Presbitero Velasco Jr - updates

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Ex-SC justice Velasco is new Marinduque governor

May 20, 2019 - 11:28 AM

A new dynasty is born in Marinduque: Velasco's son is also reelected representative while his wife is mayor-elect of Torrijos town

NEW GOVERNOR. Retired Supreme Court justice and governor-elect of Marinduque Presbitero Velasco Jr (utmost right) poses with President Rodrigo Duterte at the birthday party of the younger Velasco, Lord Allan (2nd from left) on November 3, 2018. Presidential Photo

Bersamin, Velasco wanted to acquit Jinggoy Estrada in plunder case

Aug 24, 2018 - 7:18 PM

Justices Peralta and Reyes point to a deficiency in the plunder charge, but say it is already moot. It is a narrow 6-4-4 decision that upholds the charge.

PLUNDER CASE. Associate Justices Presbitero Velasco Jr and Lucas Bersamin voted to acquit Jinggoy Estrada of plunder, while Associate Justices Diosdado Peralta and Andres Reyes Jr pointed to the deficiency of the plunder charge.

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'

10 months since arrest, DOJ still amending case vs De Lima

Dec 19, 2017 - 12:01 PM

The amendments heed the advice of the Supreme Court ruling which also says there is no need to set her free meanwhile

Senator Leila De Lima wave to supporters as she arrives for her hearing on the case filed against her on the illegal drug trade inside the New Bilibid Prison at the Muntinlupa RTC on October 13, 2017.

Destabilization or ripe for suspension? Day 2 of SC drug war oral arguments

Nov 29, 2017 - 9:23 AM

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

Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

De Lima wants SC Justice Velasco to inhibit from her case due to conflict of interest

Oct 05, 2017 - 3:50 PM

(UPDATED) Detained Senator Leila de Lima links Associate Justice Presbitero Velasco Jr to inmate German Agojo who testified against her, but Velasco denies knowing Agojo

MOTION FOR INHIBITION. Detained Senator Leila de Lima asks SC Associate Justice Presbitero Velasco Jr to inhibit from her petitions citing conflict of interest.

Ombudsman disbarment, CHR, oral arguments | Evening wRap

Mar 28, 2017 - 8:21 PM

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Notary public 'admitted' falsified affidavit in De Lima petitions – Velasco

Mar 28, 2017 - 3:16 PM

Associate Justice Presbitero Velasco Jr says the notary public admitted that the senator s affidavits were already signed before she and Senator Leila de Lima met

ORAL ARGUMENTS ON DE LIMA PETITIONS. The Supreme Court hears the oral arguments on the petitions of Senator Leila de Lima against her arrest over drug charges. Photo by Ben Nabong/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

SC orders release of road rage convicted killer Rolito Go

Dec 16, 2016 - 1:01 PM

3rd UPDATE The release order is immediately executory meaning Go can be released today December 16

NOT NOW. Convicted killer Rolito Go is not among those who may be granted executive clemency in time for the visit of Pope Francis.

SC: Leak in Bar exams not true

Nov 24, 2016 - 4:31 PM

UPDATED Exams in Commercial Law and Criminal Law Supreme Court Associate Justice and 2016 Bar Exams Chair Presbitero Velasco says will not be cancelled or re administered

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

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

Oct 18, 2016 - 3:35 PM

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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

Former Marinduque Rep to SC: Order Congress to install me

Feb 25, 2014 - 6:23 PM

Velasco also asks the SC to order the House of Representatives Secretary General to include his name in the roster of members

SC justice: Charges over poll case ‘baseless, malicious’

Jul 12, 2013 - 11:24 PM

Justice Presbitero Velasco Jr says his son was not party to the case but he inhibited himself anyway

HE INHIBITED. Justice Presbitero Velasco Jr denies influencing the Supreme Court decision upholding the disqualification of his son's congressional rival. File photo

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

Govt peace panel chair nominated for CJ post

Jun 14, 2012 - 5:50 PM

Leonen is 13th person outside the Supreme Court who has been nominated to replace dismissed chief justice Renato Corona

Teddy Boy Locsin nominated for chief justice

Jun 14, 2012 - 3:10 PM

Locsin also tried for the SC in 2009

Son of SC Justice votes to impeach CJ Corona

Dec 12, 2011 - 8:00 AM

The son of Supreme Court Associate Justice Presbitero Velasco Jr is among the signatories to the articles of impeachment against Chief Justice Renato Corona

Snapshot of Corona impeachment complaint signature sheet