Two magistrates granted Senator Leila de Lima’s application to visit her ailing mother. The opposition politician was permitted to leave her prison cell from Aug. 14 to 15, but according to distinct instructions from the Muntinlupa Regional TrialCourt Branches 205 and 256, she should be back in Camp Crame on or before Aug 16. Branch 205 Judge Liezel Aquiatan and Branch 256 Judge General Gito granted De Lima’s application on


An RTC judge was shot dead by unidentified men Thursday afternoon in Zamboanga del Norte. According to police authorities, Judge Reymar Lacaya of Sindangan, Zamboanga del Norte regional trial court Branch 11 was murdered just outside his living quarters in Liloy town. Initial report states Lacaya was coming towards his vehicle when he was shot at around 3 p.m. Authorities gathered four empty shells from a caliber .45 firearm supposed


An American citizen wanted in the United States for sexually abusing a child were arrested by the Bureau of Immigration (BI) in Talisay City, Cebu. BI chief Jaime Morente on Thursday identified the arrested American national as Charles Roy Atkinson, 33. He said that Atkinson was arrested last Saturday, April 27. US Embassy told that Atkinson is the subject of an arrest warrant issued by the Court of Harrison County,


RTC deferred yesterday the arraignment of Rappler chief executive officer Maria Ressa in connection with the cyber libel case filed against her by businessman Wilfredo Keng. Manila Regional Trial Court (RTC) Judge, Rainelda Estacio-Montesa of Branch 46 postponed the arraignment after Ressa’s camp appealed the ruling denying her motion to quash the charges. Arraignment was reset on May 17. The complaint against Ressa stemmed from a Rappler article linking Keng