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The decision follows the World Health Organization's announcement it was stopping solidarity trials for the antiretroviral drugs after it failed to reduce mortality in COVID-19 patients
Currently, the Philippines only administers remdesivir to hospitalized patients with severe cases of coronavirus
Courts grapple with internet problems and lack of public transport for personnel. Questions also abound on how strict judicial rules can accommodate digital processes.
In Metro Manila, Associate Justice Marvic Leonen says some Metro Manila judges refused rapid testing which to him is 'a very grave disappointment'
The anti-coronavirus task force approves a proposal for two Taiwanese and two Chinese pharmaceuticals to test their potential vaccines for COVID-19 in the Philippines
These drugs are used to treat other diseases, but will be tested by hospitals and doctors on patients to see if they can help against the coronavirus
Novartis reaches an agreement with the US food and Drug Administration to go ahead with a phase III clinical trial with around 440 patients to evaluate whether hydroxychloroquine is efficient in treating coronavirus
'If urgent, only then will the justice or judge on-duty, together with the skeleton-staff, go to court to receive and act on the said urgent matter,' says the Supreme Court
As the Philippines struggles to contain the coronavirus, only select courts will be open from 9am to 3pm to process bail petitions and any relief related to the lockdown
The movie producer is found guilty of sexual assault and rape
(UPDATED) The jury of 7 men and 5 women finds the producer guilty of criminal sexual acts in the first degree and rape in the third degree – a partial victory for the #MeToo movement
Republican senators say a vote for Donald Trump's acquittal is expected on Wednesday afternoon, February 5
The 100 members of the Senate will decide if Trump abused his office and obstructed Congress as charged in the two articles of impeachment approved last month by the House of Representatives
(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
(UPDATED) The promulgation marks the end of an almost 10-year trial
Citing 'the end of justice having sufficiently set,' Judge Nelson Largo revokes subpoena he ordered
Edgardo Luib, convicted of murder and frustrated murder, points to Dominic Sytin's brother Dennis as mastermind. Dennis is at large.
The mayor of Baguio City sends a letter to Supreme Court Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta about the 'bully' judge Nelson V. Largo
(3rd UPDATE) In September, Judge Mario Anacleto Bañez acquitted a Cordillera health worker, whom the army accused of being a communist rebel
The deal is worth $260 million to two Ohio counties at the center of the lawsuit but could spell billions more for 2,700 US communities devastated by addiction and overdose epidemic
Jacob Zuma's last-minute appeal will delay the case over bribery allegations dating back to a 1990s arms deal. He dismisses the charges as a conspiracy.
It's a testament to the power of research, scientific thinking, and empirical evidence in the crafting and implementation of economic policies and programs
(UPDATED) High Court Judge Willie Seriti agrees with the prosecution that parts of Jacob Zuma's arguments to have the case thrown out are 'scandalous and or vexatious'
The promulgation of the decision on the murder and frustrated murder charges against Edgardo Luib will be released on November 20 – 8 days before the first death anniversary of Dominic Sytin
Before continuous trial, only 2% of criminal cases on average finish trial in 180 days. The 30% compliance is an impressive improvement.
(UPDATED) Omar al-Bashir faces a raft of charges of war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide from the International Criminal Court over his role in the Darfur war, but the latest trial is over graft allegations
Angela Leyson, a complainant in the kidnapping case, recalls how Gisela Bendong-Boniel was compelled to stay in Bohol overnight by municipal staff to sign 'important documents'
A new rule allows the justice department to apply for a precautionary hold departure order despite the fact that no charge has been filed yet against Kapa-Community Ministry International
'I'd like President Trump to speak to Prime Minister (Shinzo) Abe about fair conditions, fair trial conditions, and to let me speak to my husband – and also to respect this presumption of innocence until proven guilty,' says Carole Ghosn
(UPDATED) Aegis Juris fratman John Paul Solano is sentenced to 2 to 4 years in prison
The San Mateo regional trial court judge says Marklen Maga of the Kilusang Mayo Uno failed to show proof that the firearm was not his
(UPDATED) After a lengthy trial, Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong is freed after she pleaded guilty last month to a lesser charge of 'causing injury' over the 2017 assassination of Kim Jong-nam
(UPDATED) Najib Razak's lawyers have filed an application for the trial to be delayed pending an appeal on a technicality related to the transfer of charges between different courts
The Legazpi Regional Trial Court issues a a Precautionary Hold Departure Order against the local chief exeutive
Proceedings in the trial of Siti Aisyah and Doan Thi Huong have moved slowly due to the large number of witnesses and the fact that hearings are held infrequently
Anastasia Vashukevich, known by her pen name Nastya Rybka, is a Belarusian model who claims she has proof of Russian efforts to help Donald Trump win office. She is on trial for running a 'sex training course' in Thailand.
Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra says the move is not linked to a Makati court's decision to allow Senator Antonio Trillanes IV to travel to Europe and the US from the second week of December to early February
(3rd UPDATE) The case at the Pasig court is just one of the 5 tax cases the Department of Justice has filed against Rappler Holdings Corporation and its president Maria Ressa
A year after the incident, victims of a car-ramming at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville now live with permanent injuries
(3rd UPDATE) 'The mounting tax charges against Rappler are a blatant form of legal harassment,' says the Committee to Protect Journalists
Aside from a case before the Court of Tax Appeals, the justice department files another tax charge at the Pasig Regional Trial Court
Jesus Zambada, a government informant held in US custody since 2008, says the bribes were delivered in person to Genaro Garcia Luna, Mexico's former public security minister, in 2005-2006
The mutineer-turned-senator says he will surrender to authorities when the time comes: 'We are prepared for the worst. Yayakapin ko 'yang eventuality na 'yan.'
Found guilty on April 26 of drugging and molesting Andrea Constand, Cosby is impassive as Judge Steven O'Neill hands down the sentence on Tuesday in Norristown, Pennsylvania
During his first year presiding over Branch 15, Tamayo found Armando Padilla guilty of raping his 11-year-old daughter, sentencing him to death. The case was appealed and the sentence was reduced to life imprisonment.
(UPDATED) Judge Elmo Alameda has also handled the serious illegal detention case against Janet Napoles and the homicide case against ex-Batangas governor Jose Leviste
The case against Paul Manafort stems from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian election interference and possible collusion between the Trump campaign team and Moscow
(UPDATED) The warrants of arrest against Satur Ocampo, Teddy Casiño, Rafael Mariano and anti-poverty secretary Liza Maza are no longer in effect
The Batangas Regional Trial Court Branch 87 dismisses the cases against against former UP film student Maricon Montajes, Anakbayan member Ronilo Baes, and farmer Rommiel Cañete
(UPDATED) California groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson, who was diagnosed with terminal cancer, says he repeatedly used Roundup during work, a weed killer with a probable carcinogenic ingredient