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De Castro ends chief justice stint, leaves gifts to court workers

Oct 08, 2018 - 11:01 AM

Promotions, salary raises, and bonuses mark Teresita Leonardo de Castro's chief justiceship that lasted only a little more than a month

SC Justice Teresita de Castro in her final flagraising ceremony at the Supreme Court on October 8, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

[OPINION | NEWSPOINT] From incapacity to absurdity

Sep 01, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Compulsively carrying on this way, he succeeded only in burying himself deeper in the hole of his regime’s own digging

Robredo hopes CJ De Castro to ‘unify’ Supreme Court again

Aug 29, 2018 - 2:15 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo does not react when asked if she has any fears over Chief Justice Teresita Leonardo de Castro possibly influencing the electoral protest filed against her

FOR THE SAKE OF SC. Vice President Leni Robredo is hoping for the a unified Supreme Court under Chief Justice Teresita Leonardo de Castro. File photo by OVP

Impeachment complaint vs SC justices referred to House panel

Aug 28, 2018 - 8:00 PM

If at least one-third of the House affirms the impeachment complaints, they will be forwarded to the Senate for an impeachment trial

De Castro impeachment ‘moot and academic’ when she retires

Aug 28, 2018 - 4:55 PM

But House committee on justice chairperson Salvador Leachon says this will not bar the complainants from filing criminal charges against the Chief Justice after

IMPEACHMENT TALKS. House committee on justice chairperson Doy Leachon is set to preside over the impeachment proceedings against 7 Supreme Court justices.

CJ De Castro: Collegiality is back at the Supreme Court

Aug 28, 2018 - 2:19 PM

The new Chief Justice believes she is the first woman top magistrate and not Maria Lourdes Sereno, who was ousted via a quo warranto petition

Newly appointed Supreme Court Chief Justice Teresita Leonardo-De Castro is greeted by supporters during the weekly flag raising ceremony in Manila on August 28, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong

Duterte doubts Carpio will accept chief justice nomination after De Castro

Aug 27, 2018 - 11:09 AM

For President Rodrigo Duterte, Justice Antonio Carpio's declaration that he will decline a nomination for chief justice after Maria Loudes' Sereno's ouster still stands

Duterte denies De Castro appointment her 'reward' for Sereno ouster

Aug 27, 2018 - 10:08 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte stresses that he based Chief Justice Teresita de Castro's appointment on seniority and merit

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the launch of the Go Negosyo’s ‘Pilipinas Angat Lahat’ program at the Rizal Hall in Malacañan Palace on August 14, 2018, conveys graft and corruption continues to plague the government. But he also promised to get rid of the problem during his term. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Malacañang denies De Castro named Chief Justice as 'reward'

Aug 26, 2018 - 11:45 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque says President Rodrigo Duterte 'upheld judicial professionalism by appointing [the] most senior of aspirants'

Supreme Court Associate Justice Teresita de Castro and Court Administrator Jose Midas Marquez testifies before the House Committee on Justice's impeachment proceeding against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on Wednesday, after the Supreme Court en banc on Tuesday voted to allow justices and employees invited by the committee to testify in its hearings. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Lawmakers on De Castro appointment: Why choose 'endo CJ'?

Aug 25, 2018 - 9:02 PM

(2nd UPDATE) Opposition lawmakers say the appointment is beneficial to the Marcos family, citing the electoral protest of former senator Bongbong Marcos

SHORT TERM. Lawmakers question Chief Justice Teresita de Castro's appointment given her two-month term. Lagman, Alejano Rappler file photo, Pangilinan file photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

New Chief Justice De Castro must prove 'independence, impartiality'

Aug 25, 2018 - 7:22 PM

'The new Chief Justice will have to credibly address uncomplimentary views about her independence and impartiality,' says the National Union of Peoples' Lawyers

'UNPRECEDENTED.' In this file photo, Supreme Court Associate Justice Teresita de Castro serves as resource person in a House of Representatives committee hearing on the impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on November 29, 2017, a first in history. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

The test of legacy for Chief Justice De Castro

Aug 25, 2018 - 6:14 PM

She penned the decision that convicted Joseph Estrada of plunder, and was part of the division that forfeited in favor of the government $8 million worth of Marcos Swiss bank accounts

'Ayawan na': Netizens dismayed by De Castro's appointment as Chief Justice

Aug 25, 2018 - 3:48 PM

How do you feel about her rise to the judiciary's top seat?

