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Ex-SC justice Velasco is new Marinduque governor

May 20, 2019 - 11:28 AM

A new dynasty is born in Marinduque: Velasco's son is also reelected representative while his wife is mayor-elect of Torrijos town

NEW GOVERNOR. Retired Supreme Court justice and governor-elect of Marinduque Presbitero Velasco Jr (utmost right) poses with President Rodrigo Duterte at the birthday party of the younger Velasco, Lord Allan (2nd from left) on November 3, 2018. Presidential Photo

Will the Duterte-backed Velascos prevail in Marinduque?

May 11, 2019 - 5:38 PM

The Velascos are relatively new to the political game in Marinduque, taking on the Reyes dynasty. But one thing they have that the Reyeses don’t – a resounding endorsement from President Rodrigo Duterte.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte strikes his signature pose with Former Secretary Christopher Lawrence 'Bong' Go and the birthday celebrants Marinduque Representative Lord Allan Velasco and his wife Rowena Velasco during the celebration at the Marinduque State College on November 3, 2018. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Bersamin, Velasco wanted to acquit Jinggoy Estrada in plunder case

Aug 24, 2018 - 7:18 PM

Justices Peralta and Reyes point to a deficiency in the plunder charge, but say it is already moot. It is a narrow 6-4-4 decision that upholds the charge.

PLUNDER CASE. Associate Justices Presbitero Velasco Jr and Lucas Bersamin voted to acquit Jinggoy Estrada of plunder, while Associate Justices Diosdado Peralta and Andres Reyes Jr pointed to the deficiency of the plunder charge.

CA justices, Marquez and former dean shortlisted for Supreme Court

Jun 25, 2018 - 12:54 PM

The post is for the replacement of Associate Justice Presbitero Velasco Jr

Supreme Court of the Philippines in PAdre Faura on June 19, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

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

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'

10 months since arrest, DOJ still amending case vs De Lima

Dec 19, 2017 - 12:01 PM

The amendments heed the advice of the Supreme Court ruling which also says there is no need to set her free meanwhile

Senator Leila De Lima wave to supporters as she arrives for her hearing on the case filed against her on the illegal drug trade inside the New Bilibid Prison at the Muntinlupa RTC on October 13, 2017.

Destabilization or ripe for suspension? Day 2 of SC drug war oral arguments

Nov 29, 2017 - 9:23 AM

Here are highlights of the second day of Supreme Court oral arguments on the constitutionality of Oplan Tokhang in the government's war on drugs

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De Lima wants SC Justice Velasco to inhibit from her case due to conflict of interest

Oct 05, 2017 - 3:50 PM

(UPDATED) Detained Senator Leila de Lima links Associate Justice Presbitero Velasco Jr to inmate German Agojo who testified against her, but Velasco denies knowing Agojo

MOTION FOR INHIBITION. Detained Senator Leila de Lima asks SC Associate Justice Presbitero Velasco Jr to inhibit from her petitions citing conflict of interest.

SC's Bersamin says trust Duterte on martial law

Jun 13, 2017 - 8:59 PM

I am willing to presume good faith on the part of government says Associate Justice Lucas Bersamin

ORAL ARGUMENTS. Supreme Court (SC) starts on June 13, 2017 the oral arguments on the petitions seeking to nullify the martial law in Mindanao. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

More 'reasonable' Bar exams resulted in high passing rate

May 04, 2017 - 5:10 PM

The Bar chairman was very consistent in his statement that he wanted to ensure that there will be a high passing mark says Dean Sol Mawis head of the law schools association

BAR 2016. Exam takers celebrate as the Supreme Court announces the results of the 2016 Bar examinations at the SC grounds in Manila on May 3, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Ombudsman disbarment, CHR, oral arguments | Evening wRap

Mar 28, 2017 - 8:21 PM

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Notary public 'admitted' falsified affidavit in De Lima petitions – Velasco

Mar 28, 2017 - 3:16 PM

Associate Justice Presbitero Velasco Jr says the notary public admitted that the senator s affidavits were already signed before she and Senator Leila de Lima met

ORAL ARGUMENTS ON DE LIMA PETITIONS. The Supreme Court hears the oral arguments on the petitions of Senator Leila de Lima against her arrest over drug charges. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Did RTC judge in De Lima drug case say she doesn't have jurisdiction?

Mar 15, 2017 - 3:00 PM

A transcript of the hearing held on February 24 2017 shows RTC Judge Juanita Guerrero saying so

Senator Leila De Lima during her press conference at the Senate on Tuesday, February 21, 2017, two days before she was ordered arrested by Muntinlupa RTC Branch 204 Judge Juanita Guerrero. Photo by Jasmin Dulay

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

SC orders release of road rage convicted killer Rolito Go

Dec 16, 2016 - 1:01 PM

3rd UPDATE The release order is immediately executory meaning Go can be released today December 16

NOT NOW. Convicted killer Rolito Go is not among those who may be granted executive clemency in time for the visit of Pope Francis.

