When asked by Bayan Muna party-list Representative Carlos Zarate whether the DOJ validated the names of more than 600 individuals alleged to be members of the CPP and NPA, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said the DOJ did not verify them and the names were only based on information given by intelligence agencies.
A closer look at the DOJ’s petition shows that the incidents cited could not be used as basis for terror listing. Some of the incidents cited in the petition were previously filed in court and eventually dismissed for lack of evidence.
“It appears that even Justice Secretary Leila de Lima was ordered not to act on the complaints we filed against the Cojuangco-Aquinos.”
Justice department holds preliminary hearing on criminal cases filed by Burgos family against military
By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO
“I want to believe that there is hope.” – Mrs. Edita Burgos, mother of missing activist Jonas
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com Manila – A lawmaker has warned the Department of Justice (DOJ) against compromising the safety and integrity of government data. This after reports came out that the DOJ has opened its email services for public bidding. The approved budget for the project is P2,709,504 ($63,011). Bayan Muna Rep. Teddy…
By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL
“While Corona’s removal from the SC will, to some extent, help in the prosecution of Arroyo, the people should be reminded that it is still the Executive branch which has the ultimate responsibility in ensuring that GMA is held accountable.” – Bayan
UP, artists reiterate call for release of Ericson Acosta (Photos by Ronalyn V. Olea and Fred E. Dabu)
By RONALYN V. OLEA
“If it is false, it’s an insensitive and irresponsible claim designed to confuse and raise false hopes. It could be a cheap shot to incorrectly undermine the charges. But if true, which is good, it raises even more questions though.” – Edre Olalia, private prosecutor
By RONALYN V. OLEA
“Aquino would know what to do. Now is the opportunity to act on the cases of enforced disappearances. I hope he grants this opportunity to show the world he is sincere in helping victims of human rights violations find justice.” — Mrs. Edita Burgos
By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA – Tension filled the room as the Department of Justice (DOJ) started its preliminary investigation on the complaints filed in by the relatives of two missing University of the Philippines (UP) students and a farmer against officials of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. Col. Jovito Palparan Jr. faces…