By Christian V. Esguerra
President Benigno Aquino admitted he was “frustrated” with the slow pace of the country’s judicial system as shown in the case of the Maguindanao massacre, which claimed the lives of 58 people, 32 of whom were journalists.
By Ador Vincent S. Mayol
The Cordova municipal government and fisherfolk groups filed on Thursday a multi-million-peso damage suit against the owners of two sea vessels that collided and leaked oil in 2013, damaging the town’s marine environment.
By Carmel Loise Matus
The lawyers of Benito Tiamzon and Wilma Austria Tiamzon, the alleged top leaders of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), who were arrested months ago, has asked the court to drop the criminal charges against their clients, saying the firearms and explosives the military claimed to have found in their possession during their arrest were “planted.”
In a July 2 ruling, the Supreme Court absolved the owner of Sulpicio Lines of criminal liability in connection with the 2008 sinking of MV Princess of the Stars off Romblon province, which resulted in the death of about 800 passengers and crew.
By Maricar Cinco
All is not lost for the families of the victims of the MV Princess of the Stars tragedy who vowed to appeal a Supreme Court ruling that cleared the owner of the Sulpicio Lines Inc. of criminal liability over the death of about 800 passengers and crew.