VP has no immunity from suit, lawyers agree

Nestor Corrales, TIna Santos 07/20/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Contrary to the declaration of President Rodrigo Duterte at the controversial gathering of the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) on Saturday, the vice president enjoys “no immunity from suit,” several lawyers agreed on…

PNP listing lawyers for ‘red terrorists’

Julie M. Aurelio - Reporter / @JMAurelioINQ 03/13/2021

Following a recent attack on a lawyer, a Makabayan lawmaker denounced the Philippine National Police for asking courts to submit the names of lawyers for “personalities” belonging to “communist terrorist groups,” the terms used by security forces…

Lawyer’s Christmas prayer: Give us courage to speak for the voiceless, silenced

Neil Arwin Mercado - Reporter / @NAMercadoINQ 12/25/2020

MANILA, Philippines — On Christmas Day, Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) national president Domingo Egon Cayosa prayed for lawyers to have the courage to speak “for the voiceless and the silenced.” In his Christmas prayer for…

KUWENTONG KULE: To new lawyers: Serve the people

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO 05/05/2020

  “Serve the people. Do not betray your humanity.” Words that should guide the new lawyers according to Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen in his Twitter account. The Supreme Court released last week the results of…

Lady police officer, former broadcast journalist among Bar passers from Cebu schools

Immae Lachica 04/30/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Out of 2,103 passers of the November 2019 lawyers’ licensure exam, two of them were Cebu graduates who have interesting stories to share. The two are former broadcast journalist King Anthony Perez and police officer Sheryl…

Lady lawyers talk about what it feels like to be in a man-dominated profession

Immae Lachica 03/16/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines— “To all the women, the ladies out there, may we always, always, remember that we are enough that we have the right to dream and to always be happy.” This was the opening statement…

NUPL seeks UN rights body action vs ‘vicious’ red-tagging of lawyers, rights advocates in PH

Darryl John Esguerra 12/09/2019

MANILA, Philippines — The National Union of People’s Lawyers (NUPL) has asked for the intervention of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights amid the attacks and red-tagging of human rights lawyers and…

IBP Cebu City to tap NBI-7’s help in investigating threats on lawyers

Rosalie O. Abatayo 09/04/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines —The Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) Cebu City Chapter will be asking the National Bureau of Investigation in Central Visayas (NBI-7) to investigate the alleged threats on some of their members. “The law…

Oliva tells lawyers: Learn self-defense, carry guns if necessary to protect yourselves

Rosalie O. Abatayo 09/04/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The harassments now experienced by Cebu lawyers are meant to “sow fear” among members of the legal community. Lawyer Regal Oliva, president of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) Cebu City Chapter,…

CCPO chief to push ‘Adopt a Police Station’ tieup with lawyers, judiciary

Alven Marie A. Timtim 08/03/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) chief has taken a page out of the “Adopt a Police Station” program of previous police administrations, but this time she adopted the program on her new…

Garcia to invite judges, prosecutors in peace and order council

Rosalie O. Abatayo 07/11/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines —  Cebu provincial government is contemplating to include judges and prosecutors as members of the Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC). Governor Gwendolyn Garcia, in an interview on Thursday, July 11, said she planned…

Labella taps five lawyers to join his administration

Doris C. Bongcac 06/21/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Old and new faces will be seen at the Cebu City Hall when Mayor-elect Edgardo Labella assumes his post starting on June 30. Labella said that he tapped the services of lawyers and…

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