Supreme Court donates 14 tons of vegetables for 120th year

The magistrates of the Supreme Court yesterday donated 14 tons of assorted vegetables to community pantries in Metro Manila to mark the SC’s 120th anniversary today......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarJun 10th, 2021

SC celebrates 120th year with donation of 14 tons of veggies

The associate justices of the Supreme Court on Thursday showed compassion to the plight of Filipinos grappling with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic by donating 14 tons of assorted vegetables to several  community pantries in Metro Manila, which also coincided with the celebration of its 120th anniversary today, June 11......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

Insurance Commission to control CAP Pension

The Insurance Commission said Monday it will proceed with the conservatorship of the Comprehensive Annuity Plans and Pension, or CAP Pension, following the Supreme Court’s ruling on the 15-year-long legal battle for the rehabilitation of the pension fund and its parent company College Assurance Plans Philippines Inc......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 8th, 2021

SC OKs Justice Delos Santos early retirement

The Supreme Court has approved the early retirement of Associate Justice Edgardo Delos Santos, creating another vacancy for President Rodrigo Duterte to fill this year......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 24th, 2021

Leonen& rsquo;s yellow vision

After five years, or just a little over a year before the next presidential and vice-presidential elections, Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen finally released his decision on the election protest of former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 25th, 2021

Bernabe to be named acting CJ

By GENALYN KABILING Senior Associate Justice Estela M. Perlas Bernabe will serve as acting Chief Justice until a new head of the Supreme Court is formally appointed by President Duterte, according to a Palace official. Chief Justice Diosdado M. Peralta retired from the service Saturday, a year before his mandatory retirement at age 70. He […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsMar 27th, 2021

For retired CJ Peralta, no regrets

Retired Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta bid farewell and thanked the judiciary as he officially hangs up his magistrate’s robe today, a year earlier than his mandatory retirement age. In a statement yesterday, his last working day at the Supreme Court, Peralta said he did not regret leaving the SC as he emphasized that he did everything he could for the law, for the courts and for the nation in accordance with the Constitution......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 27th, 2021

& lsquo;Last flag ceremony& rsquo; for Chief Justice set today

Chief Justice Diosdado M. Peralta, who will bow out of service on March 27, one year ahead of his mandatory retirement age of 70, will be attending his “last flag ceremony” today (Monday) at the Supreme Court’s compound along Padre Faura Street in Manila......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 21st, 2021

SC cuts Bongbong fishing expedition

The Supreme Court, sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal, dismissed in a unanimous decision Tuesday the five-year-old election protest of ex-senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos against Vice President Leni Robredo......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 17th, 2021

SC approves digital Bar exams

The Supreme Court has approved what it called “digitalized, localized, and proctored” modality for the Bar Examinations, held over four Sundays of November this year......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2021

SC says test run of digitalized Bar exams a success

The Supreme Court has conducted mock Bar examinations in preparation for the first digitalized licensure test for lawyer aspirants in November this year......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 1st, 2021

