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Over 43,000 prisoners released via videoconference hearings since March

Jul 08, 2020 - 9:19 PM

The court administrator reports that 43,171 persons deprived of liberty have been released from March 17 to July 3. The figure also includes children in conflict with the law.

Videoconference hearings lead to release of 4,683 prisoners in a week

May 10, 2020 - 7:50 PM

'We expect a lot more courts to conduct hearings through videoconferencing this coming week that may result [in] more releases of [persons deprived of liberty],' says Court Administrator Midas Marquez

UMPIL announces 2020 Gawad Balagtas awardees, Gawad Paz Marquez Benitez

Apr 26, 2020 - 9:46 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The schedule and the venue of the awarding will be announced later

Basketball Olympian Alfonso Marquez dies at 82

Apr 16, 2020 - 9:29 PM

Alfonso Marquez, a cage star in the 1960s, saw action for two Olympic basketball teams

7 women who made Philippine history

Mar 24, 2020 - 11:01 AM

In celebration of women’s month, Rappler highlights 7 Filipinas whose stories should be remembered

LOOK: Winwyn Marquez joins Basic Citizen's Military training

Feb 18, 2020 - 5:24 PM

'We don't need to justify what we want to do, we can just show them what we women CAN do,' says Winwyn of doing the training

Melanie Marquez on 'top of her game' helping Michelle Dee prep for Miss World 2019

Nov 17, 2019 - 2:00 PM

Michelle Dee prepares for her Miss World 2019 bid

SC: To avoid recycling, police can destroy seized drugs with no court cases

Sep 30, 2019 - 4:44 PM

Supreme Court Justice Diosdado Peralta proposes amendments to Republic Act 9165 of the Dangerous Drugs Act

SEIZED DRUGS. Court administrator Midas Marquez tells the Senate that seized drugs with no court cases can be destroyed by the police on their own discretion. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Melanie Marquez on daughter Michelle Dee's win: She will be greater than me

Sep 17, 2019 - 9:45 AM

The former Miss International titleholder and actress is one proud mom

Ombudsman suspends BuCor legal chief, 2 more execs in GCTA mess

Sep 10, 2019 - 1:07 PM

Legal chief Fredric Santos is preventively suspended for 6 months, as well as Technical Superintendent Maria Fe Marquez who signed the release order for the convicts in the Chiong sisters murder case

SUSPENDED. BuCor legal chief Fredric Santos is preventively suspended for 6 months without pay as the Ombudsman probes the GCTA anomaly. Photo by Angie se Silva/Rappler

Karel Marquez and Sean Fariñas welcome baby boy

Jun 20, 2019 - 10:27 AM

This is the couple’s first child together

Winwyn Marquez graduates from Teachers Certificate Program

May 30, 2019 - 2:57 PM

The former beauty queen and actress comes closer to her dream of becoming a teacher

Truefaith founding member Ferdie Marquez dies

Mar 31, 2019 - 5:30 PM

'Maraming salamat for sharing your immense talent with me and everyone,' writes fellow Truefaith founding member Medwin Marfil

Why Winwyn Marquez isn't joining Binibining Pilipinas 2019

Mar 15, 2019 - 10:46 AM

The actress was crowned Reina Hispanoamericana in 2017

Photo by Rob Reyes

'One Hundred Years of Solitude' to stream on Netflix

Mar 07, 2019 - 9:37 AM

The Spanish-language series is the first screen adaptation of the iconic novel

INFLUENTIAL WRITER. In this file photo taken on May 30, 2007 Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, sitting with his wife Mercedes Barcha, is asked by admirers to dedicate them books, before boarding the train to his hometown Aracataca in Santa Marta, Colombia. File photo by Alejandra Vega/AFP

Winwyn Marquez on breakup with Mark Herras: 'We're both okay'

Feb 14, 2019 - 5:37 PM

'We didn't fight and there's no third party,' says the beauty queen and actress

Midas Marquez again named Supreme Court spokesperson

Dec 03, 2018 - 12:49 PM

(UPDATED) Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin says he continues to look for a permanent spokesperson. Marquez is applying for associate justice.

SPOKESPERSON AGAIN. Court Administrator Midas Marquez once again holds the post of Supreme Court spokesperson for the term of new Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Karel Marquez pregnant with 3rd child

Nov 20, 2018 - 11:09 AM

This is her first baby with husband Sean Fariñas. Karel also has two children from a previous relationship.

Q & A: What’s next for the 2017 Miss World Philippines Queens?

