The Supreme Court as historian

Antonio T. Carpio - @inquirerdotnet 09/23/2021

The Constitution mandates that every decision on the merits of the Supreme Court must “state clearly and distinctly the facts and the law on which it is based.” The most important issues facing the nation often involve…

Local officials conduct stringent preparations for 2021 Bar Exams

Mae Fhel Gom-os 09/15/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Local officials here are conducting a series of preparations to ensure the health and safety of bar examinees who will be taking part in the first regionally-held Bar Examinations in November this year.…

Cebu City expects IRA of P3.2B in 2022

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/06/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City expects a larger internal revenue allotment (IRA) from the national government in 2022 as the Mandanas Ruling by the Supreme Court takes effect. The Mandanas Ruling increases the share of national…

SC justices honor ‘tireless’ worker, ex-president Aquino

Gabriel Pabico Lalu 06/26/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Supreme Court justices have paid their tributes to the late former president Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino, with Chief Justice Alexander Gesmundo saying that the leader would be best remembered for serving the country “tirelessly with…

Bewildering early retirements in SC

Artemio V. Panganiban - @inquirerdotnet 04/18/2021

Never in the history of our country have three members of our Supreme Court, including its chief justice, retired in quick sequence way ahead of their 70th birthdays. They are Priscilla J. Baltazar-Padilla, Diosdado M. Peralta, and…

KUWENTONG KULE: The growing danger of practicing the legal profession

ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO 04/07/2021

It was 1:30 a.m. April 6, 1999, a  Tuesday, when a friend sent a message via my beeper which read: “Dennis, Congrats! You are now officially Atty. Gorecho.” I was among the lucky 1,465 examinees who passed, or…

EXPLAINER: Legitimate children can use their mom’s surname — SC

Cristina Eloisa Baclig 02/25/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Legitimate children are now allowed to use the surname of their mother as their surname, according to a Supreme Court (SC) ruling. The 15-page decision released on Wednesday was penned by Associate Justice Marvic…

UC hosts Pilot Mock Digital Bar Exams

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/03/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Cebu City, the country’s second largest city, has made waves in bar history for producing top-notchers and remarkable lawyers.  Last Sunday, January 31, 2021, the city once again left another mark as the University of…

Male seafarers as victims of sexual harassment

ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO 02/02/2021

Male seafarers can be the subject of sexual harassment while working on board the vessel entitling them to moral damages. Sexual harassment can happen to anyone and everyone. The Supreme Court stressed in the case of Richard…

Tom O: Fight in SRP not yet over

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/24/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Former Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña is not giving up the fight over the sale of several lots of the South Road Properties (SRP). Osmeña, in a phone interview with CDN Digital on…

Presidential immunity from suit

Antonio T. Carpio - @inquirerdotnet 01/21/2021

The Manila Times reported last Jan. 5, 2021, “Magistrates and legal experts denounced the International Criminal Court (ICC) for pushing an investigation into the alleged extrajudicial killings in the Philippines during the government’s crackdown on illegal drugs…

Comparing democratic institutions — US vs PH

Solita Collas-Monsod - @inquirerdotnet 01/09/2021

Make no mistake, Reader. Democracy has been under vicious assault in the United States since before November. Last Wednesday’s mob march on the US Capitol was just the latest, egged on by the prime instigator, in a…

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