[Newspoint] One very insecure president

Oct 07, 2017 - 2:30 PM

Duterte’s sense of insecurity would seem more typically manifest in his attacks on Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno and Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales, a former Supreme Court justice herself. He has threatened them both with impeachment.

IBP to Duterte: Don't be onion-skinned, respect Ombudsman independence

Sep 29, 2017 - 10:03 PM

'As an independent body, it must be insulated from political pressure - most especially from the highest political office of the land,' Integrated Bar of the Phillipines (IBP) National President Abdiel Dan Elijah Fajardo says

RODRIGO DUTERTE. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, during his guesting in Erwin Tulfo's program 'Sa Totoo Lang' taped at the Malacanang Palace on September 19, 2017Photo by Richard Madelo/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

SC orders release of detainees still not charged after required period

Sep 20, 2017 - 5:35 PM

The Supreme Court ruling covers jailed persons whose cases have lapsed preliminary investigations, or whose cases are under automatic review by the Department of Justice

Supreme Court of the Philippines on Padre Faura in Manila

IBP files complaint vs cops in Kian delos Santos slay

Sep 04, 2017 - 8:15 PM

The Integrated Bar of the Philippines cites eyewitness accounts including a 13 year old s testimony that the cops blindfolded and punched Kian delos Santos before he was shot dead

SHOT AND KILLED. Kian's uncle, Randy points the corner where the boy was shot. The bullet holes is visible with Kian's blood splattered around it. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

IBP to House: Don't add to problems, recall order vs CA

Jun 24, 2017 - 8:03 PM

The IBP advises the House committee to file a petition for certiorari before the High Court if it doesn t agree with the CA

Alvarez shall be held to highest moral standards – IBP

Mar 31, 2017 - 8:53 PM

The Integrated Bar of the Philippines and the Supreme Court have disbarred lawyers before for having extramarital affairs

POSSIBLE DISBARMENT. The Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) says if a disbarment case is filed against Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, the highest moral standards expected of lawyers shall be measured against his actions. Photo by Rappler

Duterte thinks Robredo, De Lima, or Trillanes behind 'ouster try'

Mar 23, 2017 - 11:35 PM

But President Rodrigo Duterte still discourages the filing of an impeachment complaint against Vice President Leni Robredo

IBP: Duterte's criticism of lawyers defending drug suspects 'dangerous'

Dec 09, 2016 - 10:56 PM

The Integrated Bar of the Philippines says Duterte s statements criticizing lawyers of drug suspects creates a dangerous chilling effect

Duterte: 'No need to stage coup vs me. I myself will swear you in.'

Nov 04, 2016 - 8:36 PM

The President also offers dinner and Cabinet posts to his human rights critics

President Rodrigo Duterte accommodates the press at the Roman Catholic Cemetery in Davao City on November 1. The President, accompanied by his youngest son Sebastian Duterte, visits his parents' grave in the traditional observance of Undas (All Saints' Day) . SIMEON CELI/ Presidential Photo

SC slaps 3-year suspension on lawyer Trixie Cruz-Angeles

Aug 09, 2016 - 8:05 PM

Trixie Cruz Angeles was the lawyer for Oakwood mutineer Nicanor Faeldon and most recently defended expelled members of the Iglesia ni Cristo in their cases against the church

SUSPENDED. Lawyer Trixie Cruz-Angeles (left) has been suspended by the Supreme Court. In this file photo, Angeles converses with client Lottie Manalo-Hemedez, the estranged sibling of INC leader Eduardo Manalo. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

IBP questions Aquino appointment of 2 Sandiganbayan justices

May 17, 2016 - 4:28 PM

UPDATED The lawyers organization says the President violated the Constitution by disregarding one of the shortlists submitted by the Judicial and Bar Council Malacañang maintains the legality of the appointments

SC INTERVENTION. The Integrated Bar of the Philippines asks the Supreme Court to nullify the appointments of two Sandiganbayan justices. Photo by Mark Z. Saludes/Rappler

Part 5: Annulment scam

Dec 31, 2015 - 10:00 AM

[The annulment business] When someone promises a quickie annulment chances are they’re just faking it

INFOGRAPHIC: How to get annulled

Dec 23, 2015 - 7:15 AM

Here s a guide to filing a petition for annulment and how long it could take

SC stops repair of 82,000 PCOS machines

Mar 24, 2015 - 5:33 PM

Supreme Court justices vote 12 2 to temporarily stop the contract between the Comelec and Smartmatic for the repair of vote counting machines

