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Why usual dissenter Leonen leans toward Duterte in ICC pullout case

Oct 11, 2018 - 8:45 AM

(UPDATED) It seems Leonen wants to practice judicial restraint, a long-standing debate on the Supreme Court that goes as far back to President Diosdado Macapagal

JUDICIAL DICTATORSHIP. Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen warns against judicial dictatorship if the High Court nullifies right away President Rodrigo Duterte's withdrawal from the International Criminal Court. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Supreme Court to hold oral arguments on same-sex marriage

Mar 06, 2018 - 6:10 PM

The oral arguments will give marriage equality advocates their most-awaited day in court

ORAL ARGUMENTS. Openly gay lawyer Jesus Falcis has a once in a lifetime opportunity to defend in oral arguments at the Supreme Court his stance for same-sex marriage. Photo by Rappler

SC sets new round of oral arguments on martial law

Jan 16, 2018 - 4:17 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The oral arguments will be held on January 16 and 17

Justices of the Supreme Court led by chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno starts the first oral argument on the petition to lift the martial law in Mindanao at the Supreme Court in Manila on June 13, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Duterte on martial law extension, Dela Rosa on Carpio, Ongpin case | Evening wRap

Dec 12, 2017 - 6:58 PM

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HIGHLIGHTS: Justices grill Calida on operational loopholes of Oplan TokHang

Dec 06, 2017 - 5:08 PM

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno questions the regularity of police raids during ungodly hours

LOOPHOLES. Solicitor General Jose Calida is put on the spot to defend what some justices deem as loopholes in Oplan TokHang and the government's anti-drug campaign.

Rappler Talk: Why are petitioners fighting the drug war at the Supreme Court?

Nov 24, 2017 - 6:59 PM

'Because I believe it's right and somebody has to do it,' says FLAG's Diokno on why they filed a petition against the drug war before the High Court

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Nov 23, 2017 - 11:42 AM

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BJMP Acting Chief Deogracias Tapayan (left), QCPD Chief PCSupt Guillermo Eleazar (right) along with PDEA officials led the destruction of confiscated contrabands from a series of Greyhound Operations as part of the Oplan Linis Piitan in line with the president war on drugs campaign. The event was held at the BJMP NHQ in Mindanao Avenue in Quezon City on on October 24, 2017. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Martial law also aims to crush NPA, drug syndicates

Jul 03, 2017 - 8:11 PM

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana is confident the Supreme Court will uphold martial law when it rules on petitions to nullify the declaration on Tuesday July 4

COMMUNIST INSURGENCY. File photo of NPA guerillas inside their camp Marihatag, Surigao del Sur. Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

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'No rebellion' in Marawi? Calida says critics 'detached from reality'

Jun 11, 2017 - 5:05 PM

Solicitor General Jose Calida is confident the government will be able to justify the declaration of martial law in Mindanao during oral arguments at the Supreme Court

MILITARY OPERATIONS. Fighting continues in Marawi City, as government troops fight to claim it back from terror groups. File photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

SC sets 3-day oral arguments on martial law

Jun 06, 2017 - 2:47 PM

The oral arguments will be held on June 13 14 and 15

DISMISSAL ORDERED. The Supreme Court orders the dismissal of a Pasig court judge in relation to the Delfin Lee case. File photo

Notary public 'admitted' falsified affidavit in De Lima petitions – Velasco

Mar 28, 2017 - 3:16 PM

Associate Justice Presbitero Velasco Jr says the notary public admitted that the senator s affidavits were already signed before she and Senator Leila de Lima met

ORAL ARGUMENTS ON DE LIMA PETITIONS. The Supreme Court hears the oral arguments on the petitions of Senator Leila de Lima against her arrest over drug charges. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

LIVE: Supreme Court oral arguments on De Lima vs Guerrero

Mar 28, 2017 - 2:23 PM

Listen to the audio stream of the oral arguments on the petitions of detained Senator Leila de Lima

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Mar 21, 2017 - 7:55 PM

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Ombudsman comment sought on De Lima case

Mar 21, 2017 - 7:48 PM

Former solicitor general Florin Hilbay suggests that the High Court ask Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales to submit her comment on the jurisdiction issue on the case of detained Senator Leila de Lima

DE LIMA'S LAWYERS. Former solicitor general Florin Hilbay (center) is the oral oralist of the camp of detained Senator Leila de Lima in oral arguments on her petitions before the Supreme Court Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

De Lima's close-in cops did not see notary public in Crame – Calida

Mar 21, 2017 - 5:45 PM

Affidavits executed by cops assigned to Senator Leila de Lima on February 24 and the detained lawmaker s notary public tell different stories

