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Usual 'tough' talk: Guevarra defends Duterte warning to judges over dam projects

Jan 01, 2020 - 7:49 PM

The justice secretary also points to a law that bans all courts, except the Supreme Court, from issuing temporary restraining orders against the government's infrastructure projects

DUTERTE. In this file photo, President Rodrigo Duterte delivers a speech at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila on December 20, 2019. Malacañang photo

Supreme Court issues TRO vs nat'l law school entrance test PhilSAT

Mar 16, 2019 - 10:14 AM

(UPDATED) In the meantime, law schools may accept students based only on their own requirements

PHILSAT. Petitioners want to remove PhilSAT which has been imposed as the additional requirement for aspiring law students on top of the schools' own entrance examinations. Photo by Rappler

LOOK: UAAP's TRO phenomenon can be stopped

Oct 25, 2018 - 5:36 PM

UAAP executive director Rebo Saguisag raises the concern to prevent athletes from filing temporary restraining orders

TRO PHENOMENON. Rebo Saguisag's last case was when Rob Ricafort obtained a TRO from the Manila RTC Branch 19 to suit up for the UP Fighting Maroons in Season 80. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

SC junks Revilla petition to unfreeze assets

Jul 24, 2018 - 3:35 PM

Former senator Bong Revilla's latest petition to stop the trial at the anti-graft Sandiganbayan is still pending

PLUNDER CASE. Former senator Ramon 'Bong' Revilla Jr is under tria; before the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan for plunder in connection with the pork barrel scam. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

No TRO yet for Boracay workers who wanted to stop closure

Apr 26, 2018 - 3:22 PM

There is no instant relief from the Supreme Court

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Supreme Court voids De Lima's watchlist order vs Arroyo in 2011

Apr 17, 2018 - 2:12 PM

Arroyo's constitutional right to travel was violated, says the Supreme Court

Police escort detained Senator Leila De LIma inside the Philippine Hearth Center for a medical checkup on March 12, 2018

Duterte to declare state of calamity in Boracay, warns courts not to interfere

Mar 06, 2018 - 8:10 PM

(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte warns courts not to issue a temporary restraining order against his declaration or else he will 'bullshit' them

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the 'merienda' he hosted for the rebel returnees at the Malacañan Palace on February 21, 2018, assures the surrenderees government support for them to be reintegrated back to the society. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Revilla again delays trial at Sandiganbayan

Mar 06, 2018 - 6:10 PM

Former senator Bong Revilla’s lawyer, Estelito Mendoza, reveals their petition before the Supreme Court has been on the en banc agenda for weeks now, but the Sereno controversy bumped it off. The en banc agenda is supposed to be confidential.

PLUNDER HEARING. Anti-graft court Sandiganbayan First Division Associate Justice Geraldine Faith Econg grills the lawyer of Janet Lim Napoles during a plunder hearing on March 6, 2018. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

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Jan 24, 2018 - 9:12 PM

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SC says LTO can release 700,000 license plates

Jan 23, 2018 - 7:35 PM

(UPDATED) Grace Poe, who chairs the Senate committee on public services, says the 700,000 license plates freed up for distribution 'will hardly make a dent on the demand'

DELAYED PLATES. A photo of one of the 11 container of license plates held at the Manila International Container Port. File photo from Bureau of Customs Public Information and Assistance Division

Can House subpoena justices to Sereno impeachment hearing?

Nov 22, 2017 - 8:30 PM

In 2012, the Supreme Court issued a resolution, saying justices cannot be compelled to testify in impeachment proceedings

TRO on Implanon contraceptive implants deemed lifted

Nov 13, 2017 - 3:25 PM

The Food and Drug Administration rules Implanon and Implanon NXT are non-abortifacients

NON-ABORTIFACIENTS. The FDA says contraceptive implant brands Implanon and Implanon NXT are non-abortifacients. Illustration by Shellete Gipa/Rappler

Implanon contraceptive implants do not induce abortion – FDA

Nov 12, 2017 - 7:31 PM

(UPDATED) The FDA certification that Implanon and Implanon NXT are non-abortifacients is a condition set by the Supreme Court for lifting the 2-year-old TRO on contraceptives

