Civic leaders go to Supreme Court for a shot to void Marcos’ win

MANILA, Philippines – The legal fight has officially reached the last resort, the Supreme Court, as civic leaders backed by human rights lawyers, asked one last time to cancel the certificate of candidacy of Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and declare second placer Vice President Leni Robredo as the winner. Having been denied by the Commission … Read more

Supreme Court denies with finality bid to void anti-terror law

‘It is even more imperative that we stand our ground for our rights,’ says Edre Olalia, president of the National Union of Peoples’ Lawyers, following the Court’s decision BAGUIO CITY, Philippines – The Supreme Court announced on Tuesday, April 26, that it has been denied with finality appeals to void the feared anti-terrorism law. This … Read more

Void Rappler-Comelec fact-check deal for violating free speech

MANILA, Philippines – In yet another novel pleading, Solicitor General Jose Calida went to the Supreme Court Monday, March 7, pleading to void Rappler’s fact-checking agreement with the Commission on Elections (Comelec) saying that fact checks violates free speech. “Such power granted by Comelec in favor of Rappler clearly constitutes prior restraint on freedom of … Read more