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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 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 [...]

Posted on August 23, 2011   |   CATEGORY:

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 [...]

Posted on July 6, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Current Events

This is a summary of Hacienda Luisita’s financial statements from 1995 to 2008.

Posted on July 5, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Agrarian Reform, Database, Downloads, Sectors

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

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—(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 [...]

Posted on June 8, 2011   |   CATEGORY: The Judiciary

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.

Posted on April 27, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Institutions, Justice System, Local Governments, Politics, The Judiciary

The high court reversed itself, issued new verdict after previously affirming an earlier decision on the case

Posted on March 29, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Institutions, Justice System, Local Governments, Politics, The Judiciary

Mayors say the inconsistency of the high court regarding the issue tarnishes its reputation

Posted on March 4, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Institutions, Justice System, The Judiciary
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