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…

SC reschedules 2020/21 Bar Examination to February 4 and 6

Tetch Torres-Tupas - Reporter / @T2TupasINQ 01/14/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The Supreme Court (SC) has postponed the conduct of the 2020/21 Bar Examination on January 23 and 25 and rescheduled it to February 4 (Friday) and 6 (Sunday) because a number of examinees were…

SC tells bar examinees to go on self-quarantine

Marlon Ramos 01/11/2022

The Supreme Court has directed those who will be taking the bar exams this month to undergo self-quarantine starting on Monday as part of the health and safety protocols against COVID-19. Associate Justice Marvic Leonen, chair of…

Anti-Terror Law constitutional except for two parts, says SC

Tetch Torres-Tupas - Reporter / @T2TupasINQ 12/09/2021

MANILA, Philippines—The Supreme Court declares as unconstitutional two portions of the feared Republic Act 11479 or the Anti-Terrorism Act. In an advisory issued by the Public Information Office (PIO), voting 12-3, the High Court strikes down for…

SC upholds CA decision clearing Gwen over Balili property cases

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/30/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – “Justice has prevailed, as always.” This was the comment of Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia on the Supreme Court (SC) ruling, affirming the decision of the Court of Appeals (CA) to dismiss the administrative…

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