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IBP lauds junking of filing fees

May 20, 2012

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THE Integrated Bar of the Philippines – Cebu City chapter lauded the Department of Justice order stopping the collection of filing fees on criminal cases filed before the prosecution offices. In its Resolution No. 31-2012, the IBP Cebu City chapter led by its president Earl Bonachita said the decision was long overdue. “The recent move […]

Former justice sec takes over Ecleo case

April 30, 2012

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More than a decade of trials and two convictions later, Dinagat Island Rep. Ruben Ecleo Jr. is still finding ways to stay out of jail. This time the congressman of Dinagat Island, Surigao del Norte is bringing in a former Cabinet member and the brother of the Ombudsman to represent him in his appeal before […]

ECLEO LAWYER QUITS

April 24, 2012

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Ecleo on ‘A-1 list’ of fugitives   They’ve been through thick and thin for the past decade—until now. Lawyer Orlando Salatandre told the court he’s decided to part ways with his celebrity client Rep. Ruben Ecleo Jr., who is being hunted down after the court convicted him for killing his wife in Cebu City 10 […]

Bounty for Ecleo’s arrest

April 23, 2012

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Justice Secretary Leila De Lima said that reward money may soon be raised against parricide convict Dinagat, Surigao del Norte Rep. Ruben Ecleo, Jr. Offering a reward would help authorities find the location of the fugitive cult leader and lawmaker says Justice Secretary Leila De Lima. “We can always consider putting up a reward money but […]

Facebook friends cry for justice

April 17, 2012

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FRIENDS of slain university student Ryan Ray Merencillo hope that his death won’t be swept under the rug. They opened a Facebook page “Justice for Ryan Ray Merencillo” and are mounting a benefit concert to raise funds to offer a reward for the arrest of the perpetrator. They expressed dissatisfaction over the pace of the […]

Justice Secretary Let’s avoid conflict of interest

March 27, 2012

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JUSTICE Secretary Leila de Lima is wary about allowances given by local governments. “I always have reservations about that. I saw that most of our local prosecutor’s offices are receiving allowances from LGUs. I feel that that’s not an ideal situation, and in fact it’s questionable,” said De Lima in an interview with Cebu reporters […]

No income tax paid for P6.46M in honoraria from Mandaue city gov’t, says auditors

March 27, 2012

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The taxman has come for them. Auditors discovered that judges, prosecutors and court employees in Mandaue City receive honoraria from the local government without deduction for income tax. The same practice may be happening in other courts in Cebu province. A total of P6.5 million in allowances was received tax-free by these national government employees […]

Fiscal seeks P800 hike in travel allowance

March 26, 2012

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Prosecutor Mary Ann Castro has asked the Talisay City Council to pass a resolution increasing the travel allowance of prosecutors attending cases to Talisay City. In a letter dated March 23, Castro wrote the council asking an P800 increase from the original allowance of P200. Castro is detailed as prosecutor of the office of Talisay […]

DOJ reviewing proposal to transfer int’l airport

March 26, 2012

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The Department of Justice (DOJ) will study on its own the legality of the proposed transfer of the international airport to Cordova town. Justice Secretary Leila de Lima told reporters that the proposal floated by Rep. Tomas Osmeña of Cebu City’s south district faces some problems due to Republic Act 6958 or the Mactan Cebu […]

20 years in jail for pimps

March 14, 2012

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A carwash boy and a jeepney conductor who dabbled as pimps will spend the next 20 years in prison after a court convicted them of human trafficking. Joseph Arganda, 48, and Fredie Anabia, 27, were found guilty of violating Republic Act 9208 or the Anti-Trafficking of Persons Act of 2003 after a woman they recruited […]