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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

DOJ questions bail grant to Delfin Lee

The Department of Justice yesterday questioned the decision of a Pampanga court to allow Globe Asiatique president Delfin Lee to post bail despite the DOJ’s unresolved appeal of the Supreme Court (SC) decision last July that downgraded his cases from syndicated to simple estafa......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 24th, 2018

RTC judges’ courage to rouse SC justices?

AS in a reversal of roles, the justices of the Supreme Court appear being reminded of judicial independence and courage by their juniors handling sensitive cases in such Regional Trial Courts as in Bulacan and Makati......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 20th, 2018

Supreme Court won’t issue TRO on voiding of Trillanes amnesty

Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV has failed to secure relief from the Supreme Court in his bid to avoid arrest and prosecution on cases stemming from adventurism during his colorful military career......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 12th, 2018

Impeach proceedings shouldn’t be abused — House panel chairman

House justice panel chairperson, Rep. Salvador "Doy" Leachon, on Tuesday said the filing of impeachment cases should not be abused and should not be a "political circus." Leachon said the "welfare and stability" of the government's major institutions should be considered equally during impeachment proceedings. READ: House panel starts initial scrutiny of impeach raps vs CJ, 6 other SC justices Leachon made the remark during his opening speech at the start of the House justice committee's initial consideration of the impeachment complaints against Chief Justice Teresita Leonardo-De Castro and Supreme Court Associate Justices Andres Reyes Jr., Lucas Bersamin, Diosdado Peralta, Fra...Keep on reading: Impeach proceedings shouldn’t be abused — House panel chairman.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 4th, 2018

CJ reiterates Supreme Court independence

NEWLY appointed Chief Justice Teresita Leonardo-de Castro yesterday appealed to the political branches of government not to interfere in the affairs of the judiciary and to accord respect to the decision of the Supreme Court, particularly on controversial issues. In her speech during her first flag-raising ceremony as chief magistrate,….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsSep 3rd, 2018

Chief Justice De Castro, murdered lawyer, John McCain | Midday wRap

Today on Rappler: Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque denies newly appointed Supreme Court Chief Justice Teresita de Castro got the post as a ‘reward’ from President Rodrigo Duterte. The Free Legal Assistance Group or FLAG condemns the 'cold-blooded murder' of Rafael Atotubo, a lawyer who handled drug cases. John McCain, a ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 27th, 2018

Impeach suit fast-tracked

IN order not to affect the legislative priorities of the House of Representatives, Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo vowed to expedite the processing of the impeachment cases filed against seven associate justices of the Supreme Court. In a chance interview after distributing relief goods in Porac, Pampanga, Arroyo said she already instructed….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsAug 24th, 2018

Will impeachment complaints foil the chances of SC chief justice aspirants?

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Can the impeachment complaints filed against Supreme Court associate justices hinder their dream to be the next top magistrate ?   The lawmakers who want them impeached believe so, but it may not necessarily fall squarely into Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) rules. Albay 1st District Representative ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 23rd, 2018

Better screening of cases can address Supreme Court backlog

MANILA, Philippines – Better screening of cases can address the backlog in the Supreme Court instead of breaking it up into 4 high courts, former SC associate justice Vicente Mendoza said. In a Rappler Talk interview on Wednesday, August 15 , Mendoza said decisions from lower courts moving up to ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 17th, 2018

'CJSearch: Promised reforms of chief justice applicants

MANILA, Philippines – Justices of the Supreme Court (SC) promised judicial reforms that they would institute should they be chosen as the next chief justice of the Philippines. The applicants made the promises when the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) interviewed them on Thursday, August 16. (READ:  #CJSearch: How did aspirants vote on key Supreme Court decisions? ) On Monday, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 17th, 2018

'CJSearch: How did aspirants vote on key Supreme Court decisions?

MANILA, Philippines – The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) is scheduled to interview on Thursday, August 16, five  jurists who are applying to become the next Chief Justice . Four of them are current justices of the Supreme Court (SC), 3 of them the most senior who have been on the Bench as early as 2007. Associate ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 16th, 2018

LIVE: JBC interviews Supreme Court Chief Justice aspirants

Bookmark to watch at 9 AM MANILA, Philippines – Five individuals are vying to become the new Supreme Court Chief Justice. Below is the list and background of each applicant ranked according to seniority or based on their appointment to the High Court. SUPREME COURT ASSOCIATE JUSTICE TERESITA LEONARDO DE CASTRO Appointed to ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 16th, 2018

Bersamin defends rise in wealth during JBC chief justice interview

MANILA, Philippines – Supreme Court (SC) Associate Justice Lucas Bersamin had to defend the increase in his wealth when he faced the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) on Thursday, August 16, during the public interviews of chief justice aspirants. According to his 2016 Statements of Assets, Liabilities, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 16th, 2018

2 Supreme Court cases loom over Suarez& apos;s minority leadership - Rappler

2 Supreme Court cases loom over Suarez's minority leadership - Rappler.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsAug 7th, 2018

Martires: Ombudsman cannot lawyer for Carandang

Ombudsman Samuel Martires said his office could not invoke the Supreme Court ruling on the president’s jurisdiction over disciplinary cases of ombudsman executives in the case of Overall Deputy Ombudsman Melchor Carandang......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 6th, 2018

JBC to interview Chief Justice aspirants on August 16

INQUIRER FILE PHOTO The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) is set to interview all five candidates for the position of Chief Justice of the Supreme Court (SC) on August 16. According to the high court&.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2018

Public interviews for next Supreme Court chief justice set on Aug. 16

The Supreme Court announced that public interviews for the applicants of the Chief Justice post will be on August 16. The Supreme Court (SC) Public Information Office (PIO) announced on Twitter on Friday, Aug. 3, that the Judicial Bar and Council (JBC) will have public interviews with the Chief Justice aspirants on August 16, at […].....»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2018