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…

Basketball as a nuisance sport

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO 05/24/2022

Basketball is everywhere in the Philippines: on public sports complex, on street corners, and on television screens from north to south of the archipelago. The sport is further nurtured by the school system, from primary school up…

Solving the party-list fiasco

Artemio V. Panganiban - @inquirerdotnet 05/23/2022

In “Talk to the People” days ago, President Duterte asked his successor (without naming who) to abolish the party-list system. THE PARTY-LIST WAS BORROWED BY OUR 1987 CONSTITUTION from the parliaments of Europe and imbedded it into…

Petition to disqualify Bongbong Marcos as president reaches SC

Tetch Torres-Tupas 05/17/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Civic leaders on Tuesday has asked the Supreme Court to stop the Senate and Congress from canvassing the votes cast for former senator and presumptive president Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. The prayer for a…

Retaking the bar exam

ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO 04/20/2022

Grieve and take the bar exam again. This is the advice given by 2020/21 bar exam chairman Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen  to the 3,549 who did not make it for the passers list.  “Accept it as a challenge. That…

#BestBarEver20_21: 3 Bar topnotchers from Cebu 

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/12/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Cebu logged another milestone in the country’s Bar Examinations as local universities produced three bar topnotchers. The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday, April 12, 2022, announced the complete results of the 2020/2021 exams, in which…

Legal bytes: Marcos’ Ill-gotten wealth cases in the Supreme Court

ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO 04/05/2022

The Marcos dictatorship is a “well-entrenched plundering regime of 20 years”. Thus ruled the Supreme Court in PCGG v. Peña  (GR No. L-77663, April 12, 1988) in relation to the ill-gotten wealth cases where it noted the “magnitude…

Legal Bytes: Martial Law from the Supreme Court perspective

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO 03/02/2022

The greatest threat to freedom is the shortness of human memory. Thus said former Supreme Court Chief Justice Claudio Teehankee in the case of Olaguer vs Military Commission (G.R. No. L-54558 May 22, 1987)  as he gave recognition to…

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