Roberto Abad - updates

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Ex-SC justices, ombudsmen endorse Chel Diokno

May 09, 2019 - 2:06 PM

'We have a wonderful guy here, who can really serve our country more than many of our candidates who may be popular because they're exposed to media,' says former SC justice Roberto Abad

ENDORSEMENT. (L-R) FEU Law Dean Mel Sta Maria, former SC justices Antonio Nachura and Roberto Abad and former Ombudsmen Conchita Carpio-Morales and Simeon Marcelo, and Lyceum Law Dean Sol Mawis throw their support behind opposition Senate bet Chel Diokno in a news conference on May 9, 2019. Photo courtesy of the Diokno campaign

The inside story: Jardeleza accused of disloyalty to PH

Aug 19, 2014 - 7:50 PM

Jardeleza deletes a portion in the memorandum submitted by the Philippines to the United Nations that seeks to challenge China s claims in the West Philippine Sea It would have resulted in a colossal mistake undermining the country’s legal claim and territorial integrity

The justices behind the pork barrel cases

Aug 17, 2014 - 5:31 PM

A member of the Sandiganbayan says the filing of the 3 plunder cases is a welcome development for those eyeing higher positions in the judiciary How they decide on the cases [could] affect their chances of being appointed to the SC

Aquino’s tirade vs SC seen to backfire

Jul 17, 2014 - 12:16 PM

This is the first time in Philippine history that a sitting President has publicly attacked a unanimous decision of the Supreme Court as legally wrong says an SC justice

Venturina murdered by rival fraternity members, SC affirms

Jun 08, 2014 - 3:28 PM

Twenty years since the attack the Supreme Court upholds a guilty verdict against the murderers of UP scholar Dennis Venturina

For 3rd time, SolGen Jardeleza tries to join SC

May 29, 2014 - 9:12 PM

Jardeleza is surely determined if his attempts to join the 15 member Supreme Court are any indication

Get to know nominees for SC Associate Justice

May 29, 2014 - 12:03 PM

The Judicial and Bar Council interviews nominees for the Supreme Court Associate Justice post vacated by retired Justice Roberto Abad

SC Justice Abad retirement paves way for 5th Aquino appointee

May 22, 2014 - 10:43 PM

With over 40 years of law practice the High Court magistrate retires on Thursday May 22

JBC sets interviews for SC Associate Justice post

Apr 03, 2014 - 2:56 PM

The Judicial and Bar Council JBC has set the public interviews with contenders for retiring SC Justice Abad s post on May 29 and 30

Palace: Tan, Jardeleza 'qualified' for SC post

Mar 21, 2014 - 6:15 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda however says President Aquino will keep his distance from the SC nomination process until he gets the JBC shortlist

Hope renewed for SC review of Cybercrime ruling

Mar 14, 2014 - 7:32 AM

Justice Roberto Abad who authored the Supreme Court SC decision is set to retire on May 22 making it unlikely for him to author a new ruling

Libel in the age of like

Feb 21, 2014 - 5:53 PM

In the age of social media if someone merely shares a potentially libelous story on his Facebook wall he cannot be sued for libel because he is not the original author of the post

Carpio: Use DAP for scholars, patients

Oct 11, 2013 - 7:16 AM

Supreme Court Justice Carpio rejects the argument that scholars and poor patients will suffer if the SC does not lift the TRO on the PDAF

PDAF case a test for Aquino appointees

Oct 09, 2013 - 8:42 AM

CJ Sereno defends the President’s use of “incentives” to push legislative agenda

The justice of paradise lost

Aug 19, 2013 - 10:05 AM

He may bow before the altar of justice but Associate Justice Roberto Abad appears to worship a higher god

Up close and personal

Aug 14, 2013 - 9:41 AM

For the first time in the RH law oral arguments real life experiences of women were discussed

RH law not equal to the Holocaust

Aug 13, 2013 - 10:33 AM

We must be vigilant against misinformation Respect opinions but don’t be afraid to correct falsehoods

Setback for RH law opponents

Aug 07, 2013 - 8:40 AM

Core issues on the reproductive health law aired in the SC on August 6 show constitutionality of the landmark legislation

Justice Abad compares pro-RH petitioners to Hitler

Aug 06, 2013 - 9:43 PM

Your target is the poor so that they will not produce You know in the time of Hitler the target [were] the Jews so there [would] be less production of Jews

Supreme Court vote on RH a cliff hanger

Jul 24, 2013 - 9:02 AM

Two justices appear to be in the soft middle They can swing the vote either way

Chief Justice takes up cudgels for RH law

Jul 24, 2013 - 6:30 AM

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno cautions an anti RH lawyer against questioning the wisdom of lawmakers Get people who think like you elected first she says

Justice Abad: #RHlaw allows 'poison' in women's bodies

Jul 23, 2013 - 8:26 PM

In his line of questioning Justice Robeto Abad aids the argument of reproductive health law critics that contraceptives are hazardous to health

DAY TWO. Critics continue on July 23 with their arguments on the alleged unconstitutionality of the RH law. File photo by Arcel Cometa

Supreme Court Idol: The cyberlibel edition

Jan 21, 2013 - 12:17 PM

As we scrutinize our Supreme Court more closely after the impeachment of Chief Justice Renato Corona we need to pay attention to the actual legal issues brought before it beyond the sound bites

SC adopts rule shortening trial time

Sep 04, 2012 - 7:16 PM

The cutting down of trial time is a needed reform in the judiciary where case resolution takes an average period of 6 years


Carpio 'looking forward' to interview with PNoy

Aug 22, 2012 - 6:22 PM

Carpio has yet to hear from the Palace regarding a possible interview

Aquino to interview CJ aspirants

Aug 21, 2012 - 4:02 PM

The interview schedules of chief justice nominees have yet to be finalized according to the Palace


Justice Lourdes Sereno: defying tradition

Jul 27, 2012 - 8:08 AM

SC Justice Lourdes Sereno has voted in favor of the Aquino administration on key political cases


Justice Abad: 'We have a wounded court'

Jul 25, 2012 - 11:49 AM

SC Justice Roberto Abad talks about a wounded court and how the appointment of an insider would help heal that wound

Justice Roberto Abad and the ties that bind

Jul 25, 2012 - 9:40 AM

When asked in 2008 if he will inhibit in cases involving Estelito Mendoza a former colleague Abad said he didn t see any reason for him to do so

#SCwatch: JBC interviews, Day 2

Jul 25, 2012 - 8:29 AM

Live blog the second day of the public interviews of the nominees for the post of Chief Justice of the Supreme Court at the Judicial and Bar Council JBC

Vizconde opposes Carpio's nomination for CJ

Jul 19, 2012 - 2:57 PM

Lauro Vizconde says Carpio worked for Hubert Webb s acquittal in 2010


Saguisag: SC SALN guidelines ‘kengkoy’

Jun 22, 2012 - 3:24 PM

Former Senator Rene Saguisag criticizes the Supreme Court s guidelines on the release of justices SALNs

Do we need an 'interim chief justice?'

Jun 18, 2012 - 7:22 PM

Former Rep Ronaldo Zamora and SC Justice Roberto Abad are both 68 years old and lawyer Rene Saguisag believes either of them should be named interim chief justice

Comelec official, 5 others nominated to CJ post

Jun 15, 2012 - 4:18 PM

Nominees include the IBP president a Comelec commissioner and a retired Court of Appeals justice