Oct 07, 2018 - 9:45 AM

As their reigns end, these queens look to the future

NEW REIGN. The Miss World Philippines 2017 queens look forward to the future after their reign. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

‘Habal-habal’ justice joins old-timers in JBC shortlist for Supreme Court

Oct 01, 2018 - 2:10 PM

The 9 names are familiar, except for one: Justice Edgardo Delos Santos, who is tagged as the ‘habal-habal’ justice of Visayas

Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos led supporters gather infront of the Supreme Court on October 17, 2016 for a mass and to call for the immediate burial of former President Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani.

DOCUMENT: Sara Duterte's sworn report vs Midas Marquez

Sep 29, 2018 - 7:45 PM

(UPDATED) Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte Carpio submits to the Judicial and Bar Council her opposition to Court Administrator Midas Marquez's application for Supreme Court associate justice

OPPOSITION. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte opposes Court Administrator Midas Marquez' application to the Supreme Court.

Sara Duterte accuses Midas Marquez of colluding with Duterte supporters

Sep 27, 2018 - 9:56 AM

(UPDATED) Court Administrator Midas Marquez is linked to lawyer Bruce Rivera and Gemma Sotto who is part of DDS Global

SUPREME COURT APPLICANT. Court Administrator Midas Marquez's application for a Supreme Court justice faces opposition. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Election protest, Sara Duterte, Imee Marcos, Bong Go | Evening wRap

Sep 26, 2018 - 9:37 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Margie de Leon

Sara Duterte opposes Midas Marquez's Supreme Court bid

Sep 26, 2018 - 11:38 AM

Supreme Court applicant Midas Marquez says, 'The allegation that I talked to complainants, the witnesses, that I maneuvered or manipulated, is not accurate'

OPPOSITION. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte opposes Court Administrator Midas Marquez' application to the Supreme Court.

Midas Marquez tries again for Supreme Court in JBC interview

Sep 26, 2018 - 7:33 AM

Marquez is among the 6 nominees whom the en banc has recommended to the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC). He was previously interviewed in June 2017.

SUPREME COURT APPLICATION. For his 4th application for a justice position since 2017, Court Administrator Midas Marquez will face the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) on September 26, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

'ER' actress waving BB gun fatally shot by U.S. police

Sep 01, 2018 - 11:45 AM

Vanessa Marquez played nurse Wendy Goldman on 'ER' from 1994 to 1997 and appeared on several other shows including 'Seinfeld' and 'Melrose Place'

Fil-Am family figures in U.S. car crash; only mom survives

Jul 08, 2018 - 12:47 PM

Mary Rose Ballocanag Trinidad, 53, is the sole survivor in her family after a car crash killed her husband and 4 daughters in Delaware

KILLED IN CRASH. Only the family's mother, Mary Rose Ballocanag Trinidad, survives a Delaware car crash. Photo from GoFundMe

Midas Marquez faces graft complaint over World Bank issue

Jul 02, 2018 - 12:10 PM

The complaint is filed by a private citizen named Rjhay Laurea, the same person who filed the opposition against Marquez’ candidacy for Supreme Court justice

COMPLAINT. Private citizen named Rjhay Laurea files a graft complaint against Court Administrator Midas Marquez at the Office of the Ombudsman on July 2, 2018. Photo by Rappler

CA justices, Marquez and former dean shortlisted for Supreme Court

Jun 25, 2018 - 12:54 PM

The post is for the replacement of Associate Justice Presbitero Velasco Jr

Supreme Court of the Philippines in PAdre Faura on June 19, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Complainant opposes Midas Marquez' SC application, cites 'misused' World Bank funds

Jun 21, 2018 - 1:48 PM

Private citizen Rjhay Laurea files the opposition with the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC), which is screening Marquez and other applicants for Supreme Court Justice

Court Administrator Jose Midas Marquez during the Impeachment proceedings on Wednesday. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

Rappler Talk: Sereno on disbarment, Midas Marquez, Justice Leonen and not having regrets

Jun 20, 2018 - 2:14 PM

'As long as you have a good conscience, you did your best, that should be enough,' says Maria Lourdes Sereno

Antonio Carpio, Sereno accuses Marquez, U.S. leaves UNHRC | Midday wRap

Jun 20, 2018 - 1:57 PM

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Sereno: Midas Marquez led the rallies against me

Jun 20, 2018 - 7:52 AM

‘Self interest is there, barkadahan is there, factionalism is there,’ ousted chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno says in an interview with Rappler

CJ Sereno at UP Diliman. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Midas Marquez, CA justices, Davao judge up for SC justice post

Jun 13, 2018 - 2:08 PM

Six applicants will undergo public interviews on June 14

WATCH: Angelica Panganiban, Robin Padilla lend voices to animated comedy 'Hayop Ka!'

