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The Supreme Court post-Sereno: Better off or not?

May 13, 2018 - 6:25 PM

'Perhaps, an old torch will be finally rekindled: one which will light the way for a more vigilant citizenry that is sober, analytical, and organized enough to demand decency and a true passion for justice from all of government,' says Associate Justice Marvic Leonen

Ousted Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno speaks before a crowd supporting her on May 11, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Carpio dissents in Sereno ouster, but says she violated SALN law

May 12, 2018 - 6:51 PM

Associate Justice Estela Perlas-Bernabe’s dissent also notes that facts and the own statements of ousted Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno 'cast shadows of doubt on her claim that she indeed faithfully filed all her SALNs'

CONFLICT? Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio rebuffs the claim of f Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno that he did not submit all of his SALNs. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

SolGen wields 'quo warranto sword of Damocles' after Sereno ouster

May 12, 2018 - 6:25 PM

'With the SolGen wielding a quo warranto sword of Damocles over the heads of these officers, the Filipino people cannot be assured that they will discharge their constitutional mandate and functions without fear or favor,' says Associate Justice Mariano del Castillo

MORE POWERFUL? The ouster of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno via quo warranto has reportedly made the Office of the Solicitor General more powerful. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

EXPLAINER: How SC majority tried to close all doors for ousted Sereno

May 12, 2018 - 12:27 PM

The 153-page ponencia of Associate Justice Noel Tijam effectively assures Sereno's ouster – even if Congress tries to intervene

Ousted Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno speaks before a crowd supporting her on May 11, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Leonen, Te tweet 'dissent' from SC’s quo warranto vote

May 11, 2018 - 8:13 PM

The Supreme Court justice says on social media the petition should have been dismissed outright, while the spokesperson posts a straightforward, self-explanatory graphic

PAL retrenchment win erodes SC's credibility – Leonen

Mar 26, 2018 - 9:40 PM

'The actions of the majority of this Court en banc...creates an ominous cloud that will besmirch our legitimacy,' says Associate Justice Marvic Leonen

Democracy Forum at the Ateneo Law School in Makati on February 12, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

SC martial law ruling 'enables rise of an emboldened authoritarian' – Leonen

Feb 10, 2018 - 6:10 PM

'The majority’s decision in this case aligns us towards the same dangerous path. It erodes this Court’s role as our society’s legal conscience,' says Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen

MARCOS REINCARNATION. Associate Justice Marvic Leonen said the Supreme Court's majority ruling on the martial law re-extension is a reincarnation of the past rulings which were 'complicit in the suffering of our people' during the Marcos era.

NPA conflict may be used as ground for 'perpetual martial law'

Feb 10, 2018 - 3:46 PM

'This precedent dangerously suggests a perpetual violation of people's constitutional rights,' says Supreme Court Associate Justice Benjamin Caguioa in his dissenting opinion on the re-extension of martial law in Mindanao

DISSENTING OPINION. Associate Justice Benjamin Caguioa says his colleagues' decision set a dangerous precedent towarda a perpetual martial law.

Basagan ng Trip with Leloy Claudio: Why political participation matters

Jan 25, 2018 - 7:52 PM

Today's episode talks about why dissent is crucial to democracy

Why CA dissenters call Joel Reyes freedom 'premature, preposterous'

Jan 09, 2018 - 11:09 AM

The Gerry Ortega murder case is somehow linked to the multi-million Malampaya fund scam, over which Joel Reyes is also facing charges

PREMATURE? Court of Appeals Justice Maria Filomena Singh calls the majority decision to free former Palawan governor Joel Reyes premature.

More governments manipulate media with 'bots,' trolls – study

Nov 14, 2017 - 2:23 PM

Other countries also increased their efforts to censor and manipulate information, the report says, including a 'keyboard army' of people employed and paid $10 a day by the Philippine government to amplify the impression of widespread support of a brutal drugs crackdown

Saudi Arabia arrests 22 for 'inciting public feelings'

Oct 05, 2017 - 9:45 AM

Those detained had posted video clips online, says the Saudi Press Agency, without giving any further details

'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

Martial law narrative out of context, far-fetched – Leonen

Jul 09, 2017 - 4:00 PM

There is no rebellion that justifies martial law There is terrorism that requires more thoughtful action says Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen

De Lima to Senate: Probe irregularities in Gordon report

Dec 13, 2016 - 5:09 PM

In her 151 page dissenting opinion Senator Leila de Lima asks President Rodrigo Duterte to create an independent commission to probe killings

