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  Supreme Court of the Philippines -- G.R. No. 151445, April 11, 2002 -- Dissenting opinion of Justice Kapunan
The NDP was previously approved and adopted by the Mutual Defense Board, jointly chaired by the Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Commander in the Pacific of the United States Armed Forces.
Two veteran Philippine journalists have described the province as Mindanao's "war laboratory," where lawlessness, government neglect, religious strife, poverty, and power struggle are rampant.
The issue of terrorism in the Philippines should be dealt with not from the perspective of Manila-Washington ties but from a serious study of how terrorism figures in the minds of leaders and armed men belonging to the large but deeply factionalized guerrilla movements in the country.
i-p-o.org /supreme-court-philippines-judgment.htm   (5559 words)

  Nissan: Philippines Supreme Court backs reinstatement of 140 workers
The Supreme Court has affirmed a Court of Appeals decision recalling 140 dismissed workers of Nissan Motors Philippines, Inc., and the awarding of economic benefits to the company’s rank and file.
The case was brought to the appellate court, where the Labor secretary’s decision was reversed, allowing dismissed workers to return to their jobs.
The high court said the holding of a strike was insufficient ground for dismissal, as there was no evidence that illegal acts were committed during the strike.
www.labournet.net /world/0607/nissan1.html   (510 words)

  CNN.com - Supreme Court bind over Arroyo powers - May 3, 2001
MANILA, Philippines -- The Supreme Court of the Philippines is in a bind over the "state of rebellion" declared by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to justify the arrest of opposition leaders suspected of plotting to unseat her.
Philippine lawyers agree that Arroyo committed a legal blunder -- declaring a state of rebellion is not among three extraordinary powers granted by the Constitution to justify arrests without warrants.
If the Supreme Court rules that the Arroyo government made wrongful arrests, it would pave the way for victims to file cases against President Arroyo when her term is over.
edition.cnn.com /2001/WORLD/asiapcf/southeast/05/03/philippines.supremecourt.rebellion/index.html   (830 words)

  Supreme Court of the Philippines - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The present Supreme Court was preceded by the Royal Audiencia, a collegial body established on May 5, 1583 and composed, of a president, four oidores (justices), and a fiscal, among others.
However, the pre-eminence of the Supreme Court as the sole interpreter of the law was unknown during the Spanish regime.
The Supreme Court of the Philippines was officially established on June 11, 1901 through the passage of Act No. 136, otherwise known as the Judiciary Law of the Second Philippine Commission.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Supreme_Court_of_the_Philippines   (774 words)

 Philippines: Something hanging over me - child offenders under sentence of death - Amnesty International   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The Philippines has made a clear public commitment to uphold the rights of children by being one of the first countries in the region to ratify the Convention on the Rights of the Child.(4) Ratification paved the way for domestic provisions protecting the rights of accused and detained children.
Since the Supreme Court’s decision, their cases were referred to the regional trial court in order for evidence of minority to be presented.
The trial court, however, accepted the only piece of evidence indicating he had attained the age of majority (his elementary school records) and, in combination with its own observations of his appearance, determined that Alfredo Baroy had not been a minor when the crime was committed.
www.web.amnesty.org /library/index/engasa350142003   (6856 words)

 The Asia Foundation
Prior to his appointment as Chief Justice, he served in the Supreme Court as Chairman of both the Bar Examinations and Computerizations committees, Member of the Senate Electoral Tribunal and Chairman of the House of Representatives Electoral Tribunal.
Before his career with the Supreme Court, he headed the Commission on Elections and was a commissioner for the Constitutional Commission, which drafted the 1987 Constitution.
The Asia Foundation works closely with the Supreme Court, the Philippine Judicial Academy, other court agencies, and leading public interest law groups to train the judiciary and give disadvantaged groups the means for legal redress.
www.asiafoundation.org /Locations/philippines_davide.html   (629 words)

