Supreme Court: Coconut Levy Funds Under Eduardo Cojuangco Are Government Owned

In a ruling of the Supreme Court (SC) en banc written by Associate Justice Presbitero J. Velasco Jr. dated Nov. 27, 2012 and with a vote of eight justices and six inhibitions, the SC denied the petition of Cojuangco questioning the ruling of the Sandiganbayan in July 2003 which declared that the subject shares as part of assets were illegally acquired from coconut levy funds.

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Presidential Task Force Delegated To Resolve Issues On Coco Levy Fund After SC’s Final Ruling

The controversial coco levy fund came from taxes imposed on coconut farmers during the Martial Law regime by alleged cronies of the former dictator President Ferdinand Marcos.

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Supreme Court Stops The Showing Of Anti Islam Video Film In TV & Movie Houses

The decision of the Supreme Court (SC), stopping the screening in movie houses and the showing in television of the controversial film ‘Innocence of Muslims’ in the Philippines is a welcome development.

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Supreme Court’s Digitization of Court Documents Is A Step To Boost Its Operational Efficiency

Setting up an e-library and digitization of the Philippine Supreme Court documents are welcome developments for the judiciary to make it more responsive and efficient in meeting the challenge of the changing times now that the technology of the internet is at hand.

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The Choice Of Ma. Lourdes Sereno As First Woman SC Chief Justice Deserves Commendation

The appointment of Maria Lourdes Sereno as Chief Justice of Supreme Court by President P-Noy formally replaces former Chief Justice Renato C. Corona who who was ousted through impeachment in May this year.

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Philippine House Prepares Impeachment Charges Against Chief Justice Corona

Lawmakers at the House of Representatives obtained the required number under the rules on impeachment, which is one-third of the total number of lawmakers needed to send the impeachment complaint to the Senate.

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