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THE BUREAU of Immigration (BI) intercepted eight individuals who were suspected to be human trafficking victims at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) last Dec. 15 as they tried to leave for northern Cyprus in the guise of being tourists.
THE Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) dismissed a petition of Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corp. (PSALM) to cancel its alleged P3.81-billion tax deficiency, citing a lack of jurisdiction and affirming an earlier decision issued on Aug. 28.
FORMER senator Ramon “Bong” B. Revilla, Jr. and the prosecution may still ask the Sandiganbayan for clarification on whether the acquitted ex-solon is required to remit P124.5-million to the government in connection with the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) scam, according to Integrated Bar of the Philippines President (IBP) Abdiel Dan Elijah S. Fajardo.
THE BUREAU of Internal Revenue (BIR) on Monday said it has shuttered the operations of the popular Mann Hann restaurant chain and Hennan Resort in Panglao, Bohol for underdeclaring sales.
SENATOR Antonio F. Trillanes IV again secured temporary liberty upon posting bail of P96,000 for four counts of libel pending in a Davao City court, which has issued arrest warrants against him.
THE DAVAO City Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 54 has ordered Sen. Antonio F. Trillanes IV to comment on the Department of Justice’s (DoJ) motion to issue a hold-departure order (HDO) against him for libel, Justice Secretary Menardo I. Guevarra said.
RAPPLER Holdings Corp. (RHC) and its CEO and executive editor Maria A. Ressa has filed a motion seeking to nullify a tax evasion case filed by the Department of Justice (DoJ) before a Pasig City court, arguing that it does not have jurisdiction over the case due to procedural issues.
THE DEPARTMENT of Justice (DoJ) has asked a Davao City court to issue a hold-departure order (HDO) against Sen. Antonio F. Trillanes IV, Justice Secretary Menardo I. Guevarra said.
THE SUPREME COURT (SC) upheld the Court of Tax Appeals’ (CTA) March 21 decision clearing former party-list congressman Juan Miguel “Mikey” M. Arroyo from his P27.3-million tax-evasion case.
SUPREME COURT (SC) justices have recommended to the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) three Court of Appeals (CA) justices and Court Administrator Jose Midas P. Marquez for the position of associate justice to be vacated by retiring Justice Noel J. Tijam.
THE mother of a 14-year-old child, who was among the survivors of the Oct. 20 Sagay massacre, has filed charges against the father of her son and several police officers for insisting on using the minor as a state witness in the incident.
PRESIDENT RODRIGO R. Duterte has no hand in the legal battle of Rappler.com and its CEO and executive editor Maria A. Ressa, Malacañang said on Monday.
THE FAMILIES of eight alleged victims of the Dengvaxia vaccine have asked the Department of Justice to include among the accused Doctor Raymundo W. Lo, deputy executive director for Professional Services at Philippine Children’s Medical Center, and another doctor for facilitating the purchase of the vaccine.
OVER A YEAR after his death, a Caloocan City Court has found three policemen guilty of the Aug. 16, 2017, murder of 17-year-old Kian Loyd delos Santos, the first conviction involving police officers in connection with the government’s war against illegal drugs.
SUPREME COURT (SC) Associate Justice Lucas P. Bersamin has been appointed the new chief justice, replacing retired chief justice Teresita J. Leonardo-De Castro, Justice Secretary and Judicial and Bar Council ex-officio member Menardo I. Guevarra confirmed on Wednesday.
THE QUEZON CITY Council on Nov. 26 approved on third and final reading a proposal to suspend a planned increase in fair market values (FMV) until after 2019, council Majority Floor Leader Councilor Franz S. Pumaren said in a mobile phone message when asked for an update.
THE National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has arrested three individuals, including a police officer, for illegally selling high explosives used by unlicensed miners in Mt. Diwalwal in Compostela Valley.
THE PROPOSED ORDINANCE to suspend the amendments to Quezon City’s fair market value table and real property tax hike until after 2019 was approved on second reading on Nov. 19 and is targeted for third reading approval on Dec. 3.
Sen. Antonio F. Trillanes IV has cited an order by a Makati City court which affirmed his application for amnesty to support his petition to the Supreme Court (SC) to nullify Presidential Proclamation No. 572 which voided his amnesty claiming that it is unconstitutional.
A PARTIAL judgement could be forthcoming by the first quarter of 2019 on the cases against former Datu Unsay mayor Datu Andal “Unsay” Ampatuan Jr., the primary suspect in the 2009 Maguindanao massacre where 58 people, including 32 media workers, were killed.
SUPREME COURT (SC) Associate Justice Francis H. Jardeleza, a former longtime corporate lawyer, remains the richest magistrate for 2017 with a net worth of P261.08 million based on his statement of assets, liabilities, and net worth (SALN), which was released yesterday by the SC.
THE NATIONAL Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Environmental Crime Division has recommended charges of graft, unlawful occupation of forest lands, and violation of the Local Government Code against three businesses officers and government officials in Boracay Island under the municipality of Malay in Aklan province.
SEVEN Court of Appeals justices are included in the shortlist for the associate justice post in the Supreme Court vacated by now-retired chief justice Teresita J. Leonardo-Castro, Justice Secretary and Judicial and Bar Council ex-officio member Menardo I. Guevarra said.
GOVERNMENT officials slammed the Supreme Court (SC) decision which declared as constitutional the Commission on Higher Education’s (CHEd) order excluding Filipino as a core subject in college.
PUBLIC Attorneys’ Office (PAO) Chief Persida V. Rueda-Acosta said it was President Rodrigo R. Duterte who recommended to upgrade to murder the complaints in connection with deaths attributed to the controversial Dengvaxia vaccine.