 Supreme Court of the Philippines
All justices and judges of the Judiciary are enjoined to create or submit existing e-mail addresses for registration with the Office of the Court Administrator.
It seems, however, that the question has a long life and it kept on hounding me whenever I meet people.
Newly-appointed Chief Justice Reynato S. Puno vowed to uphold the rule of law in all his undertakings as the 22nd Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines.
www.supremecourt.gov.ph   (250 words)

 Operation Supreme Court Freedom - CBN.com
With the likelihood of multiple vacancies on the court, you and I are witnessing the direct result of prayer and intercession.
Pray that the justices of the Supreme Court would rule according to the Constitution as written and not man's opinions.
Pray for the physical protection of Supreme Court justices, the current nominee, the Senate Judiciary Committee members, and all those involved in the confirmation hearings.
www.cbn.com /special/supremecourt/prayerpledge.aspx   (902 words)

 TopicModel - Launch of the Supreme Court of the Philippines' Mobile Court
This launch is an important event for the Philippine justice system: a huge step has been taken to broaden access to justice, with more to follow.
We are delighted to observe the strong interest and commitment shown by Justices of the Supreme Court in the implementation of the Action Program for Judicial Reform, despite their extremely busy judicial duties.
We look forward to helping the Supreme Court make the Mobile Court concept truly functional, where access to justice is strengthened for the poor and underprivileged, and where citizens have the opportunity to solve, in a simple and affordable way, less complex disputes closer to home.
web.worldbank.org /WBSITE/EXTERNAL/EXTMODELSITE/EXTTOPICMODEL/0,,contentMDK:20297244~menuPK:64021262~pagePK:64020865~piPK:149114~theSitePK:239063,00.html   (737 words)

 GlobaLex - Philippine Legal Research
Jose Yulo was the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court promulgated on June 21, 1988 the Code of Professional Responsibility for the legal profession.  The draft was prepared by the Committee on Responsibility, Discipline and Disbarment of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines.
Administrative Code of 1917 provided for a Supreme Court with a Chief Justice and eight associate Justices.  With the ratification of the 1935 Constitution, the membership was increased to 11 with two divisions of five members each.  The 1973 Constitution further increased its membership to 15 with two (2) divisions.
www.nyulawglobal.org /globalex/philippines1.htm   (6462 words)

 Press Releases: Philippines, Philippines: Supreme Court, AFP tie up to build, repair justice courts for IDPs in Mindanao   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Signed at the Justices' Lounge of the Supreme Court, the MOA is an initiative under the Government of the Philippines and the European Commission through the United Nations Development Programme on Rehabilitating Internally Displaced Persons and Communities in Southern Philippines (IDP Programme).
As one of the implementing partner agencies, the Supreme Court handles the implementation of the IDP Programme's Culture of Peace and Access to Justice component, which seeks to strengthen the capacities and linkages between and among traditional, informal and formal justice systems, as well as provide an adequate venue in the administration of justice.
Supreme Court Deputy Court Administrator Christopher O.Lock and Maj. General Eduardo J. Lena of AFP led the MOA signing ceremonies held at the Justices' Lounge of the Supreme Court.
reliefweb.int /rw/RWB.NSF/db900SID/RMOI-6DE98L?OpenDocument&rc=3&cc=phl   (545 words)

 Philippines: Child offenders sentenced to death - Amnesty International
Although the Philippines Supreme Court announced its intention to amend the Rules of Court to make it the duty of the prosecution, rather than only the defence, to establish the age of accused persons, no automatic and immediate process of removing death sentences on child offenders have yet been established.
In July 2002 the Supreme Court of the Philippines ordered that they be transferred off death row.
Their cases were referred back to the lower courts to allow for evidence of minority to be presented.
web.amnesty.org /pages/phl-201103-action-eng   (405 words)

 Newsvine - supreme-court   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The Supreme Court on Thursday overturned the acquittal of three suspects in the killing of U.S. journalist Paul Klebnikov, a court spokesman said.
The Supreme Court on Monday turned down California's request to reinstate the death sentence for a man who took revenge on his therapist by murdering her husband.
The Supreme Court grappled Tuesday with whether to allow a $79.5 million verdict against a cigarette company, a case that business groups are pointing to in asking the justices to clamp down on large damage awards.
www.newsvine.com /supreme-court   (1674 words)

