Vicente Mendoza - updates

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Missing deadlines can land you in jail, an ex-DTI director’s case shows

Nov 08, 2019 - 8:17 AM

Procrastination in liquidating his cash advances and in filing an appeal seals the fate of a former government official

[OPINION] Before it breaks down, we need to keep constitutional order

Jun 28, 2019 - 10:00 AM

There are neither absolute rights nor absolute powers in the constitutional order. And a society which fails to observe these norms will ultimately decay from anarchy or atrophy.

Lawmakers honor Rodel Batocabe, the ‘Daragueño Who Dared’

Jan 14, 2019 - 4:27 PM

Lawmakers and guests wear pins that read, 'Justice for Cong. Rodel Batocabe' during the memorial service

Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (2nd from R) sits together with slain AKO Bicol Representative Rodel Batocabe's wife Gertie and their sons Justin and Kiel. Photo from Arroyo's Facebook page

Amnesty aside, can presidents declare anything 'void ab initio'?

Sep 14, 2018 - 5:42 PM

Retired Supreme Court Justice and constitutional law expert Vicente Mendoza says, 'No. Only courts can declare anything void.'

Supporters of Sen Antonio Trillanes IV gather for a mass followed by a pray over at the Senate on September 6, 2018. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Better screening of cases can address Supreme Court backlog

Aug 17, 2018 - 3:27 PM

Former SC associate justice Vicente Mendoza says a committee that can screen 'unmeritorious' cases from the lower courts can help ease the SC's burden

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.

Breaking up Supreme Court into 4 high courts weakens judiciary

Aug 16, 2018 - 3:29 PM

Former SC associate justice Vicente Mendoza says it's more important to preserve the role of the High Court in the justice system

Rappler Talk: Retired SC Justice Vicente Mendoza on draft charter and judiciary

Aug 15, 2018 - 1:59 PM

On Wednesday, August 15, Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug talks to retired SC associate justice Vicente Mendoza on the implications of breaking down the 'single and generalized' high court into 4 federal courts

Draft charter downgrades Supreme Court

Aug 04, 2018 - 7:47 PM

Creating mini supreme courts has never been advanced as solutions because it is contrary to the idea of One Supreme Court

Con-Com's proposed 4 high courts bad for justice system

Aug 02, 2018 - 12:12 PM

The loss of prestige of a single Supreme Court would 'result in the impoverishment of the judicial process,' says former Supreme Court justice Vicente Mendoza

CHANGES IN JUDICIARY. Former Supreme Court justice Vicente Mendoza gives his assessment of the Consultative Committee's draft federal constitution. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Ex-SC justice suggests judiciary appointees go through CA

Feb 01, 2018 - 5:00 PM

Retired Supreme Court justice Vicente Mendoza also says Congress' voting power in the Judicial and Bar Council must be clarified

Supreme Court justices led by SC chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno starts the oral arguments on the 1-year extension of the Martial Law in Mindanao by the Supreme Court in Manila on January 16, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

New constitution must directly ban political dynasties – former SC justice

Feb 01, 2018 - 3:47 PM

However, UP political scientist Clarita Carlos says banning political dynasties goes against the citizens' constitutionally provided power to vote

POLITICAL DYNASTIES. Retired Supreme Court Associate Justice Vicente Mendoza (L) calls for a new constitution that will directly prohibit political dynasties. File photo

EXPLAINER: Can SC reverse ruling on deputy ombudsman?

Jan 30, 2018 - 4:31 PM

(UPDATED) Overall Deputy Ombudsman Melchor Arthur Carandang can now challenge the suspension order before the Supreme Court

SUSPENDED. Overall Deputy Ombudsman Melchor Arthur Carandang is suspended by Malacañang form 90 days. Can he challenge it?

Decentralization, not federalism, key to PH progress – constitutionalists

Apr 18, 2017 - 7:09 PM

If the development of the regions can be achieved by decentralization why still make them independent states and divide the country as a result? asks former Supreme Court Justice Vicente Mendoza

IS FEDERALISM THE WAY TO GO? Former SC Justice Vicente Mendoza, UP Alumni Association president Ramon Maronilla, and ex-UP president and now Kalayaan College President Jose Abueva during the forum on April 18. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Why federalism is not the answer

Oct 10, 2016 - 12:12 PM

Writes a retired Supreme Court justice: We don’t need to change to a federal system but only push hard for decentralization to break up the concentration of power in the central government

Two schools of thought on the Bangsamoro bill

Oct 28, 2014 - 4:17 PM

The House ad hoc committee on the Bangsamoro hears the opinion of legal luminaries

CONSTITUTIONALITY. Former Justices attend the Ad Hoc Committee hearing of the Bangsamoro Basic Law at the House of Representatives on Tuesday, October 28, 2014. Photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

TIMELINE: The rise and fall of DAP

Jul 01, 2014 - 2:01 PM

UPDATED Below is a timeline that traces the origin and controversies associated with the Disbursement Acceleration Program

Cha-cha by legislation: Constitutional or not?

Feb 26, 2014 - 7:00 AM

Retired SC Justices: Amending economic provisions must go through a Constituent Assembly

Court has final say on Tuason as state witness

Feb 07, 2014 - 2:14 PM

Only the Sandiganbayan can declare Ruby Tuason a state witness upon the recommendation of the Ombudsman justices say

NDRRMC: Too many cooks spoil the broth

Nov 30, 2013 - 10:46 PM

The law creating the NDRRMC may have its innovations but it fails Yolanda s horrific test

Guingona wins: Whistleblowers to attend Senate hearing

Sep 25, 2013 - 10:49 PM

Justice Secretary De Lima heeding the subpoena issued by the Senate blue ribbon committee will bring along Benhur Luy and 3 other whistleblowers Thursday