Law Dean told me he's willing to petition SC in behalf of these lolos accused of raping minors - Exclusive By Raïssa Robles - Senator Juan Ponce Enrile has been granted bail despite the fact that he is accused of a capital crime – plunder - that is supposed to be non-bailable. Enrile's bail has caused an uproar. Harvard law graduate Oscar Franklin Tan wrote a highly provocative column entitled - Would you grant bail if it was not Enrile? Likewise, Fr. Ranhilio Aquino, Dean of the San Beda Graduate School of Law, wrote: “I wonder: Had bail been granted a 91-year old farmer charged with a crime punishable by reclusion perpetua, would there have been strenuous objections? So, it seems that the protest is directed not really at the justness of the decision, but because it is Enrile involved. “ I'm not a lawyer, just an observer. So' I'd like to suggest, let's test the premises of both Atty. Tan and Fr. Rannie with actual cases.
By Raïssa Robles - Things just got more interesting. I just received word that the impeached former Chief Justice Renato Corona is now at Club Filipino "to demand the immediate resignation/removal of President (Benigno) Aquino for the mamasapano carnage and other urgent issues."
By Raïssa Robles - It's very strange. Ordinarily, case resolutions of the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan are easy to load and download from the website. It is one of the things I like about the website. However, no matter how I try - and I've tried it dozens of times on different devices - whenever I try to load Vice-President Jejomar Binay's two case resolutions, this is the message I get on my screen:
Exclusive by Raïssa Robles - ABS-CBN's Doris Bigornia had a very insightful news report following President Benigno Aquino's combative speech last Monday. Doris covered the President's speech live in Tayuman Street, Tondo, Manila. When it was over, she asked what the residents thought of it. Few said they understood the controversy over the Disbursement Acceleration Program which the government insists has helped the nation's economy grow. The first woman whom Doris interviewed had a mouthful to say.
The Supreme Court has texted news organizations that the TRO is extended “until the court orders otherwise.” If this is the case, the law is as good as dead. More updates later.
One topic for the sacked CJ’s school lecture series Exclusive by Raïssa Robles I choose to celebrate today, our Independence Day, by exercising one of the most basic freedoms that we Filipinos fought so hard for with our blood, sweat and fears. Yes – fears. There have been moments in my life as a journalist that the very act […]
SC spokesman, however, said Corona’s parents had money Exclusive by Raïssa Robles Chief Justice Renato Corona could afford to own luxury properties like the Bellagio penthouse because he was a man “not of ordinary means”, Supreme Court spokesman Midas Marquez said. In one interview Marquez gave to ABS-CBN’ Umagang Kay Ganda last December, Marquez said: Dapat nating isipin, hindi sa […]
Analysis By Raïssa Robles McKinley Hill in The Fort looks like a slice of California. It is therefore understandable that someone like Charina Corona, who has lived for nearly a decade in the United States, would want a unit here. In fact she holds the title to one of the units. How Charina came to hold the title is quite interesting. […]
A Plaza Miranda Exclusive By Raïssa Robles Soon after Chief Justice Renato Corona categorically denied that he and his family owned any property in the United States, a California lawyer sent me documentary evidence showing the purchase of a house in Roseville, California by the chief magistrate’s youngest daughter, Charina. This purchase was made 22 days before she allegedly bought […]