NUPL cites attacks vs. judges, lawyers in complaint before UN

“These attacks on officers of the court have to stop once and for all. If lawyers are hampered from freely and independently exercising their profession and if judges are threatened for their judicial decisions, access to justice and judicial independence will suffer,” Deinla said......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarNov 11th, 2022

Timeline | Attacks against Filipino lawyers, judges

The NUPL has recorded a total of 262 work-related attacks in the past 15 years, including that of 86 lawyers, judges and prosecutors. Five of whom were members of the NUPL. The post Timeline | Attacks against Filipino lawyers, judges appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2022

A look at the attacks against lawyers and judges

It also revealed that the red-tagging of lawyers and judges under the present administration has led to the killing of more lawyers and judges at 54 compared to that during the term of Arroyo where 45 lawyers and judges were killed in the line of work. The post A look at the attacks against lawyers and judges appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsMay 13th, 2021

NUPL: Steady increase in work-related attacks on lawyers since 2016

There have been 176 work-related attacks on lawyers, including 73 killings, in the past ten years and the numbers have surged since the start of the Duterte administration, data from the National Union of Peoples’ Lawyers showed......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 26th, 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

P245 M allocated for Judges-at-Large Act; Angara sees faster resolution of cases

Sen. Juan Edgardo “Sonny” Angara assured the Judiciary Sunday it would be able to expedite the adjudication of several pending court cases with the funds Congress provided for the appointment of judges-at-large under the 2021 national budget.  Senator Juan Edgardo “Sonny” Angara (Senator Sonny Angara Official Facebook Page / FILE PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN) Angara, chairman of the Senate Committee on Finance, said a total of P244.988 million was included in the budget of the Judiciary for the implementation of Republic Act 11459 or the Judges-at-Large Act.Enacted on Aug. 13, 2019, the law mandates the creation of judges-at-large posts for the regional and municipal trial courts in order to decongest the courts of its dockets.These judges-at-large would have no permanent salas and may be assigned by the Supreme Court as acting or assisting judges to any Regional Trial Court (RTC) or Municipal Trial Court (MTC) in order to decongest the courts of its dockets.“For 2020, the first year of implementation of the law, we provided funding to cover for the creation of 50 judges-at-large posts,” Angara said in a statement.“For 2021, we will double the number of posts to 100 as requested by our Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta,” Angara said.The senator also said these judges-at-large are entitled to salaries, privileges, allowances, emoluments, benefits, rank, and title of regular RTC and MTC judges.Angara also said the Judiciary’s budget for 2021 also includes a P50-million augmentation to cover for the deployment of Judiciary marshals to secure the justices, judges, and other court officials.He said the inclusion of this funding was prompted by the appeals of the Judiciary for the creation of a judicial marshal service as the threats and attacks against judges and other court officials continue to take place in the country. The Senate is set to approve Senate Bill No. 1947 or the proposed Judiciary Marshals Act, of which Angara is one of the authors. Once approved, an office of the Judiciary marshals would be established under the Supreme Court and its continued funding will be ensured as part of the annual General Appropriations Act (GAA).“We want to sustain the implementation of the Judges-at-Large Act to help ensure the delivery of speedy justice in the country,” the lawmaker said.“With the appointment of more judges, we can expect to see the resolution of more cases and eventually free up the courts of its backlog,” Angara added. .....»»

Category: newsSource: NewsJan 17th, 2021

Lawyers demand action over rise in attacks on colleagues

"When lawyers, judges, prosecutors and workers in the justice sector are murdered with impunity and alarming regularity, no one feels safe, our people lose trust and faith in our government and its justice system, and the unscrupulous are emboldened to take the law in their criminal hands," the letter reads. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 22nd, 2020

Overall Deputy Ombudsman Liong, others put on preventive suspension over Pharmally mess

At least one person named in the complaint — former budget department procurement service head Lloyd Christopher Lao — has left government but the suspension order also covers Overall Deputy Ombudsman Warren Rex Liong......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News17 hr. 0 min. ago

