SC issues show cause order vs ex-spokesman over ‘offensive posts’

Credit to Author: Jomar Canlas, TMT| Date: Tue, 18 May 2021 04:23:11 +0000

THE former Public Information Office (PIO) chief and Supreme Court spokesman is in hot water over his comments on social media regarding the May 12 oral arguments on the Anti-Terrorism Act. The Supreme Court en banc issued a Show Cause Order to lawyer Theodore Te on why he should not be cited in contempt over […]

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SC upholds indictment vs Catanduanes ex-gov, mayor for graft

Credit to Author: Jomar Canlas, TMT| Date: Wed, 05 May 2021 04:46:17 +0000

THE Supreme Court (SC) upheld the ruling of the Office of the Ombudsman indicting former mayor Eulogio “Leo” Rodriguez of Bato, Catanduanes and governor Joseph Cua  for violation of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act. The High Court’s Second Division resolution, dated Jan. 25, 2021 but was made public only recently, dismissed Rodriguez’s petition to […]

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SC cancels sessions

Credit to Author: Jomar Canlas, TMT| Date: Mon, 22 Feb 2021 03:16:12 +0000

The Supreme Court cancelled sessions until March because some justices went on self-quarantine as a precaution against Covid-19. The tribunal’s Clerk of Court Edgard Aricheta on Monday said that the oral arguments on the Anti-Terror Law case will also be cancelled. “Considering that some of the Justices are on self-quarantine as a health precaution against […]

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SC approves digital Bar exams

Credit to Author: Jomar Canlas, TMT| Date: Mon, 15 Feb 2021 09:36:10 +0000

The Supreme Court has approved the holding of a digital, localized, and proctored bar examinations in November this year. The high court made the announcement on Monday following the conduct of mock bar exams in different cities and universities. In a statement, Associate Justice Marvic Leonen, chairman of the 2020/2021 Bar exams, said that preparations […]

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SC junks appeal to disclose Leonen SALNs

Credit to Author: Jomar Canlas, TMT| Date: Thu, 08 Oct 2020 05:42:41 +0000

THE Supreme Court (SC) has junked an appeal to disclose to the public the Statements of Assets Liabilities and Networth (SALN) of its Associate Justice Marvic Leonen. During en banc deliberations on Tuesday, the High Court ruled to deny the motion for reconsideration of lawyer Larry Gadon for the certified copies of SALN of Leonen […]

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SC to Palace: Explain Anti-Terrorism Law

Credit to Author: Jomar Canlas, TMT| Date: Tue, 07 Jul 2020 05:15:26 +0000

THE Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday ordered Malacañang to explain the legal issues raised against the Anti-Terrorism Law . The order to the Executive Department comes after several groups and individuals challenged the constitutionality of Republic Act 11479 or the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 before the high court, according to well-placed sources of the Manila […]

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2020 Bar Exams to be held next year

Credit to Author: Jomar Canlas, TMT| Date: Mon, 29 Jun 2020 09:31:15 +0000

The Supreme Court deferred anew the holding of the 2020 Bar exams due to the rising cases of coronavirus disease. Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen moved to reschedule the bar examinations supposed to be held in November this year. “Due to the increasing number of Covid 19 cases, the prevailing community quarantine protocols all over the nation, and the continuing uncertainty, the Supreme Court en […]

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SC orders lockdown of Makati courts 

Credit to Author: Jomar Canlas, TMT| Date: Thu, 25 Jun 2020 09:42:16 +0000

THE Supreme Court (SC) ordered a lockdown of the courts in Makati City after an employee tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), its spokesman said on Thursday. Quoting from the memorandum issued by Makati Regional Trial Court Executive Judge Elmo Alameda and Makati Metropolitan Trial Court Judge Jackie Crisologo Saguisag on Wednesday, Lawyer […]

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SC orders Palace to explain VFA withdrawal

Credit to Author: Jomar Canlas, TMT| Date: Tue, 02 Jun 2020 06:34:51 +0000

THE Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday ordered Malacanang to explain why it withdrew from the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) without the concurrence of the Senate. Well placed sources of the Manila Times said the high court ruled that the Palace, through Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea and Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr., should comment on […]

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Applications open for SC, CA posts

Credit to Author: Jomar Canlas, TMT| Date: Sun, 24 May 2020 08:09:55 +0000

THE Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) re-opened nominations for the top post in the Court of Appeals (CA) and two positions in the Supreme Court. In a notice, signed by lawyer Edgar Aricheta, JBC clerk of court clerk, it said that the position in the CA was opened as its Presiding Justice Romeo Barza retired […]

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