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SC gave Duterte too much leeway, Lagman tells justices

Jul 21, 2017 - 12:17 PM

(UPDATED) In his motion for reconsideration, Representative Lagman says the martial law ruling 'emasculated' the Court's jurisdiction to review the factual basis of a martial law proclamation

SC gave Duterte too much leeway, Lagman tells justices

CA affirms Zaldy Ampatuan's wealth dishonesty charge

Jul 20, 2017 - 5:40 PM

The court's affirmation can later be used as basis for a forfeiture case against the jailed former governor

CA affirms Zaldy Ampatuan's wealth dishonesty charge

Inside SC: Justice De Castro vs CJ Sereno?

Jul 20, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Justice De Castro's memorandum questions the actions of CJ Sereno including giving travel allowance to a court staff

Inside SC: Justice De Castro vs CJ Sereno?

U.S. Supreme Court: Grandparents, grandkids exempted from Trump travel ban

Jul 20, 2017 - 7:37 AM

The court accepted a Hawaii federal judge's ruling last week that the Trump administration had too narrowly defined what constitutes 'close family relationships' in its travel ban exemptions

U.S. Supreme Court: Grandparents, grandkids exempted from Trump travel ban

Prietos lose another round at CA in Mile Long dispute

Jul 19, 2017 - 6:37 PM

This comes after the Prieto family announced it is divesting from the Philippine Daily Inquirer

Prietos lose another round at CA in Mile Long dispute

Martial Law, Uber and Grab, Aguirre | Evening wRap

Jul 18, 2017 - 7:40 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Martial Law, Uber and Grab, Aguirre | Evening wRap

3 SC justices inhibit from Ilocos Norte detention case

Jul 18, 2017 - 5:03 PM

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno and Associate Justice Andres Reyes Jr have urged the House to observe separation of powers between the judiciary and legislature

3 SC justices inhibit from Ilocos Norte detention case

SC approves Aguirre's request to transfer Maute cases to Taguig

Jul 18, 2017 - 3:20 PM

Petitioners, meanwhile, urge the Supreme Court to still decide on petitions asking that Congress convene to discuss the merits of Duterte's martial law proclamation

SC approves Aguirre's request to transfer Maute cases to Taguig

Imee Marcos ‘prostituting the Constitution' in tobacco funds probe – Umali

Jul 17, 2017 - 6:42 PM

Representative Reynaldo Umali says the Ilocos Norte governor engages in 'forum shopping' by urging the SC to take over the case of detained provincial executives

Imee Marcos ‘prostituting the Constitution' in tobacco funds probe – Umali

CA junks Martial Law victims' plea for $2B granted in Hawaii

Jul 16, 2017 - 5:55 PM

The Philippines' Court of Appeals says the Hawaii court had no jurisdiction over the case filed by victims of human rights abuses

CA junks Martial Law victims' plea for $2B granted in Hawaii

Brazil court dismisses lying charges against swimmer Ryan Lochte

Jul 16, 2017 - 1:19 AM

Prosecutors can appeal the ruling, and Lochte still faces other charges in Brazil

Brazil court dismisses lying charges against swimmer Ryan Lochte

SC is new battleground for coal fight in the Philippines

Jul 15, 2017 - 3:56 PM

The fight against coal fossil energy in the Philippines has mostly been staged in localized battlefronts including the island province of Palawan

SC is new battleground for coal fight in the Philippines

Donald Trump appeals weakened travel ban ruling

Jul 15, 2017 - 2:59 PM

It is unclear how quickly the Supreme Court might respond, and when or if the expanded terms set by the Hawaii judge might take effect

Donald Trump appeals weakened travel ban ruling

What's been happening to Jeane Napoles' case at tax appeals court?

Jul 15, 2017 - 2:36 PM

The Court of Tax Appeals dismisses Jeane's petition for review though the Napoles daughter claims she has new evidence to present

What's been happening to Jeane Napoles' case at tax appeals court?

Hilbay urges SC to resolve petition to convene Congress on martial law

Jul 14, 2017 - 11:54 AM

'The Court can still decide regardless of the expiration of the 60-day period, but the best time to decide is now,' says former solicitor general Florin Hilbay

Hilbay urges SC to resolve petition to convene Congress on martial law

New SC justice, Martial Law, Fontgate | Evening wRap

Jul 13, 2017 - 8:04 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

New SC justice, Martial Law, Fontgate | Evening wRap

Duterte appoints Andy Reyes as Supreme Court justice

Jul 13, 2017 - 4:22 PM

(UPDATED) Court of Appeals Presiding Justice Andy Reyes is President Rodrigo Duterte's latest appointee in the Supreme Court

Duterte appoints Andy Reyes as Supreme Court justice

Marcos' questions on election system integrity will prolong case – Macalintal

Jul 12, 2017 - 4:51 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo's lawyer Romulo Macalintal says the Presidential Electoral Tribunal must first resolve the issue on the integrity of the election system before proceeding with the recount

Marcos' questions on election system integrity will prolong case – Macalintal

Is Estelito Mendoza joining Marcos' legal team for his election case?

