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Supreme Court employees rally behind justices, call for judicial independence

Employees of the Supreme Court (SC) on Monday, May 21, wore red to show support for the 14 justices and for judicial independence, on...

No let up in controversies following quo warranto ruling

By Charmaine A. Tadalan and Camille A. Aguinaldo IN THE continuing aftermath of the Supreme Court’s May 11 validation of his quo warranto petition against...

Opposition senators urge SC to invalidate withdrawal from ICC

SIX opposition senators have petitioned the Supreme Court (SC) to declare as invalid the Philippines’ withdrawal from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal...

Supreme Court ousts Sereno in landmark ruling

By Dane Angelo Enerio (UPDATED 4:49 p.m.) The Supreme Court (SC) en banc, in a landmark ruling made on Friday, voted 8-6 favoring Solicitor General...

Legislators condemn SC decision to oust Sereno

Legislators on Friday, May 11, condemned the Supreme Court (SC) decision granting the quo warranto petition against now-ousted Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes P.A. Sereno. "With...

Supreme Court votes to oust Sereno in landmark ruling

The Supreme Court (SC) en banc, in a landmark ruling made on Friday, May 11, voted 8-6 favoring Solicitor General Jose C. Calida's quo...

OSG to SC: Dismiss anti-TRAIN petitions

THE OFFICE of the Solicitor-General (OSG) has petitioned the Supreme Court (SC) to dismiss for lack of merit the petitions seeking to nullify Republic...

Supreme Court urged to dismiss anti-TRAIN petitions

The Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) has urged the Supreme Court (SC) to dismiss for lack of merit the petitions seeking to nullify...

New batch of Shari’ah lawyers takes oath

The Supreme Court (SC) en banc on Friday welcomed the 2018 Shari'ah Bar Examinations passers at the SC's En Banc Session Hall to formally...

Provincial graduates lead in 2017 bar exams

By Dane Angelo M. Enerio THE SUPREME COURT (SC) announced on Thursday that 1,724 examinees out of 6,748 passed the 2017 Bar Examinations, with examinees...

Supreme Court releases results of 2017 Bar exam

The Supreme Court (SC) announced on Thursday that 1,724 examinees out of 6,748 passed the 2017 Bar Examinations, with provincial graduates filling up the...

Workers question constitutionality of Boracay closure, ask SC to issue TRO

Workers and residents of Boracay, through the National Union of Peoples' Lawyers (NUPL), on Wednesday, April 25, filed a complaint before the Supreme Court...

CA justice fined for gambling

THE SUPREME Court (SC) has ordered Court of Appeals Associate Justice Normandie B. Pizarro to pay a fine of P100,000 after he was found...

Gomez asks SC to suspend Comelec recall petition

SAN JUAN City Mayor Guia G. Gomez has asked the Supreme Court to suspend the Commission on Elections (Comelec) resolutions that approved the recall...

DoJ’s travel-limit orders deemed unconstitutional

By Dane Angelo M. Enerio THE Supreme Court en banc on Tuesday voted unanimously to declare as unconstitutional a Department of Justice (DoJ) order giving...

Opposition group urges SC to ‘resist Duterte’s tyranny’

Government opposition group Movement Against Tyranny (MAT) urged the Supreme Court (SC) to "not allow themselves to be instruments of Duterte's tyranny," according a...

Calida calls Sereno a “liar”, out to mislead public

SOLICITOR-GENERAL Jose C. Calida on Thursday said that Chief Justice Maria Lourdes P.A. Sereno "again attempted to mislead the Filipino people" after her camp...

PET issues show cause order against Robredo, Marcos camps for violating...

THE Supreme Court (SC), acting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), has directed the parties of Vice-President Maria Leonor “Leni” G. Robredo and former...

Quo warranto remedy applicable to public officers, says retired SC justice

A RETIRED associate justice of the Supreme Court on Thursday said the legal remedy of quo warrranto could be used against public officers, including...

Duterte declares himself Sereno’s ‘enemy’, orders House to speed up impeachment...

President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Monday, April 9, declared himself an "enemy" of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes P.A. Sereno after she implied he had...

Sereno asks four SC justices to inhibit from quo warranto case...

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes P.A. Sereno has asked the Supreme Court (SC) to have four justices inhibit themselves from the quo warranto case against...

Oral arguments set on quo warranto petition

By Dane Angelo M. Enerio THE SUPREME COURT (SC) en banc on Tuesday directed Chief Justice Maria Lourdes P.A. Sereno to attend oral arguments for...

