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Supreme Court favors the declaration of Martial Law in Mindanao

The Supreme Court of the Philippines (SCOTP) on Tuesday ruled in favor of Proclamation 216 placing Mindanao under martial rule. Spokesman Theodore Te announced the directive was issued following Tuesday’s regular en banc session of the magistrates. Voting 11-3-1, the high court dismissed the three consolidated petitions challenging the constitutionality […]

SCOTP asks PNP, PDEA to submit complaint on 4 judges allegedly linked to drugs

MANILA, Aug. 17 – The Supreme Court of the Philippines (SCOTP) on Tuesday directed Philippine National Police Director (PNP) General Ronald Dela Rosa (pictured above) and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Director General Isidro Lapena to submit complaint-affidavits against four active judges who were allegedly linked to illegal drug trade […]

Irked Duterte reminds Sereno: Don’t create crisis

A feisty but visibly irked President of the Philippines (POTP) Rodrigo Duterte has remained defiant amid the pronouncement made by Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on the inclusion of some judges in the list of persons allegedly involved in the illegal drug trade in the country, during his speech in […]

SCOTP CJ Sereno says Duterte’s announcement of narco judges premature

Supreme Court of the Philippines (SCOTP)) Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on Monday said President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s announcement of an informal investigation on the alleged involvement of seven judges in the illegal drugs trade “was premature”. ”The SC would consider it important to know the source and basis of […]

This is GMA’s reaction on her newfound freedom courtesy of the SCOTP

Free at last! That could be one of the first liners former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo may have said after the Supreme Court of the Philippines (SCOTP) dismissed the case that stemmed from the alleged misuse of the P366-million confidential intelligence fund of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) during […]

SCOTP sets free former President Gloria Arroyo

MANILA — Ex-President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo had been praying and waiting for this to happen. On Tuesday, the Supreme Court of the Philippines (SCOTP) ordered the immediate release from detention of Pampanga 2nd district congresswoman and former President of the Philippines (POTP) Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. Arroyo who has a debilitating bone […]

Marcos seeks recount of votes in 20 areas

MANILA, June 29 — A day before the formal oath taking into office of Vice-President-elect Leni Robredo, Senator Ferdinand “Bong Bong” Marcos, Jr. on Wednesday personally filed before the Supreme Court (SC), as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), his election protest against the outgoing 3rd District congresswoman of Camarines Sur. […]

SC junking petition vs. resolution on SOCE deadline extension happy news for Comelec

MANILA — The Commission on Elections welcomed the ruling of the Supreme Court of the Philippines (SCOTP) denying the petition seeking to nullify the poll body’s resolution extending the deadline for the filing of the Statement of Contributions and Expenditures (SOCE). Commissioner Rowena Guanzon noted that the ruling is good […]

Supreme Court upholds Ombudsman case vs. Napoles

MANILA — The Supreme Court upheld the findings of probable cause against Janet Lim Napoles in connection with the alleged pork barrel queen of scam Janet Lim Napoles. This after the SC upheld the findings of probable cause against Napoles in connection with the said anomaly which indicted them for […]

Ruling on issuance of voter receipts on May 9 elections final – SCOTP

The Supreme Court of the Philippines (SCOTP) en banc on Thursday affirmed with finality its earlier ruling ordering the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to activate the printing of the voter receipt on the May 9 synchronized automated national elections. The justices voted 12-0. The ruling was made after the conduct […]

Supreme Court of the Philippines dismiss petitions VS K to 12 program

The arguments presented by petitioners against the implementation of the K to 12 program in the country’s education system was not good enough, it would seem. The Supreme Court of the Philippines (SCOTP) en banc on Tuesday dismissed several petitions seeking to stop the implementation of the Kindergarten to Grade […]

High Court extends suspension order of plunder trial against former POTP Arroyo

The Sandigan Bayan First Division has been stopped, again, from proceeding with its trial on the plunder case against former President of the Philippines (POTP) Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, now on her second term as the 2nd district congressional representative of Pampanga. The Supreme Court of the Philippines (SCOTP) has extended […]

Poe is a natural-born Filipino citizen – SCOTP

This should completely erase the doubt. Senator Grace Poe-Llamanzares is a natural-born Filipino and also complied with the residency requirement to run for president in the May 9, 2016 elections. This was declared by the Supreme Court of the Philippines (SCOTP) in a 47-page decision released on Friday on the […]

Comelec should immediately work to comply with ruling on ballot receipts – Marcos

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has to focus its attention in complying with the decision of the Supreme Court of the Philippines requiring the vote counting machines (VCMs) to be used in the May 9 polls to print ballot receipts. According to vice presidential candidate Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos, […]

Clueless POTP: Aquino wants high court to clear rules on citizenship

This is, again, more of being a clueless President of the Philippines (POTP). President Benigno S. Aquino III on Wednesday said the Supreme Court of the Philippines, which has allowed Senator Grace Poe to run in the presidential elections in May, should clarify the rules on citizenship. “Sana iyong ating […]

Poll watchdogs PPCRV, NAMFREL, welcomes SCOTP ruling on voter receipts

Accredited poll watchdog group Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) is convinced that the latter is in a difficult situation as far as the preparations for the forthcoming elections, particularly the order of the Supreme Court of the Philippines (SCOTP) to issue a […]

Due to SCOTP order, Comelec eyes postponement of May 2016 elections

Due to the recent order of the Supreme Court of the Philippines (SCOTP) to produce voter receipts on Election Day, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) is looking at the possibility of postponing the May 9 national and local polls. Comelec Chairman Juan Andres Bautista noted that moving the elections was […]

SCOTP rules POE qualified to run for president in May 9 polls

The Supreme Court of the Philippines (SCOTP) en banc ruled on Tuesday that Partido Galing at Puso standard bearer Senator Grace Poe-Llamanzares is qualified to run for president in the May 9, 2016 elections. The SC Public Information Office Chief and Spokesman Atty. Theodore O. Te, in a statement, said […]

Video: Poe-Llamanzares Vs. Comelec 5th Oral Arguments at SCOTP

Video: Poe-Llamanzares Vs. Comelec 5th Oral Arguments G.R. No. 221697 at SCOTP. This is the fifth live stream coverage of the Poe-Llamanzares Vs. Comelec 4rth Oral Arguments G.R. No. 221697 from the Supreme Court of the Philippines (SCOTP). Follow the update on the disqualification case for the presidential run of […]

Live Stream: Poe-Llamanzares Vs. Comelec 4rth Oral Arguments at SCOTP

Live Stream: Poe-Llamanzares Vs. Comelec 4rth Oral Arguments at SCOTP This is the fourth live stream coverage of the Poe-Llamanzares Vs. Comelec 4rth Oral Arguments G.R. No. 221697 from the Supreme Court of the Philippines (SCOTP). Follow the update on the disqualification case for the presidential run of Senator Grace […]

Live Stream: Poe- Llamanzares Vs. Comelec 3rd Oral Arguments at SCOTP

This is the third live stream coverage of the Poe-Llamanzares Vs. Comelec 3rd Oral Arguments G.R. No. 221697 from the Supreme Court of the Philippines (SCOTP). Follow the update on the disqualification case for the presidential run of Senator Grace Poe. Starts Tuesday, February 2, 2016, at 2:00 o’clock PM […]

Live Stream: Poe-Llamanzares Vs. Comelec 2nd Oral Arguments at SCOTP

This is the second live stream coverage of the Poe-Llamanzares Vs. Comelec 2nd Oral Arguments G.R. No. 221697 from the Supreme Court of the Philippines (SCOTP). Follow the update on the disqualification case for the presidential run of Senator Grace Poe. Starts at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2015, […]

Live Stream: Oral arguments on DQ case of Sen. Poe at SCOTP

Follow the update on the disqualification case for the presidential run of Senator Grace Poe. Here, sharing the live stream coverage as the Supreme Court of the Philippines (SCOTP) on Tuesday begin the oral arguments on the disqualification case against Sen. Grace Poe. The Poe-Llamanzares Vs. Comelec Oral Arguments G.R. […]

Preliminary conference on Poe DQ case begins Thursday at SCOTP

It’s all set. On Thursday, Jan 14, the Supreme Court of the Philippines (SCOTP) en banc begins the preliminary conference on disqualification case of Senator Grace Poe-Llamanzares against the Commission on Elections (Comelec) which earlier ordered the delisting of her name in the ballot for the May 9, 2016 presidential […]

What next for proponents after SCOTP halts test of GMO BT talong?

