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A MOOT WITH REAL VICTIMS It was a case of make believe mimicking reality. From February 27 to 28, students from five law schools competed in the Philippine rounds of the most prestigious moot competition in the world, the Philip Jessup moot court competition. Simulating oral arguments before the International Court of Justice, students argued […]


A STATEMENT BY THE FACULTY OF THE UP COLLEGE OF LAW An extraordinary act of injustice has again been committed against the brave Filipinas who had suffered abuse during a time of war. After they courageously came out with their very personal stories of abuse and suffering as “comfort women”, waited for almost two decades […]

The 3rd Siege of Mapanique: Plagiarism in the Supreme Court of the Philippines

40 member of the Malaya Lolas (Liberated Grandmothers) will file tomorrow at 10:30 AM at the Supreme Court a Supplemental Motion for Reconsideration detailing plagiarism committed by the court in its unanimous decision in the case of Vinuya et. al. versus Executive Secretary promulgated in April 28, 2010. In their Supplemental Motion, petitioners will detail […]

The Repeated Siege of the Women of Mapanique, Candaba, Pampanga

At dawn of November 23, 1944, Japanese troops descended on the town of Mapanique, Candaba, Pampanga. To the shock of the local inhabitants, Japanese troops gathered all the men and boys and proceeded to castrate many of them. After which, the men were forced to put their severed sexual organs in their mouths before they […]