The Sabah standoff and the Palmas case.
“We are puzzled by this pronouncement by the Supreme Court because the Salonga case is an original petition filed with the High Court. It did not originate from any lower court nor was it an original part of the rape case tried before the Makati City regional trial court. Thus, jurisdiction to hear and rule […]
Ref: Prof H. Harr L. Roque, Director, Institute of International Legal Studies University of the Philippines Law Center The use of modern fighter jets and air strikes against the followers of the Sultanate of Sulu is illegal. Under human rights law, the use of force in police operations should be absolutely necessary and […]
As Reported by a Malaysian Paper: Aquino slammed for being a Malaysian mouthpiece
Ref: Prof. H. Harry L. Roque Jr. is President,of Media Defense Southeast Asia Malaysia should respect freedom of the press in the standoff in Sabah. This is to avoid misinformation of the type that happened ago two days ago. When shooting erupted in Sabah, Philippine authorities said that there were only 2 casualties, while the […]
UP Law beats AdeMU for second straight year at Philippine National Rounds of the Jessup Moot Competition
According to news reports, 10 Filipinos have died in Sabah. I am uploading this Statement of then Congressman Jovito R. Salonga to answer all our questions regarding the Sabah claim.
The University of the Philippines College of Law Jessup moot team defeated Ateneo de Manila Law School and eight other law schools in this year’s Philippines national round of the Philip Jessup Moot court competition. The UP Law team is the defending champion in the competition, having finished as a semi-finalist in last year’s International […]
Extinction and Climate Change.
After the Chinese snub.
The elephant in the room: Sabah.
REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES SUPREME COURT MANILA ALEXANDER ADONIS, VERAFILES INCORPORATED, represented by its President, ELLEN TORDESILLAS, MA. GISELA ORDENES-CASCOLAN, H. HARRY L. ROQUE, JR., ROMEL R. BAGARES, AND GILBERT T. ANDRES, Petitioners, -versus- G.R. No. 203378 For: Certiorari and Prohibition, with Prayer for a Preliminary Prohibitory Injunction and/ or Temporary Restraining […]
Only two hours ago, the Chinese Foreign Ministry through Ambassador Ma informed Filipino diplomats that they were rejecting the notice to arbitrate and the statement of claims which the Philippines furnished the Chinese delegation in Manila to arbitrate the legality of the Chinese nine-dash lines under the compulsory and mandatory dispute settlement procedure of the […]
A piece of news from xinhua weibo (facebook) an hour ago. Hong Lei spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China said that Ambassador Ma met Philippine diplomats today. He informed the Filipino diplomats tChina is not acceptable to the note and notice about arbitrition from the Philippine side and therefore returned it. […]
Opinio Juris First Signs that China Is Taking the Philippines Arbitration Seriously? Posted: 15 Feb 2013 10:35 PM PST by Julian Ku As far as I can tell, the Chinese government continues to pretend as if the Philippines’ Law of the Sea arbitration claim doesn’t exist. Articles like this one suggest the Philippines government continues […]
A motion for issuance of writ of execution was filed yesterday with the Supreme Court in the case of Salonga et. al. versus Executive Secretary. Recall that former Senate President Jovito Salonga attempted to declare the Visiting Forces Agreement unconstitutional in connection with the then criminal prosecution of US Serviceman Lance Corporal Daniel Smith who […]