Provisional measures

Philippine policy makers have confirmed that despite the pendency of its arbitration proceedings under the binding and compulsory dispute settlement procedure of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, China is hastening the building of an artificial island in Mabini reef, as well as expanding its existing artificial island in Fiery Reef. Contemporaneous […]

Psoriasis victory versus Cebu Pacific

Congrats to Rev. Magnolia Mendoza and others with psoriasis! RTC Pasay ruled Cebu Pac to pay her 2 million plus in damages for breach of contract! Please click here for a copy of the decision : Rev. Magnolia Mendoza vs. Cebu Pacific Inc.

China is challenging UNCLOS

Following is an excerpt from my discussion in the recently concluded 5th Annual Meeting of the Japan Society of International Law held last June 15, 2014 at Chuo University in Tokyo. China’s snub of the Philippine arbitral claim on the West Philippine Sea and its slew of building projects on disputed reefs in the area […]

UP PROF: “CHINA CHALLENGING UNCLOS”

REF. Atty Romel Bagares 09166679802 China’s snub of the Philippine arbitral claim on the West Philippine Sea and its slew of building projects on disputed reefs in the area are “a serious and belligerent violation of” the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), of which it is a member, according to an […]

THE KILLING OF JOURNALIST NILO BACULIO: BLOOD IN THE HANDS OF OUR COURTS

  REF. Prof. Harry Roque 09175398096 (Prof Roque represented the deceased Nilo Baculio n procuring the first ever Writ of Amparo in favor of a journalist. The CA, however, did not issue inhis favor a writ of protection)   Nilo Baculio, a crusading journalist from Mindoro, was reportedly killed today at about 12 noon by […]

Allan and Chiz : Walk the Talk

Unlike Butch Abad about whom I wrote last week, both Senators Alan Cayetano and Chiz Escudero were known to me during the anti-President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo days. I had the privilege of working with both of them in the three impeachment complaints that we filed against Arroyo. PNoy, then their colleague at the House of […]