Court orders Davao police chief to bring King slay suspect to QC for arraignment

September 29, 2015 by · Comments Off on Court orders Davao police chief to bring King slay suspect to QC for arraignment 

By Jessie L. Casalda

DAVAO CITY, Sept. 28 (PNA) — Regional Trial Court (RTC) here ordered Davao City Police Director Vicente Danao Jr. to bring murder accused Supt. Leonardo Felonia Jr. to the RTC in Quezon City for arraignment in relation to the murder of hotelier Richard King.

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SC: Church annulments not additional grounds for annulment

April 14, 2015 by · Comments Off on SC: Church annulments not additional grounds for annulment 

BAGUIO CITY, April 13 — “To consider church annulments as additional grounds for annulment under Article 36 would be legislating from the bench. As stated in Republic v. Court of Appeals and Molina, interpretations given by the [National Appellate Matrimonial Tribunal (NAMT)] of the Catholic Church of the Philippines are given great respect by our courts, but they are not controlling or decisive.”

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Comelec to study Court's acquittal of Abalos

February 3, 2015 by · Comments Off on Comelec to study Court's acquittal of Abalos 

By Ferdinand G. Patinio

MANILA, Feb. 2 (PNA) — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) said they will study the decision of the Pasay City court clearing former chairman Benjamin Abalos Sr., of rigging the 2007 elections in North Cotabato.

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President Aquino appoints 6 new judges for Cebu

January 23, 2015 by · Comments Off on President Aquino appoints 6 new judges for Cebu 

CEBU CITY, Jan. 23 — President Benigno C. Aquino III has appointed six new judges to fill some of the vacant trial courts in Cebu.

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CA upholds RTC ruling on tour guide, RH advocate

January 8, 2015 by · Comments Off on CA upholds RTC ruling on tour guide, RH advocate 

By Perfecto T. Raymundo

MANILA, Jan. 7 (PNA) — The Court of Appeals (CA) has upheld the Manila Regional Trial Court's (RTC) ruling finding tour guide and Reproductive Health (RH) advocate Carlos Celdran guilty of offending religious feelings under Article 133 of the Revised Penal Code (RPC).

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SC dismisses Davao RTC sheriff

January 3, 2015 by · Comments Off on SC dismisses Davao RTC sheriff 

By Perfecto T. Raymundo

MANILA, Jan. 2 (PNA) — The Supreme Court (SC) has dismissed from the service a sheriff in a Davao City Regional Trial Court (RTC) for his failure to implement a writ of execution in 2012.

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SC upholds conviction of fisherman for statutory rape

December 30, 2014 by · Comments Off on SC upholds conviction of fisherman for statutory rape 

MANILA, Dec. 30 — The Supreme Court (SC) has upheld a lower court ruling convicting a fisherman for raping a nine-year-old girl in Carcar City, Cebu in 2004.

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