Supreme Court junks Reds’ release plea amid Covid-19 pandemic

Plea within the competence of the trial courts not the SC CALIDA: Release of communists a  grave injustice not only to the people of the Philippines but also to the surviving relatives of petitioners’ victims who are still waiting for … Continue reading Supreme Court junks Reds’ release plea amid Covid-19 pandemic

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SUPREME COURT MOVING FAST ON PETITIONS VS. ANTI-TERROR LAW

Consolidates petitions questioning law The Supreme Court (SC) has consolidated the four new petitions filed with an earlier batch of petitions challenging the constitutionality of Republic Act 11479 or the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020.This was confirmed by SC spokesman Brian … Continue reading SUPREME COURT MOVING FAST ON PETITIONS VS. ANTI-TERROR LAW

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CALIDA ON QUO WARRANTO SUIT VS. ABS/CBN: We want to put an end to network’s highly abusive practices

SC orders ABS-CBN to comment on suit The Office of the Solicitor General on Monday filed a quo warranto petition before the high court seeking to forfeit the legislative franchise of the network. “We want to put an end to … Continue reading CALIDA ON QUO WARRANTO SUIT VS. ABS/CBN: We want to put an end to network’s highly abusive practices

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Palace distances self from Marcos poll protest

Malacañang on Tuesday opted not to interfere with former senator and losing vice presidential candidate Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.’s plea to nullify the victory of Vice President Leni Robredo in the 2016 national elections. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo issued the … Continue reading Palace distances self from Marcos poll protest

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Supreme Court votes Yes for 3rd time on extension of martial law in Mindanao

The Supreme Court on Tuesday, February 19, voted to uphold the constitutionality of the third extension of martial law in Mindanao. The en banc voted 9-4 to dismiss 4 petitions that questioned the third extension. The High Court dismissed a total of 4 … Continue reading Supreme Court votes Yes for 3rd time on extension of martial law in Mindanao

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SARA DUTERTE WARNS PRESIDENT AGAINST SUPREME COURT ASPIRANT

BY ROGER M. BALANZA Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio has warned her father President Rodrigo Duterte against appointing an aspirant  to a Supreme Court position who is using her name to get her attention and to shore up his application. … Continue reading SARA DUTERTE WARNS PRESIDENT AGAINST SUPREME COURT ASPIRANT

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SUPREME COURT JUNKS TRILLANES PLEA FOR TRO VS. AMNESTY REVOCATION

The Supreme Court (SC) has denied the petition filed by Senator Antonio Trillanes IV seeking the issuance of a temporary restraining order (TRO) against President Rodrigo Duterte’s Proclamation No. 572, which declared the amnesty granted to him as void ab … Continue reading SUPREME COURT JUNKS TRILLANES PLEA FOR TRO VS. AMNESTY REVOCATION

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DOJ: No legislative immunity for Trillanes

Arrest order final and executory Department of Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Tuesday said opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes cannot invoke legislative immunity after President Rodrigo Duterte moved to revoke the grant of amnesty given to him. In an interview over … Continue reading DOJ: No legislative immunity for Trillanes

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House refers impeach raps vs. 7 SC magistrates to justice panel

The House of Representatives on Tuesday formally referred the impeachment complaints against newly-appointed Chief Justice Teresita Leonardo-de Castro and six other Supreme Court (SC) justices to the Committee on Justice. The referral to the justice committee comes upon the resumption … Continue reading House refers impeach raps vs. 7 SC magistrates to justice panel

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Teresita Leonardo-de Castro is new SC Chief Justice

Associate Justice Teresita Leonardo-de Castro is the new Supreme Court (SC) chief justice, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra confirmed Saturday. “Justice de Castro is the new CJ. I have been informed that the President’s choice has been publicly announced by SAP … Continue reading Teresita Leonardo-de Castro is new SC Chief Justice

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