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'Otherwise we will have a situation where the more we lock people up, we're creating newer problems that we don't really need actually,' says former SC spokesperson Ted Te
This is the latest precautionary measure of the judiciary as a prosecutor tests positive for the coronavirus disease
The Chief Justice traveled to the Netherlands in early March and experienced 'persistent coughing' after he returned to Manila, says the Supreme Court
'If urgent, only then will the justice or judge on-duty, together with the skeleton-staff, go to court to receive and act on the said urgent matter,' says the Supreme Court
(UPDATED) Rodolfo Salas is released Wednesday, March 18, after posting a P200,000 bail
As the Philippines struggles to contain the coronavirus, only select courts will be open from 9am to 3pm to process bail petitions and any relief related to the lockdown
Once colleagues in the Free Legal Assistance Group, human rights lawyer Arno Sanidad and Justice Marvic Leonen face off on the case of ex-NPA chairman Rodolfo Salas
'How about the 15 who were massacred? How about their relatives? They have waited for justice for so long,' says Solicitor General Jose Calida
'I'm sure my colleagues will agree na dapat talaga there cannot be absolutism in our government,' says Senator Richard Gordon
The jail warden is ordered to bring Rodolfo Salas to the Supreme Court on March 12
The Senate got a 'very good' +62 net satisfaction rating in the last quarter of 2019, placing it at the top of a Social Weather Stations poll on key government institutions
The Senate leadership intends to ask the Supreme Court this week to rule on whether President Rodrigo Duterte can end treaties such as the PH-US Visiting Forces Agreement without Senate concurrence
'The surreptitious surveillance of petitioner and her family is an abuse of the PNP's authority,' rules the High Court which, unlike in its past Amparo grants, also issues privileges of the writ and gives a permanent protection order to the family
The TV network says a gag order would be prior restraint, which has been declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court in previous cases
The Chief Justice requires trial court judges and Court of Appeals, Sandiganbayan, and Court of Tax Appeals justices to submit to his office copies of their TROs, status quo ante orders, writs of preliminary injunction, and orders of voluntary inhibition
The Supreme Court settles with a procedural act to require ABS-CBN to submit its comment within 10 days
Taking its case to the High Court, broadcast giant GMA Network also argues that the broadcast industry is peculiar and not covered by basic labor rules
Reversing a lower court's ruling, the High Court orders to expedite proceedings for the foreign couple and their Filipino child, saying 'the welfare of the child is of paramount interest
'Concededly, this could take years, but this duty is ours in the present, and we will not relent,' says Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta
'I’ve always believed that the presidential immunity from suit is meant for the Office, not the man who abuses its powers and destroys its dignity,' says Senator Leila de Lima
The Supreme Court unanimously rules that the President is immune from suit
Majority of the justices choose to take a hands-off approach. Four dissenters say the Court should strike down the ordinance for being too broad which might restrain free speech.
As it argues that self-regulation is one of the fundamentals of a free press, Rappler asks: Can the President pick who's legitimate media and who is not? Can the President restrict access to public events?
The High Court upholds a 2007 decision of the Construction Industry Arbitration Commission in favor of BF Corporation
But agencies are yet to digitize their data that will be uploaded to the newly-launched National Justice Information System (NJIS)
Samuel Gaerlan, a San Beda law graduate, fills in the associate justice post left vacant following the appointment of Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta
The Vice President argues that her wider lead over Bongbong Marcos in the initial vote recount was enough basis to dismiss his election case against her
Former senator Bongbong Marcos once again asks the High Court to proceed with his motion to nullify votes in 3 Mindanao provinces where he alleges widespread cheating happened
The Supreme Court denies the motion for reconsideration as the lawyers presented 'no substantial arguments'
The High Court cites procedural flaws in dismissing the petition of convicted killer-rapist Antonio Sanchez and other heinous crime convicts
(3rd UPDATE) Even with a Supreme Court dismissal, there is still an injunction on the bus ban issued by a Quezon City court in July 2019 that favors provincial operators
The Supreme Court says the petition for certiorari filed by Daniel Vasquez against Marcos general Fabian Ver's partner Edna Camcam is a 'violation of the doctrine of hierarchy of court'
The Supreme Court maintains that certain provisions of Republic Act No. 9167, the law that created the Film Development Council of the Philippines, are unconstitutional
The Australian nun insists Sister Elenita Belardo is innocent, and has done nothing but advocate Lumad children's right to receive an education, and better lives for peasants
Setting up more organized and stronger coordinating systems in the justice sector is a global trend. The Philippines tries to keep up.
(UPDATED) The judgment is expected on December 19
The Sandiganbayan is directed to hear the case again and resolve it 'with reasonable dispatch'
Some powers of the Legal Education Board (LEB) are also declared as unconstitutional
Justice Edgardo delos Santos – the 'habal-habal' justice of Visayas – and Bedan Justice Mario Lopez, both of the Court of Appeals, make it to the High Court
'I very much want to join the judiciary in some future time, but I just want to make sure that I'm able to do something more for the DOJ,' says Guevarra
'I don’t think any lawyer will close the possibility to be appointed to such a lofty position,' says Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra
The Presidential Electoral Tribunal gets a P13.05 million share from the additional budget
The mayor of Baguio City sends a letter to Supreme Court Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta about the 'bully' judge Nelson V. Largo
The claims have included the Casa Vallejo property along Upper Session Road, the Pacdal Circle, Wright Park, and the city government’s titled property in Barangay Lualhati
Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra offers the help of the NBI
UP alum Justice Marvic Leonen comes to the defense of the Fighting Maroons as Thomasian Chief Justice Peralta says, 'Walang laban ang UP'
'From what we have gathered she followed all the rules,' Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta says of Quezon City Judge Cecilyn Burgos Villavert
'We have waited for ten years, the 30 days is a short time to wait,' private prosecutor Nena Santos says of the 30-day extension to promulgate the decision
'The proper remedy is to file a motion to quash either before the court that issued [search warrants], or before the court where the cases are eventually filed,' says the Supreme Court
The 113-page ponencia lists a barrage of gender-specific laws that may be disturbed by ruling same-sex marriage as legal, and says these may be matters of policy better left to legislation