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FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2014, file photo, Philippine Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno answers a reporter's questions in Manila, Philippines. A spokesman for the chief justice on the Philippine Supreme Court said she expects to be impeached by the House of Representatives in March, 2018 and will go on indefinite leave to prepare for the trial. Maria Lourdes Sereno will start her leave Thursday, March 1, 2018 but is confident of being cleared of any wrongdoing during the impeachment trial. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)

Palace says: Sereno future up to herself

By Genalyn Kabiling It is up to Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno to decide if she would retire or resign amid the impeachment proceedings initiated…

MB FILE - Supreme Court (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia | Manila Bulletin)

SC dismisses trial court judge

By Rey Panaligan A municipal circuit trial court (MCTC) judge who was cleared of alleged involvement in illegal drugs trade in 2016 was dismissed recently…

Brazil's President Michel Temer (AFP PHOTO / POOL / FRED DUFOUR / MANILA BULLETIN)Brazil's President Michel Temer (AFP PHOTO / POOL / FRED DUFOUR / MANILA BULLETIN)

Brazil’s Temer lashes out at corruption allegations

By Agence France-Presse Brazil's President Michel Temer lashed out Tuesday against what he described as an out of control judiciary's use of unsubstantiated corruption allegations…

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno (Credits: Ali Vicoy | Manila Bulletin)

Sereno bares speedier justice system

By Kier Edison Belleza Cebu City – “Change is happening in the judiciary. There is now greater access to justice.” Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno…

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte (REY BANIQUET/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN)

Duterte gives higher budget allocation to judiciary

By Genalyn Kabiling Despite his recent complaints against some courts for supposedly delaying government projects, President Duterte has raised the budget of the judiciary to P34.8…