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2 more Duterte appointees to fill Supreme Court vacancies

Oct 02, 2019 - 8:00 AM

Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) short-lists 13 for the Jardeleza vacancy

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

Aquino’s SC appointees lean toward Duterte in West PH Sea case

Jul 02, 2019 - 7:55 PM

Justices Estela Perlas Bernabe, Francis Jardeleza, and Benjamin Caguioa seem inclined to dismiss the petition that accuses the Duterte government of neglect in the West Philippine Sea

SUPREME COURT associate justices Estela Perlas Bernabe, Francis Jardeleza, and Benjamin Caguioa

JBC starts application process for Carpio’s Supreme Court replacement

Jun 27, 2019 - 3:03 PM

Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin will retire ahead of Carpio, which will start another selection process for a new top magistrate

IMPENDING RETIREMENT. Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio will retire on October 26, 2019. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

No rebellion charges filed in 2018 martial law, yet SC allows 3rd extension

Mar 21, 2019 - 2:08 PM

In his dissent, Associate Justice Francis Jardeleza calls this accommodation of President Rodrigo Duterte ‘the Court’s seeming abdication of its duty’

DISSENTERS. Four justices dissent to the Supreme Court decision upholding the constitutionality of President Rodrigo Duterte's 3rd extension of martial law in Mindanao.

Same-sex marriage: Flawed petition or unready Court?

Jun 26, 2018 - 10:49 AM

‘The Supreme Court was trying to find a reason not to decide the case,’ says constitutional law professor Dan Gatmaytan

Antonio Carpio, Sereno accuses Marquez, U.S. leaves UNHRC | Midday wRap

Jun 20, 2018 - 1:57 PM

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Jardeleza: Why not take same-sex marriage battle elsewhere?

Jun 20, 2018 - 7:09 AM

Supreme Court Associate Justice Francis Jardeleza advises young lawyer Jesus Falcis to instead look at Congress and the Constitutional Consultative Committee

PROPER VENUE? Associate Justice Francis Jardeleza quizzes newbie lawyer Jesus Falcis. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

‘Mistakes’ of young lawyer overshadow historic marriage equality hearing

Jun 19, 2018 - 11:13 PM

Jesus Falcis III makes an impassioned plea at the end and tells the Court, ‘I made mistakes, but LGBT couples will be harmed if their rights are not recognized’

Nick Falcis with the rest of the petitioners at the Supreme Court for the oral arguments on same sex marriage on June 19, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Calida received P7M in excess allowances in 2017 – COA

Jun 01, 2018 - 11:17 AM

(UPDATED) Solicitor General Jose Calida dismisses the issue and says 'the issue is not new'

Solicitor General Jose Calida attends the continuation of the oral argument of the Supreme Court on the petition of senator Leila De Lima at the SC in Manila on March 28, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Lawyers counting on 'swing votes' to reverse Sereno ouster

May 15, 2018 - 1:09 PM

Edre Olalia of the National Union of Peoples’ Lawyers (NUPL) says it is up to Justices Andres Reyes Jr and Alexander Gesmundo to ‘change their minds’. There is also the curious case of Justice Francis Jardeleza.

A group of lawyers led by the National Union of Progressive Lawyers troop the Supreme Court on May 15, 2018 to protest the quo warranto decision against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

The Supreme Court post-Sereno: Better off or not?

May 13, 2018 - 6:25 PM

'Perhaps, an old torch will be finally rekindled: one which will light the way for a more vigilant citizenry that is sober, analytical, and organized enough to demand decency and a true passion for justice from all of government,' says Associate Justice Marvic Leonen

Ousted Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno speaks before a crowd supporting her on May 11, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Sereno: SALN not a requirement of integrity

Apr 10, 2018 - 7:10 PM

Associate Justice Noel Tijam tells Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno: 'Integrity is not founded in jurisprudence. It is founded in honesty, truthfulness.'

