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Con-ass: 2018’s biggest legal showdown

Monday, 15 January 2018 18:14 Written by
Our fate hinges on a typo. In 2017, once obscure doctrines such as martial law and writ of amparo took centerstage. The year 2018 welcomes the never before invoked provision to change the Constitution. Under Article XVII, Section 1, revision…

SC to fully enforce eSubpoena this year

Wednesday, 03 January 2018 10:27 Written by
The Supreme Court (SC) is set to fully implement this year the electronic subpoena (eSubpoena) for police officers and men to assure their attendance in court hearings and other proceedings.   Court records show that the non-attendance of police investigators…

DOJ files inciting to rebellion raps vs alleged ISIS recruiter

Thursday, 14 December 2017 09:36 Written by
MANILA — The Department of Justice (DOJ) has filed inciting to rebellion charges against a woman allegedly involved in recruiting foreigners into the country for terrorist activities through social media.In a 16-page resolution dated last Nov. 27 but was released…

Congress grants 1-year Martial law extension in Mindanao

Wednesday, 13 December 2017 16:43 Written by
MANILA — The Philippine Congress on Wednesday overwhelmingly voted to extend martial law in Mindanao for the entire 2018.The Senate and House of Representatives, convening in a joint session, granted President Rodrigo Duterte’s request for the extension of martial law and the…

Palace optimistic of Congress nod on ML extension

Tuesday, 12 December 2017 09:30 Written by
MANILA – Malacañang on Monday expressed optimism that Congress would approve President Rodrigo Duterte’s request for a one-year extension of martial law in Mindanao.   “We are hopeful that Congress would see the need for further extension of martial law…

Military won’t give in to holiday truce pleas

Monday, 11 December 2017 13:58 Written by
MANILA — The military is not inclined to give in to a Christmas truce with the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF) despite calls by some groups, including the Church.   This, according to Armed Forces of…

Aguirre wants CPP-NPA legally tagged as terror group

Thursday, 07 December 2017 10:55 Written by
MANILA — The Department of Justice (DOJ) has ordered the Office of the Prosecutor General (OPG) to file a formal petition before the regional trial court (RTC) to legally declare the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) a terrorist…

PH urged to boost agricultural productivity for inclusive growth

Monday, 04 December 2017 09:59 Written by
MANILA — The country needs to undertake policies to accelerate productivity growth in the long run across all sectors especially in agriculture, which remains a key sector for inclusive growth and poverty alleviation, according to the Philippine Institute for Development Studies…
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