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#CJSearch: How chief justice applicants voted on P7-B Delfin Lee scam

Nov 14, 2018 - 5:31 PM

Bersamin and Bernabe voted to grant bail to the Globe Asiatique owner; Carpio and Reyes dissented; Peralta inhibited

DELFIN LEE CASE. The chief justice applicants were split in deciding the 7-5-2 ruling that downgraded the estafa charges against property developer Delfin Lee.

Supreme Court acquits drug suspect over weak case buildup

Oct 02, 2018 - 1:02 PM

The High Court intends to 'weed out poorly built up drug-related cases'

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

Justice Peralta in charge of Trillanes Supreme Court petition

Sep 07, 2018 - 6:36 PM

Will a chief justice front-runner grant Trillanes a TRO?

JBC shortlists De Castro, Peralta, Bersamin for chief justice

Aug 24, 2018 - 11:51 AM

De Castro gets 6 votes, Peralta also 6, while Bersamin gets 5. President Duterte will choose the next chief justice from this list.

SHORTLISTED. Associate Justices Teresita Leonardo De Castro, Diosdado Peralta and Lucas Bersamin are shortlisted to become the next chief justice. Photos courtesy of SC PIO

Sereno ouster cited in opposition vs chief justice applicants

Aug 24, 2018 - 10:51 AM

The opposition says the impeachment complaints filed at the Lower House should be a valid ground for disqualification but that may not be a hard and fast rule

OPPOSITION. An opposition is filed with the Judicial and Bar Council against the chief justice applications of Associate Justices Teresita De Castro, Diosdado Peralta, Lucas Bersamin and Andres Reyes Jr.

Will impeachment complaints foil the chances of SC chief justice aspirants?

Aug 23, 2018 - 5:45 PM

(UPDATED) Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra, ex-officio member of the JBC, says the impeachment complaints will not affect the chief justice applications

OATH. Opposition lawmakers Teddy Baguilat Jr, Gary Alejano, and Edcel Lagman swear before House of Representative acting secretay general Dante Roberto Maling as they filed impeachment complaints against 7 Supreme Court justices. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

The PAL flip-flops of Supreme Court Justices Peralta, Bersamin

Aug 20, 2018 - 6:58 PM

Two chief justice applicants change their votes to hand Philippine Airlines a victory. A dissenter says it besmirches the legitimacy of the Supreme Court.

Witnesses Supreme Court Associate Justice Diosdado Peralta (right), and Lucas Bersamin (left) attends the house hearing on Determination of probable cause in relation to the verified complaint for impeachment against Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on January 15, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

#CJSearch, Makati bar raid, Aretha Franklin | Midday wRap

Aug 17, 2018 - 2:43 PM

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#CJSearch: Promised reforms of chief justice applicants

Aug 17, 2018 - 11:41 AM

Supreme Court Justices Diosdado Peralta and Lucas Bersamin want to smoke out corruption in the judiciary, while Justice Teresita Leonardo de Castro vows to continue her digitization reforms

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

#CJSearch: Is Peralta front-runner for chief justice?

Aug 16, 2018 - 3:07 PM

Peralta denies telling people he is the next chief justice

Photo from Supreme Court PIO

#CJSearch: How did aspirants vote on key Supreme Court decisions?

Aug 16, 2018 - 7:00 AM

(3rd UPDATE) We are updating this to add the voting history of Justices Antonio Carpio and Estela Perlas Bernabe, who join Justices Diosdado Peralta, Lucas Bersamin, and Andres Reyes Jr in the nomination for chief justice

TRACKING THE VOTE. Voting history in key Supreme Court decision reveals something about the justices aspiring to be the next Philippine Chief Justice. Photos courtesy of Supreme Court PIO

LIST: Who are applicants for Supreme Court Chief Justice?

Jul 26, 2018 - 8:58 PM

(UPDATED) One from the list will fill in the position vacated by ousted chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno

Supreme Court of teh Philippines in Padre Faura, Manila

5 justices won't inhibit in Sereno quo warranto case

Apr 10, 2018 - 1:43 PM

(UPDATED) Outside the SC premises in Baguio City, Sereno’s supporters mobilize to call for the inhibition of the justices they call the 'Biased 5'

Diosdado Peralta, Teresita Leonardo de Castro, Lucas Bersamin, Francis Jardeleza, Noel Tijam

Sereno wants 4 justices to inhibit from quo warranto case

Apr 05, 2018 - 10:35 AM

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno says Associate Justices Diosdado Peralta, Lucas Bersamin, Francis Jardeleza, and Noel Tijam 'cannot decide the quo warranto petition objectively and impartially'

SC JUSTICES. Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno claims that (left to right) Associate Justices Diosdado Peralta, Lucas Bersamin, Francis Jardeleza, and Noel Tijam cannot be impartial in the quo warranto petition filed against her. Photos from the Supreme Court

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'

SC justices decry 'manipulation, injustice' of Sereno inclusion in JBC list

Feb 12, 2018 - 3:10 PM

They say Maria Lourdes Sereno was included in the shortlist for Chief Justice even if she failed to submit her SALNs, documents that are required of all government officials

JBC MANIPULATION? Supreme Court Associate Justice Diosdado Peralta testifies before the House committee on justice's hearing into an impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. Photo by Darren Langit/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.

