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'Do not be afraid to be minority': Chief Justice Sereno, 5 years on

Aug 27, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Five years after she was appointed the first female Chief Justice of the Philippines Maria Lourdes Sereno faces impeachment threats Is she a target of the Duterte administration?

'IT DOES NOT AFFECT ME.' Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno addresses the impeachment threats against her during a media forum in Cebu City on August 24, 2017. Photo by Gelo Litonjua/Rappler

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Aug 22, 2017 - 8:21 PM

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Cayetano conceals facts about China ships near Sandy Cay

Aug 22, 2017 - 12:55 PM

While keeping the facts secret Secretary Cayetano hits Justice Carpio for using the wrong facts about Sandy Cay near Pag asa Island in the disputed West Philippine Sea

CONCEALING FACTS. Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano refuses to disclose the facts about the Chinese ships reportedly guarding Sandy Cay near Pag-asa Island in the West Philippine Sea. Screen grab from Rappler video

Carpio to Duterte, Cayetano: Protest China 'invasion'

Aug 19, 2017 - 4:00 PM

By any yardstick this is a seizure of Philippine territory Justice Carpio says as Chinese ships guard a sandbar near Pag asa Island

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Jul 16, 2017 - 1:22 PM

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West PH Sea worth more than $24B from China – Carpio

Jul 14, 2017 - 7:30 PM

The value of resources in the West Philippine Sea is much much higher than the Philippines 24 billion package from China SC Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio says

LEGAL LUMINARY. Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio says he is sure the value of the West Philippine Sea's riches 'is much, much higher' than the Philippines' $24-billion package from China. Photo courtesy of Stratbase-ADRI

Rally world around Hague ruling, experts tell PH

Jul 13, 2017 - 7:00 PM

We just dropped the ball after the ruling came out so how can you expect the world to support us? says SC Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio

HAGUE RULING. Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio (4th from left) and former foreign secretary Albert del Rosario (5th) lead the group of panelists at a forum on July 12, 2017, the first anniversary of the historic hague ruling on the South China Sea. Photo courtesy of Stratbase-ADRI

Talk to China or go to war? 'False option,' Carpio says

Jul 12, 2017 - 8:50 PM

Those who raise the issue of war with China either do not understand the 3 warfare strategy of China or simply are scaring Filipino people to make them submit to China says SC Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio

WAR THREAT? Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio says on July 12, 2017, that China 'does not want war' over the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea). Rappler photo   WAR THREAT? Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio says on July 12, 2017, that China 'does not want war' over the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea). Rappler photo

Justice Carpio hits Duterte policy after Hague ruling

Jul 12, 2017 - 5:59 PM

I do not at all blame the DFA for this because the chief architect of our foreign policy is not the DFA but the President SC Senior Associate Justice Carpio says

LEGAL LUMINARY. Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio criticizes the Duterte administration's policy on the West Philippine Sea. Rappler file photo

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Jul 07, 2017 - 10:03 AM

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SC retains right to review martial law proclamations

Jul 06, 2017 - 5:12 PM

That s the best part of the decision The Court made it clear that it had the power to review the President s decision says a legal expert of the SC ruling on the petitions against martial law in Mindanao

Supreme Court of the Philippines on Padre Faura Street in Manila. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Sereno, Carpio opinions: Watch Duterte's martial law closely

Jul 06, 2017 - 3:10 PM

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno says President Rodrigo Duterte must not be allowed to broaden the use of martial law to solve other social ills

RULING ON MARTIAL LAW. PETITIONS Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno (right) and Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio partially grant the petitions against the martial law declaration in Mindanao.

Calida says martial law declaration meant to make terrorists 'listen'

Jun 14, 2017 - 6:20 PM

UPDATED Solicitor General Jose Calida admits to the High Court that martial law does not give the President additional powers but only delivers the punch of an exclamation point

TOP MARTIAL LAW DEFENDER. Solicitor General Jose Calida, the government's top defender of the martial law in Mindanao, prepares before Day 2 of the Supreme Court (SC) oral arguments on June 14, 2017. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

SC's Carpio: No evidence of rebellion in other parts of Mindanao

Jun 14, 2017 - 5:44 PM

Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio asks Calida to submit intelligence reports pointing to actual rebellion elsewhere in Mindanao to justify the region wide martial law declaration

File photo of Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio (second from left). Photo by Mark Z. Saludes/Rappler.com

CJ Sereno: Martial law clarification will protect soldiers too

Jun 14, 2017 - 2:02 PM

While we will and we may uphold the power of the President it is also our duty that that power is discharged fully in accordance with the framework that governs our country says Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno

