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Amid Sanchez news, senators split on amending reduced prison term law

Aug 23, 2019 - 12:21 AM

Senate President Vicente Sotto III wants to amend the Good Conduct Time Allowance law to exclude heinous crime convicts, but Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon disagrees

MAXIMUM SECURITY. Convicted former mayor of Calauan, Laguna Antonio Sanchez is seen inside the Maximum Security Compound of the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City on August 22, 2019. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

Retroactive law can slash 1990s convicts' jail terms by up to 19 years

Aug 22, 2019 - 11:46 AM

The retroactive application of the law on Good Conduct Time Allowance will result in the mass release of around 11,000 Bilibid inmates

BILIBID INMATES. Inside the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Sentiments split on SC ruling freeing convicts like 'beast' Sanchez

Aug 21, 2019 - 4:24 PM

It sparks debate on a law that applies to all, even to a convict whom the Supreme Court called an "unthinking beast." It also reignites opposition to death penalty

FREEING 'GOOD CONDUCT' CONVICTS. The government is set to release a thousand convicts based on a recent Supreme Corut ruling that retroactively applied the law on good conduct time allowance. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Customs files smuggling charges vs importers, brokers

Jun 23, 2014 - 3:12 PM

The agency slaps two import firms with raps for illegal importation of steel coils and counterfeit footwear worth over P120 million

SMUGGLING. Customs Chief John Sevilla says the Philippines should not be a dumping ground for smuggled substandard products. Rappler file photo

BOC slaps smuggling raps against trader, customs broker

May 15, 2014 - 4:54 PM

The trading firm has allegedly misdeclared its imported products to avoid correct tax payment and brought in substandard steel and wood imports

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PH laws that are unfair to women

Mar 30, 2014 - 11:13 AM

Here are some Philippine laws laws that according to groups discriminate against women