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South Korean megachurch leader's rape term extended

May 17, 2019 - 11:29 PM

A Seoul appeals court has sentenced Pastor Lee Jaerock to 16 years behind bars

SENTENCED. In this file photo, South Korean Pastor Lee Jaerock arrives at the Seoul Central District Court to attend his trial in Seoul on November 22, 2018. File photo by Jung Yeon-je/AFP

British caver sues Elon Musk over 'pedo' comments

Sep 18, 2018 - 7:47 AM

The defamation suit is filed in Los Angeles by Vernon Unsworth, who is seeking unspecified damages 'for the worldwide damage he has suffered to his reputation'

ELON MUSK. Tesla CEO Elon Musk at a press conference during the 67th International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico on September 27, 2016. File photo by Hector Guerrero/AFP.

Danish inventor seeks reduced sentence in appeals trial

Sep 05, 2018 - 12:16 PM

Peter Madsen has only appealed his sentence, and not the guilty verdict handed down by a Copenhagen district court on April 25 for murdering 30-year-old journalist Kim Wall

PETER MADSEN. This file photo taken on August 11, 2017 shows Peter Madsen (R) as he talks to a police officer in Dragoer Harbor south of Copenhagen on August 11, 2017, following a major rescue operation after the submarine sank in the sea outside Copenhagen Harbor. File photo by Bax Lindhardt/Scanpix Denmark/AFP

Indonesia drops abortion charge against teen raped by brother

Aug 27, 2018 - 8:58 PM

The Jambi High Court on Monday agrees to drop the abortion charge against the teenager following an appeal by her lawyers

Bicam approves creation of Shari'ah High Court in Bangsamoro

Jul 12, 2018 - 7:55 PM

Under the proposed Bangsamoro justice system, Shari'ah or Islamic law would only be applicable to Muslims. But non-Muslims may volunteer to submit to the jurisdiction of Shari'ah courts.

SHAR'IAH LAW. Senate Majority Leader Miguel Zubiri says they have already adopted provisions establishing the Bangsamoro justice system on July 12, 2018. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Zimbabwe court says military takeover was legal

Nov 25, 2017 - 7:17 PM

However, some experts raise concerns about judicial independence, following the High Court's decision on the takeover that led to Robert Mugabe's ouster

HIGH COURT RULING. In this file photo, Zimbabwean soldiers stand by an intersection as they regulate civilian traffic in front of the High Court of Zimbabwe in Harare on November 15, 2017. Photo by AFP

Justice De Castro 'very much willing' to testify vs Sereno, says Larry Gadon

Nov 22, 2017 - 4:33 PM

Lawyer Larry Gadon says his 'friend' is talking to Supreme Court Associate Justice Teresita Leonardo-de Castro on his behalf

TESTIFY? Supreme Court (SC) Associate Justice Teresita Leonardo De Castro is "willing" to testify against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, according to complainant Larry Gadon.

Marcos completes payment of P66.2-M electoral protest fee

Jul 11, 2017 - 3:40 PM

Former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr pays the remaining balance of his fee prior to the conduct of the preliminary hearing on his electoral protest and Vice President Leni Robredo s counter protest

NOT CONCEDING. Senator Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr reiterates his suspicions that there is fraud involved in the transmission of votes. File photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Palace: SC ruling shows gov't united vs 'one common enemy'

Jul 04, 2017 - 2:11 PM

The High Court s decision to uphold martial law in Mindanao proves there is a real and present rebellion in Mindanao says Solicitor General Jose Calida

PALACE BRIEFING. Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella urges the public to cooperate with local authorities in securing their respective communities. File photo from Presidential Photo

Court deals blow to UK government's Brexit plans

Nov 03, 2016 - 6:25 PM

UPDATED Three senior judges say Prime Minister Theresa May s government does not have the power on its own to trigger Article 50 of the European Union s Lisbon Treaty the formal notification of Britain s intention to leave the bloc

PARLIAMENT. People walk by the Houses of Parliament in central London on October 20, 2016. Photo by Ben Stansall / AFP

