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CA Justice Bato supports same-sex marriage in SC application

Jun 25, 2019 - 5:20 PM

Two other Court of Appeals justices vying for a position at the Supreme Court express openness to the concept of same-sex marriage

SAME-SEX MARRIAGE. Court of Appeals Justice Ramon Bato Jr expresses support for same-sex marriage, citing equal protection clause in his interview with the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) on June 25, 2019, for a justice position at the Supreme Court. Screenshot from JBC

CA junks 24 administrative cases vs Cagayan de Oro’s Oscar Moreno

Jun 22, 2019 - 9:22 AM

The justices find no convincing proof that Oscar Moreno, when he was governor of Misamis Oriental, did wrong in approving the rental of heavy equipment for road repairs

Rights group denied chance to present evidence in red-tagging hearing

Jun 18, 2019 - 3:23 PM

The Court of Appeals 14th Division submits the case for decision without allowing human rights group Karapatan to present testimonies and witnesses

AMPARO HEARING. Karapatan Secretary General Cristina Palabay expresses disappointment over the Court of Appeals waiving their right to present evidence in the group's writ of amparo case. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Generals snub red-tagging hearing at Court of Appeals

Jun 06, 2019 - 6:11 PM

The generals, including national security adviser Hermogenes Esperon and defense secretary Delfin Lorenzana, are required to attend the hearing on July 11

WRIT OF AMPARO. (L-R) Human rights lawyers Rachel Pastores, Czarina Musni and Edre Olalia attend a hearing before the Court of Appeals on June 6, 2019, on the writ of amparo accusing the Philippine military of red-tagging and harassment. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Junjun Binay perpetually barred from holding office

Jun 04, 2019 - 5:52 PM

The Court of Appeals finds the former Makati mayor guilty of serious dishonesty, grave misconduct, and conduct prejudicial to the best interest of the service over irregularities in the Makati Science High School building project

BARRED FROM PUBLIC OFFICE. The Court of Appeals has affirmed the decision barring former Makati mayor Junjun Binay from holding public office. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Duterte appoints CA justice Henri Inting to Supreme Court

May 27, 2019 - 6:40 PM

Henri Jean Paul Inting, who hails from Davao City, is the younger brother of Comelec commissioner Socorro Inting

NEW JUSTICE. Henri Jean Paul Inting is the latest Duterte appointee into the Supreme Court. Photo from Supreme Court of the Philippines/YouTube

CA rejects Alveo Land plea to dismiss 2013 Serendra blast case

May 19, 2019 - 4:51 PM

'Petitioners' negligence caused an explosion...and for petitioners to shift the blame to the victim is only adding insult to injury,' says the 8th Division of the Court of Appeals

SERENDRA BLAST. A wall from the Two Serendra unit fell onto a parked Abenson truck below, killing 3 people onboard the truck in 2013. Also killed was the unit tenant. File photo

CA affirms 7-year sentence vs celebrity doctor Joel Mendez

Apr 22, 2019 - 7:03 PM

The case stems from the dermatologist’s failure to remit to the SSS contributions of his employees

EMBATTLED. Celebrity doctor Joel Mendez, who was arrested in July 2018 on charges of rape, faces new legal battles as the CA upholds his 7-year jail sentence over SSS fraud. Sourced photo

CA affirms 2012 EJK case in Cagayan a 'rubout'

Apr 09, 2019 - 2:30 PM

The Court of Appeals finds former Abra police chief Alexander Rafael guilty of grave misconduct for the deaths of 5 suspected guns-for-hire at the hands of cops

GRAVE MISCONDUCT. The Court of Appeals finds former Abra police chief Alexander Rafael guilty of grave misconduct for the deaths of 5 suspected guns for hire in a police shootout in Cagayan in 2012.

