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In Duterte's wars vs criminality, are protective legal remedies weaker?

Nov 07, 2019 - 8:33 PM

The Court of Appeals refuses to act on the petition of Leyte 3rd District Representative Vicente Veloso to have his name stricken off President Duterte's narco list

NARCOLIST. Administration ally Representative Vicente Veloso is facing an administrative complaint before the Office of the Ombudsman after being included in President Rodrigo Duterte's narcolist. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Saved at the last minute: SC allows Mary Jane Veloso to testify in local case

Oct 11, 2019 - 3:54 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The OFW's lawyers hope this can play a significant role in removing her from death row in Indonesia for drug trafficking charges

VELOSO CASE. Migrante with the mother of OFW Mary Jane Veloso, Celia, Celia Veloso, march towards the Court of Appeals in Manila on January 25 to encourage the court to allow Veloso to give her testimony while inside the Indonesian jail. Photo by Ben Nabong

SC asked to rule as clock ticks on Mary Jane Veloso local trial

Sep 26, 2019 - 7:12 PM

If the SC does not hand down a ruling before October 28, the prosecution would be forced to wrap up its case against Veloso's recruiters without presenting her as witness

#LETMARYJANESPEAK. Mary Jane Veloso's family is counting on the Supreme Court to allow the OFW to testify in a local human trafficking trial. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

One vote is all it takes for Leyte town mayor-elect to defeat incumbent

May 15, 2019 - 2:32 AM

In San Isidro, Leyte, one vote spells all the difference

NEW MAYOR. Veloso clan celebrates the victory of Wingbebot Veloso (in white polo-shirt with sunglasses), Ching Veloso (in red-black stripes) and Anna Veloso Tuazon (in white blouse) in the midterm elections, May 14 at San Isidro Municipal Hall. Photo by Anna Veloso Tuazon's Facebook Page

House panel puts Robredo back in line of succession under draft charter

Nov 12, 2018 - 4:50 PM

As agreed upon by the plenary in October, the House committee on constitutional amendments holds an executive session to approve the amendment in favor of Vice President Leni Robredo

BACK IN SUCCESSION LINE. Vice President Leni Robredo leads the launch of Istorya ng Pag-asa for the province of Capiz in a ceremony held at Filamer Christian University on November 9, 2018. Photo by OVP

Robredo: Critics ‘too desperate’ to remove me

Oct 10, 2018 - 3:20 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo also slams House committee on constitutional amendments chair Vicente Veloso for his defense of the proposed provision removing her in the line of succession

VP ANSWERS BACK. A Philippine flag is seen behind Vice President Leni Robredo as she delivers a speech on October 2, 2018. File photo by OVP

House aims to pass draft federal charter by early 2019

Oct 10, 2018 - 2:09 PM

Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has given the House committee on constitutional amendments marching orders to finish work on the proposed new charter 'on time'

CHA-CHA. Leyte 3rd District Representative Vicente Veloso chairs the House committee on constitutional amendments. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

No set number of federal states under Arroyo’s draft constitution

Oct 09, 2018 - 1:57 PM

It leaves it with local government units to group themselves and petition Congress to turn them into autonomous states or regions

MORE POWER FOR CONGRESS. Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (5th from R) and other lawmakers pose for the camera while doing President Rodrigo Duterte's signature fist pump. Photo from Facebook page of Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

Robredo camp: 'Outright ridiculous' to remove VP as Duterte's successor

Oct 09, 2018 - 12:53 PM

'Since when did a pending election protest become the basis of succession to the highest position of the land?' asks Romulo Macalintal, election lawyer of Vice President Leni Robredo

OUT OF SUCCESSION LINE? Vice President Leni Robredo gestures during a speech at  Barangay Ucab, Itogon, Benguet on September 28, 2018. Photo by OVP

House draft charter skips VP in line of succession to avoid 'instability'

Oct 09, 2018 - 10:46 AM

The chairman of the House panel on constitutional amendments says future developments in the vice presidential electoral protest may encourage 'military adventurists' to attempt a power grab

VP PROTEST. Vice President Leni Robredo is facing an electoral protest filed agianst her by ex-senator Bongbong Marcos

Lawmakers want to add P7 billion to judiciary budget for 2019

Sep 24, 2018 - 2:30 PM

The additional budget for the judiciary is expected to fund operations of 4 new courts in Baguio City as well as the transportation fees of Court of Appeals justices, among others

ADDITIONAL FUNDS. Legislators seek to add P7 billion to the proposed budget of the judiciary in 2019.

