Tag: Philippines

Justice Diosdado Peralta is the new Chief Justice

Justice Diosdado Peralta has been appointed by President Rodrigo Duterte as the new Chief Justice today, October 23, 2019.  This was reported in a press briefing conducted by the High Court.  He was picked by the president over other hopefuls Justice Estela Perlas-Bernabe and Justice Andres Reyes Jr.  Justice Diosdado Peralta is the most senior Associate Justice of the Supreme Court who will serve until…

Cocaine in the Philippines: Alarming surge in cocaine retrievals in Philippine seas

Is the Sinaloa drug cartel now actively supplying cocaine in the Philippines? Another “package” believed to contain cocaine was discovered off the coast of Vinzons, Camarines Norte on February 16, 2019. This is the third sighting of cocaine in the Philippines in the past week, after authorities recovered a total of 77 bricks of cocaine with a total worth of P462-million floating off the seas…

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