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Diokno on PH justice system: Too many vacancies in judiciary, lacks transparency

May 10, 2019 - 8:54 AM

In the Supreme Court, President Rodrigo Duterte has lapsed the constitutionally-required 90 days to fill a vacancy

Laban PInas holds its miting de avance at Plaze Miranda, Manila. on May 7, 2019, endorsing its partylist and senatorial bets for the midterm elections. Candidates took turns explaining their platforms to the crowds cheers. Otso Diretso senatorial bets Gutoc, Hillbay, Diokno, Tanada we're on hand endorsing Neri Colmenares. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Before the Judicial and Bar Council, how were justices chosen?

Dec 11, 2017 - 6:56 PM

The creation of the Judicial and Bar Council is 'an innovation made in response to the public clamor in favor of eliminating politics from the appointment of judges'

Failure of the legal system: A challenge to Filipino lawyers

Aug 07, 2017 - 9:32 AM

As part of the legal system myself an educator in the field of criminal justice I say we are losing and we are losing poorly We carry a heavy burden because the public call for blood is our own doing

Alvarez: Congress will suspend habeas corpus only if Duterte justifies it

Nov 14, 2016 - 2:28 PM

Kung talaga namang kinakailangan bakit hindi ilulusot? At kung hindi naman kailangan talagang hindi lulusot iyan As I’ve said before hindi naman tayo rubber stamp ng Malacañang says House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez

NOT INFLUENCED BY MALACAÑANG. Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez maintains that Congress is 'not a rubber stamp' of the administration. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Suspending habeas corpus to harm PNP, drug war - Lacson

Nov 13, 2016 - 2:35 PM

Malacañang meanwhile says the suspension of the writ is just an idea so far

President Rodrigo Duterte in Kuala Lumpur on November 9, 2016. Ace Morandante/Presidential Photo

Duterte to suspend writ of habeas corpus if 'forced'

Nov 12, 2016 - 6:55 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says the law allows him to do this to protect the Republic of the Philippines

DUTERTE'S WARNING. President Rodrigo Duterte says he can suspend the writ of habeas corpus if lawlessness persists in the country. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

War on drugs: A spurious disjunction between firmness and due process

Jul 29, 2016 - 9:00 AM

No real gain is made when the law is sacrificed It is precisely because trafficking in drugs offends the law that there is legitimacy in the full application of the State’s reserve of force against those who engage in it with impunity

CAMPAIGN VS DRUGS. A suspected drug pusher lies dead on the ground as a police crime scene operative gathers forensic evidence after 3 suspected drug pushers were killed when a drug bust operation ended in a shootout with authorities on June 25, 2016. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

'Justice denied': Only 1 prosecutor in Ormoc since 2013

Jan 29, 2016 - 8:43 PM

Some 1 600 cases are pending and 400 inmates are languishing in jail built for only half of their number Will the President appoint prosecutors in February?

Caguioa defends Aquino over DAP in JBC interview

Jan 07, 2016 - 8:36 PM

Among 16 candidates vying for the position of Supreme Court justice the incumbent justice secretary maintains he would remain independent

THE PRESIDENT'S COUNSEL. Alfredo Benjamin Caguioa. Photo from Caguioa & Gatmaytan law office

#AnimatED: ‘Special’ treatment for Juan Ponce Enrile

Aug 24, 2015 - 9:00 AM

In granting bail to a senator accused of plunder 8 Supreme Court justices rule in favor of the powerful

3rd raid in Bilibid yields weapons, drugs

Dec 23, 2014 - 6:23 PM

Jail authorities continue to raid the cells of inmates suspected of hiding guns and illegal drugs

CONTRABAND. Gang leaders inside the New Bilibid Prison agree to work with government in weeding out illegal items – from drugs to computers – inside the facility. Photo source by Rappler

Aquino successor to appoint 11 SC justices

Dec 06, 2014 - 10:54 AM

UPDATED The spotlight is cast on Judicial and Bar Council reforms

Indonesia ex-top judge faces life sentence over graft

Jun 16, 2014 - 8:27 PM

The former head of Indonesia s Constitutional Court allegedly accepted more than US 4 8 million in bribes in relation to 15 disputed regional elections

OFF TO PRISON. Security officers from Indonesia’s powerful Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) escort former Constitutional Court Chief Akil Mochtar into a detention room in Jakarta, Indonesia, in this October 2013 file photo. Mochtar is facing life imprisonment. Photo by EPA

Pakistan court drops attempted murder case against baby

Apr 12, 2014 - 4:57 PM

The court also launched a separate case to look into how police pressed charges against baby Mohammad Musa

Pakistan court grants bail to Christian 'blasphemy' girl

Sep 07, 2012 - 4:01 PM

A Pakistani court on granted bail to a Christian girl accused of blasphemy in a case that has sparked an international outcry