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Angela Leyson, a complainant in the kidnapping case, recalls how Gisela Bendong-Boniel was compelled to stay in Bohol overnight by municipal staff to sign 'important documents'
A new rule allows the justice department to apply for a precautionary hold departure order despite the fact that no charge has been filed yet against Kapa-Community Ministry International
The San Mateo regional trial court judge says Marklen Maga of the Kilusang Mayo Uno failed to show proof that the firearm was not his
The Legazpi Regional Trial Court issues a a Precautionary Hold Departure Order against the local chief exeutive
Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra says the move is not linked to a Makati court's decision to allow Senator Antonio Trillanes IV to travel to Europe and the US from the second week of December to early February
(3rd UPDATE) The case at the Pasig court is just one of the 5 tax cases the Department of Justice has filed against Rappler Holdings Corporation and its president Maria Ressa
(3rd UPDATE) 'The mounting tax charges against Rappler are a blatant form of legal harassment,' says the Committee to Protect Journalists
Aside from a case before the Court of Tax Appeals, the justice department files another tax charge at the Pasig Regional Trial Court
The mutineer-turned-senator says he will surrender to authorities when the time comes: 'We are prepared for the worst. Yayakapin ko 'yang eventuality na 'yan.'
During his first year presiding over Branch 15, Tamayo found Armando Padilla guilty of raping his 11-year-old daughter, sentencing him to death. The case was appealed and the sentence was reduced to life imprisonment.
(UPDATED) Judge Elmo Alameda has also handled the serious illegal detention case against Janet Napoles and the homicide case against ex-Batangas governor Jose Leviste
(UPDATED) The warrants of arrest against Satur Ocampo, Teddy Casiño, Rafael Mariano and anti-poverty secretary Liza Maza are no longer in effect
The Batangas Regional Trial Court Branch 87 dismisses the cases against against former UP film student Maricon Montajes, Anakbayan member Ronilo Baes, and farmer Rommiel Cañete
(3rd UPDATE) 'Is he confirming that it is GMA who is behind the revival of the case?' asks the former lawmakers' counsel, referring to lawyer Ferdinand Topacio's involvement in the effort
Ten years ago, the same judge said there was no basis to find probable cause to order the arrest of Maza, Mariano, Casiño and Ocampo
Judge Corpus Alzate of Vigan City cites the right of the accused, composed of Newsbreak editors and writers, to a 'speedy trial' in the 11-year-old case
The Court of Appeals says the Makati City Regional Trial Court erred when it previously dismissed the case against 5 fraternity members implicated in the death of Guillo Cesar Servando
'To Vincent, I want to tell you, my son, that I am so happy and so proud of you,' writes detained Senator Leila de Lima. Read her full message here.
Senator Leila de Lima's son Vincent Joshua Bohol is set to graduate from the San Beda College Alabang School of Law on Sunday, June 3
This follows the DOJ's dismissal of charges against Rafael Ragos to make him state witness against De Lima
'To be personally present in such a special occasion is more than a compelling duty on the part of the accused De Lima as a mother,' Senator Leila de Lima's motion reads
The High Court rules that parliamentary immunity does not apply to Trillanes' remaks which spawned the civil suit against him
(UPDATED) Davao City Regional Trial Court Judges Carlo Espero II and lawyer Rex Rico are among Ombudsman hopefuls, informed sources from the judiciary confirm to Rappler
Their 3 co-accused face at least 20 years in prison
Judge Alfredo Ampuan grants the motion for inhibition despite disagreeing with the grounds cited by the fraternity members
The fratmen allege that Judge Alfredo Ampuan is the brother-in-law of Dante Jimenez, head of the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption, who assisted the Castillos during the preliminary investigation
'They committed a crime they thought they can get away with; now they have all the time to think about what they did,' says Castillo's mother Carmina
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'Fight for freedom – want it, demand it, claim it,' Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno tells students in a forum in Bacolod City
Chen Ju Long, also known as Richard Chen or Richard Tan, remains at large
The Court of Appeals says prosecutors failed to present evidence that would link the cops to the massacre
PO2 Jonjie Manon-og is convicted of homicide over the death of John dela Riarte, who was arrested then shot en route to Camp Crame in July 2016
Court records show 2,222 were criminal cases, including illegal drug charges
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No bail is recommended for Customs broker Mark Taguba and several others facing charges
But the communist leaders' lawyers say the rearrest is a violation since peace talks were 'not terminated properly'
Muntinlupa Regional Trial Court Judge Juanita Guerrero also orders that the court shall proceed with De Lima's case
The Court of Appeals affirmed an order by the Regional Trial Court dismissing the estafa complaint filed by GSIS against former officers of the NPC in connection with the sale of a Vicente Manansala mural
According to the Integrated Bar of the Philippines Batangas chapter, RTCs in the province handle an average of 400 to 1,000 cases each
The case covers media statements by Trillanes that there is a "P100 million racket a year" in Makati City
'It disregards basic constitutional safeguards against the arbitrary issuance of arrest warrants,' says Senator Leila de Lima's chief of staff Fhillip Sawali
(5th UPDATE) The High Court rules the Sandiganbayan has no jurisdiction over De Lima. This means her case will not be handled by the Office of the Ombudsman, but by DOJ prosecutors who will defend their case against her before the Muntinlupa RTC.
(UPDATED) Detained Senator Leila de Lima links Associate Justice Presbitero Velasco Jr to inmate German Agojo who testified against her, but Velasco denies knowing Agojo
The parricide case against Dalia Guerrero-Pastor over the killing of her husband is still pending before a Quezon City court
Police are being accused of conducting illegal operations over the forced drug testing in poor communities
A careful examination of the records shows that there was conspiracy among the accused appellants since each of them played a role in the commission of the crime the CA s ruling says
De Lima who will be celebrating her 58th birthday on August 27 says her wish is for her vindication to come soon
Presiding Judge Edmundo Pintac says the Parojinog siblings who are facing charges of illegal possession of firearms and drugs are high risk suspects