Trillanes fails to get relief from SC

Inquirer.net 09/11/2018

The Supreme Court denied Senator Antonio Trillanes IV’s bid to stop the implementation of Proclamation 572. “The Court resolved to deny petitioner Senator Trillanes’ prayer for the issuance of a writ of preliminary injunction and/or temporary restraining…

Gov’t workers to SC: Reconsider decision on tax bonuses, allowances

Inquirer.net 08/22/2018

Government workers on Wednesday asked the Supreme Court (SC) to reconsider its July 2018 decision that allowed the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to impose taxes on their allowances and bonuses. Petitioners led by the Confederation for…

SC issues new rule on Precautionary Hold Departure Orders

Inquirer.net 08/07/2018

THE Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday has laid down a new rule that would prevent people suspected of committing a crime from going out of the country. Voting 11-1, the high court approved the Rule on Precautionary…

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…

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