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The NBI wants to remove Customs Deputy Collector for Operations Michael Vargas from its complaint in connection with a multibillion-peso shabu shipment last year
Universities 'should be proud that they are producing young people who are socially aware,' says Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra
Cyber lawyer and Rappler counsel JJ Disini says this interpretation of the cybercrime law 'can impact on constitutionally-protected rights,’ and can be raised before the Supreme Court,
The chief of the NBI cybercrime division denies the incident, but the exchange was caught on video
The justice department, however, finds probable cause to indict suspected gunman Ariel Paiton and Councilor Lawrence Arca of Maragondon, Cavite
The justice department decides to charge with libel Rappler Incorporated, Maria Ressa, and former researcher Reynaldo Santos Jr over a story published 7 years ago
The Department of Justice (DOJ) sends its recommendation to Malacañang, backing the lowering of minimum age of criminal responsibility to 12 years old
The family of Prosecutor Rogelio Alfiler Velasco comes face to face with the accused
The Legazpi Regional Trial Court issues a a Precautionary Hold Departure Order against the local chief exeutive
Dr Kendrick Gotoc was allegedly administered with the anti-dengue vaccine in 2016, and died on April 22, 2018, due to community-acquired pneumonia
But tycoon Kazuo Okada is still facing another $3.1-million estafa case
'Present petition remains to be without legal and factual basis and repackaged the old one in order to railroad the legal process,' says NDF legal consultant Edre Olalia
Paolo Duterte's camp claims Senator Antonio Trillanes IV's December trip makes him guilty of flight. The senator is now back in the Philippines and has appeared before the Davao City court.
The justice department insists it has probable cause to charge the company and Ressa
(UPDATED) Judge Melinda Alconcel Dayanghirang of the Davao City Regional Trial Court Branch 54 says the opposition senator is not a 'flight risk'
Guevarra says the legal actions against members of the opposition are not 'undemocratic in any way'
The tycoon says the allegation that he committed estafa is 'absolutely absurd'
The timeline from Tiger Resorts also means Guevarra's son was hired even before a Parañaque City prosecutor dismissed estafa charges filed by Tiger Resorts against Kazuo Okada
Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra's son works for Tiger Resorts, which filed a case against its former CEO Kazuo Okada
The Japanese gaming mogul allegedly got $3.1 million from Tiger Resort Leisure and Entertainment, Incorporated without authority from the board
The 40 consist of former and current law enforcers, Customs and importing industry employees, and suspected Chinese personalities
A motion for a hold departure order against Trillanes is still pending before the Davao City Regional Trial Court
Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra says the move is not linked to a Makati court's decision to allow Senator Antonio Trillanes IV to travel to Europe and the US from the second week of December to early February
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(3rd UPDATE) The case at the Pasig court is just one of the 5 tax cases the Department of Justice has filed against Rappler Holdings Corporation and its president Maria Ressa
(3rd UPDATE) 'The mounting tax charges against Rappler are a blatant form of legal harassment,' says the Committee to Protect Journalists
Aside from a case before the Court of Tax Appeals, the justice department files another tax charge at the Pasig Regional Trial Court
Rappler lawyers question the hasty filing of the charges in court, noting that the justice department has not acted on their motion for reconsideration
(UPDATED) The High Court itself had previously ruled that allowing criminals guilty of crimes involving moral turpitude to become state witnesses is arbitrary
‘I am confident that the prosecution has presented more than sufficient evidence, at least as against the principal accused, to secure a just decision next year,’ says Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra
'Democracy cannot live without the freedom of the press. The brave work of independent media is necessary to protect the truth and defend democratic discourse,' says National Democratic Institute Chairman Madeleine Albright
'The resolution will have a chilling effect on those who have raised and will raise capital through the issuance of PDRs and is a blow to the development of our already laggard capital markets,' says Rappler legal counsel Francis Lim
(4th UPDATE) The tax evasion case stems from an earlier finding that Rappler's Philippine Depositary Receipts amounted to foreign ownership, a supposed defect which the Court of Appeals said was already cured
The justice department also indicts the trader for unlawful use of pseudonym ‘David Tan’
Unfortunately for Senator De Lima, the Muntinlupa Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 206 agrees and puts in an official court order the technicality argument of the DOJ
Former Customs intelligence officer Jimmy Guban has been detained in the Senate compound since September 11, after he was cited in contempt for his inconsistent statements on the missing P11-billion shabu shipment
Senator Richard Gordon says he has recommended to Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarro that former Customs official Lourdes Mangaoang be given state protection
Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra says the current Bureau of Customs head, former military chief Rey Guerrero, is 'now a civilian'
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Solicitor General Jose Calida will wait for the Department of Justice to file a motion for partial reconsideration, instead of going straight to the Court of Appeals as earlier announced by Malacañang
Contrary to the statement of Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo, the justice department will file a partial motion for reconsideration with Makati RTC Branch 148
The justice secretary says there's still an opportunity for the Supreme Court to 'forge a new judicial principle'
(5th UPDATE) Saying his court is 'powerless' to undo an earlier ruling dismissing the coup charges against the opposition senator, Makati Judge Andres Soriano rejects a justice department plea to arrest President Duterte's chief critic
The justice department said that the accusers are acting ‘out of the sense of justice’ in tagging Garin in a DOH ‘mafia involved in plundering public funds’
Solicitor General Jose Calida admits he sought permission to review all amnesties but the presidential proclamation that came out covered only Senator Antonio Trillanes IV
Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra condemns the killing as an 'act of cowardice'
(UPDATED) Trillanes’ lawyer Rey Robles says it’s ‘unjust’ to put at risk the liberty of more than 250 individuals who applied for the same amnesty
In court, the justice department initially says there are no minutes for the Trillanes amnesty, but a cross-examination of the witness shows there are no minutes for everyone