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…

Labella to order review of Binaliw landfill contract

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/29/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines –Cebu City Mayor elect Edgaro Labella will be asking the help of some lawyers and environmentalists to review the city’s existing contract with the operator of a sanitary landfill in the mountain barangay of…

CHR calls on gov’t to ensure protection of ‘leftist’ lawyers

Inquirer.net 02/28/2019

MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) called on the government on Thursday to ensure the protection and security of lawyers labeled as “leftists.” “Harassment and vilification of lawyers labeled to be ‘leftists’ is another…

Cebu lawyers provide legal aid to OFWs in Hong Kong

PR 11/16/2018

MEMBERS of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) Cebu City Chapter flew to Hong Kong to extend legal assistance to Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in the Chinese city. Dubbed as “Idulog mo kay Atorni,” the free…

NUPL to continue defending victims of injustice amid lawyer’s slay

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 11/07/2018

CEBU CITY– “We will not be cowed.” Amid the slay of one of their founding members on Tuesday night, the National Union of People’s Lawyer (NUPL) vowed to stand their ground and continue defending victims of injustice…

Cortes lawyer: Transactions of previous admin were all legal

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 11/04/2018

  The camp of sixth district Rep. Jonas Cortes suspects that there is a “motive” behind the Mandaue City Council’s move to review transactions made during his administration. Lawyer Jamaal Calipayan, the chief of staff of Cortes,…

City lawyers draft SRP compromise agreement

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/29/2018

The Cebu City Legal Office announced that it is now drafting a memorandum of agreement (MOA) that will allow Mayor Tomas Osmeña to enter into an amicable settlement with a complainant who filed a case against the…

Lawyers urge Duterte to remain with ICC

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/12/2018

A GROUP of lawyers is urging President Duterte to reconsider his decision of withdrawing from the International Criminal Court (ICC) saying doing so would weaken the country’s defenses against internal and external threats. The appeal was made…

Mandaue lawyers wanted Looc lot sale contract nullified

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 10/11/2018

  The Mandaue City Legal Office (CLO) has recommended to the City Council to nullify the contract of sale of the property in Barangay Looc. Lawyer August Lizer Malate said they found irregularities on the documents pertaining…

Lawyers, doctors preparing cases vs Duque over Dengvaxia mess

Inquirer.net 08/30/2018

PUBLIC Attorneys’ Office (PAO) forensics chief Dr. Erwin Erfe revealed yesterday that lawyers and doctors are preparing cases against Health Secretary Francisco Duque III to revoke his license as a doctor in connection with the alleged deaths…

NegOcc lawyers wear black arm-bands to demand justice for lawyer’s slay

Inquirer.net 08/29/2018

BACOLOD CITY — Members of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP)-Negros Occidental chapter are wearing black arm-bands for a week to demand justice for the killing of a lawyer known here for handling drug cases. The…

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