SC ‘considering’ online Bar exams in 2021 – Chief Justice Peralta

Christia Marie Ramos - Reporter / @CMRamosINQ 09/24/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Supreme Court is considering to have the Bar examinations administered online next year, Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta told senators Thursday. During the Senate hearing on the proposed 2021 budget of the judiciary, Senator…

Barcenas: Petitions vs Anti-Terror Law have ‘high’ chances in SC

Rosalie O. Abatayo 07/30/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Veteran Cebuano lawyer and Free Legal Assistance Group (FLAG-7) Chairperson Democrito Barcenas said the chances remain high for the petitions filed before the Supreme Court (SC) challenging the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA) of 2020…

SC: Courts in areas under MECQ still closed

Jerome Aning - Philippine Daily Inquirer 05/17/2020

MANILA, Philippines – Lower courts located in areas under the modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) will remain closed but those under general community quarantine (GCQ) would physically open starting on Monday. Through two circulars issued on Friday…

SC to release result of 2019 Bar exam online on April 29

Tetch Torres-Tupas 04/28/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Results of the 2019 Bar examination will be released this April 29, the Supreme Court announced Thursday. But in the notice issued by the Office of the Bar Confidant (OBC), aspiring lawyers are advised…

Know your next chief justice: Four candidates vie for SC top post

08/20/2019

MANILA, Philippines–Who will be the next Chief Justice? So far, there are four  Supreme Court justices vying for the top position that will become vacant upon the retirement of Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin on Oct. 18. Associate…

41 journalists ask SC to lift Duterte’s coverage ban vs Rappler

Inquirer 04/30/2019

MANILA, Philippines — Forty-one journalists from different news organizations on Tuesday filed a petition for intervention asking the Supreme Court (SC) to lift President Rodrigo Duterte’s coverage ban against online news site Rappler. The petition was lodged…

Gabuya reso wants Tomas to appeal SC’s TRO vs Angkas

Morexette Marie Eram 01/08/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines –A resolution authorizing Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña to appeal the Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) the Supreme Court (SC) issued against the ride-hailing application Angkas was formally filed before the city council today, Tuesday…

SC declares no work for courts on Dec. 26 and Jan. 2

Inquirer.net 12/19/2018

MANILA, Philippines—The Supreme Court (SC) has suspended works in all courts nationwide on December 26 and January 2. The Public Information Office of the SC announced this on Wednesday, citing that the suspension of work is to…

Angkas says SC order would put drivers’ livelihood at risk

Inquirer.net 12/12/2018

MANILA, Philippines — Motorcycle ride-hailing firm Angkas said on Wednesday that the issuance of the temporary restraining order by the Supreme Court would put the livelihood of its drivers at risk for the holiday season. The company…

SC temporarily stops Angkas operations

Inquirer.net 12/12/2018

The Supreme Court has temporarily stopped the operations of the motorcycle ride-sharing app Angkas. In a resolution dated Dec. 5, the High Court issued a temporary restraining order against Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) from…

SC seeks bigger SRP property for planned judicial complex

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/25/2018

Instead of the 7,000-square-meter lot donated by the Cebu City government, the Supreme Court is asking for 8,000 square meters more or a 15,000 square meter lot to build a P1.5- billion judicial complex at the South…

SC: K-12 program valid

Inquirer.net 11/10/2018

The government’s K-12 program will push through after the Supreme Court declared as constitutional Republic Act 10533 or the Enhanced Basic Education Act of 2013. Under RA 10533, the number of years of basic education was increased…

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