Ex-Senator Bongbong Marcos pays P36 million protest fee
UNTV News • April 18, 2017 • 3242
Former Senator Bongbong Marcos, on Monday, paid P36 milion as cash deposit for his election protest against Vice President Leni Robredo.
This is the first installment and Marcos needs to pay P30-million more on or before July 14.
The Supreme Court, sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal, required Marcos to pay a total of P66-million while Robredo has been ordered to pay P15-million for her counter-protest.
The amount is based on a PET rule that requires a protestant to make a cash deposit of P500 to the tribunal for each precinct covered by the poll protest.
But Robredo’s camp has stated they will only pay the amount once it is determined that the Marcos’ protest is sufficient in form and substance.
Sen. Bongbong Marcos said, “It’s fortunate I have kind-hearted friends who believe my protest is right and justified. They pooled their resources to send this open letter to the SC to start the process – set the preliminary conference and determine what really has happened.” — UNTV News & Rescue
MANILA, Philippines – The oral arguments on the controversial anti-terrorism law have been moved to February 2, the Supreme Court announced Friday.
This is after staffers of Solicitor General Jose Calida tested positive for novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
“Considering the meritorious request of Solicitor General Jose Calida that his Assistant Solicitor General and some staff who will attend the oral arguments have been tested positive for COVID-19, you are hereby informed, per instruction of the Honorable Supreme Court, that the oral arguments is reset to February 2, 2021 at 2:30 p.m.,” the Clerk of Court said in a statement.
“No further postponement will be allowed,” it added.
The high court originally scheduled the oral arguments on January 19.
MANILA, Philippines – The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) has opened the applications for chief justice following the Supreme Court en banc’s approval of the early retirement of Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta.
In an announcement, the JBC said the applicants may submit their applications and other documentary requirements on February 15.
Applicants must visit the JBC website and access the online application scheduler from 8 a.m. to 12 midnight not later than the said date, it added.
The JBC said Peralta’s optional retirement was approved by the magistrates on January 5 during their first en banc session this year. He will step down from office when he turns 69 on March 27, one year ahead of the mandatory retirement age for judges and justices.
The SC in December confirmed that Peralta opted for early retirement but did not disclose the reason.
Peralta was appointed by President Rodrigo Duterte as SC chief justice in 2019.
When he retires, the five most senior magistrates in the high court will be automatically nominated for the post, subject to their confirmation. They are Justices Estela Perlas Bernabe, Marvic Leonen, Alfredo Benjamin Caguioa, Alexander Gesmundo, and Ramon Hernando.
UNTV is a major TV broadcast network with 24-hour programming. An Ultra High Frequency station with strong brand content that appeal to everyone, UNTV is one of the most trusted and successful Philippine networks that guarantees wholesome and quality viewing experience.