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SC stops activities in Mt. Santo Tomas forest

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The Supreme Court issued on Tuesday a temporary environmental protection order (TEPO) stopping development projects in the Mt. Santo Tomas forest reserve along the border of Pangasinan and Benguet provinces.

Posted: September 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Farmers ask SC to lift CA order vs Bt eggplant production


A group of farmers from Pangasinan and Bukidnon has asked the Supreme Court to reverse a Court of Appeals decision that stopped the field trial of the genetically modified (GM) eggplant as their livelihood might be adversely affected by the decision.

Posted: September 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Aquino attacks on SC a threat to democracy

President Benigno Aquino III. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino’s attacks on the Supreme Court over its adverse ruling on presidential “pork” fund are a threat to democracy, the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) said Friday.

Posted: September 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Sereno: Judiciary housecleaning painful but necessary

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Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno: Housecleaning. Photo by RYAN LEAGOGO/INQUIRER.net

A day after the Supreme Court dismissed Sandiganbayan Associate Justice Gregory Ong for violations of the judiciary’s code of conduct, Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno said cleansing the ranks of the judiciary was necessary.

Posted: September 25th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Sandigan not disrupted by Ong’s dismissal; Hernandez to lead 4th Division

Sandiganbayan  Justice Gregory Ong: Untruthful and misleading reports. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Associate Justice Jose Hernandez has been named the acting chair of the Sandiganbayan Fourth Division that became leaderless with the dismissal of Associate Justice Gregory Ong on Tuesday, while another justice would be designated as temporary member of the division, Renato Bocar, the anti-graft court’s executive clerk of court, said on Wednesday.

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