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No TRO yet for Boracay workers who wanted to stop closure

Apr 26, 2018 - 3:22 PM

There is no instant relief from the Supreme Court

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Why Supreme Court justices go to Baguio every April

Apr 18, 2018 - 11:40 AM

Will the SC wait until after their writing break in May to hand down their Sereno decision, or will the justices create another history in Baguio?

The Supreme Court holds yearly summer sessions in Baguio where they hold office all month of April. Photos by Lian Buan/Rappler

Sereno faces probing colleagues in a historic first

Apr 10, 2018 - 2:03 PM

Sereno would have to convince her most bitter rivals that she deserves – or is legally entitled to – the post that she has held for 5 years

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SC compels government to provide full Tokhang documentation

Apr 03, 2018 - 2:18 PM

(UPDATED) The Supreme Court denies the Sollicitor General's motion for reconsideration which argued that full documentation would risk national security

OPLAN TOKHANG. Police visit a drug suspect deep in the slum areas of Muntinlupa City. Rappler screengrab

SC en banc sets oral arguments for Sereno quo warranto

Apr 03, 2018 - 1:24 PM

(3RD UPDATE) The oral arguments will be held on April 10 in Baguio City and Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno is required to appear

Supreme Court Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno during the Women vs Strongman forum at the UP School of Economics on March 22, 2018

Experts agree: Supreme Court will have last say on Sereno

Mar 08, 2018 - 10:38 AM

The High Court can either let the impeachment proceedings in Congress take their course, or set a precedent for a quo warranto removal

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno speaks a forum during 'Laban ng Kababaihan, Laban ng Bayan', at St. Scholastica College in Manila for celebration of International Women's day on March 07, 2018. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Sereno hints at opposition to Charter Change

Mar 07, 2018 - 2:18 PM

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno rallies support for the constitutional bodies facing threats of either abolition or dilution under Cha-Cha proposals

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno speaks a forum during 'Laban ng Kababaihan, Laban ng Bayan', at St. Scholastica College in Manila for celebration of International Women's day on March 07, 2018. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Revilla again delays trial at Sandiganbayan

Mar 06, 2018 - 6:10 PM

Former senator Bong Revilla’s lawyer, Estelito Mendoza, reveals their petition before the Supreme Court has been on the en banc agenda for weeks now, but the Sereno controversy bumped it off. The en banc agenda is supposed to be confidential.

PLUNDER HEARING. Anti-graft court Sandiganbayan First Division Associate Justice Geraldine Faith Econg grills the lawyer of Janet Lim Napoles during a plunder hearing on March 6, 2018. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Supreme Court's I.T. chief quits amid Sereno impeachment

Mar 06, 2018 - 1:34 PM

(UPDATED) Carlos Garay and his department are material to the alleged illegal hiring of information technology consultant Helen Macasaet

Atty. Carlos Garay, Acting Chief, Management Information System Office, SC, testify before the Committee on Justice during hearing of the Continuation of the determination of probable cause in relation to the verified complaint for impeachment against Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on Wednesday, February 07, 2018. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

Quo warranto precedents: Sereno bats for outright dismissal

Mar 05, 2018 - 5:52 PM

Sereno and Calida cite jurisprudence on quo warranto proceedings. But can the SC entertain the petition in the first place?

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno visit law student in University of Baguio . Photo by Mau victa

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'

Napoles loses another bail petition at Supreme Court

Feb 28, 2018 - 5:25 PM

Janet Lim Napoles does not succeed in using the main plunderer principle in this case

Alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles attend hearing at the Sandiganbayan in Quezon City on Thursday, June 15, 2017. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

Why SC justices forced Sereno to go on leave

Feb 28, 2018 - 10:43 AM

Chief Justice Sereno's official letter regarding her leave is anticipated. Will it settle things for now, or will it cause more trouble in the Supreme Court?

ALL EYES ON THE CHIEF. Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno faces another tough challenge in her impeachment proceedings as her fellow justices force her to take an indefinite leave.

INSIDE STORY: SC justices pressure Sereno to go on leave

Feb 27, 2018 - 7:01 PM

Had voting taken place, insiders say, 'at least 8 justices' would have voted for Sereno to take a leave

Supreme Court chief justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno on Rappler Talk, February 15, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

SC defers action on Revilla petitions to suspend plunder trial

Feb 27, 2018 - 5:44 PM

Former senator Bong Revilla was relying on a temporary restraining order from the Supreme Court to stop his trial at the Sandiganbayan

SC en banc wants Sereno to explain missing SALNs

Feb 21, 2018 - 7:44 PM

The en banc acts on a letter from the House justice committee communicating to them issues on Sereno's alleged missing SALNs

Supreme Court chief justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno on Rappler Talk, February 15, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

SC asks Congress to explain why they did not convene on martial law

Jun 16, 2017 - 8:18 PM

UPDATED The Supreme Court en banc gives the Senate and the House of Representatives 10 days to submit their comment

Ombudsman asks SC to strike down ‘delay’ doctrine

Apr 01, 2017 - 11:00 AM

The Office of the Ombudsman says the anti graft court Sandiganbayan s interpretation of the delay doctrine is confusing and risks letting corrupt officials go unscathed

Supreme Court consolidates Grace Poe's petitions vs Comelec

Jan 12, 2016 - 3:33 PM

Rappler s election columnist earlier wrote The purpose of consolidation is to prevent conflicting legal findings over the same set of facts and issues

LEGAL BATTLE REACHES SC. Grace Poe has filed two petitions for certiorari before the Supreme Court after the Commission on Elections cancelled her certificate of candidacy for president in the 2016 elections. File photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

Supreme Court: Comelec can't cancel Grace Poe's candidacy yet

Jan 12, 2016 - 2:21 PM

Voting 12 3 the High Court confirms the temporary restraining orders earlier issued by the Chief Justice on the Comelec s cancellation of the presidential aspirant s certificate of candidacy

PRESIDENTIAL BID. In this file photo, Senator Grace Poe files her certificate of candidacy for president in the 2016 elections. File photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler