Bernabe is the second female justice that Aquino named to the High Court
MANILA, Philippines – The Supreme Court has stopped the Department of Justice (DOJ) from implementing a watch list order against former First Gentleman Jose Miguel “Mike” Arroyo. The SC said there is no legal basis for the issuance of the order, which could have prevented Arroyo from leaving the country. DOJ Secretary Leila de Lima [...]
MANILA, Philippines – Who says the Supreme Court decision revoking Hacienda Luisita’s Stock Distribution Option Plan (SDP) is a victory for farmers? It’s not, according to Marlon Manuel, lawyer of FARM, one of the farmer-groups in Hacienda Luisita. The SC pulled not only a doublespeak in this case, but a “multispeak,” Manuel said, when it [...]
This is a summary of Hacienda Luisita’s financial statements from 1995 to 2008.
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 [...]
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 [...]
The JBC’s 2 top picks also include a friend of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
MANILA, Philippines—(UPDATED) Former justice secretary Raul Gonzalez is the second Arroyo administration official to file an opposition to the nomination of Supreme Court Justice Conchita Carpio-Morales as Ombudsman. Gonzalez sent his letter to the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) on June 6, the same day that former President Arroyo sent hers. Both asked the 8-person [...]
There’s more to the Supreme Court’s latest flip-flop—when it declared Dinagat Islands a province after ruling otherwise in February 2010—than meets the eye.
The high court reversed itself, issued new verdict after previously affirming an earlier decision on the case
Mayors say the inconsistency of the high court regarding the issue tarnishes its reputation
Philhealth’s capitation fund: yet another source of abuse?
Bogus claims haunt Philhealth
Compassionate care eludes post-abortion patients
Desperate women seek desperate measures
‘Hello, Garci’ officer returns to intel community
Leaked copy of PNoy’s ‘SONA’
Our Beijing envoy
Quiet protest at the DOTC
Your war, our fatal assumptions
Celebrating the power of the human spirit
Of book writing and Chocolate Kiss-ing
I could have done a Vargas