Court maintains ERC cannot regulate Wholesale Electricity Spot Market prices

Apr 04, 2019 - 9:49 AM

The ruling nullifies a number of orders made by the ERC in 2014 declaring wholesale electricity spot market prices void for being unreasonable or otherwise uncompetitive

Court orders NBI to explain detention of alleged Abu Sayyaf suspect

Mar 28, 2019 - 9:34 AM

The Court of Appeals grants the petition for a writ of habeas corpus for accused Abu Sayyaf member Salahim Hairal Dawani

PETITION GRANTED. The Court of Appeals orders the National Bureau of Investigation to present Salahim Hairal Dawani at the Manila Regional Trial Court. File photo by Mark Saludes/Rappler

Court of Appeals upholds decision clearing Junjun Binay of administrative charges

Mar 21, 2019 - 5:31 PM

The appellate court maintains that former Makati mayor Junjun Binay was still covered by the condonation doctrine when the Office of the Ombudsman ordered his dismissal in 2015

CLEARED OF ADMIN CHARGES. The Court of Appeals upholds its earlier ruling clearing former Makati Mayor Junjun Binay of administrative charges. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Court of Appeals won't stop Trillanes rebellion trial for now

Mar 20, 2019 - 9:39 AM

The appellate court denies the opposition senator's bid for a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) 'at this time' and proceeds to tackle entirety of the main petition

NO TRO FOR NOW. The Court of Appeals denies "at this time" the Temporary Restraining Order that Senator Antonio Trillanes IV requested for to stop his rebellion trial. File photo from Senate PRIB

Ex-Oriental Mindoro governor's firm ordered to return P321-M land

Mar 17, 2019 - 3:05 PM

(UPDATED) The Court of Appeals says RGV Development Corporation should return a 150-hectare property in Nasugbu, Batangas, after the Group Developers Incorporated rescinded their contract

DEAL REVOKED. The Group Developers, Inc. turns back on its deal with Rodolfo Valencia's company after the latter allegedly failed to follow their agreement with regards to the land's purchase. Photo from rodolfogvalencia.com

Trillanes asks Court of Appeals to stop reopened rebellion trial

Mar 15, 2019 - 4:09 PM

Makati RTC Branch 150 is set to start hearing the reopened charges next week

REBELLION CASE. Senator Antonio Trillanes III files a petition for certiorari at the Court of Appeals to stop his upcoming rebellion trial at the Makati Regional Trial Court. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Rappler on Court of Appeals ruling: SEC must review order

Mar 11, 2019 - 4:35 PM

Rappler trusts that the rule of law will be followed, after the Court of Appeals reiterated that the Securities and Exchange Commission must review its order revoking Rappler's registration

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Mar 11, 2019 - 1:17 PM

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Court of Appeals denies Rappler appeal in SEC case

Mar 11, 2019 - 9:06 AM

The court stands by its previous ruling ordering the Securities and Exchange Commission to review its closure order vs Rappler

DENIED. The Court of Appeals denies Rappler's motion for partial reconsideration on its foreign control issues. Photo by Charles Salazar/Rappler

FAST FACTS: Who is new Supreme Court Associate Justice Amy Lazaro Javier?

Mar 06, 2019 - 7:46 PM

The new Supreme Court associate justice was against the hero's burial of dictator Ferdinand Marcos and does not consider President Duterte anti-women

GMA Network workers hope to inspire others to 'fight for their rights'

Feb 27, 2019 - 9:58 AM

With its latest victory at the Court of Appeals, the Talents Association of GMA Network calls on fellow industry workers 'to not be scared, and to not give up'

ANOTHER VICTORY. The Talents Association of GMA (TAG) welcomes another victory on their regularization case against broadcast giant GMA Network. File photo by Faye Sales

GMA Network workers win regularization case at Court of Appeals

Feb 26, 2019 - 1:50 PM

'After review of the records, we reach the conclusion that the private respondents are regular employees of petitioner GMA,' says the CA’s Special 14th Division

CANDLE-LIGHTING. Candles are lit and prayers offered to raise awareness on widespread contractualization in the country. Photo by Faye Sales


CA junks petition vs PNP profiling of ACT members

Feb 07, 2019 - 5:47 PM

The Court of Appeals' 11th Division cites 'infirmities' in the petition of the Alliance of Concerned Teachers

JUNKED. The Court of Appeals dismisses a motion by a casino company. File photo from CA website

PLDT workers lose P2-M labor case at Court of Appeals

Jan 30, 2019 - 6:56 PM

The appellate court rules that PLDT and the Meralco Industrial Engineering Services Corporation did not engage in labor-only contracting

