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‘Why blame lowly policemen in sloppy drugs operations? Top officials are liable’ — NUPL

Manila Bulletin 25 Feb 2021
(MANILA BULLETIN). Edre U. Olalia, president of the National Union of People’s Lawyers (NUPL), said the inter-agency panel appears “wittingly or unwittingly diverts the primary and sole blame on lowly police operatives and insulated and saved the principal enablers of the EJKs” (extra-judicial killings).
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Locsin slams Robredo’s comment on Marcos and democratic institutions

Manila Bulletin 21 Feb 2021
Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr ... to accept defeat in the 2016 vice presidential race destroys the country’s democratic institutions ... (FACEBOOK / MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO) ... The country’s top diplomat who is also a lawyer averred that Robredo should instead fight back if she felt she had been cheated in her election battle with Marcos ... .
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Robredo lawyer: Even first year law students know what’s a case dismissal

Manila Bulletin 18 Feb 2021
A lawyer of Vice President Leni Robredo has taunted the camp of former senator FerdinandBongbong” Marcos Jr ... (FLICKR / FILE PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN). Lawyer Emil Marañon raised why it is hard for Marcos to accept defeat given that the SC, acting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), had already decided to dismiss the case.
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Marcos’ eyes focused on 2022 polls — lawyer

Manila Bulletin 17 Feb 2021
Former Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos Jr ... Former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. (PNA / FILE PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN). “Of course, we are looking at 2022,” Rodriguez, Marcos’ lawyer and spokesperson, said in a television interview ... .
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Robredo lawyer says it’s ‘game over’ for Marcos after unanimous SC ruling

Manila Bulletin 17 Feb 2021
(Photo by Jansen Romero / MANILA BULLETIN). Lawyer Romulo Macalintal, lead counsel for Vice President Leni Robredo, said it is “very hard to overturn a 15-member en banc voting unanimously dismissing the case.” ... Aside from the two, Robredo’s legal team was comprised of lawyers Emil Marañon, Ace Bautista, Reagan de Guzman, and Jazmin Banal.
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MB Daily News Update, Feb. 17, 2021

Manila Bulletin 17 Feb 2021
We have carefully curated and picked out the top stories, as of 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021, that may be of most interest and concern for you, our avid readers ... (MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO). Robredo lawyer says it’s ‘game over’ for Marcos after unanimous SC ruling ... ‘No defeat yet until we see PET’s ruling,’ Marcos’ lawyer says ... Kanlaon ... .
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Trump sued for Capitol attack under ‘Ku Klux Klan Act’

Manila Bulletin 16 Feb 2021
Donald Trump (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP FILE/ MANILA BULLETIN). Bennie Thompson accused Trump, his lawyer Rudy Giuliani, and extremist groups the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers of violating the 1871 act by supporting efforts to stop Congress from certifying Joe Biden as the new US president ...Attack on Black voter rights – ... .
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‘Not yet,’ prosecutors say on journalist Salem’s release

Manila Bulletin 12 Feb 2021
Garcia asked the RTC to deny the urgent motion for Salem’s release filed by her lawyers ... But Salem’s lawyers said the dismissal “drawn upon the quashal (nullification) of the search warrant and consequential declaration that the seized evidence is inadmissible as evidence, is one tantamount to an acquittal.”.
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Seven Vietnamese nationals with suspicious story denied entry by BI

Manila Bulletin 11 Feb 2021
Bureau of Immigration (BI). (MANILA BULLETIN). In a report submitted by BI Port Operations Division Chief, lawyer Candy Tan, the Vietnamese nationals were intercepted on separate occasions at the NAIA Terminal 2 arrival area after flying in from Saigon and Singapore ... .
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No coercion on SC petition of 2 Aeta tribesmen — NUPL

Manila Bulletin 10 Feb 2021
An organization of lawyers has denied allegations it forced two detained Aeta tribesmen to sign a Supreme Court (SC) pleading for their inclusion as petitioners in 37 cases which sought to declare as unconstitutional the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA) of 2020. (MANILA BULLETIN).
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‘Legal fireworks’ at SC on ATA hearing

Manila Bulletin 08 Feb 2021
Supreme Court (SC). (MANILA BULLETIN). Several SC justices are expected to quiz lawyers of petitioners who, during last Tuesday’s first day of legal debates, presented their arguments against the law – the most controversial, so far, in terms of cases filed ... Only authorized lawyers and their staff are allowed inside the main session hall.
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CHR defends rights of online journalist threatened with case for ‘aiding terrorists’

Manila Bulletin 08 Feb 2021
Free speech and expression should always be upheld!” ... Commission on Human Rights (Facebook / MANILA BULLETIN). CHR Spokesperson Jacqueline Ann de Guia, a lawyer, said the CHR “condemns any attempt to use the laws to curtail human rights.” ... Gen. Antonio G. Parlade Jr ... Parlade’s comment on the article ... Propagandista. No such thing happened ... .
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