The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday (July 29) instructed all courts to temporarily stop issuing orders to have convicted persons taken to prisons of the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor).
Jose Midas Marquez
The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Thursday said it will immediately seek orders from lower courts for the destruction of seized illegal drugs used as pieces of evidence in cases.
The Supreme Court (SC) has ordered all trial courts to only impose lockdowns based on results of reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) tests for the COVID-19 virus.
As the government has eased quarantine restrictions, lower courts have been ordered to continue to submit to the Supreme Court (SC) reports on the release of persons deprived of liberty (PDLs).
Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta has allowed more courts to be part of the pilot-testing of videoconferencing of hearings.
Court Administrator Jose Midas Marquez and 11 others made it to the shortlist of candidates who could fill the seat left by retired Supreme Court (SC) Justice Francis Jardeleza.
Court Administrator Jose Midas Marquez and five magistrates of the Court of Appeals (CA) have made it to the shortlist of candidates who could fill the seat which will be vacated by Supreme Court (CA) Justica Mariano Del Castillo.
The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) will interview this Wednesday (September 26) the candidates seeking to fill the seat left open by Ombudsman Samuel Martires.
All 15 magistrates of the Supreme Court (SC) have been asked to disclose their respective Statement of Assets, LIabilities and Networth (SALN) to the public.