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‘The time for imposing sanctions on such litigants and lawyers may soon be around the corner,’ says the Chief Justice
The Chief Justice receives P3.27 million in benefits in 2018, which is more than his basic salary of P2.46 million in the same year
The vendor is accused of harassing the daughter-in-law of Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin after she refused to buy fish balls
The Chief Justice is more unguarded in his speech before lawyers, jokes about quo warranto and ribs Justice Leonen to ‘join the majority more’
'Let us take the time to...discern our experiences and learn from them, guided by a renewed hope, fresh start and new vision,' says Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin
Appointing the judiciary’s head, whether the most senior or not, is the only way by which the President may legally exert influence over the judiciary
Lucas Bersamin is appointed as top magistrate on his 9th year in the Supreme Court. He is retiring in 10 months.
(3rd UPDATE) Associate Justice Lucas Bersamin, the third most senior in the Supreme Court, has a history of voting in favor of the Duterte administration’s policies
The short list will be transmitted to Malacañang before the end of Friday, November 23
Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio says it 'is a most welcome development' that President Rodrigo Duterte upheld freedom of navigation and overflight in the South China Sea
A recently-released study shows there’s a probability that a justice who belongs to the same network as the chief justice will vote similarly as the top magistrate
'The majority of the JBC members took the view that sitting members of the Supreme Court had already been publicly interviewed when they originally applied for their SC positions,' says Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra
SC Associate Justice Mariano del Castillo declines the nomination to be the country's next top magistrate
Promotions, salary raises, and bonuses mark Teresita Leonardo de Castro's chief justiceship that lasted only a little more than a month
Application opens September 29 and ends October 15
Former president Noynoy Aquino still stands by his appointment of ousted Supreme Court chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno
Compulsively carrying on this way, he succeeded only in burying himself deeper in the hole of his regime’s own digging
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
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
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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
She penned the decision that convicted Joseph Estrada of plunder, and was part of the division that forfeited in favor of the government $8 million worth of Marcos Swiss bank accounts
How do you feel about her rise to the judiciary's top seat?
(3RD UPDATE) President Rodrigo Duterte picks senior justice Teresita Leonardo De Castro to replace ousted chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno
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De Castro gets 6 votes, Peralta also 6, while Bersamin gets 5. President Duterte will choose the next chief justice from this list.
The opposition says the impeachment complaints filed at the Lower House should be a valid ground for disqualification but that may not be a hard and fast rule
(UPDATED) Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra, ex-officio member of the JBC, says the impeachment complaints will not affect the chief justice applications
Watch Rappler’s Midday newscast with Margie de Leon
The council defers voting and moves it to Friday, August 24
Watch Rappler’s midday newscast with Margie de Leon
Supreme Court Justices Diosdado Peralta and Lucas Bersamin want to smoke out corruption in the judiciary, while Justice Teresita Leonardo de Castro vows to continue her digitization reforms
‘Nandito na 'ko, sayang naman po ‘yung effort ko,’ says the judge from Tagum City, Davao
(UPDATED) 'I have a background in managing in the Court of Appeals, being its presiding justice for the last 7 or 8 years,' says Justice Andres Reyes Jr
Peralta denies telling people he is the next chief justice
Court insiders see an opportunity for Antonio Carpio to accept the nomination when De Castro retires in October
Justice Bersamin says he and his wife would be willing to sign a waiver if necessary
Who will become Maria Lourdes Sereno's successor? Watch the interviews on Thursday, August 16.
By tradition, the vote of the chief justice as the ex-officio chairman of the JBC has followed the vote of the Supreme Court en banc
(UPDATED) One from the list will fill in the position vacated by ousted chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno
The other 4 senior Supreme Court justices have yet to respond to their automatic nominations
Petitioner Jesus Falcis III says civil union can be a middleground, 'but it doesn’t mean we will stop fighting for marriage equality'
'As long as you have a good conscience, you did your best, that should be enough,' says Maria Lourdes Sereno
'I have to be consistent with my position, that the quo warranto is not the proper way to remove a sitting member of the Court. So I don’t want to benefit from the decision to which I disagreed,' says Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio
'Iyong sa pulitika po, saka ko na ho 'yan pag-iisipan. Hindi naman yata ako kailangan magmadali,' ousted chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno says at a forum in UP