Philippine judges - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Philippine judges


Judges' group cries foul over bashing of judiciary after Ressa conviction

Jun 22, 2020 - 4:02 PM

'The attacks on the judiciary are so vicious that they may lead to the public losing faith and respect in our judicial system,' says the Philippine Judges Association

CONVICTED. Rappler CEO Maria Ressa land former researcher-writer Maria Ressa hold a press conference at the Manila City Hall after they are convicted of cyber libel on June 15, 2020. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

[OPINION | Newspoint] From here to cyber’nity

Jun 16, 2020 - 7:00 PM

The cybercrime law goes against the universal trend toward making libel no longer punishable by imprisonment, a long-overdue reinforcement of press freedom in its lopsided relationship to power

De Lima seeks Senate probe into killings of lawyers, judges under Duterte gov't

Jul 27, 2019 - 5:56 PM

Opposition Senator Leila de Lima says the 'targeted and systematic attacks' against members of the Bar are detrimental not only to the profession, but also to those who turn to them for justice

PROBE KILLINGS. Senator Leila de Lima seeks an investigation into the high number of lawyers, judges, and prosecutors killed under the Duterte administration.

LIST: Judges, prosecutors, lawyers killed under Duterte gov't

Nov 08, 2018 - 6:45 PM

(7th UPDATE) Members of the judiciary are not spared from the culture of impunity

Supreme Court employees, judges group hail decision to oust Sereno

May 21, 2018 - 10:50 AM

'The interpretation and application of the Constitution, laws and rules exclusively belong to the Supreme Court,' say the employees in a statement read in the presence of justices

Former SC chief justice speaks at a forum at the Integrated Bar of the Philippines in Pasig City on May 17, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Call on Sereno to resign 'far worse than impeachment' – Davide

Mar 12, 2018 - 4:50 PM

'The call is condemning without evidence, judging before hearing, applying additional political pressure on the Chief Magistrate, rather than according her the rights to a fair trial, to substantive procedural due process, and even to the rule of law,' says the former chief justice

SC employees, judges group call on Sereno to resign

Mar 12, 2018 - 8:56 AM

(3rd UPDATE) 'We are calling on you, also for the benefit of the entire nation, to step down as Chief Justice,' they tell Chief Justice Sereno

Judiciary members choose sides as Sereno fights for support

Mar 11, 2018 - 8:52 PM

Judges and justices sympathetic to Sereno assert their position on judicial independence, as some of their colleagues reportedly join the call for her resignation

Philippine's Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno (seated) poses for a selfie with municipal judges, during the annual convention of the country's judges, in Manila on March 8, 2018.  The Philippine Supreme Court chief justice vowed to fight "bullying" and save judicial independence as President Rodrigo Duterte's congressional allies launched an impeachment process March 8 to remove her from office. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Justices condemn killing of Bulacan judge

Nov 12, 2015 - 8:32 AM

2nd UPDATE Unidentified men gun down Malolos Bulacan Regional Trial Court Branch 84 Presiding Judge Wilfredo Nieves on November 11

MOURNING. Supreme Court justices "express their outrage and sadness" over the killing of Wilfredo Nieves.

Miriam Santiago: Senators dream of being president

Oct 15, 2015 - 3:14 PM

Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago quips: Sa Senado kasi nananaginip silang lahat Nananaginip silang maging presidente ng Pilipinas

HALLER OF FAMER. Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago addresses the Philippine Judges Association on October 15, 2015. Photo by Ayee Macaraig/Rappler

Suspect in judge killing arrested

Mar 10, 2014 - 12:56 PM

The suspect identified as Mohamad Alkhalidz Paradji Amisali was arrested by local police along Sunrise Drive in Zamboanga city Sunday

Probe into ‘Ma’am Arlene,’ lifestyle of judges on

Oct 14, 2013 - 6:04 PM

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno has initiated talks with the justice secretary and the Ombudsman to look into an alleged big time judiciary fixer

Facade of the Supreme Court of the Philippines

18 new judges in lower courts

Jul 17, 2012 - 3:45 PM

The President appoints 18 new judges in Metro Manila Bohol Negros Occidental Iloilo and Aklan

SC issues guidelines on SALN release

Jun 20, 2012 - 9:49 PM

The SC said the right to access of information is not absolute hence the guidelines

Judges to wear black again

Jan 12, 2012 - 6:46 PM

The plan is for Monday start of the impeachment trial of Chief Justice Renato Corona

Supreme Court Wins in Budget Battle with Malacanang

Nov 29, 2011 - 8:00 AM

Congress ratifies P1 8 trillion budget for 2012