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SC Associate Justice Teresita de Castro nominated for Ombudsman

May 07, 2018 - 1:05 PM

Retired associate justice Arturo Brion cites Associate Justice Teresita de Castro's decades-long service to the judiciary in a nomination letter he sent to the Judicial and Bar Council

Justice Teresita De Castro testifies before the House Committee on Justice during Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Serenoo during the Impeachment proceedings on Wednesday. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

Sereno camp insists allegations vs her 'not impeachable offenses'

Dec 17, 2017 - 5:20 PM

A spokesperson of Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno says statements made inside and outside the hearings of the House justice committee 'were purely hearsay, personal opinions, innuendos, and optics'

CHIEF JUSTICE. The camp of Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno insists the allegations against her are not impeachable offenses. File photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Sereno impeachment: Cracks in the Supreme Court

Dec 12, 2017 - 5:51 PM

'The chief must honestly look at her way of managing, whether she has to change her tone and practices. They need to go into the process of rebuilding trust,' says analyst Tony La Viña

CRACKS. The House impeachment proceedings show the cracks at the Supreme Court as 4 justices air their grievances against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno.

Impeachment committee question: Is Sereno still fit to hold office?

Dec 12, 2017 - 9:08 AM

Neither complainant Larry Gadon nor committee chairman Reynaldo Umali are prepared for the influx of information during the House justice committee hearing

CAN SHE LEAD? Justices of the High Court openly question Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno's actions before a House committee tackling an impeachment complaint against her. Rappler photo

Dengvaxia probe, Associate justices on Sereno, Martial law extension | Evening wRap

Dec 11, 2017 - 8:34 PM

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Sereno camp on justices’ testimonies: Petty, ‘pure hugot’

Dec 11, 2017 - 6:32 PM

The Chief Justice's lawyers fear this would affect the public's faith in the judiciary

Witness Justice Arturo Brion testifies before the House Committee on Justice during the Continuation of the hearing on the determination of probable cause regarding the verified complaint for impeachment against Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on December 11, 2017. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Did Sereno favor court nominees? 5 justices asked to testify

Nov 27, 2017 - 8:23 PM

Representatives Ramon Rocamora and Kaka Bag-ao caution against calling all the justices, saying the House panel is resorting to a fishing expedition

How Sereno answered her impeachment complaint

Sep 25, 2017 - 9:02 PM

None of Larry Gadon’s documents, though authentic, support his allegations, according to Sereno’s chief lawyer Alex Poblador

VERIFIED ANSWER. Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno files an 85-page verified answer before the House of Representatives explaining point-by-point why the impeachment complaint against her must be dismissed.

LOOK BACK: High-profile ponencias of retiring SC Justice Arturo Brion

Dec 29, 2016 - 3:27 PM

SC Justice Arturo Brion retires on December 29 as he reaches the mandatory retirement age of 70

Senate honors SC retirees Jose Perez, Arturo Brion

Dec 20, 2016 - 10:40 AM

The Senate recognizes the achievements and contributions to the judiciary and to the Filipino people of newly retired Supreme Court Justice Jose Perez and outgoing Associate Justice Arturo Brion

RECOGNITION. The Senate adopts 2 resolutions honoring newly retired Supreme Court Associate Justice Jose Perez and outgoing Justice Arturo Brion, who is set to vacate his post on December 29.

Retiring SC Justice Brion to be part of body reviewing Charter?

Dec 11, 2016 - 10:00 AM

Brion had previously indicated he was for charter change saying it should be done through a Constitutional Convention where delegates are elected

Who's vying for the post of SC Justice Brion?

Dec 10, 2016 - 8:04 AM

Know more about the candidates vying for the position of Supreme Court Associate Justice Arturo Brion who is set to retire on December 29

JBC nominates 7 to replace SC Justice Brion

Dec 09, 2016 - 12:31 PM

Justice Arturo Brion will retire on December 29

HIGHLIGHTS: JBC interviews candidates for SC associate justices

Nov 17, 2016 - 9:14 AM

Watch the interview live on Rappler on Thursday November 17

How did SC justices vote on major political cases?

