There is such a thing as Mission impossible but is there such a thing as an IMPOSSIBLE CRIME? And the answer is in the affirmative. Impossible crime can be found at ARTILE 4 OF REVISED PENAL CODE. Continue reading
“Under me you can be very sure, he will get out of jail. I cannot guarantee that his case will be erased, but I will see to it that he is also afforded the right to bail. I am not saying we free him, but he should be granted the right to bail if the evidence against him IS WEAK.” (Via Rappler)
From these words alone, If we take a cerebral reading of those pronouncements we can conclude that Mayor Duterte is just stating the law, which can be found under Section 3 Rule 114 of the rules of court and Section 13 Article 3 of the constitution.
From those laws, it is provided when Bail is discretionary and when bail is a matter of right. Under Section 3 of Rule 114, bail is a matter of right, to wit: Continue reading
An alleged ISIS video has been uploaded on December 20, 2015, encouraging Filipino Muslims to join their violent propagation of their faith. The video is allegedly recorded in the jungles of Palimbang, Sultan Kudarat, Philippines.
Note: Kufar is an Arabic term in Islamic doctrines translated as unbeliever, disbeliever or infidel. Continue reading
In an interview by Rappler asking on what is her take on the alleged Extra-judicial killings of Mayor Duterte, the senator said the following:
Mayor Duterte and I are alike, that’s why we are best friends because sometimes we descend to the level of hyperbole. When you exaggerate what you are saying, so it becomes more effective, and it catches greater attention of the listeners but it’s not literally true. I think these accusation of a death squad, other terrorist actuation’s, if they had complaints, it should have been made a long time ago. These stories date back to even 10 years. So why didn’t they file a case? When he says he killed a person, he might mean on his orders according to law. Because, there are police circulars on how you can kill at will, kill on site. There are regulations on how to kill a person according to law. Maybe, that’s what he means, but no one will say I killed a person and described it even. That would be an admission against interest and he will need a full panoply of judicial defense. So I thin k It can be disregarded unless there is weighty evidence. It’s one of those things politicians sometimes say in an exaggerated way to catch the attention of the public.
On December 17, 2015, COMELEC accepts Duterte’s COC. The COMELEC decision is based on Section 76 of the omnibus election code, because under Section 76, the duty of an election official to receive and acknowledge a receipt of a certificate of candidacy by any person is only a MINISTERIAL DUTY, which means that the election officer has no discretion whatsoever in denying or accepting the certificate of candidacy filed by the aspiring candidate, for as long as the certificate of candidacy appears to be complete and regular upon its face. Thus, the article provides that: Continue reading
Amid the controversy of Rodrigo “Digong” Duterte for allegedly “cursing the pope”, there is this satire article that has been circulating around the internet.
Note: Satire is the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people’s stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues.
The Satire article is entitled: “POPE FRANCIS ON DUTERTE: “THERE’S NO NEED FOR AN APOLOGY. I ADMIRE HIS HONESTY”
If Mayor Duterte has been declared winner and later on disqualified, the Vice-President following the law on succession will take his place as the 16th President. We have 146 vice-presidential candidates, but the popular candidates among them all are, Bongbong Marcos, Allan Peter Cayetano, Leni Robredo, Chiz Escudero and Gringo Honasan. So if in the long run, Mayor Duterte has been disqualified, one of those Vice-Presidential candidates that I have mentioned will be our 16th president.
But what if in the 2016 elections, the 2nd placer questioned the succession of the vice-presidential winner of the vacant presidential seat? Can he ask that those votes that have been casted to the winning disqualified candidate be considered stray votes? and thereby proclaim him as the 16th President instead?