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Jinggoy Estrada acquitted of plunder, convicted of bribery

The Sandiganbayan on Friday acquitted Senator Jinggoy Estrada and businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles of plunder charges in connection with the so-called pork barrel scam on...

Order to rearrest ex-Palawan gov shows wheels of justice rolling

Justice Secretary Jesus Crispin Remulla on Monday said the decision of the Supreme Court (SC) to proceed with the prosecution of former Palawan governor...

NBI: Lovers charged in rob-slay of 85-year old widow in Parañaque

The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on Monday announced the filing of criminal charge against two women who owned up to robbing and killing...

New DOJ rule sets P10K maximum bail for indigent respondents

The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Monday announced new guidelines for prosecutors' reducing the recommended bail for temporary liberty in criminal cases at PHP10,000...

DOJ asks fiscals to pursue winnable cases only

The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Friday formally directed prosecutors to withdraw cases where the chances of conviction are slim. Department Circular No. 008 stated...

US expat faces jail term for illicit relations while in PH

(TRIGGER WARNING: This story has potentially upsetting content. Readers should exercise caution.) A former United States Department of State (USDS) employee has pleaded guilty to...

Oral arguments on village poll reset start Oct. 21

The Supreme Court (SC) will commence oral arguments on the petition questioning the rescheduling of the barangay election on Friday. In a press briefer on...

Poll lawyer questions BSKE reset before SC

An election lawyer challenged before the Supreme Court (SC) the law resetting the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections from December this year to...

SC acquits 2 on drug charges due to lapses in evidence-handling

The Supreme Court (SC) has acquitted two men convicted of illegal drug charges by the Quezon City Regional Trial Court (RTC) in 2019 after...

Appellate court affirms denial of SSS death claim of 3-time widow

The Court of Appeals (CA) has turned down a petition filed by a three-time widow who questioned the pension agency Social Security System (SSS)...

SC denies woman’s annulment suit vs. ‘bum’ husband

The Supreme Court reiterated its exacting standards in nullifying a marriage and turned down a petition for annulment by a woman who claimed her...

SC junks 2 disqualification cases vs. BBM

The Supreme Court (SC) has upheld the legality of President-elect Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s candidacy with the tribunal dismissing on Tuesday the petitions which sought...