SC grants Enrile plea on bill of particulars over pork cases

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Supreme Court has granted a petition filed by Senator Juan Ponce Enrile to get a bill of particulars from the Sandiganbayan to enable him to properly plead and prepare for his graft and plunder trial. In a media briefing, SC Public Information Office...

Binay wants Sereno, 2 other SC justices out of suspension trial

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Vice Mayor Jejomar Erwin “Junjun” Binay has asked Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno and two other Supreme Court justices to inhibit from hearing his petition contesting his six-month preventive suspension for the allegedly overpriced Makati Building II...

SC justices’ SALNs out online in the coming days – spokesman

MANILA (Mabuhay) – For the first time in its history, the Supreme Court will make the Statements of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth (SALNs) of its 15 magistrates available online. SC Public Information Office chief and spokesman Theodore Te on Thursday said summaries of the...

Aquino no longer most trusted top official – Pulse Asia

MANILA (Mabuhay) – After the Jan. 25 Mamasapano clash, President Benigno Aquino III is no longer the most trusted top government official, his ratings having dropped to a record low last week, according to Pulse Asia survey results released Thursday. Senate President Franklin...

SC justice dissents: Allowing Estrada to hold public office is impunity

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Supreme Court may have junked the disqualification case against former President and incumbent Manila mayor Joseph Estrada but Associate Justice Marvic Leonen insisted that Estrada should not have been allowed to run as Manila mayor in the first place and...

Tension high as MILF, BIFF add forces in Maguindanao town after clash

MANILA, Jan 28 (Mabuhay) – Tension is still high in Mamasapano town in Maguindanao, with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front and the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters adding forces in the area. The groups deployed additional forces should the government launch a pursuit operation...

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...