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‘Palace plea on DAP ruling seditious’

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This was how the Philippine Constitution Association (Philconsa) described Malacañang’s motion for the Supreme Court to reconsider the high court ruling last month that struck down as unconstitutional President Aquino’s Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP).

Posted: August 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

High court justices should be more forthcoming with SALNs, say lawyers

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Legal experts shared this view in light of President Benigno Aquino III’s recent call for justices of the Supreme Court to publicly release their statements of assets, liabilities and net worth (SALN).

Posted: August 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Let history judge Jardeleza’s appointment to SC—IBP head

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Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza takes oath as the new Supreme Court Associate Justice held at Supreme Court Building, Manila on Wednesday. NINO JESUS ORBETA

The president of the 60,000-strong Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) had this to say on Thursday when asked about his take on President Aquino’s appointment of former Solicitor-General Francis Jardeleza as the new associate justice to complete the roll of magistrates in the Supreme Court.

Posted: August 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

2nd case vs BIR taxes on gov’t workers’ allowances, benefits filed with SC

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A Manila judge and a court employee representing their respective professional associations have sought relief from the Supreme Court to stop the Bureau of International Revenue (BIR) from collecting taxes out of their allowances and benefits, citing the preservation of judicial independence protected by no less than the Constitution.

Posted: August 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

SolGen makes JBC short list

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Despite the opposition of the nation’s chief magistrate over doubts on his integrity, Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza still won his battle in the Supreme Court.

Posted: August 20th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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