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JBC quizzes Supreme Court aspirants on controversial cases

The Judicial and Bar Council on Thursday held its public interview of the six applicants for the seat of Associate Justice Presbitero Velasco Jr., who is due to retire on August......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarJun 14th, 2018

JBC quizzes Supreme Court aspirants on controversial cases

The Judicial and Bar Council on Thursday held its public interview of the six applicants for the seat of Associate Justice Presbitero Velasco Jr., who is due to retire on August......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 14th, 2018

2 Supreme Court cases loom over Suarez s minority leadership

MANILA, Philippines – Minutes after his controversial election as minority leader, Quezon 3rd District Representative Danilo Suarez is already facing two potential Supreme Court (SC) cases questioning his post. On Tuesday, August 7, former House majority leader and Ilocos Norte 1st District Representative Rodolfo Fariñas and Marikina 2nd ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 7th, 2018

Youth leader files graft compaint against SC administrator

A youth group leader on Monday filed a graft complaint against Court Administrator Midas Marquez, reviving a years-old accusation the latter misused P8.6 million in World Bank loans in an admitted attempt to block his bid to become a Supreme Court justice. Rizza Joy "Rjhay" Laurea of the Group of Unified Youth for Social Change (GUYS) said she filed the complaint in the Office of the Ombudsman hoping to trigger the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) rule disqualifying aspirants for judicial positions "with pending criminal or regular administrative cases." "We don't want him to go further in the Supreme Court because his integrity to be an associate justice is questionable," Laurea tol...Keep on reading: Youth leader files graft compaint against SC administrator.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2018

Defeated in victory

Appellate courts, such as the Supreme Court and the Court of Tax Appeals (CTA), are collegial bodies that arrive at decisions only after deliberation, the exchange of views and ideas, and the concurrence of the required majority vote. This mechanism reflects the democratic principles enshrined and protected under our Constitution, especially when contentious cases are elevated to higher courts, particularly those of national interest......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 12th, 2018

Justice on Wheels resolves over 300 cases in Kidapawan

More than 300 inmates were released from the Northern Cotabato District Jail in Kidapawan City on Friday through the Enhanced Justice on Wheels Program (EJOW) of the Supreme Court (SC)......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 9th, 2018

JBC tackles drug war, divorce, same-sex marriage in panel interview

MANILA, Philippines – The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) on Wednesday, December 5, tackled controversial legal issues during its panel interview of applicants for the next vacancy on the Supreme Court (SC) bench. JBC members asked applicants about their stance on divorce, same-sex marriage, the administration’s campaign ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 5th, 2018

SC reminder: Weak drug cases will lead to acquittals

MANILA, Philippines – The Supreme Court means business. Incorrect police procedures in drug cases can lead to acquittals.  The High Court recently acquitted another drug convict, Francisco Señeres Jr of Taguig, who was previously sentenced to life imprisonment. Señeres may now walk out ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2018

QC asks Supreme Court to form special courts for local ordinance violations

MANIILA, Philippines – Quezon City (QC) councilors passed a resolution asking the Supreme Court to form special courts in all cities and municipalities which would be solely dedicated to handling cases involving violations of local ordinances. The resolution, introduced by QC ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 19th, 2018

Supreme Court upholds PDAF raps vs Napoles nephew

The Supreme Court has upheld the indictment of a nephew and co-accused of detained businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles in the plunder cases before the Sandiganbayan over the multibillion-peso Priority Development Assistance Fund scam......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 17th, 2018

Sandigan judge quizzes Imelda Marcos on absence during promulgation

  The Sandiganbayan Fifth Division on Friday grilled former First Lady and now Ilocos Norte 2nd Dist. Rep. Imelda Marcos about her excuses for being absent during the promulgation of her graft cases last November 9. At the witness stand, Mrs. Mrcos claimed that she would have attended the court hearing that day if only she knew of the schedule beforehand.But Fifth Division chair Rafael Lagos called her out over her confusing statements. "Are you saying that if you knew of the promulgation, you would have attended?" Lagos asked Mrs. Marcos. "I would have attended if I knew about it, I would do," Mrs. Marcos responded. Lagos was referring to an affidavit earlier sub...Keep on reading: Sandigan judge quizzes Imelda Marcos on absence during promulgation.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 16th, 2018

SC junks petitions, upholds K-12 program constitutionality | News

The Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of the controversial Kindergarten to Grade 12 or K to 12 program as it junked all the petitions against Republic Act No. 10533 or the Enhanced Basic.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsNov 10th, 2018

SC junks Gatchalian s appeal over LWUA case | ABS-CBN News

MANILA - Only the Supreme Court can review the findings of the Ombudsman in criminal cases......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsOct 30th, 2018

Local stars slug it out in All Filipino Superliga

After three months of building up and in most cases, calling in reinforcements, it’s time for the equally determined aspirants for the prestigious Philippine Superliga All Filipino Conference to take their act to the court and prove themselves worthy of the league’s crown jewel......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 29th, 2018

CA can t review Ombudsman decisions in criminal cases – Supreme Court

MANILA, Philippines – The Supreme Court clarified that the Court of Appeals (CA) has no jurisdiction over the Office of the Ombudsman insofar as reviewing its orders, directives, and decisions in criminal cases is concerned. The Supreme Court said that if officials want to challenge an Ombudsman decision ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 29th, 2018

Mariano del Castillo to lead screening of chief justice applicants

Supreme Court (SC) Associate Justice Mariano del Castillo will lead the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) in screening aspirants for the top judicial post vacated by the retirement of Chief Justice Teresita Leonardo-de Castro last week......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 16th, 2018

Jinggoy’s motion junked

The AMLC has authority under Republic Act 9160 to examine bank accounts in connection with plunder cases even without notifying the parties concerned The Supreme Court (SC) yesterday scrapped the motion of former Sen. Jinggoy Estrada to exclude from his plunder trial the report of the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) on his bank transactions. The […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 8th, 2018

Ozamiz City judge ambushed – police

CAMP ALAGAR, Cagayan De Oro City: A sitting judge who handled controversial drug cases in Ozamiz City was ambushed by unknown assailants Monday noon, according to police. Executive Judge Edmundo Pintac of Ozamiz City Trial Court in Misamis Occidental was shot at about 4:20 p.m. in Purok-2B, Barangay Banadero, said Supt. Surke Serenas, spokesman of… link: Ozamiz City judge ambushed – police.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 8th, 2018

Ozamiz City judge ambushed – police

CAMP ALAGAR, Cagayan De Oro City: A sitting judge who handled controversial drug cases in Ozamiz City was ambushed by unknown assailants Monday noon, according to police. Executive Judge Edmundo Pintac of Ozamiz City Trial Court in Misamis Occidental was shot at about 4:20 p.m. in Purok-2B, Barangay Banadero, said Supt. Surke Serenas, spokesman of [...] The post Ozamiz City judge ambushed – police appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsOct 8th, 2018

UPDATE: Ozamiz City judge dies from injuries after ambush – police

CAMP ALAGAR, Cagayan De Oro City: A sitting judge who handled controversial drug cases in Ozamiz City died following an ambush by unknown assailants Monday noon, according to police. Executive Judge Edmundo Pintac of Ozamiz City Trial Court in Misamis Occidental succumbed to gunshot wounds he sustained during the shooting at about 4:20 p.m. in [...] The post UPDATE: Ozamiz City judge dies from injuries after ambush – police appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsOct 8th, 2018

It’s a ‘yes’ for Kavanaugh

RAGE, FRUSTRATION SURGE Kavanaugh was confirmed by a 50-48 vote WASHINGTON — Two of America’s hallowed institutions, the US Capitol and the Supreme Court (SC), became a nexus of public rage and frustration Saturday as President Donald Trump got his controversial nominee Brett Kavanaugh confirmed onto the high court. Kavanaugh was confirmed by the Senate […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 8th, 2018