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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

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

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Jul 27, 2018 - 9:30 PM

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Jul 27, 2018 - 2:35 PM

Watch Rappler’s midday newscast with Natashya Gutierrez

Business as usual for Rappler, CA urges review of shutdown order

Jul 27, 2018 - 1:05 PM

These are the highlights of the 72-page Court of Appeals decision involving Rappler and the Securities and Exchange Commission

Rappler: Court of Appeals says license revocation is wrong

Jul 27, 2018 - 12:25 PM

Rappler's Maria Ressa says: 'We hoped for the best decision, as Rappler is – on paper and in reality – a completely Fiipino-owned company'

DOCUMENT: Court of Appeals' full decision on Rappler's SEC case

Jul 27, 2018 - 11:28 AM

Read the full decision of the Court of Appeals

CA DECISION. Rappler's counsel from the firm ACCRALAW files the petition for review before the Court of Appeals (CA) on January 29, 2018, challenging the revocation of its certificate of registration. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Court of Appeals to SEC: Give Rappler corrective period

Jul 27, 2018 - 10:12 AM

(5th UPDATE) CA denies Rappler's petition for review, but reminds the SEC that in the past it had 'pursued a policy that the revocation of the certificate of registration should be the last resort'

Rappler press conference on SEC registration on January 15, 2018

Fake receipts saga at Coast Guard: CA reinstates intel officer Dalangin

Jul 20, 2018 - 5:12 PM

The Court of Appeals clears Commander Dalangin in an anomaly that involves fake liquidation receipts, an issue that is the subject of an ongoing fraud audit on PCG

REINSTATED. Court of Appeals reinstates Philippine Coast Guard Commander Allen Dalangin, reversing the dismissal order against him by the Office of the Ombudsman in 2017.

CA upholds PAL's early retirement of female flight attendants

Jul 16, 2018 - 6:51 PM

A 20-page decision from Associate Justice Jhosep Lopez reverses the decision of the Makati regional trial court that says that an earlier retirement age for the female flight attendants is discriminatory

Court of Appeals dismisses POC case vs Vargas

Jul 10, 2018 - 4:16 PM

Philippine Olympic Committee president Ricky Vargas is delighted that the case was dismissed with prejudice

DISMISSED. Ricky Vargas and company can now continue focusing on the Philippines' upcoming 2018 Asian Games stint. Photo by Delfin Dioquino/Rappler

CA affirms LTFRB order requiring GPS for buses

Jul 08, 2018 - 3:20 PM

The Court of Appeals denies a motion for reconsideration that sought to reverse the order mandating the installation of GPS devices in all public utility buses

INSTALL GPS. The Court of Appeals upholds the constitutionality of government orders requiring installation of GPS on public utility buses. Rappler file photo

CA says ERC can hear case vs Meralco, Aboitiz subsidiaries

Jul 01, 2018 - 3:45 PM

The Court of Appeals junks the petition filed by Meralco and two Aboitiz subsidiaries seeking to dismiss a complaint filed by the Energy Regulatory Commission's investigating unit

CA allows policeman to testify in Jee Ick Joo slay

Jun 28, 2018 - 7:41 PM

Senior Police Officer Roy Villegas can testify against his fellow policemen linked to the 2016 murder of the South Korean businessman

MURDERED KOREAN. Choi Kyung Jin (foreground), widow of murdered South Korean businessman Jee Ick Joo (in photo), bows in front of a portrait of her late husband during a memorial service on February 6, 2017. File photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

CA upholds dismissal from service of ex-DSWD officials

Jun 26, 2018 - 4:49 PM

The Court of Appeals says former Social Welfare officials Mateo Montaño and Pacita Sarino are perpetually barred from entering government service over their involvement in the illegal disbursement of pork barrel funds of Quezon City Representative Vincent 'Bingbong' Crisologo in 2009

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. File photo from CA website

CA justices, Marquez and former dean shortlisted for Supreme Court

Jun 25, 2018 - 12:54 PM

The post is for the replacement of Associate Justice Presbitero Velasco Jr

Supreme Court of the Philippines in PAdre Faura on June 19, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

