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Oral arguments set for petitions vs law school admission test

THE SUPREME Court (SC) is set to hold oral arguments today, March 5, on the petitions questioning the validity of the nationwide exams for those who aspire to enter law school.

San Pablo City gives lot to SC for Laguna office

THE SUPREME Court and the government of San Pablo City signed a Deed of Donation for a 1.5-hectare lot which will be the site of the Hall of Justice (HoJ) in Laguna province.

SC sought to reconsider denying Palawan’s share in Malampaya fund

A MOTION for reconsideration has been filed before the Supreme Court (SC) over its decision denying Palawan its 40% share in the Malampaya gas project.

SC affirms dismissal of charges vs ex-DBM usec Relampagos

THE SUPREME Court (SC) upheld the 2013 resolution and 2014 order of the Office of the Ombudsman dismissing the usurpation of authority or official function charge against Mario L. Relampagos, former undersecretary of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM).

SC dismisses quo warranto petition vs Duterte

THE SUPREME Court (SC) dismissed, for lack of legal standing and untimely filing, the 2018 quo warranto petition of a suspended lawyer against President Rodrigo R. Duterte.

SC upholds decision clearing military officer in mayor’s murder

THE SUPREME Court (SC) has affirmed the Court of Appeals’ (CA) decision clearing 41st Infantry Battalion Commander Officer Noel P. Mislang of charges for allegedly conspiring to kill a former town mayor in Abra.

SWS survey says: Senate is doing ‘very good’

THE public satisfaction rating of the Philippine Senate settled in “very good” territory in the fourth quarter of 2018 while the House of Representatives, the Supreme Court, and the Cabinet held steady with a “good” rating, according to the results of a new Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey.

SC consolidates petitions vs martial law in Mindanao

THE Supreme Court (SC) has rescheduled oral arguments on the third extension of martial law in Mindanao to Jan. 29 and 30, following two other petitions assailing the Congress’ approval to extend martial rule throughout this year.

Iloilo mayor ready to go all the way to the Supreme...

ILOILO City Mayor Jose S. Espinosa III has defended the granting of a water supply franchise to Villar-led PrimeWater Infrastructure Corp. saying he is ready to go all the way to the Supreme Court over charges filed by existing distributor Metro Iloilo Water District (MIWD).

SC sets oral arguments for martial law extension

THE SUPREME COURT (SC) has set oral arguments on Jan. 22 and 23 for the petition by seven opposition congressmen asking the high court to void a third extension of martial law in Mindanao.

SC asked to junk petition against BOL

SUPPORTERS of the Bangsomoro Organic Law (BOL) asked the Supreme Court (SC) on Monday to dismiss the petition late last year by Sulu Gov. Abdusakur A. Tan II against the law.

SC acquits pastor-radio anchor on 1 count of libel

THE SUPREME Court (SC) acquitted pastor and former radio program anchor Eliseo F. Soriano in one count of libel, but affirmed an indictment on another libel count filed by Jesus Miracle Crusade, International Ministry (JMCIM) leader Evangelist Wilde E. Almeda.

10 names in shortlist for Justice Tijam’s post

THE Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) included 10 names in the shortlist to replace Supreme Court (SC) Associate Justice Noel G. Tijam who will retire on Jan. 5, 2019, Justice Secretary and JBC ex-officio member Menardo I. Guevarra said.

SC upholds decision clearing Mikey Arroyo from tax case

THE SUPREME COURT (SC) upheld the Court of Tax Appeals’ (CTA) March 21 decision clearing former party-list congressman Juan Miguel “Mikey” M. Arroyo from his P27.3-million tax-evasion case.

5 justices in JBC short list for chief justice

THE Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) released its short list for the next Supreme Court Chief Justice, which include Acting Chief Justice Antonio T. Carpio and Associate Justices Lucas P. Bersamin, Diosdado M. Peralta, Estela Perlas-Bernabe, and Andres B. Reyes Jr.

7 CA justices in shortlist for SC associate justice

SEVEN Court of Appeals justices are included in the shortlist for the associate justice post in the Supreme Court vacated by now-retired chief justice Teresita J. Leonardo-Castro, Justice Secretary and Judicial and Bar Council ex-officio member Menardo I. Guevarra said.

SC upholding CHEd order excluding Filipino from curriculum slammed

GOVERNMENT officials slammed the Supreme Court (SC) decision which declared as constitutional the Commission on Higher Education’s (CHEd) order excluding Filipino as a core subject in college.

SC denies property firm’s petition on 2007 Glorietta 2 explosion

THE SUPREME Court (SC) has denied a petition by Ayala Land Inc. to hold insurance company Standard Insurance liable for the explosion in Glorietta 2 on Oct. 19, 2007.

20 applicants vying for post to be vacated by SC Justice...

20 applicants are vying for the position of Supreme Court (SC) associate justice which will be vacated by Justice Noel G. Tijam next year, Justice Secretary Menardo I. Guevarra said.

5 SC justices vie for CJ post

FIVE Supreme Court (SC) justices are vying for the position of chief justice (CJ) vacated by Teresita J. Leonardo-De Castro, now retired.

OCEANA goes to SC over DA-BFAR inadequacy of administrative order

AN international marine organization has filed a petition in the High Court against the Department of Agriculture — Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic resources (DA-BFAR) for still not establishing rules on commercial vessels that give unfair competition to simple fisherfolk.