The Senate Committee on Justice and Human Rights resumes on its public probe on extrajudicial killings on October 13, 2016. Photo by Joseph Vidal/PRIB

SC dissenters on Arroyo plunder case: There was conspiracy

Jul 21, 2016 - 4:00 PM

Dissenters Chief Justice Sereno and Associate Justice Leonen say PCSO fund releases diverted to the Office of the President would not have been possible without Arroyo s approval

India uses outdated laws to silence dissent – watchdog

May 24, 2016 - 3:45 PM

India s abusive laws are the hallmark of a repressive society not a vibrant democracy says Human Rights Watch

epa05168360 An Indian activist wearing the mask of Indian revolutionary Bhagat Singh along with other Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students and their supporters participate in a protest march in New Delhi, India, 18 February 2016. The protesters were demanding the immediate release of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students. Kanhaiya Kumar, the students' union president of Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) was held on sedition charges. A former Delhi University professor was also arrested on 16 February for sedition. The arrests sparked counter protests between students and activists from the ruling Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party's student wing and right-wing organizations. EPA/RAJAT GUPTA

Thai police defend arresting anti-junta activist's mother

May 07, 2016 - 11:20 PM

Patnaree Chankij s lawyers say she was charged for writing the Thai equivalent of yeah in response to Facebook messages that allegedly insulted the royal family

A slowing China brings growing concerns

Apr 19, 2016 - 10:30 AM

Leaders should recognize that it is a transparently enforced rule of law – not looking the other way on enforced disappearances – that will be essential for business confidence and economic growth in the long run

epa05169711 A Chinese vegetable vendor hands a customers her goods at a market in Beijing, China, 19 February 2016. Chinese producer prices continued to drop in January while consumer prices edged up, according to official figures released 18 February. The producer price index, which measures the cost of goods at wholesale level, dropped 5.3 per cent year-on-year in January for the 47th straight month of decline while consumer price index, which measures retail inflation, grew 1.8 per cent in January from one year earlier, up slightly from December's 1.6-per-cent increase, the National Bureau of Statistics said. EPA/HOW HWEE YOUNG

To allow Poe's bid is 'mockery' of polls – Carpio

Mar 11, 2016 - 10:25 PM

To allow a person who is found by the Comelec not to be a natural born Filipino citizen to run for President of the Philippines constitutes a mockery of the election process says the senior associate justice

DISSENT. Supreme Court Justice Antonio Carpio says to allow a presidential candidate who was deemed not natural born Filipino by the Commission on Elections is a 'mockery' of the polls. Carpio photo by SC

Maldives arrests vice president over plot to kill president

Oct 24, 2015 - 10:23 PM

The Maldives has seen its image as a peaceful holiday destination for well heeled honeymooners dented by political turmoil since the toppling of the country s first democratically elected leader Mohamed Nasheed in February 2012

Thai junta plans new military unit to curb online dissent

Oct 20, 2015 - 8:23 PM

This comes as the regime expresses mounting concerns over perceived royal defamation with prosecutions skyrocketing since the May 2014 military takeover

Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha arrives for the ASEM summit in Milan, Italy, 16 October 2014. Matteo Bazzi/EPA

#AnimatED: Bersamin vs Leonen

Aug 31, 2015 - 9:00 AM

Supreme Court justices shouldn’t use secrecy as a cover for wrongdoing

Maria, satu-satunya hakim MK, yang tak setuju pernikahan dini

Jun 19, 2015 - 12:37 AM

Tak sependapat dengan hakim MK lainnya Maria Farida mengatakan perceraian bisa dicegah dengan mencegah pernikahan oleh pasangan di bawah umur

Hakim Konstitusi Maria Farida Indrati. Foto dari website Mahkamah Konstitusi

China detains feminists ahead of Int'l Women's Day

Mar 07, 2015 - 11:22 PM

One of the activists is popular for staging demonstrations in men s lavatories to call for an increase in the number of public toilets for women

Chinese authorities round up activists, wary of any protest that could turn into dissent against the Communist Party. The move comes as the annual meeting of the NPC, China's legislature, is underway in Beijing. File photo by EPA/Rolex de la Pena

The President’s critique of critics

Jul 30, 2014 - 12:30 PM

The worst enemy of our democracy is not a cottage industry of dissenters but an echo chamber among loyalists