Macalintal says Poe's accusers have no legal status, not real parties in interest

January 3, 2016 by · Comments Off on Macalintal says Poe's accusers have no legal status, not real parties in interest 

By Ferdinand G. Patinio

MANILA, Jan. 2 (PNA) — The petitioners who are asking the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to cancel Senator Grace Poe’s Certificate of Candidacy for President have no legal status on the issue.

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Palace hopeful that ’16 national elections will not be delayed

December 8, 2015 by · Comments Off on Palace hopeful that ’16 national elections will not be delayed 

By Joann Santiago

MANILA, Dec. 7 (PNA) — A Palace official on Monday said the Aquino administration is hopeful that the 2016 national elections will push through as scheduled as this is mandated by law.

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Senate adopts resolution calling for Senate concurrence of any treaty ratified by President

November 11, 2015 by · Comments Off on Senate adopts resolution calling for Senate concurrence of any treaty ratified by President 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, Nov. 10 (PNA) – The Senate on Tuesday adopted a resolution expressing the strong sense of the Senate that any treaty ratified by the President of the Philippines should be concurred in by the Senate.

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SC has exclusive power to dismiss complaints vs. lawyers

October 28, 2015 by · Comments Off on SC has exclusive power to dismiss complaints vs. lawyers 

By Perfecto T. Raymundo

MANILA, Oct. 27 (PNA) — The power to dismiss a complaint against a lawyer rests solely with the Supreme Court (SC) and cannot be delegated to the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP).

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Resumption of the oral arguments on Torre de Manila at the Supreme Court

August 5, 2015 by · Comments Off on Resumption of the oral arguments on Torre de Manila at the Supreme Court 

150804181205The Supreme Court resume its oral arguments on the case of the Torre de Manila against the developer DMCI Homes Inc. on Tuesday afternoon (Aug. 4, 2015). The proceedings allowed the respondents of the case DMCI, the city government of Manila and the Office of the Solicitor General to present their side before the court. (PNA photo by Avito C. Dalan)
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President Aquino leads mass oath-taking of government officials in Malacañang

July 1, 2015 by · Comments Off on President Aquino leads mass oath-taking of government officials in Malacañang 

MANILA, June 30 — President Benigno S. Aquino III on Tuesday inducted into office Health Secretary Janette Garin, nine undersecretaries, and 24 other ranking government officials in a ceremony held at the Rizal Hall of Malacañang Palace.

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Supreme Court of Canada strikes down law against assisted suicide

February 7, 2015 by · Comments Off on Supreme Court of Canada strikes down law against assisted suicide 

OTTAWA, Feb. 7 — Canada's Supreme Court on Friday unanimously struck down a ban on doctor-assisted suicide for mentally competent patients suffering from an incurable disease and ordered the Parliament to give these patients greater control over how they die.

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Villegas sees SC ruling on DAP to lead to prosecution of erring govt officials

February 5, 2015 by · Comments Off on Villegas sees SC ruling on DAP to lead to prosecution of erring govt officials 

MANILA, Feb 4 — Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) President Archbishop Socrates Villegas said that people are hoping that recent ruling of the Supreme Court (SC) will pave the way for the investigation and prosecution of those who were involved in the use of the controversial Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP).

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Drilon on SC ruling on DAP: ‘Let’s move on’

February 5, 2015 by · Comments Off on Drilon on SC ruling on DAP: ‘Let’s move on’ 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, Feb. 4 (PNA) – Senate President Franklin Drilon on Wednesday encouraged the public to move on after the Supreme Court (SC) modified its July 2014 ruling declaring parts of the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) unconstitutional.

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Sri Lankan gov't reinstates controversially impeached chief justice

January 29, 2015 by · Comments Off on Sri Lankan gov't reinstates controversially impeached chief justice 

COLOMBO, Jan. 28 — Sri Lanka's controversially impeached Chief Justice was reinstated on Wednesday as the country 's new government attempts to deliver on election promises assuring independence of the judiciary, an official said here.

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