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Manila chief inquest prosecutor shot dead

Jul 07, 2020 - 1:10 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Police say Manila chief inquest prosecutor Jovencio Senados was in his car when he was gunned down in Quirino Avenue in Manila before noon on July 7

AMBUSH. Police collect evidence from the vehicle of Jovencio Senados, 62, chief fiscal of the Manila City Prosecutors Office, who was  gunned down by unidentified men in Quirino Avenue, Manila on July 7, 2020. Photo by Czar Dancel/Rappler

Critics ready to petition vs anti-terror bill – and Carpio is one of them

Jun 17, 2020 - 6:47 PM

'If we do not want to experience a contraction of our civil liberties we must all work to have the objectionable provisions in the anti-terrorism act invalidated by the Supreme Court or repealed by Congress'


[OPINION] Beyond rhetoric: How to improve legal education in the Philippines

May 07, 2020 - 11:00 AM

'What we really need are lawyers who will choose legal education, and not just if free time will allow it'

[OPINION] The Ampatuan massacre in the eyes of an aspiring lawyer

Dec 23, 2019 - 2:34 PM

'The road does not end here, as legal remedies for the convicts are still in place. We must keep an eye out.'

De Lima seeks Senate probe into killings of lawyers, judges under Duterte gov't

Jul 27, 2019 - 5:56 PM

Opposition Senator Leila de Lima says the 'targeted and systematic attacks' against members of the Bar are detrimental not only to the profession, but also to those who turn to them for justice

PROBE KILLINGS. Senator Leila de Lima seeks an investigation into the high number of lawyers, judges, and prosecutors killed under the Duterte administration.

PH Bar Association on lawyers' killings: 'End this madness'

Nov 28, 2018 - 7:00 PM

The organization calls the killings a 'vicious and mortal assault on the very institution, the system that promises justice for all'

Rappler Talk: PH Bar Association's Jose Agcaoili on seeking justice for slain lawyers

Nov 25, 2018 - 7:40 PM

Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug speaks with Philippine Bar Association president Jose Agcaoili to discuss the killings of members of the legal profession in recent years

[OPINION] To Yesha and the Ramos children

Nov 17, 2018 - 12:05 AM

To the children of Ben, I can assure you that wherever you go from now on, once people know that you are the children of Ben and Yesha Ramos, you will be looked up to, admired

LIST: Judges, prosecutors, lawyers killed under Duterte gov't

Nov 08, 2018 - 6:45 PM

(7th UPDATE) Members of the judiciary are not spared from the culture of impunity

What did lawyers, police do wrong in Makati bar raid?

Aug 20, 2018 - 8:55 PM

Lawyers present during police searches are guided by the following questions: Does the search team have a search warrant? If so, is it valid? If so, is the proper procedure being observed?

No 'special treatment' for lawyers who break the law

Aug 20, 2018 - 1:23 PM

'Hindi tayo pwedeng magbigay ng special treatment kahit kanino,' says Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde

NO 'FEAR OR FAVOR.' PNP chief Oscar Albayalde at the Camp Crame press briefing on Monday, August 20. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

[OPINION] Lawyers of the Philippines, unite!

Aug 17, 2018 - 1:00 PM

Prof. Desierto is right about JV, Lenie, and RB: 'They could be you. They could be me. Today it's them. Just look in the mirror. Tomorrow it can be any of us.'

SC warns lawyers: Disrupt oath-taking ceremony decorum, face contempt

May 30, 2018 - 4:43 PM

The warning is interpreted as a cautious move against any possible show of opposition towards the Sereno ouster

Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos led supporters gather infront of the Supreme Court on October 17, 2016 for a mass and to call for the immediate burial of former President Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani.

DBM blocking benefits of PAO lawyers? Both have basis – DOJ

Jun 21, 2016 - 11:16 AM

Justice Secretary Emmanuel Caparas says both parties arguments prescind from a divergence in the interpretation of the PAO law and the Prosecution Service Act of 2010

WITH LEGAL BASIS. While the Department of Justice is 'constrained' in releasing its opinion, Secretary Emmanuel Caparas says both the Public Attorney's Office and the Department of Budget and Management have legal basis for their arguments.

#AnimatED: Misplaced rooting for lawyers

Mar 30, 2015 - 9:00 AM

We have a bias for the legal profession because many of its members become part of our ruling elite

Drilon: Allow foreign lawyers to practice in PH

Mar 01, 2015 - 10:15 AM

The existing legal framework may not be sufficient for the ASEAN region to achieve a completely free exchange of goods and services says Senate President Franklin Drilon

LIBERALIZING THE LEGAL PROFESSION: Senate President Franklin Drilon wants collaboration between Filipino and foreign lawyers

Olongapo lawyer shot dead

May 19, 2013 - 8:37 PM

Lawyer Ian Vela Cruz had just come from Saturday mass at an Iglesia ni Cristo chapel when he was shot by a lone gunman