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Ampatuans start to appeal guilty massacre verdict

Jan 02, 2020 - 9:27 PM

(UPDATED) Unsay and Zaldy opt to go straight to the Court of Appeals, while Anwar Sr and his sons file a motion before the Quezon City court

APPEAL. The convicted members of the Ampatuan clan have started appealing their guilty verdicts in the 2009 massacre. File photo from Supreme Court PIO

Trial of the decade: Who is Judge Jocelyn Solis Reyes of the Ampatuan massacre case?

Dec 19, 2019 - 8:55 AM

(UPDATED) The promulgation marks the end of an almost 10-year trial

SC greenlights lower court trial of Trillanes' 'Hacienda Binay' case

May 16, 2018 - 6:22 PM

The High Court rules that parliamentary immunity does not apply to Trillanes' remaks which spawned the civil suit against him

SENATE PROBE. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV wants the Senate to investigate the refusal of the Anti-Money Laundering Council to provide data needed by the Office of the Ombudsman in its investigation of President Rodrigo Duterte's alleged secret bank accounts. File photo by Cesar Tomambo/Senate PRIB

CA affirms bail for 16 cops linked to Maguindanao massacre

Feb 26, 2018 - 3:40 PM

The Court of Appeals says prosecutors failed to present evidence that would link the cops to the massacre

AFFIRMED. The CA affirms the Quezon City RTC decision allowing bail for 16 cops linked to the Maguindanao massacre. File photo from the CA website

CA upholds arrest warrant vs wife of slain racer Enzo Pastor

Oct 01, 2017 - 6:45 PM

The parricide case against Dalia Guerrero-Pastor over the killing of her husband is still pending before a Quezon City court

WANTED. The widow of international car racer Enzo Pastor has been placed on Interpol's wanted list.

Urban poor communities file case against police drug operations

Aug 30, 2017 - 7:09 PM

Police are being accused of conducting illegal operations over the forced drug testing in poor communities

A Philippine policeman stands guard as people queue to register with the police during the mass surrender of some 1,000 alleged drug users and pushers in the town of Tanauan on July 18, 2016. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

CA affirms conviction in 2004 murder of Coca-Cola exec Chua-Sy

Aug 21, 2017 - 12:26 PM

A careful examination of the records shows that there was conspiracy among the accused appellants since each of them played a role in the commission of the crime the CA s ruling says

AFFIRMATION. Court of Appeals upholds trial court ruling sentencing to life imprisonment 19 individuals behind the kidnapping-murder of Betty Chua-Sy. File photo from the CA website

Iglesia defying order to stop construction in Tandang Sora compound?

Dec 23, 2015 - 2:59 PM

Photos taken on Wednesday morning December 23 show construction continues in the compound despite an order to temporarily stop during the holidays

Photo sourced by Rappler

LTFRB to clarify effectivity of TRO on Uber, GrabCar applications

Dec 09, 2015 - 6:13 PM

The Solicitor General will file a motion for clarification before the court to determine the TRO s date of effectivity

CASH BOND. Petitioner STOP and GO needs to secure P300,000 ($6,351.89) cash bond for the TRO to be in effect

TRO vs Uber, GrabCar should cover operations – transport groups

Dec 08, 2015 - 1:46 PM

The TRO should cover everything including existing operations Otherwise what s the point? transport coalition STOP and GO says

SEEKING COURT ORDER. Stop and Go coalition president Jun Magno says the TRO should also stop operations of Uber and GrabCar, and not just the processing of TNVS applications. Photo by Katerina Francisco/Rappler

No Uber, GrabCar applications for 20 days – court

Dec 04, 2015 - 1:59 PM

3rd UPDATE The TRO does not apply to current operations of Uber GrabCar the Quezon City RTC judge clarifies

OPPOSITION. The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board is facing opposition and complaints on the accreditation of transportation network vehicle services (TNVS), particularly the issue of oversupply of Uber cars plying and earning from the public transportation.

