Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno reiterates that the issue is now for the Food and Drug Administration to resolve
'TRO is the bane of efficiency,' President Rodrigo Duterte says in his State of the Nation Address, where Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno was a guest
Justice De Castro's memorandum questions the actions of CJ Sereno including giving travel allowance to a court staff
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
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'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
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'
A lot of things depend on the clarity of the Supreme Court decision in saying not only what martial law is not, but also what it includes
Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez advises Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno and CA Presiding Justice Andres Reyes to ‘discipline’ their justices
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Chief Justice Sereno and CA Presiding Justice Reyes 'express deep concern' over the House order because of its 'implications on separation of power and judicial independence'
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Philippine jails have a total holding capacity of only 20,746, but now accommodate 126,946 inmates
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Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II also files another request with the Supreme Court to transfer the venue of detention and trial from Cagayan de Oro City to Taguig City
Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno tells the Solicitor General that the declaration of martial law cannot be shrugged off as being a mere political question
(UPDATED) Solicitor General Jose Calida admits to the High Court that martial law does not give the President additional powers, but only delivers the punch of an 'exclamation point'
Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio asks Calida to submit intelligence reports pointing to 'actual rebellion' elsewhere in Mindanao to justify the region-wide martial law declaration
Solicitor General Jose Calida asks that the briefing of the administrator and the implementer of martial law in Mindanao 'be done privately for reasons of security'
'While we will and we may uphold the power of the President, it is also our duty that that power is discharged fully in accordance with the framework that governs our country,' says Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno
Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno also skips Independence Day rites to attend to petitions seeking to nullify the declaration of martial law in Mindanao
(UPDATED) Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu orders the creation of a task force that will tackle the poisoning
A change of venue or place of trial is done to avoid a miscarriage of justice
The justice secretary believes that if Congress convenes to affirm the President's martial law declaration, the Supreme Court won't have the last say on the issue
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'These are times when everything that can be shaken is being shaken, when institutions are being challenged to their very foundations, and basic ideas of decency and human dignity are being violated with great impunity,' Sereno says during commencement exercises at the Ateneo de Manila
'I urge you to speak out with truth even against the overwhelming tide of popular opinion...When you face threats to the sanctity of human rights or the stability of our democracy, give your all to protect these freedoms,' Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno says
Following the martial law declaration in Mindanao, Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno directs judges in the region to 'remain in station as far as their local circumstances may allow,' says the High Court
Almost 4,000 new lawyers told to 'arm yourselves well with idealism tempered by wisdom; passion strengthened by persistence; knowledge of the law honed by dedicated hard work'
Says Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno: 'We need lawyers who will not back down from serving the rule of law even at great personal cost. We need lawyers who will not bend to pressures to set the law aside in favor of expediency.'
Alyssa Valdez is named to the pool despite missing the Clash of Heroes fundraiser match
Vice President Robredo and House Speaker Alvarez get the highest disapproval and distrust ratings among the 5 top officials. The 3 highest officials – President Duterte, Robredo, and Senate President Pimentel – still get the trust and performance approval of majority of Filipinos.
EcoWaste Coalition posts photos of mounds of trash in popular Lenten pilgrimage sites
(UPDATED) The SWS poll is held at the height of attacks against Vice President Leni Robredo for her video message criticizing the Duterte administration's drug war, played on the sidelines of a UN meeting
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Sereno says that it's possible for the SC to grant partial relief to De Lima without saying that the RTC judge committed grave abuse of authority
Calida maintains: I can defend whoever I want to defend
CJ Sereno challenges lawyers to go against the tide, stand firm in the face of pressure, and follow their conscience
Local steel bar maker SteelAsia wants to ride the infrastructure boom and offers to revive the thrice-privatized National Steel in Iligan City
The High Court declares the agreement between government and Stradcom void because of the absence of public bidding
The Chief Justice envisions a future where courts are fully digitized and can dispense justice in a shorter amount of time
Chief Justice Sereno urges the police to 'reflect' on the way they have performed their duties that led to the increase of unsolved killings linked to war on drugs
(UPDATED) PDEA alleges the two mayors conspired to earn from the pigs confiscated during a drug raid
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(UPDATED) Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III, Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, and Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno also suffer lower ratings in the December SWS survey