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SC sets oral arguments on Nov 21 on petition to stop drug war

THE Supreme Court set oral arguments on the petition to stop the war on drugs on November 21, according to its spokesman. “The parties in these consolidated cases are directed to comment on the petitions and the prayers for interim reliefs, such as temporary restraining order and the writ of amparo within the non-extendible period of [...] The post SC sets oral arguments on Nov 21 on petition to stop drug war appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource: manilatimes manilatimesNov 7th, 2017

Philippines may lead Asia in protecting LGBT rights if same-sex marriage legalized — HRW

By Dane Angelo M. Enerio The Philippines would lead in terms of marriage equality should it legalize same-sex marriage, New York City-based human-advocacy group Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Tuesday, June 19. The HRW’s comments were released on the same day the Supreme Court (SC) held its first oral arguments on the petition by […] The post Philippines may lead Asia in protecting LGBT rights if same-sex marriage legalized — HRW appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJun 20th, 2018

Philippines poised to lead marriage equality in Asia, HRW reports

The Philippines would lead in terms of marriage equality should it legalize same-sex marriage, New York City-based human-advocacy group Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday. The HRW’s comments were released on the same day the Supreme Court (SC) held its first oral arguments on a petition by LGBT rights advocate Atty. Jesus M. Falcis III […] The post Philippines poised to lead marriage equality in Asia, HRW reports appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJun 20th, 2018

‘Mistakes’ of young lawyer overshadow historic marriage equality hearing

MANILA, Philippines – Only 31 years old and with scarce background in litigation, Jesus Falcis III’s inexperience got the better of him on Tuesday, June 19, when he defended before the Supreme Court his petition seeking to legalize same-sex marriage. The oral arguments on Tuesday were ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 20th, 2018

Is timing right for same-sex marriage petition? Leonen warns of risks

MANILA, Philippines – For the Philippine LGBT or lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgenders, the oral arguments at the Supreme Court on Tuesday, June 19, was a most awaited moment until SC Associate Justice Marvic Leonen gave them a dose of reality. For the first time, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 19th, 2018

SC preparing for June 19 oral arguments on same-sex marriage

The Supreme Court has started preparing for the June 19 oral arguments on a petition filed three years ago seeking a revision of the Family Code to allow same sex marriages in the Philippines. Named respondent in the petition filed by Atty. Jesus Nicardo Falcis III is the Civil Registrar General. The petitioners-in-intervention are LGBTS Christian Church Inc., Reverend Crescencio "Ceejay" Agbayani Jr., Marlon Felipe and Maria Arlyn "Sugar" Ibanez while Atty . Fernando Perito is the intervenor. Falcis, who identified himself as 'openly gay,' filed the petition in 2015, a few days after the US Supreme Court allowed same-sex marriage in the United States. In May 2016, the govern...Keep on reading: SC preparing for June 19 oral arguments on same-sex marriage.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 15th, 2018

Rappler Talk: SC tackles same-sex marriage in historic oral arguments

Bookmark this page to watch the interview on Thursday, June 14 MANILA, Philippines – In a historic first, the Supreme Court (SC), will tackle in oral arguments a petition seeking to legalize same-sex marriage in the Philippines. Gay lawyer Jesus Falcis filed the petition 3 years ago, in 2015, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 14th, 2018

CA denies pro-life group s plea vs FDA

MANILA, Philippines – The Court of Appeals junked a petition filed by pro-life group Alliance For the Family Foundation Philippines, Incorporated (ALFI), which sought to stop the Food and Drug Administration Authority (FDA) from certifying 51 contraceptives as safe and non-abortifacient. Associate Justice Nina Antonio Valenzuela of the CA’s former ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 11th, 2018

Peter Lim asks SC to stop new DoJ probe

BUSINESSMAN Peter Lim yesterday asked the Supreme Court to stop the Department of Justice’s reinvestigation of the drug case lodged against him, saying it “smacks of persecution, harassment and oppression.” In his petition, Lim urged the SC to void the order of then justice secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II to conduct….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJun 7th, 2018

Peter Lim asks SC to stop DoJ reinvestigation

Businessman Peter Lim yesterday asked the Supreme Court to stop the Department of Justice’s (DoJ) reinvestigation of the drug case lodged against him, saying it “smacks of persecution, harassment and oppression.” In a 48-page petition, Lim urged the SC to void the order of then Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJun 7th, 2018

Court junks petition vs house-to-house drug tests

For the second time, a Quezon City court has dismissed a petition to stop house-to-house drug testing filed by 32 residents of Barangays South Triangle and Payatas A against the Philippine National Police......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 10th, 2018

