SC should explain use of JDF – Escudero

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The timing of the House investigation may be dubious, but it doesn’t change the fact that the Supreme Court still owes the public an explanation on how it utilizes the Judiciary Development Fund (JDF), a senator said Thursday. “Wala namang above the law,” said...

Impeach threat vs Sereno bid to ‘arm-twist’ SC on DAP – Bayan

MANILA, Aug 7 (Mabuhay) – Threats by lawmakers to impeach Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno over the Judiciary Development Fund are “an obvious attempt to arm-twist the Supreme Court to change its decision on the Disbursement Acceleration Program” and will be met with protests,...

VP Binay gets ‘excellent’ public satisfaction rating on SWS survey

MANILA, July 7 (Mabuhay) – Vice President Jejomar Binay’s public satisfaction ratings rose while those of other top government officials fell in March, according to a new survey by pollster Social Weather Stations. The SWS said the ratings of other top officials including Senate...

E-subpoena system launched

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Gone are the days when subpoenas used to be served by hand. Government on Wednesday launched an e-subpoena (electronic subpoena) system to avoid delays in the judicial process. The new system aims to improve trial procedures and secure higher conviction...

Judge asks SC to strike down JBC’s 5-year requirement for applicants

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A judge from Mindanao has asked the Supreme Court to strike down a Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) policy requiring judges to have at least five years of experience in the lower courts before applying in second-level tribunals. In his petition, presiding Judge...

Supreme Court extends order stopping RH law

MANILA, July 16 (Mabuhay) — In a close vote, Supreme Court justices on Tuesday extended indefinitely the status quo ante order (SQAO) stopping the implementation of the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Law. The SC Public Information Office said the justices...

Sereno a no show at Independence Day rites

MANILA, June 12 (Mabuhay) – Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno was a no show at the 115th Independence Day celebration at the Pamintuan Mansion in Angeles City, Pampanga, which she was supposed to grace. The National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) said Gen....

Comelec may proclaim three more party-list winners

MANILA, June 6 (Mabuhay) -– The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is studying the possible proclamation of groups which will occupy three of the remaining five seats in the party-list race, the poll body’s chief said Thursday. Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. announced...
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