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Philippines president names government officials connected to illegal drug trade
Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday identified approximately 150 serving and former state officials who are allegedly involved in the nation's illegal drug trade. Duterte stated that all named officials, which includes mayors, judges, legi (More)
Philippine Supreme Court orders immediate release of former president
The Supreme Court of the Philippines on Tuesday ordered the immediate release of former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo , who has been kept in hospital detention for nearly five years on charges of election fraud, plundering, and corruption. The (More)
Philippines court enters not guilty plea for former president on corruption charges
A Philippines court entered a not guilty plea on behalf of former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] on Monday. Arroyo is accused of misappropriating $8.8 million in state lottery funds while in office. The judge en (More)
Former Philippines president files bill allowing 'medical parole' for sick prisoners
Former Philippines President and current Pampanga Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo [official website; BBC profile; JURIST news archive] has filed a bill [BusinessWorld report] seeking to allow the country's Department of Justice to grant "med (More)
Philippines court orders arrest of former president
An anti-graft court in the Philippines on Thursday ordered the arrest of former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] in a corruption case alleging the misuse of state lottery funds. This is the third corruption case p (More)
Philippines court grants bail to former president
A regional court of the Philippines on Tuesday granted bail to former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] who was detained on electoral fraud charges. The court reasoned that the evidence, based mainly on a single wi (More)
Philippines chief justice found guilty in impeachment trial
The Senate of the Philippines on Tuesday voted to remove Chief Justice Renato Corona on charges of violating the constitution through failure to declare his assets in a sworn statement. Renato was impeached on eight charges , but only one issue wa (More)
Philippines supreme court dismisses suits challenging martial law
The Supreme Court of the Philippines on Monday released its 9-6 decision dismissing seven suits filed against former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo that challenged the constitutionality of the declaration of martial law she made in 2009. The co (More)
Philippines ex-president pleads not guilty to corruption charges
Former Philippines president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] and her husband Jose Miguel Arroyo pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to corruption charges before a special anti-graft court in the Philippines. The corruption charg (More)
Philippines military urged to act on human rights abuses
Human Rights Watch (HRW) sent a letter Monday to the chief of staff of the Philippines military, Lt. Gen. Jesse Dellosa, urging the Philippines to act on multiple human rights abuses and hold violators accountable. HRW acknowledges that the reput (More)
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