S.Africa appeal ruling sought on Zuma's 800 graft charges

May 24, 2016 - 8:45 AM

Pressure on the president would increase if some or all of the charges – which relate to alleged corruption racketeering fraud and money laundering – were reinstated

APPEAL. A file photograph dated August 6, 2015 shows South African president Jacob Zuma reacting whilst answering questions from opposition parties in parliament, Cape Town, South Africa. File photo by Nic Bothma/EPA

S. Africa court to rule on Zuma corruption charges

Apr 29, 2016 - 11:30 AM

The decision will likely be appealed in a higher court by whichever side loses

PROTESTS. Thousands of South Africans take to the streets of Cape Town in protest against president Jacob Zuma calling for his resignation on Freedom Day public holiday in Cape Town, South Africa, April 27, 2016. Photo by Nic Bothma/EPA

Musharraf leaves Pakistan after travel ban lifted

Mar 18, 2016 - 11:08 AM

UPDATED A local party spokesman says Pakistan s former military ruler Pervez Musharraf had landed in Dubai and reached his residence where he will stay for some weeks before seeking an appointment with doctors in the United States

TRAVEL BAN LIFTED. Barrister Farogh Naseem (R), the counsel of the former President and military ruler of Pakistan, Pervez Musharraf, talks with journalists after a hearing of a petition to remove Musharraf name from Exit Control List (ECL), in Islamabad, Pakistan, March 16, 2016. File photo by T. Mughal/EPA

The triumph of Juan Ponce Enrile

Aug 29, 2015 - 5:27 PM

Enrile of course is not most men He does not bow to the judgment of history He rewrites it

THE SENATOR. Senator Juan Ponce Enrile at the impeachment trial of Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona, 29 May 2012. Photo by Bullit Marquez / EPA

Thousands of Indian Jains protest right to fast until death

Aug 24, 2015 - 11:00 PM

Jains have been campaigning after a Rajasthan High Court ruled this month that their voluntary custom of fasting until death or Santhara was a form of suicide which is illegal under Indian law

Indian Jains chant religious slogans during a gathering as a part of the protest in Mumbai on August 24, 2015. AFP PHOTO/ PUNIT PARANJPE

COA to Millennium Challenge Account-PH: Return P600M DAP funds

Jun 24, 2015 - 11:12 AM

State auditors tell MCA P that this is to ensure that its projects won t be delayed by legal challenges even after the High Court had ruled that programs activities and projects under the DAP remain valid under the operative fact doctrine

S.Africa bans Sudan president from leaving after arrest call

Jun 14, 2015 - 7:42 PM

UPDATED The ruling is the first time any court has prevented a head of state from leaving a country following a request by the International Criminal Court

COURT ORDER. Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir is ordered no to leave South Africa after the international court called for his arrest. Photo from EPA

Stop deal on repair of voting machines, SC asked

Feb 19, 2015 - 9:01 PM

The Integrated Bar of the Philippines says the contract is illegal because the Comelec did not subject it to public bidding

PCOS MACHINE. The existing 82,000 PCOS machines need be refurbished for the 2016 polls. File photo by John Javellana

Palace welcomes SC 'de facto reversal' on DAP ruling

Feb 03, 2015 - 7:24 PM

It restored good faith as a presumption and not as a burden for the [DAP] authors to prove says Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda

SC partially grants gov’t appeal on DAP

Feb 03, 2015 - 7:06 PM

The Supreme Court has clarified that only authors of the Disbursement Acceleration Program – and not project proponents and implementors – may be held liable

US court overturns ruling that blocked Keystone pipeline

Jan 09, 2015 - 11:56 PM

But President Barack Obama has declined to sign off on the project expressing environmental concerns

CBCP on Aquino's DAP speech: Respect SC

Jul 14, 2014 - 10:55 PM

Leaders should be humble Philippine bishops say after President Benigno Aquino III slammed the High Court for an unreasonable decision

NO TO 'SELECTIVE JUSTICE.' Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas, president of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines, says the government should investigate corruption within its own ranks. File photo by Noli Yamsuan/Archdiocese of Manila, as posted on www.cbcpnews.com

