P Noy: Why have thou forsaken us?

I wondered what P Noy would say in this year’s SONA about the Maguindanao massacre and other cases of extralegal killings in the country. Since becoming President, he has consistently said something about this malaise. This may be because when he still seeking the people’s mandate, he sought an audience with our clients and promised […]

Response of Atty. Edmund Reyes to motion to inhibit Justice Brion

“Wala kaming pinagsamahan ni Justice Brion. Although we have the same fraternity, Justice Roberto Abad is also our brod but voted with the majority. Clearly, being in the same frat has no connection with the vote. As far as our legal profession, although Justice Brion joined the same law firm, I was no longer working […]

Rep. Reyes of Marinduque withdraws SC petition on citizenship question

Click HERE  for a copy of a manifestation and motion filed by Marinduque Rep. Regina Reyes withdrawing her petition filed with the Supreme Court questioning her disqualification by the COMELEC. _______________________ Marinduque Representative Regina Reyes formally withdrew today her petition before the Supreme Court questioning her disqualification on citizenship grounds by the Commission on Elections […]

Justice Brion’s dissent

Regina Reyes beat the son of Associate Justice Presbitero J. Velasco, Jr. by almost 4,000 votes in the last concluded elections for the post of representative for the lone district of Marinduque. Pursuant to established jurisprudence, all controversy concerning her qualification to sit as a member of the House of Representatives should be resolved exclusively […]

Joinder of issues on the RH Law

As expected, the pro-lifers stuck to their mantra in their challenge to the RH law. They cited that since the constitutional drafters contemplated “fertilization” as the beginning of life, the RH law, insofar as it mandates the widespread use of the pills and IUD’s, which according to them prevent the implantation of the fertilized zygote […]

MEDIA Advisory: The Filipino Citizenship of Rep. Gina Reyes

Notice for Coverage: Marinduque  Rep. Gina Reyes will bring to the Filipino people the issue of her Filipino citizenship tomorrow at 12 noon Max’s restaurant, Orosa St. Ermita, Manila. For background reading, please see a recent column piece of Fr. J. Bernas: http://opinion.inquirer.net/56101/us-access-to-bases-sc-rushed-but-rebuffed

Writ of Habeas Data

Click for the full text in word format: Issuance of the Writ of Habeas Data Former Comelec Commissioner and IT expert Augusto “Gus” Lagman, Comelec Whistleblower and former Legal consultant Melchor Magdamo, IT system expert Engr. Nelson Celis, cybercrime resource person Lito Averia, NBN ZTE Whistleblower Jun Lozada, IT certification standards head Marikor Akol, source […]