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SC: To avoid recycling, police can destroy seized drugs with no court cases

Sep 30, 2019 - 4:44 PM

Supreme Court Justice Diosdado Peralta proposes amendments to Republic Act 9165 of the Dangerous Drugs Act

SEIZED DRUGS. Court administrator Midas Marquez tells the Senate that seized drugs with no court cases can be destroyed by the police on their own discretion. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Midas Marquez again named Supreme Court spokesperson

Dec 03, 2018 - 12:49 PM

(UPDATED) Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin says he continues to look for a permanent spokesperson. Marquez is applying for associate justice.

SPOKESPERSON AGAIN. Court Administrator Midas Marquez once again holds the post of Supreme Court spokesperson for the term of new Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

‘Habal-habal’ justice joins old-timers in JBC shortlist for Supreme Court

Oct 01, 2018 - 2:10 PM

The 9 names are familiar, except for one: Justice Edgardo Delos Santos, who is tagged as the ‘habal-habal’ justice of Visayas

Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos led supporters gather infront of the Supreme Court on October 17, 2016 for a mass and to call for the immediate burial of former President Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani.

DOCUMENT: Sara Duterte's sworn report vs Midas Marquez

Sep 29, 2018 - 7:45 PM

(UPDATED) Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte Carpio submits to the Judicial and Bar Council her opposition to Court Administrator Midas Marquez's application for Supreme Court associate justice

OPPOSITION. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte opposes Court Administrator Midas Marquez' application to the Supreme Court.

Sara Duterte accuses Midas Marquez of colluding with Duterte supporters

Sep 27, 2018 - 9:56 AM

(UPDATED) Court Administrator Midas Marquez is linked to lawyer Bruce Rivera and Gemma Sotto who is part of DDS Global

SUPREME COURT APPLICANT. Court Administrator Midas Marquez's application for a Supreme Court justice faces opposition. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Election protest, Sara Duterte, Imee Marcos, Bong Go | Evening wRap

Sep 26, 2018 - 9:37 PM

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Sara Duterte opposes Midas Marquez's Supreme Court bid

Sep 26, 2018 - 11:38 AM

Supreme Court applicant Midas Marquez says, 'The allegation that I talked to complainants, the witnesses, that I maneuvered or manipulated, is not accurate'

OPPOSITION. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte opposes Court Administrator Midas Marquez' application to the Supreme Court.

Midas Marquez tries again for Supreme Court in JBC interview

Sep 26, 2018 - 7:33 AM

Marquez is among the 6 nominees whom the en banc has recommended to the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC). He was previously interviewed in June 2017.

SUPREME COURT APPLICATION. For his 4th application for a justice position since 2017, Court Administrator Midas Marquez will face the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) on September 26, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Midas Marquez faces graft complaint over World Bank issue

Jul 02, 2018 - 12:10 PM

The complaint is filed by a private citizen named Rjhay Laurea, the same person who filed the opposition against Marquez’ candidacy for Supreme Court justice

COMPLAINT. Private citizen named Rjhay Laurea files a graft complaint against Court Administrator Midas Marquez at the Office of the Ombudsman on July 2, 2018. Photo by Rappler

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

Complainant opposes Midas Marquez' SC application, cites 'misused' World Bank funds

Jun 21, 2018 - 1:48 PM

Private citizen Rjhay Laurea files the opposition with the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC), which is screening Marquez and other applicants for Supreme Court Justice

Court Administrator Jose Midas Marquez during the Impeachment proceedings on Wednesday. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

Rappler Talk: Sereno on disbarment, Midas Marquez, Justice Leonen and not having regrets

Jun 20, 2018 - 2:14 PM

'As long as you have a good conscience, you did your best, that should be enough,' says Maria Lourdes Sereno

Antonio Carpio, Sereno accuses Marquez, U.S. leaves UNHRC | Midday wRap

Jun 20, 2018 - 1:57 PM

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Sereno: Midas Marquez led the rallies against me

Jun 20, 2018 - 7:52 AM

‘Self interest is there, barkadahan is there, factionalism is there,’ ousted chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno says in an interview with Rappler

CJ Sereno at UP Diliman. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Midas Marquez, CA justices, Davao judge up for SC justice post

Jun 13, 2018 - 2:08 PM

Six applicants will undergo public interviews on June 14

What do court administrators in the judiciary do?

Feb 19, 2018 - 7:45 PM

The Office of Court Administrator supervises over 2,600 judges and 25,000 court personnel across the Philippines

SC records show Midas, not Sereno, sat on Mamasapano transfer request

Jan 26, 2018 - 5:36 PM

In a statement Thursday, Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II blamed Chief Justice Sereno for the delay

Witnesses Supreme Court Associate Justice Diosdado Peralta (left), and SC Administrator Jose Midas Marquez 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

Sereno, staff flew business while Marquez stayed in economy

Jan 16, 2018 - 9:28 AM

The story is related to an accusation against Sereno for being supposedly lavish in her official travels

Supreme Court, Court Administrator Jose Midas Marquez testifies before the House Committee on Justice hearing on the impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Sereno impeachment: Cracks in the Supreme Court

Dec 12, 2017 - 5:51 PM

'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

CRACKS. The House impeachment proceedings show the cracks at the Supreme Court as 4 justices air their grievances against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno.