Jun 02, 2018 - 1:15 PM

'Hayop Ka! The Nimfa Dimaano Story The Movie' comes from 'Saving Sally' director Avid Liongoren

'HAYOP KA.' The new animated comedy features the voices of Angelica Panganiban and Robin Padilla. Screenshot from Pelikula Mania on YouTube

Matthysse thinks Pacquiao 'not the same fighter' since KO to Marquez

Apr 18, 2018 - 6:35 PM

Argentinian Lucas Matthysse says he will fight 'to the death’ to defend his WBA regular welterweight title against the Filipino champion

READY FOR BLOODSHED. Lucas Matthysse says he will fight to the "death" to defend his WBA regular welterweight title against Manny Pacquiao. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

WATCH: Winwyn Marquez tests dad Joey’s makeup skills in first vlog

Apr 14, 2018 - 11:55 AM

Joey Marquez calls it 'the everlasting unique makeup'

MAKEUP ARTIST. Joey Marquez concentrates on drawing the perfect winged liner for his daughter Winwyn. Screenshot from

What do court administrators in the judiciary do?

Feb 19, 2018 - 7:45 PM

The Office of Court Administrator supervises over 2,600 judges and 25,000 court personnel across the Philippines

SC records show Midas, not Sereno, sat on Mamasapano transfer request

Jan 26, 2018 - 5:36 PM

In a statement Thursday, Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II blamed Chief Justice Sereno for the delay

Witnesses Supreme Court Associate Justice Diosdado Peralta (left), and SC Administrator Jose Midas Marquez attends the house hearing on Determination of probable cause in relation to the verified complaint for impeachment against Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on January 15, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Sereno, staff flew business while Marquez stayed in economy

Jan 16, 2018 - 9:28 AM

The story is related to an accusation against Sereno for being supposedly lavish in her official travels

Supreme Court, Court Administrator Jose Midas Marquez testifies before the House Committee on Justice hearing on the impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

The year in pageants: The glitz and glam of the 2017 pageant queens

Jan 01, 2018 - 4:01 PM

The Philippines is still a powerhouse in the world of pageantry

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.

CJ Sereno getting wrong legal advice – Tijam

Dec 11, 2017 - 12:28 PM

Justice Tijam also says Sereno should attend the House hearing and hits her supposed delays in the transfer of Maute cases and granting of survivorship benefits

Witnesses Justices Arturo Brion (right), Francis Jardeleza (center) and Justice Noell Tijam (left) 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 Monday 11, 2017. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

Marquez in Gadon’s birthday bash? ‘Explain your friendship'

Dec 07, 2017 - 9:30 AM

'Their association is eerily too close to gloss over,' says Jojo Lacanilao, Sereno's spokesperson

'NOT REALLY FRIENDS.' Larry Gadon denies Midas Marquez attended his birthday bash and said the Court Administrator is "not really his friend." Photo from Vivian Velez' Facebook Page

Sereno impeachment: SC benefits committee sidelined 'Justice Midas'

Dec 06, 2017 - 9:00 PM

House members gang up on Supreme Court personnel over a benefits committee that took away the powers of Court Administrator Midas Marquez

Supreme Court, Court Administrator Jose Midas Marquez testifies before the House Committee on Justice hearing on the impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Duterte on PNP, SC affirms martial law, Marquez on Sereno | Evening wRap

Dec 05, 2017 - 8:23 PM

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Marquez: Groups created by Sereno delayed benefits for judges, justices

Dec 05, 2017 - 3:03 PM

(UPDATED) Sereno's lawyer insists the creation of the working groups was intended to implement a consistent process

BELATED ACTION? Court Administrator Jose Midas Marquez tells the House justice committee on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, that the committee created by Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno approved the long pending applications for survivorship benefits after the matter was mentioned in the impeachment complaint against her. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

LOOK: Winwyn Marquez, Mark Herras vacation in Camiguin

Dec 05, 2017 - 11:19 AM

Reina Hispanoamericana 2017 and her boyfriend, actor Mark Herras, visit Camiguin to tape an episode for a travel show

Sereno impeachment: RCAO, JDO, and Midas Marquez

Nov 30, 2017 - 3:51 PM

The Regional Court Administrator's Office and Judiciary Decentralized Office involve a complex issue of decentralization that has hounded the Supreme Court for years

De Castro accuses Sereno of deception

Nov 29, 2017 - 4:12 PM

(3rd UPDATE) 'I can't stand idly by when the collegial decision of the SC is being set aside,' says Justice De Castro, referring to the creation by Sereno of a new court office. The Sereno camp says JDO is no different from RCAO.

Justice Teresita De Castro testifies before the House Committee on Justice and Court Administrator Jose Midas Marquez during Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes during the Impeachment proceedings on Wednesday. Photo by DARREN LANGIT