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Is the post of chief justice worth a nervous breakdown?

First word I DO not seek to trivialize with my title our highest magistracy; I mean only to underline the ludicrous link between an office of thoughtful judgment and majesty and the hysterics of Chief Justice (on leave) Maria Lourdes Sereno to disguise her dubious appointment. From the way CJ Sereno is fighting obsessively, clinging [...] The post Is the post of chief justice worth a nervous breakdown? appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource: manilatimes_net manilatimes_netApr 16th, 2018

SC rejects Sereno ouster appeal

      The Supreme Court has refused to reverse its May 11, 2018 decision that removed Maria Lourdes Sereno as chief justice.   Still with a vote of 8-6, the High Court denied Sereno's motion for reconsideration, according to a Court insider.   The May 11 decision granted the quo warranto petition filed by Solicitor General Jose Calida and invalidated the appointment of Sereno in 2012.   The SC disqualified her from the post for lack of proven integrity due to her failure to file all her statements of assets, liabilities and net worth (SALNs) when she was still teaching law in the University of the Philippines. /muf...Keep on reading: SC rejects Sereno ouster appeal.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 19th, 2018

Calida calls Sereno a “liar”, out to mislead public

SOLICITOR-GENERAL Jose C. Calida on Thursday said that Chief Justice Maria Lourdes P.A. Sereno “again attempted to mislead the Filipino people” after her camp revealed they had recovered several Statements of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth (SALN) from her stay at the University of the Philippines as a law professor. “Sereno claims to have recovered […] The post Calida calls Sereno a “liar”, out to mislead public appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 13th, 2018

Aquino, Sereno charged with graft over SALNs

FORMER PRESIDENT Benigno S.C. Aquino III and Chief Justice Maria Lourdes P.A. Sereno were charged with graft on Monday, Feb. 26, before the Ombudsman in connection with Ms. Sereno’s Statements of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth (SALNs) when she was being considered in 2012 for her current position. Their accuser, suspended lawyer Eligio P. Mallari, […] The post Aquino, Sereno charged with graft over SALNs appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2018

Sereno proven not to have filed her SALNs; why the hell isn’t she quitting?

BEYOND the shadow of a doubt, Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno didn’t file her statement of assets, liabilities, and net worth (SALN) for at least eight years when she was in government service. Not only the Constitution but the Administrative Code of 1987 as well as Republic Act 6713 requires all government employees, including those [...] The post Sereno proven not to have filed her SALNs; why the hell isn’t she quitting? appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsFeb 1st, 2018

Garin sues ex-DOH chief for homicide

FORMER Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Janette Garin filed a criminal complaint against her successor, Paulyn Ubial relative to the alleged deaths of children due to Dengvaxia or dengue vaccine. In her complaint-affidavit filed before the Department of Justice (DOJ), Garin wants Ubial charged with reckless imprudence resulting to homicide which is a violation of […] The post Garin sues ex-DOH chief for homicide appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated News9 hr. 57 min. ago

Descent into lawlessness gets pushback

It does look like the Duterte administration has crossed one red line too many. Solgen Jose Calida’s bag of legalistic tricks has been shot full of holes. Even the usually compliant Supreme Court managed to skirt huge public outcries by astutely finding a way to look like they are adhering to a rule of law. Yes, of course, they are not a trier of facts; and yes, indeed, it is the lower courts that can issue an arrest warrant. Even the Integrated Bar of the Philippines, the national lawyers’ league, has awakened to its conscience and reminded all that there is a Constitution and that it must not be violated. They had been too quiet during the quo warranto dismissal of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, against the constitutional provision that a Supreme Court justice can only be dismissed through impeachment. Even the Senate has rediscovered its backbone. It has dropped partisanship and united to protect Senate colleague Antonio Trillanes IV against arrest within its premises. Suddenly, we are reminded that, yes, indeed, the Senate is an independent and separate branch of government from the Executive and Judiciary. The post Descent into lawlessness gets pushback appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsSep 18th, 2018

SAfrica’s top court legalizes personal, private cannabis use

JOHANNESBURG: South Africa’s top court ruled on Tuesday that private, personal cannabis use was legal in a landmark case that had pitted law enforcement agencies against marijuana advocates and the judiciary. Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, delivering the Johannesburg-based Constitutional Court’s unanimous verdict, declared the law banning marijuana use in private by adults “is unconstitutional [...] The post SAfrica’s top court legalizes personal, private cannabis use appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 18th, 2018

Man killed after going on ‘rob spree’

A 34-YEAR-OLD man who was believed to suffer from nervous breakdown, went on robbery binge at Igbaras, Iloilo, evening of Sept 13, 2018. Ricky Gevero of Barangay Kinagdan, Igbaras, was killed after allegedly putting up a fight with responding police officers. Gevero, a vehicle mechanic, succumbed to a lone gunshot wound on his cheek. Inspector […] The post Man killed after going on ‘rob spree’ appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsSep 14th, 2018

Impeachment complaint against seven SC justices dismissed

THE HOUSE COMMITTEE on Justice on Tuesday dismissed the impeachment complaints filed by opposition lawmakers against the seven Supreme Court justices who granted the quo warranto petition that ousted Maria Lourdes P.A. Sereno as Chief Justice. The post Impeachment complaint against seven SC justices dismissed appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsSep 11th, 2018

House committee dismisses impeach raps vs 7 SC justices

THE Committee on Justice of the House of Representatives on Tuesday dismissed the impeachment complaint filed against the seven justices who voted to oust then chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno via quo warranto. Voting 23-1, the panel voted against the motion that Rep. Ramon Rocamora filed, claiming that the complaint was insufficient in substance. Oriental [...] The post House committee dismisses impeach raps vs 7 SC justices appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 11th, 2018

P800K worth of ‘shabu’ seized in Talisay buy-bust

BACOLOD City – An estimated P800,000 worth of suspected shabu were confiscated following a buy-bust operation at Barangay E. Lizares, Talisay City in Negros Occidental, late evening of Sept 4, 2018. Supt. Boots Aseo, Talisay City police chief, said anti-drug operatives of Talisay and Silay City police stations jointly arrested Joven Catipay, 44, of Barangay […] The post P800K worth of ‘shabu’ seized in Talisay buy-bust appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsSep 5th, 2018

Supreme Court spokesperson Theodore Te resigns

Assistant Court Administrator and Supreme Court Chief Public Information Officer Theodore O. Te confirmed on Monday that he has resigned. In an e-mail, Mr. Te said Chief Justice Teresita Leonardo-De Castro accepted his resignation. He will introduce on Tuesday, Sept. 4, acting chief PIO Maria Victoria Gleoresty Guerra. In his resignation letter dated Aug. 29 […] The post Supreme Court spokesperson Theodore Te resigns appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsSep 3rd, 2018

Why Supreme Court spokesman Theodore Te has resigned from his post

Veteran lawyer Theodore Te is receiving much praise following his decision to resign from his post as Supreme Court spokesperson on Monday morning. Te in his letter addressed to Chief Justice Teresita Leonardo-de Castro expressed his desire to retire from his position as assistant court administrator and chief of the public information office of the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsSep 3rd, 2018

JBC opens application for SC post vacated by new chief justice - Philippine Star

JBC opens application for SC post vacated by new chief justice - Philippine Star.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsSep 1st, 2018

JBC opens application for SC post vacated by new chief justice

The Judicial and Bar Council has announced the opening of application for the position of Supreme Court associate justice that became vacant when Teresita de Castro was appointed as the country’s top judge......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 1st, 2018

Duterte, De Castro meet for first time in Malacañang

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte and newly appointed Chief Justice Teresita De Castro met for the first time in Malacañang on Friday. Duterte led the ceremonial oath-taking for De Castro whom he appointed on August 25 to replace chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno who was ousted by her colleagues after they granted the quo warranto petition filed [...] The post Duterte, De Castro meet for first time in Malacañang appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsAug 31st, 2018

PAO files three new cases over Dengvaxia

The Public Attorney’s Office has filed anew before the Department of Justice three cases relating to alleged deaths due to Dengvaxia vaccination. PAO Chief Persida V. Acosta said the respondents are charged for reckless imprudence resulting to homicide, violation of Anti-torture Act and violation of Consumer Protection Act for the death of Clarissa Alcantara, Erico […] The post PAO files three new cases over Dengvaxia appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsAug 30th, 2018

Chief Justice Teresita De Castro takes oath, vows independence

Newly appointed Chief Justice Teresita Leonardo-de Castro vowed judicial independence during her brief tenure as she formally assumed the post yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 28th, 2018

Antonio Carpio to vie for chief justice post

With the seniority rule restored in the appointment of the chief justice, Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio is now willing to vie for the top judicial post next month when the current chief magistrate ends her barely two-month stint......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 28th, 2018

Chief Justice de Castro: ‘Let’s move on’

SUPREME Court Justice Teresita Leonardo-de Castro on Tuesday formally took over as the top magistrate of the Supreme Court and urged everyone to “move on and work together for the good of the judiciary.” “Let’s put the past behind us, but off course we should not forget the lessons that we learned in the history of the [...] The post Chief Justice de Castro: ‘Let’s move on’ appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsAug 28th, 2018