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KEEP OUR LAWYERS, JUDGES SAFE – PANGILINAN

As co-equal branches of government, the Senate’s support of the Supreme Court’s position against the spread of threats and killings of lawyers and judges will help keep them safe and alive which in turn will help keep ordinary citizens safe and alive, Senator Kiko Pangilinan said. “Gusto lang nating ligtas at buhay ang lahat, mapa-abogado […]

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PROTECTION FOR LAWYERS, JUDGES RESO GETS SENATE OK – DRILON

The Senate adopted a resolution condemning the rampant killings and acts of violence against members of the legal profession and urging the President to take the necessary steps to ensure their safety and protection. Senate Resolution No. 691 was introduced by Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon and Senators Sonny Angara, Pia Cayetano, Kiko Pangilinan, Koko […]

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SECURE JUDGES, KEEP JUDICIARY INDEPENDENT – GORDON

Aiming to improve the administration of justice in the country, Senator Dick Gordon sponsored before the plenary the committee report on a proposed measure that would ensure the protection and security of the members of the Bench and the entire judiciary. “Today, I am sponsoring another breakthrough bill for the judiciary. The killing of 34 […]

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NOGRALES WELCOMES SC’S MOVE VS MURDERS OF LAWYERS

Rizal 2nd District Rep. Fidel Nograles has welcomed the Supreme Court’s (SC) move to address the continuing attacks against members of the law profession, with 56 law practitioners killed since 2016. The 56th casualty, lawyer Winston Intong, was gunned down near his house in Malaybalay, Bukidnon last week, a day after the SC, Department of […]

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RIZAL SOLON CONDEMNS KILLINGS OF LAWYERS, JUDGES

Rizal 2nd District Rep. Fidel Nograles has condemned the recent string of murders involving lawyers, judges, and other workers of the law profession, adding that it could “shake the people’s faith in the country’s justice system.” Lawyer Joey Luis Wee was shot in broad daylight while walking to his office in Cebu on Monday, November 23. […]

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RIZAL SOLON DECRIES RECENT SLAY OF LAWYER, JUDGE

Rizal 2nd District Rep. Fidel Nograles denounced the recent killings of a lawyer and judge in separate incidents, which adds to growing the list of lawyers, judges, and prosecutors killed since 2016 up to 52. Lawyer Eric Jay Magcamit was gunned down on Tuesday while on his way to a hearing in Quezon, Palawan. Meanwhile, […]

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PASS MARSHAL SERVICE FOR JUDGES BILL NOW – GORDON

Senator Dick Gordon called for the immediate passage of a bill creating the Philippine Marshal Service that will act as an independent arm to ensure the security of the judiciary. Gordon made the call as he strongly condemned the killing of Manila Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 45 Judge Maria Theresa Abadilla, who was shot […]

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MARSHAL SERVICE TO PREVENT INTIMIDATION OF JUDGES – GORDON

Senator Dick Gordon, chairman of the committee on Justice and Human Rights, said the proposed Philippine Marshal Service will prevent cases where judges are prevented from holding trial in their assigned salas thru intimidation, which is what has been happening in some areas in the country. “There have occasions, for example, and I’m sure both […]

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GIVE JUDGES, JUSTICES SECURITY – PIMENTEL

PDP Laban Senator Koko Pimentel III has filed Senate Bill (S.B.) No. 1177 granting “support for the surviving heirs of slain justices and judges.” Pimentel explained that S.B. No. 1177 is in response to the growing list of justices and judges who are threatened and intimidated in the performance of their judicial functions. “Several justices […]

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ESTABLISH MARSHALL SERVICE FOR JUDGES – GORDON

Senator Dick Gordon filed a proposed bill creating an independent arm that will ensure the security of the judiciary. The proposed law, “An Act Creating the Philippine Marshal Service Under the Control and Supervision of the Supreme Court of the Philippines, Appropriating Funds Therefor and for Other Purposes” also known as Senate Bill No. 1181, aims […]