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THE Supreme Court (SC) said it will allow law students who have completed their first year of study to be certified to engage in the limited practice of law under the supervision of a lawyer starting 2020.
THE BUREAU of Immigration (BI) warned foreigners in the country against engaging in political activities such as rallies, less than a week before President Rodrigo R. Duterte delivers his State of the Nation Address (SONA).
THE NATIONAL Bureau of Investigation (NBI) filed a corruption complaint at the Office of the Ombudsman against 13 officials of the National Center for Mental Health (NCMH) and a private individual after it found irregularities in the bidding for a P60 million building project, it said in a statement.
THE NATIONAL Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has arrested eight Chinese nationals and a Filipino in Las Piñas City for alleged kidnapping, it said in a statement yesterday.
PRESIDENT RODRIGO R. Duterte, known for his colorful language and oftentimes controversial jokes, would be the first to follow the Bawal Bastos Law, which penalizes gender-based street harassment against women and members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.
SOLICITOR-GENERAL Jose C. Calida said both parties in the petition for Writ of Kalikasan seeking the enforcement of environmental laws and protection of territories...
JUSTICE SECRETARY Menardo I. Guevarra has ordered the National Bureau of Investigation to probe the killing of a member of the Dinagat Islands Sangguniang Panlalawigan (provincial board) last July 7.
THE NATIONAL Bureau of Investigation (NBI) and three investors of Kapa-Community Ministry International, Inc. (KAPA) filed eight counts of syndicated estafa complaint against the group’s 14 officials, including its founder, Joel A. Apolinario, in connection with its alleged investment scam.
THE Supreme Court (SC) rejected appeals from the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) and Deutsche Knowledge Services Pte. Ltd., a subsidiary of Deutsche Bank Group in Singapore, thereby upholding a Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) ruling partially granting the company’s refund claim worth P51.7 million.
THE SUPREME Court (SC) and the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) signed on Thursday a memorandum of understanding for the 5.8-hectare Judiciary Complex that will be built at the National Government Administrative Center (NGAC) in New Clark City in Tarlac.
“AREN’T YOU asking for the impossible?” This was the question posed by Associate Justice Alfredo Benjami S. Caguioa to the petitioners for Writ of Kalikasan for the protection of the Philippine territory in the exclusive economic zone and filing of criminal complaints against Chinese fishermen found poaching in the area.
THE NATIONAL Bureau of Investigation (NBI) arrested two alleged members of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) involved in the 2001 Golden Harvest Kidnapping case in Basilan.
THE DAVAO City Regional Trial Court Branch 16 issued a precautionary hold departure order against eight officials of KAPA-Community Ministry International Inc. in connection with the complaint they face before the Department of Justice (DoJ) for violation of the Securities Regulation Code (SRC).
THE Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) said it ordered 3M Philippines, Inc. to pay P20.5 million in tax deficiency for 2011.
PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte has threatened opponents with prison if they try to impeach him, the latest in what a top United Nations official and an Asian lawmakers’ group this week called a pattern of persecution and assaults on free speech.
MALACAÑANG on Friday asserted the July 2016 Hague ruling against China’s encompassing claims to much of the South China Sea serves as a “bargaining leverage” against China amid issues surrounding the Reed Bank incident.
A FOUNDATION that made donations to the Kapa-Community Ministry International, Inc. asked the Supreme Court to remove their organization from the list of unregistered investment entities issued by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and to allow Kapa to resume operations.
SUPREME COURT Associate Justice Antonio T. Carpio said allowing Chinese fishermen to trawl in the country’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ) is unconstitutional.
FORMER HEALTH Secretary Enrique T. Ona said upgrading the information technology (IT) systems within the Department of Health (DoH) and its attached agencies will help prevent fraudulent activities such as the recent “ghost” dialysis claims involving the PhilHealth Health Insurance Corp. and a private service provider.
THE Court of Appeals (CA) said it affirmed the P1.12-billion settlement between the National Housing Authority (NHA) and a private property developer over the Smokey Mountain project in Manila.
THE SUPREME Court (SC) has ordered the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) to comment on the petitions seeking to stop the implementation of the provincial bus ban along Epifanio Delos Santos Avenue (EDSA).
THE BUREAU of Immigration (BI) arrested 35 Chinese working as construction workers in a subdivision in Parañaque City, following a complaint that they were “causing trouble” at the construction site.
AGRICULTURE Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol on Wednesday said the 22 fishermen of the sunken boat F/B Gem-Vir 1 are now “uncertain” whether their boat was intentionally sunk by the Chinese vessel it encountered off Recto Bank in the West Philippine Sea on June 9.
THE Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) affirmed the dismissal of the P10.6-million tax refund claim of Hedcor, Inc. for lack of jurisdiction.
THE SECURITIES and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed a criminal complaint against Kapa-Community Ministry International, Inc. along with its president Joel A. Apolinario and seven others before the Department of Justice for alleged involvement in an investment scam.
THE Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) has denied for lack of merit a motion for reconsideration filed by the Bureau of Customs (BoC) over the P137.1-million tax refund granted to Philippine Airlines, Inc. (PAL) in connection with the airline’s imports of aviation fuel.