SC junks ABS-CBN plea on copyright suit

The Supreme Court (SC) dismissed the petition for review filed by ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation in connection with a Court of Appeals (CA) ruling against it in a PHP127-million damage for copyright case against television host Willie Revillame and ABC Development … Continue reading SC junks ABS-CBN plea on copyright suit

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ROBREDO: MARCOS FISHING FOR EVIDENCE ON POLL PROTEST

  The camp of Vice President Leni Robredo on Wednesday said that the Preliminary Conference Brief (PCB) submitted by former Senator Ferdinand Marcos before the Supreme Court (SC) sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) that clearly exposed that he was merely fishing for evidence and not sure how he wants to proceed with his protest. In a recent Supplement to the Motion for Reconsideration Pro Tanto, Robredo’s lawyer Romulo Macalintal pointed out that the PET Rules required Marcos and Robredo to name not more than three provinces best exemplifying the electoral frauds and irregularities alleged in the protest and … Continue reading ROBREDO: MARCOS FISHING FOR EVIDENCE ON POLL PROTEST

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SC: MARTIAL LAW IN MINDANAO CONSTITUTIONAL

  The Supreme Court (SC) ruled that President Rodrigo Duterte’s proclamation of martial law in Mindanao is constitutional. In an 82-page decision released late Wednesday, 11 of the high court’s 15 magistrates voted to dismiss the petitions led by Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman stating that there was no rebellion but only acts of terrorism and mere imminent danger, which would not suffice to meet the requirements for martial law declaration under Article VII, Section 18 of the 1987 Constitution. The ruling was penned by Associate Justice Mariano Del Castillo while 10 others justices concurred, including Associate Justices Presbitero Velasco Jr., … Continue reading SC: MARTIAL LAW IN MINDANAO CONSTITUTIONAL

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SUPREME COURT, APPEALS COURT JOIN FORCES VS. SPEAKER ALVAREZ

Ask House to review show cause vs justices on detention of 6 Ilocos Norte officials. After Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez called Justices of the Court of Appeals as “mga gago” (idiots), two branches of the judiciary have joined forces against the top official of the House of Representatives. Supreme Court (SC) Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno and Court of Appeals (CA) Presiding Justice Andres Reyes on Wednesday asked the House of Representatives to reconsider the show cause order issued against three CA justices in connection of the issuance of an order directing the release of six Ilocos Norte provincial employees who … Continue reading SUPREME COURT, APPEALS COURT JOIN FORCES VS. SPEAKER ALVAREZ

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