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High court asked to resolve anti-terror lawsuit

A FORMER Supreme Court justice and ex-Ombudsman on Wednesday asked the high tribunal to resolve a number of lawsuits seeking to void the law that expanded terror crimes in the country.

SC to consolidate 30 petitions against anti-terror law

he Supreme Court will consolidate the issues in the more than 30 petitions questioning the anti-terror law in the country before setting oral arguments. Chief...

SC tried to help Nasino — Chief Justice

Chief Justice Diosdado M. Peralta said the Supreme Court tried to help detained activist Reina Mae Nasino whose daughter died in a hospital while...

PT&T appeals to SC for decision review on fee recomputation

PHILIPPINE Telegraph and Telephone Corp. (PT&T) on Wednesday said it asked the Supreme Court to review a decision by the Court of Appeals on the recomputation of the supervision and regulation fees (SRF) that it has to pay.

Rules for courts hearing IP cases in force by mid-Nov.

THE Revised Rules of Procedure for Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) cases will take effect on Nov. 16, the Supreme Court said, with aim of ultimately improving the investment climate to facilitate innovation.

Duterte appoints CA Justice Rosario to Supreme Court

President Rodrigo R. Duterte has appointed the newest member of the Supreme Court. Court of Appeals Justice Ricardo Rosario will fill the lone vacancy at...

Zuellig’s nearly P40-M refund case up for tax court to resolve,...

THE Supreme Court remanded to the Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) the dismissed tax refund claim of Zuellig Pharma Asia Pacific Ltd. Phils. ROHQ. worth P39.93 million representing excessive and unutilized input value-added tax for 2010.

SC upholds Razon takeover of Iloilo power firm

THE Supreme Court upheld the validity of the provisions of the law allowing Razon-led MORE Electric and Power Corp. to take over the power distribution assets in Iloilo City.

Indigenous Peoples file 26th petition vs. Anti-Terrorism Law at SC

Indigenous People (IP) and Moro leaders went to the Supreme Court (SC) on Friday to file the 26th petition against Republic Act 1147, better...

Four more lawsuits filed vs terror law

FOUR MORE lawsuits have been filed questioning the validity of the government’s expanded law against terror at the Supreme Court.

Former justice, ex-ombudsman fight terror law

A RETIRED magistrate and a former ombudsman have asked the Supreme Court to stop the government from enforcing its expanded law against terror, joining a slew of voices against the measure that they said could be used to stifle dissent and violate human rights.

Court orders gov’t to answer anti-terror lawsuit

THE Supreme Court has given the government 10 days to comment on four lawsuits seeking to stop it from enforcing an expanded law against terrorism that critics said allows the state to stifle dissent.

More than 40,000 inmates freed during 15 weeks of lockdown

THE Philippine government freed more than 40,000 prisoners during a 15-week lockdown amid the threat of a coronavirus outbreak in one of the world’s most cramped prisons.

Court orders gov’t to answer anti-terror lawsuit

THE SUPREME COURT has given the government 10 days to comment on four lawsuits seeking to stop it from enforcing an expanded law against terrorism that critics said allows the state to stifle dissent.

Court to hear ABS-CBN return-to-air plea on July

THE Supreme Court is set to deliberate on July 13 the petition of ABS-CBN Corp. seeking to stop the implementation of the order by the National Telecommunications Commission which directed the media company to go off-air on May 5.

22,522 inmates released through video conference hearings — Supreme Court

THE Supreme Court said that 22,522 inmates have been released through videoconferencing hearings.

Courts in full operation starting June 1

ALL judicial courts will be in “full operation” starting June 1, following the easing of lockdown restrictions in most parts of the country.

NTC told to comment on ABS-CBN injunction suit

THE Supreme Court has not yet ruled on the petition of ABS-CBN Corp. for a temporary restraining order against the cease-and-desist order of the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) against the network, forcing it to stop airing after its legislative franchise expired.

Courts in GCQ areas to open on May 18 — SC

THE Supreme Court (SC) on Friday said that courts in areas under general community quarantine (GCQ) will reopen starting May 18 and will continue acting on pending cases during this period.

UST-Legazpi student tops 2019 Bar exams

A LAW student from the University of Santo Tomas (UST) in Legazpi City topped last year’s bar exams, the Supreme Court said on Wednesday.

High court extends COVID-19 orders

THE Supreme Court has extended the effectivity of COVID-19-related orders after President Rodrigo R. Duterte extended by two more weeks the Luzon-wide lockdown. “We will...

SC approves new rules on liquidation of banks

THE SUPREME COURT (SC) approved new rules on the liquidation of closed banks which will take effect on April 16.

