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.
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.
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.
By Tetch Torres-Tupas
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”.
By Juan Escandor Jr.
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.