Jul 12, 2017 - 3:00 PM

The solicitor general of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos appears during the Supreme Court's preliminary conference for Bongbong Marcos' electoral protest

Is Estelito Mendoza joining Marcos' legal team for his election case?

Marcos hopes ballot recount will start by September

Jul 11, 2017 - 8:11 PM

In the preliminary conference for his electoral protest, Marcos says the recount should be initially held in Camarines Sur, Iloilo, and Negros Occidental

Marcos hopes ballot recount will start by September

Deadline for 2nd tranche payment of Robredo’s protest fee extended

Jul 11, 2017 - 7:29 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo was earlier required to settle payment of the balance of the protest fee on July 14

Deadline for 2nd tranche payment of Robredo’s protest fee extended

Napoles moves for bail again, this time via Supreme Court

Jul 11, 2017 - 3:54 PM

Napoles asks the High Tribunal to dismiss the plunder case against her and issue an order allowing her to post bail

Napoles moves for bail again, this time via Supreme Court

Marcos completes payment of P66.2-M electoral protest fee

Jul 11, 2017 - 3:40 PM

Former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr pays the remaining balance of his fee prior to the conduct of the preliminary hearing on his electoral protest and Vice President Leni Robredo's counter-protest

Marcos completes payment of P66.2-M electoral protest fee

2016 Bongbong vs Leni poll protest: What ARMM 'election fingerprints' say

Jul 11, 2017 - 10:31 AM

EXCLUSIVE: Can election data back up Bongbong Marcos' request to annul results in 3 provinces in the ARMM?

2016 Bongbong vs Leni poll protest: What ARMM 'election fingerprints' say

Martial law narrative out of context, far-fetched – Leonen

Jul 09, 2017 - 4:00 PM

'There is no rebellion that justifies martial law. There is terrorism that requires more thoughtful action,' says Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen

Martial law narrative out of context, far-fetched – Leonen

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, June 3- July 9, 2017

Jul 09, 2017 - 10:27 AM

Must-watch videos from this week

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, June 3- July 9, 2017

[Newspoint] Power consolidation for martial law

Jul 08, 2017 - 10:30 AM

If Marawi made Duterte’s case for martial law in Mindanao, the Supreme Court provided the constitutional basis for it

[Newspoint] Power consolidation for martial law

Will Dimaampao be the 2nd Muslim SC justice?

Jul 07, 2017 - 5:26 PM

Dimaampao, born in Marawi City, is pushing for the organization of a sharia appellate court

Will Dimaampao be the 2nd Muslim SC justice?

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, July 7, 2017

Jul 07, 2017 - 10:03 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Friday.

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, July 7, 2017

Maute deal, Napolcom, Arum | Evening wRap

Jul 06, 2017 - 8:07 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Maute deal, Napolcom, Arum | Evening wRap

Opposition lawmakers to contest SC martial law ruling

Jul 06, 2017 - 6:10 PM

Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman says they will 'expose serious errors in the majority decision' of the Supreme Court when they file a motion for reconsideration

Opposition lawmakers to contest SC martial law ruling

SC retains right to review martial law proclamations

Jul 06, 2017 - 5:12 PM

'That's the best part of the decision. The Court made it clear that it had the power to review the President's decision,' says a legal expert of the SC ruling on the petitions against martial law in Mindanao

SC retains right to review martial law proclamations

Sereno, Carpio opinions: Watch Duterte's martial law closely

Jul 06, 2017 - 3:10 PM

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno says President Rodrigo Duterte must not be allowed to broaden the use of martial law 'to solve other social ills'

Sereno, Carpio opinions: Watch Duterte's martial law closely

Supreme Court, Duterte, Gulf crisis | Midday wRap

Jul 06, 2017 - 1:00 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Zak Yuson

Supreme Court, Duterte, Gulf crisis | Midday wRap

SC ruling: Duterte can put 'entire PH' under martial law

Jul 06, 2017 - 9:55 AM

(UPDATED) But the Supreme Court states that 'the Constitution has provided sufficient safeguards against possible abuses of the Commander-in-Chief's powers'

