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Caguioa stays on: SC warns Marcos for his 'conspiracy theories'

Sep 03, 2018 - 5:59 PM

The Supreme Court unanimously rejects Bongbong Marcos' motion for inhibition against Associate Justice Benjamin Caguioa

Former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr files another motion with PET on August 6, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

SC rejects Caguioa's request to re-raffle VP poll protest

Aug 20, 2018 - 11:23 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Associate Justice Benjamin Caguioa, the member-in-charge, writes the en banc to take the case from him and re-raffle. It is rejected unanimously.

POLL PROTEST. Supreme Court Associate Justice Benjamin Caguioa requests the en banc to re-raffle the vice presidential electoral protest, but his request is rejected unanimously. Photo from Caguioa & Gatmaytan law office

Marcos wants Justice Caguioa out of his poll protest case

Aug 06, 2018 - 2:33 PM

(UPDATED) Ferdinand Marcos Jr cites the posts made by Supreme Court Justice Alfredo Benjamin Caguioa's wife in a Viber group that showed bias for Vice President Leni Robredo

INHIBITION. Former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr on August 6, 2018, files a motion with the Presidential Electoral Tribunal for the inhibition of Justice Caguioa from his case against Vice President Leni Robredo. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Aquino on Senate Dengvaxia report, LTFRB on Grab, White House on Mueller | Evening wRap

Apr 11, 2018 - 8:42 PM

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Quo warranto vs Sereno impairs integrity of SC – Justice Caguioa

Apr 11, 2018 - 2:32 PM

Caguioa says ousting Sereno via a quo warranto will pave the way for future solicitors general to remove sitting justices on the basis of any 'integrity issue' they could find

Sereno says sorry for confusion over indefinite leave

Mar 01, 2018 - 2:25 PM

'I had agreed to go on an indefinite leave, but I am also bound by the appropriate administrative rules,' says Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno

APOLOGY. Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno apoligizzes for the 'inaccurately conveyed' information of her leave. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

SC justices warn Sereno spokespersons over ‘damaging’ statements

Mar 01, 2018 - 1:17 PM

'We apologize for any confusion we have caused in the last few days but we were working on available information,' says Sereno's spokesperson

CJ spokesperson Atty. Jojo Lacanilao during interview by media at Congress on Tuesday, February 27, 2018. Lacanilao announce over CJ Ma. Lourdes Sereno wellness leave on March 1-15. Photo by DARREN LANGIT/Rappler

Sereno's indefinite leave a 'consensus' of SC en banc

Mar 01, 2018 - 11:19 AM

Thirteen justices slam the camp of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno for making announcements that have 'seriously damaged the integrity of the judiciary'

NPA conflict may be used as ground for 'perpetual martial law'

Feb 10, 2018 - 3:46 PM

'This precedent dangerously suggests a perpetual violation of people's constitutional rights,' says Supreme Court Associate Justice Benjamin Caguioa in his dissenting opinion on the re-extension of martial law in Mindanao

DISSENTING OPINION. Associate Justice Benjamin Caguioa says his colleagues' decision set a dangerous precedent towarda a perpetual martial law.

PET ruling 'confirmation of bias' vs Bongbong Marcos, says lawyer

Jan 18, 2018 - 2:31 PM

The PET allows former senator Bongbong Marcos to gain access to the soft copies of election data in the 3 pilot provinces where a ballot recount will be held, but the original documents will remain with the Court.

MARCOS CAMP. Lawyer Vic Rodriguez, counsel for former senator Bongbong Marcos, questions the latest ruling of the Supreme Court, sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal, in Marcos' electoral protest. Rappler file photo

Drilon on Charter Change, Bongbong Marcos on 2019 elections, Veloso’s birthday message | Evening wRap

Jan 10, 2018 - 7:52 PM

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Bongbong Marcos accuses PET of 'unfair treatment'

Jan 10, 2018 - 1:42 PM

Former senator Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr says 'one option' is to request for his electoral protest case be raffled off to another Supreme Court justice

SOLID NORTH. Former senator Bongbong Marcos waves to supporters the SC before the preliminary conference was held for his electoral protest against the Vice President on July 11, 2017. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Justices grill Calida on operational loopholes of Oplan TokHang

Dec 06, 2017 - 5:08 PM

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno questions the regularity of police raids during ungodly hours

LOOPHOLES. Solicitor General Jose Calida is put on the spot to defend what some justices deem as loopholes in Oplan TokHang and the government's anti-drug campaign.

'Do not be afraid to be minority': Chief Justice Sereno, 5 years on

Aug 27, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Five years after she was appointed the first female Chief Justice of the Philippines Maria Lourdes Sereno faces impeachment threats Is she a target of the Duterte administration?

'IT DOES NOT AFFECT ME.' Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno addresses the impeachment threats against her during a media forum in Cebu City on August 24, 2017. Photo by Gelo Litonjua/Rappler

SC: Congress shall convene on martial law only to revoke, extend

Jul 25, 2017 - 3:58 PM

Former solicitor general Florin Hilbay the petitioners counsel calls the ruling a strange and unfortunate result

How did SC justices vote on major political cases?

