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Leyte jailbreaks expose chaotic justice system

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A JAIL guard and a policeman pin down three unidentified inmates of the Tacloban City jail who tried to escape amid the chaos that followed the landfall of Supertyphoon “Yolanda.” CDN FILE PHOTO

As hundreds of his fellow prisoners rushed past him to bolt out of the provincial jail here, 86-year-old inmate Alberto Encina clutched his rosary and waited for the mad dash for freedom to end.

Posted: February 11th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Sexual assaults force changes to military justice

In this March 13, 2013, file photo Chair of the Senate subcommittee on Personnel, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., right, greets panel members testifying at the hearing on sexual assault in the military on Capitol Hill in Washington. From left are Judge Advocate General of the U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Richard Harding, Judge Advocate General of the U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Dana Chipman, acting General Council of the Defense Department Robert Taylor, Judge Advocate General of the U.S. Navy Vice Adm. Nanette DeRenzi, Staff Judge Advocate to the Commandant of the Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Vaughn Ary, and Director of the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office Maj. Gen. Gary Patton. AP PHOTO

Determined to stop sexual assaults in the military, Congress is spelling out for the armed services how far lawmakers are willing to go in changing the decades-old military justice system.

Posted: June 4th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

De Lima extends probe of alleged Pagcor payoff

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima on Sunday said she had given a three-member fact-finding panel one more month to wrap up its investigation into allegations a former consultant of the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor) received a $5-million bribe from Japanese investor Kazuo Okada.

Posted: January 14th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Suspended Cebu gov gets to argue in court

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Suspended Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia reiterates that her suspension is illegal before a crowd of 1,000 supporters who staged a "Freedom March" from Fuente Osmena to the Cebu provincial capitol on Sunday. Photo by Carmel Loise Matus

Suspended Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia did not get the temporary restraining order (TRO) she had been praying for but the Court of Appeals on Wednesday ordered oral arguments on her petition next week.

Posted: January 4th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

No TRO for Garcia, says De Lima

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Representative elect Gwendolyn Garcia. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima on Wednesday night said she had been informed that no temporary restraining order (TRO) has been issued by the Court of Appeals on the suspension order meted out to Cebu Gov. Gwen Garcia.

Posted: January 3rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Pa bewails DOJ inaction on Ericson Acosta

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A father whose son has been in military detention in Samar for the past 22 months has asked the Department of Justice (DOJ) why it has not issued a resolution on his petition for a review of his son’s allegedly illegal arrest and detention.

Posted: December 21st, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

DOJ not giving up on nailing Michael Ray Aquino

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Michael Ray Aquino: Right to apply

The justice department will file a motion for reconsideration with the Manila regional trial court (RTC) that dismissed the double murder case against former police officer Michael Ray Aquino, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said.

Posted: December 21st, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

What Went Before: Michael Ray Aquino and the Dacer-Corbito killings

Michael Ray Aquino: Right to apply

Former police intelligence officer Michael Ray Aquino fled the country in 2001 after he was implicated in the Dacer-Corbito killings.

Posted: December 20th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Sulpicio gone; owners change name

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Technically, Sulpicio Lines Inc. ceased to exist after it changed its name.

Posted: December 20th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

No Christmas furlough for Arroyo, 3 coaccused

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Former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. AP FILE PHOTO

The Sandiganbayan on Wednesday denied separate petitions of detained former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and three others accused of plundering charity sweepstakes funds for a Christmas furlough.

Posted: December 20th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Uncategorized | Read More »

Michael Ray Aquino freed for lack of evidence

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Michael Ray Aquino: Right to apply

A Manila court has dismissed for lack of evidence the double murder case against Michael Ray Aquino in connection with the 2000 deaths of publicist Salvador “Bubby” Dacer and his driver, Emmanuel Corbito.

Posted: December 20th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Doña Paz victims waiting for justice 25 years after

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The MV Doña Paz sank 25 years ago, but the scars on Zosimo de la Rama’s body always remind him of the pain and fear that he endured swimming in flaming waters for hours before he was rescued.

Posted: December 20th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

NBI identifies alleged prison grenade thrower

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With the aid of surveillance camera footage and the testimony of fellow inmates, the prisoner who hurled a grenade that wounded six convicts at the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) last month has been identified.

Posted: December 19th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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