‘Duterte is reinventing or redefining the law to suit political agenda,’ says Edre Olalia of the NUPL
'The new Chief Justice will have to credibly address uncomplimentary views about her independence and impartiality,' says the National Union of Peoples' Lawyers
Lawyers present during police searches are guided by the following questions: Does the search team have a search warrant? If so, is it valid? If so, is the proper procedure being observed?
The Commission on Human Rights says it has never before encountered the magnitude of killings seen under President Rodrigo Duterte's anti-drug campaign. It is now struggling to keep up with investigations.
'What the respondent obviously established is that the threats to her right to life, liberty and security were neither imaginary nor contrived, but real and probable,' says the SC in upholding the Court of Appeals' ruling in favor of lawyer Maria Catherine Dannug-Salucon, who accused the military of harassment
UPLB student council chairperson Charm Maranan urges the UPLB community to join their call in resisting the tyranny of the Duterte administration
Edre Olalia of the National Union of Peoples’ Lawyers (NUPL) says it is up to Justices Andres Reyes Jr and Alexander Gesmundo to ‘change their minds’. There is also the curious case of Justice Francis Jardeleza.
However, constitutional law experts say it is only Congress which is in a position to challenge the quo warranto
(UPDATED) Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque asserts, 'Unless a TRO is issued, the planned closure of Boracay to tourists shall proceed'
'It is so unfair and unjust. Marcosian ito, at bumabalik na tayo,' says human rights lawyer Edre Olalia
'For every tokhang victim, there is a woman wailing beside,' says human rights lawyer Neri Colmenares. These same women will take the Duterte administration, and perpetrators and enablers, to account
(UPDATED) The House Makabayan bloc says the law is invalid because the ratification that occurred at the Lower House violated rules
QC policemen say they have stopped doing drug tests, but petitioners argue that 'repetition remains high'
But the communist leaders' lawyers say the rearrest is a violation since peace talks were 'not terminated properly'
(UPDATED) 'There is rebellion in Mindanao. Until the rebellion is quelled, there is reason to extend Martial Law and suspend the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus,' Solicitor General Jose Calida tells the Supreme Court
(UPDATED) Progressive groups say it's unconstitutional to extend martial law when there is no actual rebellion, and that President Rodrigo Duterte is really targeting dissenters and activists
'Just let her speak out and let her story stand on its own. Or shall we wait for her to be sent to the gallows with her mouth gagged?' says the National Union of People's Lawyers
The head of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines says anybody can file a complaint of inciting to sedition against DILG Assistant Secretary Epimaco Densing III
'The challenge now is to go beyond legalese, to realize the relevance of our profession at this point in our history,' says Human Rights Commissioner Roberto Cadiz
The justice department's data shows that prosecutors have handled only 71 drug-related deaths out of the thousands who have been killed
The National Union of People's Lawyers (NUPL) addresses bar examinees in an open letter just in time for bar examinations
Responding to lawyer Harry Roque's statement that he will throw hollow blocks at critics, convenor Tony La Viña says 'magtatapon kami ng pan de sal'
'There are only a few of us who do this. We are lawyers, we need to find ways to make the law more meaningful and closer to justice.'
Complaints of planting of evidence, gross misconduct, grave abuse of authority, gross oppression, and conduct unbecoming of a public officer are also filed against the police officers
Napakababa ng standards na in allow ng Supreme Court para sa Presidente para sa pagdedeklara ng martial law precedent ito sa pagdeklara ng martial law sa buong Pilipinas says Cristina Yambot of NUPL
A family comes forward to seek justice for the death of loved ones who died in the name of President Rodrigo Duterte s war on drugs The main suspect happens to be the President s namesake
Police release the farmers over two weeks after their arrest
A day after her birthday Mary Jane Veloso s family is flying to Indonesia to visit the Filipina on death row
The grant of bail based on humanitarian considerations is unchartered territory that has to be clarified says Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte
The National Union of Peoples Lawyers NUPL is concerned about the safety of the remaining complainants against alleged recruiters Maria Cristina Sergio and Julius Lacanilao
Supporters of Mary Jane Veloso mark the first month since Indonesia delayed the migrant Filipino s execution
UPDATED Her sister Maritess Veloso Laurente says the family is also grateful and clarifies her mother s controversial statements Her mother and father thank Aquino too but said they cannot forgive him yet
Future legal and political campaigns for Filipinos on death row abroad may be modelled or improved upon the SaveMaryJane efforts
Who s telling the truth? And who s lying? I think this is a case of everybody touching different parts of the elephant I saw parts of what both sides saw
UPDATED During the two hour family bonding Mary Jane Veloso remains calm and urges her family members not to feel sad She also gives separate messages to her boys
Despite the filing of the second appeal for judicial review the execution of convicted drug courier Mary Jane Veloso may still push through
The 30 year old mother of two who was sentenced to death in 2010 for attempting to smuggle 2 6 kilograms of heroin into Indonesia says she has accepted her fate
Thomas van Beersum s Facebook post: Although I ve been blacklisted I will still firmly support the just struggle of the Filipino people for social and national liberation
The order remains in effect until the case pending in court is resolved