Justice Peralta cites Congress debates on drug law vs De Lima

Oct 14, 2017 - 9:57 AM

Justice Diosdado Peralta says that even if drug violations were committed by government officials, the RTC, not the Sandiganbayan, has jurisdiction over them

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

INHIBITED. Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno (center) and Associate Justices Diosdado Peralta (left) and Andres Reyes Jr (right) inhibit from the Ilocos Norte detention case

Leonen questions qualifications of drug lords as state witnesses

Mar 28, 2017 - 5:49 PM

You have here a case where all these are not qualified for the witness protection program but are in conspiracy with De Lima are not named in the information Would you say that there is a singling out of the accused? Associate Justice Marvic Leonen asks Solicitor General Jose Calida

Solicitor General Jose Calida takes the floor at the continuation of the oral arguments of the Supreme Court on the petition of senator Leila De Lima at the SC in Manila on March 28, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

EXPLAINER: Issues on jurisdiction in De Lima cases

Mar 21, 2017 - 10:19 AM

What are the issues on jurisdiction being threshed out at the oral arguments before the Supreme Court?

The Supreme Court holds round 1 of the oral arguments on March 14, 2017 on the petition to nullify the drug cases against Senator Leila de Lima. Photo by Rappler

SC's Carpio says Sandiganbayan Law should prevail

Mar 14, 2017 - 9:19 PM

This is consistent with the position taken by the De Lima camp which says it is the anti graft court that has jurisdiction over the detained senator because it is covered by a later law

The Supreme Court holds oral arguments on the petitions of Sen. Leila De Lima vs Muntinlupa Judge Juanita Guerrero on the petition to nullify the drug cases against the detained senator and the arrest order by the Muntinlupa court. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

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

Supreme Court: Marcos was not pure evil

Nov 08, 2016 - 6:22 PM

UPDATED The justices ruled on the petitions opposing a hero s burial for Marcos by viewing and judging his totality as a person the SC decision says

Supreme Court allows hero's burial for Marcos

Nov 08, 2016 - 12:45 PM

UPDATED By a vote of 9 5 the Supreme Court gives the go signal for former president Ferdinand Marcos burial at the Libingan ng mga Bayani Justices are expected to submit their opinions by Thursday November 10

The Supreme Court on November 8 rules 9-5 in favor of the burial of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani.

Bilibid verdict, Marcos burial, Typhoon Lawin | 6PM wRap

Oct 18, 2016 - 9:03 PM

Watch the 6PM wRap with Chay Hofileña

Marcos burial, Typhoon Lawin, Clinton vs Trump | 12PM wRap

Oct 18, 2016 - 3:35 PM

Watch the 12PM wRap with Chay Hofileña

SC: Verdict on Marcos burial on hold until November 8

Oct 18, 2016 - 12:27 PM

UPDATED This is the second time the High Court has extended the status quo ante order on a hero s burial for the dictator

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. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

SC orals: How justices pursued issues on Marcos burial

Sep 01, 2016 - 6:03 PM

Of the issues the justices gave significant attention to human rights RA 289 AFP regulations and Marcos record as a soldier

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

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

Watch Rappler’s 6PM newscast with Maria Ressa

Leonen on Poe, civilians vs ISIS, Indonesia’s Mount Egon | 12PM wRap

Jan 20, 2016 - 1:53 PM

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Payoffs, weak prosecution got Binay off the hook

Oct 25, 2014 - 11:10 AM

We reviewed 5 graft cases that never prospered against the Vice President when he was still mayor of Makati

Sandigan justices, pork barrel cases: Eyeing the SC?

Aug 18, 2014 - 11:22 AM

A look at the 3rd and 5th division justices: It bears watching how they will behave under a new administration and whether their actuations will be their ticket to the High Court

The justices behind the pork barrel cases

Aug 17, 2014 - 5:31 PM

A member of the Sandiganbayan says the filing of the 3 plunder cases is a welcome development for those eyeing higher positions in the judiciary How they decide on the cases [could] affect their chances of being appointed to the SC

Cast in Erap plunder case: Where are they now?

Apr 24, 2014 - 12:28 PM

(UPDATED) Here's the latest on 9 personalities who figured in the plunder trial of former president Joseph Estrada

Budget hearing? Drilon grills SC justices on ‘pork’ TRO

Sep 11, 2013 - 2:05 PM

The Senate President turns the tables on SC justices Marvic Leonen and Diosdado Peralta presses them on a speedy decision before the year ends

Justice Peralta inhibits from Arroyo case

Nov 15, 2012 - 6:40 AM

Peralta s brother in law used to be a lawyer for one of Arroyo s co accused

No time for intrigue, Sereno tells SC

Sep 03, 2012 - 12:08 PM

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno says she needs the help of justices and court employees amid reports some justices have yet to recognize her appointment

How the JBC defied Malacañang

Aug 14, 2012 - 7:46 PM

Up until the last minute on August 13 when the JBC voted to disqualify De Lima there were moves to pressure the council into voting otherwise

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JBC: How they voted on CJ shortlist

Aug 13, 2012 - 9:08 PM

JBC members do not explain their votes however

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Valdez: TRO issuance is a 'moral choice'

Jul 26, 2012 - 6:14 PM

University of the East Dean Amado Valdez says issuing a temporary restraining order is a moral choice

Should another SC justice replace Carpio in JBC?

Jul 03, 2012 - 10:17 PM

Legal experts and even the JBC have contrasting views

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SC junks complaint against Carpio, Sereno

Jun 19, 2012 - 12:51 AM

Contenders for chief justice who have pending administrative and criminal cases could be disqualified from running for the post

NO MERIT. The SC said the complaint against Carpio and Sereno is weak.

JBC: ok to air live interviews for CJ post

Jun 18, 2012 - 2:44 PM

JBC also extends application process until July 2

Comelec official, 5 others nominated to CJ post

Jun 15, 2012 - 4:18 PM

Nominees include the IBP president a Comelec commissioner and a retired Court of Appeals justice

SC Justice Perez nominated to CJ post

Jun 15, 2012 - 2:50 PM

Perez is the first SC insider aside from the 5 most senior justices to be nominated to the post