Nov 12, 2016 - 2:15 PM

Besides the Marcos burial and cases involving former presidents the Supreme Court has also decided on major cases involving key politicians

EN BANC. The Supreme Court during its oral arguments on the burial of the late President Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani on August 31, 2016. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

SC orals day 2: How justices pursued issues on Marcos burial

Sep 08, 2016 - 9:08 PM

SC justices focus on human rights violations President Rodrigo Duterte s support and the totality of laws to be applied during the second round of oral arguments over the burial of Ferdinand Marcos

MARCOS BURIAL. The Supreme Court started its oral arguments on the burial of former President Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani on August 31, 2016. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Bongbong Marcos' 14M votes show end of Martial Law trauma – SolGen

Sep 07, 2016 - 3:29 PM

The pain that they Martial Law victims feel do not reflect the national psyche today? Justice Alfredo Benjamin Caguioa asks Solicitor General Jose Calida

BONGBONG MARCOS SUPPORTERS. Supporters of Senator Bongbong Marcos gather at a rally in Mandaluyong ahead of the vice presidential race which he lost by a narrow margin. Photo by Rob Reyes/ Rappler

Carpio: Can public funds be used for Marcos burial?

Aug 31, 2016 - 4:03 PM

When President Marcos was ousted he was removed as a president and was also removed as commander in chief Carpio says during oral arguments at the Supreme Court

Justice Leonen: 'Not unreasonable to fear' Comelec now biased vs Poe

Apr 12, 2016 - 7:52 PM

Its actuations can easily be misinterpreted as participating in the partisan voices of those who are supporting a different candidate for the elections Justice Leonen says of the Comelec

VOTE FOR POE. Supreme Court Justices Jose Mendoza, Marvic Leonen, and Diosdado Peralta all voted to grant the petitions for certiorari filed by Senator Grace Poe. Photos from the Supreme Court website

Dissenters on Poe case: Why can't Comelec rule on her qualifications?

Apr 12, 2016 - 5:03 PM

Justices Arturo Brion Antonio Carpio Teresita Leonardo de Castro and Bienvenido Reyes weigh in on Comelec s jurisdiction to rule on the qualifications of presidential candidate Grace Poe

Photos from the Supreme Court website

SC rules in favor of Poe, PH flagdown rates, royal family | 6PM wRap

Mar 08, 2016 - 6:50 PM

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Who is newly-appointed SC Justice Alfredo Caguioa?

Jan 23, 2016 - 8:30 AM

UPDATED The Supreme Court names Justice Secretary Alfredo Benjamin Caguioa the 174th Associate Justice appointed to the Supreme Court Get to know more about him

Aquino classmate is new Supreme Court justice

Jan 22, 2016 - 5:14 PM

Alfredo Benjamin Caguioa is the 5th Aquino appointee to the Supreme Court

ON TO SC? Justice Secretary Alfredo Benjamin Caguioa is among the candidates for the High Court. Photo from Caguioa & Gatmaytan law office

SC justice shortlist, Poe’s political ad, Clinton vs Sanders | 6PM wRap

Jan 18, 2016 - 6:36 PM

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FAST FACTS: Shortlisted candidates for Supreme Court vacancy

Jan 18, 2016 - 3:32 PM

Here s a quick profile of the 5 candidates being eyed to replace retired SC Associate Justice Martin Villarama Jr

Aquino classmate leads shortlist for SC vacancy

Jan 18, 2016 - 12:27 PM

The JBC gives the shortlist to the President who will appoint a replacement for retired Associate Justice Martin Villarama Jr

ON TO SC? Justice Secretary Alfredo Benjamin Caguioa is among the candidates for the High Court. Photo from Caguioa & Gatmaytan law office

Caguioa defends Aquino over DAP in JBC interview

Jan 07, 2016 - 8:36 PM

Among 16 candidates vying for the position of Supreme Court justice the incumbent justice secretary maintains he would remain independent

THE PRESIDENT'S COUNSEL. Alfredo Benjamin Caguioa. Photo from Caguioa & Gatmaytan law office

DOJ backs bill mandating monitoring devices in PUVs

Dec 25, 2015 - 4:43 PM

At least 4 bills at the House of Representatives want CCTV cameras and GPS trackers to be required in all PUVs

TIME TO TRACK? PUVs, Public Utility Buses (PUBs) and jeepneys crowd the Elliptical Road in Quezon City. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Aquino classmate, Sandiganbayan justices vie for SC post

Nov 24, 2015 - 4:09 PM

16 nominees and applicants will go through a Judicial and Bar Council screening for the post of Supreme Court associate justice

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DOJ assigns prosecutor to NAIA for bullet scam victims

Nov 13, 2015 - 7:16 PM

UPDATED A prosecutor at Manila airport terminals will lessen cases where passengers suspected to be victims of the laglag bala scam would be missing their flights

AIRPORT PROSECUTOR. Will assigning a prosecutor at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport help end the laglag-bala scam?

Justice secretary appoints ex-MWSS official as spokesman

Nov 03, 2015 - 3:45 PM

In 2014 lawyer Emmanuel Caparas resigned as MWSS’ chief regulator following an audit report that says he violated the agency s agreement with concessionaires

Photo from MWSS official website

Aquino appoints chief legal counsel as new DOJ chief

Oct 13, 2015 - 7:00 PM

Malacañang announces the appointment of Secretary Alfredo Benjamin Caguioa 4 days after former justice secretary Leila de Lima resigned from her Cabinet post to seek a Senate seat

THE PRESIDENT'S COUNSEL. Alfredo Benjamin Caguioa. Photo from Caguioa & Gatmaytan law office

Aquino names classmate as chief legal counsel

Jan 10, 2013 - 3:41 PM

Alfredo Benjamin Caguiao is a senior partner at Caguioa Gatmaytan law office