Archive for the ‘Supreme Court’ Category

The dissenting voices

Of the four members of the Supreme Court who dissented from the majority decision upholding President Duterte’s declaration of Martial Law and suspension of the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus in the whole of Mindanao, three ( Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, Senior Associate Justice Antonio T. Carpio, and Associate Justice Alfredo Benjamin […]

July 7, 2017  Tags: ,   Posted in: Governance, Military, Peace and Order, Supreme Court  2 Comments

LP SOCE case being eyed for oust-Leni operation?

Amid the many items in media not favorable to Vice President Leni Robredo- LeniLeaks, banned from cabinet meetings, dis-invited by Malacanang in New Year vin d’honneur, drop in satisfaction ratings – another one came up the other day. We were told that the Supreme Court is expected very soon to release its decision on the […]

January 13, 2017  Tags:   Posted in: 2016 elections, Elections 2016, Supreme Court  6 Comments

A golden opportunity for the Supreme Court to right a wrong

The Supreme Court has been presented the golden opportunity to right a wrong that has spawned corruption and a culture of impunity by elected officials. In the hearing of the case on the suspension by the Ombudsman of Makati Mayor Jejomar Erwin “Junjun” Binay, Jr. before the Supreme Court, lawyers of Binay invoked the “”doctrine […]

April 21, 2015  Tags:   Posted in: Governance, Malaya, Supreme Court  8 Comments

SC TRO: a very much welcome respite

Smiles, laughter and relief suddenly replaced the atmosphere of anger and outrage among rallyists when the information from inside the Supreme Court was shared that the justices unanimously voted to issue a 120-day temporary restraining order (TRO) on Republic Act 10175 or the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012. “We did it!”, enthused one rallyist. Yes, […]

October 9, 2012  Tags:   Posted in: Human Rights, Media, Supreme Court  110 Comments

Ang hamon kay Sereno: panatiliing independent ang Supreme Court

Sa edad na 52, kung manatiling malusog ang bagong hirang na Chief Justice na si Ma. Lourdes Sereno, siya manatili sa makapangyarihan na posisyun nay an hanggang 2030. Labing-walong taon siya sa posisyun na yan. Siyempre marami ang nag-aalala sa hindi magandang epekto ng sobrang tagal sa kapangyarihan ng isang opisyal. Na kahit anong galing […]

August 25, 2012  Tags: ,   Posted in: Abante, Supreme Court  27 Comments

Sereno is new chief justice

Statement of Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda: In the midst of this period of deep mourning for the loss of Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo, the President is cognizant of his constitutional duty to appoint the next Chief Justice of the Philippines. He has therefore decided to appoint Associate Justice Maria Lourdes Punzalan Aranal-Sereno […]

August 24, 2012  Tags: ,   Posted in: Supreme Court  101 Comments

Carpio got the most votes in JBC’s list for Supreme Court Justice

The Judicial and Bar Council submitted the following names to President Aquino today from where he can choose the next Supreme Court Justice. Acting Chief Justice Antonio T. Carpio – 7 votes SC Associate Justice Roberto A. Abad – 6 votes SC Associate Justice Arturo D. Brion – 6 votes Solicitor-General Francis H. Jardeleza – […]

August 13, 2012  Tags: ,   Posted in: Supreme Court  18 Comments

The advantage of having De Lima as CJ: she will also be SC spokesperson

Based on Justice Secretary Leila de Lima’s account of how she transitioned from being a “reluctant” nominee for Supreme Court chief justice to one who will be a “unifying force” in the judiciary, it happened after her meeting with President Aquino. It is presumed that unlike Internal Revenue Commissioner Kim Henares who decided to stay […]

July 3, 2012  Tags:   Posted in: Malaya, Supreme Court  53 Comments

Gibo will decline nomination for CJ

While almost every lawyer in town and a nurse want to be included in the list of candidates for the position of Supreme Court Justice, vacated by the recently convicted Renato Corona, it’s good to see two people declining. Former Energy Secretary Raphael “Popo” Lotilla wrote a letter the other day thanking friends who submitted […]

June 19, 2012  Tags: ,   Posted in: Malaya, Supreme Court  34 Comments

The downside of having a young SC chief

As of yesterday, reports said the Judicial and Bar Council, which screens nominees for positions in the Judiciary, for appointment by the President, has received 14 nominations for the position vacated by the recently convicted former Chief Justice Renato Corona. The latest addition to the growing list are anti-graft crusader Frank Chavez and former Makati […]

June 14, 2012   Posted in: Malaya, Supreme Court  80 Comments