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Let history judge Jardeleza’s appointment to SC—IBP head

Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza takes oath as the new Supreme Court Associate Justice held at Supreme Court Building, Manila on Wednesday. NINO JESUS ORBETA

The president of the 60,000-strong Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) had this to say on Thursday when asked about his take on President Aquino’s appointment of former Solicitor-General Francis Jardeleza as the new associate justice to complete the roll of magistrates in the Supreme Court.

Posted: August 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

SolGen makes JBC short list

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Associate Justice Francis Jardeleza. FILE PHOTO

Despite the opposition of the nation’s chief magistrate over doubts on his integrity, Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza still won his battle in the Supreme Court.

Posted: August 20th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Aquino ‘frustrated’ over slow pace of Maguindanao massacre trial

President Benigno Aquino: Frustrated.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino admitted he was “frustrated” with the slow pace of the country’s judicial system as shown in the case of the Maguindanao massacre, which claimed the lives of 58 people, 32 of whom were journalists.

Posted: August 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘Aquino undoing mother’s legacy’

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ARMED  President Aquino and the Armed Forces Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gregorio Catapang Jr. render the conventional military salute during arrival honors ahead of a distribution ceremony of M-4 assault rifles for soldiers at the Department of National Defense headquarters in Camp Aguinaldo on Thursday. The President’s announcement that he may try to change the Constitution and serve a second term in office has drawn heavy flak. GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE

What would his mother say? That, in sum, is the oppositionists’ answer to President Aquino’s insinuation on Wednesday that he was reconsidering his opposition to amending the Constitution to allow the lifting of the presidential term limit, which would enable him to run for a second term.

Posted: August 15th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

‘President’s Cha-cha statement just a prank to keep opponents off guard’


It was just a presidential prank. Or so thought Akbayan Rep. Walden Bello of President Benigno Aquino III’s expression of openness to the idea of a second term of office in Malacañang.

Posted: August 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »