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[OPINION] Judicial independence: Democratic counterweight to populist sentiment

Feb 09, 2019 - 12:59 PM

As the unelected branch of government, the judiciary’s sole standard of action is the rule of law rather than the public pulse. This is an essential democratic counterweight to the popularly elected officers of government.

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, June 22, 2017

Jun 22, 2017 - 10:17 AM

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EXPLAINER: How the Judicial and Bar Council works

Nov 17, 2016 - 8:00 AM

(UPDATED) The creation of the Judicial and Bar Council, according to the late Chief Justice Roberto Concepcion, was necessary 'in attaining and preserving the independency of the judiciary'

CJ Sereno, Duterte vs De Lima, social media terrorism | 6PM wRap

Aug 25, 2016 - 10:20 PM

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Sereno wary of justices ‘courtesy calls’ on Duterte

Aug 25, 2016 - 4:43 PM

It s a bright red line you must not cross Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno says of the separation of government branches

Case delay worst barrier to justice in key PH cities

Jun 06, 2015 - 9:00 AM

The 2015 Rule of Law Index places civil and criminal justice in the Philippines as the worst aspects of the rule of law in the country

Q and A: Jose Manuel Diokno on plunder and the judiciary

Jul 07, 2014 - 9:00 AM

The biggest problem that we have in the judiciary one third of our courts are vacant We have no judges 27 of our trial courts have no judges So how can you expect us to have speedy cases?

The JBC’s moment of truth

Aug 12, 2012 - 8:00 AM

Any attempt to tinker with the JBC rules at this time would be tantamount to a political maneuver which undermines the JBC and defeats the very purpose for which this independent body was created