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SC: Release P747-M retirement perks of ex-DBP employees

May 05, 2019 - 1:59 PM

The Supreme Court grants a petition questioning the Commission on Audit's notice of disallowance on the Development Bank of the Philippines' retirement program

Image from Wikicommons

Carpio warns against similar waivers to China in Kaliwa dam project

Mar 29, 2019 - 11:52 AM

‘Our assets are also collateralized in Kaliwa dam, patrimonial assets also,’ says Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio

KALIWA DAM. Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio says the China-funded Kaliwa Dam has similar waivers in the loan agreement that could end up collateralizing gas from the Reed Bank. Photo by LeAnne/Rappler

Warning to case filers: SC junks Yolanda victims’ case vs airport contracts

Mar 28, 2019 - 3:30 PM

The case is among the many examples of cases being filed before the High Court by individuals not directly affected by a government policy, but use the doctrine of transcendental importance

PROCEDURAL RULES. The Supreme Court junks a petition filed by Yolanda victims against what they alleged to be an unconstitutional approach to bidding out a P116 billion project due to violation of procedural rules. Photo by Rappler

Reed Bank not collateral to China loan? Carpio rebuts Duterte gov't

Mar 27, 2019 - 10:20 AM

Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio counters the claims of government officials who sought to downplay his warning against the repercussions of a government loan from China

LEGAL VIEWS. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo (left) and Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio have clashing views on a provision in the Chico River project loan agreement. Carpio photo from Senate PRIB

Carpio raises alarm over Chico River deal: China 'can take' gas-rich Reed Bank

Mar 22, 2019 - 7:17 PM

If the Philippines can't pay off its loans to China, Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio says 'for sure, we will lose in all arbitrations'

NO CHANCE OF WINNING. Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio says the Philippines will have no chance of winning in case of arbitrations over Chinese loan deals. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Supreme Court denies requests for justices’ full SALNs

Mar 21, 2019 - 2:57 PM

The en banc is keeping its policy of releasing only summaries of the justices’ wealth. The justices also deny requests for their Personal Data Sheets.

NO FULL SALNS. The Supreme Court is sticking to a policy of releasing only summaries of justices' Statements of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN), as they deny all requests for full copies of SALNs. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

No rebellion charges filed in 2018 martial law, yet SC allows 3rd extension

Mar 21, 2019 - 2:08 PM

In his dissent, Associate Justice Francis Jardeleza calls this accommodation of President Rodrigo Duterte ‘the Court’s seeming abdication of its duty’

DISSENTERS. Four justices dissent to the Supreme Court decision upholding the constitutionality of President Rodrigo Duterte's 3rd extension of martial law in Mindanao.

FAST FACTS: Who is new Supreme Court Associate Justice Amy Lazaro Javier?

Mar 06, 2019 - 7:46 PM

The new Supreme Court associate justice was against the hero's burial of dictator Ferdinand Marcos and does not consider President Duterte anti-women

Duterte appoints CA justice Javier to Supreme Court

Mar 06, 2019 - 6:10 PM

Court of Appeals Justice Amy Lazaro Javier, a longtime applicant to the Supreme Court, has said she ‘does not see Duterte as an enemy of women’

NEW SC JUSTICE. Court of Appeals Justice Amy Lazaro Javier is the newest justice of the Supreme Court. Photo from the JBC

Dissenters slam SC on Duterte’s Boracay win: ‘Realization of a tyrant’

Feb 27, 2019 - 5:51 PM

Justices Leonen and Caguioa write strong dissenting opinions that allude to Duterte as a tyrant and dictator

DISSENTERS. Supreme Court Associate Justices Marvic Leonen and Benjamin Caguioa (R-L) are the only two dissenters in the 11-2 win that upheld the legality of closing down Boracay island for 6 months. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Supreme Court sets oral arguments on bid to increase nurses’ salary

Feb 01, 2019 - 4:37 PM

The petition from 2015 seeks to give nurses a salary grade where they could earn as much as P31,000 per month

