Carpio: SET justices to inhibit on DQ case vs Poe in Supreme Court

MANILA (Mbuhay) – Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio said he and the two other justices who voted at the Senate Electoral Tribunal (SET) to disqualify Senator Grace Poe as senator will inhibit when the case is brought to the Supreme Court (SC). The other justices who voted...

Grace Poe to attend SET proceeding on Friday

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Senator Grace Poe will attend on Friday the preliminary conference of the Senate Electoral Tribunal that will hear the quo warranto case questioning her qualification to run for the Senate, the lawmaker’s chief of staff has confirmed. “Yes, she will...

PHL to send top govt officials to start of arbitration proceedings vs. China

MANILA, July 3 (Mabuhay) — The Philippines will send its top government officials to the Netherlands for the start of the oral arguments of its arbitration case against China aimed at settling the territorial dispute over parts of the South China Sea. At a press briefing on...

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...

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...

Supreme Court opens new email addresses for public inquiries

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Effective this week, the Supreme Court has added five new email addresses to respond to queries from the public. In a post on Twitter, the high court said the new email addresses were added on Monday, Nov. 3. These new addresses are “based on the...

SC stops QC from selling UP property in tax row

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Quezon City government cannot just yet auction off the UP-Ayala Technohub property to cover the university’s P117 million in real estate tax deficiency. The Supreme Court Second Division, through Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio, issued a temporary...

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...