SC: Leak in Bar exams not true

Nov 24, 2016 - 4:31 PM

UPDATED Exams in Commercial Law and Criminal Law Supreme Court Associate Justice and 2016 Bar Exams Chair Presbitero Velasco says will not be cancelled or re administered

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

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.

Bilibid verdict, Marcos burial, Typhoon Lawin | 6PM wRap

Oct 18, 2016 - 9:03 PM

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Marcos burial, Typhoon Lawin, Clinton vs Trump | 12PM wRap

Oct 18, 2016 - 3:35 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 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

SC rules in favor of Poe, PH flagdown rates, royal family | 6PM wRap

Mar 08, 2016 - 6:50 PM

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Supreme Court justice's family building a political dynasty?

Feb 27, 2016 - 5:00 PM

Associate Justice Presbitero Velasco s wife son and daughter are running in 2016 races

Supreme Court justice a party to unpaid P20-million loan

Jul 08, 2015 - 10:30 AM

EXCLUSIVE: Will now Supreme Court Justice Presbitero Velasco be asked to pay for a multi million peso loan he endorsed 18 years ago?

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.

Smartmatic contract, SC justices inhibit, Pacquiao’s tactics | The wRap

Apr 22, 2015 - 3:20 PM

The Supreme Court nullifies the Smartmatic contract Three SC justices inhibit in Junjun Binay’s case Two factors that will be key to Pacquiao’s victory

Showdown at the SC: Velasco vs Morales

Apr 15, 2015 - 10:05 AM

Responding to questions by Associate Justice Presbitero Velasco that the preventive suspension order on Mayor Binay was issued in haste Ombudsman Morales argues the evidence of guilt is strong

THE JUSTICE IS NOW A PETITIONER: Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales

Tight SC voting seen on Jinggoy's freedom

Nov 11, 2014 - 8:03 AM

With the high stakes involved Court insiders say intense lobbying has commenced

Was SC justice partial in BCDA-SM Land issue?

Oct 31, 2014 - 10:26 AM

Facing the Supreme Court are questions on a justice’s integrity judicial overreach and military modernization Justice Presbitero Velasco is suspected of being biased and partial to SM Land Inc

INC lobbies for key gov't positions

Jul 28, 2014 - 7:30 AM

The INC makes it easy for their political allies to know what they want in the form of lists of appointive positions they want secured for their own members

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?

Former Marinduque Rep to SC: Order Congress to install me

Feb 25, 2014 - 6:23 PM

Velasco also asks the SC to order the House of Representatives Secretary General to include his name in the roster of members

Supreme Court vote on RH a cliff hanger

Jul 24, 2013 - 9:02 AM

Two justices appear to be in the soft middle They can swing the vote either way

Reyes asks SC to reconsider her disqualification

Jul 16, 2013 - 5:49 PM

The Marinduque representative asks the ponente Justice Jose Perez to inhibit due to his association with the father of her opponent

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Marinduque rep threatens to impeach Justice Velasco

Jul 15, 2013 - 3:09 PM

Marinduque politics heats up a week before 16th Congress convenes first session

SC justice: Charges over poll case ‘baseless, malicious’

Jul 12, 2013 - 11:24 PM

Justice Presbitero Velasco Jr says his son was not party to the case but he inhibited himself anyway

HE INHIBITED. Justice Presbitero Velasco Jr denies influencing the Supreme Court decision upholding the disqualification of his son's congressional rival. File photo

CJ Sereno on sick leave

Dec 04, 2012 - 7:32 PM

Sereno fails to attend the last en banc session of the Supreme Court this year

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SC Justice Velasco inhibits from Cybercrime law case

Oct 17, 2012 - 3:30 PM

He maintains however that allegations of him being biased are baseless and bereft of truth

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Justice Velasco should inhibit from cybercrime case - media groups

Oct 16, 2012 - 2:54 PM

Media groups say that even if Velasco had withdrawn the cases against Vitug the fact that he filed them indicated that he sees nothing inherently wrong about libel

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No time for intrigue, Sereno tells SC

Sep 03, 2012 - 12:08 PM

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno says she needs the help of justices and court employees amid reports some justices have yet to recognize her appointment

JBC: How they voted on CJ shortlist

Aug 13, 2012 - 9:08 PM

JBC members do not explain their votes however

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Justice Presbitero Velasco: Faced with 'ethical' issues

Jul 27, 2012 - 4:53 PM

Bantay Katarungan accused Velasco of following up cases even after he was appointed court administator in 2001

#SCwatch: JBC interviews, Day 4

Jul 27, 2012 - 8:06 AM

Live blog the fourth and last day of the public interviews of the nominees for the post of Chief Justice of the Supreme Court at the Judicial and Bar Council JBC

SC junks Corona's impeachment petition

Jul 25, 2012 - 4:05 PM

The petition has become moot and academic after Corona was removed by the Senate sitting as an impeachment court on May 29

Should another SC justice replace Carpio in JBC?

Jul 03, 2012 - 10:17 PM

Legal experts and even the JBC have contrasting views

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