The Poe hearing

Courtesy of live streaming, many of us were able to listen to the oral arguments in the Senate Electoral Tribunal that is hearing the quo warranto petition that seeks to expel Senator Grace Poe from the Senate. The lone ground to be addressed by the Tribunal is a legal issue: Is Grace Poe, as a […]


QUEZON CITY, PHILIPPINES— “Drilon is wrong.” Professor Harry Roque Jr. said this regarding Senate President Franklin Drilon’s statement that the issue of Grace Poe’s citizenship which the Senate President said will be finally decided by the Supreme Court . “Under our Constitution, it is the Senate Electoral Tribunal which is the sole judge of all […]

Pangasinan and Zambales fisher folks files suit vs China at the UN

Media release References: Atty. Harry L. Roque, Jr. 09175398096 and Atty. Gilbert T. Andres 09228952111 Click here for a copy of the URGENT APPEAL OF FILIPINO FISHER FOLKS AGAINST CHINA.doc filed today at the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). This concerns the Filipino fisher folks of Infanta, Pangasinan, and of Sta. […]

Bring all those who raided Malampaya funds to justice- Centerlaw

Centerlaw release Reference: Atty. Harry L. Roque Jr. 09175398096   Authorities should not stop at the recent arrest of the Reyes brothers in Phuket, Thailand over the murder of environmentalist Dr. Gerry Ortega but should ensure that justice is meted out to the guilty, including those who plundered the Malampaya funds, according to the Center […]

Mga Mangingisda sa Infanta, Pangasinan kakasuhan ang China sa UN

Filipino fisher folks, from the municipality of Infanta in Pangasinan province, who used to fish near the marine-resource rich fishing grounds of Scarborough Shoal (known locally as “Bajo de Masinloc” and also as “Panatag Shoal”) will file an urgent appeal to the United Nations in relation to the massive and gross human rights violations committed […]

Binay at UPLB

I was at UP Los Baños on Tuesday and I want to set the record straight about reports that Vice President Jejomar Binay was booed during his appearance. Yes, there were some students outside the lecture room who gave the VP the thumbs down when he entered the venue. Yes, the students asked tough questions […]


MANILA, PHILIPPINES— “Investigate and follow the proceeds of the Sabah sell-out!” This is the strong recommendation issued by Professor Harry Roque Jr. regarding the issue of the US$750 million which Malaysia has allegedly given to a number of government officials to gain control of the long-disputed territory. Earlier, a Filipino lawyer claimed that Malaysia will […]

Suspend Lina!

Click below for the copy of our “Motion to Suspend Bureau of Customs Chief Alberto Lina” filed yesterday at the Office of the Ombudsman : Motion for Preventive Suspension against BOC Lina  

Omniprime to file Motion for Preventive Suspension against BOC Lina at the Ombudsman today, 14 Sep 2015, at 2:00 pm

Media release References:  Atty. Joel R. Butuyan 09175229613 and Atty. Harry L. Roque Jr. 09175398096 Omniprime Marketing Inc., the winning bidder of a PhP 650-million contract to establish an integrated and modern customs system, will file a “Motion for Preventive Suspension against Bureau of Customs Commissioner Alberto D. Lina” at the Office of the Ombudsman today, Monday, […]

Syria, Razak and the ‘presidentiables’

It is unfortunate that the upcoming elections have made Filipinos blind to and unable to appreciate fast-developing world events. The first is the deteriorating threat to international peace in Syria. Trouble started in 2011 when as a result of the so-called Arab Spring uprisings, Syrian civilians turned to civil protests in demanding the resignation of […]

Laude: No deal!

I was shocked when Noli De Castro woke me up last Monday to inquire if there was truth to a newspaper report that the Laude family had asked for P36 million and six US visas as settlement for the murder case against Joseph Scott Pemberton. Pemberton had rested his case last Tuesday with the presentation […]

Please click the link below for a copy of the “PETITION FOR CERTIORARI AND PROHIBITION [With Prayer For The Issuance of Temporary Restraining Order And/Or Writ of Preliminary Injunction]” vs the resurrected PDAF and DAP filed yesterday, 1 September 2015 at the Supreme Court GR219717_Petition090115