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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

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

MANILA, Philippines—The author of a hard-hitting book on the Supreme Court said that the libel charges filed against her by a Supreme Court justice sends the message that journalists could not perform their duty of demanding accountability from public officials without fear of being penalized. “Truly, media is effectively considered to be the fourth branch [...]

Posted on June 9, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Justice System, Media, The Judiciary

They sold generators worth P1.2 million without authority from the defense secretary

Posted on May 30, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Institutions, Justice & Human Rights, Justice System, Sectors, The Judiciary

Members of the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) said that from 39, the list of applicants to the post of Ombudsman is now down to 26.

Posted on May 23, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Institutions, Justice & Human Rights, Justice System
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