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.
By Aries Joseph Hegina
MANILA, Philippines—President Benigno Aquino III on Tuesday reversed his stance against the judiciary and asked the Department of Budget and Management and Congress to provide the “necessary” budget in order for the judiciary to carry out its reforms. In a speech during the second State Conference on the United Nations Convention Against Corruption, Aquino said […]
By Jaymee T. Gamil
The Supreme Court has already taken “extraordinary” measures to ensure the speedy disposition of the five-year-old Maguindanao Massacre trial.
By Tetch Torres-Tupas
Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno said the Supreme Court is studying the possibility of publishing the Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN) of justices on its website as part of the efforts to foster greater transparency in the judiciary.
By Tarra Quismundo
Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno rallied the country’s public lawyers on Wednesday to support judicial reforms, citing their crucial role in providing legal services to indigent litigants.