Cultivation and propagation of crops and vegetables using the gene modification technology has found in the Philippines  a vast willing laboratory. While countries in Europe, including Germany and Russia has either stopped or put on hold the entry and use of the technology and GMO crops, third world countries in […]

Round One: SCOTP stops Poe’s DQ in 2016 presidential polls

The Supreme Court of the Philippines (SCOTP) stopped the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Monday from enforcing its decision that disqualified Senator Grace Poe-Llamanzares from running in the 2016 presidential polls. NEWS: TRO from Supreme Court has been granted! @SenGracePOE remains a candidate for PRESIDENT #LabanPOE2016 RT pic.twitter.com/7UMYudHRsL — #POE2016 […]

It’s official, Poe seeks SCOTP reversal of Comelec DQ verdict

It’s official, Poe seeks SCOTP reversal of Comelec DQ verdict. Yes the camp of Senator Grace Poe on Monday asked the Supreme Court of the Philippines (SCOTP) to stop the decision of the Commission on Elections that disqualified her to run in the 2016 presidential polls. Counsel George Garcia, filed […]

Confident Poe will seek relief, sees swift action from SCOTP

Confident Poe will seek relief, sees swift action from SCOTP Senator Grace Poe on Saturday expressed confidence the Supreme Court of the Philippines (SCOTP) would decide in favor of genuine democratic elections that allow foundlings like her to run once it sees the evidence to be presented by her camp. […]

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Confident Poe will seek relief, sees swift action from SCOTP

Confident Poe will seek relief, sees swift action from SCOTP Senator Grace Poe on Saturday expressed confidence the Supreme Court of the Philippines (SCOTP) would decide in favor of genuine democratic elections that allow foundlings like her to run once it sees the evidence to be presented by her camp. […]

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Supreme Court favors the declaration of Martial Law in Mindanao

The Supreme Court of the Philippines (SCOTP) on Tuesday ruled in favor of Proclamation 216 placing Mindanao under martial rule. Spokesman Theodore Te announced the directive was issued following Tuesday’s regular en banc session of the magistrates. Voting 11-3-1, the high court dismissed the three consolidated petitions challenging the constitutionality […]

Poe is a natural-born Filipino citizen – SCOTP

This should completely erase the doubt. Senator Grace Poe-Llamanzares is a natural-born Filipino and also complied with the residency requirement to run for president in the May 9, 2016 elections. This was declared by the Supreme Court of the Philippines (SCOTP) in a 47-page decision released on Friday on the […]

SCOTP sets free former President Gloria Arroyo

MANILA — Ex-President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo had been praying and waiting for this to happen. On Tuesday, the Supreme Court of the Philippines (SCOTP) ordered the immediate release from detention of Pampanga 2nd district congresswoman and former President of the Philippines (POTP) Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. Arroyo who has a debilitating bone […]

This is GMA’s reaction on her newfound freedom courtesy of the SCOTP

Free at last! That could be one of the first liners former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo may have said after the Supreme Court of the Philippines (SCOTP) dismissed the case that stemmed from the alleged misuse of the P366-million confidential intelligence fund of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) during […]

Due to SCOTP order, Comelec eyes postponement of May 2016 elections

Due to the recent order of the Supreme Court of the Philippines (SCOTP) to produce voter receipts on Election Day, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) is looking at the possibility of postponing the May 9 national and local polls. Comelec Chairman Juan Andres Bautista noted that moving the elections was […]

High Court extends suspension order of plunder trial against former POTP Arroyo

The Sandigan Bayan First Division has been stopped, again, from proceeding with its trial on the plunder case against former President of the Philippines (POTP) Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, now on her second term as the 2nd district congressional representative of Pampanga. The Supreme Court of the Philippines (SCOTP) has extended […]

Irked Duterte reminds Sereno: Don’t create crisis

A feisty but visibly irked President of the Philippines (POTP) Rodrigo Duterte has remained defiant amid the pronouncement made by Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on the inclusion of some judges in the list of persons allegedly involved in the illegal drug trade in the country, during his speech in […]

Live Stream: Poe-Llamanzares Vs. Comelec 2nd Oral Arguments at SCOTP

This is the second live stream coverage of the Poe-Llamanzares Vs. Comelec 2nd Oral Arguments G.R. No. 221697 from the Supreme Court of the Philippines (SCOTP). Follow the update on the disqualification case for the presidential run of Senator Grace Poe. Starts at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2015, […]

SCOTP CJ Sereno says Duterte’s announcement of narco judges premature

Supreme Court of the Philippines (SCOTP)) Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on Monday said President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s announcement of an informal investigation on the alleged involvement of seven judges in the illegal drugs trade “was premature”. ”The SC would consider it important to know the source and basis of […]

