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Chief Justice Sereno accused of manipulating JBC selection process

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Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno answers media questions during a press conference at the Bayleaf, Intramuros, Manila. RAFFY LERMA

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno has been accused by one of her associate justices of allegedly manipulating the selection process of the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) to make sure that Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza won’t sit in the Supreme Court.

Posted: September 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Sen. Pimentel wants JBC members’ powers clipped

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Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III

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.

Posted: August 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Jardeleza will be Aquino’s spy, mole in SC – Kabataan partylist

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Supreme Court Associate Justice Francis Jardeleza. FILE PHOTO

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.”

Posted: August 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Palace denies pressuring JBC to appoint Jardeleza

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Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

There was no pressure involved in the appointment of Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza as Supreme Court associate justice, Malacañang said Wednesday.

Posted: August 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

SolGen Jardeleza’s bid for SC post granted

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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.

Posted: August 19th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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