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DOJ to NBI: Arrest Cedric Lee, 4 others

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Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said on Wednesday that she had ordered the National Bureau of Investigation to arrest Cedric Lee, his sister and three others who have yet to post bail on the grave coercion charge filed against them in connection with the mauling of TV host-comedian Vhong Navarro.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

More legal woes for Cedric Lee

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Cedric Lee FILE PHOTO

Now faced with grave coercion and serious illegal detention charges related to the Jan. 22 beating of TV host and actor Vhong Navarro that may land him in jail pending trial, Cedric Lee also has to contend with a tax evasion case filed against him by the Bureau of Internal Revenue last month.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Delfin Lee insists on oral arguments in SC

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Globe Asiatique (GA) president Delfin Lee wants the Supreme Court (SC) to hold oral arguments on the cases filed against him and other officials of the company over their alleged involvement in a P7-billion housing scam.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

When does life begin? 3 justices leave it to experts

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The Supreme Court declined calls by both the petitioners for and those against the reproductive health (RH) law to settle the contentious question of when life begins, saying that this was something for medical scientists and ethicists to decide.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

CA junks petition for TRO filed by Delfin Lee’s co-accused in syndicated estafa case

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Delfin Lee. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Court of Appeals (CA) has junked the petition to nullify the arrest warrant of a co-accused of housing developer Delfin Lee in connection with the syndicated estafa cases filed against them in a Pampanga trial court.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

DOJ files illegal detention case vs Lee, Cornejo, 5 more

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The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Thursday filed charges of serious illegal detention and grave coercion against businessman Cedric Lee, model Deniece Cornejo and five others in a Taguig City court for allegedly beating up and extorting money from TV host Vhong Navarro inside a condominium on Jan. 23.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

RX to healing BIR, doctors rift: Working together

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After a period of seeming animosity owing to the Bureau of Internal Revenue’s relentless pursuit of tax evading professionals, mostly doctors, the bureau and the Philippine Medical Association (PMA) agreed Thursday to work together to set up a website aimed at helping physicians to pay the right taxes.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

SC ruling stirs more RH debate

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Advocates of the Reproductive Health Law waited for more than a day for the Supreme Court to rule on the constitutionality of the RH law, and as the court sat en banc at its summer courthouse in Baguio on Tuesday (April 8), actress Giselle Toengi found time to shoot a selfie with the crowd. This was moments before the court decided that the law was constitutional, and the purple crowd went wild. Some broke into tears.  PHOTO BY EV ESPIRITU/ INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

The Supreme Court has lifted the status quo ante (SQA) order it issued last July on the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health (RH) law but lawyers are still debating whether or not the law can be immediately implemented.

Posted: April 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

SC stops new gun policy

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday blocked the Philippine National Police from implementing its new policy centralizing all firearm registrations and license renewals at its headquarters in Camp Crame, Quezon City, and allowing the police to inspect the homes of gun applicants.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

SC ruling on RH law: Win-win

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PURPLE BONDING.  Supporters of the reproductive health law whoop it up outside the Supreme Court compound in Baguio City moments before the tribunal declared Republic Act No. 10354, or the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act of 2012, “not unconstitutional.”  EV ESPIRITU/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

There was jubilation on both sides. Cheers from pro-reproductive health (RH) law advocates who wore purple rang out in front of the Supreme Court building here when the tribunal’s spokesperson announced Tuesday that the high court had unanimously declared the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act of 2012 “not unconstitutional.”

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Revilla seeks SC TRO on plunder charge

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Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Senator Ramon Revilla Jr. has asked the Supreme Court to stop the Ombudsman from further acting on the plunder case against him as he questioned its resolution last week approving his indictment in connection with the alleged misuse of his Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF), also known as pork barrel funds.

Posted: April 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Cybersex raid no rescue, women complain

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Two women whom the police said it “rescued” from a Pangasinan school allegedly fronting as a cybersex den on Wednesday denied they were victims of human trafficking, saying they were instead “victims of police harassment.”

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

De Lima: SC to decide if Revilla’s plea vs preliminary probe of pork is moot

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Justice Secretary Leila de Lima. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Has the petition of Senator Ramon Revilla Jr., now before the Supreme Court and up for oral arguments on April 22 been rendered moot and academic now that the Ombudsman has approved his indictment for plunder along with others?

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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