NON-ABORTIFACIENTS. A nurse in a clinic in Tabaco, Albay, shows boxes of Implanon that are nearing expiration. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Contraceptives review won't be influenced by politics, hysteria – FDA

Nov 03, 2017 - 8:12 PM

FDA director general Nela Charade Puno emphasizes the agency's review of 51 contraceptives – which could soon lead to the lifting of the SC TRO – is 'technical and scientific in nature and not a political one'

NO POLITICS. FDA chief Nela Charade Puno assures the public the agency is undertaking technical and scientific assessment of 51 contraceptives. Photo from FDA

[OPINION | DASH of SAS] Lifting TRO on contraceptives: Waiting for the FDA

Nov 03, 2017 - 4:00 PM

We need to make sure the FDA hears our voices. We need to let them that we urgently need them to complete the resolution on the 51 contraceptive brands.

FDA to certify implants as not inducing abortion – PopCom

Nov 02, 2017 - 11:00 AM

(2ND UPDATE) With the FDA set to certify contraceptive implant brands Implanon and Implanon NXT as non-abortifacients, the DOH and RH Law advocates expect the Supreme Court to lift its TRO

GO SIGNAL. The FDA says contraceptive implant brands Implanon and Implanon NXT are non-abortifacients. Illustration by Shellete Gipa/Rappler

Quezon City residents fail to get TRO on drug testing, surveillance

Sep 11, 2017 - 2:53 PM

The judge does not find any extreme urgency to temporarily stop the house to house operations so petitioners move to declare the activities unconstitutional

A Philippine policeman stands guard as people queue to register with the police during the mass surrender of some 1,000 alleged drug users and pushers in the town of Tanauan on July 18, 2016. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

QC residents ask court: Stop house-to-house drug tests

Sep 07, 2017 - 6:57 PM

The petition is the first of its kind to directly challenge the police s anti drug operations

SC: TRO on implants final and executory

Sep 01, 2017 - 12:03 PM

There s nothing left to be done but to comply says Supreme Court spokesman Theodore Te

Supreme Court of the Philippines on Padre Faura in Manila

FDA to hold hearing on contraceptives' certification on August 21

Aug 08, 2017 - 3:14 PM

The FDA will hold a series of summary hearings on contraceptives to comply with the SC s conditions to lift the TRO against two brands of implants

TO LIFT THE TRO. The Food and Drug Administration will conduct summary hearings on the certification of contraceptives in response to the SC TRO on implants.

PHAP plans to ask SC to stop anti-hospital deposit law

Aug 07, 2017 - 7:26 PM

Senator Risa Hontiveros hits the looming petition saying Common sense and basic humanity dictate that lives are more important than profit

LOOMING TRO. The PHAP plans to halt the implementation of the newly signed law imposing tougher sanctions on hospitals demanding deposits before treating emergencies.

Sereno clarifies: No TRO on RH law or pills, just 2 implants

Jul 27, 2017 - 11:48 AM

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno reiterates that the issue is now for the Food and Drug Administration to resolve

TRO ON IMPLANTS. Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno clarifies that the SC's temporary restraining order only applies to 2 brands of contraceptive implants. Photo by Rappler

Duterte appeals to SC to lift TRO on implants

Jul 24, 2017 - 8:14 PM

TRO is the bane of efficiency President Rodrigo Duterte says in his State of the Nation Address where Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno was a guest

Ang tunay na lalaki: Men should fight for reproductive health too

Jun 03, 2017 - 9:31 AM

For one you can’t make a baby without sperm

Filipino women, couples 'facing limited choices for RH' – Ubial

May 26, 2017 - 7:20 PM

Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial says health workers face an unprecedented challenge but the agencies working on reproductive health will not falter

REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH. In this file photo, Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial attends her confirmation hearing at the Office of the Senate in Pasay City on May 17, 2017. File photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

