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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 »

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  2. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  3. Filipinos, Dane re-enact crucifixion of Christ
  4. Magnitude-7.5 earthquake shakes Mexican capital
  5. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  6. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  7. Massive infra spending set
  8. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  9. Easter crucifixions draw huge crowds
  10. Korea ferry captain arrested, divers spot bodies
  1. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  2. Suspect in Vhong Navarro mauling tries to leave PH
  3. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  4. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  5. ‘Mom, I love you,’ says text from student on sinking ferry
  6. Fr. Suarez says last Mass on Easter before returning donated land to San Miguel
  7. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  8. Massive infra spending set
  9. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  10. I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito
  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. Police rule out foul play in Helena Belmonte’s death as boyfriend is ‘traumatized’
  8. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  9. Model Helena Belmonte wished ‘to slash her wrist and hope to die’
  10. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia


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