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  1. Arroyo faces test as political arch-rival slips into coma

    Posted Dec 13th 2004, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... him well'. Privately, however, Mrs Arroyo may feel a certain amount of relief at the surprise turn of events. Poe had filed an electoral protest with the Supreme Court in the aftermath ... the first stage of this post-electoral battle when the Supreme Court indicated in late July that it was likely to grant his request for a full inquiry. The case could take a year to resolve, court ...

  2. Presidential candidate calls Arroyo corrupt

    Posted Oct 14th 2003, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... extra-judicial means. Senator Panfilo Lacson also claimed that President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and the Supreme Court 'notoriously conspired' to revive a multiple murder case against him. On October 7, the Supreme Court turned down Lacson's final request to quash charges against him for reportedly ordering the execution of 11 members of a kidnap-robbery gang as a senior police ...

  3. Hunters of Marcos millions now target US$13b

    Posted Jul 17th 2003, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... coffers. Marcos, who was elected president in 1965, imposed martial law in 1972. He was overthrown by a military-backed uprising in 1986. The Supreme Court ruling is particularly significant ... illegally acquired wealth. 'The Supreme Court ruling makes a conclusive finding that the Marcos's [legally] own only US$305,000 in assets, and anything beyond that is ill-gotten,' ...

  4. Arroyo power grab seen in charter move

    Posted Jun 04th 2009, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... the Arroyo camp was seeking to have the matter resolved in the Supreme Court. The opposition notes that six of the 15-member Supreme Court will retire this year. Once Mrs Arroyo fills those ...

  5. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Benigno Aquino faces impeachment action over economic stimulus fund

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 10:49pm by Raissa Robles

    ... spurred the Philippines' 7 per cent GDP growth. The Supreme Court recently declared parts of DAP unconstitutional, saying Aquino had no power to undertake "cross border transfers" ... the DAP by a law crafted by his mother, Corazon, when she was president. He also stated that the court had engaged in "cross-border transfers" by asking for additional funds to build ...

  6. 'The worst peace is always better than the best war'

    Posted Aug 19th 2008, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... with the South China Morning Post at the Supreme Court on Friday, Mr Esperon said the government must proceed with the signing of a deal on 'ancestral domain', the expansion of the Muslim ... the constitution, but on August 5 the Supreme Court put on hold the signing of a deal to hear petitions from those who claim it could be unconstitutional. Mr Esperon said personal experience had made him ...

  7. Law harms Manila's claim to Spratlys: suit

    Posted Apr 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila Two professors of international law filed a lawsuit at the Philippine Supreme Court yesterday in a bid to scrap legislation that they say harms the country's ... drastic reduction of Philippine territory and a treasonous surrender of Philippine sovereignty'. The lawsuit also asked the court to stop President Gloria Macapagal- Arroyo submitting the new ...

  8. Counting the cost of the presidency

    Posted Jun 21st 2004, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... but in turn apportioned blame on a Supreme Court ruling that forced them to revert from automated counting to manual counting. The mistake-prone manual count undermined the integrity of final election ... the courts and Congress. The Arroyo camp had declared victory the day after elections, when private pollster Social Weather Stations (SWS) released exit polls indicating she beat her biggest rival ...

  9. Smelly smoked fish sparks lawsuit

    Posted Jan 28th 2009, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila In New York, the Filipino love for smelly smoked fish has turned into a cross-cultural lawsuit involving angry nuns, smelly apartments and a US$75,000 claim for damages. Although Michael and Gloria Lim left the Philippines 30 years ago, their love affair with tuyo, or smoked fish, endures. They are fighting a civil suit before the Manhattan Supreme Court ...

  10. Arroyo camp to defer fuel tax rise

    Posted Sep 16th 2005, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... revenues expected from the E-VAT. On September 1, the Philippine Supreme Court ruled that the expanded VAT was legal. The court said it could take effect next week. The leftist group Bayan said ...




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