Status Quo Ante Order sa RH Law, pinalawig pa ng Korte Suprema

admin   •   July 16, 2013   •   3559

Supreme Court Spokesperson Atty. Theodore Te (UNTV News)

Supreme Court Spokesperson Atty. Theodore Te (UNTV News)

MANILA, Philippines – Pinalawig pa ng Korte Suprema ang Status Quo Ante Order (SQAO) na pumipigil sa pagpapatupad ng Reproductive Health (RH) Law.

Ayon kay Supreme Court (SC) Spokesman Atty. Theodore Te, walang taning ang ibinigay na extension sa SQA order at mananatili ito hangga’t hindi binabawi ng korte.

“The court, with an 8-7 vote, voted to extend the SQAO effective immediately until further orders from the court.”

Sa orihinal na SQA order na inilabas ng korte nitong Marso 19, sampung mahistrado ang pumabor dito, habang tumutol naman sina Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno at Associate Justices Antonio Carpio, Mariano Del Castillo, Estela Perlas Bernabe at Marvic Leonen.

Matapos ang unang bahagi ng oral arguments nitong Hulyo 9, dalawang mahistrado ang nadagdag sa mga tumutol na pigilin ang pagpapatupad sa kontrobersyal na batas.

Hindi naman inilabas ng korte kung sino-sino ang pumabor at tumutol na palawigin ang SQAO.

“I am not informed of who voted for which position. The vote, I am told, is 8-7, I have not been told who voted for which position,” ani Te.

Sa kasalukuyan ay may 14 na mga petisyon laban sa RH Law ang nakabinbin ngayon sa Korte Suprema na humihiling na maideklarang labag sa saligang-batas ang RH Law at tuluyang ipagbawal ang pagpapatupad nito.

Samantala, sinabi naman ni Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte, nirerespeto ng Malakanyang ang naturang desisyon ng kataas-taasang hukuman.

“The extension is unfortunate; however the extension will be respected by government.”

Sa susunod na Martes, Hulyo 23 nakatakdang ituloy ng Korte Suprema ang debate sa RH Law. (Roderic Mendoza / Ruth Navales, UNTV 

Paglalantad ng identity ng social media users, ipinanukala vs trolling

Robie de Guzman   •   July 28, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Ilantad ang pagkakakilanlan ng social media users – ito ang nakikitang paraan ni dating Supreme Court (SC) Associate Justice at 1Sambayan lead-convenor Antonio Carpio upang masugpo ang isyu ng trolling.

Ang social media trolling ay pag-atake ng ilang netizen sa mga hindi pumapabor sa kanilang paniniwala.

“The solution is simple: require all those who comment on online publications, online platforms, to reveal their real identity. If you are from China state your name, state your country of residence,” ani Carpio.

Aniya, hindi dapat payagan ng management ng social media platforms ang mga pekeng account o mga gawa-gawa lang ang pangalan.

Layunin nitong matukoy at agad mapanagot ang sinumang nagpo-post ng maling impormasyon o kaya ay paninira sa social media.

Mahihimok din ang social media users na maging maingat sa pagpo-post ng impormasyon o mensahe dahil sila ay maaaring maparusahan.

“Because if you put your real name you will be circumspect, you will weigh every word you put there because you could be sued for libel or you could be laughed up if you express something ridiculous,” ani Carpio.

Naniniwala ang dating mahistrado na hindi ito mahirap gawin para sa mga nangangasiwa ng social media platform.

Inihalimbawa pa nito ang ginawang pagkansela noon ng Facebook sa mga fake account na natukoy mula sa Fuijan Province sa China na nagpapahayag ng suporta para sa administrasyong Duterte. – RRD (mula sa ulat ni Correspondent Dante Amento)

Work in NCR Courts suspended Wednesday due to inclement weather – SC

Robie de Guzman   •   July 21, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Supreme Court (SC) Chief Justice Alexander Gesmundo has ordered the suspension of work in all courts in the National Capital Region (NCR) due to the inclement weather, the high court’s Public Information Office (PIO) said Wednesday.

The work suspension will take effect at 12 noon, according to a memorandum posted on the SC PIO’s social media account.

It covers the Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, Court of Tax Appeals, Sandganbayan, and all National Capital Judicial Region courts.

The order also covers offices under the Office of the Court Administrator, Presidential Electoral Tribunal and the Judicial and Bar Council.

The state weather bureau on Wednesday morning raised heavy rainfall warnings over parts of Metro Manila and nearby areas due to the effects of the southwest monsoon, which is being enhanced by the Typhoon Fabian and a severe tropical storm outside the Philippine area of responsibility.

Supreme Court approves rules on use of PNP body cams

Robie de Guzman   •   July 9, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Supreme Court has approved the guidelines on the use of body cameras in police operations with an aim to promote transparency and uphold the constitutional rights of individuals.

Supreme Court Chief Justice Alexander Gesmundo said the guidelines will be issued once it has been signed by court justices.

The guidelines would take effect 15 days after publication in the Official Gazette or newspapers of general circulation.

“The court en banc approved already the final draft but of course it will have to be printed in the gilbert, you know that. And its members would have to sign the final resolution. Hopefully, by Friday it will be signed and duly promulgated,” Gesmundo said.

High court justices recently met with PNP chief General Guillermo Eleazar to discuss the rules on the use of body cameras when serving arrest, search, and seizure warrants.

In crafting the guidelines, Gesmundo said the court took into account the “delicate balancing act of ensuring an individual’s constitutional rights vis-à-vis arrest, search, and seizure.

“As far as the meeting with PNP is concerned, we clarified that we crafted the rule in such a way that there’s a balancing between the protection of individuals vis a vis constitutional rights and the rules will not hamper the operations of law enforcement agencies,” the chief magistrate said.

“We were both positive in our discussions, in fact, they themselves the PNP has promulgated its own rules on the use of body-worn cameras during their operations. So we are optimistic that something will definitely come out of it to address these current issues on law enforcement operations,” he added.

Gesmundo previously said that the Court will make an arrangement soonest with the Philippine Judicial Academy, the SC’s judicial education arm, to provide the training of all those involved in the implementation of these rules. He added that the PNP may also want to send participants to this training.

Eleazar earlier said that the use of body-worn cameras can guard against incidents of police abuse as the new system allows the PNP Command Center to monitor the actual police operations of all units nationwide.

The cameras are also tamper-proof and cannot be manually turned off by policemen wearing them.

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