Proposed Escrow provision in the Magna Carta  prejudicial  for seafarers

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO 01/24/2023

The inclusion of an escrow provision in the pending Magna Carta for Filipino seafarers will adversely affect the legal battle for labor claims. The employers and manning agencies again proposed the provision which in essence aimed to…

Bar exams cut to 3 days, to cover 6 core subjects

Tina G. Santos 12/05/2022

  Starting next year, the bar examinations will be held for only three days instead of four and cover only six core subjects instead of eight. The Supreme Court also said it would administer the bar exams…

US Senate passes same-sex marriage protection bill

Reuters 11/30/2022

WASHINGTON — The US Senate passed a bill on Tuesday that would protect federal recognition of same-sex marriage, a measure taken up in response to worries the Supreme Court could overturn a 2015 decision that legalized it…

Lawyer disbarred after involvement in fake marriage annulment

By: Jean Mangaluz - Reporter / @JMangaluzINQ 11/26/2022

MANILA, Philippines — A lawyer and former Integrated Bar of the Philippines officer has been disbarred by the Supreme Court (SC) after his involvement with faking a marriage annulment. “The Supreme Court has disbarred a former officer…

Non-deployment as basis for total and permanent disability benefits

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO 10/11/2022

A seafarer, who was no longer deployed back to work, may be entitled to total and permanent disability benefits due to an illness that he suffered while on board the vessel. This was the ruling of the…

Unseated Negros Oriental gov starts packing but not leaving yet

Karlowe Brier 10/10/2022

DUMAGUETE CITY, Negros Oriental, Philippines — Unseated Negros Oriental Gov. Pryde Henry Teves announced he was ready to go but would not do so unless ordered by the Supreme Court. Teves, in his radio program on Saturday,…

Red-tagging as an attack on the independence of the judiciary

ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO 10/04/2022

Red-tagging, also known as red-baiting, is a pernicious practice as part of the government’s counterinsurgency efforts that targets individuals or organizations critical or not fully supportive of the actions of a sitting administration. This include publicly accusing…

Cebu City gov’t to file Writ of Kalikasan to restore seven major rivers

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 09/13/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government is set to file a Writ of Kalikasan before the Supreme Court next week to penalize violators of the city’s three-meter easement rule, and to enjoin concerned government agencies…

SC: Natural-born dual citizens may not renounce foreign citizenship

Donna Pazzibugan 08/13/2022

Candidates for elective office who are considered dual citizens for being born to one Filipino parent and one foreign parent are not required to renounce their foreign citizenship and take an oath of allegiance to the Philippines…

Bongbong: SC decision ‘removes all questions as to my qualifications’

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/29/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Two days before being sworn into the Malacañang, the Supreme Court (SC) dismissed the disqualification petitions lodged against President-elect Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr. And for Marcos Jr., the decision virtually cleared the air…

Bongbong Marcos qualified to be elected to office – SC

Krixia Subingsubing, Marlon Ramos 06/29/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The “gods of Padre Faura” have cleared the way for Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s inauguration as the 17th president of the Philippines. Voting 13-0 with two abstentions, the Supreme Court threw out the legal challenges…

Capitol revives plans on tearing down condemned Palace of Justice

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/01/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Reelected Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia is sticking with her plans to tear down the iconic and now-condemned Marcelo Fernan Palace of Justice.  During a brief meeting with Senior Associate Justice Marvic Leonen last…

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