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

Centerlaw: Documents belie De Lima’s claim of misinformation

Statement of the Prof. Harry L. Roque Jr., chair of the Center for International Law (Centerlaw), an NGO dedicated to the promotion of binding international legal norms in the Philippines and Asia: “We take exception to the veiled threat in the statement made yesterday by Secretary Leila De Lima that the Vera Files special report […]

April 8, 2015  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Foreign Affairs, Vera Files  3 Comments

Vetting the Napoles list

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said she is still “vetting” the names of people in the list given to her by pork barrel queen Janet Napoles. “You just have to trust me that I’m not gonna do that na isa-sanitize ko yung list. Pangako ko po yan sa taumbayan na hindi ko yan gagawin na […]

May 14, 2014  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Graft and corruption, Malaya  28 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

The advantage of having De Lima as CJ: she will also be SC spokesperson

Based on Justice Secretary Leila de Lima’s account of how she transitioned from being a “reluctant” nominee for Supreme Court chief justice to one who will be a “unifying force” in the judiciary, it happened after her meeting with President Aquino. It is presumed that unlike Internal Revenue Commissioner Kim Henares who decided to stay […]

July 3, 2012  Tags:   Posted in: Malaya, Supreme Court  53 Comments

Who follows court orders these days?

Take a look at these headlines the past days: CEBU SCHOOL DEFIES COURT ORDER ON BIKINI GRADUATES DE LIMA DEFIES COURT The first headline was about officials of St. Theresa’s College in Cebu defying the temporary restraining order issued by Cebu City Regional Trial Court Judge Wilfredo Navarro directing the school to cease and desist […]

April 1, 2012  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Justice, Malaya  6 Comments

May kuneksyun ba ang kaso ni Gatdula at Mancao?

Nagkataon lang kaya o may kuneksyun ang pagtanggal kay Director Magtanggol Gatdula ng National Bureau of Investigation sa kanyang pwesto at ang desisyun ng Manila Regional Trial Court (Branch 18) na manatili ang dating opisyal ng pulis na si Cezar Mancao II bilang akusado sa kaso ng pagpatay sa publicist na si Salvador “Bubby” Dacer […]

January 21, 2012  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Abante, Justice  25 Comments

Gatdula axed as NBI Director

President Aquino said he has lost trust on NBI Director Magtanggol Gatdula. He is president and he has every right to fire anybody whom he no longer trusts. But there must be competent way to do it. After the Department of Justice implicated NBI Director Magtanggol Gatdula in kidnapping and extortion, here comes the DOJ […]

January 20, 2012  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Justice  323 Comments

Naintindihan ba ni Mayor Lim ang karapatang pantao?

Nagsalita na rin si Etta Rosales, chairperson ng Commission on Human Rights, tungkol sa order ni Manila Mayor Lim na shoot-to-kill sa limang pulis na nangbulsa daw P12 milyon, mula sa P16 milyon ransom money na ibinayad ng nakidnap na negosyanteng Malaysian. Sabi ni Rosales para naman “gangland” tayo sa order ni Lim. Nauna nang […]

March 20, 2011  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Human Rights, Justice  30 Comments

Gloria Arroyo must be happy with De Lima

I applauded Justice Secretary Leila de Lima for the excellent job she did in the investigation of the Aug. 23 hostage-taking tragedy. I admired her for standing her ground with the recommendations of the Incident Investigation Review Committee even as President Aquino did not adopt them to protect persons close to him. But I am […]

December 6, 2010  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Justice, Malaya  186 Comments