Rappler's latest stories on SC justices
‘When making a choice, go with your heart even if it terrifies you,’ says Supreme Court Associate Justice Estela Perlas-Bernabe
The new Supreme Court associate justice hails from President Rodrigo Duterte’s hometown of Davao City.
‘Our assets are also collateralized in Kaliwa dam, patrimonial assets also,’ says Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio
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’
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
(UPDATED) Some incidents ‘seem to be for motives other than rebellion,’ says Associate Justice Benjamin Caguioa, the member-in-charge
(UPDATED) Quisumbing once served as labor chief and defense undersecretary. He was 79.
(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
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
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.
'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
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
(UPDATED) Court Administrator Midas Marquez is linked to lawyer Bruce Rivera and Gemma Sotto who is part of DDS Global
(UPDATED) Justice Delos Santos penned the lauded Writ of Kalikasan decision that shut down the controversial Inawayan Landfill in Cebu City
Supreme Court applicant Midas Marquez says, 'The allegation that I talked to complainants, the witnesses, that I maneuvered or manipulated, is not accurate'
Many of the candidates are current associate justices at the Court of Appeals and had previously applied for a position at the High Court
Marquez is among the 6 nominees whom the en banc has recommended to the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC). He was previously interviewed in June 2017.
The House committee on justice votes unanimously to reject the impeachment complaints against Chief Justice Teresita de Castro and 6 Supreme Court justices
Watch the deliberations on the impeachment complaints live on Rappler
(UPDATED) Opposition lawmakers say it was obvious the House committee on justice already wanted to dismiss the impeachment complaints against the Supreme Court justices
(2nd UPDATE) A total of 23 lawmakers find the impeachment complaints insufficient in substance. Siquijor Representative Ramon Rocamora is the only legislator who voted in favor of the complaints.
Will a chief justice front-runner grant Trillanes a TRO?
The House committee on justice removes Akbayan Representative Tom Villarin among the complainants as he failed to sign the impeachment complaints
On Tuesday, September 4, the House committee on justice will first determine if the impeachment complaints filed against Chief Justice Teresita Leonardo de Castro and 6 other Supreme Court justices are sufficient in form
The Supreme Court unanimously rejects Bongbong Marcos' motion for inhibition against Associate Justice Benjamin Caguioa
If at least one-third of the House affirms the impeachment complaints, they will be forwarded to the Senate for an impeachment trial
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.
(5th UPDATE) Four of the Supreme Court justices facing impeachment are also vying to become the new chief justice to replace Maria Lourdes Sereno
A group wants to nullify strict guidelines on releasing SALNs of justices, saying that they are not above the law
Two chief justice applicants change their votes to hand Philippine Airlines a victory. A dissenter says it besmirches the legitimacy of the Supreme Court.
(3rd UPDATE) Associate Justice Benjamin Caguioa, the member-in-charge, writes the en banc to take the case from him and re-raffle. It is rejected unanimously.
(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’
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
Two senior justices also accept their automatic nominations: Associate Justices Diosdado Peralta and Lucas Bersamin
‘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
'We choose only portions of the past that we like and call it tradition that we must preserve,' says Associate Justice Marvic Leonen
‘Is there a statistical study that shows that heterosexual couples make better families?’ Associate Justice Marvic Leonen asks Solicitor General Jose Calida