Sereno’s epic meltdown in cool Baguio

IT was Chief Justice-on leave Maria Lourdes Sereno who asked the Supreme Court to hold oral arguments on the quo warranto petition filed against her by Solicitor General Jose Calida. Earlier, the court had rejected Calida’s request for the same. Sereno got her wish. Oral arguments were heard on Tuesday, April 10, in Baguio City [...] The post Sereno’s epic meltdown in cool Baguio appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsApr 13th, 2018

Highlights: Oral arguments on Sereno ouster

On April 10, the Supreme Court en banc held almost six hours of oral debates on Solicitor General Jose Calida’s petition for quo warranto against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 13th, 2018

SC Magistrates Grill Sereno on Quo Warrranto Plea

The Supreme Court on Tuesday started the oral arguments on the quo warranto petition filed by the Office Solicitor General against Chief Justice on-leave Maria Lourdes Sereno in seeking to nullify her appointment over alleged non-filing of her Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Networth (SALN). During the start of the oral arguments, Solicitor General Jose […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsApr 11th, 2018

Popcorn, please : Sereno-De Castro word war stuns netizens

MANILA, Philippines – For netizens, the heated exchange between Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno and Associate Justice Teresita Leonardo De Castro on Tuesday, April 10, was a classic #catfight. During the oral arguments on  the quo warranto petition seeking Sereno's ouster , the two argued about the Chief Justice's Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth (SALN) that she submitted ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 10th, 2018

Malacañang on Cambridge Analytica, Sereno vs De Castro, Sandiganbayan on Napoles | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Malacañang denies President Rodrigo Duterte's campaign ever transacted with Cambridge Analytica for election-related services.  Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno clashes with Associate Justice Teresita Leonardo De Castro during the oral arguments for the quo warranto petition to remove the Chief Magistrate.  The Sandiganbayan denies the motion of alleged pork barrel ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 10th, 2018

Martires calls Sereno’s argument for not filing SALNs ‘hypocrisy’

The argument of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno that there were other applicants to the Supreme Court's top post who only substantially complied with the requirement to submit their statement of assets, liabilities and networth (SALN) is a fallacy, a hypocrisy. Associate Justice Samuel Martires called Sereno's argument as a "tu quoque fallacy," which he said meant: "You were using the fault of other applicants to justify the non-filing [of SALN]." Martires made the remark during the oral arguments at the Supreme Court on the quo warranto petition filed by Solicitor General Jose Calida against Sereno. Another justice, Noel Tijam said he was amused by Sereno's insistence that s...Keep on reading: Martires calls Sereno’s argument for not filing SALNs ‘hypocrisy’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 10th, 2018

Sereno supporters burn pictures of ‘Biased Five’ outside SC Baguio

    BAGUIO CITY - Supporters of Chief Justice-on-leave Maria Lourdes Sereno on Tuesday night burned posters bearing the photographs of five Supreme Court justices who testified against her in Congress.     Members of the Coalition for Justice were waiting for Sereno who attended oral arguments at the SC summer courthouse to determine whether the court would accept a quo warranto petition filed to oust the SC leader.     The photos of Justices Teresita de Castro, Diosdado Peralta, Lucas Bersamin, Francis Jardeleza and Noel Tijam were set on fire to dramatize the group's demand for them to recuse themselves from the quo warranto pet...Keep on reading: Sereno supporters burn pictures of ‘Biased Five’ outside SC Baguio.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 10th, 2018

SC denies Sereno petition for inhibition by 5 associate justices

BAGUIO CITY – The Supreme Court en banc denied Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno’s request for inhibition by five associate justices ahead of the high tribunal’s oral arguments on Tuesday on a quo warranto petition, which Solicitor General Jose Calida filed against the top magistrate. The five associate justices are: Teresita Leonardo-de Castro, Diosdado Peralta,… link: SC denies Sereno petition for inhibition by 5 associate justices.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsApr 10th, 2018

Quo warranto petition oral arguments, Zuckerberg on Facebook, FBI raids Cohen office | Midday wRap

Today on Rappler: Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno will personally defend herself and convince her most bitter rivals not to remove her from office.  Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg places the blame for privacy and security lapses at the world's largest social network squarely on himself.  The Federal Bureau of Investigation raids the New York offices of ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 10th, 2018

SC denies Sereno petition for inhibition by 5 associate justices

BAGUIO CITY – The Supreme Court en banc denied Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno’s request for inhibition by five associate justices ahead of the high tribunal’s oral arguments on Tuesday on a quo warranto petition, which Solicitor General Jose Calida filed against the top magistrate. The five associate justices are: Teresita Leonardo-de Castro, Diosdado Peralta, [...] The post SC denies Sereno petition for inhibition by 5 associate justices appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsApr 10th, 2018