Category: Political Law

EXPLAINED: J. Leonen’s dissent in Republic v. Sereno

Yesterday, Your Lawyer Says has given you a digest of the landmark case of Republic v. Sereno. In a 153-page decision penned by Justice Tijam, it was lengthily explained why quo warranto is a remedy allowed by law to oust an impeachable officer for disqualifications arising before her appointment. Today, we tackle the equally enlightening

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DIGEST: Republic v. Sereno (G.R. No. 237428, May 11, 2018)

REPUBLIC of the PHILIPPINES, represented by SOLICITOR GENERAL JOSE C. CALIDA v. MARIA LOURDES P.A. SERENO, G.R. No. 237428, May 11, 2018 [J. Tijam, En Banc] DOCTRINE OF THE CASE: Quo warranto as a remedy to oust an ineligible public official may be availed of when the subject act or omission was committed prior to

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Martial Law: What It Is and What It Is Not

One of the powers of the President as the Commander-in-Chief is the declaration of Martial Law. This is provided under the 1987 Constitution, precisely at Article VII, Section 18. The President may proclaim over the entire Philippines or any part thereof. The declaration of Martial Law over an area places that particular area under the control

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