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High court unanimously recommends Martires to Ombudsman post

THE SUPREME COURT (SC) on Tuesday unanimously recommended Associate Justice Samuel R. Martires to the post of Ombudsman, according to SC spokesperson Theodore O. Te.

SC reprimands Sereno for remarks against peers

THE SUPREME Court (SC) has reprimanded ousted chief justice Maria Lourdes P.A. Sereno for her previous remarks against her peers and for violating the sub judice rule when she publicly discussed her ouster petition.

SC upholds gold miner in environmental case

THE Supreme Court (SC) upheld the Court of Appeals’ resolution favoring gold miner Filminera Resources Corp. in a case filed by Ang Aroroy ay Alagaan, Inc. against it for allegedly harming the environment. The group had petitioned for an environmental protection order of Writ of Kalikasan against Filminera.

DBM chief warns of SC ruling’s fiscal risk

THE GOVERNMENT’S fiscal position may be at risk from the Supreme Court (SC) ruling that local governments’ share in state revenues includes all national government taxes, not just those collected by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), Budget Secretary Benjamin “Ben” E. Diokno said on Wednesday.

Supreme Court rules government allowances, benefits subject to tax

THE Supreme Court, sitting en banc, has upheld a Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) memorandum which held that allowances, bonuses, and other benefits given to government employees are subject to tax.

SC grants transfer of ex-NBI exec drug trial to Makati court

THE SUPREME Court (SC) has granted the Department of Justice’s (DoJ) request to transfer to a Makati City court the drug trial venue of former National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Anti-Illegal Drugs Unit head Augusto Eric Isidoro and several others.

SC questions selective tradition, discrimination in same-sex marriage oral arguments

By Dane Angelo M. Enerio The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday afternoon questioned, among many others, the discrimination and the use of selective tradition against...

Lawmaker: Anti-Sereno SC justices should decline JBC nominations

An opposition lawmaker on Tuesday said Supreme Court justices who voted to oust Maria Lourdes P.A. Sereno should inhibit themselves from nominations for the...

Lawmaker: Anti-Sereno SC justices should decline JBC nominations

AN opposition lawmaker on Tuesday said Supreme Court justices who voted to oust Maria Lourdes P.A. Sereno should inhibit themselves from nominations for the next chief justice.

JBC releases shortlist of candidates for Supreme Court associate justice

The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) released on Monday, June 26, its shortlist of eight candidates vying for the position of outgoing Supreme Court...

SC’s Martires apologizes to Sereno, says no intention to ‘faith-shame’

SUPREME Court (SC) Associate Justice Samuel R. Martires on Wednesday defended his alleged “faith-shaming” against ousted chief justice Maria Lourdes P.A. Sereno, saying his intention was to actually help her.

Philippines poised to lead marriage equality in Asia, HRW reports

The Philippines would lead in terms of marriage equality should it legalize same-sex marriage, New York City-based human-advocacy group Human Rights Watch said on...

Supreme Court hears landmark gay marriage case

The Philippines' top court heard arguments on Tuesday, June 19, for the legalization of gay marriage, a historic first in the overwhelmingly Catholic nation. Two...

Making a Murderer case goes before America’s Supreme Court

WASHINGTON — The US Supreme Court on Thursday was to decide whether to hear an appeal in a case made famous by popular Netflix series Making a Murderer that raised troubling questions about the American judicial system.

JBC to interview candidates for Supreme Court associate justice

By Dane Angelo M. Enerio The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) is set to interview on Thursday six candidates vying for the position of Supreme...

Carpio: Philippines can file complaint over Chinese poaching of fishermen’s catch

ACTING Chief Justice Antonio T. Carpio told reporters on Friday that the Philippines can protest and file a complaint in response to the video released on Thursday showing members of the Chinese Coast Guard allegedly harassing Filipino fishermen and seizing their haul off Scarborough Shoal in Zambales.

Philippines’ Duterte tells UN expert to ‘go to hell’

President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday told a United Nations rights expert to "go to hell" over criticism of the Philippine leader for threatening the...

Senators debate on resolution seeking SC review of Sereno ruling

By Camille A. Aguinaldo Tensions rose in the early hours of Thursday, May 31, as senators tackled the Senate resolution urging the Supreme Court to...

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...