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(UPDATED) The Manila Regional Trial Court Branch 46 is scheduled to hand down its verdict on Rappler, its CEO Maria Ressa, and former researcher-writer Reynaldo Santos Jr in the high profile cyber libel case on Monday, June 15
The bill would empower a council of top cabinet officials to do functions usually reserved for the courts, like ordering the warrantless arrest and detention of people and groups perceived to be terrorists
'Hindi trabaho ng PNP protektahan ang Pangulo sa opinyon ng taumbayan. Ang trabaho 'nyo e protektahan ang taumbayan,' says human rights lawyer Chel Diokno, following the latest arrest in Butuan City
Vice President Leni Robredo says the NBI going after Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto and President Rodrigo Duterte's rants vs lawyer Chel Diokno send the wrong message to the public
Diokno shifts the focus on the rule of law a day after President Rodrigo Duterte lashes out at him in a national address. 'I consider it a waste of time,' says Diokno of the President's speech
(UPDATED) The President unleashes tirades against Chel Diokno several times in a late-night address, and even pokes fun at his appearance. The human rights lawyer urges him to focus on the needs of the people at this time.
24-hour curfews are outright denials of the right to travel and movement, human rights lawyers say
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The state needs to be accountable for crimes committed by its own agents, says NUJP chair Nonoy Espina, whether it's the Ampatuan massacre or the drug war
'Under Vice President Robredo's leadership, we hope that the killings will stop, and the government will finally take a better approach to the problem of illegal drugs,' says human rights lawyer Chel Diokno
'Not since the dark years of Martial Law have our civil liberties and fundamental rights been threatened and blatantly violated with such brazen impunity,' says the group Concerned Lawyers for Civil Liberties
Chel Diokno, Erin Tañada, and Ted Te file a perjury countercharge against the CIDG officer who filed the sedition complaint. Te admits to meeting to Bikoy who wanted a legal consult.
The SC says, 'Counsels for petitioners were sternly warned that the commission of the same or similar infractions in the future would be dealt with more severely'
The lawyers cite a Supreme Court decision from 1990 which says that the Office of the Solicitor General only participates in a criminal case when it has 'reached the appellate courts'
'The government is for all and not just those who agree with the policies of the administration,' say the presidents of 14 De La Salle schools and universities along with De La Salle Philippines CEO Edgar Chua
(UPDATED) Solicitor General Jose Calida has traded barbs with Integrated Bar of the Philippines and human rights lawyer Chel Diokno
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'Hindi lang kahina-hinala na patagong nakipag-usap ang gobyerno sa mga kliyente namin, labag din sa legal ethics yan. Mukhang na-Recto 22 na naman ang mga Pilipino,' says human rights lawyer Chel Diokno
(3rd UPDATE) The fisheries code is clear: entry of any foreign fishing vessel in Philippine waters shall constitute prima facie evidence that the vessel is engaged in fishing in Philippine waters. The Philippines can fine the foreign vessel up to US$1 Million
'I’m not at all sad at the outcome of this elections... What is important is the light that we have shone in the darkness,' says opposition senatorial candidate Chel Diokno
Chel Diokno's supporters pour out their heartbreaks and gratitude the morning after the election
In the Supreme Court, President Rodrigo Duterte has lapsed the constitutionally-required 90 days to fill a vacancy
'We have a wonderful guy here, who can really serve our country more than many of our candidates who may be popular because they're exposed to media,' says former SC justice Roberto Abad
Heavy rain pours during the opposition senatorial ticket's thanksgiving concert at the UP Sunken Garden. But the crowd stays to listen to their speeches.
'I hope you'll like them,' Kris Aquino says during a mini-rally
Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto says of Senator Bam Aquino and human rights lawyer Chel Diokno, 'I want to work with both of them in the Senate'
'Binibilisan ko, pinag-aaralan ko, para ang prangkisa na maghahatid ng mas maganda, mas mabilis, at mas affordable na transportation sa lahat, at pagkakakitaan ninyong lahat sa ligtas na paraan, ay maipasa na,' says Senator Poe
‘Kung ang mananalo lamang ay ‘yung tipong kapag pinalundag ni Digong from a high-rise ang itatanong lang, ‘from what floor sir?’ mamamatay ang demokrasya natin,’ says former senator and veteran human rights lawyer Rene Saguisag
Otso Diretso bets Chel Diokno and Erin Tañada throw full support behind Senate Bill 1826, but the fine print of the proposed law needs to be examined
In a letter to the Comelec, senatorial candidate Chel Diokno says Baguio police's inspection of a warehouse for vote-counting machines is a ‘serious breach’
If elected, Diokno says he will give an equal fighting chance to those who do not have enough means to seek office due to lack of funds
(UPDATED) Vice President Leni Robredo also suspects black propaganda against Otso Diretso candidates Mar Roxas and Bam Aquino, but did not give any evidence for her claim
On Araw ng Kagitingan, protesters say the Philippines needs a leader who is brave, not macho, in defending the country's rights in the West Philippine Sea
'Once President Duterte declares a revolutionary government, he ceases to be President having divested himself of the presidency,' says opposition senatorial bet Romy Macalintal, a veteran election lawyer
Otso Diretso candidate Chel Diokno, a human rights lawyer, says the documents will help confirm the pattern they observed in killings in the Duterte administration's campaign against illegal drugs
'They should have taken measures way back, and not let so much time pass before they actually did these concrete steps to actually stop the weaponization of the social network,' says senatorial bet Chel Diokno
Between campaign sorties, opposition senatorial bet Chel Diokno speaks via video conference call to delegates at a United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime event in Vienna
The groups' legal counsel, human rights lawyer Chel Diokno, says they are 'worried' that the government is 'hiding' details of the Kaliwa Dam project
Alternative candidates love to talk about change. But harping on change can only backfire. A popular and highly trusted administration will not be replaced.
The opposition senatorial bets also say teachers must be given proper technical and technological support
(UPDATED) The awareness ratings of several Otso Diretso bets go up in double figures in the latest Pulse Asia survey, but less than 5% of respondents say they'd vote for the opposition candidates
Otso Diretso senatorial candidate Florin Hilbay proposes giving tax breaks to companies that would expand operations to the provinces
The opposition senatorial bets argue that President Rodrigo Duterte's tirades against the Catholic Church are emboldening some to threaten members of the clergy
A resident of Mandaluyong City asks the Otso Diretso candidates what they would do if they lose in the May polls
Otso Diretso senatorial bet Chel Diokno says the government must implement a comprehensive program to prevent another water shortage
'Ganyan na ba kaliit ang pagtingin natin sa mga Pilipino para sabihing ayos lang ang magsinungaling?' opposition senatorial bet Chel Diokno asks President Rodrigo Duterte's daughter
Otso Diretso candidates Erin Tañada and Florin Hilbay also slam the government for threatening to release a new narco list, saying it is aimed to influence the elections
Human rights lawyer and senatorial bet Chel Diokno says there are 'inherent conflicts of interest' in PAO that cause its indigent clients to lose representation in court
'Kailan ba ito mahihinto? At bakit pinapayagan natin itong kulturang ito na siyang manaig sa atin?' asks Vice President Leni Robredo