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,…

SC review on Tokhang

Editorial 04/04/2018

The Supreme Court’s order to the PNP to submit their report on the Oplan Tokhang operations in the country came amid a successful roundup of drug suspects by the Cebu police during the Holy Week observance. About…

SC sets oral argument on same-sex marriage

Inquirer.net 03/06/2018

THE SUPREME Court on Tuesday announced that it will conduct a debate on whether to abolish the prohibition under the Family Code and allow same-sex marriages in the Philippines. High Court’s Information Chief Atty. Theodore Te said…

SC asked to intervene in filing of raps vs Aquino

Inquirer.net 01/26/2018

Mamasapano case Government lawyers yesterday asked the Supreme Court (SC) to order the Office of the Ombudsman to charge former President Benigno Aquino III with reckless imprudence resulting in homicide for the death of 44 Special Action…

PBMA calls for SC review of IBP decision dropping disbarment case vs Ecleo lawyers

Fe Marie D. Dumaboc 12/05/2017

  MEMBERS of the Philippine Benevolent Missionaries Association (PBMA) are not just giving up. More than six months after the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) Commission on Bar Discipline dismissed a disbarment complaint filed against two…

SC brings Judgement Day to Cebu City

Ador Vincent Mayol 11/17/2017

THE Supreme Court (SC) on Friday brought “Judgement Day” to Cebu City in an attempt to decongest jails and decrease case load of trial courts. Judges simultaneously handed down the rulings of cases that were due for…

SC junks former Bantayan Mayor Despi’s motion for reconsideration

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/11/2017

CITING that there were no substantial arguments to question the order, the Supreme Court (SC) denied with finality the Motion for Reconsideration of former Bantayan Mayor Arthur Despi seeking to reverse the decision of the Commission on…

Office of President tells MCIAA to act on SC ruling on Buaya lots

Dennis Singson 09/30/2017

THE Office of the President has asked the Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA) to act on Supreme Court ruling ordering the MCIAA to start expropriation proceedings over undivided portions of two lots measuring nearly 150,000 square meters.…

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