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Chief Justice tells public: Calm down amid furor over ‘pork’ scam »

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. INQUIRER.net File Photo Amid the controversy surrounding the pork barrel scam with almost 50 ranking government officials already charged and more to be charged, Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno told the public that there are no shortcuts in the resolution of these cases.

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Did you know: Chief Justice Cesar Bengzon »

Today, May 28, is the 118th birth anniversary of the late Chief Justice Cesar Bengzon. Born in 1896, he became Solicitor General in 1931 and was appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court in 1961. Bengzon was named to the International Court of Justice upon his retirement from the high tribunal on May 29, 1966. He died in 1992 at the age of 96.—Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research

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Corona withdraws request for release of retirement pay »

Former chief justice Renato C. Corona.   FILE PHOTO Former Chief Justice Renato Corona withdrew his application for the release of his retirement pay at this time.

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Ex-Chief Justice Narvasa passes away Thursday; 84 »

Former Chief Justice Andres Narvasa. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO Former Chief Justice Andres Narvasa passed away Thursday morning at 6:05, according to a tweet posted by the Supreme Court. He was 84.

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House urges Aquino to use savings for relief of disaster victims »

President Benigno Aquino III AP File Photo/Malacañang Photo Bureau The House of Representatives is asking the President to tap unused funds in the budget to provide assistance to the calamity-stricken areas of Bohol, Zamboanga, and Central Luzon, and cited legal provisions to show that he has the authority to use savings to cover deficiencies.

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Sereno seeks budget hike to repair decrepit court houses »

Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno    INQUIRER FILE PHOTO Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on Wednesday appealed to the government for a budget increase in the judiciary to repair “dilapidated court rooms.”

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JBC to get Islamic law consultant »

INQUIRER FILE PHOTO The Supreme Court has approved in principle the appointment of a Shari’a consultant to the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC), which screens nominees to positions in the judiciary.

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Sereno celebrates 1st of 17 birthdays as Chief Justice »

Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno    INQUIRER FILE PHOTO Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno celebrated on Tuesday the first of 17 birthdays that she is expected to have as head of the Supreme Court, saying her birthday wish was that “blessings” come in the way of the judiciary, which has become an “extended family” to her.

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SC stops Comelec from disqualifying 2 partylist groups »

INQUIRER FILE PHOTO The Supreme Court stopped the Commission on Elections (Comelec) from disqualifying the Coalition of Senior Citizens in the Philippines and Abang Lingkod party-list groups, superseding a ruling by Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno that put on hold the proclamation of five remaining party-list winners in the May 13 polls.

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Supreme Court stops poll money ban »

The Supreme Court has issued a status quo ante order against the “money ban” resolution of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) that would have prevented the withdrawal and the carrying of large amounts of cash before and during the elections on Monday.

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‘SC jealous of Congress’ powers, ‘playing politics’’—Senator Pangilinan »

Sen. Francis Pangilinan INQUIRER FILE PHOTO The Supreme Court has been accused by an administration senator of being “jealous” of the powers of Congress and “playing politics” when it upheld its earlier decision that Congress should only have one representative at the Judicial and Bar Council.

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Question on Sereno son’s bar grade spooks SC exec »

The spokesperson for the Supreme Court on Thursday bristled at an Inquirer inquiry about the grade the son of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno got in the 2012 bar examination.

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JBC shrinks who leaked Sereno’s psycho test sacked »

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO Justice Secretary Leila de Lima on Friday said she was not aware that Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno had fired psychologists and psychiatrists from the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC).

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