Who’s not qualified?

September 17, 2019
In 1999, a Cebu court convicted Francisco “Paco” Larrañaga (great grandson of the late president Sergio Osmeña, Sr.), Rowen Adlawan, Roberto Caño, Ariel Balansag, Josman Aznar, James Andrew Uy, and James Anthony Uy. The Supreme Court upheld this decision five years later in 2005.

Case dismissal pressed

September 17, 2019
Garay said that the Sandiganbayan did not acquire jurisdiction over the persons of the Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) linked to Napoles by whistle-blower Benhur Luy, hence, the anti-graft court cannot pierce the veil of their corporate fiction to determine their real owners and there is also no established liability of the NGOs declared by a court of competent jurisdiction.

Groups push for OFW department

September 14, 2019
In a joint position paper submitted to the House committees on government reorganization, the Coalition of Licensed Agencies for Domestic and Service Workers (CLADS) and the Overseas Placement Association of the Philippines (OPAP) underscored the urgent need for a new office that will solely look after the welfare of OFWs and regulate the overseas placement industry.

GCTA law review mulled

September 13, 2019
JUSTICE Secretary Menardo Guevarra yesterday feels a need to review Republic Act 10575 because it supposedly diminished the Justice Department’s control over the troubled Bureau of Corrections.

Napoles has not left jail — DOJ

September 12, 2019
JUSTICE Undersecretary Markk Perete yesterday assured the public that Janet Lim Napoles -- the one accused of plunder in connection with the wastage of priority development assistance fund (PDAF) -- is still behind bars and serving time for plunder.

Sabio not immune from suit, SC rules

September 11, 2019
The SC denied the petition for review filed by former Presidential Commission on Good Governance chairman Camilo L. Sabio questioning his conviction for graft by the Sandiganbayan in connection with the lease of 11 motor vehicles entered into with the United Coconut Planters Bank Leasing and Finance Corporation without public bidding in 2007-2009.