Sandigan rejects Revilla’s ‘incredulous’ motion

Sandigan rejects Revilla’s ‘incredulous’ motion

The Sandiganbayan has rejected the motion of former Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. asking to defer his plunder trial and to require the prosecution to identify the evidence proving allegations of ill-gotten wealth.

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Human rights group slams DOJ’s ‘severely defective’ list of ‘terrorists’

A human rights group condemned on Friday the petition of the Department of Justice (DOJ) that seeks to declare over 600 individuals as “terrorists” for supposedly being members of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and its armed wing, New People’s Army (NPA).

Karapatan Secretary General Cristina Palabay said the list targets government critics and human rights defenders, and aims to sow fear among them.

Palabay said that the list is “severely defective as it contains scores of aliases, John and Jane Does so any person can be added later.”

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