By Tarra Quismundo
Upholding transparent and accountable governance, the Supreme Court on Wednesday junked a former governor’s petition against the memoranda that the late Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo had issued requiring the full public disclosure of local government income and expense reports.
By Tetch Torres-Tupas
The Sandiganbayan third division on Thursday cautioned both the prosecution and defense panels from making comments on the petition for bail of alleged pork scam brains Janet Lim-Napoles.
By Tarra Quismundo and Christian V. Esguerra
After trying to rein in its coequal branch just months earlier, the Aquino administration may well be warming up to the judiciary, with Congress committing some P715 million in additional funding for court automation projects next year, an official of the Supreme Court bared on Wednesday.
By Nestor Corrales
MANILA, Philippines—Malacañang on Wednesday denied that President Benigno Aquino III’s lobbying for the judiciary budget was a form of bribe for the Supreme Court to issue a favorable decision on the administration’s Disbursement Acceleration Program and the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (Edca). “That’s not in any way suhol (bribe),” presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said in […]
By Christian V. Esguerra
, Tarra Quismundo
Four months after repeatedly attacking the Supreme Court for declaring his Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) as unconstitutional, President Benigno Aquino III on Tuesday appeared to offer an olive branch, vowing to swiftly provide budgetary support for the judiciary.