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THE Supreme Court (SC) declared invalid the presidential orders that proclaimed director Carlo Caparas, Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) founder Cecilia Guidote Alvarez, architect Francisco Mañosa, and fashion designer Jose “Pitoy” Moreno national artists. The SC’s Public Information Office (PIO) Chief Theodore Te said Proclamation numbers 1826 to 1829 issued…

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THE Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday ordered the Commission on Elections (Comelec) and Malacañang to submit documents that would show how the poll body used its intelligence fund. In issuing a writ of habeas data, the High Court gave credence to the case filed by the Automated Election Systems (AES)…

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SUPREME Court (SC) Justice Presbitero Velasco Jr. and his son Rep. Lord Allan Jay Velasco denied allegations that they had a hand in voiding the proclamation of lawyer Regina Ongsiako Reyes who ran in the lone Congressional District of Marinduque but lost for being an American. The Court magistrate issued…

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FORMER chief justice Artemio Panganiban counts Supreme Court justices among his golf buddies. But now that he is facing contempt before the High Court, will they play along and give in to his game? An unimpeachable source told The Manila Times that Panganiban himself lobbied for his case in order…

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THE Court of Appeals (CA) has affirmed the Ombudsman ruling finding former Social Security System president Romulo Neri guilty of misconduct in connection with the aborted $329-million national broadband network deal with ZTE Corp. of China. In a 12-page decision penned by Justice Edwin Sorongon and concurred in by Justices…

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FORMER Chief Justice Artemio Panganiban is in danger of being penalized and cited for contempt by the Supreme Court (SC) en banc after an incumbent SC Associate Justice asked his colleagues to probe into Panganiban’s alleged intrusion into the pending cases of the court through his published articles. In a…

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THE Uniwide Group will seek redress before the Court of Appeals over the alleged inaction of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on the firm’s settling most of its debts and boosting its revenues. In a statement, Uniwide said that it is set to elevate the case before the Court…

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LORD Allan Jay Velasco has been declared as rightful winner in the lone Congressional District of Marinduque. This was after the Commission on Elections (Comelec) has annulled the proclamation of Regina Ongsiako Reyes on the basis of a Supreme Court (SC) decision disqualifying her from the post despite her proclamation.…

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THE Supreme Court (SC) has ruled with finality that the shares of tycoon Eduardo “Danding” Cojuangco Jr. in the United Coconut Planters Bank (UCPB) belong to the government. In a resolution, the 15-man tribunal rejected the motion for reconsideration filed by Cojuangco who questioned the High Court’s findings that the…

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THE Court of Appeals (CA) has ruled that the creation of the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) by the late President Cory Aquino is constitutional. The CA junked the petition filed by father and daughter Oliver and Evangeline Lozano questioning the legality of Executive Order No. 1 which created…