‘The Supreme Court was trying to find a reason not to decide the case,’ says constitutional law professor Dan Gatmaytan
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Supreme Court Associate Justice Francis Jardeleza advises young lawyer Jesus Falcis to instead look at Congress and the Constitutional Consultative Committee
Jesus Falcis III makes an impassioned plea at the end and tells the Court, ‘I made mistakes, but LGBT couples will be harmed if their rights are not recognized’
(UPDATED) Solicitor General Jose Calida dismisses the issue and says 'the issue is not new'
Edre Olalia of the National Union of Peoples’ Lawyers (NUPL) says it is up to Justices Andres Reyes Jr and Alexander Gesmundo to ‘change their minds’. There is also the curious case of Justice Francis Jardeleza.
'Perhaps, an old torch will be finally rekindled: one which will light the way for a more vigilant citizenry that is sober, analytical, and organized enough to demand decency and a true passion for justice from all of government,' says Associate Justice Marvic Leonen
Associate Justice Noel Tijam tells Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno: 'Integrity is not founded in jurisprudence. It is founded in honesty, truthfulness.'
(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'
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'
'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
'We apologize for any confusion we have caused in the last few days but we were working on available information,' says Sereno's spokesperson
Thirteen justices slam the camp of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno for making announcements that have 'seriously damaged the integrity of the judiciary'
(UPDATED) 'I declined because I have no personal knowledge of the matters the committee specified as the matters of inquiry,' Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio says
'Sila na lang ang hindi nakakaalam na malapit na ma-impeach si CJ Sereno,' says complainant Larry Gadon
A spokesperson of Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno says statements made inside and outside the hearings of the House justice committee 'were purely hearsay, personal opinions, innuendos, and optics'
Justice Carpio is the leading Filipino scholar on the issue of the West Philippine Sea, a point of contention in Jardeleza's SC nomination in 2014
'The chief must honestly look at her way of managing, whether she has to change her tone and practices. They need to go into the process of rebuilding trust,' says analyst Tony La Viña
Neither complainant Larry Gadon nor committee chairman Reynaldo Umali are prepared for the influx of information during the House justice committee hearing
'In my view what was done to me was inhuman,' says Associate Justice Francis Jardeleza
The Chief Justice's lawyers fear this would affect the public's faith in the judiciary
Justice Tijam also says Sereno should attend the House hearing and hits her supposed delays in the transfer of Maute cases and granting of survivorship benefits
Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno questions the regularity of police raids during ungodly hours
Here are highlights of the second day of Supreme Court oral arguments on the constitutionality of Oplan Tokhang in the government's war on drugs
(UPDATED) During oral arguments on the war on drugs, Associate Justice Francis Jardeleza says police knocking on doors of the houses of drug suspects may violate their right to be safe in their homes against unreasonable searches and seizures
Representatives Ramon Rocamora and Kaka Bag-ao caution against calling all the justices, saying the House panel is resorting to a fishing expedition
None of Larry Gadon’s documents, though authentic, support his allegations, according to Sereno’s chief lawyer Alex Poblador
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?
UPDATED Justice Francis Jardeleza advises Florin Hilbay his successor in the OSG to produce data to prove otherwise
Besides the Marcos burial and cases involving former presidents the Supreme Court has also decided on major cases involving key politicians
UPDATED Four of the 5 Supreme Court justices who dissented from the majority decision issue separate dissenting opinions
In former Solicitor General Hilbay s view it was better for Recto Bank to remain a disputed area even with the presence of the Chinese Navy as long as the Philippines claim stands
The goal here is a diplomatic solution to a very complicated problem Counselor Kristie Kenney of the US State Department tells Rappler
UPDATED Solicitors general under the Aquino administration say the ruling is a potent legal platform for our goal of effectively asserting our maritime entitlements under UNCLOS
Francis Jardeleza – the richest in the Supreme Court for two straight years – declares a net worth of P249 68 million in 2015
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
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5th UPDATE The vote is 9 6 in favor of the presidential candidate
I explained to the Court that perhaps what is at issue is writing style: different judges write differently explains Comelec Commissioner Arthur Lim
So far the views of 3 justices all appointees of President Aquino show they are leaning towards presidential candidate Senator Grace Poe
Justice Francis Jardeleza says the poll body s decision to cancel the presidential bet s candidacy is like saying Foundlings are not natural born until they produce DNA evidence
The NHCP says local governments are in the best position to impose building height restrictions and other rules that would protect historical landmarks
Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno faces select journalists in a rare press conference Watch the recording of Rappler s livestream
SC Justice Francis Jardeleza says 4 layers of protection were ignored when DMCI was granted a zoning permit for Torre de Manila even without a city council resolution at the time
Vice President Jejomar Binay is pushing for bilateral talks between Manila and Beijing because according to him the Philippines needs China s money
The Philippines says UNCLOS shows that principles trump power; that law triumphs over force; and that right prevails over might
UPDATED The Philippine government publishes behind the scenes photos of the first day of the historic hearings about the South China Sea
On China s ancient arguments a Supreme Court senior justice says The world has rotated a trillion times and you cannot bring this up anymore
Speaking to Rappler a Supreme Court senior justice says the UNCLOS tribunal is the only forum where we can beat China – where warships warplanes atomic bombs don’t count