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SolGen wields 'quo warranto sword of Damocles' after Sereno ouster

May 12, 2018 - 6:25 PM

'With the SolGen wielding a quo warranto sword of Damocles over the heads of these officers, the Filipino people cannot be assured that they will discharge their constitutional mandate and functions without fear or favor,' says Associate Justice Mariano del Castillo

MORE POWERFUL? The ouster of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno via quo warranto has reportedly made the Office of the Solicitor General more powerful. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

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'

SC retains right to review martial law proclamations

Jul 06, 2017 - 5:12 PM

That s the best part of the decision The Court made it clear that it had the power to review the President s decision says a legal expert of the SC ruling on the petitions against martial law in Mindanao

Supreme Court of the Philippines on Padre Faura Street in Manila. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Calida says martial law declaration meant to make terrorists 'listen'

Jun 14, 2017 - 6:20 PM

UPDATED Solicitor General Jose Calida admits to the High Court that martial law does not give the President additional powers but only delivers the punch of an exclamation point

TOP MARTIAL LAW DEFENDER. Solicitor General Jose Calida, the government's top defender of the martial law in Mindanao, prepares before Day 2 of the Supreme Court (SC) oral arguments on June 14, 2017. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

SC's Carpio: No evidence of rebellion in other parts of Mindanao

Jun 14, 2017 - 5:44 PM

Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio asks Calida to submit intelligence reports pointing to 'actual rebellion' elsewhere in Mindanao to justify the region-wide martial law declaration

File photo of Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio (second from left). Photo by Mark Z. Saludes/

SC's Leonen: We need to clarify martial law guidelines

Jun 13, 2017 - 11:56 PM

Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio also points out that mere imminent threat of rebellion is not enough to declare martial law

SC's Del Castillo: Isn't Marawi siege act of rebellion?

Jun 13, 2017 - 1:36 PM

UPDATED Petitioner Lagman says the raising of an ISIS flag in Marawi City is nothing but cheap propaganda

ORAL ARGUMENTS. Justices of the Supreme Court led by Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno start the first oral arguments on the petition to lift the martial law in Mindanao on June 13, 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

Supreme Court: Marcos was not pure evil

Nov 08, 2016 - 6:22 PM

UPDATED The justices ruled on the petitions opposing a hero s burial for Marcos by viewing and judging his totality as a person the SC decision says

Grace Poe lacks 10-year residency – SC Justice Del Castillo

Mar 12, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Del Castillo says Poe s intent is shrouded in doubt because of having 2 houses in the US – something they supposedly only admitted later on

NO RESIDENCY. Contrary to the Supreme Court ruling, Justice Mariano Del Castillo says presidential bet Grace Poe fails to meet the 10-year residency requirement mandated by the Constitution. Del Castillo photo by SC

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

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Jan 20, 2016 - 8:42 PM

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

Jan 20, 2016 - 1:53 PM

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Poe vs Comelec, Duterte-NPC meeting, Roach on Pacquiao | 6PM wRap

Jan 19, 2016 - 8:06 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

SC Justice: Why did Poe give up PH citizenship?

Jan 19, 2016 - 4:22 PM

She had a good life here She has famous affluent mother and father I couldn’t see the reason why she has to give up Philippine citizenship and go to the States and become an American citizen says SC Justice Mariano del Castillo

Photo by Ben Nabong / Rappler

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Jun 12, 2015 - 12:00 PM

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Jardeleza is richest SC justice in 2014

Jun 11, 2015 - 4:38 PM

Francis Jardeleza declares a net worth of P244 41 million in 2014 dislodging Justice Mariano del Castillo as the richest in the Supreme Court

RICHEST. Justice Francis Jardeleza is the richest Supreme Court justice in 2014. Rappler file photo

IN PHOTOS: 3rd ASEAN Chief Justices Meeting

Mar 04, 2015 - 1:04 PM

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno says that even coffee breaks are working periods for the chief justices

Aquino successor to appoint 11 SC justices

Dec 06, 2014 - 10:54 AM

UPDATED The spotlight is cast on Judicial and Bar Council reforms

Understanding the SC ruling on the DAP

Jul 14, 2014 - 3:30 PM

What are the main points and highlights of the Supreme Court decision on the controversial Disbursement Acceleration Program?

SC justices' SALNs out; Del Castillo still richest

Jul 01, 2013 - 8:02 PM

Associate Justice Mariano del Castillo declares the highest net worth with P110 million; Justice Marvic Leonen the least with P1 6 million

SALN. Associate Justice Mariano del Castillo remains the richest Supreme Court justice with a net worth of P110 million. File photo by Rappler

SC aspirants grilled on Cybercrime law, Bangsamoro Agreement

Oct 23, 2012 - 8:54 PM

The Judicial and Bar Council the body that screens and vets aspirants to the judiciary grills 4 candidates on the legality of the two Malacañang backed measures

Drilon, Santiago turn down CJ nominations

Jun 28, 2012 - 2:59 PM

18 nominees have said no to the race for the highest position in the judiciary


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Jun 22, 2012 - 8:51 PM

China establishes a city over disputed islands Jordan confirms Atyani kidnapped by the Abu Sayyaf And Senator Santiago urges colleagues to do a Flavier vote for the RH bill

Vote paves way for 2nd impeachment

Feb 21, 2012 - 11:48 AM

38 solons say there s probable cause to impeach SC Associate Justice Mariano Del Castillo

CRUCIAL VOTE. Solons vote on Tuesday, February 21, to determine probable cause to impeach Supreme Court Associate Justice Mariano del Castillo. Photo from the SC website

'Unnecessary' to impeach Del Castillo

Feb 14, 2012 - 12:07 PM

Complainant in the impeachment case vs him says they don t really want him removed from office

DEMANDING JUSTICE. The Malaya Lolas want justice and not necessarily Supreme Court Associate Justice Mariano del Castillo's impeachment, their leader says.

Del Castillo impeach bid a 'personal' battle for comfort women

Feb 14, 2012 - 9:43 AM

House Committee on Justice conducts hearing to discuss probable cause regarding Supreme Court Associate Justice Mariano Del Castillo s impeachment

'Lola' attends impeach bid hearings vs. Justice Del Castillo

Justice accused of plagiarism takes sick leave

Feb 07, 2012 - 6:59 PM

He says he will undergo heart surgery

House panel moves on impeach bid vs another SC Justice

Feb 07, 2012 - 1:04 PM

The House Committee on Justice declares complaint against SC Associate Justice Mariano Del Castillo sufficient in grounds

House committee on justice hears impeach bid vs SC Associate Justice Mariano Del Castillo

Impeach bid vs another justice still alive

Dec 16, 2011 - 12:58 PM

Solon denies claim that the House has abandoned impeachment proceedings against Justice Del Castillo