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'Concededly, this could take years, but this duty is ours in the present, and we will not relent,' says Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta
'I’ve always believed that the presidential immunity from suit is meant for the Office, not the man who abuses its powers and destroys its dignity,' says Senator Leila de Lima
The Supreme Court unanimously rules that the President is immune from suit
Majority of the justices choose to take a hands-off approach. Four dissenters say the Court should strike down the ordinance for being too broad which might restrain free speech.
As it argues that self-regulation is one of the fundamentals of a free press, Rappler asks: Can the President pick who's legitimate media and who is not? Can the President restrict access to public events?
The High Court upholds a 2007 decision of the Construction Industry Arbitration Commission in favor of BF Corporation
But agencies are yet to digitize their data that will be uploaded to the newly-launched National Justice Information System (NJIS)
Samuel Gaerlan, a San Beda law graduate, fills in the associate justice post left vacant following the appointment of Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta
The Vice President argues that her wider lead over Bongbong Marcos in the initial vote recount was enough basis to dismiss his election case against her
Former senator Bongbong Marcos once again asks the High Court to proceed with his motion to nullify votes in 3 Mindanao provinces where he alleges widespread cheating happened
The Supreme Court denies the motion for reconsideration as the lawyers presented 'no substantial arguments'
The High Court cites procedural flaws in dismissing the petition of convicted killer-rapist Antonio Sanchez and other heinous crime convicts
(3rd UPDATE) Even with a Supreme Court dismissal, there is still an injunction on the bus ban issued by a Quezon City court in July 2019 that favors provincial operators
The Supreme Court says the petition for certiorari filed by Daniel Vasquez against Marcos general Fabian Ver's partner Edna Camcam is a 'violation of the doctrine of hierarchy of court'
The Supreme Court maintains that certain provisions of Republic Act No. 9167, the law that created the Film Development Council of the Philippines, are unconstitutional
The Australian nun insists Sister Elenita Belardo is innocent, and has done nothing but advocate Lumad children's right to receive an education, and better lives for peasants
Setting up more organized and stronger coordinating systems in the justice sector is a global trend. The Philippines tries to keep up.
(UPDATED) The judgment is expected on December 19
The Sandiganbayan is directed to hear the case again and resolve it 'with reasonable dispatch'
Some powers of the Legal Education Board (LEB) are also declared as unconstitutional
Justice Edgardo delos Santos – the 'habal-habal' justice of Visayas – and Bedan Justice Mario Lopez, both of the Court of Appeals, make it to the High Court
'I very much want to join the judiciary in some future time, but I just want to make sure that I'm able to do something more for the DOJ,' says Guevarra
'I don’t think any lawyer will close the possibility to be appointed to such a lofty position,' says Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra
The Presidential Electoral Tribunal gets a P13.05 million share from the additional budget
The mayor of Baguio City sends a letter to Supreme Court Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta about the 'bully' judge Nelson V. Largo
The claims have included the Casa Vallejo property along Upper Session Road, the Pacdal Circle, Wright Park, and the city government’s titled property in Barangay Lualhati
Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra offers the help of the NBI
UP alum Justice Marvic Leonen comes to the defense of the Fighting Maroons as Thomasian Chief Justice Peralta says, 'Walang laban ang UP'
'From what we have gathered she followed all the rules,' Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta says of Quezon City Judge Cecilyn Burgos Villavert
'We have waited for ten years, the 30 days is a short time to wait,' private prosecutor Nena Santos says of the 30-day extension to promulgate the decision
'The proper remedy is to file a motion to quash either before the court that issued [search warrants], or before the court where the cases are eventually filed,' says the Supreme Court
The 113-page ponencia lists a barrage of gender-specific laws that may be disturbed by ruling same-sex marriage as legal, and says these may be matters of policy better left to legislation
The First Division makes it clear, however, that the government has not lost the money yet, as it is an issue still pending in a Marcos civil forfeiture case
I want Justice Carpio the way he is – the precise way that has made him the man of the times
Caguioa loses the member-in-charge position, but his dissent is strong: 'What is stopping the majority from applying Rule 65? Why is this Protest being treated as sui generis?'
The former chairman of the Commission on Elections says due process was already observed when the tribunal allowed both comps to participate in the recount of votes through their revisors
The new chief justice wants to apply the principle of 'res ipsa loquitur,' where decisions that appear irregular on its face shall be investigated without the need for a complaint
Ano ang implikasyon ng electoral protest sa papalapit na 2022 elections? Pakinggan ang talakayan nila researcher-writer Jodesz Gavilan, justice reporter Lian Buan, election reporter Sofia Tomacruz, at House reporter Mara Cepeda
'You served our country exceptionally well with courage, dignity, and brilliance that equally matched your compassion for the rule of law,' says Senator Leila de Lima
The High Court does not set concrete guidelines for Senate investigations. If a new senator decides to launch a new probe, this decision cannot stop the probe.
(UPDATED) Comelec Spokesperson James Jimenez says the poll body's job is to hold elections and enforce the outcome of decisions from electoral tribunals
Diosdado Peralta has been appointed chief justice. What responsibilities and powers does the job wield?
On Thursday, October 24, the Newsbreak team sits down to discuss the latest development in the electoral protest filed by Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr against Vice President Leni Robredo
In October 2019, then Supreme Court associate justice Diosdado Peralta tells the Judicial and Bar Council that he deserves to be chief justice
The 'green courthouse,' to be built on a P2.8-billion budget, will have 120 courtrooms and 3 special courtrooms
Carpio highlights a professional achievement: he leaves the Court with zero backlog
Who does the President really want? Insiders whisper his preferred candidate is not among the 3 candidates, but someone more junior.