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(UPDATED) Journalist groups and institutions denounce the weaponization of anti-cybercrime laws
'She should now be free to reunite with her family and seek safety in a country of her choice,' Amnesty International says in a statement
(UPDATED) RTC Branch 150 Judge Elmo Alameda denies the opposition senator’s appeal to not reopen the rebellion case against him
Amnesty International says that the ruling 'confirms there is no space for free expression in the United Arab Emirates'
The judge from Makati rose to prominence for his firm orders that directly contradicted and rejected the request of the country’s most powerful man – President Rodrigo Duterte
Makati RTC Branch 148 Judge Andres Soriano stands by his October 22 ruling denying an arrest warrant for Trillanes, and upholding the legality of Proclamation 572
With approval from both houses of Congress, the tax amnesty bill will now go to the bicameral conference committee
If passed into law, the bill would grant amnesty on all unpaid internal revenue taxes, including estate, value-added, and excise taxes, in 2017 and previous years
Former vice president Jejomar Binay says there should not have been an attempt to revoke the amnesty of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, one of his most vicious critics
'Amnesty International cannot justify your continued status as a recipient of the Ambassador of Conscience award and so with great sadness we are hereby withdrawing it from you,' says the group
Of the 6,810 OFWs who availed of the UAE's amnesty program, 4,343 or 64% have opted to stay, according to records of the Philippine Consulate General’s office
The plan to appeal comes even as the Supreme Court is currently discussing a petition by Trillanes questioning the same thing – the constitutionality of Proclamation No. 572
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
Law professor Ted Te downplays fears of a possible effect of Judge Soriano's ruling, simply because ‘a trial court is not binding’
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Judge Soriano 'chose to uphold the rule of law and refused to embrace tyranny, as every judge ought to do if they are to be true to their oath,' says opposition Senator Francis Pangilinan
'So 'yung mga medyo napapagod sa akin, 'wag kayo mapagod,' says Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, as he vows to continue criticizing President Rodrigo Duterte and his allies
The Palace says Judge Soriano’s conclusion that it was within President Duterte’s powers to issue Proclamation No. 572 means the administration can resort to legal remedies to ensure Trillanes’ arrest
The justice secretary says there's still an opportunity for the Supreme Court to 'forge a new judicial principle'
Soriano contradicts President Rodrigo Duterte and says Trillanes filed his application form and admitted guilt to be eligible for the amnesty eventually granted to him in 2011
'Tayo po ay nabubuhayan ng loob na meron pong pag-asa sa ating bayan. He is personified by Judge Soriano at this point,' opposition Senator Trillanes says of the Makati RTC Branch 148 presiding judge
Judge Andres Soriano of Makati Regional Trial Court Branch 148 says Duterte is within his power to issue the proclamation, but its factual basis is wrong
Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo accuses the Inter-Parliamentary Union for intervening in Philippine domestic affairs
The Makati judge skips a conference in Tagaytay to finish what is arguably the biggest legal battle of the opposition this year
'The US-led coalition's ongoing failure to admit to, let alone adequately investigate, the shocking scale of civilian deaths and destruction it caused in Raqa is a slap in the face for survivors,' Amnesty International says in a statement
Makati Regional Trial Court 148 Presiding Judge Andres Bartolome Soriano says the case is now considered submitted for resolution
(UPDATED) Trillanes' lawyer Rey Robles says that testimonial evidence should be considered by the Makati Regional Trial Court during the proceedings
Customs Special Police Chief Marlon Alameda says there is nothing irregular here. He and his sister have been in service for decades and went through the process.
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
'For now, the focus is on Senator Trillanes,' says the justice secretary
GMA News Online news editor Mark Merueñas, who was a defense reporter in 2011, takes the stand before Makati Judge Andres Soriano
(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
One can only hope the judiciary, through Judge Andres Soriano and eventually through the Supreme Court, draw the line here and save the country from a future without the possibility of peace and national reconciliation
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
The recall was ordered on the same day President Rodrigo Duterte's Proclamation 572 was published in a national newspaper
Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra tells the senator that he agrees the justice department 'should not be a weapon to persecute political opponents'
Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque responds to the statement of AFP chief General Carlito Galvez Jr that Senator Antonio Trillanes IV applied for amnesty, contrary to the government's position
'Nag-apply ba ako ng amnesty?' Senator Antonio Trillanes IV repeatedly asked defense and military officials during the budget briefing of the Department of National Defense at the Senate
Amnesty International denounces the 'disgraceful' verdict against Amal Fathi who, it says, is sentenced 'simply for her courage to speak out against sexual harassment'
Furry members of the Trillanes family steal the spotlight from the opposition senator
Judge Alameda’s ruling is incongruous and legally absurd. If we are to follow his logic, then any other public document will have to be subject to an inquiry as to the existence of a prior application form.
'Hindi kayo mananalo kung kayo ang mali,' says Senator Antonio Trillanes IV who is finally home after spending over 3 weeks in the Senate
The Newsbreak team discusses on Thursday, September 27, the arrest of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV and its effect on the military, rule of law, and the opposition
What are the rest of us only too quick to profess righteous resistance actually lending to this moral fight?
The persistent efforts to send Trillanes back to jail ends this September with the anticlimactic order of deferment by Makati RTC Judge Andres Soriano
'Lalasapin natin ang ating temporary victory with friends and family,' says Senator Antonio Trillanes IV
Lawyer Rey Robles says they might also elevate the case to a higher court if they feel that Makati RTC Branch 148 exercised grave abuse of discretion
(UPDATED) 'He can do whatever he wants, I expect the worst out of him,' says Senator Antonio Trillanes IV in response to the threat of Solicitor General Jose Calida
Aquino, who granted the amnesty to Trillanes in 2011, says the decision violates the rule against double jeopardy