CJ Sereno getting wrong legal advice – Tijam

Dec 11, 2017 - 12:28 PM

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

Witnesses Justices Arturo Brion (right), Francis Jardeleza (center) and Justice Noell Tijam (left) before the House Committee on Justice during the Continuation of the hearing on the determination of probable cause regarding the verified complaint for impeachment against Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on Monday 11, 2017. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

Marquez in Gadon’s birthday bash? ‘Explain your friendship'

Dec 07, 2017 - 9:30 AM

'Their association is eerily too close to gloss over,' says Jojo Lacanilao, Sereno's spokesperson

'NOT REALLY FRIENDS.' Larry Gadon denies Midas Marquez attended his birthday bash and said the Court Administrator is "not really his friend." Photo from Vivian Velez' Facebook Page

Sereno impeachment: SC benefits committee sidelined 'Justice Midas'

Dec 06, 2017 - 9:00 PM

House members gang up on Supreme Court personnel over a benefits committee that took away the powers of Court Administrator Midas Marquez

Supreme Court, Court Administrator Jose Midas Marquez testifies before the House Committee on Justice hearing on the impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Duterte on PNP, SC affirms martial law, Marquez on Sereno | Evening wRap

Dec 05, 2017 - 8:23 PM

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Marquez: Groups created by Sereno delayed benefits for judges, justices

Dec 05, 2017 - 3:03 PM

(UPDATED) Sereno's lawyer insists the creation of the working groups was intended to implement a consistent process

BELATED ACTION? Court Administrator Jose Midas Marquez tells the House justice committee on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, that the committee created by Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno approved the long pending applications for survivorship benefits after the matter was mentioned in the impeachment complaint against her. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Sereno impeachment: RCAO, JDO, and Midas Marquez

Nov 30, 2017 - 3:51 PM

The Regional Court Administrator's Office and Judiciary Decentralized Office involve a complex issue of decentralization that has hounded the Supreme Court for years

De Castro accuses Sereno of deception

Nov 29, 2017 - 4:12 PM

(3rd UPDATE) 'I can't stand idly by when the collegial decision of the SC is being set aside,' says Justice De Castro, referring to the creation by Sereno of a new court office. The Sereno camp says JDO is no different from RCAO.

Justice Teresita De Castro testifies before the House Committee on Justice and Court Administrator Jose Midas Marquez during Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes during the Impeachment proceedings on Wednesday. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

'Unprecedented': De Castro testifies at Sereno impeachment hearing

Nov 29, 2017 - 11:09 AM

It's 'unprecedented' for the Supreme Court justice to appear before the House, notes Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas

Justice Teresita De Castro (right) and Court Administrator Midas Marquez take their oath before the House Committee on Justice as it tackles an impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno on November 29, 2017. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Who's who: Candidates vying to replace SC justice Jose Mendoza

Jul 03, 2017 - 9:50 AM

The Judicial and Bar Council considers 13 candidates for the post to be vacated by retiring SC justice Jose Mendoza

JBC interviews: SC applicants' stance on current issues

Jun 20, 2017 - 8:30 AM

The nominees are vying to be President Rodrigo Duterte s 3rd appointee to the Supreme Court

SC CANDIDATES. The JBC starts interviews on Monday, June 18, for candidates vying for the post of SC justice Bienvenido Reyes, who will retire on July 6.

HIGHLIGHTS: JBC interviews candidates for SC associate justices

Jun 19, 2017 - 2:08 PM

The SC vacancy is for Justice Bienvenido Reyes who will retire on July 6 After Reyes Justice Jose Mendoza will retire on August 13

Midas Marquez: Marcos burial sound, no need to convene Congress on ML

Jun 19, 2017 - 12:14 PM

Court Administrator Midas Marquez is applying to be the next associate justice of the High Tribunal

APPLICANT FOR SC JUSTICE. Midas Marquez is back in the public eye as he applies for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court (SC) in public interviews conducted by the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) on June 19, 2017. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Who's who: Candidates vying to replace SC justice Bienvenido Reyes

Jun 19, 2017 - 8:27 AM

The JBC starts interviews on Monday June 19 for candidates vying for the post of Supreme Court Justice Bienvenido Reyes who will retire on July 6

JBC starts interviews for next Duterte appointee to Supreme Court

Jun 16, 2017 - 8:53 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte will appoint two SC justices in the next few months

Supreme Court of teh Philippines in Padre Faura, Manila

SC orders judges to report on election day

May 06, 2016 - 11:17 AM

The Office of the Court Administrator says judges and court clerks must attend to all election related cases

