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[PODCAST] Law of Duterte Land: War on the Law Part 1

Mar 21, 2020 - 11:59 AM

Is there an ongoing war on the law?

[OPINION] Part 2: Distorting probable cause in Ortega case

Mar 03, 2018 - 9:00 PM

When this case reaches the SC, we can only pray that the Justices see what is at stake here – how it may inform preliminary investigations and arrest warrant issuances

RELEASED. Former Palawan Governor Joel Reyes, murder suspect for the death of broadcast journalist Gerry Ortega, is released from jail following a Court of Appeals decision finding no basis for a lower court to hold him on trial. File photo from PNP Public Information Office

#InspireCourage: How young mom from Batangas became Bar topnotcher

May 06, 2017 - 6:25 PM

Nia Rachelle Gonzales who once quit law school places 9th in the 2016 Bar Exams

BAR TOPNOTCHER. Nia Rachelle Gonzales dedicates her success to her mother and daughters. Photo courtesy of SC PIO

DLSU College of Law announces new application requirements

Mar 28, 2017 - 4:32 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Prospective DLSU COL students are required to take the PhilSAT in order to be admitted into the college Deadline for application is April 3

What bills have been refiled in the 17th Congress?

Jul 26, 2016 - 3:32 PM

Lawmakers in the 17th Congress refile bills that languished in the past including measures pushing for freedom of information ending political dynasties and increasing the pension for SSS members

LEGISLATIVE AGENDA. Senate President Koko Pimentel and House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez listens to President Rodrigo Duterte as he delivers his first State of the Nation Address on July 25. Photo by Francis R. Malasig/EPA

Call for entries: Jose W. Diokno Legal Writing Competition

Feb 29, 2016 - 10:05 PM

A writing competition open to all law students who are currently enrolled in any Philippine law school Deadline of entries on August 15 2016

Poe: Why no implementation of free mobile disaster alerts?

Oct 10, 2015 - 3:22 PM

Why are we making laws and then abandoning their implementation? Senator Grace Poe asks

Cudia passes UP Law entrance exam

Apr 10, 2015 - 8:00 PM

Dismissed PMA Cadet Aldrin Jeff Cudia took the qualifying exams in February 2015 while waiting for the Supreme Court ruling on his petition to compel the military academy to give him a diploma

UP LAW: Dismissed PMA Cadet Jeff Aldrin Cudia took the law aptitude exam in February 2015

Ex-Supreme Court justice joins Int'l Commission of Jurists

Aug 30, 2014 - 9:46 PM

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

FILIPINO JURIST. Justice Azcuna served as Chancellor of the Philippine Judicial Academy since 2009 before his election as a member of ICJ. Photo from PHIJA

On topping the bar and 'making INC proud'

Jul 26, 2014 - 9:58 PM

I ve always wanted to do something that can make INC proud If there s an opportunity to tell anyone – the world – that I m part of this church then I would

Make or break: My freshman law story

Jun 22, 2014 - 9:50 PM

To say that my first year in law school was the hardest thing I ever had to accomplish would be an understatement

IN PHOTOS: Sigma Rho at 75

Aug 02, 2013 - 9:53 AM

The first law based Greek letter fraternity in Asia Sigma Rho celebrates its 75th anniversary today with a roster of key national players