By Jeannette I. Andrade
Saying their arrest nine years ago was unlawful and the evidence against them obtained illegally, a Quezon City judge acquitted on Monday two Indonesians and a Malaysian suspected of being members of the Southeast Asian terrorists group Jemaah Islamiyah.
Hong Kong’s top court has denied permanent residency to two Filipino domestic helpers in the final decision of a legal case that affects tens of thousands of other foreign maids in the southern Chinese financial hub.
By Philip C. Tubeza
With 14 Filipino mothers dying every day due to pregnancy complications, a respected international human rights organization and civil society groups on Wednesday scored a Supreme Court order stopping the implementation of the reproductive health law, saying it was putting at risk the lives of women in the country.
By TJ Burgonio
The 36 followers of Agbimuddin Kiram who were intercepted by the Navy off Tawi-Tawi on Wednesday with a cache of arms after apparently fleeing Sabah are to be charged with illegal possession of firearms, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said Thursday.
By Carla Gomez
An American national faces various charges for berating and punching a policeman inside a police station in Bacolod City.
By Nimfa U. Rueda
The wife of Sen. Lito Lapid felt “very relieved” that her cash smuggling case is over following her sentencing by the US district court to three years of probation, said her lawyer Eliot Krieger. The probation period includes five months of home confinement.
By Jerome Aning
The Supreme Court has reduced the sentence meted out to two Chinese men from reclusion perpetua (life) to just a maximum of 12 years in prison, citing weaknesses in the prosecution evidence that led to their conviction of drug trafficking in 2004.
The prosecution on Tuesday asked the Sandiganbayan to reject former first gentleman Jose Miguel “Mike” Arroyo’s request to travel to Japan and Hong Kong on Feb. 3-10, saying he was a flight risk.
By Gil Cabacungan
, Jaymee T. Gamil
Detained former Commission on Elections (Comelec) chief Benjamin Abalos is free to go to Taiwan to purchase milkfish fingerlings for his aquaculture business, a Pasay court ruled.
Former first gentleman Jose Miguel “Mike” Arroyo, who is facing graft cases in the Sandiganbayan, on Tuesday asked the court to allow him to travel to Japan and Hong Kong on Feb. 3-10.
By Erika Sauler
The United States government on Thursday asked the Manila Regional Trial Court (RTC) to turn over to its custody an Iranian man accused of attempting to illegally export materials for nuclear weapons.
By Niña Calleja
Former Commission on Elections (Comelec) chairman Benjamin Abalos was finally allowed by the Pasay Regional Trial Court handling some of his electoral sabotage cases to fly to Taiwan.