By Leila B. Salaverria
Sen. Aquilino Pimentel III is open to diluting the power of a Judicial and Bar Council member to effectively veto the inclusion of a nominee on the short list of candidates for court positions, and believes no single member should be given this capability.
By DJ Yap
A partylist lawmaker characterized the appointment of Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza to the Supreme Court as another attempt by the Aquino administration to undermine the high court’s independence “this time from the inside.”
By Kristine Angeli Sabillo
There was no pressure involved in the appointment of Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza as Supreme Court associate justice, Malacañang said Wednesday.
By Tetch Torres-Tupas
The Supreme Court has granted the petition of Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza to be included in the shortlist of candidates who will be considered to replace Associate Justice Roberto Abad.
By Jerome Aning
Two women topped the Judicial and Bar Council’s voting on Monday for nominees to succeed Deputy Ombudsman for the Visayas Pelagio Apostol, whose term expires on Thursday.