Kristine Joy Patag
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Dandy Miguel, well-loved labor leader, laid to rest after murder
by Kristine Joy Patag - April 7, 2021 - 3:42pm
The nearly ten days Miguel’s family spent with workers who knew him were filled with stories of how he helped push for their rights and interests, and how grateful they are to the labor leader.
Watchdog Amnesty notes 'repression of dissent' in Philippines
by Kristine Joy Patag - April 7, 2021 - 12:00pm
Even amid a global pandemic, human rights defenders and activists continued to be killed, threatened and face “unjust” charges, international watchdog Amnesty International found.
IBP asks gov't to include lawyers in frontline personnel category on priority vaccination list
by Kristine Joy Patag - April 7, 2021 - 10:24am
The Integrated Bar of the Philippines is asking the national task force on COVID-19 to include lawyers in the priority vaccination list in the frontliners category.
Anti-terrorism debates again suspended, to resume two weeks after lifting of ECQ
by Kristine Joy Patag - April 5, 2021 - 6:08pm
The resumption of oral arguments on the petitions against Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 have been postponed again as Metro Manila continues to be under Enhanced Community Quarantine.
After a year of 'non-cooperation' arrests, Guevarra pitches community service for 'quarantine violators'
by Kristine Joy Patag - April 5, 2021 - 5:19pm
After a year of arrests for “non-cooperation” and disobedience raps, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said he recommended to local government units to impose community service on “quarantine violations”...
NBI files murder rap vs doctor over killing of retired CA justice Pizarro
by Kristine Joy Patag - April 5, 2021 - 3:55pm
The National Bureau of Investigation has filed a murder rap against a doctor in Pampanga over the brutal killing of retired Court of Appeals Justice Normandie Pizarro in 2020.
Duterte appoints Gesmundo as new chief justice
by Kristine Joy Patag - April 5, 2021 - 12:24pm
President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Associate Justice Alexander Gesmundo as the country’s new chief justice, Malacañang announced.
SC: Judiciary employees now in 4th category of gov't priority list for COVID-19 vaccination
by Kristine Joy Patag - April 5, 2021 - 12:14pm
Employees and officials in the Judiciary are now at the fourth category on the government’s priority list for COVID-19 vaccines, the Supreme Court announced on Monday.
After raid on labor activist's house, lawyers remind cops: No manhunt if no warrant of arrest
by Kristine Joy Patag - April 1, 2021 - 1:31pm
The Public Interest Law Center asserted that a person may not be subjected to a manhunt when he or she is not home when a search warrant is implemented.
US report: Overcrowding and harsh conditions led to COVID-19 spread among inmates
by Kristine Joy Patag - March 31, 2021 - 8:32pm
Despite early lockdowns in prison, overcrowding and poor conditions in these facilities still led to the spread of COVID-19 among inmates, the US State Department report found.
DOJ creates team to thoroughly probe into killing of labor leader Dandy Miguel
by Kristine Joy Patag - March 31, 2021 - 4:48pm
The Department of Justice has created special investigating team to look into the killing of labor leader Dandy Miguel who was gunned down on March 28 in Laguna.
US report: Judicial independence 'generally respected' but threats remain
by Kristine Joy Patag - March 31, 2021 - 3:54pm
A report from the US State Department flagged “significant problems” in the past year that affected the independence of the Judiciary, including the continued threats to the legal profession and...
Calida's motions for extension defer SC resolution on halting anti-terrorism law
by Kristine Joy Patag - March 30, 2021 - 11:08am
The Office of the Solicitor General’s motions for extension to answer the push for a temporary stop on the implementation of the anti-terrorism law have kept the Supreme Court from deliberating on the petitioners’...
Petitioners to SC: 'Profiling' of state workers' groups shows 'terror' in anti-terrorism law
by Kristine Joy Patag - March 29, 2021 - 6:21pm
Petitioners against the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 called the Supreme Court’s attention to the alleged intelligence-gathering and profiling against them and their members by the Department of the Interior and...
No doubt that Dandy Miguel was killed for fighting for workers, supporters say
by Kristine Joy Patag - March 29, 2021 - 5:20pm
When labor leader Dandy Miguel was killed, he was wearing his union shirt that read “Sahod. Trabaho. Karapatan. Ipaglaban.”
Groups call for gov't probe into labor leader killing; DOJ to make preliminary assessment
by Kristine Joy Patag - March 29, 2021 - 12:42pm
A labor coalition on Monday called for immediate government action on the continued killing of trade leaders, following the death of Dandy Miguel in Laguna on Sunday night.
The road to rare SC statement on attacks on lawyers: Threats, killings, and pleas to courts
by Kristine Joy Patag - March 24, 2021 - 4:34pm
“Finally, the Court has spoken. It is generally both comforting and reassuring to the legal community even as it took some precious time to happen and at great cost,” NUPL president Edre Olalia said...
'A threat on a lawyer is an assault on the Judiciary,' SC says amid rise in lawyer killings
by Kristine Joy Patag - March 23, 2021 - 4:59pm
In a rare move in the face of escalating attacks on lawyers, the Supreme Court said its stands by members of the legal profession and will not let injustices outside its halls go undenounced.
DOJ: 'Mandatory Reporting' may still apply but ordinances better vs 'quarantine violators'
by Kristine Joy Patag - March 23, 2021 - 1:46pm
Can a law used to arrest thousands during last year's lockdown but not applied to a sitting senator still be used against "quarantine violators" in this new round of restrictions?
Courts in 'NCR Plus' scale down operations
by Kristine Joy Patag - March 23, 2021 - 10:28am
The Office of the Court Administrator has ordered a scale down in operations in Metro Manila, Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna and Rizal courts following stricter protocols issued by the government’s coronavirus task...
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