SC ruling: Duterte can put 'entire PH' under martial law

Leonen: Lone dissenter in SC martial law ruling

Jul 05, 2017 - 7:35 PM

(UPDATED) 'We should have the courage to never again clothe authoritarianism in any disguise with the mantle of constitutionality,' Leonen says in his dissenting opinion

Leonen: Lone dissenter in SC martial law ruling

Robredo lawyer: Marcos ‘fishing for evidence’

Jul 05, 2017 - 5:58 PM

In a motion for reconsideration filed with the High Court, election lawyer Romulo Macalintal argues that former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr himself is 'not sure of his election protest' against Vice President Leni Robredo

Robredo lawyer: Marcos ‘fishing for evidence’

Post-Marawi siege, ‘overwhelmed’ SC justices favored martial law – Lagman

Jul 05, 2017 - 4:29 PM

Though disagreeing with a majority of the justices, anti-martial law petitioner and opposition lawmaker Edcel Lagman says he will respect the ruling of the Supreme Court

Post-Marawi siege, ‘overwhelmed’ SC justices favored martial law – Lagman

House defers show cause order vs 3 CA justices in Ilocos detention case

Jul 04, 2017 - 9:53 PM

This comes after House Sergeant-at-Arms Roland Detabali filed a motion for the 3 justices of the CA Special 4th Division to inhibit from the case

House defers show cause order vs 3 CA justices in Ilocos detention case

Martial law, Duterte, Dela Rosa | Evening wRap

Jul 04, 2017 - 9:01 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Chay Hofileña

Martial law, Duterte, Dela Rosa | Evening wRap

SC’s laudable deference to executive decision

Jul 04, 2017 - 8:11 PM

There is such a virtue as 'judicial reticence', a becoming degree of self-restraint that must be accorded a co-equal, coordinate branch of government

SC’s laudable deference to executive decision

Businesses think SC decision on Mindanao martial law 'necessary'

Jul 04, 2017 - 8:00 PM

(UPDATED) The largest business group in Mindanao says imposition of martial law in the region is 'necessary' to resolve the terror threat

Businesses think SC decision on Mindanao martial law 'necessary'

Duterte respects all SC justices' views on martial law

Jul 04, 2017 - 7:35 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says he respects even those justices who question the legality of his martial law proclamation

Duterte respects all SC justices' views on martial law

SC nominee Gesmundo: Rules should be revised for faster justice

Jul 04, 2017 - 6:49 PM

Justice Gesmundo pushes for a more proactive court

SC nominee Gesmundo: Rules should be revised for faster justice

After SC ruling on martial law, Robredo asks Congress to perform constitutional duty

Jul 04, 2017 - 6:37 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says that after the Supreme Court's ruling on the declaration of martial law, Congress should fulfill its duty to review, on behalf of the people, the declaration of martial law

After SC ruling on martial law, Robredo asks Congress to perform constitutional duty

SC nominee Mosquera disagrees with ruling on EDCA

Jul 04, 2017 - 3:45 PM

Gerard Mosquera tells the Judicial and Bar Council that he would've dissented with the 2016 EDCA ruling. For him, a 'treaty would have to be executed to justify stationing of foreign troops in the country.'

SC nominee Mosquera disagrees with ruling on EDCA

After SC ruling, lawmakers fear PH-wide expansion of martial rule

Jul 04, 2017 - 3:10 PM

'Martial law becomes a hard habit to break,' says Akbayan Representative Tom Villarin who warned of President Rodrigo Duterte's 'creeping authoritarian rule in the guise of safety and security'

After SC ruling, lawmakers fear PH-wide expansion of martial rule

SC's low standards may be precedent to nationwide martial law – petitioner

Jul 04, 2017 - 2:46 PM

'Napakababa ng standards na in-allow ng Supreme Court para sa Presidente para sa pagdedeklara ng martial law, precedent ito sa pagdeklara ng martial law sa buong Pilipinas,' says Cristina Yambot of NUPL

SC's low standards may be precedent to nationwide martial law – petitioner

Senators: No surprises in SC decision upholding martial law

Jul 04, 2017 - 2:45 PM

With the favorable decision on martial law, administration senators say the government can now focus on clearing operations and rehabilitation efforts in Marawi City

Senators: No surprises in SC decision upholding martial law

SC nominee Gaerlan: PH needs federalism, but not ready yet

Jul 04, 2017 - 2:30 PM

Court of Appeals Associate Justice Samuel Gaerlan also rejects the perception that the CA is tainted with graft and corruption

SC nominee Gaerlan: PH needs federalism, but not ready yet