LP-led bloc takes House minority leadership question to SC

THE MINORITY bloc in the House of Representatives led by the opposition Liberal Party (LP) has formally challenged the minority leadership before the Supreme Court (SC), filing a case on Friday, Oct. 5.

SC dismisses Peter Lim petition for TRO over DOJ investigation

THE Supreme Court has dismissed the petition of businessman Peter Go Lim seeking a temporary restraining order against Department of Justice (DOJ) resolutions dated March 19 and Aug. 27 ordering that he be investigated.

Impeachment complaint against seven SC justices dismissed

THE HOUSE COMMITTEE on Justice on Tuesday dismissed the impeachment complaints filed by opposition lawmakers against the seven Supreme Court justices who granted the quo warranto petition that ousted Maria Lourdes P.A. Sereno as Chief Justice.

Impeach raps vs SC heads up for substance debate

THE HOUSE committee on justice will deliberate on Tuesday, Sept. 11, on the sufficiency in substance of the impeachment complaints against Chief Justice Teresita Leonardo-De Castro, and six other Supreme Court Justices.

Associate justice questions provision for Senate concurrence on treaties

By Vann Marlo M. Villegas Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Mario Victor F. Leonen has questioned the Senate's practice of approval of treaties, which included...

Supreme Court spokesperson Theodore Te resigns

Assistant Court Administrator and Supreme Court Chief Public Information Officer Theodore O. Te confirmed on Monday that he has resigned. In an e-mail, Mr. Te...

New chief justice vows to maintain judicial independence

Chief Justice Teresita Leonardo-De Castro assured that the Supreme Court will maintain its independence under her few weeks stint as the top magistrate. In a...

JBC submits CJ shortlist to Duterte

THE Judicial Bar and Council (JBC) has submitted its shortlist for the post of Chief Justice, even as its nominees may soon be facing impeachment.

Impeachment process against anti-Sereno justices to be expedited — GMA

THE House of Representatives (HoR) to “expedite” the impeachment process against the seven Supreme Court associate justices who ruled in favor of the quo warranto case that ousted former chief justice Maria Lourdes P. A. Sereno, according to House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

SC denies again De Lima’s request to attend oral arguments on...

THE High Court dismissed detained Senator Leila De Lima’s motion for reconsideration regarding her petition to attend the oral arguments of the Philippines’ exit from the International Criminal Court (ICC). This as minority solons have petitioned for the incarcerated senator to argue via audio feed.

JBC submits shortlist of Chief Justice candidates

The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) has submitted its shortlist for the Chief Justice post despite recent reports of its nominees facing impeachment charges. JBC...

Gov’t workers appeal Supreme Court ruling on BIR plan to collect...

A UNION of government employees yesterday asked the Supreme Court to reconsider its earlier denial of a union petition opposing the taxation of civil servants’ fringe benefits.

Impeachment complaints filed vs 7 SC justices

SEVEN of the eight Supreme Court associate justices who ruled in favor of the quo warranto case that ousted Maria Lourdes P.A. Sereno as chief justice now face impeachment complaints filed by minority lawmakers.

SC sets aside CA decision on PT&T rehab plan

THE SUPREME COURT (SC) has reversed the appellate court’s decision to junk Philippine Telegraph and Telephone Corp.’s (PT&T) rehabilitation plan, the telecommunications company said on Monday.

Voting for SC chief justice shortlist moved to Aug. 24 —...

By Vann Marlo M. Villegas Justice Secretary Menardo I. Guevarra said the voting for the shortlist of candidates for chief justice (CJ) has been moved to...

Oral arguments on Philippines’ ICC withdrawal delayed anew

The Supreme Court (SC) has again delayed oral arguments to invalidate the Duterte administration's move to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC). The High...

CA justice appointed as new member of Supreme Court

THE Palace announced on Friday that a Court of Appeals (CA) Justice has been appointed as a new justice for the Supreme Court (SC).

Court of Appeals justice appointed to Supreme Court

The Palace announced on Friday, Aug. 10, that a Court of Appeals (CA) justice has been appointed as a new justice for the Supreme...

Interviews for applicants of chief justice set Aug. 16

THE Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) will hold public interviews for applicants of the position of chief justice on August 16, the Supreme Court announced on Friday.

Public interviews for next Supreme Court chief justice set on Aug....

The Supreme Court announced that public interviews for the applicants of the Chief Justice post will be on August 16. The Supreme Court (SC) Public...

Businessman entitled to bail after downgraded estafa charge

THE Supreme Court downgraded estafa charges against businessman Delfin S. Lee, thereby allowing him the recourse of bail.

SC junks Estrada’s dismissal plea; plunder trial to proceed

By Gillian M. Cortez The Supreme Court affirmed the Office of the Ombudsman's findings of probable cause against former senator Jose "Jinggoy" E. Estrada over his involvement in the Priority...

Economic execs assure on budget gap

ECONOMIC MANAGERS are committed to keeping the government’s budget deficit manageable despite a Supreme Court (SC) ruling in favor of more state allocations to local governments, saying above-target revenue collections will help while they appeal the decision.

Lawyer files petition seeking to suspend TRAIN

By Gillian M. Cortez A NEW PETITION for a temporary restraining order (TRO) to halt the implementation of Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN)...