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In the Know: Writ of kalikasan–Proudly Filipino


A writ of kalikasan (nature) is a legal remedy under Philippine law for persons whose constitutional right to “a balanced and healthful ecology” is violated by an unlawful act or omission of a public official, employee, or private individual or entity.

Posted: September 17th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Kerry tries to ease Asian territorial disputes

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. AP FILE PHOTO

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry tried Sunday to calm the brewing storm over territorial disputes in Asian waters, appealing to China and its neighbors to settle their differences and ease tensions.

Posted: August 11th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Italian envoy in child abuse case says he’s innocent

Italian diplomat Daniele Bosio, center, whose lawyers said he is suffering from kidney problems, grimaces as he arrives to attend his arraignment at the City Prosecutor's office at Biñan, Laguna province, on Wednesday, June 18, 2014. The judge has canceled the arraignment after his lawyers requested for a review of their petition submitted at the Department of Justice.  AP PHOTO/AARON FAVila

An Italian diplomat detained in the Philippines on child abuse charges insisted he was innocent and applied for bail on Wednesday, as he appeared before a court in deteriorating health.

Posted: June 19th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Arrested Chinese poachers still subject to PH laws—De Lima

chinese fishermen

Justice Secretary Leila De Lima clarified Wednesday that while the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (Unclos) discouraged imprisonment of poachers, those arrested from China would still be subjected to local laws and therefore would have to be treated as “alleged violators” with “the right to post bail”.

Posted: May 28th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Alleged ‘sextortionists’ on Web meted out P144,000 bail each


A government prosecutor here set bail at P144,000 for each of the 33 employees of an online service who were arrested last Thursday for alleged “sextortion” activities.

Posted: May 6th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »