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De Lima, lawyers petition SC to compel Congress to convene on martial law

Jun 06, 2017 - 11:29 AM

(UPDATED) The petition for mandamus has the support of 331 lawyers who signed the annex included in the petition

De Lima, lawyers petition SC to compel Congress to convene on martial law

LIVE: Supreme Court oral arguments on De Lima vs Guerrero

Mar 28, 2017 - 2:23 PM

Listen to the audio stream of the oral arguments on the petitions of detained Senator Leila de Lima

LIVE: Supreme Court oral arguments on De Lima vs Guerrero

Powerhouse team to argue for De Lima in SC orals

Mar 14, 2017 - 11:57 AM

Who does Senator Leila de Lima have arguing for her in the Supreme Court? Veteran lawyers, prosecutors, and lawmakers.

Powerhouse team to argue for De Lima in SC orals

Robredo hits 'growing culture of apathy, impunity, lies'

Feb 24, 2017 - 12:50 AM

'What kind of message are we sending to our children when our leader says it is alright to kill?' says Vice President Leni Robredo

Robredo hits 'growing culture of apathy, impunity, lies'

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, February 21, 2017

Feb 21, 2017 - 10:32 AM

Hello! Here's a round-up of news you need to know this Tuesday

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, February 21, 2017

Meet Lascañas' battle-tested FLAG lawyers

Feb 20, 2017 - 5:13 PM

Jose Manuel Diokno, Arno Sanidad, and Alexander Padilla have taken up the case of retired policeman Arturo Lascañas, who is linking President Duterte to death squad killings

Meet Lascañas' battle-tested FLAG lawyers

A lethal mix? Death penalty and a 'flawed, corrupt' justice system

Dec 03, 2016 - 9:00 PM

In People v Mateo in 2004, the Supreme Court says 71.77% of death penalty verdicts handed by lower courts were wrong. The SC reduced the sentences to life imprisonment and, even, acquittal.

A lethal mix? Death penalty and a 'flawed, corrupt' justice system

Diokno to Duterte: Why the continued state of nat'l emergency?

Oct 22, 2016 - 4:00 PM

Jose Manuel Diokno, dean of the De La Salle University College of Law, also says the involvement of the military in the war on drugs is questionable, with or without a state of national emergency

Diokno to Duterte: Why the continued state of nat'l emergency?

De Lima to public: 'Fight greatest fight since EDSA People Power'

Oct 14, 2016 - 7:44 AM

'My battles are my own,' says the senator. 'The battlefield is actually the Filipino people’s minds. Social media has been weaponized.'

De Lima to public: 'Fight greatest fight since EDSA People Power'

President Duterte, do not kill in my name

Jul 08, 2016 - 2:45 PM

The bandwagon that the President has created is a bandwagon of hate

President Duterte, do not kill in my name

Lawyers' group opposes death penalty, 'shoot-to-kill' policy

May 21, 2016 - 1:31 PM

The Free Legal Assistance Group says the proposals of President-elect Rodrigo Duterte are 'illegal and unconstitutional,' and would 'render our legal system impotent and meaningless'

Lawyers' group opposes death penalty, 'shoot-to-kill' policy

NHCP: Manila should enact laws to protect Rizal Monument

Sep 01, 2015 - 6:49 PM

The NHCP says local governments are in the best position to impose building height restrictions and other rules that would protect historical landmarks

NHCP: Manila should enact laws to protect Rizal Monument

EXCLUSIVE: No master’s degrees for Ralph Recto

Aug 21, 2015 - 11:22 AM

(UPDATED) The senator apologizes for false claims in his bio-data

EXCLUSIVE: No master’s degrees for Ralph Recto

SolGen no longer NHCP counsel in Torre de Manila case

Aug 19, 2015 - 11:58 PM

The Solicitor General says continuing to represent the NHCP would compromise the 'statutory duty to articulate a legal argument that will best serve its ultimate client, the Republic'

SolGen no longer NHCP counsel in Torre de Manila case

Q and A: Jose Manuel Diokno on plunder and the judiciary

Jul 07, 2014 - 9:00 AM

'The biggest problem that we have in the judiciary, one-third of our courts are vacant. We have no judges. 27% of our trial courts have no judges. So how can you expect us to have speedy cases?'

Q and A: Jose Manuel Diokno on plunder and the judiciary

Palace: Tan, Jardeleza 'qualified' for SC post

Mar 21, 2014 - 6:15 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda however says President Aquino will keep his distance from the SC nomination process until he gets the JBC shortlist

Palace: Tan, Jardeleza 'qualified' for SC post

Yoly Ong files P88-M counterclaim vs Enrile

Jan 24, 2013 - 8:39 AM

The ad veteran gets human rights lawyer Chel Diokno to defend her against Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile and vows to give the money to Marcos victims

Yoly Ong files P88-M counterclaim vs Enrile

Who are the 7 nominees for SC justice?

Nov 07, 2012 - 4:14 PM

President Aquino has until November 22 to name the next justice of the Supreme Court

Who are the 7 nominees for SC justice?

Diokno: Poor identify law with 'naked power'

Jul 24, 2012 - 3:39 PM

Dean Jose Manuel Diokno wants the Judicial and Bar Council to have non-lawyer members

Diokno: Poor identify law with 'naked power'

2 CA justices decline CJ nomination

Jun 25, 2012 - 6:11 PM

There are now 65 nominees for the post of chief justice

2010 presidential wannabe eyes CJ post

Jun 21, 2012 - 8:28 PM

Ferdinand Jose Pijao, a nuisance candidate in the 2010 presidential elections, wants to try his luck getting into the judiciary

[UPDATE] SC Justices Bernabe, Del Castillo decline CJ nomination

Jun 20, 2012 - 6:42 PM

There are now 12 SC justices nominated for chief justice

[UPDATE] SC Justices Bernabe, Del Castillo decline CJ nomination

Rappler Newscast | May 11, 2012

May 11, 2012 - 8:26 PM

Dean Jose Manuel Diokno says summoning the Ombusdman may be a defense ‘ploy’. Filipinos protest Beijing’s arrogance. And, Mon Tulfo talks about the Tulfo testosterone and revenge.

Rappler Newscast | May 11, 2012

The legalese disease

Feb 11, 2012 - 1:41 PM

Lawyers have a peculiar language. We use words that only lawyers (and no one else in the entire universe) understand.

The legalese disease

Lawyers to Senators: Make up your mind

Jan 25, 2012 - 11:24 AM

Senate President should make sure all parties are on 'same page' in the trial, they add

Lawyers to Senators: Make up your mind

Impeachment trial: Here we go again

Jan 15, 2012 - 10:03 PM

Take a look back at the Estrada impeachment trial, relive the lessons and learn what's at stake with the Chief Justice on trial

A tale of 2 impeachment trials

Jan 15, 2012 - 6:48 PM

The characters, peculiarities and lessons in the Estrada and Corona impeachment trials