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No single event led to this. No lone person could have pulled it off without our apathy.... By enabling or ignoring the gradual erosion of the rule of law, we all made this possible.
At No. 91 in 2020, the Philippines' ranking in the Rule of Law index is on a steady decline since 2016, making its average annual percentage drop one of the 5 worst in the world
We cannot adopt a defeatist attitude and just sit idly by and let China seize what international law has declared to be our own exclusive economic zone
When legislators believe in the rule of law, everything they do in the august halls of the Senate would be about justice. They will not lie, they will not cheat, they will not steal.
My friends said, 'Don't go home.' It was never an option. I would face these charges head-on.
While investors are not seen to pull out their investments in the near future, risk consultant Bob Herrera-Lim says the current political atmosphere may affect the decisions of those eyeing long-term business in the Philippines
Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug speaks to risk consultant Roberto 'Bob' Herrera-Lim on how the situation in the Philippines specifically affects the business sector and perceptions of investors
The Integrated Bar of the Philippines says its intervention will note that under the 1987 Charter, 'impeachment is the only mode of removal of an impeachable officer for an impeachable offense'
'If we are to stick to the rule of law, the balance of power must not be disturbed,' says Integrated Bar of the Philippines president Abdiel Fajardo on Rappler Talk
On Thursday, February 15, Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug speaks to Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) national president Abdiel Dan Fajardo on the role of lawyers as the rule of law is challenged in the country
A compromised democracy results from arbitrary laws that define what is right and just according to standards of the ruling thugs
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The Philippines drops 18 slots to rank 88th out of 113 countries in the newly released World Justice Project Rule of Law Index
'By centralizing power in the hands of a few, RevGov directly undermines democratic institutions and the economy. Indeed our very own experience of years of authoritarian rule during Martial Law compels us to reject any moves to establish a RevGov,' Ateneo President Fr Jett Villarin says.
Watch the evening newscast with Mara Cepeda
Being ambitious is not a bad thing. Small in geography need not mean 'small-country mentality and policies.'
'We refuse to just watch and do nothing as the Philippines becomes a narco-state and as we lose a whole generation to narcotics,' says Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano in a speech in New York
The rising trend of hybrid regimes in Southeast Asia is tagged as a major challenge to democracy today
Vice President Leni Robredo reiterates her stance after President Rodrigo Duterte lashes out against his critics and promises an unrelenting drug war
Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno says President Rodrigo Duterte must not be allowed to broaden the use of martial law to solve other social ills
UPDATED We should have the courage to never again clothe authoritarianism in any disguise with the mantle of constitutionality Leonen says in his dissenting opinion
Martial law becomes a hard habit to break says Akbayan Representative Tom Villarin who warned of President Rodrigo Duterte s creeping authoritarian rule in the guise of safety and security
With the favorable decision on martial law administration senators say the government can now focus on clearing operations and rehabilitation efforts in Marawi City
With martial law in place in Mindanao the Department of National Defense reminds the Armed Forces of the Philippines not to violate the Constitution
Chief Justice Sereno urges the police to reflect on the way they have performed their duties that led to the increase of unsolved killings linked to war on drugs
Who benefits from these lies? Let us not make it easy for them to kill us by willingly and submissively swallowing the poison they feed us says Senator Leila de Lima
The Philippine government is also told: Any negotiation to access Scarborough is a mistake because that is already your territory
Watch Rappler’s 12PM newscast with Paterno Esmaquel
When actual grind begins and loyalty to the rule of law reigns let us complement it in any way we can But if it tends to be otherwise let us not be reticent Ombudsman Morales says
The 2015 Rule of Law Index places civil and criminal justice in the Philippines as the worst aspects of the rule of law in the country
PRESS RELEASE: This interactive exhibition debate serves to generate discourse and create awareness on House Bill No 4477 or The Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Act
The journalist facing court is a 34 year old British citizen working for Al Jazeera s international service
UPDATED Former Justice Adolf Azcuna is the first Filipino to hold the ICJ post He will serve a 5 year term as commissioner based in Manila beginning August
At the opening dinner of the Shangri La Dialogue on Friday Prime Minister Abe emphasizes the need to strictly observe international law to promote peace and stability in Asia and the Indo Pacific regions
2nd UPDATE The High Court strikes down only 3 Cybercrime Law provisions including one that gives the justice department the power to take down online content without a court warrant It also rules online libel to be constitutional with one exception
We eat expensive fish meals for a supposedly sacrificial Lenten practice reflecting our attitudes toward following rules
Unless the foundations for rule of law anchored on acceptable social behavior begin to take form in our Philippine polity the risk is that the gains of this administration will not be sustained in the long run
East Asia scores well when it comes to keeping a lid on crime but it still has work to do on other key factors that constitute the rule of law; PH low on protection of fundamental rights
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