SOLICITOR GENERAL, Solicitor General Jose Calida talks to the media before the start of the second round of oral arguments on the petitions of Senator Leila de Lima at the Supreme Court on March 21, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Sandigan might drown in cases if we rule for De Lima – SC justices

Mar 21, 2017 - 3:47 PM

UPDATED Justice Francis Jardeleza advises Florin Hilbay his successor in the OSG to produce data to prove otherwise

DE LIMA PETITION. The Supreme Court hears oral arguments on the petition filed by detained Senator Leila de Lima on March 21, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Hilbay vs Calida, Pacquiao, Benham Rise | Evening wRap

Mar 14, 2017 - 8:25 PM

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Leonen: De Lima relief from SC may set precedent

Mar 14, 2017 - 5:46 PM

UPDATED Justice Marvic Leonen says there is a danger in setting a scary precedent of public officials involved in crimes running to the SC for remedy

The Supreme Court holds oral arguments on the petitions of Sen. Leila De Lima vs Muntinlupa Judge Juanita Guerrero on the petition to nullify the drug cases against the detained senator and the arrest order by the Muntinlupa court.

Powerhouse team to argue for De Lima in SC orals

Mar 14, 2017 - 11:57 AM

Who does Senator Leila de Lima have arguing for her in the Supreme Court? Veteran lawyers prosecutors and lawmakers

POWERHOUSE. (From left to right) Florin Hilbay, Chel Diokno, Alexander Padilla, Bobby Tañada and Rene Saguisag make up Senator Leila de Lima's legal team to defend her in the SC Oral Arguments.

Marcos burial, Duterte, Chris Brown | 12PM wRap

Aug 31, 2016 - 1:06 PM

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Dela Rosa, Marcos burial, Duterte | 6PM wRap

Aug 16, 2016 - 7:46 PM

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SC told: Grace Poe as foundling ‘half the story’

Feb 17, 2016 - 8:14 AM

Did the Supreme Court in oral arguments gloss over the presidential candidate’s renunciation of PH citizenship?

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SolGen on Poe, Pacquiao, 2016 Grammys | 6PM wRap

Feb 16, 2016 - 7:33 PM

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Clinton wins in Iowa, Sereno on Poe case, terrorism in Indonesia | 12PM wRap

Feb 03, 2016 - 12:43 PM

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4 key issues that divide SC justices in Grace Poe case

Feb 03, 2016 - 9:39 AM

The Supreme Court ponders its role as it weighs evidence on presidential candidate Grace Poe’s residency and citizenship

Not natural-born? Foundlings will be deprived of these rights...

Feb 02, 2016 - 8:06 PM

UPDATED Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno lists the implications on foundlings if Grace Poe is disqualified based on her citizenship: Look this is the bill of prohibition against you nail it on a door

IMPLICATIONS ON FOUNDLINGS. Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno says the disqualification case of presidential candidate Grace Poe has profound implications on foundlings. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Sereno to Comelec: What proof do you want from Grace Poe?

Feb 02, 2016 - 6:19 PM

Commissioner Arthur Lim says the presidential contender could have presented DNA test results baptismal records family photos to prove she is natural born

COMELEC AT SC. Commissioners Rowena Guanzon Arthur Lim represent the Commission on Elections during the oral arguments of the Supreme Court on the disqualification case against presidential aspirant and Senator Grace Poe. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

PH military hits Napeñas, Sereno on foundlings, Carlos Loyzaga | 6PM wRap

Jan 27, 2016 - 6:55 PM

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‘Adoption laws presume foundlings Filipino citizens’ – Sereno

Jan 27, 2016 - 11:07 AM

The chief justice takes the cudgels for foundlings

Sereno to Poe camp: Show possible implication of case on foundlings

Jan 27, 2016 - 10:07 AM

UPDATED We have to be careful that we are not by a rigid reading of what we consider a failure to enumerate foundlings we are going to create unintended consequences says the Chief Justice

ORAL ARGUMENTS. The interpellation of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on Tuesday, January 26 caps the 3-hour oral arguments on the disqualification case against Grace Poe at th Supreme Court. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Chief Justice Sereno: We have rich domestic law on foundlings

Jan 26, 2016 - 8:25 PM

UPDATED Senior Justice Antonio Carpio asks why Grace Poe s camp believes regional principles of international law bind the Philippines when the country does not want to follow many regional principles

DAY 2. The Supreme Court on Tuesday, Jan 26 resumes the oral arguments on the disqualification case against presidential aspirant and Senator Grace Poe. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Leonen: Shouldn't Grace Poe carry burden of proving citizenship?

Jan 26, 2016 - 6:47 PM

For you to put your name for the public to choose you have the burden of [presenting] evidence correct? the Supreme Court justice asks Poe s counsel

BURDEN OF PROVING CITIZENSHIP. Leonen File Photo fropm OPAPP Facebook page.