NURSES' SALARY. A petition seeks to increase the salary of public nurses in the Philippines. File photo by AFP

PH reiterates ISIS threat in Supreme Court oral arguments

Jan 29, 2019 - 9:30 PM

(UPDATED) Solicitor General Jose Calida insists 23 factions of Moro rebel groups have pledged allegiance to ISIS

ISIS. Solicitor General Jose Calida reiterated on January 29, 2019, the threat of ISIS to the Philippines. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Military to recommend ending martial law if enemy strength down to 30%

Jan 29, 2019 - 6:11 PM

But with baselines and deadlines unclear, Associate Justice Marvic Leonen says it could mean that martial law can last until the end of Duterte’s term

MARTIAL LAW. AFP Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benjamin Madrigal tells the Supreme Court that they will be "glad to recommend the lifting of martial law" if enemies are "degraded" to only 30%. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

'Prove this is rebellion,' Caguioa says of military martial law report

Jan 29, 2019 - 4:41 PM

(UPDATED) Some incidents ‘seem to be for motives other than rebellion,’ says Associate Justice Benjamin Caguioa, the member-in-charge

ORAL ARGUMENTS. Supreme Court Associate Justice Benjamin Caguioa interpellates the military's deputy chief of staff for intelligence during oral arguments on the 3rd extension of martial law on January 29, 2019. Screenshot from SC PIO

SC rules: No share for Palawan in Camago-Malampaya gas project proceeds

Jan 23, 2019 - 3:15 PM

The unanimous decision is that the earnings from the offshore gas project will go to the national government because Palawan's jurisdiction refers only to land area

Supreme Court of the Philippines in PAdre Faura on June 19, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Ex-SC Justice Leonardo Quisumbing passes away

Jan 21, 2019 - 10:31 PM

(UPDATED) Quisumbing once served as labor chief and defense undersecretary. He was 79.

Retired Justice Leonardo Quisumbing. Courtesy of Supreme Court

Martial law 3rd extension: What new arguments will SC discuss?

Jan 16, 2019 - 6:13 PM

(3rd UPDATE) What petitioners can hope for are new views from the new justices

Supreme Court to hold oral arguments on 2019 martial law extension

Jan 08, 2019 - 2:09 PM

(UPDATED) The hearings are scheduled for January 22 and 23

Supreme Court of the Philippines in PAdre Faura on June 19, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

LTFRB orders arrest of Angkas bikes still operating

Dec 12, 2018 - 11:18 AM

(3rd UPDATE) The LTFRB orders all law enforcers to immediately apprehend and even impound Angkas motorcycles operating as public utility vehicles

NOT SO FAST? LTFRB can apprehend Angkas drivers again, a Supreme Court order says. Angkas file photo

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

Ahead of JBC interviews, SC lists recommendation for next justice

Dec 04, 2018 - 3:30 PM

(UPDATED) CA Justices Manuel Barrios, Ramon Bato Jr, Ramon Garcia, and Court Administrator Midas Marquez get the en banc’s nod

VACANCIES. The Supreme Court is again on the search for who will be President Rodrigo Duterte's 8th appointee to the High Court. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/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

[ANALYSIS] Deep Dive | What's the big deal about seniority in selecting the Chief Justice?

Nov 29, 2018 - 9:30 AM

Appointing the judiciary’s head, whether the most senior or not, is the only way by which the President may legally exert influence over the judiciary

Justice Antonio Carpio: Forever the No. 2

Nov 28, 2018 - 8:56 PM

Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin says he's confident that his appointment will not strain relationships in the High Court

Photo c/o SC PIO

FAST FACTS: Who is new Supreme Court Associate Justice Rosmari Carandang?

