Category Archives: Legal Procedure

Offer of Testimony and Objections under the Judicial Affidavit Rule

[This is Part 6 of 11 of the discussion on the Judicial Affidavit Rule, so read the Introduction first; See full text of A.M. No. 12-8-8-SC, approving the Judicial Affidavit Rule] Continue reading

Documentary and Object Evidence under the Judicial Affidavit Rule

[This is Part 7 of 11 of the discussion on the Judicial Affidavit Rule, so read the Introduction first; See full text of A.M. No. 12-8-8-SC, approving the Judicial Affidavit Rule] Continue reading

Cross-examination and Re-Direct Examination under the Judicial Affidavit Rule

[This is Part 8 of 11 of the discussion on the Judicial Affidavit Rule, so read the Introduction first; See full text of A.M. No. 12-8-8-SC, approving the Judicial Affidavit Rule] Continue reading

Resort to subpoena under the Judicial Affidavit Rule

[This is Part 9 of 11 of the discussion on the Judicial Affidavit Rule, so read the Introduction first; See full text of A.M. No. 12-8-8-SC, approving the Judicial Affidavit Rule] Continue reading

Formal offer of evidence and objections under the Judicial Affidavit Rule

[This is Part 10 of 11 of the discussion on the Judicial Affidavit Rule, so read the Introduction first; See full text of A.M. No. 12-8-8-SC, approving the Judicial Affidavit Rule] Continue reading

Effects of Non-Compliance with the Judicial Affidavit Rule

[This is Part 11 of 11 of the discussion on the Judicial Affidavit Rule, so read the Introduction first; See full text of A.M. No. 12-8-8-SC, approving the Judicial Affidavit Rule] Continue reading

The Impeachment: Should Chief Justice Renato Corona Testify in his Defense?

Today, 22 March 2012, the defense presented its last witness (former Manila Mayor Lito Atienza) before the Senate, acting as an impeachment court, takes a break. Even before the trial resumes in May, there’s a discussion on whether Chief Justice Corona should take the witness stand. Continue reading

Live Webcaset or Video Streaming of the Maguindanao Massacre cases

In a first for the Philippines, the Supreme Court today provided a live webcast or video streaming in its website (sc.judiciary.gov.ph) of a pending case. The live coverage is for the “Maguindanao Massacre cases”. The SC earlier issued the guidelines applicable only (pro hac vice) to the live broadcasting by radio and television of the “Maguindanao Massacre cases”. These guidelines are (as provided in A.M. No. 10-11-5-SC, A.M. No. 10-11-6-SC and A.M. No. 10-11-7-SC): Continue reading

MCLE Compliance: Implementation of Bar Matter 1922 extended to 1 January 2009

The Supreme Court earlier issued Bar Matter No. 1922, requiring all lawyers to indicate the number and date of issue of their MCLE Certificate of Compliance, and if they could not do so by 25, August 2008, it will result to the dismissal of the case and the expunction of the pleadings from the records. The SC has extended the compliance date to 1 January 2009. Thank God for small mercies. Here’s the full text of the amendment: Continue reading