Nov 12, 2016 - 2:15 PM

Besides the Marcos burial and cases involving former presidents the Supreme Court has also decided on major cases involving key politicians

EN BANC. The Supreme Court during its oral arguments on the burial of the late President Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani on August 31, 2016. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Supreme Court: Marcos was not pure evil

Nov 08, 2016 - 6:22 PM

UPDATED The justices ruled on the petitions opposing a hero s burial for Marcos by viewing and judging his totality as a person the SC decision says

Supreme Court allows hero's burial for Marcos

Nov 08, 2016 - 12:45 PM

UPDATED By a vote of 9 5 the Supreme Court gives the go signal for former president Ferdinand Marcos burial at the Libingan ng mga Bayani Justices are expected to submit their opinions by Thursday November 10

The Supreme Court on November 8 rules 9-5 in favor of the burial of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani.

Bilibid verdict, Marcos burial, Typhoon Lawin | 6PM wRap

Oct 18, 2016 - 9:03 PM

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Marcos burial, Typhoon Lawin, Clinton vs Trump | 12PM wRap

Oct 18, 2016 - 3:35 PM

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SC: Verdict on Marcos burial on hold until November 8

Oct 18, 2016 - 12:27 PM

UPDATED This is the second time the High Court has extended the status quo ante order on a hero s burial for the dictator

EN BANC. The Supreme Court during its oral arguments on the burial of the late President Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani on August 31, 2016. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

JBC set to screen 14 aspirants for SC post

Oct 05, 2016 - 4:30 PM

They will vie for the post to be vacated by Associate Justice Jose Perez who will reach the mandatory retirement age of 70 on December 14

Dissenters on Poe case: Why can't Comelec rule on her qualifications?

Apr 12, 2016 - 5:03 PM

Justices Arturo Brion Antonio Carpio Teresita Leonardo de Castro and Bienvenido Reyes weigh in on Comelec s jurisdiction to rule on the qualifications of presidential candidate Grace Poe

Photos from the Supreme Court website

Supreme Court allows Grace Poe to run for president

Mar 08, 2016 - 3:10 PM

5th UPDATE The vote is 9 6 in favor of the presidential candidate

Dissenters on EDCA: It exceeds scope of defense treaties

Jan 17, 2016 - 9:30 AM

Because the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement with the US offers more than what the VFA or even the Mutual Defense Treaty provides it requires Senate ratification

Ex-senator Tatad to SC: Lift TRO on Poe's disqualification

Jan 04, 2016 - 5:43 PM

Ex senator Francisco Tatad says Senator Grace Poe did not provide convincing evidence that the Comelec erred in ordering the cancellation of her candidacy

PENDING CASE. Former senator Francisco Tatad asks the Supreme Court to lift its order stopping the poll body from disqualifying presidential aspirant Senator Grace Poe. Photo by Czeasar Dancel

Poe on DQ case, priest on hoverboard, Mark Salling | 12PM wRap

Dec 30, 2015 - 12:00 PM

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Grace Poe wants inhibition of 3 Supreme Court justices

Dec 29, 2015 - 5:04 PM

UPDATED Poe says the justices who voted against her in the SET should not be involved in the cases at the SC

Rizalito David to SET majority: Resign if we win at SC

Dec 08, 2015 - 6:57 PM

David s camp has long insisted that the 5 senators who voted in favor of Grace Poe made their decisions based on political considerations

RESIGN. Petitioner Rizalito David asks 5 members of the Senate Electoral Tribunal who voted in favor of Grace Poe to resign if the Supreme Court rules that she is not natural-born Filipino. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

David camp asks SC to intervene in Grace Poe case

Dec 08, 2015 - 5:38 PM

Petitioner Rizalito David cites the dissenting opinions of 3 Supreme Court justices all members of the Senate Electoral Tribunal who voted to disqualify Grace Poe as senator

Why did SC justices vote to disqualify Grace Poe?

Nov 23, 2015 - 6:39 PM

And what s the basis of the majority in upholding Poe s status as a natural born Filipino?

DOCUMENTS: SET members' opinions on Poe case

Nov 21, 2015 - 2:42 PM

Read here the opinions of 4 senators who voted in favor of Grace Poe as well as the dissenting opinions of the 3 Supreme Court justices

Before Grace Poe's case, how did SC justices vote in the past?