Photo by Mark Z. Saludes/Rappler

Presidential bets poll, Duterte’s apology, Queen Elizabeth | 6PM wRap

Apr 19, 2016 - 7:39 PM

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6 things we know about RCBC money-laundering scam

Apr 02, 2016 - 10:00 AM

Since the Anti Money Laundering Council started its probe into the heist on February 19 a lot has happened – from confessions to resignations

UNLEASHES. More leads surface as key witness Kim Wong faces the Senate, steering authorities to the location of the stolen money and two alleged main players in the money-laundering case. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

William Go files 2 more forgery complaints vs Deguito, Torres

Mar 31, 2016 - 5:06 PM

From all the evidence presented to the public the former RCBC Jupiter Makati branch officers are now caught in their web of lies William Go says

SIMULATED FORGERY. William So Go says the forgery simply shows that he 'did not open the peso and dollar accounts with RCBC Jupiter.' Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Ejercito graft case, bank heist probe, Ebola | 6PM wRap

Mar 30, 2016 - 6:55 PM

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Kim Wong, Wurtzbach on dating, Azkals vs N. Korea | 12PM wRap

Mar 30, 2016 - 12:01 PM

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Casino junket operator gives new leads in Bangladesh bank heist

Mar 30, 2016 - 9:56 AM

More leads surface as key witness Kim Wong faces the Senate steering authorities to the location of the stolen money and two alleged main players in the money laundering case

DENIES. Kim Wong tells senators he does not know where the $81 million came from. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

PhilRem, Kim Wong differ on missing $17-M Bangladesh Bank funds

Mar 29, 2016 - 8:09 PM

UPDATED Wong also vehemently denies any link to the money laundering scandal telling senators he does not know where the 81 million came from

KIM WONG. Appearing before the Senate, Kim Wong denies any links to money laundering operations. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

2 more criminal complaints against Deguito, Torres to be filed 'very soon'

Mar 21, 2016 - 6:59 PM

The duo falsified the bank opening documents for the purported peso and dollar accounts of Go with RCBC Jupiter branch Ex S R owner William So Go s legal counsel says

MORE CHARGES. The Filipino-Chinese businessman will file more charges against the RCBC branch manager who linked him to the Bangladesh Bank fund heist

Deguito: William Go wanted 10% of $81-M dirty money

Mar 21, 2016 - 2:53 PM

But Go s lawyer Ramon Esguerra denies this saying the RCBC branch manager was the one who offered the businessman P10 million to participate in the scheme

PLOT THICKENS. So Go is among those who are being investigated for a cross-border electronic fraud and money-laundering scheme. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Include casinos, art in anti-money laundering law – SEC chief

Mar 14, 2016 - 7:13 PM

Teresita Herbosa who also co chairs the Anti Money Laundering Council says her office will now push for the inclusion of casinos in the coverage of the Anti Money Laundering Act

STRENGTHEN AMLA. 'We need to strengthen the law, Money laundering can only be stopped if everyone in the world cooperates," AMLC's Teresita Herbosa says. Rappler photo

RCBC branch manager not allowed to leave Philippines

Mar 12, 2016 - 10:42 AM

UPDATED Maia Santos Deguito was already aboard Philippine Airlines flight 432 when she was offloaded on orders of the immigration bureau an airport official says

HEATS UP. The probe on $100-million bank heist in downtown Manhattan heats up

RCBC chief offers to go on leave

Mar 11, 2016 - 5:28 PM

This is to give the bank a free hand in probing money laundering allegations involving a Makati branch and its branch manager says the lawyer of RCBC president and CEO Lorenzo Tan

ALLEGATIONS DENIED. Tan says his track record of 18 years in the local banking industry is unblemished. Photo from RCBC Website

Ex-S&R owner to sue RCBC manager over heist

Mar 11, 2016 - 3:33 PM

William Go clarifies that his signature that appeared on RCBC’s records was forged

LEGAL BATTLE CONTINUES. Go's legal counsel says his office is looking to sue RCBC and its Jupiter branch manager

RCBC, 3 casinos linked to $100M Bangladesh Bank fund heist

Mar 09, 2016 - 5:27 PM

RCBC president and CEO Lorenzo Tan denies allegations that the bank s top management knew of the alleged money laundering activities

TECHNICAL GLITCHES. RCBC says its automated teller machines are having some technical problems

Helping SMEs get financing key for Asia's continued growth – ADB

Sep 02, 2015 - 10:04 PM

Lending to SMEs has declined over the course of the global financial crises of 2008 and 2014 the Asian Development Bank says

SC: Ex-Davao del Sur solon cited for contempt

Mar 14, 2014 - 6:41 PM

Ex congressman Marc Douglas Cagas IV does not explain why he said the SC s decision on the Davao Occidental plebiscite had a level of deceitfulness

Photo of Davao del Sur Rep. Marc Douglas Cagas IV retrieved from www.congress.gov.ph