Posts Tagged Supreme Court

Supreme Court extends physical closure of courts in NCR Plus until April 18

Aileen Cerrudo   •   April 10, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—Physical courts in the National Capital Region (NCR) Plus will remain closed until April 18, the Supreme Court (SC) announced on Saturday (April 10). Based on SC Administrative Circular...

JBC now accepting application for SC justice post after Gesmundo’s CJ appointment

Robie de Guzman   •   April 8, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) announced it is now accepting applications and recommendations for the vacant Supreme Court Associate Justice post following the recent promotion of...

Next oral argument on anti-terror act to be held via videoconferencing, Supreme Court says

Robie de Guzman   •   April 8, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday said that the next oral arguments on petitions questioning the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 will be held virtually. The SC Clerk...

SC to resume oral arguments on anti-terror act to 2 weeks after ECQ is lifted in NCR+

Robie de Guzman   •   April 5, 2021

  MANILA, Philippines — Oral arguments on petitions seeking to nullify the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 will resume two weeks after the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) is lifted in the...

Judiciary personnel now among COVID-19 vaccination priority list — SC

Robie de Guzman   •   April 5, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Employees of the Judiciary are now included in the list of priority groups for the government’s COVID-19 vaccination campaign, the Supreme Court (SC) said Monday. “I am pleased...

Gesmundo named as next Supreme Court Chief Justice, Palace says

Robie de Guzman   •   April 5, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte has designated Associate Justice Alexander Gesmundo as the new Supreme Court Chief Justice, Malacañang announced on Monday. “Pinirmahan na po ni Presidente ang appointment...

SC Associate Justice Delos Santos eyeing early retirement due to health reasons

Robie de Guzman   •   March 26, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Another Supreme Court magistrate is eyeing to retire early, ahead of the mandatory retirement age of 70, a court official said Friday. Supreme Court Spokesperson Atty. Brian...

Supreme Court orders 2-day closure of courts in NCR Plus amid COVID-19 surge

Robie de Guzman   •   March 25, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – All courts and court offices under the “NCR Plus” have been ordered to physically close due to the rising cases of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the Supreme...

3 magistrates in JBC shortlist as next SC chief justice

Robie de Guzman   •   March 22, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) on Monday submitted its shortlist of candidates for the next Supreme Court chief justice to President Rodrigo Duterte. In a document...

SC Oral arguments on anti-terror law moved to April 6 over COVID-19 surge

Robie de Guzman   •   March 22, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The fifth session of oral arguments on petitions against the country’s new anti-terrorism law has been rescheduled to April 6 following a surge in new coronavirus disease...

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