Day: August 1, 2014

Lawyers, kin of Ampatuan massacre victims fear conspiracy in the offing

“Our criminal justice system will be measured by how we faired [in this case], and if we don’t get the conviction of those guilty simply because of the mis-appreciation of the facts of the case, perhaps mismanagement of the prosecution of the case, or underestimating the defense, we have to answer not only to the families of the 58 massacre victims but to the Filipino people.”

Banks rule

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective A week before his 5th State of the Nation Address, Pres. Benigno Aquino III signed into law Republic Act (RA) 10641 or “An Act Allowing the Full Entry of Foreign Banks in the Philippines.” This superseded RA 7721, “An Act Liberalizing the Entry and Scope of Operations of Foreign Banks…