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Senate OKs bill limiting JBC members to 2 terms »

Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III The Senate on Tuesday approved on third and final reading a bill that would bar regular members of the Judicial and Bar Council from serving more than two full terms.

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Courts in Tacloban, Palo, Leyte open during Papal visit »

Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno answers media questions during a press conference at the Bayleaf, Intramuros, Manila. RAFFY LERMA Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno has ordered executive judges in Tacloban and judges in the Municipal Trial Court in Palo, Leyte, to maintain a skeletal force during the visit of Pope Francis on January 17.

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Pork scam prosecutor eyes Sandiganbayan post »

sandiganbayan A government prosecutor assisting the Office of the Ombudsman in the plunder cases against Senators Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada, Juan Ponce Enrile and Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. is among the aspirants for the position vacated by Sandiganbayan Associate Justice Gregory Ong, according to the website of the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC).

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SC launches Justice Zone in QC »

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno: To seek revenge would only worsen the situation  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on Friday assured that efforts to speed up the justice system would continue beyond 2016 as the Justice Zone program was launched in Quezon City.

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Aquino receives short list of CA nominees »

Court-of-Appeals-building The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) has named six judges, one of them the possible replacement for recently retired Court of Appeals Justice Amelita Tolentino, on a short list it forwarded to President Benigno Aquino III on Saturday.

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Move on, SC, JBC urged »

New Supreme Court Justice Francis Jardeleza. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO The Supreme Court and the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) should focus on the job ahead and move past issues surrounding the appointment of Associate Justice Francis Jardeleza, according to an observer and friend of the high court.

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Chief Justice Sereno accused of manipulating JBC selection process »

Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno answers media questions during a press conference at the Bayleaf, Intramuros, Manila. RAFFY LERMA Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno has been accused by one of her associate justices of allegedly manipulating the selection process of the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) to make sure that Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza won’t sit in the Supreme Court.

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Palace denies pressuring JBC to appoint Jardeleza »

Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO There was no pressure involved in the appointment of Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza as Supreme Court associate justice, Malacañang said Wednesday.

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Palace denies wanting more allies in SC through Sol-Gen »

Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO After asking the Supreme Court to reconsider the inclusion of Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza on the shortlist of candidates for an associate justice post, Malacañang on Monday said it was not an attempt to increase its allies in the high court.

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SolGen is petitioner, gov’t defender; Palace to comment on SC case »

Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO Even as it found his move “unusual,” Malacañang said it would still file a comment to Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza’s petition asking the Supreme Court to bar President Benigno Aquino III from appointing a new associate justice to the high tribunal until the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) includes his name on the short list of candidates.

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