Teresita de Castro is new Supreme Court Chief Justice

Aug 25, 2018 - 2:44 PM

(3RD UPDATE) President Rodrigo Duterte picks senior justice Teresita Leonardo De Castro to replace ousted chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno

JBC shortlists De Castro, Peralta, Bersamin for chief justice

Aug 24, 2018 - 11:51 AM

De Castro gets 6 votes, Peralta also 6, while Bersamin gets 5. President Duterte will choose the next chief justice from this list.

SHORTLISTED. Associate Justices Teresita Leonardo De Castro, Diosdado Peralta and Lucas Bersamin are shortlisted to become the next chief justice. Photos courtesy of SC PIO

Sereno ouster cited in opposition vs chief justice applicants

Aug 24, 2018 - 10:51 AM

The opposition says the impeachment complaints filed at the Lower House should be a valid ground for disqualification but that may not be a hard and fast rule

OPPOSITION. An opposition is filed with the Judicial and Bar Council against the chief justice applications of Associate Justices Teresita De Castro, Diosdado Peralta, Lucas Bersamin and Andres Reyes Jr.

Will impeachment complaints foil the chances of SC chief justice aspirants?

Aug 23, 2018 - 5:45 PM

(UPDATED) Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra, ex-officio member of the JBC, says the impeachment complaints will not affect the chief justice applications

OATH. Opposition lawmakers Teddy Baguilat Jr, Gary Alejano, and Edcel Lagman swear before House of Representative acting secretay general Dante Roberto Maling as they filed impeachment complaints against 7 Supreme Court justices. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

#CJSearch, Makati bar raid, Aretha Franklin | Midday wRap

Aug 17, 2018 - 2:43 PM

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#CJSearch: Promised reforms of chief justice applicants

Aug 17, 2018 - 11:41 AM

Supreme Court Justices Diosdado Peralta and Lucas Bersamin want to smoke out corruption in the judiciary, while Justice Teresita Leonardo de Castro vows to continue her digitization reforms

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

#CJSearch: Is it worth appointing De Castro who has only 2 months to serve?

Aug 16, 2018 - 12:44 PM

Court insiders see an opportunity for Antonio Carpio to accept the nomination when De Castro retires in October

Photo from Supreme Court PIO

#CJSearch: How did aspirants vote on key Supreme Court decisions?

Aug 16, 2018 - 7:00 AM

(3rd UPDATE) We are updating this to add the voting history of Justices Antonio Carpio and Estela Perlas Bernabe, who join Justices Diosdado Peralta, Lucas Bersamin, and Andres Reyes Jr in the nomination for chief justice

TRACKING THE VOTE. Voting history in key Supreme Court decision reveals something about the justices aspiring to be the next Philippine Chief Justice. Photos courtesy of Supreme Court PIO

LIST: Who are applicants for Supreme Court Chief Justice?

Jul 26, 2018 - 8:58 PM

(UPDATED) One from the list will fill in the position vacated by ousted chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno

Supreme Court of teh Philippines in Padre Faura, Manila

De Castro disses Sereno, quo warranto oppositors

Jun 01, 2018 - 6:15 PM

‘You will see it many times in your career that those who rise too fast often fall just as quickly,’ Associate Justice Teresita Leonardo de Castro says in a speech before new lawyers, in apparent reference to ousted chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno

New lawyer take their oath during oath taking ceremony at the Plenary hall, Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City. PHOTO BY INOUE JAENA/Rappler

De Castro says Sereno ousted over tendency to 'lie, mislead'

May 13, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Associate Justice Teresita de Castro says ousted Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno's 'pattern of lies' began even before she was appointed to head the Supreme Court

TESTIMONY. Associate Justice Teresita Leonardo-de Castro testifies before the House committee on justice as it tackled an impeachment case against then-chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. File poto by Darren Langit/Rappler

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May 07, 2018 - 10:17 PM

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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 supporter to Calida: File quo warranto vs De Castro too