Nov 28, 2018 - 5:59 PM

Rosmari Carandang is appointed to the Supreme Court after making it to the short list at least 5 times

Duterte appoints woman justice to the Supreme Court

Nov 28, 2018 - 1:20 PM

Longtime applicant Court of Appeals Associate Justice Rosmari Carandang is the new Supreme Court justice

NEW SC JUSTICE. Court of Appeals Justice Rosmari Carandang is the newest Supreme Court Justice. Photo from the Supreme Court

FAST FACTS: Who is new Supreme Court Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin?

Nov 28, 2018 - 1:16 PM

Lucas Bersamin is appointed as top magistrate on his 9th year in the Supreme Court. He is retiring in 10 months.

MARTIAL LAW. Supreme Court Associate Justice Lucas Bersamin says the 1987 Constitution is not enough to address present-day threats to the safety of Filipinos. Photo from the Supreme Court

Alliance appeals SC ruling removing Filipino as required college subject

Nov 26, 2018 - 9:21 PM

Petitioners say that implementation of the CHED memorandum will also leave rights guaranteed by the Constitution 'vulnerable to being diminished'

FIGHT RULING. Students and Filipino language advocates march towards the Supreme Court in Manilaon November 26, 2018 as they hold a protest action condemning the recent CHED Memorandum Order 20 which aims to remove the Filipino subject in the college level. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Short list for chief justice is out, all 5 justices get in

Nov 23, 2018 - 5:34 PM

The short list will be transmitted to Malacañang before the end of Friday, November 23

TRACKING THE VOTE. Voting history in key Supreme Court decision reveals something about the justices aspiring to be the next Philippine Chief Justice. Photos courtesy of Supreme Court PIO

SC orders Muntinlupa court: Allow media access to De Lima hearings

Nov 23, 2018 - 12:53 PM

While the en banc awaits the proposed guidelines of reporters' associations, it orders the Muntinlupa Regional Trial Court to let in as many reporters as can be accommodated in the hearings

HEAVILY GUARDED. Detained Senator Leila De Lima is always heavily guarded when she attends her hearings, with one branch of the Muntinlupa Regional Trial Court restricting media access. Photo from Senator De Lima's Office

Thanks to SC decision, mining firm SR Metals cleared in P76M tax case

Nov 22, 2018 - 2:14 PM

Caloocan City 2nd District Representative Edgar Erice, who is with the Liberal Party, is a shareholder of SR Metals Incorporated

MINING TAX. SR Metals wins all its legal battles on what could have been a P76 million worth tax case. Image from Shutterstock


SC reminder: Weak drug cases will lead to acquittals

Nov 22, 2018 - 10:55 AM

Because the police failed to bring required witnesses during the inventory of seized drugs, a man previously sentenced to life in prison can now walk free

DRUG CASES. The Supreme Court reminds police and prosecutors to strictly follow procedures in drugs cases. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

CA justices shortlisted to be next Supreme Court justice

Nov 16, 2018 - 4:48 PM

The names on the shortlist are all familiar

Supreme Court of teh Philippines in Padre Faura, Manila

The unpredictability of Supreme Court Justice Bernabe

Nov 02, 2018 - 11:01 AM

Bernabe often votes with a nuance. She is respected in the High Court because of her collegial virtues.

CJ SEARCH. Supreme Court Associate Justice Estela Perlas-Bernabe applies for chief justice.

First among equals: How influential is a chief justice on the Court?

Nov 01, 2018 - 6:25 PM

A recently-released study shows there’s a probability that a justice who belongs to the same network as the chief justice will vote similarly as the top magistrate

Supreme Court of the Philippines in PAdre Faura on June 19, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Supreme Court warns officials: ‘Good faith’ not always a valid excuse

Oct 31, 2018 - 8:37 PM

The good faith doctrine is ‘inapplicable in a situation where there are circumstances that should have prompted the government officials to make further inquiries,’ says the High Court

GOOD FAITH DOCTRINE. The Supreme Court says good faith doctrine does not always apply in corruption cases. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Supreme Court improves whenever Carpio is acting Chief Justice – Leonen

