Marquez, 5 Court of Appeals justices nominated to SC post »

SC MANILA, Philippines — The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) has nominated Court Administrator Jose Midas Marquez and five Court of Appeals justices to the remaining vacancy in the Supreme Court. The JBC transmitted its nomination letter to President Rodrigo Durterte on Friday. The appeals justices nominated were Manuel Barrios, Samuel Gaerlan, Ramon Garcia, Jhosep Lopez […]

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17 persons vie for SC post »

17 persons vie for SC Associate Justice post MANILA, Philippines – A total of 17 persons are vying for the position as Supreme Court Associate Justice which became vacant upon the appointment of Diosdado Peralta as Chief Justice. Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra, a member of the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC), said the body would deliberate on Thursday for the initial screening of […]

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DOJ chief Guevarra nominated as SC Associate Justice »

DOJ's Guevarra nominated as SC Associate Justice MANILA, Philippines — Department of Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra has been nominated to the position of Supreme Court Associate Justice. In a letter addressed to the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) dated November 19,  retired Sandiganbayan Associate Justice Raoul Victorino nominated Guevarra to the post vacated by Supreme Court Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta. Victorino said […]

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Retired Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin gets death threats »

Lucas Bersamin MANILA, Philippines — The Supreme Court has provided protection to retired Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin after he received death threats. “I learned about that yesterday [Tuesday] when I briefly talked to him just before the ceremony for his Doctors of Law conferment by UE,” Brian Keith Hosaka, Supreme Court spokesperson and information chief, said. He […]

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Chief Justice Peralta vows to lead by example, bares 10-point program »

Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta attends his first flag ceremony at the Supreme Court on October 28, 2019. INQUIRER.NET PHOTO/CATHY MIRANDA MANILA, Philippines — “I will lead by example.” This was the pronouncement of newly appointed Supreme Court Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta on Monday as he laid out his ten-point program. During his first flag raising ceremony as Chief Justice, Peralta called on his fellow magistrates and Supreme Court employees to united and follow the rules. […]

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IBP hails SC Justice Carpio’s moral courage, independence, delicadeza »

Duterte's delegation of power to Robredo must be put in writing – Carpio MANILA, Philippines — The Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) honored on Friday retiring Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio for embodying independence, delicadeza, and courage in defending the West Philippine Sea (WPS), among others. READ: Carpio to continue defending PH claims in disputed sea even after retirement Describing him as a “good Filipino lawyer-Magistrate,” IBP […]

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New Chief Justice Peralta takes oath before Duterte »

New Chief Justice Peralta takes oath before Duterte MANILA, Philippines—Newly appointed Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta took his oath before President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday afternoon. Duterte’s spokesman Salvador Panelo said the President administered the oath of office to Peralta in a ceremony held in Malacañang. Newly-appointed Supreme Court Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta with President Duterte in Malacañang. 📸 Sen. Bong Go @inquirerdotnet […]

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Palace sure Chief Justice Peralta will uphold judicial independence, integrity »

Salvador Panelo MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang is sure that the Supreme Court would continue to be independent under newly-appointed Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta. “We are certain that with Chief Justice Peralta at the helm of the Supreme Court, the Judiciary will continue to be well-managed as it thrives to uphold the principles of judicial excellence, integrity and independence,” […]

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Who is newly appointed Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta? »

Diosdado Peralta MANILA, Philippines–Associate Justice Diosdado Peralta has been chosen as the new Supreme Court Chief Justice following the retirement of Lucas Bersamin last Oct. 18. Peralta has been with the Judiciary for 25 years–10 years of which were spent as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. He started his career in the Judiciary as Quezon City […]

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Diosdado Peralta is new Chief Justice  »

Associate Justice Diosdado Peralta MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte appointed Wednesday Supreme Court Associate Justice Diosdado Peralta as the new Chief Justice, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea said. In a press briefing, Supreme Court spokesperson Atty. Brian Keith Hosaka said that they received a copy of Peralta’s appointment paper at 2:40 p.m. Wednesday through the Office of Clerk of Court. […]

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‘Solid anchor,’ ‘impenetrable rock’ Carpio feted at his last flag ceremony »

'Solid anchor,' 'impenetrable rock' Carpio feted at his last flag ceremony LIVE: Last flag ceremony of Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio Posted by on Sunday, October 20, 2019 MANILA, Philippines – As a fitting tribute to a patriot, the Supreme Court has used the colors of the Philippine flag to bid goodbye to one of the longest-serving Supreme Court Associate Justices – Senior Associate Justice […]

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Robredo to next CJ: Protect the judiciary »

Robredo camp insists: Malacañang not serious about drug czar offer MANILA, Philippines – Vice President Leni Robredo has asked the next Chief Justice of the Supreme Court (SC) to protect the judiciary and the institution, which she described as the “pillar of democracy”. According to Robredo who was in Tinambac town in Camarines Sur on Friday, her message not only goes to Justice Diosdado Peralta […]

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Palace: Duterte has own ‘vetting style’ »

Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo during an interview with reporters after the Philippines-Russia business forum in Moscow on Friday, October 4, 2019. Photo by Christia Marie Ramos/ President Duterte has his own “vetting style” in choosing the next top cop and chief magistrate of the country, and may not appoint someone recommended by his top officiais. Malacañang on Thursday said only the President makes the final decision in appointing key government officials, without any outside influence. “The President is the only one […]

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JBC endorses 3 aspirants for SC chief »

Supreme Court SC urged to review constitutionality of legal education reform, PhilSAT MANILA, Philippines — The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) has endorsed to Malacañang three out of four aspirants from the Supreme Court to succeed Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin who will retire on Friday. Associate Justices Diosdado Peralta and Estela Perlas-Bernabe got the nod of all seven JBC members while Associate Justice Andres Reyes Jr. got […]

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JBC submits shortlist for SC top post »

supreme court sc MANILA, Philippines — The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) has already come up with the nominees for the highest position in the judiciary. After deliberation, out of four aspirants, three names have been submitted for President Rodrigo Duterte and they are Supreme Court Associate Justices Diosdado Peralta, Estela Perlas-Bernabe, and Andres Reyes Jr. All the […]

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