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The Supreme Court also clears Philippine National Bank branch managers as well as officers of the Tolong Sugar Milling Company Incorporated
‘When making a choice, go with your heart even if it terrifies you,’ says Supreme Court Associate Justice Estela Perlas-Bernabe
By filing the letter of protest before the High Court, Tanggol Wika says it hopes to stop 'imminent cultural genocide, the impending murder of our national language and local literature'
The new Supreme Court associate justice hails from President Rodrigo Duterte’s hometown of Davao City.
‘The time for imposing sanctions on such litigants and lawyers may soon be around the corner,’ says the Chief Justice
The Chief Justice receives P3.27 million in benefits in 2018, which is more than his basic salary of P2.46 million in the same year
The Supreme Court grants a petition questioning the Commission on Audit's notice of disallowance on the Development Bank of the Philippines' retirement program
‘Our assets are also collateralized in Kaliwa dam, patrimonial assets also,’ says Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio
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
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
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'
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.
In his dissent, Associate Justice Francis Jardeleza calls this accommodation of President Rodrigo Duterte ‘the Court’s seeming abdication of its duty’
The new Supreme Court associate justice was against the hero's burial of dictator Ferdinand Marcos and does not consider President Duterte anti-women
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’
Justices Leonen and Caguioa write strong dissenting opinions that allude to Duterte as a tyrant and dictator
The petition from 2015 seeks to give nurses a salary grade where they could earn as much as P31,000 per month
(UPDATED) Solicitor General Jose Calida insists 23 factions of Moro rebel groups have pledged allegiance to ISIS
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
(UPDATED) Some incidents ‘seem to be for motives other than rebellion,’ says Associate Justice Benjamin Caguioa, the member-in-charge
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
(UPDATED) Quisumbing once served as labor chief and defense undersecretary. He was 79.
(3rd UPDATE) What petitioners can hope for are new views from the new justices
(UPDATED) The hearings are scheduled for January 22 and 23
(3rd UPDATE) The LTFRB orders all law enforcers to immediately apprehend and even impound Angkas motorcycles operating as public utility vehicles
(UPDATED) The Judicial and Bar Council is interviewing 6 applicants for the slot of retiring Associate Justice Noel Tijam
(UPDATED) CA Justices Manuel Barrios, Ramon Bato Jr, Ramon Garcia, and Court Administrator Midas Marquez get the en banc’s nod
(UPDATED) Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin says he continues to look for a permanent spokesperson. Marquez is applying for associate justice.
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
Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin says he's confident that his appointment will not strain relationships in the High Court
Rosmari Carandang is appointed to the Supreme Court after making it to the short list at least 5 times
Longtime applicant Court of Appeals Associate Justice Rosmari Carandang is the new Supreme Court justice
Lucas Bersamin is appointed as top magistrate on his 9th year in the Supreme Court. He is retiring in 10 months.
Petitioners say that implementation of the CHED memorandum will also leave rights guaranteed by the Constitution 'vulnerable to being diminished'
The short list will be transmitted to Malacañang before the end of Friday, November 23
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
Caloocan City 2nd District Representative Edgar Erice, who is with the Liberal Party, is a shareholder of SR Metals Incorporated
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
The names on the shortlist are all familiar
Bernabe often votes with a nuance. She is respected in the High Court because of her collegial virtues.
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
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
'It’s difficult to pluck someone from the most junior ranks and put them to the leadership position,’ says Associate Justice Marvic Leonen
‘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
Former Supreme Court spokesman Ted Te also joins the discussion on Thursday, October 25
(UPDATED) City Administrator Aldrin Cuña says the QC Fair Market Values Ordinance can be implemented 15 working days after the Supreme Court decision
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
Sandiganbayan Associate Justice Alex Quiroz, who is aspiring for a seat on the Supreme Court bench, says installing CCTV cameras would discourage misbehavior
SC Associate Justice Mariano del Castillo declines the nomination to be the country's next top magistrate
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