CA upholds Australian firm's right to 50-year PCSO thermal paper supply deal

Jan 20, 2019 - 4:40 PM

The Court of Appeals denies the motion for reconsideration filed by Philippine Gaming Management Corporation and rules in favor of TMA

Teachers’ group goes to Court of Appeals to stop police intel list

Jan 17, 2019 - 3:01 PM

The Alliance of Concerned Teachers and affiliate groups seek a temporary restraining order and for the police memorandum to be declared unconstitutional and void

VIOLATION. Members of ACT Teachers tear copies of the PNP memorandum that orders the compilation of list of members. Photo by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

Qualified theft case vs SMHC's Indonesian partners can proceed – CA

Jan 10, 2019 - 4:50 PM

The Court of Appeals says the Indonesian partners 'committed wrongful acts to the detriment of the corporation'

Death of Antipolo drug suspect an 'extralegal killing,' rules court

Dec 23, 2018 - 4:46 PM

The Court of Appeals says policemen failed to follow procedures in the buy-bust operation against the suspect

CA affirms graft indictment of Coast Guard official

Dec 09, 2018 - 3:23 PM

The appellate court still finds Coast Guard Captain Christopher Villacorte guilty of serious dishonesty and conduct over anomalous cash advances he signed in 2014

CA orders Pagcor to grant license for Waterfront casino

Dec 02, 2018 - 7:05 PM

The Court of Appeals upholds a previous ruling of a Manila court, saying that Waterfront submitted all requirements and Pagcor must act on its application

Photo from Waterfront Philippines' website

Court of Appeals upholds Quezon City ordinance regulating billboards

Nov 28, 2018 - 11:11 AM

Ordinance No. SP-2109 regulates the construction, display, and maintenance of all commercial signs within the city

De Lima to CA: Stop convicts from testifying against me in drug case

Nov 26, 2018 - 6:08 PM

(UPDATED) The High Court itself had previously ruled that allowing criminals guilty of crimes involving moral turpitude to become state witnesses is arbitrary

SLOW TRIAL. Detained Senator Leila De Lima's hearing at the New Bilibid Prison on October 16, 2018, is again reset. Photo from Office of Senator De Lima

CA junks casino firm's appeal over Bloomberry stocks

Nov 25, 2018 - 8:12 PM

The Court of Appeals affirms a Makati City Regional Trial Court order restraining Global Gaming Philippines from selling stocks in Bloomberry Resorts Corporation

APPELLATE COURT. The facade of the Court of Appeals building. File photo from CA website

CA justices shortlisted to be next Supreme Court justice

Nov 16, 2018 - 4:48 PM

The names on the shortlist are all familiar

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CA denies government bid to make Piatco pay P300 million

Nov 11, 2018 - 3:43 PM

The Court of Appeals rules that arguments by the Office of the Solicitor General 'are a mere rehash of the arguments' already evaluated and resolved

APPELLATE COURT. The Court of Appeals (CA) denies the government's bid for the CA to make the Philippine International Air Terminals Company Incorporated (Piatco) pay $6 million. File photo from CA website

CA can't review Ombudsman decisions in criminal cases – Supreme Court

Oct 29, 2018 - 8:03 PM

The High Court strengthens Ombudsman findings in criminal cases

Office of the Ombudsman Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Calida to seek reversal of Makati court ruling before CA

Oct 23, 2018 - 12:33 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Malacañang says Solicitor General Jose Calida's appeal will be based on the assertion that Judge Andres Soriano should not have used 'secondary evidence' as basis for his decision keeping Senator Antonio Trillanes IV free

RECEIVED. Makati RTC Branch 148 sheriff serves the resolution on the DOJ's plea to issue a warrant of arrest and hold departure order to Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV on October 22, 2018. Sourced photo

CA upholds dismissal of ex-Coast Guard officer over cash advances

Sep 30, 2018 - 3:38 PM

The Court of Appeals upholds an Ombudsman ruling dismissing former Philippine Coast Guard commander John Esplana

