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Court junks civil case against STC officials

December 8, 2012

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The Cebu City Regional Trial Court finally dismissed the petition for injunction filed by parents against officials of St Theresa’s College (STC) who had barred five high school seniors from joining their graduation ceremony. It was too late for parents to seek relief through an injunction since the March 20 commencement exercise had already passed, […]

Cebu judge asks Sereno Address gripes

December 7, 2012

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CHIEF Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno should directly address objections raised by her colleagues in the Supreme Court against her Nov. 27 resolution that re-opened the Regional Court Administration Office in Central Visayas (RCAO-7). “The chief justice should answer the allegations. She may be right. She may be wrong,” Regional Trial Court (RTC) Judge Meinrado Paredes […]

Judge hangs robe to run for office

October 31, 2012

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After serving the judiciary for 20 years, Judge Olegario Sarmiento has called it quits. Sarmiento, the presiding judge of the Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 24, opted to avail of an optional retirement which took effect last Sept. 14. “The court is permanent and I as a judge is temporary. It’s high time for me […]

Three Cebu courts get new judges

June 5, 2012

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Cebu lawyers Anna Marie Militante, Jerry Dicdican, and Ma. Lynna Adviento were appointed by President Aquino as judges of the Regional Trial Courts (RTC) in cities of Cebu, Danao and Lapu-Lapu. Dicdican will replace the late Judge Edito Enemecio of RTC Branch 25 in Danao City. Militante, daughter of Judge Francis Militante, will take over […]

Cebu judges to disclose SALN

June 1, 2012

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A DAY after the Supreme Court reversed its 1989 policy against pubic disclosure of SALNs of justices and judges, members of the bench in Cebu said they were willing to disclose their assets. “That is part of transparency. Public office is public trust. Once and for all, the public will know (our SALN),” said Regional […]

Senator-judges urged to be objective on impeachment ruling

May 27, 2012

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SEVERAL CEBU lawyers, judges and religious leaders in Cebu said the public should respect whatever verdict is reached in tomorrow’s impeachment trial as they called on the senator-judges to be objective in their decision regarding Chief Justice Renato Corona. Earl Bonachita, president of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines-Cebu City chapter, said senators should set […]

Judge: Ecleo parricide case was ‘ordinary’ work

April 18, 2012

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ALTHOUGH he took a two-week leave to study the parricide case of cult leader Ruben Ecleo Jr., it was “ordinary” work, said the judge who convicted Ecleo last Friday. Regional Trial Court (RTC) Judge Soliver Peras of Branch 10 said this as he called on law enforcement agencies to arrest the cult leader, who remains […]

New lawyers of STC say order of judge against school is ‘void’

April 10, 2012

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It was the judge himself who voided the temporary restraining order he issued against the school, officials of St. Theresa’s College said yesterday. Lawyers of the private Catholic school said school officials did not “defy” the Temporary Restraining Order of Regional Trial Court (RTC) Judge Wilfredo Navarro when STC continued to bar two graduating students […]

School lawyer faces IBP inquiry

April 4, 2012

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AFTER being censured by a judge, lawyer Romeo Balili has to face his peers in the legal profession. The Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) Cebu City chapter yesterday said they will discuss the request of Regional Trial Court Judge Wilfredo Navarro to impose sanctions on Balili. The request came after Balili’s client St. Theresa’s […]

Judge slams STC lawyer for ‘mockery,’ bows out

April 3, 2012

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An outraged Judge Wilfredo Navarro yesterday bowed out of the St. Theresa’s College case where high school girls were shut out of graduation rites over “lewd” bikini photos posted on Facebook. The judge said the school’s lawyer made a “mockery” of the court by defying his order that would have let two students join their […]