Browsing All posts tagged under »justice«

Senator backs reopening Cebu RCAO

December 11, 2012


CHIEF Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno has at least one lawmaker supporting her decision to re-open a regional court office in Cebu. In a press statement, Sen. Francis Pangilinan said Sereno’s Nov. 27 resolution that reopened the Regional Court Administration Office in Central Visayas (RCAO-7) in Cebu would ensure speedy resolutions of cases. “Decentralization is key […]

Cebu judge asks Sereno Address gripes

December 7, 2012


CHIEF Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno should directly address objections raised by her colleagues in the Supreme Court against her Nov. 27 resolution that re-opened the Regional Court Administration Office in Central Visayas (RCAO-7). “The chief justice should answer the allegations. She may be right. She may be wrong,” Regional Trial Court (RTC) Judge Meinrado Paredes […]

Kin of Ampatuan victims decry slow justice

November 23, 2012


DAVAO CITY — Myrna Reblando, widow of slain journalist Alejandro “Bong” Reblando, said three years have passed since the Maguindanao massacre but their seven children are still grieving and in pain. “This is still one of the things that we are trying to struggle out of everyday,” Reblando said in a recorded video message sent via […]

Mandaue stores under watch for sale of solvents to minors

October 11, 2012


by Jucell Marie P. Cuyos and Tweeny M. Malinao, Correspondents Mandaue City Hall will monitor all establishments selling solvents and other volatile substances to minors. City Legal Officer Giovanni Tianero said this amid reports that a growing number of street kids are using Vulcaseal in lieu of rugby. He said his office will take legal […]


September 28, 2012


15 years after ‘Crime of the Decade’, seven convicts cry for justice   by Marian Z. Codilla, Senior Reporter   Applause mixed with tears as the film “Give Up Tomorrow” ended its first screening in Cebu. The documentary film about the ordeal of Francisco “Paco” Larrañaga who was convicted with six other young men in […]

CIS teacher, others face criminal case over drowning of 2 students

September 20, 2012


Immigration officials are on the lookout for a Canadian teacher of the Cebu International School (CIS) in relation to the Sept. 12 accidental drowning of two students during a field trip in Bataan. If the teacher Susan Rigby tries to leave the country, she will be advised that she has a pending criminal complaint, said […]

CJ Sereno wants speedy justice

September 20, 2012


Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno said decongesting jails and speeding up the delivery of justice was a top priority for her. In her first visit to Cebu courts yesterday she said operating mobile courts was one of her core programs. “The Justice on Wheels program brings the face of the judiciary to the small people,” […]

‘Justice run’, docu film on Paco set

July 30, 2012


A justice-run will be initiated Tuesday while a “special” premiere screening of the documentary-film is being pushed by supporters of seven people convicted in Cebu’s highly celebrated rape-murder case of the Chiong sisters in 1997. Businessman Miguel del Gallego, a supporter of convicted Spanish-Filipino Fransisco “Paco” Larrañaga, said running-priest Fr. Robert Reyes will be joining […]

Three Cebu courts get new judges

June 5, 2012


Cebu lawyers Anna Marie Militante, Jerry Dicdican, and Ma. Lynna Adviento were appointed by President Aquino as judges of the Regional Trial Courts (RTC) in cities of Cebu, Danao and Lapu-Lapu. Dicdican will replace the late Judge Edito Enemecio of RTC Branch 25 in Danao City. Militante, daughter of Judge Francis Militante, will take over […]

Recruiter jailed for detaining, mauling woman

May 22, 2012


AN overseas job recruiter was sentenced yesterday by the court to six to 13 years in jail for detaining and mauling a woman inside his office for six hours. Regional Trial Court Judge Soliver Peras of Branch 10 said Salvador Rosal was guilty beyond reasonable doubt of the charge of slight illegal detention. Rosal’s lawyer […]