Duterte warns SC, CA anew not to abuse TROs

May 18, 2017 - 8:15 PM

The President warns that if judges use their power to issue TROs to make money there will be a time I will not honor your orders

Malacañan Photo

CA halts taking of Mary Jane's deposition in Indonesia

Mar 27, 2017 - 4:15 PM

Veloso s lawyers call the TRO an utter disappointment

Maria Cristina Sergio and Mary Jane Veloso

De Lima seeks SC help to stop 'illegal' arrest

Feb 27, 2017 - 10:29 AM

UPDATED The senator files a petition for certiorari and prohibition seeking a status quo ante order on her arrest

Atty Alex Padilla (front L), lawyer of Sen. Leila de Lima, and the senator's chief of staff Atty Philip Sawali, hold a copy of a petition to the Supreme Court seeking to halt the senator's arrest, February 27, 2017. Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

SC stops DOE, ERC from limiting major power consumers' supply choices

Feb 21, 2017 - 8:40 PM

The Supreme Court says there appears to be no basis for the Department of Energy and the Energy Regulatory Commission to require major power consumers to source their electricity only from certain suppliers

De Lima fails to get TRO on drug probe

Feb 17, 2017 - 12:22 PM

But the Court of Appeals still has to tackle the meat of the senator s petition – which is to prohibit the Department of Justice from investigating her

EXPECTING ARREST. Senator Leila de Lima welcomed supporters in the Senate on February 14, 2017 as they condemned through plastic handcuffs the government move to arrest her on trump-up illegal drugs charges. Photo by Joseph Vidal/PRIB

Vargas camp awaits court decision on POC elections

Nov 22, 2016 - 9:20 PM

Ricky Vargas is hoping a temporary restraining order will be issued to prevent the Philippine Olympic Committee elections from pushing through

AWAITING DECISION. Ricky Vargas' camp is awaiting a court decision on a possible TRO of the POC elections. File photo from SBP Facebook

SC denies plea to lift TRO on distribution, sale of implants

Sep 14, 2016 - 8:36 AM

The High Court orders the Food and Drug Administration to find out whether certain contraceptive drugs and devices are abortifacients or not

CA stops PCC review of San Miguel telco buyout deal

Aug 30, 2016 - 5:53 PM

UPDATED The Court of Appeals also orders PLDT to post a P1 million cash bond to answer for whatever damages the respondent PCC will suffer should this court decide that PLDT is not entitled to the relief

KEY PLAYERS. (from left) PLDT head Manuel V. Pangilinan, Philippine Competition Commission Chairman Arsenio Balisacan, and Globe chief Ernest Cu are at an impasse over the San Miguel telco buyout. File photos

CJ refutes claim courts issuing 'too many' TROs vs govt projects

Aug 25, 2016 - 3:55 PM

There is no basis to the myth Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno says referring to the claim that TROs derail government infrastructure projects

NOT TRUE. CJ Sereno says courts have not been standing in the way of government infrastructure projects.

CA stops SEC order on Ongpin's insider trading case

Aug 02, 2016 - 1:40 PM

In issuing the TRO the Court of Appeals says the complex issues and circumstances surrounding the case present an urgent and paramount necessity to prevent serious damage on businessman Roberto Ongpin

CONTROVERSIAL. Businessman Roberto "Bobby" Ongpin is being accused of insider trading of Philex Mining shares in 2009. Photo by Agence France-Presse

SONA 2016: Duterte urges full implementation of RH law

Jul 25, 2016 - 6:15 PM

But the President is silent on a 2015 temporary restraining order from the Supreme Court which advocates consider the biggest challenge in implementing the reproductive health law

IMPLEMENT RH. In his first State of the Nation Address, President Rodrigo Duterte says the reproductive health law 'must be put into full force'. Screenshot from RTVM

Most contraceptives to run out by 2018 – PopCom

Jul 13, 2016 - 1:21 PM

UPDATED Filipino women will be left with a limited number of expensive products by then as the more affordable products will lose their certificates in 2017 says the Commission on Population

