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Legal aid for Joavan

January 9, 2013

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LEGAL assistance will be provided to Joavan Fernandez, adopted son of Talisay City Mayor Socrates Fernandez to defend him in criminal charges filed against him and two companions by a sand and gravel operator. Joavan faces charges of carnapping and usurpation of authority filed by hauler Julius Abad. The mayor said Joavan and his companions […]

Compromise with STC ‘remote’

May 2, 2012

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Parent says principal should apologize first; School lawyer says ‘ no way’ The family is hurt by the school’s action but the mother of one of the students punished for Facebook photos considered “lewd” by St. Theresa’s College said she was wiling to settle the case out of court — if STC apologizes in public. […]

Nursing students barred from graduation, file suit

April 19, 2012

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Two nursing students sued Southwestern University (SWU) after they were prohibited from graduating last March. Jervis Dreamond Leonardo and Raymart delos Santos were nine days away from receiving their diplomas when they were told they couldn’t join the ceremony. They said their instructor Juliet Salares told them that they obtained failing grades in one of […]

Labella Palmares is not my law firm partner

April 18, 2012

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CEBU CITY COUNCILOR Edgar Labella yesterday denied any formal partnership with the lawyer of land owner Mariano Godinez, who wants 168 structures demolished in sitio San Miguel, barangay Apas. Labella said there was no truth to accusations by Rep. Tomas Osmeña of Cebu City’s south district that he was trying to earn election funds by […]

Court drops fisherfolk’s amparo bid

April 11, 2012

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  “Go home. I won’t harm you. If I’m going to order a hit on someone, he or she would have to be a big fish.” Cordova Mayor Adelino Sitoy waved off Cordova fisherfolk in Cebuano minutes before a court dismissed their petition for a writ of amparo yesterday. The petition would have given them […]

Judge slams STC lawyer for ‘mockery,’ bows out

April 3, 2012

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An outraged Judge Wilfredo Navarro yesterday bowed out of the St. Theresa’s College case where high school girls were shut out of graduation rites over “lewd” bikini photos posted on Facebook. The judge said the school’s lawyer made a “mockery” of the court by defying his order that would have let two students join their […]

Man in Facebook blackmail case pleads ‘not guilty’

March 27, 2012

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THE 24-year-old man accused of blackmailing a 16-year-old Filipino-Japanese girl by threatening to post her seminude photos in Facebook pleaded not guilty to charges of grave threat and child abuse. John Jayson Antonio was arraigned before Cebu City Regional Trial Court Judge Esther Veloso of Branch 6 yesterday. Antonio, who was detained at the Cebu […]

Rama Free legal aid program for elderly

March 27, 2012

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  THE Cebu city government is trying to arrange for lawyers to provide free legal assistance to senior citizens on top of the P5,000 financial assistance that the elderly will receive this year. Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama said the program is part of his vision for a livable city. “When I come back (from […]

Dishonest Cebu port employee dismissed

March 18, 2012

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AN employee of the Cebu Ports Authority (CPA) was ordered dismissed from service for falsifying receipts and misappropriating government funds. Danilo Sultan, a CPA special collection officer in Camotes Island, northeast Cebu, was found guilty of serious dishonesty by the Ombudsman-Visayas. In her decision, graft investigation and prosecution officer Irish Inabangan Amores found evidence to […]

Resto faces raps for not giving seniors discount

March 18, 2012

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For failing to provide a 20 percent discount to an elderly customer, a popular eco-tourism destination in Liloan town, northern Cebu, faces the prospect of being haled to court. The Cebu Provincial Prosecutor’s Office said Papa Kit’s Marina and Fishing Lagoon and its former cashier face charges of violating Republic Act 9994 or the Expanded […]