Why surrender to PNoy?

Joint Statement of the Center for International Law (Centerlaw) and Concerned Citizens Movement (CCM) on Napoles surrender to PNoy The Center for International Law and Concerned Citizens Movement express their concern that the President’s decision to allow Napoles to surrender to him, while legal, may have been unwise. Certainly, Napoles could have surrendered herself to […]

SAME DOG, DIFFERENT COLLAR

JOINT STATEMENT OF CENTERLAW AND CONCERNED CITIZENS MOVEMENT ON THE ALLEGED ABOLITION OF THE PORK BARREL: IT IS MERELY A CHANGE OF NAME. The President’s announcement of the alleged abolition of the PDAF or the pork barrel is proof that no government can ignore public opinion. Nonetheless, Centerlaw and the Concerned Citizens Movement express concern […]

The European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) will file today with the Supreme Court at 11:30 am a petition to intervene in the controversial “Malaya Lolas” Comfort Women case

 (Vinuya et al., v. Executive Secretary et al., G.R. No. 162230). |   The ECCHR is a well-known Berlin based NGO which has made a name for itself in cutting-edge transnational litigation to enforce accountability for egregious human rights violations. The ECCHR, represented by its general secretary, German lawyer Wolfgang Kaleck — a pioneer in human […]

Urgent Motion to Rule on the Malampaya Fund Mess Petition filed at SC today

REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES SUPREME COURT EN BANC MANILA REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES, REPRESENTED BY RAPHAEL P.M. LOTTILA, SECRETARY, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE), MARGARITO B.TEVES, SECRETARY, DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE (DOF), AND ROMULO L. NERI, SECRETARY, DEPARTMENT OF BUDGET AND MANAGEMENT (DBM), Petitioners SC. G.R. No. 170867 For: PETITION FOR CERTIORARI UNDER RULE 65 (with an […]

Plunder and Malampaya: Justice delayed is justice denied

In February of 2004, civil society led by Bishop Pedro Dulay Arigo of Palawan, Cesar Sarino, the late Dr Gerry Ortega, the late Dr. Jose Antonio Socrates, Prof. Oscar Evangelista and Cesar R. Ventura and I filed suit before the Supreme Court questioning the legality of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s use of the government proceeds […]

High Court Urged to Rule on Malampaya Fund Mess Petition

Please see attached a motion we will file tomorrow with the Supreme Court on the Malampaya fund mess. For background, we also attach a copy of the petition we filed with the High Court in February 2009. In February 2009, a group of petitioners led by Bishop Pedro N. Arigo, filed a petition with the […]

China’s reservations

(From the Manila Standard Today.com column of Atty. H. Harry L. Roque, Jr. posted on Aug. 08, 2013) http://manilastandardtoday.com/2013/08/08/chinas-reservations/ China has made three reservations to the compulsory and binding dispute settlement procedure of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea. Of these, only two appear to be relevant to the Philippine arbitral submission […]