PLDT, Globe seek TRO against PCC over San Miguel telco buyout

Jul 12, 2016 - 4:25 PM

UPDATED The Philippine Competition Commission says it is disappointed that the telcos are blocking a comprehensive review of the deal

FACES STERN TEST. PCC Chairman Balisacan (center) tells PLDT head Pangilinan (left) and Globe chief Cu (right) that they cannot proceed with the terms of the deal until the agency approves their report

To avoid RH law delays, economic planning chief proposes Duterte EO

Jul 07, 2016 - 5:42 PM

NEDA chief Ernesto Pernia fears the effects of the TRO – maternal deaths teenage pregnancies and unwanted pregnancies – could become bigger social problems in the long run

Challenges for next health chief: Immunization, TRO on implants

Jun 15, 2016 - 5:22 PM

Janette Garin hopes her successor won t have to encounter the inconveniences and problems she had to go through in her one year and 4 months as health secretary

LTO can’t release car, motorcycle license plates just yet – SC

Jun 14, 2016 - 6:07 PM

The Supreme Court says the TRO stays until it resolves the issue of the supplier returning the downpayment to the LTO and the national treasury as instructed by state auditors

Bureau of Customs Public Information and Assistance Division

It’s final: Grace Poe's name is on the 2016 ballot

Feb 15, 2016 - 6:33 PM

The Comelec releases the final list of presidential candidates for the May polls It also includes the name of Roy Señeres who died before the campaign started

SHORTER BALLOT. Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista says the ballot for 2016 (right) – which includes presidential aspirant Senator Grace Poe – is shorter than the versions used in previous elections. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

DBM: Enough funds in 2016 budget for RH law

Jan 15, 2016 - 3:25 PM

Budget Secretary Florencio Abad says the health department can draw at the very least around P900 million from different fund sources to buy family planning commodities

ENOUGH FUNDS. A volunteer from the Family Planning Organization of the Philippines shows some sample of oral and injectable contraceptives along with male and female condoms at their office in Quezon City

Supreme Court: Comelec can't cancel Grace Poe's candidacy yet

Jan 12, 2016 - 2:21 PM

Voting 12 3 the High Court confirms the temporary restraining orders earlier issued by the Chief Justice on the Comelec s cancellation of the presidential aspirant s certificate of candidacy

PRESIDENTIAL BID. In this file photo, Senator Grace Poe files her certificate of candidacy for president in the 2016 elections. File photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

EXPLAINER: 3 reasons the SC won't likely lift the TROs on Comelec

Jan 12, 2016 - 7:00 AM

The Supreme Court appears keen on deciding the disqualification cases against Grace Poe Quashing the TROs on the cancellation of her candidacy will render the cases moot and academic

URGENT CASE. The Supreme Court tackles on January 12, 2016, whether to lift the TRO on Comelec's ruling to cancel the candidacy of presidential aspirant Grace Poe before the printing of ballots. Rappler file photo

Poe confident SC will act 'swiftly' on election case

Dec 26, 2015 - 12:08 PM

The camp of Senator Grace Poe will file their petition before the Supreme Court on Monday

'GENUINE CHOICE.' Senator Grace Poe says she is confident the Supreme Court will act swiftly on her petition questioning the final decision of the Commission on Elections. File photo by Joseph Vidal/Senate PRIB

PH polls schedule, human rights, China’s pollution | 12PM wRap

Dec 08, 2015 - 2:10 PM

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CJHDevCo to Court of Appeals: Protect Camp John Hay investors

Jul 01, 2015 - 6:39 PM

The Bases Conversion and Development Authority’s demand for its tenants to vacate the premises prior to the payment of the arbitral award violates the decision of the arbitration panel the CJHDevCo lawyer says

Camp John Hay. Photo by Dave Leprozo/Rappler

Binay steps down, Bloomberg on Poe, military plane crash | 12PM wRap

Jul 01, 2015 - 12:10 PM

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SBMA, top execs, security face charges over power plant junk

Jun 01, 2015 - 2:57 PM

The respondents are facing charges for allegedly conspiring against a Subic Freeport Zone locator over ownership of scrap materials

Photo by Randy V Datu/Rappler