P245 M allocated for Judges-at-Large Act; Angara sees faster resolution of cases

Sen. Juan Edgardo “Sonny” Angara assured the Judiciary Sunday it would be able to expedite the adjudication of several pending court cases with the funds Congress provided for the appointment of judges-at-large under the 2021 national budget.  Senator Juan Edgardo “Sonny” Angara (Senator Sonny Angara Official Facebook Page / FILE PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN) Angara, chairman of the Senate Committee on Finance, said a total of P244.988 million was included in the budget of the Judiciary for the implementation of Republic Act 11459 or the Judges-at-Large Act.Enacted on Aug. 13, 2019, the law mandates the creation of judges-at-large posts for the regional and municipal trial courts in order to decongest the courts of its dockets.These judges-at-large would have no permanent salas and may be assigned by the Supreme Court as acting or assisting judges to any Regional Trial Court (RTC) or Municipal Trial Court (MTC) in order to decongest the courts of its dockets.“For 2020, the first year of implementation of the law, we provided funding to cover for the creation of 50 judges-at-large posts,” Angara said in a statement.“For 2021, we will double the number of posts to 100 as requested by our Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta,” Angara said.The senator also said these judges-at-large are entitled to salaries, privileges, allowances, emoluments, benefits, rank, and title of regular RTC and MTC judges.Angara also said the Judiciary’s budget for 2021 also includes a P50-million augmentation to cover for the deployment of Judiciary marshals to secure the justices, judges, and other court officials.He said the inclusion of this funding was prompted by the appeals of the Judiciary for the creation of a judicial marshal service as the threats and attacks against judges and other court officials continue to take place in the country. The Senate is set to approve Senate Bill No. 1947 or the proposed Judiciary Marshals Act, of which Angara is one of the authors. Once approved, an office of the Judiciary marshals would be established under the Supreme Court and its continued funding will be ensured as part of the annual General Appropriations Act (GAA).“We want to sustain the implementation of the Judges-at-Large Act to help ensure the delivery of speedy justice in the country,” the lawmaker said.“With the appointment of more judges, we can expect to see the resolution of more cases and eventually free up the courts of its backlog,” Angara added. .....»»

Category: newsSource: NewsJan 17th, 2021

Ex-Enrile aide asks SC: Speed up plunder trial

Detained lawyer Jessica Lucila “Gigi” Reyes, who worked as chief of staff of former Senate president Juan Ponce Enrile, has asked the Supreme Court to act on her six-year detention on plunder charges in relation to her alleged involvement in the P10-billion pork barrel scam......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 16th, 2021

Acting judge to handle raps vs Jolo cops

The absence of a judge in Sulu, which is on lockdown to prevent the entry of a new coronavirus strain detected in Sabah, could have caused the delay in the issuance of arrest warrants for nine police officers tagged in the killing of four soldiers last year, according to Supreme Court court administrator Midas Marquez......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 13th, 2021

SC to hold mock exams for digital Bar

The Supreme Court is set to conduct mock Bar examinations on Jan. 31 to around 120 students in four testing sites as part of its preparations for the digitalized Bar examinations in November this year......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 10th, 2021

SC sets oral arguments on anti-terror law petitions

The Supreme Court has set on Jan. 19 the oral arguments for the 37 petitions questioning the constitutionality of the Anti-Terror Act of 2020, which took effect in July last year......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 9th, 2021

Work together to rebuild country, says Peralta

Supreme Court Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta on Thursday urged Filipinos to work together to achieve recovery from the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis. “As we welcome 2021, we reflect not just on the trials we experienced but also on the triumphs we achieved as a nation the past year. Let us all continue to work […] The post Work together to rebuild country, says Peralta appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsDec 31st, 2020

SC upholds BIR-Kepco deal

The Supreme Court has upheld the validity of the compromise settlement between the Bureau of Internal Revenue and electric utility provider Korea Electric Power Philippines Corporation over its tax deficiencies amounting to more than P300 million for year 2006  .....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2020

PET eyes ruling on VP protest next year

The Supreme Court, sitting as the Presidential Election Tribunal, hopes to rule on the election protest filed by former senator Bongbong Marcos against Vice President Leni Robredo before the start in October 2021 of the filing of certificates of candidacy for the 2022 elections......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 24th, 2020

