House approves Judiciary Independence Enhancing Act

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The House of Representatives has approved on second reading a measure banning the re-appointment of a regular member of the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) who has already served the full term. Rep. Niel C. Tupas, Jr. (5th District, Iloilo), chairperson of...

CJ Sereno: Jardeleza’s ‘shark, bullies’ jab not important enough for comment

MANILA, July 2 (Mabuhay) – For Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, criticisms hurled against her by Associate Justice Francis Jardeleza during a speech at the University of the Philippines (UP) last Monday are not important enough to warrant a comment from her. Sereno was...

Aquino names 24 new judges

MANILA, Jan 26 (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III has appointed 24 new judges in the provinces of Capiz, Leyte, Samar, Guimaras, Mountain Province, Cebu, Bohol and Negros Oriental. This was contained in a one-page transmittal letter sent by Executive Secretary Paquino N....

Aquino picks QC judge as new CA justice

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino has appointed a Quezon City judge as the newest associate justice of the Court of Appeals to fill up the post vacated by Court of Appeals Associate Justice Amelita Tolentino. According to the Supreme Court, Chief Justice Maria Lourdes...

Sereno: Sacked Sandiganbayan justice appealed his dismissal

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on Thursday confirmed that sacked Sandiganbayan Associate Justice Gregory Ong has appealed his dismissal over his supposed links with alleged pork barrel fund scam mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles. At a forum organized by the...

CA confirms appointments of Gutierrez, Mejia as JBC members

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Commission on Appointments approved on Wednesday the nominations of retired Supreme Court Associate Justice Angelina Sandoval-Gutierrez and Jose Mejia as members of the Judicial and Bar Council. Senator Aquilino Pimentel III, chairman of the CA committee on...

SC defers vote on Sandigan justice’s admin case over ‘Napoles ties’

MANILA (Mabuhay) -The Supreme Court has deferred ruling on the administrative case filed against Sandiganbayan Associate Justice Gregory Ong over his supposed ties with alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles. In a media briefing Tuesday, SC Public Information...

Aquino names SolGen Jardeleza to SC

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III has appointed Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. Secretary Herminio Coloma, head of the Presidential Communications Operations Office, said the appointment was transmitted to the Supreme...

SC PIO bars live coverage of media briefing

MANILA (Mabuhay) – In a development that surprised reporters covering the Supreme Court, the tribunal’s public information office on Tuesday barred live coverage of a briefing. Before the start of the regular Tuesday media briefing at the SC, an SC PIO staff member requested...

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...
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