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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 »

JBC asks SC to reverse ruling on Jardeleza

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Supreme Court Associate Justice Francis Jardeleza. FILE PHOTO

The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) on Wednesday asked the Supreme Court to reverse its decision allowing the inclusion of Associate Justice Francis Jardeleza on the shortlist of nominees that led to his appointment.

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

New SC member happy to serve

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New Supreme Court Justice Francis Jardeleza. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

He is ready to work with everyone, including the chief magistrate who had barred his nomination to the high court.

Posted: September 6th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

SC didn’t ask for e-court funding–Palace

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Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno fields questions from journalists at a press briefing in Intramuros, Manila, in the wake of attacks on the Supreme Court from the House of Representatives and President Aquino. RAFFY LERMA

The Supreme Court did not ask for funds for its electronic courts (e-courts) for 2014 and 2015, Malacañang said Saturday.

Posted: August 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Sereno: SC is an independent court

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CJ HOLDING COURT  Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno fields questions from journalists at a press briefing in Intramuros, Manila, in the wake of attacks on the Supreme Court from the House of Representatives and President Aquino. RAFFY LERMA

Ranged against a President seemingly threatened by the power of the Supreme Court, Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno reaffirmed the oath she took two years ago: The court’s loyalty lies in the Constitution and it will uphold its independence no matter who is “inconvenienced.”

Posted: August 29th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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