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PAO lawyers urged to defend the poor

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Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno    INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno rallied the country’s public lawyers on Wednesday to support judicial reforms, citing their crucial role in providing legal services to indigent litigants.

Posted: October 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

SC clear on gender bender: Read court decisions

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Theodore Te

For the Supreme Court, the rule is clear: Surgical sex change may not be recognized as legal.

Posted: October 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Sereno: I do not serve Presidents, excuse me…

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Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno INQUIRER.net file photo

She does not serve any President and she doesn’t have to endure anyone, either. Brave words, and they came from no less than the country’s top magistrate.

Posted: October 17th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Sereno seeks revamp of bar exams to ‘define kind of lawyer PH needs’

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Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno fields questions from journalists at a press briefing in Intramuros, Manila, in the wake of attacks on the Supreme Court from the House of Representatives and President Aquino. RAFFY LERMA

As part of Philippine judicial reform, Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno has called for a revamp of the bar exams, challenging the legal academe to define the kind of lawyer the nation needs.

Posted: October 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Binay to Senator Santiago: Prejudged, will you still go to hearing?

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Vice President Jejomar Binay. INQUIRERPHOTO/JOAN  BONDOC

If you have been prejudged, would you still go to the hearing? This was Vice President Jejomar Binay’s reply to Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago’s contention that the Vice President’s continued absence from the Senate inquiry into his alleged corruption constituted a betrayal of the public trust—an impeachable offense.

Posted: October 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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