Ombud sacks 2 cops in lawyer’s slay, cancels retirement benefits

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 07/19/2018

The Office of the Ombudsman has forfeited the retirement benefits and annulled the civil service eligibility of two former police officials who were tagged in the ambush-slay of Cebuano lawyer Noel Archival and his two companions in…

14 years, 11 lawyers

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 07/02/2018

ELEVEN lawyers in Cebu had been killed since 2004. Aside from lawyer Salvador Solima, also killed this year was lawyer and Ronda Vice Mayor John Ungab who was gunned down by an unknown assailant outside the Cebu…

De Castro to new lawyers: Hard work, not politics, will get you ahead

Inquirer.net 06/01/2018

“RELY solely on your work’s merit to get ahead.” Associate Justice Teresita Leonardo De Castro relayed this message to 1,724 successful Bar examinees in her speech during their oath-taking ceremony at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC)…

Cebuano lawyers dismayed, shocked by SC ruling on Sereno

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 05/12/2018

They did the unthinkable. Some Cebuano lawyers expressed shock and disappointment over the historic ouster of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on Friday by her very own colleagues in the Supreme Court. Columnist lawyer Gloria Estenzo-Ramos, who…

Lawyers, day, and night

Editorial 04/27/2018

At a time when the Philippine judiciary – in the words of former Chief Magistrate Hilario Davide Jr. – is suffering Calvary many times over, the words of the Cebu topnotchers in the 2017 bar examinations bring…

Lawyers ask UN to probe attacks on PH judiciary

Inquirer.net 04/19/2018

Groups led by the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) have asked the United Nations special rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers to look into the Duterte administration’s actions that undermine the judiciary and threaten…

Cebuanos divided on Cha-Cha issue

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 03/01/2018

Cebuanos were divided on the issue of revising the 1987 Constitution but made for a substantial discussion at the second Senate public hearing held in Cebu City on Thursday. Of the 15 resource speakers who were invited…

Sereno airs concern over number of lawyers killed

Ador Vincent Mayol 02/21/2018

Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno has expressed concerns over the number of lawyers who were killed in an ambush over the past years. “I think everyone should be alarmed. For any country in the world, when killings…

Bring perpetrators to justice, lawyers urge

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 02/19/2018

Two lawyers’ groups in Cebu City have condemned the killing of prominent lawyer Jonnah John Ungab and called on authorities to identify and arrest the assailants and those behind the killing. Lawyer Mundlyn Misal-Martin, president of the…

Statement of the National Union of People’s Lawyers (NUPL) Cebu Chapter on the killing of Atty. Jonnah John Ungab

02/19/2018

The National Union of People’s Lawyers (NUPL) Cebu Chapter condemns the senseless killing of Atty. Jonah John Ungab by unidentified men after he attended a court hearing around noon today. Both our collective moral sense and the…

Cebu lawyers launch Cebu for Human Rights campaign

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 01/09/2018

Fed up with the spate of killings, a group of Cebuanos, many of them lawyers, formed a coalition to monitor and document all human rights abuses while repeatedly appealing to the government to take action and protect…

PBMA calls for SC review of IBP decision dropping disbarment case vs Ecleo lawyers

Fe Marie D. Dumaboc 12/05/2017

  MEMBERS of the Philippine Benevolent Missionaries Association (PBMA) are not just giving up. More than six months after the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) Commission on Bar Discipline dismissed a disbarment complaint filed against two…

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