Supreme Court reverses Penera Decision on Premature Campaign

November 26, 2009

In a Resolution promulgated last 25 November 2009, the Supreme Court granted Rosalinda A. Penera’s Motion for Reconsideration and reversed its 11 September 2009 Decision disqualifying Penera as mayor of Sta. Monica in Surigao del Norte. In finding for Penera, the Supreme Court ruled that election offenses can be committed by a candidate “only” upon […]

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Supreme Court upholds mall parking fees

October 7, 2009

In its ruling in the case of The Office of the Solicitor General vs. Ayala Land Inc., et al., the Supreme Court has declared that mall owners are not obliged to provide free parking spaces in their malls to their patrons and the general public. In a 26-page decision penned by Associate Justice Minita Chico-Nazario, […]

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Penera vs. Comelec and Andanar: Premature Campaigning

September 19, 2009

The Supreme Court has strengthened the prohibition on premature campaigning and has disqualified the Mayor of Sta. Monica, Surigao del Norte by reason thereof. In its Decision promulgated last September 11, 2009, the High Court dismissed the petition for Certiorari filed by petitioner Rosalinda A. Penera and upheld the Resolution of the COMELEC’s Second Division and […]

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Supreme Court upholds poll automation contract

September 17, 2009

In an 11-3 vote, the Supreme Court denied the petition for certiorari, prohibition and mandamus with prayer for a restraining order and/or preliminary injunction, filed by Atty. Harry L. Roque, Jr., et al., which sought to nullify the Comelec’s award of the 2010 Elections Automation Project to the joint venture of TIM and Smartmatic and to […]

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