Live Stream: Oral arguments on DQ case of Sen. Poe at SCOTP

Follow the update on the disqualification case for the presidential run of Senator Grace Poe. Here, sharing the live stream coverage as the Supreme Court of the Philippines (SCOTP) on Tuesday begin the oral arguments on the disqualification case against Sen. Grace Poe. The Poe-Llamanzares Vs. Comelec Oral Arguments G.R. […]

Marcos seeks recount of votes in 20 areas

MANILA, June 29 — A day before the formal oath taking into office of Vice-President-elect Leni Robredo, Senator Ferdinand “Bong Bong” Marcos, Jr. on Wednesday personally filed before the Supreme Court (SC), as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), his election protest against the outgoing 3rd District congresswoman of Camarines Sur. […]

SCOTP asks PNP, PDEA to submit complaint on 4 judges allegedly linked to drugs

MANILA, Aug. 17 – The Supreme Court of the Philippines (SCOTP) on Tuesday directed Philippine National Police Director (PNP) General Ronald Dela Rosa (pictured above) and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Director General Isidro Lapena to submit complaint-affidavits against four active judges who were allegedly linked to illegal drug trade […]

Poll watchdogs PPCRV, NAMFREL, welcomes SCOTP ruling on voter receipts

Accredited poll watchdog group Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) is convinced that the latter is in a difficult situation as far as the preparations for the forthcoming elections, particularly the order of the Supreme Court of the Philippines (SCOTP) to issue a […]

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SC junking petition vs. resolution on SOCE deadline extension happy news for Comelec

MANILA — The Commission on Elections welcomed the ruling of the Supreme Court of the Philippines (SCOTP) denying the petition seeking to nullify the poll body’s resolution extending the deadline for the filing of the Statement of Contributions and Expenditures (SOCE). Commissioner Rowena Guanzon noted that the ruling is good […]

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It’s official, Poe seeks SCOTP reversal of Comelec DQ verdict

It’s official, Poe seeks SCOTP reversal of Comelec DQ verdict. Yes the camp of Senator Grace Poe on Monday asked the Supreme Court of the Philippines (SCOTP) to stop the decision of the Commission on Elections that disqualified her to run in the 2016 presidential polls. Counsel George Garcia, filed […]

Due to SCOTP order, Comelec eyes postponement of May 2016 elections

Due to the recent order of the Supreme Court of the Philippines (SCOTP) to produce voter receipts on Election Day, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) is looking at the possibility of postponing the May 9 national and local polls. Comelec Chairman Juan Andres Bautista noted that moving the elections was […]

Marcos seeks recount of votes in 20 areas

MANILA, June 29 — A day before the formal oath taking into office of Vice-President-elect Leni Robredo, Senator Ferdinand “Bong Bong” Marcos, Jr. on Wednesday personally filed before the Supreme Court (SC), as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), his election protest against the outgoing 3rd District congresswoman of Camarines Sur. […]

Round One: SCOTP stops Poe’s DQ in 2016 presidential polls

The Supreme Court of the Philippines (SCOTP) stopped the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Monday from enforcing its decision that disqualified Senator Grace Poe-Llamanzares from running in the 2016 presidential polls. NEWS: TRO from Supreme Court has been granted! @SenGracePOE remains a candidate for PRESIDENT #LabanPOE2016 RT pic.twitter.com/7UMYudHRsL — #POE2016 […]

Poll watchdogs PPCRV, NAMFREL, welcomes SCOTP ruling on voter receipts

Accredited poll watchdog group Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) is convinced that the latter is in a difficult situation as far as the preparations for the forthcoming elections, particularly the order of the Supreme Court of the Philippines (SCOTP) to issue a […]

SCOTP sets free former President Gloria Arroyo

MANILA — Ex-President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo had been praying and waiting for this to happen. On Tuesday, the Supreme Court of the Philippines (SCOTP) ordered the immediate release from detention of Pampanga 2nd district congresswoman and former President of the Philippines (POTP) Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. Arroyo who has a debilitating bone […]

What next for proponents after SCOTP halts test of GMO BT talong?

Cultivation and propagation of crops and vegetables using the gene modification technology has found in the Philippines  a vast willing laboratory. While countries in Europe, including Germany and Russia has either stopped or put on hold the entry and use of the technology and GMO crops, third world countries in […]

Clueless POTP: Aquino wants high court to clear rules on citizenship

This is, again, more of being a clueless President of the Philippines (POTP). President Benigno S. Aquino III on Wednesday said the Supreme Court of the Philippines, which has allowed Senator Grace Poe to run in the presidential elections in May, should clarify the rules on citizenship. “Sana iyong ating […]