Bar Exams 2023: List of passers

Pia Piquero 12/05/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Supreme Court has recently released the successful list of passers of the 2023 Bar Exam.  Out of the 10,387 takers, a select few emerged as outstanding performers. Here are the top 20…

SC orders VP Sara to respond to petition on constitutionality of OVP’s P125M CF

Tetch Torres-Tupas 12/04/2023

MANILA, Philippines — The Supreme Court (SC) has directed Vice President Sara Duterte to respond to the petition that questions the constitutionality of the P125-million confidential fund (CF) allocated for the Office of the Vice President in…

Senator eyes pushing petition at SC to extend new barangay, SK officials’ terms

Futch Anthony Inso 11/12/2023

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu — After the holding of the 2023 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections (BSKE) on October 30, Senator Imee Marcos now plans to file a petition at the Supreme Court (SC) to extend the term…

SC upholds conviction of former Bohol town mayor

Leo Udtohan 10/10/2023

TAGBILARAN CITY — The Supreme Court (SC) has upheld the conviction of former Corella town mayor in Bohol and now incumbent councilor Vito Beltran Rapal over his unliquidated cash advances and for pocketing money intended for tarsier…

PCSO ordered by SC to pay P12M to bettor who damaged his winning ticket

Tetch Torres-Tupas - Reporter / @T2TupasINQ 09/30/2023

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) has been ordered by the Supreme Court to pay more than P12 million to a bettor, who damaged his winning 6/42 lotto ticket by a flat iron. The…

10,816 aspiring lawyers gear up for 2023 Bar exam

Angeline Marcelino 09/15/2023

MANILA, Philippines — As many as 10,816 examinees are about to take the 2023 Bar examinations, the  Supreme Court (SC) announced on Friday. Among these examinees, SC reported that 5,832 are first-time Bar takers, while 4,984 are…

SC disbars Makati City prosecutor for insulting court exec, justices

Jacob Lazaro 09/08/2023

The Supreme Court has disbarred a prosecutor from Makati City for “brazenly” insulting an officer of the court and making derogatory remarks against the tribunal’s justices. In a resolution dated Feb. 21 but announced only on Thursday, the court…

SC voids Romeo Jaloslos’ proclamation as Zamboanga del Norte congressman

Zacarian Sarao - @inquirerdotnet 08/09/2023

MANILA, Philippines — The Supreme Court (SC) invalidated the proclamation of Romeo Jaloslos Jr. as representative of Zamboanga del Norte’s 1st District in Congress. In a decision penned by Justice Mario Lopez and made public Wednesday, the…

Supreme Court stands up for girl humiliated by boyfriend’s parents in 2004

Tina G. Santos 08/08/2023

A person who debases, degrades or demeans a child’s intrinsic worth and dignity as a human being can be held liable for damages under the Civil Code, the Supreme Court said in a decision on a case…

Comelec wants 2025 BSKE moved to 2026

Zacarian Sarao 07/17/2023

MANILA, Philippines — In view of a Supreme Court (SC) decision, ruling that the next Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections (BSKE) should take place in 2025, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Monday said that it set…

2023 Bar exams: 2 Cebu universities in final list of local testing centers

Niña Mae C. Oliverio 07/12/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Two Cebu universities are included in the final list of local testing centers for the 2023 Bar examinations according to the Supreme Court. These are the University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) and the…

Larry Gadon sworn in as anti-poverty czar despite disbarment, controversies

Jean Mangaluz 07/10/2023

MANILA, Philippines — President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Monday swore in Larry Gadon despite his string of controversies, including a unanimous decision of disbarment by the Supreme Court. Gadon posted photos of his oath-taking on his…

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