Rey G. Panaligan

SC declares valid fare increases for LRT, MRT

The Supreme Court (SC) has declared valid the 50 to 87 percent fare increases imposed in 2014 for passengers of Light Rail Transit (LRT) Lines 1 and 2, and Metro Rail Transit (MRT) Line 3.

SC junks 22 graft, malversation charges vs Negros Oriental Gov Degamo 10 days before he was killed March 4

The SC’s resolution, which granted Degamo’s petition and those of his co-accused and issued by the court’s first division, was made public last March 29.

In criminal cases, courts depend on prosecutors in dispensing fair, efficient justice – CJ Gesmundo

In criminal justice system, the courts depend on public prosecutors in dispensing fair and efficient justice, Chief Justice Alexander G. Gesmundo said in Davao City on Wednesday, March 29.

SC affirms dismissal of vote-buying charge in 2019 election vs QC Mayor Belmonte, 3 others

The Supreme Court (SC) has affirmed the Commission on Elections’ (Comelec) ruling that dismissed the vote-buying complaint filed immediately after Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte and Vice Mayor Gian Sotto were elected to their posts during the May 13, 2019 elections.

LTO’s use of funds left in 2016 to augment 2017 budget for driver’s license card project constitutional -- SC

The Supreme Court (SC) has declared constitutional the use by the Land Transportation Office (LTO) of the P341.7 million left in the 2016 budget to augment the P528.7 million appropriated in 2017 for the driver’s license card (DLC) project with five-year validity.