Sereno is 24th Chief Justice

August 24, 2012

President Benigno Aquino III has appointed Associate Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno as the 24th Chief Justice of the Philippines, becoming the first woman and second youngest Chief Justice to hold the highest judicial position in the country. Chief Justice Sereno replaces impeached Chief Justice Renato C. Corona who was found guilty in his impeachment trial […]

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Shortlist for Chief Justice revealed by JBC

August 14, 2012

The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) has come out with its shortlist for the vacant position of Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, which will be submitted to President Benigno Aquino III. Among the candidates contained in the shortlist are Acting Supreme Court Chief Justice Antonio Carpio, Associate Justices Roberto Abad, Ma. Lourdes Sereno, Teresita […]

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Judgment Day: Chief Justice Renato C. Corona

May 28, 2012

By: Atty. Ryan L. Tanjutco The seemingly never ending saga that is the impeachment trial of Chief Justice Renato Corona is about to come to a historic close. For the first time, an impeachment court was able to complete its proceedings and is ready to render judgment. Despite their fumbles and miscues, the prosecution has […]

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Standard of Evidence in Corona Impeachment Trial

January 27, 2012

The issue of what standard of evidence will be used in determining the fate of Chief Justice Renato Corona has cropped up in the impeachment trial at the Senate. The prosecution is of the opinion that the standard should be “substantial evidence”, while the defense claims that it should be “proof beyond reasonable doubt”. It […]

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