Category Archives: SC ruling

Voting 10-5, Supreme Court upholds martial law extension until yearend

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 06 February) —  Voting 10-5, the Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the year-long extension of martial law and suspension of the writ of habeas corpus over Mindanao’s 27 provinces and 33 cities until December 31, 2018. “The Court finds sufficient factual basis for the issuance of Resolution of both Houses number […]

COMMENTARY: On the SC’s ruling on the second extension of martial law

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 06 February) — Today, February 6, by a vote of 10-5, the Supreme Court (SC) upheld the second extension of Martial Law in Mindanao and the suspension of the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus. From 60 days, Martial Law was initially extended to 222 days (ending in December 31, […]

Protests, too, in Davao, de Oro vs SC’s 9-5-1 ruling on Marcos burial

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 09 November) – Dabawenyos and Kagay-anons outraged by the Supreme Court’s 9-5-1 ruling on Tuesday allowing the burial of  the remains of the dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (LNMB)  took to the streets to express their outrage, as did thousands of  similarly outraged Filipinos at the University […]

Prayers for SC ruling

Members of Konsensya Dabaw hold a candle-lighting vigil in Davao City on Monday night, ahead of the anticipated Supreme Court ruling on Nov. 8 on the Marcos burial at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. Konsyensa Dabaw is opposing Marcos’ burial  there, proposing instead to bury him in Batac, Ilocos Norte. Mindanews photo  READ STATEMENT 

COMMENTARY: Supreme Court on the Marcos Role, 1989

NAGA CITY (MindaNews/06 November) — FLASHBACK to 27 years ago.  Marcos vs. Manglapus, G.R. No. 88211, September 15, 1989, 177 SCRA 668.  It is the Philippine Supreme Court (SC) Decision that law students are taught and recite on regarding “residual unstated powers” of the President.  On this basis, the SC En Banc upheld President Corazon […]