Oct 25, 2018 - 7:12 PM

'It’s difficult to pluck someone from the most junior ranks and put them to the leadership position,’ says Associate Justice Marvic Leonen

#CJSEARCH. Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio applies for chief justice. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

‘Improper’ JBC questions led to striking out public interview of senior justices

Oct 25, 2018 - 5:55 PM

‘The court en banc was disappointed that there were questions which were not proper, they catered to something, to trivia,’ says Associate Justice Marvic Leonen

JBC. The Judicial and Bar Council interviews applicants for the chief justice position on August 16, 2018. Screengrab from SC PIO

Rappler Talk: Inside the Supreme Court with Justice Marvic Leonen

Oct 25, 2018 - 11:09 AM

Former Supreme Court spokesman Ted Te also joins the discussion on Thursday, October 25

SC clears the way for 500% hike in property valuation in Quezon City

Oct 25, 2018 - 7:30 AM

(UPDATED) City Administrator Aldrin Cuña says the QC Fair Market Values Ordinance can be implemented 15 working days after the Supreme Court decision

Rebus sic stantibus? SC aspirant says Duterte can unilaterally withdraw from ICC

Oct 18, 2018 - 3:29 PM

Associate Dean Rita Linda Jimeno stumbles on the doctrine at first, but eventually says that rebus sic stantibus may be used by Duterte to validly withdraw from the ICC without the concurrence of the Senate

ICC ISSUE. CEU Associate Dean Rita Linda Jimeno says President Rodrigo Duterte has basis to unilaterally withdraw from the International Criminal Court. Photo from JBC

Supreme Court applicant wants CCTV cameras in courtrooms

Oct 18, 2018 - 2:10 PM

Sandiganbayan Associate Justice Alex Quiroz, who is aspiring for a seat on the Supreme Court bench, says installing CCTV cameras would discourage misbehavior

PLANS. Sandiganbayan Justice Alex Quiroz says that if he is appointed to the Supreme Court (SC), he would push for the instalment of CCTV cameras in every courtroom in the country. Photo from JBC

Carpio vies for Supreme Court chief justice

Oct 12, 2018 - 5:15 PM

SC Associate Justice Mariano del Castillo declines the nomination to be the country's next top magistrate

VYING FOR TOP MAGISTRATE. Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio has accepted the nomination to be the next chief justice. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

CA Justice Hernando appointed Supreme Court justice

Oct 10, 2018 - 5:32 PM

The Court of Appeals Justice known for his speedy disposition of cases will fill the vacancy in the High Court left by Ombudsman Samuel Martires

JBC begins search for SC chief justice after De Castro

Sep 28, 2018 - 3:20 PM

Application opens September 29 and ends October 15

DE CASTRO COURT. Chief Justice Teresita Leonardo De Castro will retire on October 8. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Supreme Court orders fixed salaries for bus drivers, conductors

Sep 27, 2018 - 10:04 PM

The court upholds the DOLE order and LTFRB memorandum circular that seek to 'enhance the economic status of bus drivers and conductors, and to promote the general welfare of the riding public'

COMPENSATION. The Supreme Court greenlights having fixed salaries and additional pay for properly performing drivers and conductors. Buses image by Joel Liporada/Rappler

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

Supreme Court allows drug charges vs Peter Lim to continue

Sep 26, 2018 - 5:21 PM

The Court’s Third Division denies Lim’s request to nullify the Department of Justice (DOJ) reinvestigation

JUNKED. Supreme Court junks Peter Lim's appeal to void the Department of Justice reinvestigation that ultimately found sufficient evidence to charge him for conspiracy to commit illegal drugs.

‘Habal-habal’ justice of Visayas tries luck at SC

Sep 26, 2018 - 5:07 PM

(UPDATED) Justice Delos Santos penned the lauded Writ of Kalikasan decision that shut down the controversial Inawayan Landfill in Cebu City

SUPREME COURT APPLICATION. Court of Appeals Justice Edgardo delos Santos applies for a Supreme Court post for the first time. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

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.