SC en banc orders government to submit records of operations related...

The Supreme Court (SC), sitting en banc, on Tuesday, April 3, gave the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) 15 days to submit to...

Supreme Court orders Sereno to attend oral arguments on quo warranto...

The Supreme Court (SC), sitting en banc, on Tuesday directed Chief Justice Maria Lourdes P.A. Sereno to attend the oral arguments for the quo...

SC denies Napoles’ petition for bail

By Arjay L. Balinbin Alleged pork barrel-scam mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles's petition for bail has been denied by the Supreme Court (SC), stressing that invoking its...

Quo warranto petition vs Sereno ‘proper path not taken’ — SolGen

Solicitor General Jose C. Calida on Tuesday, March 27, submitted to the Supreme Court (SC) his reply to Chief Justice Maria Lourdes P.A. Sereno's...

IBP urges high court to dismiss quo warranto against Sereno

THE Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) on Friday asked the Supreme Court to dismiss Solicitor General Jose C. Calida’s quo warranto petition seeking...

Supreme Court asked to force Sereno to submit missing SALN, psychological...

A petition has been filed requesting the Supreme Court (SC) to force Chief Justice Maria Lourdes P.A. Sereno to submit missing requirements in her...

Business group calls for due process on Sereno impeachment case

Makati Business Club (MBC) on Friday, March 16, urged political and judicial leaders to let the Congress "follow the impeachment process set forth in...

Philippine judges, court employees call on top justice to resign

A group of judges and four court employees' organizations called on Monday for the Philippines' chief justice to step down and make a "sacrifice"...

House justice panel finds probable cause to impeach Sereno

The House committee on justice on Thursday, March 8, voted 38-2 to find probable cause to impeach Chief Justice Maria Lourdes P.A. Sereno. A...

Supreme Court rejects Lozano petition against Sereno

The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday, March 6, rejected lawyer Oliver O. Lozano's petition calling for the SC to declare void the appointment of...

Solicitor general files quo warranto petition against Sereno

The Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) on Monday, March 5, filed before the Supreme Court (SC) a petition for quo warranto against Chief...

IBP appeals for ‘due process’ in impeachment bid vs Sereno

THE Integrated Bar of the Philippines in a statement on Friday appealed for “due process” amid the mounting impeachment campaign against Chief Justice-on-leave Maria...

Sereno confirms indefinite leave

CHIEF JUSTICE Maria Lourdes P.A. Sereno in a letter on Tuesday said she will take an indefinite leave, as her own camp confirmed in...

Sereno on leave as impeachment hearings end

CHIEF JUSTICE Maria Lourdes PA. Sereno will take a 15-day “wellness leave” beginning Thursday, March 1, according to lawyer Jojo A. Lacanilao, one of...

Two psychiatrists to attend Sereno impeachment hearing

The House Committee on Justice has invited two psychiatrists to shed light on matters involving the psychological evaluation of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes P.A....

Chief Justice Sereno talks of reform hopes amid uncertainty

By Ricky S. Torre Associate Editor A MODERNIZED, more efficient judiciary should result from reforms that Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes P.A. Sereno hopes will come to...

SC upholds dismissal of cops in anomalous helicopter deal

THE SUPREME Court (SC), reversing a Court of Appeals (CA) decision, has backed the order of the Ombudsman to dismiss the policemen who were...

2 SC justices back in House to tackle charges vs Sereno

THE HOUSE impeachment committee resumes its inquiry today, Jan. 29, to hear the charges raised against Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes P.A. Sereno, with two...

New complaint against Chief Justice says she didn’t file her SALN...

LAWYER Lorenzo G. Gadon filed another complaint against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes P.A. Sereno, this time for alleged non-filing of her statement of assets,...

Sereno impeachment: House committee tackles controversial car

THE HEAD of the Supreme Court’s (SC) procurement office yesterday said they asked the “end-user” for preference in a vehicle purchase, which has been...

Psychiatrists to be invited to impeachment hearing

By Tricia Aquino Interaksyon MANILA -- The House committee on justice will invite the psychiatrists who supposedly “gave failing marks on the psychiatric or psychological make-up”...

Ex-human rights chair files petition seeking to nullify martial law extension

ANOTHER petition seeking to nullify the one-year extension of martial law and suspension of the writ of habeas corpus in Mindanao was lodged before...

Alvarez: Sereno’s impeachment ready by March

HOUSE SPEAKER Pantaleon D. Alvarez, in an interview with ANC on Wednesday, said impeachment proceedings against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes P.A. Sereno may be...