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Justice Bernabe to new lawyers: 'Integrity is non-negotiable'

Jun 13, 2019 - 5:24 PM

‘When making a choice, go with your heart even if it terrifies you,’ says Supreme Court Associate Justice Estela Perlas-Bernabe

Around 1,800 bar exam passers take an oath during their oath-taking ceremony held at PICC in Pasay on 13 June 2019. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

Who will be the next Chief Justice? | Evening wRap

Nov 23, 2018 - 10:20 PM

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#CJSearch: How chief justice applicants voted on P7-B Delfin Lee scam

Nov 14, 2018 - 5:31 PM

Bersamin and Bernabe voted to grant bail to the Globe Asiatique owner; Carpio and Reyes dissented; Peralta inhibited

DELFIN LEE CASE. The chief justice applicants were split in deciding the 7-5-2 ruling that downgraded the estafa charges against property developer Delfin Lee.

The unpredictability of Supreme Court Justice Bernabe

Nov 02, 2018 - 11:01 AM

Bernabe often votes with a nuance. She is respected in the High Court because of her collegial virtues.

CJ SEARCH. Supreme Court Associate Justice Estela Perlas-Bernabe applies for chief justice.

Justice Bernabe applies for chief justice

Oct 15, 2018 - 7:18 PM

Associate Justice Andres Reyes Jr also tries again for the Supreme Court's top spot

CJ SEARCH. Supreme Court Associate Justice Estela Perlas-Bernabe applies for chief justice.

#CJSearch: How did aspirants vote on key Supreme Court decisions?

Aug 16, 2018 - 7:00 AM

(3rd UPDATE) We are updating this to add the voting history of Justices Antonio Carpio and Estela Perlas Bernabe, who join Justices Diosdado Peralta, Lucas Bersamin, and Andres Reyes Jr in the nomination for chief justice

TRACKING THE VOTE. Voting history in key Supreme Court decision reveals something about the justices aspiring to be the next Philippine Chief Justice. Photos courtesy of Supreme Court PIO

Sereno says sorry for confusion over indefinite leave

Mar 01, 2018 - 2:25 PM

'I had agreed to go on an indefinite leave, but I am also bound by the appropriate administrative rules,' says Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno

APOLOGY. Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno apoligizzes for the 'inaccurately conveyed' information of her leave. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

SC justices warn Sereno spokespersons over ‘damaging’ statements

Mar 01, 2018 - 1:17 PM

'We apologize for any confusion we have caused in the last few days but we were working on available information,' says Sereno's spokesperson

CJ spokesperson Atty. Jojo Lacanilao during interview by media at Congress on Tuesday, February 27, 2018. Lacanilao announce over CJ Ma. Lourdes Sereno wellness leave on March 1-15. Photo by DARREN LANGIT/Rappler

Sereno's indefinite leave a 'consensus' of SC en banc

Mar 01, 2018 - 11:19 AM

Thirteen justices slam the camp of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno for making announcements that have 'seriously damaged the integrity of the judiciary'

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.

HIGHLIGHTS: What was discussed in SC oral arguments on drug war?

Nov 22, 2017 - 12:17 PM

Here's a summary of the most important points raised during the petitioners' round in the Supreme Court oral arguments on the war on drugs

Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno leads other justices in deliberating the constitutionality of Duterte's drug war during the start of the oral argument at the Supreme Court in Manila on November 21, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

'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

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

Supreme Court: Marcos was not pure evil

Nov 08, 2016 - 6:22 PM

UPDATED The justices ruled on the petitions opposing a hero s burial for Marcos by viewing and judging his totality as a person the SC decision says

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

Justice Leonen: 'Not unreasonable to fear' Comelec now biased vs Poe

Apr 12, 2016 - 7:52 PM

Its actuations can easily be misinterpreted as participating in the partisan voices of those who are supporting a different candidate for the elections Justice Leonen says of the Comelec

VOTE FOR POE. Supreme Court Justices Jose Mendoza, Marvic Leonen, and Diosdado Peralta all voted to grant the petitions for certiorari filed by Senator Grace Poe. Photos from the Supreme Court website

Leonen on Poe, civilians vs ISIS, Indonesia’s Mount Egon | 12PM wRap

Jan 20, 2016 - 1:53 PM

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SC's grant of Enrile bail 'political accommodation'?

Aug 20, 2015 - 9:30 PM

Associate Justice Marvic Leonen s strongly worded dissenting opinion reveals that Associate Justice Lucas Bersamin circulated for signing a draft different from the one previously voted upon by the justices

SPECIAL CASE. Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen says in his dissenting opinion the decision to grant Enrile bail mirrors 'special accommodation.' Photo by Ben Nabong / Rappler

Junjun Binay’s ties to Supreme Court justice

May 05, 2015 - 10:35 PM

It was Estela Perlas Bernabe ponente of the Ombudsman case who administered the oath of the Makati mayor

OATH-TAKING. Makati Mayor Junjun Binay takes his oath before Supreme Court Justice Estela Perlas-Bernabe, a former Makati regional trial court judge. Screengrab from Rappler video.

Understanding the SC ruling on the DAP

Jul 14, 2014 - 3:30 PM

What are the main points and highlights of the Supreme Court decision on the controversial Disbursement Acceleration Program?

PDAF case a test for Aquino appointees

Oct 09, 2013 - 8:42 AM

CJ Sereno defends the President’s use of “incentives” to push legislative agenda

SC reverses Palace on dismissal of deputy ombudsman

Sep 25, 2012 - 4:30 PM

Voting 8 6 the High Court said the Palace erred in sacking Deputy Ombudsman Emilio Gonzales III saying his failure to immediately act on the case of police officer Rolando Mendoza does not correspond to betrayal of public trust

SC: Aquino's anti-poverty program is constitutional

Jul 30, 2012 - 6:56 PM

The Supreme Court says the Aquino government s conditional cash transfer does not encroach on LGUs authority to deliver basic services

Drilon, Santiago turn down CJ nominations

Jun 28, 2012 - 2:59 PM

18 nominees have said no to the race for the highest position in the judiciary

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JBC: ok to air live interviews for CJ post

Jun 18, 2012 - 2:44 PM

JBC also extends application process until July 2