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Ong offered to retire to preempt SC–Leonen


Dismissed Sandiganbayan Justice Gregory Ong tried to influence the Supreme Court by offering to retire at a time when his fate was being decided by the high court magistrates for his alleged links with businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles, who is alleged to be the mastermind of the P10-billion congressional pork barrel scam.

Posted: October 1st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

SC justice speaks out vs frat violence

Associate Justice Marvic Leonen. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

A magistrate long known for his strong stance against fraternity violence added his voice Friday to critics of fatal initiation rites in light of recent incidents that led to the death of one student and the injury of several others in two Metro Manila universities.

Posted: July 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Arlene Angeles Lerma summoned to SC probe on bribery

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.  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

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 »