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno addresses the court workers during the national convention of legal researchers in Bacolod City on Wednesday, April 4. Photo by Marchel Espina/Rappler

5 justices won't inhibit in Sereno quo warranto case

Apr 10, 2018 - 1:43 PM

(UPDATED) Outside the SC premises in Baguio City, Sereno’s supporters mobilize to call for the inhibition of the justices they call the 'Biased 5'

Diosdado Peralta, Teresita Leonardo de Castro, Lucas Bersamin, Francis Jardeleza, Noel Tijam

Sereno wants 4 justices to inhibit from quo warranto case

Apr 05, 2018 - 10:35 AM

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno says Associate Justices Diosdado Peralta, Lucas Bersamin, Francis Jardeleza, and Noel Tijam 'cannot decide the quo warranto petition objectively and impartially'

SC JUSTICES. Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno claims that (left to right) Associate Justices Diosdado Peralta, Lucas Bersamin, Francis Jardeleza, and Noel Tijam cannot be impartial in the quo warranto petition filed against her. Photos from the Supreme Court

Sereno says sorry for confusion over indefinite leave

Mar 01, 2018 - 2:25 PM

'I had agreed to go on an indefinite leave, but I am also bound by the appropriate administrative rules,' says Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno

APOLOGY. Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno apoligizzes for the 'inaccurately conveyed' information of her leave. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

SC justices warn Sereno spokespersons over ‘damaging’ statements

Mar 01, 2018 - 1:17 PM

'We apologize for any confusion we have caused in the last few days but we were working on available information,' says Sereno's spokesperson

CJ spokesperson Atty. Jojo Lacanilao during interview by media at Congress on Tuesday, February 27, 2018. Lacanilao announce over CJ Ma. Lourdes Sereno wellness leave on March 1-15. Photo by DARREN LANGIT/Rappler

Sereno's indefinite leave a 'consensus' of SC en banc

Mar 01, 2018 - 11:19 AM

Thirteen justices slam the camp of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno for making announcements that have 'seriously damaged the integrity of the judiciary'

Carpio will not testify in Sereno impeachment hearing

Jan 11, 2018 - 11:58 AM

(UPDATED) 'I declined because I have no personal knowledge of the matters the committee specified as the matters of inquiry,' Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio says

TESTIMONY? Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio clarifies to the House committee on justice which topics will be asked of him should he appear in the Sereno impeachment proceedings. Photo by Rappler

Sereno camp: We expect an ‘intensified’ smear campaign in 2018

Jan 08, 2018 - 2:12 PM

'Sila na lang ang hindi nakakaalam na malapit na ma-impeach si CJ Sereno,' says complainant Larry Gadon

CALL TO ACTION. Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno calls on constitutional bodies to maximize their mandate to protect human rights in the country amid the Duterte administration's drug war. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Sereno camp insists allegations vs her 'not impeachable offenses'

Dec 17, 2017 - 5:20 PM

A spokesperson of Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno says statements made inside and outside the hearings of the House justice committee 'were purely hearsay, personal opinions, innuendos, and optics'

CHIEF JUSTICE. The camp of Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno insists the allegations against her are not impeachable offenses. File photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Sereno camp points to Carpio on the Jardeleza integrity issue

Dec 13, 2017 - 10:59 AM

Justice Carpio is the leading Filipino scholar on the issue of the West Philippine Sea, a point of contention in Jardeleza's SC nomination in 2014

THE JARDELEZA ISSUE. Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno and Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio figure in the integrity issue that almost cost Associate Justice Francis Jardeleza his spot at the Supreme Court.

Sereno impeachment: Cracks in the Supreme Court

Dec 12, 2017 - 5:51 PM

'The chief must honestly look at her way of managing, whether she has to change her tone and practices. They need to go into the process of rebuilding trust,' says analyst Tony La Viña

CRACKS. The House impeachment proceedings show the cracks at the Supreme Court as 4 justices air their grievances against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno.

Impeachment committee question: Is Sereno still fit to hold office?

Dec 12, 2017 - 9:08 AM

Neither complainant Larry Gadon nor committee chairman Reynaldo Umali are prepared for the influx of information during the House justice committee hearing

CAN SHE LEAD? Justices of the High Court openly question Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno's actions before a House committee tackling an impeachment complaint against her. Rappler photo

Jardeleza accuses Sereno of treason

Dec 11, 2017 - 7:50 PM

'In my view what was done to me was inhuman,' says Associate Justice Francis Jardeleza

Witness Justice Francis Jardeleza testifies before the House Committee on Justice during the Continuation of the hearing on the determination of probable cause regarding the verified complaint for impeachment against Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on December 11, 2017. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Sereno camp on justices’ testimonies: Petty, ‘pure hugot’

Dec 11, 2017 - 6:32 PM

The Chief Justice's lawyers fear this would affect the public's faith in the judiciary

Witness Justice Arturo Brion testifies before the House Committee on Justice during the Continuation of the hearing on the determination of probable cause regarding the verified complaint for impeachment against Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on December 11, 2017. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

