Problems continue for the embattled bank as it loses its petition for a P25-billion government loan
Is it a good idea to bring the issue to the Court? And what added value will Leila de Lima’s personal participation bring?
The Supreme Court approves a Precautionary Hold Departure Order (PHDO) for crimes where the minimum penalty is at least 6 years and one day
(3rd UPDATE) Supreme Court Justices Carpio and Jardeleza vote to allow De Lima's participation but are outvoted
The activist faces imprisonment of 2 months and 21 days at minimum, and 1 year, 1 month, and 11 days at maximum for his 2010 'Damaso stunt'
(UPDATED) Ferdinand Marcos Jr cites the posts made by Supreme Court Justice Alfredo Benjamin Caguioa's wife in a Viber group that showed bias for Vice President Leni Robredo
High Court says that 'lustful acts of men are often veiled in either the power of coercive threat or the inconvenience inherent in patriarchy as a culture’
It's now up to new Ombudsman Samuel Martires to use the ruling to their advantage
From now on, when defendants try to have their cases dismissed based on delay, the fact-finding phase cannot be counted as part of the investigation period
By tradition, the vote of the chief justice as the ex-officio chairman of the JBC has followed the vote of the Supreme Court en banc
Here's how the composition of the Philippines' top court would look like by the time President Rodrigo Duterte's term ends
(UPDATED) Batangas Governor Hermilando Mandanas tells President Rodrigo Duterte that the ruling wouldn't cause an unmanageable increase in the government's budget
Two senior justices also accept their automatic nominations: Associate Justices Diosdado Peralta and Lucas Bersamin
Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno says applying the Supreme Court ruling on 'rightful' tax share of local government units next year 'would compromise projects'
The other 4 senior Supreme Court justices have yet to respond to their automatic nominations
Former senator Bong Revilla's latest petition to stop the trial at the anti-graft Sandiganbayan is still pending
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‘Corruption weakens judicial independence far more than political interference,’ says Associate Justice Marvic Leonen
'That's pure false,' says Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen of RJ Nieto's Facebook post
(UPDATED) The Supreme Court also rules that the House panel did not commit grave abuse of discretion in investigating the alleged misuse of Ilocos Norte’s tobacco funds
The High Court’s 3rd division reverses a Court of Appeals decision that previously cleared spouses Manu and Champa Gidwani, who got more than the insured amount through 86 dummy claimants
'We choose only portions of the past that we like and call it tradition that we must preserve,' says Associate Justice Marvic Leonen
Petitioner Jesus Falcis III says civil union can be a middleground, 'but it doesn’t mean we will stop fighting for marriage equality'
‘Is there a statistical study that shows that heterosexual couples make better families?’ Associate Justice Marvic Leonen asks Solicitor General Jose Calida
The post is for the replacement of Associate Justice Presbitero Velasco Jr
'As long as you have a good conscience, you did your best, that should be enough,' says Maria Lourdes Sereno
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Supreme Court Associate Justice Francis Jardeleza advises young lawyer Jesus Falcis to instead look at Congress and the Constitutional Consultative Committee
'There is a law that would guide judges and justices, and that is the Constitution,' says petitioner Jesus Falcis III
Jesus Falcis III makes an impassioned plea at the end and tells the Court, ‘I made mistakes, but LGBT couples will be harmed if their rights are not recognized’
‘We may commit a mistake and such a mistake might be permanent,’ says Associate Justice Marvic Leonen
(3rd UPDATE) The Supreme Court junks 'with finality' ousted chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno's motion for reconsideration
The Supreme Court's First Division upholds a 2010 Sandiganbayan ruling which dismissed a PCGG complaint that sought damages from the estate of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos and his cronies
Martires’ quo warranto vote and a past disciplinary action show lack of probity, according to Catholic priests, Evangelical pastors and theological teachers
The members of the Judicial and Bar Council ask nominees about freedom of expression, judicial independence, and religious freedom. However, some issues like the bloody drug war are not discussed.
The ruling of the Court imposing the 50% shading threshold in reviewing election results that were determined on a 25% threshold might therefore be a portent of things to come. It forecasts how the Court intends to exercise discretion in Marcos v. Robredo.
‘The right to religious belief in the hierarchy of values should prevail,’ says Court of Appeals Associate Justice Ramon Garcia
‘I am confident that the President will pass upon my qualifications on the merits and not because I am a woman and not a man,' says Court of Appeals Associate Justice Amy Lazaro-Javier
There are 12 candidates vying for the slot of retiring Supreme Court Associate Justice Presbitero Velasco Jr, with 3 of them to be interviewed on Thursday, June 14
(UPDATED) The concept of freedom of expression is usually tackled during the first year of law school
Six applicants will undergo public interviews on June 14
Dissenting Justice Benjamin Caguioa hits the double standard applied to the cases of De Lima and Lim-Espinosa, saying the senator's constitutional right 'continues to be violated'
Warning participants against 'undermin[ing] the safe and orderly conduct' of the oath-taking ceremonies for new lawyers intentionally or unintentionally limit public criticism of the court
The Supreme Court issues a show cause order against ousted Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno for discussing the merits of the case before the media
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Edre Olalia of the National Union of Peoples’ Lawyers (NUPL) says it is up to Justices Andres Reyes Jr and Alexander Gesmundo to ‘change their minds’. There is also the curious case of Justice Francis Jardeleza.
The President and the Vice President have very minimal requirements for eligibility. As such, there are very limited grounds to use a quo warranto petition against them.
If democracy must die sooner or later, it must die with honor
Associate Justice Teresita de Castro says ousted Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno's 'pattern of lies' began even before she was appointed to head the Supreme Court