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The Supreme Court (SC) is inclined to postpone for next year a ruling on the President’s Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), part of which is alleged to have been used to bribe senators to convict Chief Justice Renato Corona during his impeachment trial. An unimpeachable source in the Supreme Court told…

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RETIRED Chief Justice Artemio Panganiban, who was earlier ordered arrested in relation to a libel case filed against him, can now be prosecuted and the trial of his case may proceed before the Makati Regional Trial Court. This, after the Court of Appeals 11th Division failed to issue a writ…

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THE Supreme Court (SC) dismissed a court employee in Isabela for forging the signature of another employee in a check and pocketing P3,000 worth of clothing allowance in September 1999. But she is being made to pay the 6-percent interest a year to the victim. In a full court decision,…

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THE Supreme Court en banc is looking into the possibility of holding the bar examinations in Visayas and Mindanao. The High Court got a request from Cebu City Sangguniang Panglungsod, which passed a resolution proposing for the holding of the bar examinations outside Metro Manila for the convenience of those…

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THE Court of Appeals (CA) has ruled final, at its level, in permanently stopping the Pasig City Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 153 from enforcing an order in connection with the court sheriff’s takeover of the People’s Television Network Inc.’s (PTNI) antenna tower. In a two-page resolution of the court’s…

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The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday threw out a petition seeking to stop the Office of the Ombudsman from pursuing its investigation into the pork barrel scam, particularly the complaint in which three senators and several former lawmakers were named respondents. During deliberations at their regular en banc session, the…

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THE SUPREME Court (SC) ruled with finality on Tuesday the disqualification case of Rep. Regina Ongsiako-Reyes of Marinduque in the last May 2013 polls on account of her being an American citizen. During the SC en banc session, the justices ruled to junk the second motion for reconsideration filed by…

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THE Supreme Court has ordered the Court of Appeals to litigate the petition against FCF Minerals Corp. operating in Nueva Vizcaya. A two-page resolution signed by SC en banc clerk of court Atty. Enriqueta Vidal during the hearing on November 12, 2013, stated: “In accordance with the resolution dated October…

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FORMER Mayor Edward Hagedorn of Puerto Princesa has filed libel and threatened to file disbarment proceedings before the Supreme Court against National Press Club (NPC) lawyer Berteni Causing. Causing earlier, accused Hagedorn of perjury and falsification of his statement on assets and liabilities and net worth (SALN). In his nine-page…

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THE Court of Appeals (CA) has ordered the freezing of the bank deposits of former lawmakers, Jessica “Gigi” Reyes, the former chief of staff of Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile, the aides of Senators Ramon “Bong” Revilla and Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada and other individuals implicated in the questionable releases and misuse…

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