Apr 20, 2018 - 1:47 PM

Jocelyn Marie Acosta, a supporter of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, writes to Solicitor General Jose Calida

Supreme Court Associate Justice Teresita de Castro and Court Administrator Jose Midas Marquez testifies before the House Committee on Justice's impeachment proceeding against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on Wednesday, after the Supreme Court en banc on Tuesday voted to allow justices and employees invited by the committee to testify in its hearings. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Sereno to SC: Take De Castro off quo warranto case

Apr 06, 2018 - 8:08 PM

Sereno's motion seeks the mandatory disqualification of Justice Teresita de Castro because she has already prejudged the validity of the appointment of the chief justice

[OPINION] Slippery slope of diminishing judicial independence

Dec 06, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Internal disagreements between and among members of the Court should not be the subject of an impeachment complaint

#ThewRap: Videos to watch this week, November 27 - December 3, 2017

Dec 03, 2017 - 12:56 PM

From revgov to Sereno impeachment to Robin Padilla, must-watch videos this week

RED DAY. Pro-Duterte demonstrators gather in Mendiola, Manila, on November 30, 2017, to call for the establishment of a revolutionary government. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Justice De Castro 'very much willing' to testify vs Sereno, says Larry Gadon

Nov 22, 2017 - 4:33 PM

Lawyer Larry Gadon says his 'friend' is talking to Supreme Court Associate Justice Teresita Leonardo-de Castro on his behalf

TESTIFY? Supreme Court (SC) Associate Justice Teresita Leonardo De Castro is "willing" to testify against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, according to complainant Larry Gadon.

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.

SC orals: How justices pursued issues on Marcos burial

Sep 01, 2016 - 6:03 PM

Of the issues the justices gave significant attention to human rights RA 289 AFP regulations and Marcos record as a soldier

MARCOS BURIAL. The Supreme Court started its oral arguments on the burial of former President Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani on August 31, 2016. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Carpio: Can public funds be used for Marcos burial?

Aug 31, 2016 - 4:03 PM

When President Marcos was ousted he was removed as a president and was also removed as commander in chief Carpio says during oral arguments at the Supreme Court

De Castro vs Hilbay, Pacquiao, Wurtzbach on Final Fantasy XV | 6PM wRap

Feb 17, 2016 - 6:36 PM

Watch Rappler s 6PM newscast with Maria Ressa

SC justice: Did Grace Poe lie to immigration bureau?

Feb 02, 2016 - 9:00 PM

Justice Teresita De Castro says the bureau approved Grace Poe s application to reacquire her Philippine citizenship in 2006 based on false claims

The Supreme Court on Tuesday, Jan 26 resumes the oral arguments on the disqualification case against presidential aspirant and Senator Grace Poe-Llamanzares.

Leonen on Poe, civilians vs ISIS, Indonesia’s Mount Egon | 12PM wRap

Jan 20, 2016 - 1:53 PM

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SC Justices: Did Poe use her US passport after Oct 2010?

Jan 19, 2016 - 6:29 PM

Citing Poe s sworn statement before the US Vice Consul in 2011 2 Supreme Court Justices question why Poe said she used her US passport in her travels to and from the United States even after renouncing her US citizenship

ORAL ARGUMENTS. Supreme Court justices during the oral arguments on  Poe-Llamanzares vs Comelec case on January 19, 2016. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

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

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

Dec 30, 2015 - 12:00 PM

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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

JBC violated selection rules in Jardeleza case – SC

Sep 05, 2014 - 8:00 PM

The Supreme Court decision reinstating then Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza as nominee to the High Court indirectly reprimands the JBC for allowing the Chief Justice to abuse discretion and violate due process

Sandigan justices, pork barrel cases: Eyeing the SC?

Aug 18, 2014 - 11:22 AM

A look at the 3rd and 5th division justices: It bears watching how they will behave under a new administration and whether their actuations will be their ticket to the High Court

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

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

#SCwatch: JBC interviews, Day 3

Jul 26, 2012 - 8:52 AM

Live blog the third 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

SC justices say PCOS purchase sets bad example for gov't agencies

May 08, 2012 - 7:21 PM

They say other govt agencies may also purchase without public bidding