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15 December 2010

Interesting happenings at Philippine courts

Sometimes, you could not believe your senses when upon waking up you are greeted by news like these:

Lauro Vizconde pleads to the whole nation to help him find the real killers after the acquittal of Webb and six others.

Supreme Court clears Webb, 6 others in Vizconde massacre.  After 15 years of serving sentence at the National Bilibid Prison, Hubert Webb, a son of a former senator, was released because the Supreme Court found the evidence insufficient, for failure of the prosecution to prove their guilt beyond reasonable doubt. Webb and others were proven guilty by the lower courts of murdering the Vizcondes: Estrellita, the mother; Carmela, 18 who was raped before being killed; and Jennifer, 7.

Imelda Marcos gets back Leyte mansion, thanks to SC.  The Supreme Court returns to Imelda a beachfront mansion in Leyte which is believed to be part of the Marcos loot and was seized after the popular revolt. The property has 17-room mansion, a golf course, swimming pool, cottages and a pavilion. Moreover, the Sandiganbayan also rejected the government's ownership of a 25-hectare lot and mansion of the Marcoses in Cabuyao, Laguna.

The comfort women during the Japanese occupation of the Philippines still waiting for justice

Impeach raps filed vs SC justive over 'plagiarism'.  A Supreme Court justice, Associate Justice Mariano del Castillo, is accused of plagiarizing his ruling on the case of comfort women. An Akbayan representative to the Congress said- This plagiarism is a very clear example of dishonesty as a system that is being tolerated by the SC.

Miriam: PNoy's legal team inadequate in legal education.  The frank Senator Miriam Santiago again questions the competence of the legal team of President Aquino after Malacanang's EO 1 was rejected by the Supreme Court as unconstitutional. 

The infamous Hayden camera

Court dismisses case vs Kho.  Hayden Kho was accused of violating RA 9262 (Anti-Violence against Women and Children Law) after his steamy sex videos with several women went viral on the internet. The case was dismissed because the mere act of videotaping their sex act—even without the actress’ knowledge and consent—could not be considered a violation of R. A. 9262.


Meanwhile, another fugitive of the law in the Philippines who could not be found and remains very elusive is Senator Panfilo Lacson


Comfort women pic grabbed from Ellen Tordesillas website
Vizconde supporters pic from FTP-Yahoo!
Ping Lason pic from

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