CA leaves it to Ombudsman to resolve P125-M PCG funds mess

Jun 23, 2018 - 7:53 PM

The Court of Appeals 'warns' Coast Guard officers 'not to abuse the court process'

CA affirms kidnapping conviction of actor Dennis Roldan

Jun 23, 2018 - 4:58 PM

'The prosecution was able to prove beyond reasonable doubt the guilt of the accused through testimonial and documentary evidence,' says the Court of Appeals

GUILTY. Court of Appeals sustains the lower court decision that found actor Dennis Roldan guilty of kidnapping. Photo by AFP

Duterte names new Sandiganbayan, Court of Appeals justices

Jun 20, 2018 - 3:50 PM

Georgina Dumpit Hidalgo is named Sandiganbayan associate justice while Emily Aliño Geluz is Court of Appeals associate justice

CA junks Sulpicio Lines appeal to restore license to ferry people

Jun 19, 2018 - 10:04 AM

The Court of Appeals says the shipping company, who lost its license to transport passengers after the M/V Princess of the Stars tragedy, should have filed an appeal before the Office of the President before running to the appellate court

CAPSIZED SHIP. M/V Princess of the Stars sank June 21, 2008. Of 851 passengers, only 28 are known survivors, 400 still missing and some 130 unidentified exhumed bodies. Photo from Wikipedia

Ombudsman again suspends ERC commissioners

Jun 17, 2018 - 4:35 PM

The Energy Regulatory Commission questions the basis for the suspension and seeks a temporary restraining order from the Court of Appeals

CA denies pro-life group's plea vs FDA

Jun 11, 2018 - 10:14 PM

The Court of Appeals decision effectively lifts a TRO by the Supreme Court and paves the way for the implementation of the Reproductive Health Law

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.

CA to Makati court: Reopen hazing case vs Tau Gamma Phi members

Jun 10, 2018 - 6:50 PM

The Court of Appeals says the Makati City Regional Trial Court erred when it previously dismissed the case against 5 fraternity members implicated in the death of Guillo Cesar Servando

REVIVED. The Court of Appeals orders the Regional Trial Court of Makati City to revive its case against members of the Tau Gamma Phi fraternity. File photo from CA website

CA flip-flops, says fees paid to Sereno et al in Piatco case illegal

Jun 08, 2018 - 6:57 PM

The Court of Appeals sides with Piatco this time and says it should not be obliged to pay the government and its lawyers $6 million in arbitration costs, $275,973 of which is for Sereno

PIATCO FEES. The Court of Appeals says Piatco should not be obliged to pay $6 million to the government and its lawyers, including former chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno.

CA again blocks Mary Jane Veloso's testimony from jail in case vs recruiter

Jun 08, 2018 - 2:23 PM

(UPDATED) The Court Of Appeals says the government must request Indonesia to allow the incarcerated Veloso to go to the Philippines and testify in courts here

Militant group Migrante with the mother of OFW Mary Jane Veloso, Celia, march towards the Court of Appeals in Manila on January 25 to encourage the court to allow Veloso to give her testimony while inside the Indonesian jail. Photo by Ben Nabong

CA orders reinstatement of 2 cops linked to PNP courier deal

Jun 07, 2018 - 4:44 PM

The Court of Appeals' Special 11th Division says 'there is no substantial evidence' that Police Superintendent Lenbell Fabia and Police Chief Inspector Sonia Calixto 'participated or gained' in the alleged conspiracy in the PNP's deal with Werfast Documentary Agency, Incorporated

Supreme Court upholds CA ruling to give protection to human rights lawyer

May 22, 2018 - 1:38 PM

'What the respondent obviously established is that the threats to her right to life, liberty and security were neither imaginary nor contrived, but real and probable,' says the SC in upholding the Court of Appeals' ruling in favor of lawyer Maria Catherine Dannug-Salucon, who accused the military of harassment

HIGH COURT. The facade of the Supreme Court building

Court of Appeals denies bail plea of Zaldy Ampatuan

May 09, 2018 - 4:26 PM

Zaldy Ampatuan loses another battle to be provisionally freed from jail over the 2009 Maguindanao Massacre

