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January 15, 2019 5:48 AM Woman suing R. Kelly for sex abuse says singer threatened her

Lawyer Gloria Allred says her client Faith Rodgers has faced 'efforts to intimidate and retaliate' from the singer, after she filed the lawsuit now pending in New York's Supreme Court NEW CASE. Faith Rodgers has accused singer R. Kelly of giving her a sexual transmitted disease and sexual battery. Photos by Don Emmert/ Frederic J. Brown/ AFP) NEW YORK, USA – A woman 211

January 8, 2019 5:39 AM Supreme Court to hold oral arguments on 2019 martial law extension

The Supreme Court has decided to hold fresh oral arguments on the validity of re-extending martial law in Mindanao up to the end of 2019, Rappler has learned. Oral arguments will be held on January 22 and 23, according an informed source. The 17th Congress voted 235-28-1 on December 12 to reextend President Rodrigo Duterte’s martial law in Mindanao to yearend 144

January 8, 2019 2:28 AM Top US court upholds California foie gras ban

WASHINGTON, USA – The US Supreme Court upheld California's foie gras ban on Monday, January 7, ending a long legal battle between animal rights activists and defenders of the delicacy. The highest US court rejected an appeal filed by foie gras producers against a law prohibiting the sale of products obtained from force-feeding geese or duck to enlarge 134

December 29, 2018 9:19 AM Hontiveros: A good milestone to cap off the year

As principal sponsor and author of Republic Act No. 10932 otherwise known as "The Strengthened Anti-hospital Deposit Law," I welcome the Supreme Court's decision dismissing a petition that challenges the validity of the said measure. It is a good milestone to cap off a productive year for the health sector. The high court's ruling clearly demonstrates 103

December 26, 2018 9:13 AM HOAX: CHR 'offers help' to Ateneo bully

The Commission on Human Rights says it did not issue such statement, and the supposed 'spokesperson' in the claim does not exist Bakunawa supposedly even said, "He needs protection more than the victim. There are hundreds and thousands of people who want to hurt this kid and as [a] human rights agency, this is our job." In a text message to Rappler 103

December 9, 2018 6:56 AM Rappler Talk: Mel Sta Maria on judicial independence and the Supreme Court

Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug talks to lawyer Mel Sta Maria, dean of the Far Eastern University Institute of Law, on Monday, December 10 On Monday, December 10, Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug talks to lawyer Mel Sta Maria, dean of the Far Eastern University Institute of Law, on how important independence is in the judiciary and why it seems 85

December 3, 2018 7:52 AM PH wushu team hauls 11 medals from Asian tilt

The Filipinos pocket 7 gold, 1 silver and 3 bronze medals in the 1st Asian Traditional Wushu Championships MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine wushu team had a massive 11-medal haul from the 1st Asian Traditional Wushu (Kung Fu) Championships in Nanjing, China from November 28 to 30. Agatha Wong, a bronze medalist in the 2018 Asian Games, and Johnzenth 81

November 29, 2018 10:06 AM Margaret Atwood to release 'Handmaid's Tale' sequel

'The Testaments' is scheduled for release on September 2019 OTTAWA, Canada – Canadian author Margaret Atwood said Wednesday, November 28, she will publish a sequel to her novel The Handmaid's Tale next year, taking readers deeper into her vision of a dystopian America ruled by a misogynistic theocracy. Atwood said the new book, The Testaments, will pursue 103

November 28, 2018 5:08 AM FAST FACTS: Who is new Supreme Court Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin?

Lucas Bersamin is appointed as top magistrate on his 9th year in the Supreme Court. He is retiring in 10 months. Bersamin is appointed as top magistrate on his 9th year as associate justice. He’s the third most senior in the SC, after Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio and Associate Justice Diosdado Peralta. Then president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo 105

November 25, 2018 3:49 AM Meggie Ochoa bags historic gold for PH in Jiu-Jitsu World Championships

The 28-year-old fighter becomes the first Asian to win a gold medal in the worlds HISTORY. Meggie Ochoa crowns herself as the country's first jiu-jitsu world champion. Photo from Instagram (@jjfphilofficial) MANILA, Philippines – Meggie Ochoa stamped her name in Philippine sports history by crowning herself as the country's first jiu-jitsu world champion 67