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

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

JBC partly to blame for problems in judiciary

This is a three-part series by VERA Files which we hope you will find useful as we monitor the selection of the next Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. JBC partly to blame for problems in judiciary (First of three parts) The Judicial and Bar Council is now the focus of national attention as it […]

June 14, 2012  Tags: ,   Posted in: Supreme Court  11 Comments

Ex-SolGen tags ‘The Firm’ in drive vs new CJ

By Philip Tubeza Philippine Daily Inquirer Is The Firm making a comeback? Former Solicitor General Francisco Chavez Monday assailed what he said were attempts by members of The Firm, a law office formerly associated with the First Couple, to return to the corridors of power with the impending inauguration of the Aquino presidency. Chavez said […]

May 18, 2010  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Justice  60 Comments

Puti at itim

Ngayon na sila na ang mga nasa-kapangyarihan ang isang dapat pag-ingatan ng mga nagsuporta kay Noynoy Aquino ay ang makitid na paningin . Na ang tingin sa mundo ay puti lang at itim. Na kapag kasama ka nila, ikaw ay puti, walang kasalanan at pupunta ka sa langit. Kung ikaw naman ay hindi sa kanila, […]

May 17, 2010  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Abante, Justice  114 Comments

A brewing crisis

It looks like there would be no boring moments in the Noynoy Aquino presidency. This early, fireworks are starting to be lighted in the controversy of Gloria Arroyo’s appointment of Renato Corona as Supreme Court chief justice succeeding Reynato Puno who retired today. Aquino’s adviser, Avelino “Nonong” Cruz, who was also Arroyo’s chief legal adviser […]

May 16, 2010  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Justice  81 Comments

Arroyo appoints Corona as new chief justice

by Tetch Torres President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on Wednesday appointed Supreme Court Associate Justice Renato Corona as the incoming chief justice upon the retirement of Chief Justice Reynato Puno on May 17. Corona was appointed associate justice by Arroyo on April 9, 2002. He graduated law from the Ateneo Law School in 1974. While studying, […]

May 12, 2010  Tags: ,   Posted in: Gloria Arroyo and family, Justice  67 Comments

SC no balls

SC: Dire consequences if CJ is appointed by new president VERA Files’ Mario Ignacio was at the rally last Friday in front of the Supreme Court expressing outrage for the High Tribunal’s decision to allow Gloria to make midnight appointment for the successor of Chief Justice Reynato Puno who is retiring on May 17, 2010. […]

March 20, 2010  Tags:   Posted in: Justice  9 Comments

Legalizing the illegal

This is what is disturbing about the Supreme Court decision allowing Gloria Arroyo to make a midnight appointment to succeed Chief Justice Reynato Puno: Arroyo can do anything illegal to stay in power beyond June 2010 and the Supreme Court will give it a mantle of legality. Photo by Mario Ignacio for VERA Files This […]

March 18, 2010  Tags: , , , , ,   Posted in: 2010 elections, Cha-Cha, Gloria Arroyo and family, Hello Garci scandal, Military, Philippine National Police  76 Comments

Lalong sira na ang Korte Suprema

Wala na. Sira na talaga itong Korte Suprema. Kahapon, nagdesisyun sila na maari daw mag-appoint si Gloria Arroyo ng kapalit ni Chief Justice Reynato Puno na magre-retiro sa Mayo 17. Siyempre, sigurado yan i-appoint ni Arroyo ang kanyang paboritong Supreme Court justice na si Renato Corona. Kaya sigurado yan, kahit wala na sa Malacañang si […]

March 18, 2010  Tags:   Posted in: Justice  44 Comments