ACCUSED. Former Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao governor Zaldy Ampatuan walks along a jail corridor on his way to a trial court arraignment proceeding on the Maguindanao Massacre in Taguig City, east of Manila, Philippines, 12 December 2012. File photo by EPA/Rolex dela Pena

CA overturns Ombudsman's dismissal of Junjun Binay in 2015

May 07, 2018 - 5:42 PM

The Court of Appeals says the condonation doctrine still covers former Makati City Mayor Jejomar Erwin 'Junjun' Binay Jr in September 2015

Mayor Junjun Binay during a presscon inside their home in Makati. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

CA affirms life imprisonment for Filipino-Chinese over shabu lab

Apr 29, 2018 - 6:20 PM

The Court of Appeals denies the petition of Lawrence Yu, who was convicted of drug manufacturing and possession in 2011

SC recognizes divorce in marriage with foreigners

Apr 24, 2018 - 3:45 PM

In a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court says the State shall now recognize one form of divorce in a country that bans absolute divorce

Controversial ex-CA justice fined for gambling

Apr 23, 2018 - 4:55 PM

Retired Court of Appeals Associate Justice Normandie Pizarro, who was accused of 'selling' cases, justifies his gambling as an 'indiscretion committed by a dying man'

GUILTY. Retired Court of Appeals Justice Normandie Pizarro is found guilty of conduct unbecoming of a member of the judiciary for gambling.

Duterte names CA justice Inting as Comelec commissioner

Apr 19, 2018 - 2:00 PM

(UPDATED) Hailing from Davao City, Court of Appeals Associate Justice Socorro Inting is the first new personality that President Rodrigo Duterte is introducing to the poll body

PHILIPPINE LEADER. President Rodrigo Duterte walks past honor guards as he is given foyer honors upon his arrival at Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City for the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Change of Command Ceremony on April 18, 2018. Malacañang photo

CA again stops suspension of 4 ERC commissioners

Apr 15, 2018 - 11:40 PM

The Court of Appeals issues a preliminary injunction after the temporary restraining order it initially issued already lapsed

CA upholds dismissal of Bulacan State University officials over field trip tragedy

Mar 28, 2018 - 5:53 PM

The Court of Appeals says the university officials 'violated their basic duty of protecting the students from harm while under their custody and supervision' during the 2014 field trip to San Miguel, Bulacan

‘THE FINAL PHOTO.’ Picture shows BSU students struggling against the strong current in Madlum River, as their batchmates watch in horror on August 19, 2014. Seven people drowned in the incident; two survived. Photo courtesy of Bulsu

CA affirms Masbate's Lanete barred from public office

Mar 07, 2018 - 9:35 PM

The Court of Appeals rules on the condonation doctrine that Rizalina Seachon Lanete invoked – the same doctrine being cited by Cebu's Gwendolyn Garcia in a separate case

Masbate governor and former representative Rizalina Seachon-Lanete is escorted by family members after she voluntarily surrendered at the Sandiganbayan in Quezon City on February 20. Lanete is facing graft and plunder charges in her alleged involement in the multimillion pork barrel scam. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

[OPINION] Part 2: Distorting probable cause in Ortega case

Mar 03, 2018 - 9:00 PM

When this case reaches the SC, we can only pray that the Justices see what is at stake here – how it may inform preliminary investigations and arrest warrant issuances

RELEASED. Former Palawan Governor Joel Reyes, murder suspect for the death of broadcast journalist Gerry Ortega, is released from jail following a Court of Appeals decision finding no basis for a lower court to hold him on trial. File photo from PNP Public Information Office

[OPINION] Injustice in the Court of Appeals: The Ortega case

Mar 03, 2018 - 6:00 PM

When the evidence is controverted, when the respondent cannot irrefutably show he is not the one they seek, the bias is for process, truth-telling, and the fires of trial

SEC 'internally studying' Omidyar's $1.5-M PDR donation to Rappler

Mar 01, 2018 - 8:26 PM

The country's corporate regulator says any action on Omidyar's donation to Rappler 'must be coursed through the honorable court through an appropriate pleading or manifestation'

DEVELOPMENT. SEC says the ball is now on the Court of Appeal's court. A workshop on August 28, 2016 at the Rappler headquarters in Pasig City. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler