SC junks gov’t bid to claim P51-B from Marcoses, cronies

Inquirer.net 06/19/2018

The Supreme Court (SC) has nixed the government’s bid to claim P51-billion from the estate of the late Ferdinand Marcos and his cronies for damages over alleged ill-gotten wealth. The Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) had…

Bizarre SC argument: Is LGBT a religion?

Oscar Franklin Tan 06/18/2018

My simple joy is telling students they can be whatever they dream. One mentee dreams of being Apple’s CEO. I forwarded his e-mail to tech bosses who gamely invited him to their offices. One wants to be…

Davide joins calls for SC to review decision to oust Sereno; Flag lawyers issue stament

Jessa Mae O. Sotto and Doris Mae C. Mondragon 05/18/2018

The Provincial Governor Hilario Davide III supports the move of the 13 senators in filing a resolution that urged the Supreme Court to review the decision to outs Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno. Davide said that the…

Opposition senators to SC: Declare PH withdrawal from ICC ‘ineffective’

Inquirer.net 05/16/2018

Opposition senators on Wednesday asked the Supreme Court to declare as ineffective the Philippine government’s withdrawal from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC). The Philippine government notified the United Nations on March 17, 2018…

Draft Senate resolution urges review of SC decision on Sereno ouster

Inquirer.net 05/15/2018

A DRAFT resolution ”respectfully” urging the Supreme Court (SC) to review its decision, nullifying the appointment of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, is being routed at the Senate. A copy of the draft resolution entitled “Resolution expressing…

Cebuano lawyers dismayed, shocked by SC ruling on Sereno

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 05/12/2018

They did the unthinkable. Some Cebuano lawyers expressed shock and disappointment over the historic ouster of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on Friday by her very own colleagues in the Supreme Court. Columnist lawyer Gloria Estenzo-Ramos, who…

SC: No constitutional crisis despite CJ ouster without impeachment trial

Inquirer.net 05/12/2018

The Supreme Court dismissed warnings that a constitutional crisis could arise if it would allow the removal of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno without an impeachment trial. In its 153-page decision that disqualified Sereno from holding the…

Justices remove Sereno from SC

Inquirer.net 05/11/2018

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno has become the first constitutional officer who was removed from office without an impeachment trial. According to a reliable source, the Supreme Court (SC) voted 8-6, granting the quo warranto petition filed…

SC affirms Writ of Kalikasan vs Inayawan landfill

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 05/01/2018

THE Inayawan Sanitary Landfill in Cebu City shall remain closed. The Supreme Court (SC) has affirmed a ruling of the appellate court that ordered the permanent closure of the landfill until it is fully rehabilitated. In a…

Bato okays release of drug-related documents to SC

Ador Vincent Mayol 04/05/2018

CEBU CITY–The Philippine National Police (PNP) is willing to submit the necessary documents requested by the Supreme Court (SC) in relation to the government’s war on drugs. But Director General Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa, outgoing PNP chief,…

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