Apple, Google call truce in smartphone patent war

May 17, 2014 - 10:50 AM

Apple and Google have also agreed to work together in some areas of patent reform

SC verdict on RH law: Both sides optimistic

Apr 08, 2014 - 10:32 AM

Early Tuesday morning both the pro and anti RH camps gather in Baguio City to await the verdict on the constitutionality of the RH law

Pistorius weeps as witness recalls shooting scene horror

Mar 07, 2014 - 8:50 AM

Pistorius put his hands over his ears as neighbor and radiologist Johan Stipp recounted how he entered his house to find the distraught Paralympian bent over attempting to resuscitate his girlfriend

DISTRAUGHT. A member of the defense legal team reaches out to Oscar Pistorius (L) who covers his ears with his hands in distress while a witness recounts to the court the moments after the murder during day 4 of his murder trial at the High Court in Pretoria, South Africa, 06 March 2014. Marco Longari/Pool/EPA

Pistorius pleads not guilty, witness describes 'screams'

Mar 03, 2014 - 4:14 PM

UPDATED Pistorius 27 appears in Pretoria s North Gauteng High Court and on television screens around the world to answer charges that he willfully shot Reeva Steenkamp dead

IN COURT.  South African amputee Olympian sprinter Oscar Pistorius arrives inside the High Court in Pretoria on March 3, 2014 for the opening day of his murder trial, accused of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Themba Hadebe/AFP/Pool

Singapore High Court overturns sex-for-favors conviction

Feb 28, 2014 - 1:25 PM

Singapore s High Court has overturned the conviction of a law professor jailed for obtaining sexual favors and gifts from a female student in exchange for better grades

SC warns against undue haste in 'Ma'am Arlene' probe

Dec 13, 2013 - 4:16 PM

The High Court warns against a mad rush in an ongoing probe into corruption in the judiciary

Tiangco: Palace's goal to split SC decision on DAP

Dec 07, 2013 - 9:01 PM

UNA Secretary General Toby Tiangco said to keep DAP legal Palace is set to employ the same strategy used during the Corona impeachment

A CHANGE OF NAME. If DAP is declared legal, UNA Secretary-General Toby Tiangco says DAP will only replace PDAF. File photo by Rappler

White supremacist in Mandela murder plot jailed for 35 years

Oct 29, 2013 - 9:35 PM

The perpetrators of a rightwing extremist plot to kill Nelson Mandela are sentenced to 35 years in jail

#ScrapPork network vows continued action

Oct 08, 2013 - 5:07 PM

3 days after its return to the streets at Ayala Ave in Makati City the ScrapPork network now appeals to the justices of the Supreme Court

Judge to rule on death sentence for Delhi gang rapists

Sep 13, 2013 - 12:54 PM

4 men will learn Friday if they are to hang for the murder and gang rape of an Indian student

Exclusive: Napoles parties with anti-graft court justice

Aug 30, 2013 - 11:58 AM

EXCLUSIVE: Sandigan Associate Justice Gregory Ong under whose division the Kevlar helmets case was decided appears in a photo partying with Janet Napoles and Sen Jinggoy Estrada

Libelous tweet!

May 24, 2013 - 7:56 PM

A lawyer says it should serve as a warning to and guidance for people who use social media

Malaysia charges 7 more Pinoys over standoff

Apr 02, 2013 - 12:55 PM

A Malaysian police officer is also facing charges for refusing to dislose information

SABAH CRISIS. This picture taken on March 8, 2013 shows Malaysian soldiers moving in toward where Filipino gunmen are locked down in a stand off in the surrounding villages of Tanduo in Sabah.AFP PHOTO / Malaysia Ministry of Defence

SC reverses Palace on dismissal of deputy ombudsman

Sep 25, 2012 - 4:30 PM

Voting 8 6 the High Court said the Palace erred in sacking Deputy Ombudsman Emilio Gonzales III saying his failure to immediately act on the case of police officer Rolando Mendoza does not correspond to betrayal of public trust