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Expose corrupt judges, Sereno urges lawyers

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Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. INQUIRER.net File Photo

Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno is encouraging lawyers who seem to know about, and have been discussing in “hushed tones,” the corrupt practices of “hoodlums in robes” to blow the whistle on these judges.

Posted: September 27th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

A year after Corona ouster, justice reforms a ‘work in progress,’ says Palace

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A year after Chief Justice Renato Corona was impeached and voted out of office, Malacañang on Wednesday admitted that reforms undertaken since then are still a “work in progress.”

Posted: May 30th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Finally, DOJ takes notice of poet-activist’s plea

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Ericson Acosta. DENNIS LONGID/FILE PHOTO

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima on Tuesday ordered the “immediate disposition” of a petition for review filed by detained poet-activist Ericson Acosta, who is currently confined at the National Kidney and Transplant Institute (NKTI) in Quezon City.

Posted: January 23rd, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Mayor linked to Aman scam by 2 complainants

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The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has in its custody two complainants who have linked Pagadian City Mayor Samuel Co and his wife to the multibillion peso Aman Futures group pyramiding scam, a bureau official said.

Posted: November 22nd, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Protesters press DOJ on Leonard Co slay

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Justice Secretary Leila de Lima INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima on Thursday said she would order the prosecutor general of the Department of Justice (DOJ) to expedite the release of the result of the preliminary investigation into the killing of renowned botanist Leonard Co on Nov. 15, 2010.

Posted: November 16th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

De Lima won’t probe on Puno, cites ‘conflict of schedule’

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Justice Secretary Leila De Lima. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines–Justice Secretary Leila De Lima on Thursday said she won’t be attending Friday’s Senate inquiry that will deal on newly-resigned Interior Undersecretary Rico Puno.   De Lima said she has sent a “letter of regrets,” to the Senate, saying she will not be able to attend the investigation on Puno to be conducted by [...]

Posted: September 13th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Roxas is new secretary of DILG

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Former Transportation Secretary Manuel Roxas INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Jesse Robredo as the secretary of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) is a very tough act to follow.

Posted: August 31st, 2012 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Chief Justice Sereno calls for dialogue

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Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. FILE PHOTO

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on Wednesday vowed to hold a dialogue with members of the judiciary as she prepares to institute the much-needed reforms in the judiciary that had come under fire for some controversial decisions in recent years.

Posted: August 30th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

PDI, Red Cross aid victims of monsoon

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The Philippine Daily Inquirer (PDI) in partnership with the Philippine Red Cross will continue to accept donations for the victims of the recent flooding until Aug. 24.

Posted: August 15th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Supreme Court sets stage for JBC fireworks

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Ma. Victoria Gleoresty Guerra, the high tribunal’s acting spokesperson. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

With less than a month to go before the constitutional deadline for President Benigno Aquino to name the successor to ousted Chief Justice Renato Corona, the Supreme Court has set oral arguments Thursday on the contentious issue of congressional representation in the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC).

Posted: August 1st, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Palace says killing of Kua ‘isolated’

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THE FOUR suspects in the killing of Nixon Kua are escorted on foot by police to their detention place in Camp Vicente Lim in Cabuyao, Laguna province. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Malacañang on Tuesday said the killing of columnist Nixon Kua was a “singular incident” that didn’t mirror the peace and order situation in the country but that officials were closely watching developments in the case, including the arrest of four suspects.

Posted: July 24th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Aquino declares Friday a National Day of Remembrance to honor Dolphy

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President Aquino: Failure to punish. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III on Thursday night honored Dolphy by declaring Friday as a “National Day of Remembrance” for the comedy king.

Posted: July 12th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino on Llamas’ DVDs: He could’ve been just passing by

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WHAT’S WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE? Almost everybody does it—buy pirated CDs—but it doesn’t look right seeing Presidential Adviser Ronald Llamas doing it  in Quezon City Monday. DONA POLICAR/BANDERA

He could just have been “passing by” the mall, President Benigno Aquino III said of his controversial political adviser who was photographed apparently purchasing pirated DVDs, amid an outcry for Ronald Llamas to be either sanctioned or fired for violating the law.

Posted: January 26th, 2012 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

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