CJ Sereno getting wrong legal advice – Tijam

Dec 11, 2017 - 12:28 PM

Justice Tijam also says Sereno should attend the House hearing and hits her supposed delays in the transfer of Maute cases and granting of survivorship benefits

Witnesses Justices Arturo Brion (right), Francis Jardeleza (center) and Justice Noell Tijam (left) before the House Committee on Justice during the Continuation of the hearing on the determination of probable cause regarding the verified complaint for impeachment against Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on Monday 11, 2017. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

HIGHLIGHTS: Justices grill Calida on operational loopholes of Oplan TokHang

Dec 06, 2017 - 5:08 PM

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno questions the regularity of police raids during ungodly hours

LOOPHOLES. Solicitor General Jose Calida is put on the spot to defend what some justices deem as loopholes in Oplan TokHang and the government's anti-drug campaign.

Destabilization or ripe for suspension? Day 2 of SC drug war oral arguments

Nov 29, 2017 - 9:23 AM

Here are highlights of the second day of Supreme Court oral arguments on the constitutionality of Oplan Tokhang in the government's war on drugs

Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

There's basis to issue TRO vs Tokhang – SC Justice Jardeleza

Nov 28, 2017 - 11:40 PM

(UPDATED) During oral arguments on the war on drugs, Associate Justice Francis Jardeleza says police knocking on doors of the houses of drug suspects may violate their right to be safe in their homes against unreasonable searches and seizures

TOKHANG ONLY. Associate Justice Francis Jardeleza at the Supreme Court in Manila. Rappler photo

Did Sereno favor court nominees? 5 justices asked to testify

Nov 27, 2017 - 8:23 PM

Representatives Ramon Rocamora and Kaka Bag-ao caution against calling all the justices, saying the House panel is resorting to a fishing expedition

How Sereno answered her impeachment complaint

Sep 25, 2017 - 9:02 PM

None of Larry Gadon’s documents, though authentic, support his allegations, according to Sereno’s chief lawyer Alex Poblador

VERIFIED ANSWER. Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno files an 85-page verified answer before the House of Representatives explaining point-by-point why the impeachment complaint against her must be dismissed.

'Do not be afraid to be minority': Chief Justice Sereno, 5 years on

Aug 27, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Five years after she was appointed the first female Chief Justice of the Philippines Maria Lourdes Sereno faces impeachment threats Is she a target of the Duterte administration?

'IT DOES NOT AFFECT ME.' Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno addresses the impeachment threats against her during a media forum in Cebu City on August 24, 2017. Photo by Gelo Litonjua/Rappler

Maute group, oral arguments, Park | Evening wRap

Mar 21, 2017 - 7:55 PM

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Sandigan might drown in cases if we rule for De Lima – SC justices

Mar 21, 2017 - 3:47 PM

UPDATED Justice Francis Jardeleza advises Florin Hilbay his successor in the OSG to produce data to prove otherwise

DE LIMA PETITION. The Supreme Court hears oral arguments on the petition filed by detained Senator Leila de Lima on March 21, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

How did SC justices vote on major political cases?

Nov 12, 2016 - 2:15 PM

Besides the Marcos burial and cases involving former presidents the Supreme Court has also decided on major cases involving key politicians

EN BANC. The Supreme Court during its oral arguments on the burial of the late President Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani on August 31, 2016. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Marcos burial: What did the dissenting SC justices say?

Nov 08, 2016 - 5:44 PM

UPDATED Four of the 5 Supreme Court justices who dissented from the majority decision issue separate dissenting opinions

Hilbay, Jardeleza opposed inclusion of Itu Aba in PH case

Jul 20, 2016 - 6:18 PM

In former Solicitor General Hilbay s view it was better for Recto Bank to remain a disputed area even with the presence of the Chinese Navy as long as the Philippines claim stands

'Game of diplomats' begins in West Philippine Sea

Jul 16, 2016 - 9:51 PM

The goal here is a diplomatic solution to a very complicated problem Counselor Kristie Kenney of the US State Department tells Rappler

'GAME OF DIPLOMATS.' Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr (right) and Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua (left) exchange pleasantries during Zhao's courtesy call on Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on July 7, 2016. Photo from MARO-PCOO

Duterte urged to use tribunal ruling to assert PH rights vs China

Jul 12, 2016 - 7:51 PM

UPDATED Solicitors general under the Aquino administration say the ruling is a potent legal platform for our goal of effectively asserting our maritime entitlements under UNCLOS

