SC sets preliminary conference for Marcos vs Robredo election protest
admin • April 27, 2017 • 3030
MANILA — The Supreme Court, sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), has set on June 21 the preliminary conference on former senator Bongbong Marcos’ poll protest against Vice President Leni Robredo.
The PET has ordered the two parties to submit their respective preliminary conference briefs until June 15 or five days before the preliminary conference.
The briefs should contain the overview of the protest including the witnesses and their proposals on how to fast track the resolution of the case. — UNTV News & Rescue
MANILA, Philippines – The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday announced that work at all courts nationwide will be suspended at 3:30 p.m. on Monday in line with the observance of Family Week.
“Chief Justice Peralta leads the Judiciary in celebrating Family Week pursuant to Proclamation No. 60 (s.1992),” the SC Public Information Office (PIO) said in an advisory posted on its Twitter account.
“Work in all courts nationwide today shall only be until 3:30PM, to encourage court employees to spend more time with their families,” it added.
Under Presidential Proclamation No. 60 (s. of 1992), the last week of September of every year is declared as Family Week.
Malacañang earlier announced that work in government agencies under the executive branch will also be shortened on Monday afternoon to allow workers to celebrate Kainang Pamilya Mahalaga Day.
The Palace also encouraged other branches of the government, independent commissions and the private sector to do the same.
However, agencies whose functions involve the delivery of basic and health and services, preparedness/response to disasters and calamities, and/or the performance of other vital services are exempted from the work suspension.
MANILA, Philippines — The Supreme Court (SC) is considering holding the next bar examinations virtually.
At Thursday’s Senate hearing on the Judiciary’s proposed 2021 budget, Senator Francis Tolentino cited that there are several states in the United States that are gearing towards online bar examinations.
According to Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta, they are looking into the said move.
The SC has decided to postpone the 2020 bar examinations due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
It is expected to be held in November this year in conjunction with the 2021 bar examinations.
Next year’s bar exams will be held simultaneously at three sites located in Manila, Visayas, and Mindanao.
Associate justice and 2020 bar examination chairman Marvic Leonen confirmed that the team of the bar chair has been studying the possibility of conducting online but proctored bar exams or a mix of online and written exams in more than two places as part of bar reform.
“Definitely, the bar examinations will not be conducted as it was before,” he said.
“We have to embrace a better normal that is safe, effective and equitable taking advantage of the best digital formats while at the same time acknowledging issues of security and accessibility for some bar applicants,” he added.
Leonen said he has already “provided general briefings to the Court en banc but have not yet made a firm proposal until we have worked out all the logistical and security issues.”
“I am also in constant consultation with members of the Court and the bar chairs that will succeed me in 2022, 2023 and 2024,” he added.
Leonen said that in the coming months, pilot tests will be done to see the viability of various proposals for the conduct of future bar exams.
MANILA, Philippines – The next Bar examinations will be scheduled in November 2021, the Supreme Court announced Tuesday.
In a bulletin posted on its Twitter account, Bar Examinations chairperson, Associate Justice Marvic Leonen said the examination periods and venues for the next licensure test for aspiring lawyers will be announced in a separate bulletin.
It can be recalled that the high court postponed this year’s Bar exams “due to increasing number of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the prevailing quarantine protocols all over nation, and the continuing uncertainty.”
Before the coronavirus pandemic, the SC traditionally holds the Bar examinations in November of every year and announces the results either in April or May the following year.
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