Red-tagging, journalist attacks continue in Philippines – US report

“Red-tagging” persists under the Marcos administration, whose position on the practice deemed intended to silence criticism of the government is unclear, according to the US State Department’s latest annual country report on human rights practices released yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 21st, 2023

Blue Eagles end woes against struggling Fighting Maroons

Vanie Gandler led the Blue Eagles with 17 points scattered through 13 attacks, two blocks, and two service aces......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 19th, 2023

DOJ drops one illegal gun complaint vs Teves

Prosecutors have cleared Negros Oriental Rep. Arnolfo Teves Jr. of one of eight charges of illegal possession of firearms and explosives but indicted co-respondent Roland Pablio in the case......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 18th, 2023

UST repulses UE for 3rd straight victory

Eya Laure led the Golden Tigresses with 18 points on 14 attacks, three blocks, and an ace, along with six digs......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 18th, 2023

High Speed Hitters clip Flying Titans, book 3rd spot in PVL semis

Mean Mendrez churned out 21 points built off 18 attacks, one block and two aces to lead PLDT in an all-around game......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 16th, 2023

Rep. Teves, 2 sons face criminal raps over loose firearms, explosives

PNP Col. Jean Fajardo, spokesperson of the agency, said in a streamed press conference that the complaint was filed before the Department of Justice on Wednesday afternoon......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 15th, 2023

ULAP wants better coordination between local officials, PNP

Local chief executives want better coordination with the Philippine National Police amid concerns over the spate of attacks on politicians, the latest victim of which was Negros Oriental governor Roel Degamo......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 10th, 2023

Cycle of violence recalls dark Duterte legacy

TWO KILLINGS made breaking news this week: one was an attack on a provincial governor and the other a death of a student due to hazing. The two cases were among the high profile cases of violence in the first quarter of 2023. Media have treated the attacks as separate incidents, giving the cases varying degrees of prominence in their reporting.Media's approach tends to soften the impact of the numbers. In the mo.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsMar 9th, 2023

New in Pictures | International Working Women’s Day

Progressive groups mount a women-led action in time for the International Women’s Day celebration in Manila, Philippines. Women rights defenders and members of sectoral groups asserted their socio-economic rights in the midst the the worsening economic crisis. They also condemned the continuing attacks against women rights activists. The post New in Pictures | International Working Women’s Day appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsMar 9th, 2023

Media groups warn against increasing attacks on women journos

Fourteen of the 47 cases involved women journalists, many of whom were subjected to harassment, death threats, and red-tagging. Two are facing charges of libel and cyber-libel, as well as other forms of judicial harassment filed against them by government officials. The post Media groups warn against increasing attacks on women journos appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsMar 9th, 2023

Quad announces establishment of Working Group on Counter-Terrorism

New Delhi [India], March 3 (ANI): Quad grouping of countries comprising of US, Japan, Australia and India on Friday announced the establishment of a Working Group on Counter-Terrorism in sharpening of the group's focus to combat terror. A joint statement of the Quad Leaders issued in New Delhi today denounced the use of terrorist proxies and committed to promote accountability for terrorist attacks including the 26/11 att.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsMar 7th, 2023

Terror attacks on Chinese on rise in Afghanistan, Pakistan

Beijing [China], March 6, (ANI): A geographically, philosophically, and linguistically diverse spectrum of terror networks are becoming more antagonistic towards the second-largest economy in the world, China. This comes as China's influence grows throughout Asia and beyond, Nikkei Asia reported. Referring to the recent incidents of terror attacks as Longan Hotel, also known as Chinese Hotel, win central Kabul was attacke.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsMar 7th, 2023

Two years since Bloody Sunday, calls for justice, accountability and peace continue to ring

Rights alliance Karapatan, in a statement on Tuesday, expressed indignation that two years since the Bloody Sunday, “none of the perpetrators of these attacks has been held to account.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 7th, 2023