BALL IN DUTERTE'S COURT. Supreme Court Associate Justice Francis Jardeleza (right) and former Solicitor General Florin Hilbay urge the Duterte government to use the favorable ruling by the Permanent Court of Arbitration as leverage in the Philippines' relations with China. Rappler photo

Jardeleza still richest SC justice in 2015

May 26, 2016 - 6:17 PM

Francis Jardeleza – the richest in the Supreme Court for two straight years – declares a net worth of P249 68 million in 2015

WEALTH. The summary of the 2015 SALN of the Supreme Court justices is released to the public. Rappler photo

Dissenters on Poe case: Why can't Comelec rule on her qualifications?

Apr 12, 2016 - 5:03 PM

Justices Arturo Brion Antonio Carpio Teresita Leonardo de Castro and Bienvenido Reyes weigh in on Comelec s jurisdiction to rule on the qualifications of presidential candidate Grace Poe

Photos from the Supreme Court website

SC rules in favor of Poe, PH flagdown rates, royal family | 6PM wRap

Mar 08, 2016 - 6:50 PM

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Supreme Court allows Grace Poe to run for president

Mar 08, 2016 - 3:10 PM

5th UPDATE The vote is 9 6 in favor of the presidential candidate

Comelec to SC: Due process observed in Grace Poe case

Feb 10, 2016 - 10:19 AM

I explained to the Court that perhaps what is at issue is writing style: different judges write differently explains Comelec Commissioner Arthur Lim

'NO DENIAL OF DUE PROCESS.' Comelec Commissioner Arthur Lim says the poll body only did its mandate when it ruled to cancel the certificate of candidacy of presidential candidate Grace Poe. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

SC sets another hearing, moves slowly on Grace Poe case

Feb 10, 2016 - 8:52 AM

So far the views of 3 justices all appointees of President Aquino show they are leaning towards presidential candidate Senator Grace Poe

Senator Grace Poe arrives at the Supreme Court to attend for the preliminary hearing of the Senate Electoral Tribunal on her Citizenship Issue on Friday, September 11, 2015. (Contribute Photo)

SC justice: Comelec may have deprived Grace Poe of due process

Feb 09, 2016 - 7:08 PM

Justice Francis Jardeleza says the poll body s decision to cancel the presidential bet s candidacy is like saying Foundlings are not natural born until they produce DNA evidence

NHCP: Manila should enact laws to protect Rizal Monument

Sep 01, 2015 - 6:49 PM

The NHCP says local governments are in the best position to impose building height restrictions and other rules that would protect historical landmarks

PHOTOBOMBER? The NHCP says it urged local governments to enact ordinances and zoning regulations to protect cultural artifacts and monuments. Rappler photo

#AskCJSereno | August 27, 2015

Aug 27, 2015 - 2:17 PM

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno faces select journalists in a rare press conference Watch the recording of Rappler s livestream

Rule of law not followed in Torre de Manila permit – SC Justice Jardeleza

Aug 18, 2015 - 5:43 PM

SC Justice Francis Jardeleza says 4 layers of protection were ignored when DMCI was granted a zoning permit for Torre de Manila even without a city council resolution at the time

NATIONAL PHOTOBOMBER? The controversial Torre de Manila is cleary seen behind the monument of Jose Rizal. Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada led the wreath laying ceremony at the Rizal Park in Manila Friday in celebration of Dr. Jose Rizal's 154th birth anniversary. Photo by Joel Leporada/Rappler

Binay hits Philippine team vs China in The Hague

Jul 18, 2015 - 8:31 PM

Vice President Jejomar Binay is pushing for bilateral talks between Manila and Beijing because according to him the Philippines needs China s money

TEAM PHILIPPINES. The Philippine team at the Peace Palace in The Hague, Netherlands, before the start of the oral arguments in connection with the arbitration case against China. The country's delegation includes Solicitor General Florin Hilbay, Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima, Presidential Adviser on Political Affairs Secretary Ronald Llamas, Speaker Feliciano "Sonny" Belmonte Jr, Executive Secretary Pacquito Ochoa Jr, Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario, Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin, Associate Justice Francis Jardeleza, Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Benjamin Caguioa, Deputy Executive Secretary for Legal Affairs Menardo Guevarra, Consul General Henry Bensurto, and legal counsels led by Paul Reichler of FoleyHoag. Photo courtesy of DFA