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New Criminal Code Book 2 now complete

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The Book 2 of the New Criminal Code is already complete after three years of work, the Department of Justice announced Thursday.

Posted: August 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Palace aware justice system needs fixing, says exec


Malacañang acknowledged Tuesday the need to reform the whole criminal justice system following complaints that senators detained for their alleged involvement in the pork barrel scam were getting special treatment.

Posted: June 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Want to pin down corrupt execs? Drilon says cases must be resolved faster

Senate President Franklin Drilon: Frustrated. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senator Franklin Drilon criticized the country’s courts for their slow resolution of cases particularly those involving erring public officials.

Posted: May 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Leyte jailbreaks expose chaotic justice system

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 »