguments on the petition challenging the recently enacted law postponing the conduct of the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections to October 2023 from December 2022......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 21st, 2022

Lawyers urge high court to act on appeal to protect officers of the court

The NUPL said that while the petition is pending, their members continue to face threats to life, liberty and security committed by the respondents, state agents, their proxies, enablers and supporters in different forms and platforms. The post Lawyers urge high court to act on appeal to protect officers of the court appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsOct 15th, 2022

Supreme Court orders Badoy to explain red-tagging

The order came days after the high court issued a stern warning against a certain Lorraine Badoy.  The post Supreme Court orders Badoy to explain red-tagging appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsOct 5th, 2022

SC issues show-cause order vs Badoy over posts on Manila judge

The Supreme Court has ordered former Palace official Lorraine Badoy-Partosa to explain why she should not be cited in contempt of the court over her posts concerning Manila Judge Marlo Magdoza-Malagar......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 4th, 2022

In search of missing activists, groups seek high court’s help

“We will continue fighting until the armed forces of Marcos Jr. surface our fellow human rights defenders. We will seek all legal actions and remedies to secure Loi and Ador’s rights and freedom, and to hold their criminal violators accountable." The post In search of missing activists, groups seek high court’s help appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsAug 11th, 2022

SC launches online application site for 2020-2021 Bar exams

The Supreme Court on Thursday launched its online platform for applicants in the historic 2020-2021 Bar examinations, the first digital and localized licensure test for Philippine lawyers......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 15th, 2021

NUPL lauds SC rules on police body cams but warns vs possible loopholes

The National Union of People's Lawyers on Saturday said it was grateful for the Supreme Court's recently issued rules requiring law enforcement to use body cameras but warned that some of its provisions might be open to circumvention on the ground. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 10th, 2021

Chief justice: SC working on issues on search warrants, attacks on lawyers

The Supreme Court under the helm of recently-appointed Chief Justice Alexander Gesmundo is working on the guidelines on the use of body-worn cameras in police operations and revision of guidelines on the issuance of search and arrest warrants......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021

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:  philstarRelated NewsMay 14th, 2021

Positive steps to address extrajudicial killings

Among several others, the National Union of People’s Lawyers and the human rights watchdog Karapatan – which both have been red-tagged and whose members have become EJK victims – have welcomed the Supreme Court’s response, the Senate resolution and Drilon’s filing of the anti-redtagging bill. The post Positive steps to address extrajudicial killings appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsMar 27th, 2021

Supreme Court condemns killings, threats against lawyers and judges

“At this crucial juncture when the other institutions have defaulted on us, we fervently welcome these bold and unequivocal declarations, initial steps and further plans from our very own refuge.” The post Supreme Court condemns killings, threats against lawyers and judges appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsMar 23rd, 2021

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:  philstarRelated NewsMar 23rd, 2021

FULL TEXT: Supreme Court addresses calls for action on attacks on lawyers, judges

Below is a copy of the statement read by SC spokesperson Brian Hosaka on Tuesday afternoon:.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 23rd, 2021