Monday, May 30, 2011
Thursday, May 26, 2011
1. Miriam Defensor-Santiago - 882 measures (758 bills and 124 resolutions)
2. Jinggoy Estrada - 581 files measures (553 bills, 27 resolutions)
3. Manuel Villar Jr. - 539 (395 bills, 144 resolutions)
4. Antonio Trillanes IV — 304 (292 bills, 12 resos)
5. Lito Lapid — 239 (179 bills, 60 resos)
6. Loren Legarda — 198 (137 bills, 61 resos)
7. Francis Escudero — 154 (128 bills, 26 resos)
8. Ramon Bong Revilla Jr. — 150 (126 bills, 24 resos)
9. Edgardo Angara — 117 (102 bills, 15 resos)
10. Juan Miguel Zubiri — 90 (56 bills, 34 resos)
11. Ralph Recto — 88 (50 bills, 38 resos)
12. Pia Cayetano (74: 48 bills, 25 resos)
13. Franklin Drilon — (45 (23 bills, 22 resos)
14. Vicente Sotto III — 45 (10 bills, 35 resos)
15 Francis Pangilinan — 43 (15 bills, 28 resos)
16. Juan Ponce Enrile — 40 (18 bills, 22 resos)
17. Teofisto Guingona III — 40 (13 bills, 27 resos)
18 Ferdinand Marcos Jr. — 39 (20 bills, 19 resos)
19. Gregorio Honasan II — 34 (13 bills, 21 resos)
20. Sergio Osmena III — 33 (14 bills, 19 resos)
21. Panfilo Lacson — 31 (31 bills)
22. Alan Peter Cayetano — 20 (7 bills, 13 resos)
23. Joker Arroyo — 17 (17 resos)
Monday, May 23, 2011
Saturday, May 21, 2011
It is illegal to wear a fake mustache that causes laughter in church Alabama - It is illegal for a moose to walk on the sidewalk downtown Alaska - Hunting camels is prohibited. Arizona - It is illegal to mispronounce Arkansas - Arkansas while in Arkansas Community leaders passed an ordinance that makes it illegal for anyone to try and stop a child from playfully jumping over puddles of water. California -
Colorado - It is illegal for a woman wearing a red dress to be out on the streets after 7 PM.
You are not allowed to walk across a street on your hands. Connecticut- Getting married on a dare is grounds for an annulment. Delaware - Women may be fined for falling asleep under a hair dryer, as can the salon owner. Florida - Members of the state assembly cannot be ticketed for speeding while the state assembly is in session. Georgia - In Hawaii - you will be fined if you do not own a boat Hawaii Riding a merry-go-round on Sundays is considered a crime. Idaho - It is illegal for anyone to give lighted cigars to dogs, cats, and other domesticated animal kept as pets. Illinois - Bathing is prohibited during the winter. Indiana - Kisses may last for as much as, but no more than, five minutes. Iowa - It is illegal to put ice cream on cherry pie in Kansas - . Kansas By law, anyone who has been drinking is "sober" until he or she "cannot hold onto the ground." Kentucky- Biting someone with your natural teeth is "simple assault," while biting someone with your false teeth is "aggravated assault." Louisiana- You may not step out of a plane in flight. Maine - You cannot swear while inside the city limits of Maryland - . Baltimore You may not, at any time take a crap on your neighbor. Massachusetts- It is legal for the blind to hunt, and they don't need anyone with them. Michigan - It is illegal to walk across the Minnesota-Wisconsin border with a duck on your head. Minnesota- A man may not seduce a woman by lying, and claiming he will marry her Mississippi- Single men between the ages of twenty-one and fifty must pay an annual tax of one dollar (enacted 1820). Missouri - It is illegal to have a sheep in the cab of your truck without a chaperon. Montana - A parent can be arrested if his child cannot hold back a burp during a church service Nebraska - It's still "legal" to hang someone for shooting your dog on your property. Nevada - It is illegal to wear a bulletproof vest while committing a murder New Jersey - Females are strictly forbidden to appear unshaven in public New Mexico - A fine of $25 can be levied for flirting. This old law specifically prohibits men from turning around on any city street and looking "at a woman in that way." A second conviction for a crime of this magnitude calls for the violating male to be forced to wear a "pair of horse-blinders" wherever and whenever he goes outside for a stroll. New York - Elephants may not be used to plough cotton fields. North Carolina - Beer & pretzels can't be served at the same time in any bar or restaurant. North Dakota - Women are prohibited from wearing patent leather shoes in public. Ohio - Violators can be fined, arrested or jailed for making ugly faces at a dog. Oklahoma - You may not bathe without wearing "suitable clothing," i.e. that which covers one's body from neck to knee Oregon - A special cleaning ordinance bans housewives from hiding dirt and dust under a rug in a dwelling. Pennsylvania- Any marriage where either of the parties is an idiot or lunatic is null and void. Rhode Island- Horses may not be kept in bathtubs South Carolina - If there are more than 5 Native Americans on your property you may shoot them. South Dakota - You can't shoot any game other that whales from a moving automobile Tennessee- It is illegal to take more that three sips of beer while standing Texas - A husband is responsible for every criminal act committed by his wife while she is in his presence. Utah- Lawmakers made it obligatory for everybody to take at least one bath each week -- on Saturday night. Vermont - There is a state law prohibiting "corrupt practices of bribery by any person other than candidates." Virginia - A law to reduce crime states: "It is mandatory for a motorist with criminal intentions to stop at the city limits and telephone the chief of police as he is entering the town". Washington - No children may attend school with their breath smelling of "wild onions". West Virginia- Unless a customer orders it specifically, it's against the law to serve margarine instead of butter at a restaurant (the dairy state) Wisconsin - It is illegal for women to stand within five feet of a bar while drinking. Wyoming -
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Friday, May 20, 2011
Joseph Candare pleaded guilty on Thursday to charges of violating the Act and was consequently convicted by a Quezon City Metropolitan Trial Court after his arraignment.