DISMISSED. The Court of Appeals affirms the Ombudsman order to dismiss former Coast Guard commander John Esplana. Photo from the CA website

Chaotic opening day hearing for Trump's Supreme Court pick

Sep 05, 2018 - 1:36 PM

'If confirmed to the Supreme Court, I will keep an open mind in every case. I will do equal right to the poor and to the rich,' says Judge Brett Kavanaugh

Court of Appeals: Motorcycles with sidecars banned on expressways

Aug 30, 2018 - 5:20 PM

The CA's Special 12th Division junks the petition filed by Motorbelle Corporation and its officers

NLEX. A portion of North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) near Balintawak cloverleaf in Quezon City. Photo from Patrickroque01 at English Wikipedia

CA affirms freeze order on bank accounts linked to Chinese drug syndicate

Aug 23, 2018 - 7:56 PM

(UPDATED) Millions of pesos are believed to have been deposited by a convicted drug lord into the bank accounts


CA keeps central bank from selling off Banco Filipino's assets

Aug 22, 2018 - 8:30 PM

The Court of Appeals reverses a Makati court's November 27, 2017, decision that would have allowed the BSP to dispose of Banco Filipino's assets

DOLE asks CA to reverse decision vs worker regularization in PLDT

Aug 22, 2018 - 8:17 PM

DOLE argues that PLDT had a 'degree of control' over the contractors' workers

REGULARIZE. PLDT Workers protest at Court of Appeals on August 6, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

SC to DBM: Release gratuity pay, allowances of retired CA justices

Aug 19, 2018 - 5:15 PM

The Supreme Court says the Department of Budget and Management's refusal to release the funds is 'tantamount to grave abuse of discretion'

JUNKED. The Court of Appeals denied an appeal filed by the Alliance For the Family Foundation Philippines, Incorporated against the Food and Drug Administration Authority.

Rappler asks CA to revoke SEC shutdown order

Aug 17, 2018 - 9:59 PM

(UPDATED) In a partial motion for reconsideration, Rappler also asks the Court of Appeals to annul the SEC decision that says Rappler is not 100% Filipino-owned

Olongapo mayor, execs to defy suspension order

Aug 07, 2018 - 8:00 AM

Olongapo City Mayor Rolen C. Paulino says the Ombudsman’s decision to suspend them for 6 months over misconduct is unfair

DEATH OF DEMOCRACY? Supporters of Olongapo Mayor Rolen Paulino brought in front of city hall 3 signifying the death of democracy in Olongapo. Photo by Randy Datu/Rappler

PLDT workers lose regularization case at Court of Appeals

Aug 06, 2018 - 9:35 PM

The Court of Appeals remands to DOLE the case of installation, repair and maintenance workers, and voids the regularization of janitors, I.T, back office support, sales, and others

REGULARIZATION. PLDT workers' group Power holds a picket in front of the Court of Appeals to protest a recent decision voiding an earlier regularization order. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

CA affirms decision clearing Roberto Ongpin of insider trading

Aug 02, 2018 - 10:27 PM

The five-page resolution of the Court of Appeals denies a motion for reconsideration filed by the Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) Enforcement and Investor Protection Department

ROBERTO ONGPIN. The Court of Appeals affirms an earlier decision clearing Roberto Ongpin of insider trading. Rappler File photo

New judge to handle San Miguel Holdings' case vs Indonesian partners

Jul 30, 2018 - 11:06 PM

The Court of Appeals says Marikina City judge Alice Gutierrez 'displayed more than a hint of bias and partiality' in the proceedings

CA: 3 accused in Maguindanao massacre can't be state witnesses

Jul 29, 2018 - 2:59 PM

The Court of Appeals denies the motion seeking to turn Police Inspector Rex Ariel Diongon, Police Office 1 Rainier Ebus, and Mohammad Sangki into state witnesses

NEVER FORGET. A memoir lists the names of the 58 victims of the Ampatuan massacre. Photo by Rappler

What you should know about the Court of Appeals decision on Rappler

Jul 28, 2018 - 12:32 PM

Did the court agree with Rappler that it was wrong for the Securities and Exchange Commission to order the revocation of its license?

Photo by Charles Salazar/Rappler