Jason Ivler convicted of murder in road rage case

Nov 24, 2015 - 5:42 PM

He faces up to 40 years in prison and must also pay P9 373 million in damages

ROAD RAGE. Jason Ivler was charged guilty for killing Renato Ebarle Jr following a road rage in 2009. EPA/ROLEX DELA PENA

Enzo Pastor's wife asks CA to stop her arrest

Oct 23, 2015 - 12:35 PM

Dalia Guerrero Pastor is also seeking the dismissal of the criminal case filed against her by the Department of Justice

Court to QC school execs: Explain in 24 hours why you shouldn't be arrested

Jul 31, 2015 - 1:53 PM

The school s lawyer says Krisel Mallari has been issued a certificate but with reservations since its release was forced by the Court of Appeals

INTERRUPTED. Krisel Mallari, a graduating student from the Sto Niño Parochial School in Quezon City, is interrupted by school officials as she delivers her salutatorian speech that hinted on her school’s lack of fairness. Screengrab from YouTube

QC school defies court order to release salutatorian's documents

Jul 29, 2015 - 6:23 PM

The Public Attorney s Office plans to file a motion for the Court of Appeals Second Division to cite the Santo Niño Parochial School in contempt

INTERRUPTED. Krisel Mallari, a graduating student from the Sto Niño Parochial School in Quezon City, is interrupted by school officials as she delivers her salutatorian speech that hinted on her school’s lack of fairness. Screengrab from YouTube   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88ZZugdI-Vs

CA orders QC school to release salutatorian's docs

Jul 28, 2015 - 9:00 AM

UPDATED The Court of Appeals slams the Sto Niño Parochial School for not releasing the student s certificate of good moral character after she spoke against the school in her graduation speech

INTERRUPTED. Kristel Mallari, a graduating student from the Sto Niño Parochial School in Quezon City, is interrupted by school officials as she delivers her salutatorian speech that hinted on her school’s lack of fairness. Screengrab from YouTube  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88ZZugdI-Vs

Andal Ampatuan Sr's bail plea denied

Apr 22, 2015 - 11:10 PM

The clan patriarch one of the principal accused in the Maguindanao massacre case does not get temporary liberty

DENIED. Former Maguindanao province governor Andal Ampatuan Sr (center) attends his arraignment for electoral sabotage charges March 26, 2012. File photo by Noel Celis/EPA/Pool

Arroyo faces new trial, this time over 'Morong 43' arrest

Oct 19, 2014 - 8:46 PM

The Court of Appeals denies former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo s motion to dismiss the P15 million damage suit filed by 6 members of the Morong 43 against her

DAMAGE SUIT. President Gloria Macapal-Arroyo fails in her bid to dismiss charges filed against her by 6 members of the 'Morong 43.' File photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

SC issues TRO on GSIS control of San Jose condo

Oct 12, 2014 - 12:01 AM

This is not the first time a multi million loan was obtained from the government through the GSIS using property as collateral and later hounded by disputes

Test case for passenger rights: ZestAir, airport sued

Jun 12, 2014 - 6:27 PM

A senior citizen who fainted at the airport sues Zest Airways and the Manila International Airport Authority in the hope that other air travellers who have suffered will follow suit

Unit buyers cry fraud over New San Jose condo sale

Apr 02, 2014 - 8:14 PM

Unit buyers claim the loan obtained by the developer was at the expense of people who were simply trying to find a place they could call home

Students win: Court stops PSBA-QC closure

Nov 07, 2013 - 9:53 PM

Quezon City Regional Trial Court Branch 104 issues an injunction indefinitely preventing the closure of the school amid conflict between board members

Arrest of Army major ordered for Burgos abduction

Oct 21, 2013 - 7:55 PM

Judge Alfonso Ruiz II of the Quezon City Regional Trial Court Branch 216 says probable cause exists against the accused Major Harry Baliaga

Sunshine accuses Cesar of rape, violence

Aug 13, 2013 - 4:06 PM

Actor director s estranged wife goes to court to file criminal charges

LEGAL RECOURSE. Sunshine at the Quezon City RTC. Photo from her Facebook

Akmad Ampatuan Sr due in court after SC junks plea

Jul 31, 2013 - 1:01 PM

Akmad Tato Ampatuan Sr son in law and nephew of former Maguindanao governor Andal Ampatuan Sr will be arraigned along with other suspects in the massacre