 Speech - May 3, 2000
The Supreme court convened in a special term on July 29, 1942, to hear arguments in their case.
The Supreme Court reluctantly upheld this program during the war, but the judgment of history has been that a serious injustice was done these people, because there was no effort to separate the loyal from the disloyal.
The courts, for their part, have largely reserved the decisions favoring civil liberties in wartime to be handed down after the war was over.
www.supremecourtus.gov /publicinfo/speeches/sp_05-03-00.html   (3758 words)

 BBC NEWS | World | Asia-Pacific | Philippines' Poe cleared to run
The court ruled by eight votes to five, with one abstention, in favour of Mr Poe contesting the 10 May race.
The Supreme Court's 53-page ruling said that it judged that the national elections commission had made the correct decision in earlier rejecting the challenge to Mr Poe's right to run for president.
It said Mr Poe was "a natural born Filipino citizen under the terms of the 1935 Constitution since his father was a Filipino, as borne by the evidence in the court's possession".
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/asia-pacific/3528243.stm   (462 words)

 Supreme Court of the Philippines
Barely three months in office, the Chief Justice called on the 17 Chairpersons of the divisions of the Court of Appeals (CA) to personally convey his utmost concern on allegations of corruption in the appellate court’s ranks.
The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court is often referred to as primus inter pares, or first among equals.
While twenty-one of the Court’s past Chief Magistrates have all left their mark on the High Court, as well as the country, no one can deny the incomparable legacy left by our first Chief Justice, Cayetano Arellano.
www.supremecourt.gov.ph /publications/benchmark/index.php   (306 words)

 Philippines Supreme Court rejects ID system   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The Court will not be true to its role as the ultimate guardian of the people's liberty if it would not immediately smother the sparks that endanger their rights but would rather wait for the fire that could consume them.
In Whalen, the United States Supreme Court was presented with the question of whether the State of New York could keep a centralized computer record of the names and addresses of all persons who obtained certain drugs pursuant to a doctor's prescription.
The U.S. Supreme Court held that while an individual's interest in avoiding disclosure of personal matters is an aspect of the right to privacy, the statute did not pose a grievous threat to establish a constitutional violation.
www.privacyinternational.org /article.shtml?cmd[347]=x-347-224701   (6711 words)

The building housing the Supreme Court of the Philippines had been burned during the Intramuros fighting and, consequently, we were handicapped by a lack of library, not to mention the fact that we were sallying forth on litigation in a strange jurisdiction.
That was the underlying theory of the action of the Supreme Court of the Philippines and for that matter, was the position which the defense took and maintained throughout the trial before the Military Commission itself.
The matter was taken under advisement, and on February 4th, the Supreme Court announced its momentous denial of the writs sought and this meant death for Yamashita.
www.supremecourthistory.org /myweb/81journal/guy81.htm   (9600 words)

 www.mineweb.net | sections | whats new Marinduque still faces Marcopper threats   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The study was commissioned by government of Marinduque, the Philippines Department of Environment and Natural Resources, and the Mines and Geosciences Bureau.
Meanwhile, the Supreme Court of the Philippines Tuesday refused to reconsider its landmark decision, which affirms with finality that the Philippine mining industry is open to foreign investment.
The high court denied a motion by tribal groups and NGOs challenging a decision upholding a 1995 law allowing majority foreign ownership of mining enterprises.
www.mineweb.net /sections/whats_new/409848.htm   (477 words)

 Indiana Courts Webcasts > International Judges Participate in Round Table Discussion in Indianapolis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
She was then appointed to the bench of the trial Court of Grenoble and in 1987 was appointed a judge of the Court of appeal of Montpellier.
In 1991, she was appointed to the Court of appeal of Paris before being elevated to the Supreme Court on January 3, 2003.
In 1997, she was appointed High Court judge at the High Court, Eastern Division, and in 1990 was appointed Supreme Court judge.
www.in.gov /judiciary/webcast/special/nawj-webcast.html   (1060 words)

 Catholic World News : Philippines Court Rejects Execution Appeal
MANILA (CWNews.com) - The Philippines' Supreme Court on Tuesday removed the final avenue of appeal for a convicted child rapist who faces the death penalty as the first prisoner to be executed in the country since 1976.
The court rejected a final appeal by Echegaray's lawyer that the Congress may again reconsider capital punishment, which could warrant a stay of the execution.
The court said on Tuesday that "no substantial arguments were presented to warrant the reversal" of a decision on January 19 to go ahead with the execution.
www.cwnews.com /news/viewstory.cfm?recnum=9459   (287 words)

 SY JOC LIENG v. SY QUIA, 228 U.S. 335 (1913) -- US Supreme Court Cases from Justia & Oyez
This appeal brings under review a decree of the supreme court of the Philippines in a suit involving conflicting claims to the estate of a Chinese merchant domiciled in those islands, and there known as Vicente Romero Sy Quia, who died intestate at Manila in 1894.
The appellants, who were plaintiffs in the court of first instance, claim as descendants of a marriage between the intestate and Yap Puan Niu, a Chinese woman, said to have been contracted in 1847 at Am Thau, in the province of Amoy, China.
Page 228 U.S. of the validity and good faith of the Philippine marriage, and sound reason required that it be not impugned and discredited through the alleged prior marriage save upon proof so clear, strong, and unequivocal as to produce a moral conviction of the existence of that impediment.
supreme.justia.com /us/228/335/case.html   (1100 words)

 Supreme Court lines up new IT projects - Apr. 01, 2004
THE SUPREME Court of the Philippines is preparing to pilot test several new information technology (IT) projects to speed up court litigation and provide additional public services.
Lawyer Ivan Uy, head of the high court's MIS office, said the department would be pilot testing five new projects, which include voice recognition systems to help court stenographers, an online filing and payment facility, publicly available electronic kiosks, and video-conferencing in court hearings.
Let's say a court hearing is going to be cancelled the system would send an e-mail or an SMS to the lawyers.
www.inq7.net /inf/2004/apr/01/inf_1-1.htm   (824 words)

 Pravda.RU The Supreme Court of the Philippines is not happy about the American presence
The Supreme Court of the Philippines addressed to the government of the country to reason the necessity of the American soldiers’ presence; there was even the term given for that — ten days.
If the claim of the Philippines judges is allowed and the Americans have to leave, then the citizens of any country, on the territory of which there are American military men, can apply to court, demanding the government should reason that American presence.
By the way, the President of the Philippines, Gloria Macapagal Arroyo is going to offer the position of her aide on law and order to the former mayor of New York, Rudolph Giuliani.
newsfromrussia.com /world/2002/02/05/26240.html   (2148 words)

 Anti-Corruption Resources Philippines
In the Philippines, UNDP is collaborating with the Centre for Investigative Journalism to strengthen the effectiveness of journalism as a tool for deterring and exposing corruption.
As of August 15, 2000, the Philippines portfolio consists of 25 projects, amounting to $1.8 billion (net of cancellations), of which $1.25 billion is undisbursed.
MARCELO, Simeon, Ombudsman of the Republic of the Philippines; presentation held at the 4th regional Anti-Corruption Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 3-5 December 2003.
www1.oecd.org /daf/ASIAcom/countries/philippines.htm   (3899 words)

 GlobaLex - Philippine Legal Research
July 4, 1946 is the inauguration of Philippine independence.  A Philippine Republic was born.  A republic means a government by the people and sovereignty resides in the entire people as a body politic.
It was re-established as the present Supreme Court on June 11, 1901 with Cayetano Arellano as the first Chief Justice and associate justices, the majority of whom were American.  Filipinization of the Supreme Court started only during the Commonwealth, 1935.
Shari’a courts and personnel are subject to the administrative supervision of the Supreme Court.  Appointment of judges, qualifications, tenure, and compensation are subject to the provisions of the Muslim Code (Presidential Decree 1083.
www.nyulawglobal.org /globalex/Philippines.htm   (6743 words)

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