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De Castro testimony exposes division in the Supreme Court

Nov 29, 2017 - 1:36 PM

House members get touchy when De Castro is asked how she felt when Sereno was chosen over her to become Chief Justice

Justice Teresita De Castro testifies before the House Committee on Justice during Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Serenoo during the Impeachment proceedings on Wednesday. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

Leonen questions qualifications of drug lords as state witnesses

Mar 28, 2017 - 5:49 PM

You have here a case where all these are not qualified for the witness protection program but are in conspiracy with De Lima are not named in the information Would you say that there is a singling out of the accused? Associate Justice Marvic Leonen asks Solicitor General Jose Calida

Solicitor General Jose Calida takes the floor at the continuation of the oral arguments of the Supreme Court on the petition of senator Leila De Lima at the SC in Manila on March 28, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: JBC interviews SC associate justice aspirants

Nov 17, 2016 - 6:11 PM

Here are the highlights from the two day public interviews for the post of Supreme Court associate justice

NEXT SC JUSTICE. The JBC holds interviews to screen applicants for the post of Supreme Court associate justice. Photo by Mark Z. Saludes/Rappler

JBC: Ready for SC even if lacking in litigation experience?

Nov 17, 2016 - 1:56 PM

Lawyer Joseph San Pedro a law professor who has been involved in private practice for years is applying for the post of Supreme Court associate justice

NO LITIGATION EXPERIENCE? Lawyer Joseph San Pedro seeks to convince members of the JBC that he is qualified to assume the role of a Supreme Court justice. Screenshot from PTV

CA justice: Highest conviction vs Marcos made by People Power

Nov 17, 2016 - 1:35 PM

Court of Appeals Justice Amy Lazaro Javier says Marcos was convicted by People Power – the highest form of conviction – and no higher court can wash it off

CA justice: Drug-related killings not genocide

Nov 17, 2016 - 12:11 PM

CA Justice Amy Lazaro Javier says the killings are not yet crimes that constitute genocide because they are not as widespread and as systematic

SC ASPIRANT. Court of Appeals Justice Amy Lazaro-Javier tells the JBC the drug-related killings are not yet crimes against humanity. PTV screengrab

CA justice: SC was wrong in Davao aerial spraying ban ruling

Nov 17, 2016 - 11:45 AM

CA associate justice Romulo Borja is the lone dissenting justice in the 2009 CA decision that declared unconstitutional a Davao City ordinance banning aerial spraying

CA justice: Financial security for judges, cut delays to reduce caseload

Nov 17, 2016 - 11:34 AM

CA Associate Justice Romulo Borja says the SC should pursue an income policy for justices that will allow them to focus on work without worrying about financial concerns

SPEED UP CASES. CA Associate Justice Romulo Borja suggests proposals to speed up the resolution of cases in the judiciary. Screenshot from PTV

PAO chief favors tougher adultery penalties on women

Nov 16, 2016 - 10:44 PM

[Sa] adultery and concubinage dapat mas mahigpit sa babae kaysa sa lalaki Dahil ang babae ang ilaw ng tahanan chief public attorney Persida Acosta says

TOUGHER ON WOMEN. Chief public attorney Persida Acosta favors tougher penalties on women committing adultery. Screenshot from PTV

JBC asks Sandiganbayan justice: Would you grant Enrile's bail?

Nov 16, 2016 - 5:56 PM

UPDATED Martires says he would dissent from the ponencia of SC Justice Lucas Bersamin – a decision which he says did not [dwell] so much on the legal issues but more on the health of the accused

CA justice: Duterte will be the last person to ask favors from judiciary

Nov 16, 2016 - 5:36 PM

Knowing him he s full of pride he has a personality he will be the last person to ask favors in the judiciary CA Associate Justice Noel Tijam says of the President

NO INFLUENCE. CA Associate Justice Noel Tijam says he believes President Duterte will not ask favors of the judiciary. Screenshot from PTV

Chief state counsel: ICC has no jurisdiction on EJKs in Philippines

Nov 16, 2016 - 5:26 PM

Chief state counsel Ricardo Paras says the International Criminal Court cannot exercise jurisdiction over extrajudicial killing cases as long as Philippine courts are open

NO JURISDICTION. Chief state counsel Ricardo Paras says the International Criminal Court cannot exercise jurisdiction over extrajudicial killing cases as long as Philippine courts are open. PTV screenshot

Sandigan Justice Martires to JBC: Agree with GMA acquittal

Nov 16, 2016 - 5:19 PM

Arroyo appointee Sandiganbayan Justice Samuel Martires says he would have concurred with the SC decision acquitting Arroyo because there is no proof that the [former] President amassed wealth

JBC INTERVIEW. JBC regular member and former SC justice Angelina Sandoval-Gutierrez asks questions of Sandigan Justice Samuel Martires.

Sandiganbayan Justice Martires: No courtesy call on Duterte

Nov 16, 2016 - 4:41 PM

Martires says that while they spent 4 hours with the President last August in Davao City he did not ask about any case

VLOG: "SET case a 'replay' of FPJ experience" — Poe

Sep 11, 2015 - 8:13 PM

Senator Grace Poe meets her accuser for the first time

SC justice questions Torre de Manila zoning permit

Aug 11, 2015 - 8:32 PM

Associate Justice Marvic Leonen asks why DMCI started constructing Torre de Manila in 2012 when it was only granted variance to build beyond the allowed height 2 years after

The Supreme Court (SC) hears the oral argument against Torre de Manila filed by the Knights of Rizal on August 11 Mark Z. Saludes/

Highlights: Carpio's separate opinion on DAP

Jul 15, 2014 - 6:37 PM

UPDATED The most senior magistrate in the High Court writes: This Court cannot allow a castration of a vital part of the checks and balances enshrined in the Constitution even if the branch adversely affected suicidally consents to it

Rappler Newscast | October 8, 2013

Oct 08, 2013 - 9:41 PM

Associate Justice Antonio Carpio says PDAF is illegal at face value President Aquino defends the DAP US military holding an alleged Al Qaeda operative

Disqualified Marinduque bet: SC favored justice's son

Jul 11, 2013 - 7:42 PM

A winning – but disqualified – Marinduque candidate accuses Justice Presbiterio Velasco Jr of influencing a Supreme Court decision that favored his son s congressional bid

PROOF OF CITIZENSHIP. Gina Reyes, who won the Marinduque congressional race but was disqualified, says her passport proves her Filipino citizenship. Photo by Ace Tamayo/Rappler

Ex-SC Justice Hugo Gutierrez dies

Jun 12, 2013 - 4:43 PM

Retired Supreme Court Associate Justice Hugo Gutierrez 86 passes away due to multiple organ failure resulting from diabetes

Leonen accepts nomination to SC post

Sep 18, 2012 - 3:42 PM

Leonen accepts his SC nomination saying he wants to serve the country in another way

Search for new SC justice begins

Sep 05, 2012 - 1:20 PM

JBC opens application process for post of SC associate justice