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Amnesty International hails SC ruling on RH law

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Advocates of the Reproductive Health Law waited for more than a day for the Supreme Court to rule on the constitutionality of the RH law, and as the court sat en banc at its summer courthouse in Baguio on Tuesday (April 8), actress Giselle Toengi found time to shoot a selfie with the crowd. This was moments before the court decided that the law was constitutional, and the purple crowd went wild. Some broke into tears. PHOTO BY EV ESPIRITU/ INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

An international human rights group praised the Philippine Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the constitutionality of the Reproductive Health (RH) Law.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

SC stops release of wanted South Korean

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The Supreme Court again issued a restraining order against a Manila court ruling ordering the Bureau of Immigration to release from custody a South Korean national accused of embezzling reserve funds of a firm in his country.

Posted: March 20th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

SC stops transfer of Korean fugitive

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The Supreme Court has stopped a Manila regional trial court from implementing its order allowing the transfer of custody of a wanted Korean national from the immigration bureau to the Philippine National Police (PNP).

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

Kuwaiti woman gets death sentence for murdering Filipino maid

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Kuwait’s Supreme Court upheld Monday a death sentence against a woman for murdering her Filipino maid after torturing her, and confirmed a 10-year sentence on her disabled husband.

Posted: November 26th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

SC rules Filipina’s marriage of convenience to American valid

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For love or convenience? Either way, the marriage would be “equally valid.”

Posted: November 5th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

SC urged to issue opinion on bid to let US, allies to use PH bases

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Justice Secretary Leila de Lima. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Fisherfolk group on Monday urged Justice Secretary Leila De Lima to issue a legal opinion that puts question on the constitutionality of the proposal to allow the US government and other military allies of the Philippines to use military bases across the country.

Posted: July 8th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Militant groups ask SC to stop US war games

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lipino students burn a mock US flag during a rally in Manila on Tuesday, July 2, 2013. Militant groups on Tuesday asked the Supreme Court to stop the United States from holding war games in the country, as well as from making port calls, following the damage wrought in the Tubbataha protected area by one of its Navy warships, the USS Guardian, when it ran aground in January.  AP PHOTO/AARON FAVILA

Militant groups on Tuesday asked the Supreme Court to stop the United States from holding war games in the country, as well as from making port calls, following the damage wrought in the Tubbataha protected area by one of its Navy warships, the USS Guardian, when it ran aground in January.

Posted: July 3rd, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Environmental protection orders sought amid US military drills in PH

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US and Philippine Marines simulate an amphibious landing as part of RP-US Amphibious Landing Exercise on a beach in San Antonio, Zambales in October 2011. AFP

Environmentalist, church leaders and militant groups on Tuesday called on the Supreme Court to issue a series of temporary environmental protection orders (TEPOs) following the on-going US military exercises and port calls of US warships in the Philippines.

Posted: July 2nd, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

No ‘writ of kalikasan’ yet—SC spokesman

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Supreme Court spokesman Theodore Te said the high court has not issued a “writ of kalikasan” on the matter of the Tubbataha Reef’s destruction from the grounding of the US Navy minesweeper, USS Guardian, last January.

Posted: April 25th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

SC issues writ over Tubbataha

In this photo taken on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 and released by the Philippine Coast Guard in Manila, on Wednesday, March 27, 2013, the bow of the USS Guardian, a US Navy minesweeper, is lifted by a crane during a continuing salvage operation off Tubbataha Reef, a World Heritage Site in the Sulu Sea, 640 kilometers (400 miles) southwest of Manila, Philippines. The ship ran aground before dawn on Jan. 17, damaging coral reef. AP/Philippine Coast Guard

MANILA, Philippines—The Supreme Court has issued a “writ of kalikasan” over the Tubbataha Reef that directs the Court of Appeals to determine whether the US Navy is criminally and administratively liable for the massive coral destruction in the reef by the grounding of the USS Guardian last Jan. 17.   Unconfirmed reports last night said [...]

Posted: April 24th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

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