Mary Jane Veloso runs to Supreme Court: Let me testify vs my recruiters

Sep 03, 2018 - 2:21 PM

'Nagtaka ako nung bibitayin siya, hindi siya umiyak, pero noong isang araw, umiiyak si Mary Jane. Ang sabi, 'Nanay tulungan niyo ako, inip na inip na ako,’ says Celia Veloso

APPEAL. Cesar and Celia Veloso (2nd and 3rd from left) file a petition before the Supreme Court appealing that their daughter Mary Jane be allowed to testify in the trafficking case they filed against Mary Jane alleged recruiters. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Arroyo to House panel: Stop deliberations on draft federal charter

Aug 07, 2018 - 12:05 PM

Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo says the House committee on constitutional amendments should focus on convincing the Senate to convene into a Constituent Assembly, which will then discuss the proposed constitution

CHA-CHA TALKS. Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo gives her marching orders to House constitutional amendments panel chairperson Vicente Veloso on August 7, 2018. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

House to pass resolution on separate voting for charter change

Aug 07, 2018 - 10:17 AM

(2ND UPDATE) Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo files the resolution on Tuesday, August 7, calling for a Constituent Assembly but specifying that the House and the Senate would vote separately

CHA-CHA TALKS. The House of Representatives will pass a resolution expressing their intention for both chambers of Congress to vote separately in a Constituent Assembly. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

CA again blocks Mary Jane Veloso's testimony from jail in case vs recruiter

Jun 08, 2018 - 2:23 PM

(UPDATED) The Court Of Appeals says the government must request Indonesia to allow the incarcerated Veloso to go to the Philippines and testify in courts here

Militant group Migrante with the mother of OFW Mary Jane Veloso, Celia, march towards the Court of Appeals in Manila on January 25 to encourage the court to allow Veloso to give her testimony while inside the Indonesian jail. Photo by Ben Nabong

House approves security of tenure bill on 3rd reading

Jan 29, 2018 - 6:59 PM

Should it be passed into law, the measure would ban hiring workers for limited periods of time, or what is known as 'fixed-term' labor contracts

SECURITY OF TENURE. The House of Representatives passes the security of tenure bill on 3rd reading. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Injustice in Court of Appeals: Failing Mary Jane Veloso

Jan 25, 2018 - 9:23 AM

Philippine legal procedure is horribly ill-equipped for 21st century transnational issues like human trafficking and modern slavery, the drug trade, terrorism, regional environmental degradation, money laundering, and the legal needs of the Filipino diaspora, all of which cross state borders

SolGen appeals to CA to allow Mary Jane Veloso’s testimony in PH case

Jan 24, 2018 - 10:42 AM

Her testimony will be vital in the local case in Nueva Ecija against her alleged recruiters. The local case will boost her defense in the drug trafficking charge in Indonesia

Parents of OFW Mary Jane Veloso, Cesar and Celia, weep as they appeal to President Rodrigo Duterte to help their daughter who is facing death sentence in Indonesia for illegal drug trade, during a candle lighting rally at the Plaza Miranda in Quiapo, Manila on Thursday, September 8, 2016. Photo by Ben Nabong/ Rappler

Drilon on Charter Change, Bongbong Marcos on 2019 elections, Veloso’s birthday message | Evening wRap

Jan 10, 2018 - 7:52 PM

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Veloso family unable to visit Mary Jane on 33rd birthday

Jan 10, 2018 - 4:14 PM

The Veloso couple says they were not permitted by the Department of Foreign Affairs

HAPPY BIRTHDAY. The Veloso family lights a birthday cake for the 33rd birthday of detained migrant worker Mary Jane Veloso. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, January 10, 2018

Jan 10, 2018 - 3:04 PM

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After more than 22 hours the image of the Black Nazarene returns to Quiapo Church

Mary Jane Veloso's birthday wish: 'Hear my testimony in court'

Jan 10, 2018 - 11:42 AM

January 10 marks trafficking victim Mary Jane Veloso’s 33rd birthday - the 8th time she’s celebrating it behind bars

MARY JANE. Cesar (2L) and Celia Veloso, (L) parents of Filipina drug convict facing execution in Indonesia, hold a candle light vigil in front of Quiapo church in Manila on September 8, 2016, ahead of President Rodrigo Duterte's working visit to Indonesia. Photo by Ted Aljibe/Rappler

Mary Jane Veloso’s lawyers slam CA decision to block her testimony

Jan 05, 2018 - 6:37 PM

'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

SAVE MARY JANE. The supposed execution of OFW Mary Jane Veloso in Indonesia in 2015 was met by public outcry and international scrutinity, that pushed both the Phlippine and Indonesian governments to take extra steps which eventually resulted in a reprieve from death sentence. Photo by Ben Nabong/ Rappler

Sereno impeachment: Summary of the Chief Justice's earnings, expenses

Nov 26, 2017 - 7:05 PM

A lawmaker wants Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno to present proof of her purchases, such as receipts

SALN ISSUE. Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno's spokesperson says that the chief magistrate has no non-disclosures to speak of as the House of Representatives hears her impeachment case.

At charter amendments hearing, legislators berate CHR for UN reports

Oct 10, 2017 - 8:16 AM

'Kapag may problema pinag-uusapan sa loob ng pamilya, hindi kinakalat sa chismosong kapit-bahay,' says a former CA justice

DISCOURTESY? The CHR is grilled as a House panel tackles possible revisions to the Constitution. Rappler photo

Ex-Leyte congressman Veloso indicted for graft over PDAF scam

Aug 01, 2017 - 3:36 PM

Veloso's NGO partner is not among the Napoles NGOs but the businesswoman had earlier included him in her 'Napolist'

Office of the Ombudsman Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Celia Veloso clarifies: 'I do not support death penalty'

Apr 28, 2017 - 3:59 PM

The mother of death row convict Mary Jane Veloso says what she supports is President Duterte s war on drugs which should target the syndicates

Duterte, Widodo may discuss Mary Jane Veloso case

Apr 27, 2017 - 7:31 PM

The Philippine President says he might bring it up during his bilateral meeting with President Widodo who will visit Manila on April 28

TWO ASEAN LEADERS. President Rodrigo Duterte shares a light moment with Indonesian President Joko Widodo his visit to Indonesia in September 2016. File photo by King Rodriguez/PPD

Migrante asks Duterte to seek clemency for OFWs on death row

Apr 12, 2017 - 5:12 PM

Migrante International launches ClemencyPH to urge Philipine President Rodrigo Duterte to save the lives of all overseas Filipino workers on death row

CLEMENCY. Migrante International calls on Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to seek clemency for all overseas Filipino workers on death row.

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, March 28, 2017

Mar 28, 2017 - 9:42 AM

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Mar 27, 2017 - 9:24 PM

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CA halts taking of Mary Jane's deposition in Indonesia

Mar 27, 2017 - 4:15 PM

Veloso s lawyers call the TRO an utter disappointment

Maria Cristina Sergio and Mary Jane Veloso

Mary Jane akan berikan testimonial tertulis untuk membongkar kasusnya

Feb 25, 2017 - 10:58 PM

Melalui testimoni itu Mary Jane dapat menceritakan kisahnya yang bisa menunjukkan bahwa dia korban perdagangan manusia dan perekrutan buruh migran ilegal

TESTIMONI. Setelah dua tahun hukuman matinya ditunda, Mary Jane Veloso yang tersandung kasus narkoba akan memberikan testimoni secara tertulis untuk membuktikan bahwa dirinya korban perdagangan manusia. Foto oleh Bimo Satrio/EPA

After 2 years, Mary Jane Veloso to testify in cases vs recruiters

Feb 25, 2017 - 8:25 PM

Veloso s testimony will be taken through deposition on April 27 in Indonesia for the cases filed against Maria Cristina Sergio and Julius Lacanilao

Maria Cristina Sergio and Mary Jane Veloso

'Sporadic, sensational' crimes do not justify death penalty – lawmaker

Feb 14, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Siquijor Representative Ramon Rocamora argues that making the criminal justice system competent is the proper solution to address criminality

'NOT COMPELLING ENOUGH.' Siquijor Representative Ramon Rocamora, former prosecutor, argues against the death penalty bill. Screengrab from congress.gov.ph

Lagman on death penalty bill: Vengeance is not justice

Feb 08, 2017 - 9:21 PM

Representatives Edcel Lagman and Raul del Mar debate against the reimposition of the death penalty at the House plenary

ANTI-DEATH PENALTY. Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman lists 15 arguments against the reimposition of the death penalty. Screengrab from congress.gov.ph

FULL TEXT: Death penalty is 'not anti-God' – Veloso

Feb 08, 2017 - 9:30 AM

Leyte 2nd District Representative Vicente Veloso says it is beyond the powers of the Church to tell Congress how to penalize perpetrators of heinous crimes

THE SPONSOR. Leyte 2nd District Representative Vicente Veloso, former appellate court judge, defends the death penalty bill on February 7. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Return of death penalty will fix faulty justice system – lawmakers

Feb 07, 2017 - 9:55 PM

Representatives Reynaldo Umali Vicente Veloso and Fredenil Castro are all fighting for the passage of the death penalty bill in the House of Representatives

PRO-DEATH PENALTY. Administration lawmakers all delivered speeches in favor of the death penalty as the House began its debate on HB 4727. Photos of Umali and Castro by Rappler, photo of Veloso from his Facebook page

Overseas Filipinos and the death penalty: Cases that made headlines

Jan 25, 2017 - 8:47 PM

This is not the first time the country has mourned the execution of a fellow Filipino abroad

Veloso family visits Mary Jane on her 32nd birthday

Jan 15, 2017 - 5:55 PM

The children clung to their mother making up for all the time that they were separated from their mother not wanting the moment to end says Migrante International on the family s visit to Indonesia

FAMILY. The parents and children of Mary Jane Veloso flew to Indonesia for a 4-day visit. They celebrated her 32nd birthday. Photo by Migrante International

MMFF 2016: Spot these stars in more than one MMFF film

Dec 21, 2016 - 4:17 PM

These 5 celebrities appear in two different films and roles in the Metro Manila Film Festival

Part 2: The Philippines as target market for illicit drugs

Dec 20, 2016 - 2:00 PM

A public health approach rather than a law enforcement one should form the basis for a response to drug use and dependence

BUST. Police seize P2-B worth of drugs at Subic port. File photo by AFP

House death penalty bill: How they voted

Dec 07, 2016 - 7:30 PM

UPDATED The House justice committee votes in favor of reimposing the death penalty for heinous crimes in the Philippines Who voted for and against the measure?

CAPITAL PUNISHMENT. How did the House justice panel vote on the death penalty bill?

'Have a deadly Christmas'? House subpanel OKs death penalty bill

Nov 29, 2016 - 3:23 PM

Members of the subcommittee on judicial reforms choose between death penalty for all heinous crimes and death penalty only for drug related crimes The former wins

IN FAVOR. Members of the House subcommittee on judicial reforms voting in favor of the reimposition of the death penalty for heinous crimes on November 29. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

What keeps Mary Jane Veloso busy while on death row?

Nov 16, 2016 - 10:27 PM

While in prison the Filipina on death row learns new skills and hobbies

CULTURAL IMMERSION. In prison, Mary Jane Veloso learns how to make the traditional Indonesian batik. Photo from DSWD

Richard Gomez to sue Albuera cop who linked him to drug group

Nov 10, 2016 - 3:42 PM

UPDATED The actor turned Ormoc mayor says Chief Inspector Jovie Espenido – chief of police of Albuera Leyte – is beholden to his political opponent

CIDG official: Richard Gomez, 3 Leyte execs linked to Espinosa drug group

Nov 10, 2016 - 11:24 AM

UPDATED That is ridiculous and outright laughable Ormoc City Mayor Richard Gomez says in response to the allegation made by Police Chief Inspector Leo Laraga at the Senate inquiry into the death of Albuera Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr

ESPINOSA DRUG GROUP? A police official links actor and Ormoc City mayor Richard Gomez to the Espinosa drug group. File photo

Leyte Rep Veloso denies drug links

Nov 09, 2016 - 11:41 AM

Leyte Third District Representative Ching Veloso responds to the allegation made by the late Albuera mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr

LEYTE REP. Leyte 3rd District Representative Ching Veloso denies allegations that he is a protector of alleged drug lord Kerwin Espinosa. Photo from Rep Ching Veloso's Facebook page

Kejanggalan vonis mati bagi Mary Jane Veloso

Oct 12, 2016 - 9:32 PM

LBH Jakarta dan MaPPI FHUI menilai sejak awal majelis hakim sudah menilai Veloso sudah bersalah dalam kasus penyelundupan heroin ke Indonesia

VIGIL. An Indonesian migrant worker activist lights candles during a vigil supporting Mary Jane Fiesta Veloso outside the presidential palace in Jakarta, on April 26, 2015. Photo by EPA

Growing middle class, ASEAN links boost PH investment prospects

Sep 19, 2016 - 10:30 AM

HSBC Philippines chief sees greater UK investor interest in the country while the head of the Philippines’ oldest conglomerate sees the ASEAN market and its growing middle class pulling in more foreign investors