Archive for the ‘Justice’ Category

Founded on false hopes, sustained by more falsehood

Fake news. We have that in abundance direct from the President himself. Now we have Fake Charge. Senior Associate Justice Antonio T. Carpio minced no words in his 39-page dissenting opinion to the majority decision (9-6) upholding the warrant of arrest on Sen. Leila de Lima issued by the Muntinlupa Regional Trial Court early this […]

October 16, 2017  Tags: ,   Posted in: Illegal Drugs, Justice  3 Comments

Bringing stupidity to another level

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre probably thought the public would buy his tale linking opposition lawmakers to the Maute terror group which is one of the reasons for the current turmoil in Marawi City. It only affirmed his stupidity. As social media commenter Joel Vivas tweeted, “Kakaibang level.”

June 8, 2017  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Justice, Media, Terrorism  8 Comments

Ombudsman gives substance to public officials’ accountability

When the Mamasapano tragedy, which claimed the lives of 67 people including 44 members of the Special Action Force of the Philippine National Police, happened and the active role of suspended PNP chief Allan Purisima was exposed, a source told us that Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales was angry. Who would not be? The tragedy happened Jan. […]

July 2, 2015  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Graft and corruption, Justice, Philippine National Police  7 Comments

Edith Burgos to Aquino: ‘End this suffering of not knowing the truth’

Yesterday, while many joined the mother of OFW Mary Jane Veloso in prayers , another mother continues the agonizing search for her son. Edith Burgos, mother of missing farmer/activist Jonas Burgos, together with relatives of persons who have disappeared, went to the Aquino house in Times St., Quezon city to deliver a letter to President […]

April 29, 2015  Tags: ,   Posted in: Human Rights, Justice, Malaya  3 Comments

Prayers amid dismay for justice for victims of Ampatuan massacre

Five years ago, a crime so heinous was perpetrated by persons in authority, in a remote village in Maguindanao in Southwestern Mindanao. Fifty-eight persons lay dead after Andal Ampatuan, Jr., mayor of Datu Unsay town and his men were through with their shooting spree. He then asked for a backhoe in the office of his […]

November 23, 2014  Tags:   Posted in: Human Rights, Justice, Maguindanao massacre, Malaya, Media  5 Comments

11 facts that render allegations of bribery vs Harry Roque ridiculous

The murderous Ampatuans must be enjoying the spectacle of the prosecutors in the Maguindanao massacre destroying each other. Atty. Nena Santos, representing 25 of the of the 58 who were killed in a massacre in a secluded hill in Maguindanao on Nov. 23, 2009, has alleged that government and fellow private prosecutor Harry Roque, of […]

August 11, 2014  Tags: ,   Posted in: Justice, Maguindanao massacre, Media  7 Comments

How many more media deaths to move the government?

The death of Mindoro broadcast journalist Nilo Baculio Sr. should bear not only on the conscience of the Court of Appeals judge who dismissed his petition for protection as “unsubstantiated” but also on this government especially President Aquino by being cavalier about media killings in the country. Last Monday, June 9, 2014, the 67-year old […]

June 12, 2014  Tags:   Posted in: Justice, Malaya, Media  2 Comments

Nakakaduda na ang kilos ng pamahalaan sa kaso ni Napoles

Hindi naman siguro tanga si Justice Secretary Leila de Lima para hindi niya maisip kung bakit pilit na gusto makipagkita sa kanya si Janet Napoles at gusto kumanta. Maraming pagkakataon si Napoles na magsabi ng buong katotohanan tungkol sa panloloko at pagnakaw ng bilyun-bilyon na pera sa taumbayan ngunit hindi niya ginawa. Nang dumalo siya […]

April 26, 2014  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Abante, Graft and corruption, Justice  16 Comments

Fight vs online libel goes to the UNCHR

Last Tuesday, while in Baguio City for their summer session, the Supreme Court denied all the Motions for Reconsideration on Online Libel which it upheld in its Feb. 18, 2014 decision. It will be recalled that in its Feb. 18 decision, the High Court struck down as illegal the authority given to the Department of […]

April 24, 2014  Tags: ,   Posted in: Justice, Media  3 Comments

The incredible Dennis Cunanan

Dennis Cunanan, the deputy director general of Technology Resource Center (TRC), said of the some P600 million PDAF (Priority Development Assistance Fund) or pork barrel that passed through his office and ended up in the pockets of three senators and Janet Napoles, he didn’t get a single centavo. Incredible! As incredible as Cunanan, a college […]

March 5, 2014  Tags:   Posted in: Governance, Graft and corruption, Justice, Malaya  32 Comments