Swiss court fines man for libel due to Facebook likes

May 31, 2017

Be careful next time you start pressing that Like button on Facebook. A court in Switzerland has fined a man for “liking” comments deemed to be defamatory that were posted on Facebook. The landmark case involved comments made about Erwin Kessler, the head of an animal protection group. He was accused of being anti-Semitic and […]


PNoy Appoints Carpio-Morales as new Ombudsman

July 25, 2011

During his State of the Nation Address this afternoon, President Benigno Aquino III appointed retired Supreme Court Associate Justice Conchita Carpio Morales as the new Ombudsman replacing Merceditas Gutierrez. In appointing Morales, the President declared, “When the new Ombudsman, former Supreme Court Justice Conchita Carpio-Morales, takes office, we will have an honest-to-goodness anticorruption office, not […]


Becoming a State Witness

July 14, 2011

With the recent reports coming out that Zaldy Ampatuan is volunteering to become a state witness, it is amusing to read in newspapers and hear on TV the opinions of so-called experts regarding this matter. Under Section 10 of Republic Act 6981 or the “Witness Protection, Security and Benefit Act”, a person may become a […]


Supreme Court acquits Hubert Webb, et al., for Vizconde Massacre

December 16, 2010

The Supreme Court has acquitted Hubert Webb, Antonio Lejano, Michael Gatchalian, Hospicio Fernandez, Miguel Rodriguez, Peter Estrada and Gerardo Biong from their conviction in the Vizconde massacre. Voting 7-4, the Court¬†overturned the verdict of then Paranaque RTC Branch 274 Judge and now Court of Appeals Justice Amelita Tolentino, and reversed the 15 December 2005 Decision […]