Sep 22, 2015 - 1:00 PM

To decide on Poe s case are the 9 members of the SET which includes 3 Supreme Court justices

SC justice to Poe's camp: Prove that Grace is natural born

Sep 21, 2015 - 7:30 PM

Two members of the Senate Electoral Tribunal say Senator Grace Poe is a Filipino citizen but whether she is natural born or naturalized has yet to be settled

Do you know the SET that will decide Grace Poe's fate?

Sep 05, 2015 - 11:17 AM

Know how the Senate Electoral Tribunal works and who sits in the body that is expected to decide on Poe s disqualification case

Junjun Binay’s ties to Supreme Court justice

May 05, 2015 - 10:35 PM

It was Estela Perlas Bernabe ponente of the Ombudsman case who administered the oath of the Makati mayor

OATH-TAKING. Makati Mayor Junjun Binay takes his oath before Supreme Court Justice Estela Perlas-Bernabe, a former Makati regional trial court judge. Screengrab from Rappler video.

SC explains why 3 justices inhibited in Junjun Binay case

Apr 22, 2015 - 8:01 PM

Voluntary inhibitions are an exercise of good judicial conduct on the part of judges in cases where their impartiality might be reasonably questioned

Smartmatic contract, SC justices inhibit, Pacquiao’s tactics | The wRap

Apr 22, 2015 - 3:20 PM

The Supreme Court nullifies the Smartmatic contract Three SC justices inhibit in Junjun Binay’s case Two factors that will be key to Pacquiao’s victory

SC justices: Abad, Aquino should be held liable for DAP

Feb 12, 2015 - 8:07 PM

As authors of the unconstitutional act they have to answer for such act writes Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio

Tight SC voting seen on Jinggoy's freedom

Nov 11, 2014 - 8:03 AM

With the high stakes involved Court insiders say intense lobbying has commenced

Highlights: Leonen's opinion on the DAP

Jul 26, 2014 - 10:04 PM

Leonen emphasizes the importance of the judiciary s fiscal autonomy saying that its annual submission of expenditures is not meant for approval

Highlights: Brion's separate opinion on the DAP

Jul 17, 2014 - 9:00 AM

Justice Brion is perhaps the most pointed in saying Budget Secretary Butch Abad might have established the DAP knowingly aware that it is tainted with unconstitutionality

Understanding the SC ruling on the DAP

Jul 14, 2014 - 3:30 PM

What are the main points and highlights of the Supreme Court decision on the controversial Disbursement Acceleration Program?

Shift burden in libel cases to public officials, say 2 justices

Feb 22, 2014 - 11:40 PM

The burden of libel defendants would have been lighter in the SC s cybercrime ruling but Senior Justices Antonio Carpio and Arturo Brion were outvoted

FULL TEXT: SC PDAF ruling, justices' opinions

Nov 22, 2013 - 7:12 PM

The Court urges the public to use its decision to 'look forward with the optimism of change and the awareness of the past'

DAY TWO. The Supreme Court hears the government side October 10, in the second round of oral arguments on the constitutionality of the PDAF, Malampaya fund, and PSF. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Justice Brion asked to inhibit from Gina Reyes case

Jul 23, 2013 - 10:31 AM

Brion is the former classmate and colleague of Marinduque Rep Gina Reyes brother Edmund Reyes Jr


Elected twice, mayor is disqualified, SC decides only now

Jul 02, 2013 - 8:07 PM

Rommel Arnado won as mayor of Kauswagan Lanao del Norte in 2010 and in 2013 The Supreme Court decides only now that he was disqualified in 2010

Supreme Court needs to decentralize

Dec 16, 2012 - 1:51 PM

But CJ Sereno can’t push this through unilateral decisions. Leadership is about building constituency for change

SC orders release of justice's psych test

Sep 19, 2012 - 12:23 PM

The JBC has no choice but to abide by the SC ruling


JBC to probe leaked results of psych test

Sep 03, 2012 - 3:53 PM

The JBC declines the request of Justice Arturo Brion for a copy of the results of his own psychological test


No time for intrigue, Sereno tells SC

Sep 03, 2012 - 12:08 PM

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno says she needs the help of justices and court employees amid reports some justices have yet to recognize her appointment