ORAL ARGUMENTS. Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno reiterates the need to clarify the martial law guidelines during the 2nd day of the Supreme Court oral arguments on the Mindanao martial law on June 14, 2017. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

SC's Leonen: We need to clarify martial law guidelines

Jun 13, 2017 - 11:56 PM

Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio also points out that mere imminent threat of rebellion is not enough to declare martial law

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Jun 06, 2017 - 8:49 PM

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Palace to Carpio: Confrontation with China not in PH best interest

Jun 06, 2017 - 3:57 PM

Malacañang says President Rodrigo Duterte is determined to protect the country’s rights in the West Philippine Sea while avoiding a conflict with China

Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella answers queries from members of the media during a press briefing in Malacañang on April 19, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/Presidential Photo

PH can sue China for war threat – Justice Carpio

May 20, 2017 - 3:20 PM

Former foreign secretary Albert del Rosario also says China has strongly declared that it is might that will trump what is right

HITTING CHINA. Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio (3rd from right) and former foreign secretary Albert del Rosario (1st) both criticize China for threatening war against the Philippines. In this photo, Carpio and del Rosario unveil the 'Mother of All Philippine Maps' during the launch of Carpio's e-book on May 4, 2017. Photo courtesy of IMOA

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May 11, 2017 - 10:49 AM

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May 10, 2017 - 8:25 PM

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SC's Carpio: Philippines can't have VFA with China

May 10, 2017 - 2:50 PM

It s difficult to have a VFA with a country claiming your territory For me it is common sense says Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio

COMMON SENSE. Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio says the Philippines cannot have a Visiting Forces Agreement with China. Rappler photo

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May 07, 2017 - 12:59 PM

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Why Justice Carpio wants China to read his e-book

May 06, 2017 - 3:44 PM

Through his new e book on the South China Sea dispute Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio hopes to convince the Chinese that China s 9 dash line is baseless

VLOG: Justice Carpio, naglunsad ng South China Sea e-book

May 05, 2017 - 4:10 PM

Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio wants the e book to also reach a Chinese audience

Ex-DFA chief hits Duterte over 'selling' West PH Sea islands

Apr 11, 2017 - 8:35 PM

In Riyadh Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella downplays the President s remarks as a lighthearted way of saying that we re friends with China

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte announces that he will soon rename Benham Rise to Philippines Ridge during his departure speech at Francisco Bangoy International Airport in Davao City on April 10, 2017. Malacañang Photo

Demand rent from China for occupying PH reefs – analyst

Apr 01, 2017 - 6:21 PM

Lawyer and doctoral candidate Perfecto Boy Caparas also stresses the need to revive preserve and protect the marine ecosystem in the Spratly Islands

MISCHIEF REEF. This satellite image released on December 13, 2016, shows Chinese structures seen on Mischief Reef on November 15, 2016. Image courtesy of CSIS Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative/DigitalGlobe

[Newspoint] Duterte, Carpio and the dos and don'ts of leadership

Mar 24, 2017 - 4:57 PM

The President and the Senior Associate Justice are a study in contrast

5 ways Duterte can defend Scarborough without going to war

Mar 20, 2017 - 5:53 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte s statements are feared to encourage China to build on Scarborough

MARITIME DISPUTE. A ship of the China Coast Guard near Scarborough Shoal, September 3, 2016. File photo from the Philippine Department of National Defense

SC's Carpio says Sandiganbayan Law should prevail

Mar 14, 2017 - 9:19 PM

This is consistent with the position taken by the De Lima camp which says it is the anti graft court that has jurisdiction over the detained senator because it is covered by a later law

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. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

How did SC justices vote on major political cases?

Nov 12, 2016 - 2:15 PM

Besides the Marcos burial and cases involving former presidents the Supreme Court has also decided on major cases involving key politicians

EN BANC. The Supreme Court during its oral arguments on the burial of the late President Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani on August 31, 2016. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Marcos burial: What did the dissenting SC justices say?

Nov 08, 2016 - 5:44 PM

UPDATED Four of the 5 Supreme Court justices who dissented from the majority decision issue separate dissenting opinions

SC verdict on Marcos burial: 'Not a surprise'

Nov 08, 2016 - 4:25 PM

Rappler editor at large Marites Vitug points out that 3 of the justices who voted against the Marcos burial have consistently dissented in some SC cases restoring old political figures

ORALS. The Supreme Court holds oral arguments on the burial of former president Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani on August 31, 2016. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Supreme Court allows hero's burial for Marcos

Nov 08, 2016 - 12:45 PM

UPDATED By a vote of 9 5 the Supreme Court gives the go signal for former president Ferdinand Marcos burial at the Libingan ng mga Bayani Justices are expected to submit their opinions by Thursday November 10

The Supreme Court on November 8 rules 9-5 in favor of the burial of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani.