Rights groups slam MMDA spox for ‘drama serye’ remark on detained activist

Human rights groups slammed Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Spokesperson Celine Pialago following her “drama serye” remarks at detained activist Reina Mae Nasino who recently buried her three-month-old daughter River.  Kapatid, a support group for families and friends of political prisoners, said those who downgrade what happened to the political prisoner are only trying to “cover the government’s gross violation of human rights.”  “The story of Reina Mae Nasino and her 3-month-old child who died last week is not ‘drama-serye.’ It is a real story that exposed the countless injustices committed by the government,” it said in a statement released on Sunday.  “MMDA Chair Danny Lim, a former political prisoner himself, should have long shown the door to his spokesperson. It should be obvious by now that sensitivity cannot be taught nor proper manners and right conduct if one is empty-headed,” it added. Meanwhile, National Union of People’s Lawyers (NUPL) President Edre Olalia was more restrained, saying they would “do the same thing if she was in Ina’s position and circumstance. “To start with, we will never ever wish this horrible tragedy and injustice to visit the Asec, her mother, her daughters, her sisters and her aunts,” he said in a Facebook post. Despite having nothing to do with traffic, Pialago felt the need to “use her voice as a Filipino” to share her two cents on Nasino’s case. “Hindi lahat ng inang nakakulong ay nakapunta sa libing ng kanyang anak. Kaya yung mga sumisimpatya kay Reina Mae Nasino, pag aralan niyo mabuti ang dahilan bakit siya nakulong at kilalanin niyong mabuti kung sino siya sa lipunan (Not all jailed mothers get to visit their children’s funeral. So all of those who sympathize with Reina Mae Nasino, study well why she was imprisoned and know who she is and what her role is in society),” she said in a Facebook post on Sunday morning. “Masyado ninyong ginagawang pang drama serye sa hapon ang paghihinagpis niya. Tigilan niyo (You are trying to make her grief like an afternoon drama serye. Stop it)!” she added. Nasino was five months pregnant with River when she was arrested in November 2019 for allegedly being found with firearms and explosives at the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan Manila Office in Tondo, Manila. Her lawyers have insisted that the pieces of evidence were planted and that the charges filed against her are trumped-up. She gave birth to River on July 1 at the Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Medical Hospital on July 1. She and her baby were returned to the Manila City Jail 48 hours later. Before this, she filed a motion before the Manila Regional Trial Court (RTC) to allow her to breastfeed her daughter for a year at the hospital or a prison nursery.  But Manila RTC Branch 20 Judge Marivic Balisi-Umali denied this, saying that the jail has “very limited resources” for the care of her child.  Nasino was also among 22 elderly and medically-compromised detainees who filed a motion for their compassionate release amid the pandemic on April 8 before the Supreme Court. But months later, the High Court ruled that the trial courts will be the ones to decide on their temporary release. On August 13, the activist-mother was ordered to turn her child over to her relatives.  River was admitted at the Philippine General Hospital for fever and diarrhea on September 24. She was placed in the intensive care unit on October 9 where she died a few hours later.  A few hours before her daughter died, Nasino filed a very urgent motion for furlough so she can be with her child in her dying moments. On October 13, Manila RTC Branch 47 Judge Paulino Gallegos granted her three full days from October 14 to 16 to be by her daughter’s side during the wake and burial.  But the next day, he cut Nasino’ furlough down to only six hours from 1 to 4 p.m. on October 14 and 16 after receiving opposition from the Manila City Jail. The Manila City Jail cited lack of personnel, health concerns, and a guideline stating that detainees can only be at their loved ones’ burial and wake for a maximum of three hours. For both the wake and the funeral, Nasino was clad in a full set of personal protective equipment, handcuffed, and flanked by numerous uniformed personnel.  Tensions rose during the wake after her escorts tried to pull her away twice before her time was up, eventually escorting her out with 20 minutes to spare before 4 p.m. On October 16, Marites Asis, Nasino’s mother, had to kneel and beg in front of the police to allow them to hold funeral at 11:30 a.m. The cops wanted to delay it until 1 p.m. Police also sped off with River’s hearse to the Manila North Cemetery, leaving her family behind and thwarting activists’ plan to conduct a caravan around the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals before burying her at the cemetery. Nasino’s counsels at NUPL earlier said that they will file charges against those involved in the activist’s treatment during her daughter’s wake and burial. .....»»

Category: newsSource: NewsOct 18th, 2020

Court penalizes CA justice

The Supreme Court has imposed disciplinary action against a Court of Appeals magistrate and imposed a fine equivalent to one year of her salary for failing to decide 160 cases within the required period during her stint as a regional trial court judge......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 16th, 2020