PCOS DIAGNOSTICS. A Smartmatic operator conducts diagnostics tests on the precinct count optical scan machines at the Comelec warehouse in Cabuyao, Laguna, on Friday, March 20. Rappler video screengrab

Binay presents plans for '1st 100 days as president'

Mar 21, 2015 - 7:01 PM

A lawyer president after a hiatus of 30 years Vice President Jejomar Binay refers to himself before the Integrated Bar of the Philippines

NEXT PRESIDENT? Vice President Jejomar Binay presents his plans for his 'first 100 days' if elected Philippine president in 2016. File photo by Rappler

Lawyer disbarred for having simultaneous marriages

Mar 10, 2015 - 7:50 PM

The Supreme Court adopts the recommendation of the Integrated Bar that contracting a marriage during the subsistence of a previous one amounts to grossly immoral conduct

Stop deal on repair of voting machines, SC asked

Feb 19, 2015 - 9:01 PM

The Integrated Bar of the Philippines says the contract is illegal because the Comelec did not subject it to public bidding

PCOS MACHINE. The existing 82,000 PCOS machines need be refurbished for the 2016 polls. File photo by John Javellana

AFP files disbarment case vs lawyer Harry Roque

Nov 04, 2014 - 2:19 PM

UPDATED The military claims that lawyer Harry Roque has committed grave misconduct and violated the Code of Professional Responsibility

IS HE TO BLAME? Lawyer Harry Roque

AFP mulls complaint vs Laude lawyer

Oct 30, 2014 - 9:47 AM

His apologies are accepted but he should still be held accountable the AFP says

IS HE TO BLAME? Lawyer Harry Roque

Lawyers assail BIR rule requiring self-employed to reveal fees

Apr 11, 2014 - 6:15 PM

The Integrated Bar of the Philippines asks the Supreme Court to halt the regulation or the law profession might be seen as a mere trade or moneymaking endeavor

The problem of Lorna Kapunan

Dec 12, 2013 - 6:54 PM

For lawyers exposing corruption in the highest court – names and all – is suicidal

SC orders tighter security in local courts

Jan 24, 2013 - 4:15 PM

5 security guards have been suspended following the shooting

TIGHTEN SECURITY MEASURES. The Supreme Court said local courts should have stricter measures to prevent another shooting spree similar to what happened on January 22, where 3 people were killed in a Cebu courtroom.

Sereno faces uphill battle in High Court

Jan 19, 2013 - 10:21 AM

Only 5 months as chief justice she is being asked to resign by some lawyers Her every move is being watched even as she tries to heal division in the Supreme Court

FAITH IN THE CHIEF JUSTICE. Sereno asks the Integrated Bar of the Philippines to trust her and help her pursue reforms.

‘Lawyer or liar?’

Jan 18, 2013 - 10:55 AM

It’s up to the members of the bar to make the choice—and improve public confidence in the legal profession

Rappler Newscast | August 29, 2012

Aug 29, 2012 - 9:01 PM

TOP STORY: Senator Sotto hits back at critics accusing him of plagiarism

De Lima: SC, JBC, IBP conspired against me

Aug 14, 2012 - 5:11 PM

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima disqualified from the chief justice race says she s a victim of the lopsided rule of the Judicial and Bar Council


IBP rejects De Lima appeal on disbarment

Aug 06, 2012 - 11:04 AM

The decision of the IBP has far reaching implications on the move of the Judicial and Bar Council

IBP defers decision on De Lima's disbarment cases

Aug 04, 2012 - 9:03 PM

The IBP will rule on the cases on Monday August 6 the same day that the Judicial and Bar Council will decide on a shortlist of candidates for the chief justice post


De Lima appeals IBP decision on disbarment

Aug 01, 2012 - 9:21 PM

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima makes a last minute bid to stop her disqualification from the chief justice race

SC verdict doesn't fix JBC problem

Jul 20, 2012 - 4:08 PM

The Supreme Court rules that Congress should only have one representative in the Judicial and Bar Council but this doesn t address the council s inherent problems

STAY OR GO? Escudero may be removed or retained as a JBC member.

Drilon, Santiago turn down CJ nominations

Jun 28, 2012 - 2:59 PM

18 nominees have said no to the race for the highest position in the judiciary