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Baligod: I was eased out by forces out to control Luy

Lawyer Levito Baligod INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

“Someone wants to control Benhur Luy,’’ said Levito Baligod, the lawyer fired by Luy, the principal whistle-blower in the P10-billion pork barrel scam that linked lawmakers and 38 other personalities.

Posted: March 4th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Priests, journalists can now carry guns at work


MANILA, Philippines—As the Philippine National Police implements the new gun control law this January, journalists, bank tellers, priests, cashiers among others, can now bring their licensed firearms at work without necessarily being “under actual threat.”   With the implementation of the Republic Act no. 10591 or the comprehensive law on firearms and ammunition, individuals with [...]

Posted: January 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Lawyer briefly arrested for not attending hearing

A LAWYER who filed charges against a female Cebu City prosecutor was released from police custody following his arrest at home in barangay Lawaan, Talisay City.

Posted: January 8th, 2014 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

With or without lawyer, Napoles must appear in Senate—Drilon

Senate President Franklin Drilon.   INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Detained Janet Lim-Napoles may reject the legal services of the Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) but with or without lawyers, she must appear in the Senate on Thursday to testify on the alleged P10 billion “pork barrel” scam, Senate President Franklin Drilon said.

Posted: November 6th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Failure to sign roll of attorneys merits lawyer fine, suspension

The Supreme Court building in Manila. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

For failing to sign the roll of attorneys after passing the bar in 1979, a corporate lawyer has been barred by the Supreme Court from practice of law for one year and fined P32,000.

Posted: October 8th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Henares unyielding on calls to scrap rule on rate posting in clinics, law offices

Internal Revenue Commissioner Kim Henares: Not a priority. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Bureau of Internal Revenue Commissioner Kim Henares on Thursday said the posting of professional rates in clinics and law offices are legal and appropriate, especially for transparency.

Posted: September 5th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Lawyer shot dead by cop in Antique

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A lawyer related to former assemblyman Arturo Pacificador was shot dead allegedly by a policeman in Hamtic town in Antique Saturday morning, police said.

Posted: August 31st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Lawyer who abandoned clients for accused suspended 2 years


The Supreme Court has suspended a lawyer from legal practice for two years for abandoning clients who were counting on him to negotiate an amicable settlement with officers of a Quezon City firm engaged in a pyramiding scheme.   Voting 14-0, the high tribunal found Edgardo Era guilty of violating Rule 15.03 of Canon 15 [...]

Posted: August 5th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

De Lima refuses to meet new lawyer of Janet Napoles

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She may be counsel to celebrities, but Justice Secretary Leila de Lima will have nothing to do with her while her client, Janet Lim-Napoles, is facing an investigation of allegations the head of the JLN Corp. diverted P10 billion in pork barrel funds meant for poor farmers into ghost projects.

Posted: July 25th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Lawyer disbarred for duping client


The Supreme Court has ordered the disbarment of a lawyer who was accused of falsifying the sale of a property in Marikina City owned by her client.

Posted: June 23rd, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Saddam-linked legal adviser jailed for fraud

A Monday, Jan. 30, 2012 photo from files showing Giovanni Di Stefano gesturing to photographers as he leaves Southwark Crown Court in London, after attending a bail hearing for fraud. The flamboyant but unqualified lawyer whose clients included deposed Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein has been sentenced to 14 years in jail for fraud Thursday, March 28, 2013. Giovanni Di Stefano was nicknamed "The Devil's Advocate" for speaking on behalf of figures including Saddam, former Iraqi Vice President Tariq Aziz and British train robber Ronnie Biggs. Prosecutors say he conned clients out of millions of pounds by operating as a lawyer when he had no legal qualifications and was not registered to practice in Britain or Italy, where he had offices. AP File Photo

A flamboyant but unqualified lawyer whose clients included deposed Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein was sentenced Thursday to 14 years in jail for fraud.

Posted: March 28th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

News Briefs

THE Philippine Coast Guard’s Cebu office will be tapped to join the “Anti-Illegal Fishing Task Force” of the Mandaue City government.

Posted: February 19th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

SC forgives lawyer who had 3 wives


He must have seemed like the honey bee in the 1956 Hollywood film “The King and I,” floating from blossom to blossom. Yet he found “extraordinary mercy” before the justices of the Supreme Court.

Posted: February 8th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

  1. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  2. Opinions split on Napoles turning state witness
  3. Delfin Lee: Blame Pag-Ibig, not me
  4. Plunder complaint filed vs PNP chief, firearms office head over license delivery deal
  5. Cedric Lee’s cohort flies out of PH despite look-out order – De Lima
  6. San Juan cops fail to arrest Cedric Lee
  7. More ‘Yolanda’ bodies found
  8. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  9. Lawyer: Napoles ‘will tell all’
  10. Boy ‘sexually assaulted’ at Indonesia international school
  1. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  2. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  3. Estrada: Gigi Reyes won’t testify vs JPE
  4. Bernice Lee arrested by NBI team
  5. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  6. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  7. Suspect in Vhong Navarro’s mauling wants to turn state witness – De Lima
  8. Reckless driver endangered lives of Aquino, entourage–report
  9. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  10. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  4. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  5. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  6. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  7. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  8. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  9. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia
  10. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima


  • Lacson eyes P106-B ‘Yolanda’ rehab masterplan
  • What Went Before: Malacañang allies alleged involvement in pork scam
  • Timeline: Napoles tell-all
  • 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
  • Napoles surgery in Makati hospital successful
  • Sports

  • Mixers trim Aces; Painters repulse Bolts
  • Donaire junks Garcia as coach, taps father
  • ’Bye Ginebra: No heavy heart this time
  • UAAP board tackles new rules
  • Baguio climb to decide Le Tour de Filipinas
  • Lifestyle

  • The best flavors of summer in one bite, and more
  • Homemade yogurt, bread blended with pizza, even ramen
  • Visiting chefs from Denmark get creative with ‘ube,’ ‘ buko,’ ‘calamansi,’ mangoes
  • Salted baked potatoes
  • A first in a mall: Authentic Greek yogurt–made fresh in front of diners
  • Entertainment

  • Return of ‘Ibong Adarna’
  • Practical Phytos plans his future
  • In love … with acting
  • From prison to the peak of success
  • ‘Asedillo’ location thrives
  • Business

  • Cost-recovery provisions for affected gencos urged
  • This time, BIR goes after florists
  • Philippine Airlines to stop shipment of shark fins
  • PH banks not ready for Asean integration
  • Stocks down on profit-taking
  • Technology

  • ‘Unlimited’ Internet promos not really limitless; lawmakers call for probe
  • Viber releases new design for iPhone, comes to Blackberry 10 for the first time
  • Engineers create a world of difference
  • Bam Aquino becomes Master Splinter’s son after Wiki hack
  • Mark Caguioa lambasts Ginebra teammates on Twitter
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, April 24, 2014
  • Talking to Janet
  • Respite
  • Bucket list
  • JPII in 1981: walking a tightrope
  • Global Nation

  • PH seeks ‘clearer assurance’ from US
  • China and rivals sign naval pact to ease maritime tensions
  • What Went Before: Manila bus hostage crisis
  • Obama arrives in Tokyo, first stop of 4-nation tour
  • Believe it or not: Filipinos love US more than Yanks
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