JOMAR CANLAS, TMT

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THE Supreme Court (SC) has upheld the ruling of the Court of Appeals (CA) finding a public attorney guilty of grave misconduct and of being notoriously undesirable for uttering threatening remarks against her colleagues in the presence of Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) chief Persida Rueda-Acosta. In a ruling penned by…

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Forums on the legal and practical aspects of a move of President Rodrigo Duterte for a federal form of government will kick off in Lipa City, Batangas, today. The move for changing the form of government from the current presidential form of government to a federal form needs a Charter…

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THE Supreme Court (SC) has suspended a judge in Malabon City who is handling the controversial Ruby Rose Barrameda slay case for his irregular and over-issuance of search warrants in different cases. In a full-court ruling penned by Associate Justice Mariano del Castillo and promulgated by clerk of court Felipa…

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Alleged rice smuggler Davidson Bangayan aka “David Tan” was a no-show when the Department of Justice (DoJ) started the preliminary investigation of his case on Thursday. The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) filed a complaint against Bangayan and several others in connection with their alleged illegal activities aimed at monopolizing…

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ALLEGED victims of the Duterte administration’s war against illegal drugs went to the Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday to appeal for a stop to the bloody campaign. The petitioners, Aileen Almora, Rowena Aparri and Jefferson Soriano, questioned Command Memorandum Circular No. 16 – 2016, the governing document of the anti-drug…

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THE Supreme Court (SC), through the electronic court or eCourt system, has been gradually enabling courts nationwide to adapt to the advances in modern technology, making information on judicial processes more accessible to Filipinos. In implementing the eCourt system, the SC initially worked on enhancing the Internet connectivity of courts.…

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SEN. Leila de Lima will stay in detention as the majority of Supreme Court (SC) justices voted to deny her petition to dismiss drug-related charges and nullify the arrest order issued against her by a Muntinlupa court. Nine justices led by Associate Justice Presbitero Velasco Jr., the ponente or author…

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Associate Justice Francis Jardeleza’s testimony could be vital to proving that Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno betrayed public trust by revealing sensitive information that could have weakened the Philippines’ arbitration case against China over the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea). This was bared by Lorenzo Gadon, the lawyer who…

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Criminal charges were filed on Monday against University of Santo Tomas (UST) Dean of College of Civil Law Nilo Divina for the death of Horacio “Atio” Tomas Castillo 3rd. Castillo died in hazing rites allegedly conducted by the Aegis Juris Fraternity. Divina was named as respondent in the supplemental complaint…

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