Here’s some hope for Filipinos who worry about their contributions being lost to massive corruption plaguing the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth): they can still get their hard-earned money back.
Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose Manuel Romualdez told American lawmakers that Manila’s new Anti-Terror Law (ATL) mandates the protection of human rights at all times.
Retired Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonio Carpio is convinced that “invisible hands” in both China and the Philippines are behind Philippine offshore gaming operators (POGOs), which are thriving in the country despite being illegal.
Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman is pushing for amendments to the Revised Penal Code (RPC) to finally repeal what he believed is “archaic” section of the law that penalizes those who offend “religious feelings.”
There is nothing to Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) officials from implementing the revised implementing rules and regulations of the good conduct time allowance (GCTA) law, said Department of Justice (DOJ) Undersecretary Markk Perete.
Over the past few weeks, the President has insisted in various public statements, that “gifts” accepted by public officials in the course of their duties should not be considered as “bribes,” and therefore are not prohibited by law. The President, more recently, has even attempted to cite legal authority to support his contention, insisting that he quoted the “very words [of the] anti-graft and corrupt practices [act]. [And that] there are exemptions: ‘nominal’ and I used the word ‘nominal’ and ‘out of gratitude.’”
Losing Otso Diretso candidates, former Quezon representative Lorenzo Tanada III and Chel Diokno, have filed a perjury complaint against Peter Joemel Advincula and Philippine National Police-Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (PNP-CIDG) official Lt. Col. Arnold Ibay for using fake testimonies in the sedition case against the opposition.
Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin said the implementation of the Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) for inmates is no longer in the hands of the Supreme Court (SC).
A lawmaker wants to abolish the penalty of imprisonment for libel cases.
Malacanang thinks it’s illegal for the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor) to gather all Chinese workers in self-contained communities of Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (Pogos) to prevent them from co-mingling with Filipinos.
The Supreme Court (SC) has declared as invalid a rule implemented in 2014 by then cabinet secretaries Leila De Lima and Mar Roxas which prevented inmates from getting early release from prison.
Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra has decided to ignore the demands of WellMed owner Bryan Christopher Sy to be released from detention.
Senator Antonio Trillanes has been charged before the Pasay City Metropolitan Trial Court (MTC) for inciting to sedition concerning statements he made in 2018 against President Rodrigo Duterte for removing the lawmaker’s amnesty.
Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra has instructed the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to take action over Senate blue ribbon committee’s report concerning the issue of the billion pesos worth of shabu which were smuggling into the country using magnetic lifters.
Senate Minority Leader Frank Drilon on Tuesday slammed the Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) for “sitting on petitions” for the release of about 862 prisoners.
The anti-graft court on Friday convicted businesswoman Janet Lim Napoles over the multi-billion pork barrel scam.
Ombudsman Samuel Martires has filed a criminal complaint against President Rodrigo Duterte’s former legal counsel, lawyer Edna Batacan, over allegations that officials at his office have been receiving bribes.
Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman said the advanced age of Ilocos Norte Rep. Imelda Marcos, the widow of the dictator Ferdinand Marcos, should be a non-issue in her conviction for seven counts of corruption by the Sandiganbayan.
The Department of Justice (DOJ) said the amnesty application form used by opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV and 276 other uniformed personnel who participated in three failed mutinies is “defective” as it failed to state what specific crimes they were admitting to.
The Supreme Court (SC) has issued guidelines on petitions for the modification of final sentences and early release of convicts under the law that amended the Revised Penal Code (RPC) last year.
Department of Finance spokesperson Paola Alvarez takes after her father, ousted House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, in making light of threats that have a chance to be real.
The Liberal Party (LP) has rushed to the defense of former President Aquino following his indictment over the controversial Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), saying there was nothing illegal about it.
Senate President Tito Sotto is cold to the proposal to conduct a Senate probe on the killings of Catholic priests, as he believes it would not contribute anything new in terms of legislation.
Senator Franklin Drilon has rejected the draft committee report of Senator Richard Gordon on Dengvaxia scandal holding former President Benigno Aquino III and his officials liable for the vaccine mess.