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ABANTE WANTS JUSTICE FOR MURDERED SAMAR PASTOR

A House leader on Thursday urged authorities to address the rising spate of killings in the country, as he condemned the murder of respected pastor Rev. Dioscoro “Jet” Tan, Jr., who was gunned down in Samar just over a week after the ambush of Calabyog City Mayor Ronaldo Aquino.House Deputy Speaker and Manila 6th District […]

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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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JUDGES-AT-LARGE ACT TO IMPROVE JUSTICE SYSTEM – GORDON

Senator Dick Gordon has described Republic Act 11459 or the Judges-At-Large Act of 2019, which the Supreme Court is set to implement, as a game-changer that will improve the country’s judicial system as it would decongest trial court dockets across the country and ensure the speedy administration of justice.Republic Act 11459, of which Gordon was […]

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SENATORS LAUD GUILTY VERDICT IN MAGUINDANAO MASSACRE CASE

Senators lauded the guilty verdict handed down by a Quezon City court against several members of the Ampatuan clan who were involved in the massacre of 57 people – including 31 members of the media, in Maguindanao in 2009. “Justice won today,” Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto said in a short statement. Senator Joel Villanueva […]

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TASK FORCE HOPEFUL OF JUSTICE FOR MAGUINDANAO MASSACRE VICTIMS – SY EGCO

The Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) has expressed optimism that the court will rule in favor of the families of victims of the 2009 Maguindanao massacre. “We expect that justice will ultimately prevail for the victims and their families,” Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Martin Andanar, co-chairperson of the PTFoMS, said in a […]

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CREATE JUDGES-AT-LARGE POSITIONS IN LOWER COURTS TO SPEED UP RESOLUTION OF CASES – ANGARA

Senator Sonny Angara has endorsed for plenary approval the bill creating “judges-at-large” positions in the lower courts to help unclog court dockets and speed up the resolution of cases. In sponsoring the proposed Judges-At-Large Act of 2018, Angara said Filipinos can somehow expect the wheels of justice in the country to turn faster with the […]

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ANAC-IP DENOUNCES KILLING OF SUGAR FARMERS IN SAGAY CITY – PANGANIBAN

House Agriculture committee chair and ANAC-IP Rep. Jose T. Panganiban, Jr., denounced the killing of nine sugar farmers in Sagay City, Negros Occidental, over a supposed land dispute. “We denounce this despicable and heartless crime committed on our farmers. Nakikiramay kami sa mga kaanak ng mga nasawi at nakikiisa sa tawag para sa hustisya (We […]

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APPOINT JUDGES-AT-LARGE FOR SPEEDY DISPOSITION OF CASES – GORDON

To address the overloading of cases in the trial courts which defeat the Constitutional provision on the speedy disposition of cases, Senator Dick Gordon has proposed the creation of judges-at-large positions in the lower courts. Gordon, chairman of the Committee on Justice and Human Rights, filed Senate Bill No. 2002 or the Judges-At-Large Act of […]