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'Not since the dark years of Martial Law have our civil liberties and fundamental rights been threatened and blatantly violated with such brazen impunity,' says the group Concerned Lawyers for Civil Liberties
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas plans to complete the construction of the new currency production facility in Capas, Tarlac in two years
Chel Diokno, Erin Tañada, and Ted Te file a perjury countercharge against the CIDG officer who filed the sedition complaint. Te admits to meeting to Bikoy who wanted a legal consult.
The SC says, 'Counsels for petitioners were sternly warned that the commission of the same or similar infractions in the future would be dealt with more severely'
The lawyers cite a Supreme Court decision from 1990 which says that the Office of the Solicitor General only participates in a criminal case when it has 'reached the appellate courts'
'The government is for all and not just those who agree with the policies of the administration,' say the presidents of 14 De La Salle schools and universities along with De La Salle Philippines CEO Edgar Chua
Senators of the 18th Congress have also filed bills seeking to raise public school teachers’ salaries
(UPDATED) Solicitor General Jose Calida has traded barbs with Integrated Bar of the Philippines and human rights lawyer Chel Diokno
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'Hindi lang kahina-hinala na patagong nakipag-usap ang gobyerno sa mga kliyente namin, labag din sa legal ethics yan. Mukhang na-Recto 22 na naman ang mga Pilipino,' says human rights lawyer Chel Diokno
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas releases the first batch of banknotes bearing Governor Benjamin Diokno's signature – squiggles which he himself said look like worms
(3rd UPDATE) The fisheries code is clear: entry of any foreign fishing vessel in Philippine waters shall constitute prima facie evidence that the vessel is engaged in fishing in Philippine waters. The Philippines can fine the foreign vessel up to US$1 Million
'I’m not at all sad at the outcome of this elections... What is important is the light that we have shone in the darkness,' says opposition senatorial candidate Chel Diokno
Chel Diokno's supporters pour out their heartbreaks and gratitude the morning after the election
In the Supreme Court, President Rodrigo Duterte has lapsed the constitutionally-required 90 days to fill a vacancy
'We have a wonderful guy here, who can really serve our country more than many of our candidates who may be popular because they're exposed to media,' says former SC justice Roberto Abad
Heavy rain pours during the opposition senatorial ticket's thanksgiving concert at the UP Sunken Garden. But the crowd stays to listen to their speeches.
'I hope you'll like them,' Kris Aquino says during a mini-rally
Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto says of Senator Bam Aquino and human rights lawyer Chel Diokno, 'I want to work with both of them in the Senate'
'Binibilisan ko, pinag-aaralan ko, para ang prangkisa na maghahatid ng mas maganda, mas mabilis, at mas affordable na transportation sa lahat, at pagkakakitaan ninyong lahat sa ligtas na paraan, ay maipasa na,' says Senator Poe
‘Kung ang mananalo lamang ay ‘yung tipong kapag pinalundag ni Digong from a high-rise ang itatanong lang, ‘from what floor sir?’ mamamatay ang demokrasya natin,’ says former senator and veteran human rights lawyer Rene Saguisag
Otso Diretso bets Chel Diokno and Erin Tañada throw full support behind Senate Bill 1826, but the fine print of the proposed law needs to be examined
In a letter to the Comelec, senatorial candidate Chel Diokno says Baguio police's inspection of a warehouse for vote-counting machines is a ‘serious breach’
If elected, Diokno says he will give an equal fighting chance to those who do not have enough means to seek office due to lack of funds
(UPDATED) Vice President Leni Robredo also suspects black propaganda against Otso Diretso candidates Mar Roxas and Bam Aquino, but did not give any evidence for her claim
On Araw ng Kagitingan, protesters say the Philippines needs a leader who is brave, not macho, in defending the country's rights in the West Philippine Sea
'Once President Duterte declares a revolutionary government, he ceases to be President having divested himself of the presidency,' says opposition senatorial bet Romy Macalintal, a veteran election lawyer
Otso Diretso candidate Chel Diokno, a human rights lawyer, says the documents will help confirm the pattern they observed in killings in the Duterte administration's campaign against illegal drugs
'They should have taken measures way back, and not let so much time pass before they actually did these concrete steps to actually stop the weaponization of the social network,' says senatorial bet Chel Diokno
Between campaign sorties, opposition senatorial bet Chel Diokno speaks via video conference call to delegates at a United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime event in Vienna
The groups' legal counsel, human rights lawyer Chel Diokno, says they are 'worried' that the government is 'hiding' details of the Kaliwa Dam project
Alternative candidates love to talk about change. But harping on change can only backfire. A popular and highly trusted administration will not be replaced.
The opposition senatorial bets also say teachers must be given proper technical and technological support
(UPDATED) The awareness ratings of several Otso Diretso bets go up in double figures in the latest Pulse Asia survey, but less than 5% of respondents say they'd vote for the opposition candidates
Otso Diretso senatorial candidate Florin Hilbay proposes giving tax breaks to companies that would expand operations to the provinces
The opposition senatorial bets argue that President Rodrigo Duterte's tirades against the Catholic Church are emboldening some to threaten members of the clergy
A resident of Mandaluyong City asks the Otso Diretso candidates what they would do if they lose in the May polls
Otso Diretso senatorial bet Chel Diokno says the government must implement a comprehensive program to prevent another water shortage
Newly-installed Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas governor Benjamin Diokno says timing is important when deciding on easing monetary policies amid cooling inflation
'Ganyan na ba kaliit ang pagtingin natin sa mga Pilipino para sabihing ayos lang ang magsinungaling?' opposition senatorial bet Chel Diokno asks President Rodrigo Duterte's daughter
‘Some other person, some other time, maybe in the next Congress,’ says Representative Rolando Andaya Jr about his previous threat to sue Benjamin Diokno over alleged public works scams
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'No one has the birthright to say that the governor should come from this group or that group. What's bad is if you come from a bank,' says incoming Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas governor Benjamin Diokno
On rumors that House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo will be next budget chief, outgoing secretary Benjamin Diokno says: 'That's speculative. I don't want to comment on that'
Diokno’s experience and expertise lie in fiscal policy (which deals primarily with the way government raises and spends money) rather than in monetary policy (which deals primarily with controlling the country’s money supply)
The New Central Bank Act states that the appointment of BSP governor, as head of a department, requires CA confirmation. But the Palace cites a Supreme Court ruling that states no law can add to the types of government officials needing CA approval
(UPDATED) Benjamin Diokno's appointment to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas comes as the central bank gets more powers and navigates uncertainty in the external environment
Otso Diretso candidates Erin Tañada and Florin Hilbay also slam the government for threatening to release a new narco list, saying it is aimed to influence the elections
Get to know Benjamin Diokno, the new Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas governor