Candare’s conviction is the first conviction for a case that PAWS has initiated and filed against an individual violator of animal welfare and rights.
Instead of sentencing him to six months to two-year jail term as mandated by law, Judge Catherine Manodon of MTC Branch 40 ordered Candare to pay a P2,000 fine.
As part of the Candare family’s arrangement with the Philippine (PAWS), the UP student will also render volunteer work for PAWS in the next two to six months.
“He will be doing most of what other volunteers do. It is perhaps his apology for his deed years ago,” said Charlene Laxamana, administrative officer of PAWS.
Like any other volunteer, Candare will be taking care of 255 cats, 53 dogs, as well as cleaning their cages and doing clerical work.
Aside from the volunteer work, Candare will also receive advice from a psychologist, according to Laxamana.
Laxamana said there had been over 40 convictions in the past for violations of the , but these involved mostly mass animal abuses, such as the transport and sale of dog meat.
Candare, then a 19-year-old student in 2009, admitted on his blog that he tortured and killed a stray cat at the National Institute of Physics compound at the UP Diliman campus in
. Quezon City
Candare eventually deleted the post after receiving outraged and shocked comments about it.
PAWS filed a court case against Candare after learning of the violation on the Internet and has pursued the case since then.
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Can you believe it that a prisoner can go outside the Jail premises while serving his 12 years prison term?
This is the case of Former Batangas governor Jose Antonio Leviste who was caught yesterday by NBI in the act while roaming around in Makita with his driver while serving his sentence. He is in jail because he was convicted of murder and serving his 12 years prison term for killing his assistant Rafael de las Alas in his office in
. Makati City
Very insulting for goverment! But BJMP defended themselves that Leviste is a living out prison because he is a senior citizen. Earlier in an interview with the Secretary of Justice in ABSCBN, the Secretary of Justice said that she did not issue any order for Leviste to go out of the Jail premises. Usually the procedure for this case, like Former Joseph Estrada, is to apply first with the proper authority for permission to visit a relative or for medical check up depending on the necessity. But with Leviste did not apply for any.
Before there are also news that some of the influential prisoners were allowed to go out of the premises of BJMP (Bureau of Jail Management and Penology), but no one was caught. Now there is a real evidence to show that thing like this really happen. Hoping that this will not happen again. A real eye opener for all of us Filipinos.
Evasion of service of sentence was filed against Leviste in violation of Article 157 of the Revised Penal Code.
Monday, May 16, 2011
This from the article of Artemio Panganiban in Inquirer. If you want to read the whole column click this.
Our Constitution (Sec. 19, Art. III) prohibits the imposition of the death penalty “unless, for compelling reasons involving heinous crimes, the Congress shall provide for it.” Due to the rise of criminality in the early 1990s, Congress “provided for it” by enacting Republic Act 7659, the Death Penalty Law, which took effect on December 31, 1993.
Take the case of Echegaray, the first convict to be lethally injected. He was charged with rape, which, among others, was qualified as “heinous” by RA 7659 if the offender is the father of the victim. Absent the father-daughter relationship, rape was punishable only with life imprisonment, not death.
The charge sheet or “Information” alleged that Echegaray was the “father” of Rodessa, the victim. However, this father-daughter relationship was not proven. What was proven, to quote the Supreme Court, was that Echegaray was the “confirmed lover (not husband) of Rodessa’s mother.”
With due respect, this reasoning is faulty. A “confirmed lover” of the victim’s mother is not the “father” of the victim; Rodessa’s father was the separated husband of her mother. Further, the Court in many later cases (like People v. Perez, Sept. 24, 1998, People v. Dimapilis, Dec. 17, 1998 and People v. Gallo, Sept. 29, 1999) consistently ruled that the exact relationship between the accused and the victim must be alleged in the information; otherwise, the proper penalty would be reclusion perpetua or life imprisonment.
In Echegaray’s case, however, the wrong sentence of death could no longer be recalled, because he had been lethally injected and could no longer be brought back to life. Indeed, errors in the imposition of the capital penalty are irreversible once an accused is executed.