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MANILA, Philippines – This is a copy of the delivery receipt which indicates the dates individual justices of the Supreme Court received copies of the petition filed before the court by Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez (G.R. No. 193459) in September 2010. Newsbreak cited this receipt earlier, in its report, “SC justices reveal haste in Ombudsman vote,”which cited [...]

Posted on March 2, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Downloads, Institutions, Justice & Human Rights, Justice System, The Judiciary

They voted to stop the House from proceeding with Merceditas Gutierrez’s impeachment without reading her petition

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

There is a great significance to the phrase “one Supreme Court” because the obvious intention of the framers of the Constitution is that the Supreme Court is the final arbiter of what the Constitution is.

Posted on February 22, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Institutions, Justice System, The Judiciary, Theodore Te, Voices

June 30, 1991 The night of the murders. Estrellita Vizconde, 47, and her daughters Carmela, 18, and Jennifer, 7, are murdered in their residence at Vinzons Street, BF Homes Subdivision, Parañaque City. Estrellita sustain 13 stab wounds while her daughters Carmela and Jennifer suffered 17 and 19 stab wounds, respectively. There are indications that Carmela [...]

Posted on December 14, 2010   |   CATEGORY: Institutions, Justice & Human Rights, Justice System, The Judiciary, Timeline

The high court found that the prosecution was not able to find the accused “guilty beyond reasonable doubt”

Posted on December 14, 2010   |   CATEGORY: Justice System, The Judiciary

Manila, Philippines – President Aquino on Friday, December 10, announced that he will order the justice department to withdraw cases filed against the Morong 43. “We recognize that their right to due process was violated,” Aquino said at an event held in Malacanang Palace to commemorate Human Rights day. Aquino also revealed that he has [...]

Posted on December 10, 2010   |   CATEGORY: Justice & Human Rights, Justice System, Politics, The Presidency

The composition of the Judicial and Bar Council makes it prone to political pressure

Posted on January 26, 2010   |   CATEGORY: Justice System

From a supposedly purely judicial matter, the Justice on Wheels program has taken a political twist. Local government units are now involved in the project.

Posted on November 8, 2009   |   CATEGORY: Justice System

The ‘justice on wheels’ program aims to decongest jails. At the same time, it brings Chief Justice Puno around the country

Posted on October 14, 2009   |   CATEGORY: Justice System

Rogelio Vinluan, incoming president of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines, talked to Newsbreak’s Marites Dañguilan Vitug about a range of issues including the state of the law profession and legal education. Excerpts from the candid interview below:

Posted on April 7, 2009   |   CATEGORY: Justice System

The search for a public official’s statement of assets, liabilities, and net worth is often tough and frustrating.

Posted on December 27, 2007   |   CATEGORY: Institutions, Justice System, The Judiciary, Today's Feature
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