Because the Supreme Court said the lower court sheriff was not diligent enough in serving the summons personally on Imee, the Honolulu court's ruling on the 'wrongful death' of student Archimedes Trajano was unenforceable here
‘The prosecution could have done better in this case. Sadly it failed,’ says Associate Justice Marvic Leonen, who penned the decision
Dubbed as the tax refund scam of the 1990s, Petron and Shell win big in the Supreme Court
The Supreme Court reverses an earlier decision by a lower court, saying oil tankers pose a larger risk to the environment in the event of an oil spill
The bloc of ex-majority leader Rodolfo Fariñas argues that the current House leadership has committed 'grave abuse of discretion' by retaining Danilo Suarez as minority leader
Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano says the Supreme Court has 'shown independence' by giving Senator Antonio Trillanes IV the chance to explain his side in court
Trillanes says he's 'grateful' the high court recognized his rights despite failing to get immediate relief
The immediate implication is that the ball is now in the court of the Makati Regional Trial Courts
(UPDATED) 'They gave him [Duterte] a face-saving way out... but at the same time protecting my rights and the rights of similarly situated people in the future,' says Trillanes
Vice President Leni Robredo's lawyers find it 'disturbing' that former lawmaker Glenn Chong has access to audit logs from Ragay, Camarines Sur
(UPDATED) Opposition lawmakers say it was obvious the House committee on justice already wanted to dismiss the impeachment complaints against the Supreme Court justices
(5th UPDATE) Attention shifts to the two Makati courts which will hear the motion to issue a warrant of arrest
(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.
Watch the deliberations on the impeachment complaints live on Rappler
The Supreme Court also tells petitioner Danilo Lihaylihay that 'frivolous litigation...hampers the resolution of more meritorious cases'
In a nutshell, all cases and complaints are filed by Duterte-allied lawyers and the President's family members
Senator Antonio Trillanes IV remains holed up in the Senate as President Rodrigo Duterte himself backtracks on the warrantless arrest of his fierce critic
Will a chief justice front-runner grant Trillanes a TRO?
'The DND respects the judicial process and will defer to the decision of the court on the matter,' says the Department of National Defense
Trillanes says it is the only way that the military can get out of the order to arrest him without necessarily defying their commander-in-chief
(UPDATED) Senator Antonio Trillanes IV runs to the Supreme Court, but hours later rumors spread that he is set to be arrested while the nation is in slumber
(UPDATED) With the motion for a special raffle, the justice in charge can make a recommendation as early as Friday. But it will depend on Chief Justice De Castro to act on it.
'If we cannot rely on the Supreme Court, wala na tayong puwedeng pagkatiwalaan. Kaya kami nandito ngayon,' says Trillanes' lawyer
(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte's Proclamation 572 'should alarm the justices of the Supreme Court,' says opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV
'I think it is conceded that we do not have any implementing legislation yet,' says the Chief Justice
(UPDATED) ‘Of course there is always danger in going straight to the Supreme Court given the current composition and disposition of the SC,’ says criminal law expert Alexander Padilla
During oral arguments, former Akbayan representative Barry Gutierrez will present on behalf of the senators. 13 years ago, former senator Pimentel asked the SC to compel the Palace to have the Senate ratify the Rome Statute.
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
'Nagtaka ako nung bibitayin siya, hindi siya umiyak, pero noong isang araw, umiiyak si Mary Jane. Ang sabi, 'Nanay tulungan niyo ako, inip na inip na ako,’ says Celia Veloso
(UPDATED) 'I respectfully believe that I would be of greater value to the judiciary and the Court in the academic world at this time,' Te tells Chief Justice De Castro
Compulsively carrying on this way, he succeeded only in burying himself deeper in the hole of his regime’s own digging
Associate Justice Marvic Leonen warns against the possibility of the High Court turning into a judicial dictator
Vice President Leni Robredo does not react when asked if she has any fears over Chief Justice Teresita Leonardo de Castro possibly influencing the electoral protest filed against her
(3RD UPDATE) The senior justice again clashes with Duterte on a crucial policy. This will factor in on the talks of whether or not Carpio can be appointed Chief Justice after De Castro retires.
‘The issue you are presenting to this Court forces this Court to make a decision between checks and balances and the powers of the President,’ says Justice Jardeleza during oral arguments
If at least one-third of the House affirms the impeachment complaints, they will be forwarded to the Senate for an impeachment trial
But House committee on justice chairperson Salvador Leachon says this will not bar the complainants from filing criminal charges against the Chief Justice after
The Supreme Court denies the motion for reconsideration as well as the appeal to let Senator Leila de Lima argue through video conference
(UPDATED) During the SC oral arguments, watch out for references to the war on drugs, whether coming from Malacañang's side or the justices
The new Chief Justice believes she is the first woman top magistrate and not Maria Lourdes Sereno, who was ousted via a quo warranto petition
'The President’s statement that seniority is his major and principal consideration in appointing individuals to the government boosts Carpio’s chance of becoming the next chief justice,' says Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon
Only 12% of the 289,295 drugs cases at the lower courts are disposed of in 2017. A big problem is that courts just can't keep up.
Chairman Salvador Leachon says the House justice committee will coordinate with the complainants – opposition congressmen – if they want the complaints 'tackled simultaneously and jointly'
For President Rodrigo Duterte, Justice Antonio Carpio's declaration that he will decline a nomination for chief justice after Maria Loudes' Sereno's ouster still stands
President Rodrigo Duterte stresses that he based Chief Justice Teresita de Castro's appointment on seniority and merit
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque says President Rodrigo Duterte 'upheld judicial professionalism by appointing [the] most senior of aspirants'
(2nd UPDATE) Opposition lawmakers say the appointment is beneficial to the Marcos family, citing the electoral protest of former senator Bongbong Marcos
'The new Chief Justice will have to credibly address uncomplimentary views about her independence and impartiality,' says the National Union of Peoples' Lawyers