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Senator Pimentel defends libel law

Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Sen. Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III, chair of the senate committee on justice, has come out against the decriminalization of libel, arguing that this was the only remedy of individuals who felt maligned by others.

Posted: February 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Online libel legal, SC rules

The Supreme Court building in Manila. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Supreme Court has affirmed the constitutionality of Internet libel and majority of the provisions of Republic Act 10175 or the Cybercrime Prevention Act.

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

National lawyers group joins call for SC to scrap DAP


The Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) on Wednesday asked the Supreme Court to stop the release of funds from the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) and declare it as unconstitutional.

Posted: October 16th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Couple charged with estafa for selling fake smartphones online


Marikina policemen have filed charges against a couple who were arrested earlier for allegedly selling counterfeit smartphones online.

Posted: September 29th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Revised penal code revised: Criminal age lowered to 13 in House bill

Niel Tupas Jr

After 81 years, the country’s criminal code appears headed for a much-needed makeover with the filing of a bill on Tuesday mandating sweeping reforms that would replace antiquated provisions and obsolete penalties that fail to address the call of the times.

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

Jealousy eyed as motive for murder of gay ex-lover

Photo taken from qcpdpnp.com

The Quezon City prosecutor’s office has recommended murder charges against a jobless man accused of stabbing dead a male dermatologist who was his ex-flame.

Posted: January 15th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

38-year-old man charged for having relationship with 14-year-old


A jobless man ended up behind bars in Quezon City after he allegedly kept his teenaged lover away from her family for nearly two weeks.

Posted: December 11th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Bills ‘decriminalizing’ libel a misnomer, says DOJ chief

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima. FILE PHOTO

Pending bills aimed at decriminalizing libel are “incomplete” and also a “misnomer,” said Justice Secretary Leila De Lima.

Posted: November 7th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Bragging rights


Brainless children boast of their ancestors,” an Asian proverb says. Sen. Vicente Sotto III basked in his grandfather’s achievements, notably the “Sotto Press Freedom Law.”

Posted: September 25th, 2012 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Solon seeks to hike fine for slander raps

Marinduque Representative Lord Allan Jay Velasco. Photo from congress.gov.ph

A lawmaker seeks to hike the fine for slander by deed or casting dishonor, discredit or contempt by 80 percent.

Posted: May 10th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Cops raise alert vs fake peso bills


Police have raised an alert against a criminal group using fake peso bills after nine alleged gang members were arrested in a series of operations in Boracay and Caticlan recently.

Posted: March 26th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Veto vagrancy bill vs women, Aquino urged


President Benigno Aquino III should veto and return to Congress a bill that seeks to repeal the vagrancy provision in the Revised Penal Code because it continues to penalize women in prostitution rather than the people who exploit them, a group of women activists said.

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

Catholic lay groups to file charges vs CCP officials Thursday


Despite the resignation of Cultural Center of the Philippines visual arts director Karen Flores, a coalition of Roman Catholic lay groups and other Christian denominations are set to file on Thursday criminal charges against her and other CCP officials, including artists Mideo Cruz, for displaying what they deemed to be a sacrilegious art exhibit.

Posted: August 10th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

  1. 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
  2. Save the queen? Aide takes fall for Enrile, Gigi Reyes
  3. Palace prepared to charge its allies
  4. Senator’s kickback from pork bigger than those of Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – Lacson
  5. Napoles turnaround alarms whistle-blowers
  6. What Went Before: Malacañang allies alleged involvement in pork scam
  7. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  8. Timeline: Napoles tell-all
  9. HK apology: Why Estrada and not Aquino?
  10. Cedric Lee’s cohort flies out of PH despite look-out order – De Lima
  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


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  • This time, BIR goes after florists
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  • Global Nation

  • PH-HK relations repaired, but families of victims still being courted
  • Filipinos in Middle East urged to get clearance before returning
  • PH seeks ‘clearer assurance’ from US
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