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Makati Court stands by Rebellion Raps vs Trillanes

MANILA, Jan 7 (PNA) - Lawyers of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV failed to persuade the Makati court to reconsider its earlier ruling to pursue the rebellion charges against the lawmaker.
Date: 07 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippines News Agency

Kawayan Hills Corporation v The Honorable Court of Appeals and 5 Others

Date: 05 September 2018; Court: Supreme Court of The Philippines; Citation: GR No. 203090; Source: Supreme Court

Court to act on Government, Trillanes' Motions on amnesty soon: Judge

MANILA, Nov 16 (PNA) - The Makati Regional Trial Court (RTC) is set to act soon on the motions for reconsideration filed by both the government and Senator Antonio Trillanes regarding his amnesty.
Date: 16 November 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

Anti-Graft Court allows Imelda Marcos to post Bail

MANILA, Nov 16 (PNA) - The Sandiganbayan on Friday allowed former First Lady and now Ilocos Norte 2nd District Rep. Imelda Romualdez Marcos to post a PHP150,000 bailbond for each count of the seven counts of her graft conviction, for a total of PHP1.05 million.
Date: 16 November 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

Lydia Cu v Trinidad Ventura

Date: 26 September 2018; Court: Supreme Court of The Philippines; Citation: GR No. 224567; Source: Supreme Court

SC declares Half-Day Work in all Courts Wednesday

MANILA, Oct 30 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) declared half-day work in all courts nationwide on Wednesday.
Date: 30 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

Home Development Mutual Fund (HDMF) Pag-Ibig Fund v Christina Sagun and 11 Other Appeals

Date: 31 July 2018; Court: Supreme Court of The Philippines; Citation: GR Nos. 205698, 205780, 208744, 209424, 209446, 209489, 209852, 210095, 210143, 228452, 228730 & 230680; Source: Supreme Court

PDEA backs Senate Resolution allowing K9 findings as Evidence in Drug Cases

MANILA, Sept 25 (PNA) - The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) has expressed support for Senator Emmanuel Pacquiao's proposed resolution seeking to allow the findings of K9s and swabbing of drug samples as admissible evidence in court.
Date: 25 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Chief Justice orders to hike Local Court Judges' Salary

MANILA, Sept 18 (PNA) - As one of the several judicial reforms implemented under her term in the Supreme Court, Chief Justice Teresita Leonardo-de Castro has ordered an increase in the salary of first-level court judges nationwide.
Date: 18 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Court orders Transfer of Road Rage suspect to Makati Jail

MANILA, Sept 18 (PNA) - A Makati judge has ordered the transfer of businessman Arnold Padilla from Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig to the Makati City Jail while awaiting trial.
Date: 18 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Court Martial will wait for SC Ruling on Trillanes Amnesty

MANILA, Sept 10 (PNA) - While it has already commissioned the General Court Martial (GCM), the Armed Forces of the Philippines will wait until the Supreme Court (SC) rules on Proclamation 572, which declared the amnesty granted to Senator Antonio Trillanes IV void ab initio.
Date: 10 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

New Continuous Trial Rules speed up Resolution of Criminal Cases: SC

MANILA, Sept 9 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) said criminal cases in trial courts are being resolved much faster compared to previous years following the implementation of its Revised Guidelines of Continuous Trial in Criminal Cases since September last year.
Date: 09 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

SC reorganizes Three Divisions as de Castro assumes CJ Post

MANILA, Aug 29 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) has reorganized its three divisions following the appointment of Chief Justice Teresita Leonardo-de Castro.
Date: 29 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

House refers Impeach Raps vs Seven SC Magistrates to Justice Panel

MANILA, Aug 28 (PNA) - The House of Representatives on Tuesday formally referred the impeachment complaints against newly-appointed Chief Justice Teresita Leonardo-de Castro and six other Supreme Court (SC) justices to the Committee on Justice.
Date: 28 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

SC: 12% Disposal Rate of Drug Cases in Lower Courts in 2017

MANILA, August 27 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) has reported that 12 percent or 34,483 out of 289,316 drug-related cases have been disposed by lower courts in 2017.
Date: 27 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

House Panel mulls to consolidate Impeach Raps vs Seven SC Justices

MANILA, Aug 27 (PNA) - The chairman of the House justice committee is mulling the possibility of consolidating the individual impeachment complaints against the seven Supreme Court (SC) justices who voted to oust former Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno.
Date: 27 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Republic of the Philippines v Eduardo M Cojuangco Jr Et Al

Date: 07 August 2018; Court: Sandiganbayan; Citation: Civil Case No. 0033-F; Source: Sandiganbayan

SC sets Reckoning Period for Right to speedy Disposition of Cases

MANILA, July 31 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday ruled that the proper reckoning period for speedy disposition of cases begins at the preliminary investigation stage.
Date: 31 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

SC downgrades Raps vs Delfin Lee to simple Estafa

MANILA, July 31 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday ordered the downgrading of charges against property developer Delfin Lee from syndicated estafa to simple estafa, a bailable offense.
Date: 31 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

CA orders Marikina Judge out of SMHC Theft Case vs Indonesian Bizman

MANILA, July 30 (PNA) - The Court of Appeals (CA) granted the petition filed by San Miguel Holdings Corporation (SMHC), the infrastructure arm of San Miguel Corporation (SMC), asking for the inhibition of a Marikina court judge from handling the qualified theft charges against Indonesian businessman Shadik Wahono and several others.
Date: 30 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

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January 21 Special Non-Working Day in ARMM, Two Other Cities

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White Paper on Defence to be tabled in Parliament this Year

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Chief Justice calls for Government Audit on Rights of Indigenous People

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Rape victim testifies that Sex with Convicted Man was ‘Consensual’

A man who was sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment for a 2007 rape asked the Appeal Court on Tuesday to release him on bail as he was suffering from mental illness.

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PRRD appoints new Sandiganbayan Associate Justice

MANILA, Jan 16 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte has appointed former Makati Regional Trial Court (RTC) judge Ronald Moreno as Associate Justice of the Sandiganbayan.

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Foreign Ministry continues Ban on UN Special Rapporteur Lee

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DOLE vows Aid for Workers displaced by Hanjin Bankruptcy

MANILA, Jan 15 (PNA) - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Tuesday vowed to assist 3,800 workers of Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Philippines (HHIC-Phil) who might be affected after the South Korean shipbuilder declared bankruptcy and applied for rehabilitation.

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Over 100 Medicine Brands for Treatment of Diabetes, Hypertension, High Cholesterol now cheaper under TRAIN Law

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Tax Academy eyeing Campuses in Tagaytay, New Clark City

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Courts urged to speed up Judicial Reform

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No Passport Data lost, breached: Government Printer

MANILA, Jan 14 (PNA) - No passport loss nor breach has occurred in the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), APO Production Unit Inc. (APUI), the current Philippine e-passport maker said Monday.

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Complaint Boxes for Iskandar Puteri Schools to tackle Crimes

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Tax Amnesty Programme aims to reduce People's Burden, says IRB

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Tengku Abdullah to be proclaimed as New Sultan of Pahang on January 15

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