SolGen asks SC to reverse decision favoring foreign contractors

MANILA, Oct 5 (Mabuhay) — The Office of the Solicitor General is asking the Supreme Court to reverse its decision that allows foreign construction firms to secure regular Philippine licenses. In a 29-page motion for reconsideration, the OSG argued that limitations on...

Absence of Pemberton’s fingerprint, DNA samples hurting Laudes’ case – lawyer

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The continued absence of US Marine Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton has started to baffle the family of Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude, the transgender whom he allegedly murdered in Olongapo City last October 11. Pemberton should be made to appear even to...

Napoles children urge SC to stop graft trial

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Supreme Court (SC) has ordered the government to file its comment on the petition filed by the children of alleged pork barrel scam queen Janet Lim Napoles, which urges the high court to stop the Sandiganbayan from hearing the graft cases against them. In a...

CA upholds dismissal of special prosecutor in Garcia case

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Court of Appeals (CA) has junked the motion for reconsideration (MR) filed by a dismissed special prosecutor from the Office of the Ombudsman who approved the plea bargain deal in the plunder case against retired military comptroller Maj. Gen. Carlos Garcia...

Judiciary protest fights ‘yellow dictatorship’

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Donning red and black colors, judiciary employees nationwide staged their ‘Black and Red Monday’ protest amid Malacanang’s perceived defiance of the Supreme Court (SC) ruling striking down as unconstitutional the Aquino administration’s Disbursement...

Govt drafting legal position on SC ruling on DAP, says Palace exec

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The government is planning its legal position, including an option to file a motion for reconsideration, after a recent Supreme Court (SC) ruling declared as unconstitutional some provisions of the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP). “So there’s a...

SC bares latest report on Judiciary Development Fund

MANILA, July 7 (Mabuhay) – The Supreme Court (SC) released on Monday the latest report on the use of the Judiciary Development Fund (JDF) for the entire year 2013 and the first half of 2014. The report was in response to the call of House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. for the SC...

VP Binay calls for support to President amid impeachment calls

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Describing impeachment calls unproductive and divisive, Vice President Jejomar Binay on Wednesday urged the public to support President Benigno Aquino III. “President Aquino is our leader duly elected by our people. He has the people’s mandate and we should...

PDEA adjudged as DBM’s best performing agency for 2013

MANILA,  (Mabuhay) — The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) was adjudged as the Department of Budget and Management (DBM)’s best performing agency under the operations group for 2013. PDEA Director General Arturo G. Cacdac, Jr. said alongside the recognition, PDEA is...

SC suspends judge for alleged involvement in court records arson case

MANILA, May 14 (Mabuhay) – The Supreme Court (SC) has suspended a judge in Tagaytay City who was charged for his alleged involvement in the arson incident to destroy case records that could expose his wrongdoings. In an en banc ruling, the SC through Associate Justice Lucas...
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