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The Supreme Court on Tuesday granted the plea of Chief Justice on leave Maria Lourdes Sereno to give overtime pay to her security personnel and staff. The high court made the decision after deliberating on the issue during its en banc session. Unimpeachable sources told The Manila Times the tribunal…

DESPITE LEAVE

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CHIEF Justice on leave Maria Lourdes Sereno has raised eyebrows at the Supreme Court after claiming overtime pay for her security detail and staff despite her indefinite leave of absence. Sereno, through her Judicial Staff Head Czarina Samonte-Villanueva, wanted the government to shoulder the expenses of her entourage from March…

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Embattled Chief Justice on-leave Maria Lourdes Sereno allowed her supporters to get into the Supreme Court (SC) resthouse compound in Baguio City, letting them sleep in her cottage without permission from the court, sources said. Highly placed sources told The Manila Times that Sereno, through her confidante Joy Fabian, started…

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THE Department of Justice (DoJ) has filed criminal charges against the son of the late tycoon Washington Sycip, and the officers and members of Alliance International Inc., a tuna canning firm. In a 22-page resolution signed by Justice Undersecretary Deo Marco, dated March 27, 2018 but released to media only on Thursday,…

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The Department of Justice started on Thursday its preliminary investigation of the complaint filed against alleged big time drug lords Kerwin Espinosa, Peter Lim, Peter Co and several others. Espinosa attended the hearing but Lim was a no-show. Lim, through his lawyers, questioned the reopening of the drug charges. “The…

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The Supreme Court (SC) has issued a show-cause order against the camps or former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo. The order was issued in connection with the statements given to media by the two camps who are under a gag order. The SC,…

GAME OVER?

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BAGUIO CITY: After oral arguments, justices of the Supreme Court are set to deliver the final verdict on their boss, embattled Chief Justice on leave Maria Lourdes Sereno. Court sources told The Manila Times Associate Justice Noel Tijam has circulated his 60-page draft decision calling for the ouster of Sereno…

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BAGUIO CITY: A “war of the roses” broke out at the full court session of the Supreme Court in the country’s summer capital on Tuesday. Chief Justice on leave Maria Lourdes Sereno faced grilling from colleagues, particularly her mortal nemesis, Teresita Leonardo-de Castro, the most senior female associate justice. LET…

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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:…

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FIVE justices of the Supreme Court (SC) are set to deny the plea of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno that they not participate in the quo warranto case filed against her by Solicitor General Jose Calida. Sereno filed separate motions asking Associate Justices Teresita Leonardo-de Castro, Diosdado Peralta, Lucas Bersamin,…

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