With no prosecution witness, judge calls off De Lima hearing

With no prosecution witness, judge calls off De Lima hearing

A hearing on detained Senator Leila de Lima’s drug trading case came to an abrupt end on Tuesday after the prosecution failed to present its first witness, former Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) head, Director Benjamin Magalong.

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Work deferred at SC, CA, CTA, Sandigan, NCR courts from 12 noon, Aug. 13

Work deferred at SC, CA, CTA, Sandigan, NCR courts from 12 noon, Aug. 13

Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio has suspended work in all courts in the National Capital Judicial Region including Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, Court of Tax Appeals and Sandiganbayan starting 12 noon Monday.

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De Lima also refuses to enter plea on second narcotics case

Detained Sen. Leila de Lima was arraigned for her second drug charge in a Muntinlupa court on Friday, just two weeks after her first arraignment concluded an 18-month-long legal skirmish to amend the charges against her.

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Trump claims victory on travel ban, but border crackdown on hold

Trump claims victory on travel ban, but border crackdown on hold

Washington, United States – The US Supreme Court upheld Tuesday President Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban targeting Muslim-majority nations, but his “zero tolerance” crackdown on illegal immigration was put on hold for lack of places to detain families arrested at the Mexican border.

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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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