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Chief justice talks of reform hopes amid...

20 February, 2018 at 11:56

A modernized, more efficient judiciary should result from reforms that Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes P.A. Sereno hopes will come to fruition in her time at the helm of the country’s highest court…

[OPINION] Rule of, or by, law

6 February, 2018 at 14:00

We hear often about there being “too many laws” in the Philippines, and that they’re made to be broken, with a tendency to blame the “lawlessness” on our lack of discipline.

[OPINION] Speedy Cha-cha at the crossroad

2 February, 2018 at 15:00

The top congressional leaders, Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III, Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III, House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez and House Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas agreed a few days ago…

Duterte’s Philippine drug war has a new...

2 January, 2018 at 10:41

Imagine this: You are a lawyer who has just been named presidential spokesman. It is your fourth day on the job. The boss admits to murder.

Business, foreign chambers umbrella group cautions Congress...

28 September, 2017 at 12:07

One of the biggest umbrella groups advocating much-needed reforms in the Philippine justice system, particularly those that impact the business sector, has urged Congress to exercise its impeachment powers under the Constitution…

House panel OKs impeachment complaint vs Sereno,...

15 September, 2017 at 16:26

The justice committee of the House of Representatives gave the green light to the impeachment complaint filed against Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno …

[EDITORIAL] Beyond impeachment

4 September, 2017 at 12:00

With 25 congressmen endorsing the complaint, Maria Lourdes Sereno appears to be in danger of becoming the second chief justice to be impeached.

[OPINION] The absence of procedure

29 August, 2017 at 14:00

In the latest development in the escalating series of events since the murder of Kian delos Santos, the Senate committee on public order and dangerous drugs held a hearing on Thursday afternoon…

Spooking tourists

30 March, 2017 at 11:59

As the “mummies” started piling up last year in the administration’s vicious war on drugs, several foreign diplomats told me that investors and travel industry players had expressed concern about the situation in the Philippines.

Too many TROs? SC chief debunks Duterte...

30 January, 2017 at 13:56

Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno has debunked President Rodrigo Duterte’s oft-repeated, sweeping claim that the courts have abused the issuance of temporary restraining orders (TRO) that have been the bane of government infrastructure projects.


22 November, 2016 at 10:42

As much as 10% of the Philippine economy will disappear if Pres. Rodrigo R. Duterte were to have his way of driving American investor since the business process outsourcing (BPO) industry contributes that much to the country’s annual gross domestic product (GDP).

SC OKs Marcos burial at Libingan

8 November, 2016 at 16:30

The Supreme Court has allowed the burial of former dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (LNMB).

Body Count Rises as Philippine President Wages...

4 August, 2016 at 14:00

Since Rodrigo Duterte became president of the Philippines just over a month ago, promising to get tough on crime by having the police and the military kill drug suspects, 420 people have been killed in the campaign, according to tallies of police reports by the local news media.

Outcry as Hundreds Killed in Philippines Drug...

4 August, 2016 at 12:00

Human-rights activists are appealing to the U.N. to denounce the killing of hundreds of suspected drug dealers and users in the Philippines, at the hands of police and vigilantes.

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