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 […]


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 […]


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 […]