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Robredo's lawyers say the request to investigate 3 Mindanao provinces was a belated move by Bongbong Marcos and would violate PET rules
'Be steadfast in the fealty to the letter and spirit of the Constitution and to the rule of law,' says retiring chief justice Lucas Bersamin
Even in the Robredo-Marcos case, which is perceptibly a divisive issue, justices are said to be having an 'emerging consensus'
To be sure, too many incredible things have happened in the Supreme Court, precisely in cases where Duterte had an interest
(3rd UPDATE) The OFW's lawyers hope this can play a significant role in removing her from death row in Indonesia for drug trafficking charges
Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin says the public can expect a 'result' by next week and 'it may not be what you expect'
The High Court directs the Energy Regulatory Commission to review Meralco's unbundled rates 'for determination of a reasonable and fair valuation of the regulatory asset base that will provide electricity to consumers in the least cost manner'
The Supreme Court spokesman reacts to a radio interview made by Vice President Leni Robredo's legal counsel on Wednesday morning
But the High Court says it cannot compel the government to implement the adjustment to the new salary grade because this needs another law for the budget
Four kinds of 'lump-sum' discretionary funds from 2014 are declared as constitutional for constituting singular correspondence
In the petition, the alleged pork barrel scam mastermind relies on two decisions: the SC's aquittal of former president Gloria Arroyo, and the Sandiganbayan's acquittal of Senator Bong Revilla
Bilibid inmates want to nullify DOJ's new Implementing Rules and Regulations for violating equal protection
(UPDATED) The 4 applicants for chief justice include SC Associate Justices Diosdado Peralta, Estela Perlas Bernabe, Andres Reyes Jr, and Jose Reyes Jr
New round of deliberations are scheduled for October 8
If he's not appointed in this round, the justice will say goodbye to his chances of being top magistrate
'The chief justice is not a position of superiority but an opportunity to lead the judiciary,' Supreme Court Associate Justice Estela Perlas-Bernabe tells the Judicial and Bar Council during her interview for the top magistrate position
(UPDATED) Associate Justice Estela Perlas Bernabe, for her part, says banning premarital sex would violate the Constitution
The chief justice applicant says judges should not acquit suspects, but dismiss cases only without prejudice to refiling
'I’m not a topnotcher, I'm not an honor student, but I think I was able to compensate with the work that I had done,' Justice Diosdado Peralta tells the Judicial and Bar Council
Watch the public interview of the applicants for the Philippines' next chief justice
Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) short-lists 13 for the Jardeleza vacancy
Justice Diosdado Peralta, the most senior of the applicants, represents the judiciary in budget hearings of both chambers of Congress
The new IRR has different treatments for heinous crime convicts before 2013 and those after 2013. Is that a violation of equal protection?
Supreme Court Justice Diosdado Peralta proposes amendments to Republic Act 9165 of the Dangerous Drugs Act
(UPDATED) The High Court continues its streak of tackling what could be described as progressive issues such as same-sex marriage and inheritance rights of illegitimate children
(UPDATED) The petitioners argue the DOJ's new internal rules amount to executive legislation and violate equal protection
If the SC does not hand down a ruling before October 28, the prosecution would be forced to wrap up its case against Veloso's recruiters without presenting her as witness
Before the official comment to the Supreme Court, Malacañang and President Duterte had provided varying reasons for banning Rappler from presidential events
The Enrique Razon-owned MORE is granted a franchise by President Duterte, but the bypassed Panay Electric Company (PECO) is fighting for its assets
The camp of former Makati City mayor Elenita Binay says they will appeal
Law group Center for International Law or CenterLaw wants to cite in contempt the Office the Solicitor General and the Philippine National Police
The military wants Alexandrea Pacalda to register herself as a communist rebel returnee
(UPDATED) Julito Vitriolo is a career official at the Commission on Higher Education who is still claiming his post as executive director
A hearing at the Supreme Court turns emotional as petitioner Maggie Ho Aquino claims her right to inherit from her grandfather, and is urged by a justice to see the case through
The Supreme Court is narrowly split, 8-6, in ruling that Camarines Norte Governor Edgardo Tallado can serve his '4th term' because his dismissal from service is an involuntary interruption exempt from the constitutional 3-term limit
Four Court of Appeals associate justices say international legal conventions on political refugees protect the Communist Party of the Philippines founder from arrest over a murder case filed in 2007
The magistrates, considered experts in their respective legal fields and some of them professors of law, take the seat of students as they apply for a spot on the Supreme Court bench
'We should be careful of what we do here because the credibility of our processes as well as the political system here is at stake,' says Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin
'(The ruling) did not resolve anything about same sex marriage, the opinions expressed there will not be controlling,' says Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin
PSA data says that in 2017, there were more illegitimate children than legitimate children in the Philippines
The SC says, 'Counsels for petitioners were sternly warned that the commission of the same or similar infractions in the future would be dealt with more severely'
SC denies a Calida-backed petition to charge the former president of reckles imprudence resulting in homicide
The dismissal is based on the lack of legal standing by petitioner Jesus Falcis. Falcis and his co-counsels are held liable for indirect contempt.
The SC says that while housing is 'one of the most serious social problems” that the Manila city government needs to address, LGUs don’t have 'unbridled authority' to exercise its power to solve this problem
Before continuous trial, only 2% of criminal cases on average finish trial in 180 days. The 30% compliance is an impressive improvement.
On the issue of heinous crimes, the chief justice says: 'It's up to the secretary of justice to tell us.... But if anyone is not satisfied, then they can come to us'
Retired general Renato Miranda was found guilty of grave misconduct and serious dishonesty over a clothing allowance anomaly
Unlike Philippine-based workers whose employers shoulder part of their SSS contributions, overseas workers have to pay the entire amount even before they go abroad
'To invite more applicants,' says Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra, explaining the extension
It sparks debate on a law that applies to all, even to a convict whom the Supreme Court called an "unthinking beast." It also reignites opposition to death penalty