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Supreme Court applicants: Duterte can allow China to fish in PH waters

Jun 26, 2019 - 6:07 PM

Two Court of Appeals justices use an argument mostly used by the Supreme Court itself in past decisions that upheld Duterte policies: presidential discretion

JBC Interviews. (L-R) Court of Appeals Associate Justices Eduardo Peralta Jr and Mario Lopez and Sandiganbayan Associate Justice Alex Quiroz are interviewed by the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) for a vacancy on the Supreme Court. Screenshots from JBC

LIVE: JBC interviews candidates for Supreme Court justice | December 5, 2018

Dec 05, 2018 - 8:00 AM

(UPDATED) The Judicial and Bar Council is interviewing 6 applicants for the slot of retiring Associate Justice Noel Tijam

LIVE: JBC interviews candidates for Supreme Court justice

Sep 26, 2018 - 9:35 AM

The Judicial and Bar Council interviews candidates for Supreme Court associate justice on Wednesday, September 26

'Parking' fee? Fault lies in Ombudsman setup

Jun 24, 2018 - 9:30 PM

(UPDATED) It's possible graft investigators are being paid to 'park' cases, says Special Prosecutor Edilberto Sandoval, but Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales defends the setup that separates investigators from prosecutors

Highlights: JBC interviews aspirants for Supreme Court associate justice

Jun 14, 2018 - 3:51 PM

(UPDATED) The Judicial and Bar Council grills the aspirants on a range of issues including divorce, Scarborough Shoal, and judicial independence

JBC INTERVIEW. The Judicial and Bar Council interviews candidates vying to replace Supreme Court Associate Justice Presbitero Velasco Jr, who will retire in August

#AnimatED: Duterte’s Supreme Court

Nov 21, 2016 - 11:12 AM

Democracy will tear to pieces if one more institution falls under the grip of the President

Persida Acosta and a justice’s cogitations

Nov 18, 2016 - 8:58 AM

Let s continue asking candidates for the Supreme Court really tough questions

HIGHLIGHTS: JBC interviews SC associate justice aspirants

Nov 17, 2016 - 6:11 PM

Here are the highlights from the two day public interviews for the post of Supreme Court associate justice

NEXT SC JUSTICE. The JBC holds interviews to screen applicants for the post of Supreme Court associate justice. Photo by Mark Z. Saludes/Rappler

JBC: Ready for SC even if lacking in litigation experience?

Nov 17, 2016 - 1:56 PM

Lawyer Joseph San Pedro a law professor who has been involved in private practice for years is applying for the post of Supreme Court associate justice

NO LITIGATION EXPERIENCE? Lawyer Joseph San Pedro seeks to convince members of the JBC that he is qualified to assume the role of a Supreme Court justice. Screenshot from PTV

CA justice: Highest conviction vs Marcos made by People Power

Nov 17, 2016 - 1:35 PM

Court of Appeals Justice Amy Lazaro Javier says Marcos was convicted by People Power – the highest form of conviction – and no higher court can wash it off

CA justice: Drug-related killings not genocide

Nov 17, 2016 - 12:11 PM

CA Justice Amy Lazaro Javier says the killings are not yet crimes that constitute genocide because they are not as widespread and as systematic

SC ASPIRANT. Court of Appeals Justice Amy Lazaro-Javier tells the JBC the drug-related killings are not yet crimes against humanity. PTV screengrab

CA justice: SC was wrong in Davao aerial spraying ban ruling

Nov 17, 2016 - 11:45 AM

CA associate justice Romulo Borja is the lone dissenting justice in the 2009 CA decision that declared unconstitutional a Davao City ordinance banning aerial spraying

CA justice: Financial security for judges, cut delays to reduce caseload

Nov 17, 2016 - 11:34 AM

CA Associate Justice Romulo Borja says the SC should pursue an income policy for justices that will allow them to focus on work without worrying about financial concerns

SPEED UP CASES. CA Associate Justice Romulo Borja suggests proposals to speed up the resolution of cases in the judiciary. Screenshot from PTV

PAO chief favors tougher adultery penalties on women

Nov 16, 2016 - 10:44 PM

[Sa] adultery and concubinage dapat mas mahigpit sa babae kaysa sa lalaki Dahil ang babae ang ilaw ng tahanan chief public attorney Persida Acosta says

TOUGHER ON WOMEN. Chief public attorney Persida Acosta favors tougher penalties on women committing adultery. Screenshot from PTV

JBC asks Sandiganbayan justice: Would you grant Enrile's bail?

Nov 16, 2016 - 5:56 PM

UPDATED Martires says he would dissent from the ponencia of SC Justice Lucas Bersamin – a decision which he says did not [dwell] so much on the legal issues but more on the health of the accused

CA justice: Duterte will be the last person to ask favors from judiciary

Nov 16, 2016 - 5:36 PM

Knowing him he s full of pride he has a personality he will be the last person to ask favors in the judiciary CA Associate Justice Noel Tijam says of the President

NO INFLUENCE. CA Associate Justice Noel Tijam says he believes President Duterte will not ask favors of the judiciary. Screenshot from PTV

Chief state counsel: ICC has no jurisdiction on EJKs in Philippines

Nov 16, 2016 - 5:26 PM

Chief state counsel Ricardo Paras says the International Criminal Court cannot exercise jurisdiction over extrajudicial killing cases as long as Philippine courts are open

NO JURISDICTION. Chief state counsel Ricardo Paras says the International Criminal Court cannot exercise jurisdiction over extrajudicial killing cases as long as Philippine courts are open. PTV screenshot

Sandigan Justice Martires to JBC: Agree with GMA acquittal

Nov 16, 2016 - 5:19 PM

Arroyo appointee Sandiganbayan Justice Samuel Martires says he would have concurred with the SC decision acquitting Arroyo because there is no proof that the [former] President amassed wealth

JBC INTERVIEW. JBC regular member and former SC justice Angelina Sandoval-Gutierrez asks questions of Sandigan Justice Samuel Martires.

Sandiganbayan Justice Martires: No courtesy call on Duterte

Nov 16, 2016 - 4:41 PM

Martires says that while they spent 4 hours with the President last August in Davao City he did not ask about any case

PAO chief too close to exec branch? 'I have shown my independence'

Nov 16, 2016 - 2:37 PM

Chief public attorney Persida Acosta says she has shown her independence while serving under 3 presidents

CEU associate law dean to JBC: Yes to Marcos burial

Nov 16, 2016 - 12:50 PM

My view has nothing to do with my being an Ilocana It is my respect for the rule of law which tells me the Supreme Court s decision should be respected says asosciate dean Rita Linda Jimeno

NOMINEE. Rita Linda Ventura Jimeno answers questions from the Judicial and Bar Council. Screenshot from PTV4 livestream

No 'below-the-belt' questions - De Lima

Jul 24, 2012 - 8:41 AM

The Judicial and Bar Council begins grilling 22 nominees for chief justice led by Justice Secretary Leila de Lima and Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza