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…

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…

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