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National group of Philippine lawyers seeks to reverse the Supreme Court’s ousting of Chief Justice

By Nelson Flores, Ll.B., MSCK THE Integrated Bar of the Philippines said it will file today (Friday) a motion for reconsideration before the Supreme Court seeking the reversal of its decision to remove via Quo Warranto petition Maria Lourdes P.A. Sereno as its Chief Justice. In a statement, the IBP, through its Board of Governors, […]

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Impeachment at Quo Warranto, isang paliwanag (Ikaapat bahagi)*

Matapos natin maipakilala si Sereno ay ipaaalam ng Usaping Bayan ang isang pangyayari na dapat malaman ng lahat. Hindi nag inhibit sa deliberasyon ng Quo Warranto petition Bago nagkaroon ng deliberasyon at desisyon sa isyu ng Quo Warranto ay hiningi ni Sereno ang pagiinhibit o hindi pagsali sa usapin nina Associate Justices Diosdado Peralta, Teresita […]

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Dura Lex, Sed Lex*

“MALUPIT o hindi man kaaya-aya ang batas, ito ang batas.” Ito ang palagiang sinasabi sa amin noon ng aming mga propesor sa Kolehiyo ng Batas. Ani nila, ang matandang prinsipyong ito ang nagbibigay katatagan sa mga batas ng lipunan, nagbibigay patunay na pantay-pantay ang tingin ng batas sa lahat at nagbibigay katarungan sa pagpapatupad nito. […]

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Disregard for the law*

THE 8-6 result of the Quo Warranto petition against Chief Justice Lourdes Sereno was unexpected and it shocked the public. It came as an all-time low for the Supreme Court (SC) to allegedly twist the rule of law and manipulate it in favor of a petition against its very own leader. Many people supposedly still […]

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Duterte Gains Control of All Branches of Philippine Gov’t After Firing Top Judge

By Sputnik News THE Philippine Supreme Court has removed its top judge – a longtime critic of the country’s President Rodrigo Duterte – as Manila’s increasingly belligerent leader moves to consolidates power in all branches of government. Following demands from the executive branch, Manila’s Supreme Court voted Friday to remove the nation’s top judge — appointed by the previous […]

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The Supreme Court of the Philippines ousted Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno from the high tribunal

By Nelson Flores, Ll.B., MSCK THE Philippine Supreme Court in an unprecedented and historic move on Friday ousted its own chief justice, Maria Lourdes PA Sereno, after it granted the quo warranto petition filed by Solicitor General Jose Calida. In an en banc decision, eight Supreme Court Justices – Associate Justices Teresita Leonardo De Castro, […]