All courts physically closed thanks to pandemic

ALL COURTS nationwide, from the Supreme Court down to the first level courts, will be “physically closed” to all court users starting March 23 due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

Courts ordered to keep skeletal workforce

THE Supreme Court (SC) has ordered courts in Metro Manila to operate using skeletal staff from March 15 to April 12 after President Rodrigo R. Duterte declared a lockdown in the capital and nearby cities.

SC asked to issue jurisprudence on treaty termination

PHILIPPINE senators on Monday asked the Supreme Court to issue jurisprudence on whether the Executive branch can unilaterally end a treaty that the chamber had concurred in.

SC ‘sticks to facts’ in Iloilo utility dispute

THE Supreme Court (SC) maintained that it sticks to the facts and the law in coming up with a decision, following a call of a congressman to President Rodrigo R. Duterte to intervene in the case between the Razon-led MORE Power and Electric Corp. and Panay Electric Co. (PECO).

Supreme Court bans single-use plastic in its offices

SINGLE-USE plastic products are now banned at the Supreme Court (SC) offices in line with the country’s waste management campaign.

ABS-CBN asks Supreme Court to deny OSG gag order petition

ABS-CBN Corp. asked the Supreme Court (SC) to deny the petition of the state lawyer to issue a gag order to prohibit statements on the quo warranto case, claiming it is a violation of rights to free speech and free press.

Tribunal asked to rule on imprisonment of former Maoist leader

THE son of a former communist leader has asked the Supreme Court to order the release of his father, whom the government had detained for murder.

SC orders judges to submit copies of TROs, other injunctions

CHIEF Justice Diosdado M. Peralta has required all justices of the Court of Appeals (CA), Sandiganbayan, and Court of Tax Appeals (CTA), as well as trial court judges, to submit to the Office of the Chief Justice (OCJ) copies of temporary restraining orders (TROs), status quo ante orders (SQAs), and writs of preliminary injunction (WPIs), and orders of voluntary inhibition which they have issued.

High court asks ABS-CBN to comment on SolGen’s move to cancel...

THE Supreme Court (SC) asked ABS-CBN Corp. and its unit ABS-CBN Convergence, Inc. to comment on the petition of the state’s top lawyer to cancel the Lopez-led network’s franchise, as lawmakers stepped in to assert their authority over franchises.

Court junks De Lima case vs Duterte

THE Supreme Court has rejected an opposition senator’s plea to stop President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s verbal tirades against her, saying he is immune from lawsuits, according to an October decision made public on Wednesday.

Judiciary employees affected by Taal eruption get 5-day emergency leave

THE SUPREME Court has given judiciary employees directly affected by the Taal Volcano eruption five days of special emergency leave starting Jan. 13.

SC orders Shangri-La to pay in EDSA Plaza case

THE Supreme Court (SC) ordered Shangri-La Properties, Inc to pay BF Corp. up to P52.6 million over the construction of the first and second phases, and the car parking structure of the EDSA Plaza project n Mandaluyong City.

Duterte appoints new high court justice

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte has appointed a Court of Appeals Justice to the Supreme Court.

SC, lower courts in Manila closed Thursday

THE SUPREME Court has suspended work on Jan. 9 in consideration of the expected traffic congestion in Manila as Catholic devotees hold the annual procession of the Black Nazarene.

Court rejects appeal on same-sex marriage

THE Supreme Court has stood by its ruling rejecting a plea to allow same-sex marriage in the country.

50 ‘judges-at-large’ posts to decongest dockets

THE Supreme Court has designated 50 “judges-at-large” who will help other judges decide cases, in keeping with a law that seeks to decongest court dockets.

6 shortlisted for top justice post

THE Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) has shortlisted six nominees for a vacancy in the Supreme Court.

Live coverage of massacre ruling allowed by tribunal

THE Supreme Court has allowed live media coverage of the promulgation of a decade-old case involving the massacre of more than 50 people in Maguindanao province set for Dec. 19.

Tribunal starts help desk for complaints

THE Supreme Court has started a help desk that will receive complaints from the public against judicial personnel, among other things.

High Court sets Shari’a bar exams

THE Supreme Court has scheduled the 16th Special Shari’a bar exams for Jan. 19 and 26 next year.

SC asked to merge Dengvaxia cases

THE Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) has asked the Supreme Court to resolve a plea to consolidate cases on deaths attributed Dengvaxia vaccination into one family court.

Maguindanao massacre ruling out by December 20

THE Supreme Court has extended the deadline for a ruling on a decade-old case where more than 50 people were massacred in Maguindanao province, Chief Justice Diosdado M. Peralta said on Friday.

Manila Hall of Justice eyed for completion by June 2022

THE SUPREME Court (SC) targets the completion of the P2.8-billion Manila Hall of Justice by June 2022.