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Palace: Duterte is against proposed divorce law

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte is against the proposed divorce law, Malacañang said Monday. Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said Duterte believes approving divorce in the Philippines would be bad for children of separated couples and spouses seeking legal actions against their respective partners. “Ang Presidente po ay tutol sa divorce. Ang sabi niya, kawawa ang […]

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ICC: Probe of Duterte et al to continue despite withdrawal

The International Criminal Court’s proceedings on President Rodrigo Duterte’s alleged crimes against humanity will continue despite his administration’s decision to withdraw the Philippines from the tribunal. Citing the case of Burundi, the court said it would retain jurisdiction over crimes it could prosecute “even after the withdrawal becomes effective.” “Thus, in the event of a […]

Military News Politics

Inciting to sedition: Charges filed vs Trillanes over anti-Duterte speech

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – The Pasay City Prosecutor’s Office filed charges of inciting to sedition against Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, lawyer Manny Luna confirmed on Thursday, March 15. The charges stem from the complaint filed in November 2017 by Luna and fellow lawyer from the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) Jacinto Paras, who is […]

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Duterte promotes DOJ prosecutor who cleared suspects Kerwin Espinosa and Peter Lim.

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Aristotle Reyes, one of the two Department of Justice (DOJ) prosecutors who dismissed the drug charges against Peter Lim, Kerwin Espinosa, and their accomplices, is now a regional trial court (RTC) judge. Reyes, who earlier also cleared customs officials of liabilities in the smuggling of P6.4-billion worth of shabu from China, was appointed […]

Military News Politics

Over 1,500 cops, including a general, believed involved in illegal activities

  OVER 1,500 policemen including a general is on the Philippine National Police (PNP) Counter Intelligence Task Force (CITF) watch list for their involvement in several illegal activities, a police official said Thursday, March 8. CITF director Senior Superintendent Chiquito Malayo said the officers on the watch list were alleged to be involved in several […]