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Oct 18, 2016 - 9:03 PM

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SC: Verdict on Marcos burial on hold until November 8

Oct 18, 2016 - 12:27 PM

UPDATED This is the second time the High Court has extended the status quo ante order on a hero s burial for the dictator

EN BANC. The Supreme Court during its oral arguments on the burial of the late President Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani on August 31, 2016. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

SC Justice Carpio fears losing Panatag if Duterte concedes to China

Oct 15, 2016 - 2:54 PM

UPDATED SC Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio says President Rodrigo Duterte can be impeached if he concedes sovereignty over Panatag Shoal

IMPROVING TIES. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte (left) talks with Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua (right) during the 115th Police Service Anniversary at the Philippine National Police (PNP) headquarters in Manila on August 17, 2016. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

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Oct 13, 2016 - 12:45 PM

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Duterte: 'Don't prepare for war games next year'

Oct 13, 2016 - 12:31 AM

I insist that we realign There will be no more exercises next year says President Rodrigo Duterte

INDEPENDENT FOREIGN POLICY. President Rodrigo Duterte says he will chart an independent foreign policy even as he maintains ties with treaty allies. File photo

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Oct 11, 2016 - 10:29 PM

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PH should send patrols to South China Sea – Carpio

Oct 11, 2016 - 5:38 PM

Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio is the surprise guest of honor at the closing ceremony of the last war games between the Philippine and US militaries

BOUNDARIES. Antonio Carpio, senior associate justice of the Philippine Supreme Court, addresses Filipino and American marines at the closing ceremony on October 11, 2016, of what President Rodrigo Duterte wants to be the 'last' war games between the longtime allies. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler

SC orals: How justices pursued issues on Marcos burial

Sep 01, 2016 - 6:03 PM

Of the issues the justices gave significant attention to human rights RA 289 AFP regulations and Marcos record as a soldier

MARCOS BURIAL. The Supreme Court started its oral arguments on the burial of former President Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani on August 31, 2016. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Carpio: Can public funds be used for Marcos burial?

Aug 31, 2016 - 4:03 PM

When President Marcos was ousted he was removed as a president and was also removed as commander in chief Carpio says during oral arguments at the Supreme Court

'Premature' to send Filipino fishermen to Panatag – Carpio

Jul 22, 2016 - 7:14 PM

The Philippines has to sit down with China first and establish ground rules in Panatag Shoal Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio says

FISHING TIME. This photo taken on June 16, 2016, shows a crew member of a fishing vessel sitting at the bow, anchored at the mouth of the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) off the town of Infanta in Pangasinan province, as they prepare for a fishing expedition to Scarborough Shoal. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

LIVE: Justice Antonio Carpio on what's next for PH after case vs China

Jul 22, 2016 - 1:51 PM

What can we expect after the Philippines victory over China in the arbitral tribunal?

Will Duterte jetski to ‘Albert rock’ and ‘Tony rock’?

Jul 15, 2016 - 4:28 PM

Solicitor General Jose Calida faces international law experts assessing our victory in the West Philippine Sea case and adds humor – ? – to the discussion

Duterte urged: Include Del Rosario, Carpio in talks with China

Jul 15, 2016 - 11:25 AM

Senator Bam Aquino says the Duterte administration should include the Philippine delegation to the Hague in any future bilateral talks with China

File photo of Senator Bam Aquino

Joint development in EEZ 'prohibited' – Carpio

Jul 14, 2016 - 3:09 PM

Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio says Why do you want to share what s exclusively yours?

LEADING EXPERT. Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio of the Philippine Supreme Court gives a lecture on the South China Sea dispute between the Philippines and China on June 17, 2016. Photo by Mark Cristino/EPA

Justice Carpio: Ruling ‘reaffirms mankind’s faith in rule of law’

Jul 12, 2016 - 5:57 PM

The Philippines foremost legal expert on the West Philippine Sea says the tribunal s ruling also reaffirms the wisdom of the Constitution in renouncing war as an instrument of national policy

2016 CHALLENGE. Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio says presidential candidates must say whether or not they will withdraw the arbitration case against China.