SC oral arguments, Duterte vs Roxas, Pacquiao-Bradley 3 | 6PM wRap

Jan 20, 2016 - 8:42 PM

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Supreme Court justices raise doubts on Poe’s residency

Jan 20, 2016 - 8:56 AM

Defense of physical presence in the country appeared wobbly

IN COURT. (L-R) Susan Roces, presidential candidate Sen. Grace Poe, and vice-presidential candidate Sen. Francis Escudero at the Supreme Court, January 19, 2016. Photo by Ben Nabong / Rappler

Grace Poe attends first day of Supreme Court oral arguments on her disqualification

Jan 20, 2016 - 8:00 AM

Senator Grace Poe says not afraid whatever the Supreme Court decision will be

Poe vs Comelec, Duterte-NPC meeting, Roach on Pacquiao | 6PM wRap

Jan 19, 2016 - 8:06 PM

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Justice Leonen: Should SC let people decide first on Poe?

Jan 19, 2016 - 7:16 PM

In discussing the rights of foundlings Associate Justice Marvic Leonen also says SC magistrates should be justices not just legalists

NOT HER FAULT. SC Associate Justice Marvin Leonen (left) says it's not Senator Grace Poe's fault that she's a foundling, as it was her birth parents' decision to leave her. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

SC Justices: Did Poe use her US passport after Oct 2010?

Jan 19, 2016 - 6:29 PM

Citing Poe s sworn statement before the US Vice Consul in 2011 2 Supreme Court Justices question why Poe said she used her US passport in her travels to and from the United States even after renouncing her US citizenship

ORAL ARGUMENTS. Supreme Court justices during the oral arguments on  Poe-Llamanzares vs Comelec case on January 19, 2016. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Roxas: Re-election should not absolve officials of liability

May 07, 2015 - 9:44 PM

If you committed anomalies you have to face the consequences says Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II referring to the Aguinaldo Doctrine the Binays are invoking

SWIPE AT THE BINAYS. Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II says he is not in favor of the Aguinaldo Doctrine being invoked by the Binays of Makati, which absolves an elected local official from administrative cases once re-elected. Rappler photo

HIGHLIGHTS: Supreme Court oral arguments: Carpio-Morales vs Court of Appeals

Apr 14, 2015 - 4:02 PM

The High Court holds oral arguments on a Court of Appeals order lifting the Ombudsman s suspension order against Makati Mayor Junjun Binay

VLOG: SC ends oral arguments on EDCA

Nov 26, 2014 - 2:39 AM

Solicitor General Florin Hilbay concedes that the new deal does not guarantee that US will come to the aid of the Philippines in case of armed attack in the West Philippine Sea

ORAL ARGUMENTS: Supreme Court holds oral arguments on the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA). Rappler photo

VLOG: SC begins oral arguments on EDCA

Nov 18, 2014 - 4:30 PM

Can EDCA stand as executive agreement? Or does it need Senate ratification?

Aquino honors EDCA mediators on eve of SC orals

Nov 17, 2014 - 8:40 PM

The Supreme Court will hold on Tuesday November 18 oral arguments on the constitutionality of the military agreement between the Philippines and the United States

PANEL CHIEF: Defense Undersecretary Pio Lorenzo Batino served as chief of the negotiating panel for the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement. Rappler file photo

Two justices say DAP releases to senators not allowed

Jan 28, 2014 - 9:49 PM

Justice Lucas Bersamin says the tenor of the Constitution is clear that the President s power to augment the budget is limited within the executive branch

HIGHLIGHTS: #DAPOrals Day 2

Jan 28, 2014 - 2:03 PM

The Office of the Solicitor General will be arguing before the Supreme Court to defend the DAP Follow our live blog

SC urged: Gag Aquino, Cabinet on DAP

Nov 06, 2013 - 12:21 PM

Former Iloilo Rep Augusto Syjuco Jr tells the Supreme Court that President Aquino s speech impacted on public opinion on DAP

Carpio: Use DAP for scholars, patients

Oct 11, 2013 - 7:16 AM

Supreme Court Justice Carpio rejects the argument that scholars and poor patients will suffer if the SC does not lift the TRO on the PDAF

Sereno: Congress ‘like DPWH planning team’

Oct 10, 2013 - 7:07 PM

Senior Justice Antonio Carpio tells the Solicitor General: Only two ways the PDAF can be abolished: for Congress to pass a law repealing it and for the Court to declare it unconstitutional

DAY TWO. The Supreme Court hears the government side October 10, in the second round of oral arguments on the constitutionality of the PDAF, Malampaya fund, and PSF. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler