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Diokno calls on gov’t to implement price ceiling on goods

Manila Bulletin 25 Oct 2021
Senatorial aspirant and human rights lawyer Jose Manuel ‘Chel’ Diokno on Monday, October 25, called on the government to impose a price ceiling on the prices of goods amid the increase of fuel prices for the ninth straight week. Human rights lawyer Chel Diokno (MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO).
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Julian Ongpin asks RTC to dismiss case of illegal possession of dangerous drug

Manila Bulletin 24 Oct 2021
Without proof that accused had free and conscious possession of the dangerous drug, or what is referred to as intent to possess or animus possidendi, the DOJ’s claim of ‘constructive possession’ has no factual leg to stand on,” the lawyers said ... by the DOJ prosecutors in Manila.
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TRUMP'S AIDE GUILTY OF ILLEGAL FINANCING

The Manila Times 23 Oct 2021
Lev Parnas, a former associate of Donald Trump's ex-lawyer Rudy Giuliani, was found guilty by a US federal court on Friday ...
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Diokno, Hontiveros make it in Senate ‘Magic 12’, survey shows

Manila Bulletin 23 Oct 2021
Human rights lawyer Chel Diokno and reelectionist Senator Risa Hontiveros were among the opposition senatorial candidates who made it into the so-called “Magic 12” in the latest survey conducted by PUBLiCUS Asia Inc. Senator Risa Hontiveros and human rights lawyer Chel Diokno (Albert Calvelo/Senate PRIB/MANILA BULLETIN) ... 8 ... READ ... Taguig Rep ... .
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Sharpen Ombudsman teeth vs corruption instead of amending SALN law — Diokno

Manila Bulletin 22 Oct 2021
Human rights lawyer and senatorial candidate Jose Manuel ‘Chel’ Diokno criticized on Friday, Oct ... Human rights lawyer Chel Diokno (MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO). Diokno disputed Martires’ proposal to amend Republic Act No. 6713, or the law which requires public officials and employees to submit their SALN ... .
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Labor leader Sonny Matula completes Robredo’s senatorial slate

The Philadelphia Inquirer 22 Oct 2021
MANILA, Philippines --- Labor leader and lawyer Sonny Matula has been chosen to be the 12th candidate in the senatorial lineup of Vice ...
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Diokno urges gov’t to release entire list of 'Oplan Tokhang' cases

Manila Bulletin 21 Oct 2021
Human rights lawyer and senatorial aspirant Jose Manuel ‘Chel’ Diokno wants the Department of Justice (DOJ) to release the entire list of cases related to the government’s war on drugs campaign, or the Oplan Tokhang, that killed tens of thousands of Filipinos. Human rights lawyer Chel Diokno (MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO).
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Diokno says review of only 52 deaths in war on drugs 'grossly insufficient'

Manila Bulletin 20 Oct 2021
Human rights lawyer Chel Diokno (MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO). Human rights lawyer and senatorial candidate Chel Diokno slammed the review on the 52 cases of deaths during police anti-narcotics operations in the country, saying it fails to provide the real extent of human rights violation during the deadly war on drugs.
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Trillanes, Diokno thank labor leaders for endorsement

Manila Bulletin 19 Oct 2021
Former Senator Antonio Trillanes IV and human rights lawyer Jose Manuel ... Human rights lawyer Chel Diokno and former Senator Antonio Trillanes IV (MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTOS) ... Chiz Escudero, author and lawyer Alex Lacson, Baguilat, Diokno, Trillanes, de Lima, and Hontiveros.
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Diokno seeks gov’t intervention vs hunger

Manila Bulletin 18 Oct 2021
Human rights lawyer and senatorial aspirant Chel Diokno on Monday, October 18, pressed the need for the government to prepare all the safeguards in a bid to combat hunger for Filipinos affected by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Human rights lawyer Chel Diokno (MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO).
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Robredo disqualified? Spox points to Comelec tweet saying it's fake news

Manila Bulletin 18 Oct 2021
Vice President Leni Robredo (Mark Balmores/MANILA BULLETIN). Lawyer Barry Gutierrez, Robredo’s spokesman, retweeted Comelec Spokesman James Jimenez’s Twitter post and added the hashtags #fightfakenews and #LabanLeni2022, the latter being the Vice President’s unofficial slogan for her 2022 presidential run. “VP Leni Robredo has not been disqualified ... .
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Diokno welcomes inclusion in Ka Leody’s Senate slate: ‘Magkaisa tayo’

Manila Bulletin 17 Oct 2021
Human rights lawyer Chel Diokno welcomed the endorsement of socialist presidential aspirant and labor leader Leody De Guzman, who stressed that his senatorial lineup is not obligated to carry his candidacy. Human rights lawyer Chel Diokno (Albert Garcia/MANILA BULLETIN) ... Neri Colmenares, trade unionist Bong Labog, and labor lawyer Sonny Matula ... .
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'Ngipin ng batas' Diokno says Robredo intends to give 'teeth' to PH laws

Manila Bulletin 16 Oct 2021
Despite being a newbie in politics, human rights lawyer Chel Diokno is honored to be included in Vice President Leni Robredo’s opposition ticket for the May 2022 polls. Human rights lawyer and senatorial aspirant Chel Diokno (MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO) ... The lawyer has since embraced that insult and used it to his advantage.
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PH’s low rule of law performance ‘distressing, embarrassing’ — NUPL

The Philadelphia Inquirer 16 Oct 2021
MANILA, Philippines --- The National Union of Peoples' Lawyers (NUPL) pointed out on Saturday that it is "distressing and embarrassing" ...
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