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Australian legislators from across the political spectrum vote to overturn the laws that date back to 1900 and meant women seeking an abortion in Sydney or elsewhere in the state and their doctors could face up to 10 years in prison
Chel Diokno, Erin Tañada, and Ted Te file a perjury countercharge against the CIDG officer who filed the sedition complaint. Te admits to meeting to Bikoy who wanted a legal consult.
On Tuesday, September 3, Rappler editor at large Marites Vitug sits down with FLAG lawyer Jun Viterbo to discuss the complaint against key members of the opposition
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
The lawyers cite a Supreme Court decision from 1990 which says that the Office of the Solicitor General only participates in a criminal case when it has 'reached the appellate courts'
The howling of the dogs reverberate in the corridors of power as darkness descends on democracy
'The Secretary of Justice had no legal basis to take any direct action on the matters subject of the letter-complaint,' says the Free Legal Assistance Group
The country's top lawyers, representing the respondents in the inciting to sedition complaint, bear down on the Office of the Solicitor General
In a courtroom packed with activists, the judge emphasizes the current laws oppressed a minority of the population
An unnamed applicant is challenging two sections of the code that threaten offenders with a jail sentence of up to 7 years
'We stepped in despite the two weeks notice because it has a vital purpose in our elections,' says Lente executive director Ona Caritos
(UPDATED) At least 41 journalists from different media organizations intervene in a Supreme Court petition to end President Rodrigo Duterte's coverage ban against Rappler
'It appears that not much effort has been placed into identifying and arresting the assailants, based on the length of time devoted to investigating the case,' says human rights lawyer and former SC spokesman Ted Te
'Law students and legal professionals alike look forward to how the courts will resolve threshold issues such as the purported retroactive application of the Cybercrime Prevention Act,' says the Philippine Bar Association
Te says the Supreme Court finalized the Cybercrime Law only on April 22, 2014, which means that in February 2014 when the article was supposedly republished, there was no applicable law
'The grant of authority or equivalency to non-law academic disciplines of degree programs, in this case, basic law degrees, are within the powers and authority of the Commission,' says CHED Chairperson Prospero de Vera III
What the Supreme Court may consider is putting together a pool of lawyers it deems qualified to provide legal assistance to indigent litigants and, in specific cases, let the courts require these lawyers to handle specific cases pro bono
(UPDATED) Legal terms are sometimes confused with each other, even by trial judges and media practitioners
Everything is so fetch!
Because the burden of the presidency is heavy, with multifarious demands all having legal implications and consequences, the President is expected to secure the best legal advice available
For generations, cannabis, known in the country as dagga, has been used as a medicinal herb by traditional healers
This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world
If the lengthy pretrial process in the Philippines cannot be addressed, rule of law cannot be established
'Getting rid of a human being is like resorting to a contract killer to solve a problem,' says Pope Francis
(UPDATED) Election watchdogs report irregularities and a few poll-related incidents in some areas in the conduct of the village and youth council polls
Google's 2013 anti-trust case in the US may be reopened as new 'important developments' rise
'The attacks on lawyers are part of this dastardly attempt to dismantle the legal system by means of fear and violence,' says Free Legal Assistance Group chairperson Jose Manuel Diokno
The suit accuses Google of violating privacy law, and cites a news report last week confirmed by university researchers
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?
Abortion is a thorny issue in Argentina – which is mostly Roman Catholic and the home country of Pope Francis, the first pontiff born in Latin America
The system is simple: to buy cannabis in a pharmacy you must be at least 18, live in Uruguay and sign up as a 'buyer' at the post office
In Australia, the social network may face fines of up to US $2.2 billion for the Cambridge Analytica scandal
Under the new legislation, adults – either 18 or 19, depending on the province or territory – can legally buy, grow and consume cannabis in limited amounts
Many countries have decriminalized the use and possession of cannabis, abandoning prison sentences for consumers, but only a handful have gone as far as legalizing its cultivation and use
Blonde lawyer Elle Woods is making her way back to theaters in 2020
(UPDATED) Counting is under way, with the 40 constituencies to declare individual results before the full final declaration at Dublin Castle
While investors are not seen to pull out their investments in the near future, risk consultant Bob Herrera-Lim says the current political atmosphere may affect the decisions of those eyeing long-term business in the Philippines
Oust her if you must, but oust her in accordance with the law.
However, constitutional law experts say it is only Congress which is in a position to challenge the quo warranto
Malacañang, however, says President Rodrigo Duterte's remarks against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno only show his 'dislike' of her, and not of the judiciary
'Talagang dapat paalisin ka, noon pa. Bobo ka na, putang ina, kung anong pinagsasabi mo,' President Rodrigo Duterte says of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno
The CLRDC records 54 minors killed in just the first year of President Duterte's war on drugs
Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Panelo claims President Duterte 'doesn't have to consult' anyone about this because he 'is the chief architect of foreign policy'
Besides Vatican City, the Philippines is the only nation in the world that does not have divorce laws
Petitioner Jose Manuel Diokno says the full documentation 'will go a long way in the fight against impunity and excesses by those clothed with government authority'
Until a court declares President Rodrigo Duterte's order as a violation of the Constitution, this is 'presumed to be valid and legal,' says Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo
Castillo's mother Carmina is confident they will have 'the biggest conviction rate' in a single hazing case
Presidential legal counsel Salvador Panelo says the response to lawyer Oliver Lozano regarding a draft document on the matter is only a matter of courtesy
From jailing a sitting senator to debating the constitutionality of the Duterte administration's war on drugs, look back at the high-stakes judgments, decisions, and preliminary investigations of 2017