By Nikko Dizon
Legal strategy or disloyalty to country? Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza’s handling of the Philippines’ case against China before the United Nations arbitral tribunal was scrutinized by some members of the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) when they vetted the nominees to the seat of a Supreme Court associate justice to be vacated by retiring Justice Roberto Abad.
By Tarra Quismundo
The Supreme Court has upheld its 2010 ruling junking the petition of Filipino comfort women to compel the Philippine government to take up their cause of seeking a formal apology from the Japanese government for the abuse they endured during World War 2.
By Julie M. Aurelio
The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Friday said it is awaiting the decision of the Supreme Court on the legality of the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (Edca) between the Philippines and the United States even as civil society groups have filed another impeachment complaint against President Aquino over the military agreement.
By Nikko Dizon
The Philippine Navy’s plans for developing Naval Forces West (Navforwest) and Oyster Bay in Palawan, the bases which are the country’s first line of defense in the West Philippine Sea, have suffered a hitch.
In the face of China’s recent aggressive actions against the country, a group of party-list lawmakers has asked the Supreme Court to immediately resolve a six-year-old petition seeking to declare as unconstitutional a 2008 agreement that allowed China and Vietnam to jointly explore with the Philippines oil resources in the country’s undisputed and claimed territories in the West Philippine Sea.