SC allows Ombudsman impeachment to proceed

February 25, 2011

In a vote of 7-5-2, the Supreme Court has allowed the impeachment proceedings against Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez to proceed in the House of Representatives. The decision stemmed from the petition filed by Gutierrez last September to stop the House Committee on Justice from proceeding with her impeachment. Gutierrez claimed that there was a violation of […]


Supreme Court: GMA can appoint next Chief Justice

March 18, 2010

In a 9-1-3 decision, the Supreme Court declared yesterday that President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo can appoint the next Chief Justice upon retirement of Chief Justice Reynato Puno on May 17, 2010. The Decision stemmed from the question on whether an incumbent President can appoint Chief Justice Puno’s successor, considering that Section 15, Article VII (Executive […]


Supreme Court reverses Quinto vs. COMELEC: Appointed Officials Running in May Elections Now Deemed Resigned

February 22, 2010

In a 10-5 vote, the Supreme Court reversed its Decision rendered in the case of Quinto vs. Comelec last December 2009 and declared that appointed officials, including members of the judiciary and the Comelec itself, who have filed their certificate of candidacy for the May 10 elections are already deemed resigned. In the Resolution dated […]


Supreme Court: Appointive Officials Need Not Resign (Quinto vs. Comelec)

December 3, 2009

In a vote of 8-6, the Supreme Court, through Associate Justice Antonio Eduardo Nachura, Jr., ruled that appointed officials who have filed their certificates of candidacy (COC) for the 2010 elections need not resign and may opt to remain in their respective posts. The ruling stemmed from a petition filed by Romulo B. Macalintal in […]