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 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, […]