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Arlene Angeles Lerma summoned to SC probe on bribery

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Arlene Lerma (contributed photo) and Associate Justice Marvic Leonen (Inquirer file photo)

A Supreme Court committee investigating alleged case-fixing and bribery in the judiciary has summoned Arlene Angeles Lerma, a former staff member of Manila Vice Mayor Isko Moreno, to appear before the body as a resource person.

Posted: March 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

What Went Before: MILF-PH government peace deal

PRESIDENT Aquino poses for a photo with Al Haj Murad Ebrahim, chair of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, after their meeting in Tokyo in August. MALACANANG FILE PHOTO

On July 2010, President Benigno Aquino III assembled a new panel to resume peace talks with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), with Marvic Leonen, dean of the University of the Philippines College of Law, as chair. A month later, the President announced that Malaysia would remain as facilitator of the talks.

Posted: March 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

SC checks ‘Arlene L.’; Palace airs support

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Arlene Lerma (contributed photo) and Associate Justice Marvic Leonen (Inquirer file photo)

The Supreme Court committee investigating judicial corruption on Friday said it was still in the process of evaluating the many documents, photographs, tips and other information that it has received from official and unofficial sources concerning the activities of an alleged “decision-broker” in the judiciary.

Posted: December 14th, 2013 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Don’t look at evidence piece-meal, says SC justice

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Associate Justice Marvic Leonen. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Do not look at the evidence piece-meal, the committee tasked by the Supreme Court to investigate influence peddling in the judiciary said, a day after a photograph of a suspect with some members of the judiciary was released in major dailies.

Posted: December 13th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

BI says ‘Arlene’ may have fled PH

A woman named “Arlene,” possibly the one allegedly behind case “fixing” in the judiciary, has reportedly left the country.

Posted: October 20th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Drilon grills justices on ‘pork’ TRO

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Senate President Franklin Drilon: Insistent  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senate President Franklin Drilon on Wednesday asserted his role as the leader of the chamber to interrogate two high court justices on the nature of the temporary restraining order (TRO) that the Supreme Court issued on the congressional pork barrel, or the priority development assistance fund (PDAF).

Posted: September 12th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Former negotiator discusses peace process with MILF

TRUST is an important factor in the peace process between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen said this yesterday during a forum at the University of the Philippines Cebu Campus’ Cultural Center. “Trust is an element we can produce and something we do and what [...]

Posted: February 17th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Focus on SC rulings, not on trivial matters–Leonen

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Philippine government negotiator Marvic Leonen speaks during a press conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012. Philippine President Benigno Aquino III said Sunday his government reached a preliminary peace agreement with the largest Muslim rebel group in a major breakthrough toward ending a decades-long rebellion in the country’s south.  AP PHOTO/LAI SENG SIN

Focus on the Supreme Court as an institution, not on justices and other trivial matters, newly-appointed Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen said Wednesday.

Posted: February 13th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Hard work in peace process left to the military, says Leonen

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Former government chief negotiator now Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen on Friday said the “harder work” in the peace process will be left to the military officers and men on the ground as they deal directly with the communities in transition from war to peace.

Posted: January 26th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Another UP professor takes over as peace panel head

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Associate Justice Marvic Leonen. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Presdient Aquino has designated University of the Philippines professor Miriam Coronel-Ferrer as chief negotiator for peace talks with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), replacing former UP law dean Marvic Leonen.

Posted: December 8th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Leonen takes SC seat, asks for patience

Associate Justice Marvic Leonen. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

New Associate Justice Marvic Leonen was warmly received by his colleagues on his first day in the Supreme Court, including the associate justice he had once asked to resign for alleged plagiarism.

Posted: November 27th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Leonen, 8 justices attend SC flag rites

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The Supreme Court building in Manila. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Newly appointed Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen attended Monday’s flag ceremony along with eight other justices.

Posted: November 26th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Leonen clams up after appointment to SC

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Associate Justice Marvic Leonen. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

From media darling to media shy. Newly appointed Supreme Court Justice Marvic Leonen has begun to shun media interviews in deference to his new position, a far cry from the days he was the government’s chief negotiator in peace talks with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front.

Posted: November 24th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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