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‘Stupid’ ruling vs victims part of the Marcos compromise deal?

In its July 2017 decision, the appellate court upheld the Makati sala’s ruling saying the Hawaii court’s decision was null and void for lack of jurisdiction and was “constitutionally infirm” as it infringes on Philippine sovereignty.

Various progressive groups led by Bagong Alyansang Makabayan on Friday staged a torch march in Davao City to demand justice for Gregan Cardeño, a Filipino interpreter who was found dead inside US troops’ barracks in Marawi City. The group also demanded for the immediate pull-out of the US troops in the country.

“In simply adhering to the outdated Ilagan v. Enrile, a notorious martial law doctrine, the Court of Appeals seriously disregarded the litany of blatant violations of the constitutional rights of these 43 health workers,” lawyer Romeo Capulong said. The CA, he said, “has actually legalized the abuses committed by the military.”

BY ALEXANDER MARTIN REMOLLINO Bulatlat The former lawyer of Subic rape victim “Nicole” today joined cause-oriented groups and other concerned individuals in filing a petition before the Supreme Court, urging it to investigate “Nicole’s” affidavit expressing doubt over the rape as well as the draft Court of Appeals ruling acquitting US Marine L/Cpl. Daniel Smith,…

BY ALEXANDER MARTIN REMOLLINO Bulatlat The women’s group GABRIELA this morning staged a rally at the Court of Appeals earlier today to demand that the guilty verdict on US Marine L/Cpl. Daniel Smith be affirmed. Members of the women’s group said the recent developments on the Subic rape case are “part of a grand scheme…