9 months SC suspends lawyer for ‘underhanded tactics’ MB
By Rey G. Panaligan The Supreme Court (SC) has imposed a two-year suspension on a lawyer for his “underhanded tactics” against then presidential spokesman Herminio Harry L. Roque, Jr. Harry Roque (ALBERT ALCAIN/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN) Suspended for two years with a “stern warning” was lawyer Rizal P. Balbin on a complaint filed by Roque in 2006. While the decision written by Associate Justice Estela M. Perlas Bernabe was promulgated on Dec. 4, 2018, details of the ruling was made known only Thursday, January 31, in a press statement issued by the SC’s public information office (PIO).  A copy of ... more