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Bernabe is the second female justice that Aquino named to the High Court

Posted on September 16, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Current Events, Institutions, Justice & Human Rights, Justice System, The Judiciary

MANILA, Philippines—The birthday of slain Palawan broadcaster Gerardo “Gerry” Ortega is three days away, on Aug. 28, 2011. His gunman is in jail, but the Department of Justice has dismissed the case against the alleged mastermind behind his death—former Palawan Gov. Joel Reyes. A million signatures aim to change this. Gina Lopez, managing director of [...]

Posted on August 25, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Justice System

I hate to be KJ (kill joy) after I’ve already been branded as KSP (Kulang sa Pansin). But the truth still has to be told. So please bear with me.

Posted on July 20, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Justice & Human Rights, Justice System, Voices

MANILA, Philippines—Former Armed Forces chief of staff Lisando C. Abadia was convicted of perjury by the Sandiganbayan First Division today, July 14, 2011, for deliberate falsehood in his 1992 statement of assets, liabilities and net worth (SALN) wherein he declared a P2.55-million windfall from supposed sale of a real estate property. He was sentenced to [...]

Posted on July 14, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Institutions, Justice System

Sources say there is a strong push for former DOJ Secretary Artemio Tuquero

Posted on July 8, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Institutions, Justice System, The Judiciary

JBC members Sen. Francisco Escudero, Iloilo Rep. Niel Tupas and Justice Sec. Leila de Lima did not attend any of the public interviews. This will not stop them from casting their votes today.

Posted on July 4, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Institutions, Justice & Human Rights, The Judiciary

By CONCHITA CARPIO-MORALES Retired Supreme Court Justice MANILA, Philippines—The Supreme Court is not a good place to retire because by the time you retire everybody knows you are already turning 70. I find consolation, however, in what Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. stated that “to be seventy years young is sometimes far more cheerful and hopeful [...]

Posted on June 27, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Commentary, People, The Judiciary

  MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Today, June 27, acting Ombudsman Orlando Casimiro will face the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) to tell them what he’s got to be an Ombudsman. Would he admit to the existence of 6 cases against him, among them a disbarment? [Newsbreak earlier reported that there were 3 disbarment cases filed [...]

Posted on June 27, 2011   |   CATEGORY: The Judiciary

By JUSTICE ROBERTO ABAD Although I have worked with Justice Chit [Conchita Carpio-Morales] for just a few years, it has been easy to be her friend because, contrary to some misimpressions about her, she is an intensely warm person, affectionate, and sincere to the core. She is a paradox. Her tongue is sharp but her [...]

Posted on June 23, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Commentary, Institutions, Justice System, The Judiciary

The JBC’s 2 top picks also include a friend of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo

Posted on June 22, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Institutions, Justice System, The Judiciary
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