Tag Archives: Supreme Court

Unclaimed Bar Diplomas for 1974 to 1999

The Supreme Court’s Office of the Bar Confidant announced, through a notice dated 12 April 2016, that lawyer’s diplomas for the years 1974-1999 can be claimed at the Office of the Bar Confidant. Those who cannot come personally may send an authorization letter, upon showing of a photocopy of the identification card of the lawyer concerned and that of the representative. Continue reading

SC Upholds Marcos Burial at Libingan ng mga Bayani

The Philippine Supreme Court, dismissing the petitions by a 9-5 vote, effectively removed any legal obstacle to the government’s plan to allow the burial of former President Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. For the full text of the Supreme Court Decision in Ocampo et al. vs. Enriquez, G.R. NOS. 225973, click here. Feel free to discuss below.  Continue reading

Statement of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes P. A. Sereno on the recent Maguindanao Encounter

In the wake of the recent deaths in Mamasapano, Maguindanao involving officers and members of the Philippine National Police – Special Action Force and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, I and my colleagues on the Supreme Court express our deepest sympathy to the families and loved ones of our injured and fallen policemen. We deeply mourn for those killed, and weep with their families as we would weep for our own kin. No words are enough to console the families for their loss, perhaps even the promise of earthly justice will sound hollow at this time. But I ask them now to cling to the hope that there is always the eternal realm. Continue reading