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On the Wikipedia, It says that Supreme Court of the Philippines is the highest court in the Philippines. The court consists of fourteen Associate Justices and one Chief Justice. Pursuant to the Constitution, the Supreme Court has "administrative supervision over all courts and the personnel thereof".

There's many flip-flopping cases in the Supreme Court that we are aware of but it seems that we can do nothing about it.

There are cases in the Supreme Court has been reversed or retracted. If this is going to be consistent what else could we expect in the future cases?

Gloria Macapagal Arroyo 's plunder case  

As we all know, former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s plunder case from the alleged diversion of over P300M funds of Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO). The pending petition of former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo contesting a plunder case against her has been transferred for the second time – now landing on the desk of appointed Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen.

Chief Justice Renato Corona's tax evasion case 

The three-man panel which conducted a preliminary investigation has promised to come up with a resolution on the tax evasion case slapped against former Chief Justice Renato Corona by January 2013. The panel headed by Senior Assistant State Prosecutor Roseanne Balauag finished the probe after Corona submitted a rejoinder or final reply to the P120.5-million complaint filed by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) in connection with his non-payment of exact taxes in the purchase of some properties when he was with the Supreme Court.

Graft case against Efren Alvarez, mayor of the Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija

The graft case against Efren Alvarez, mayor of the Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija filed in the Sandiganbayan on Aug. 6, 2006, the case took over six years to resolve, with the appeal process reaching the Supreme Court. Documents of suspicious origin suggest that both the Sandiganbayan and the Supreme Court want to revisit it, risking the outbreak of violence in Nueva Ecija and hinting at massive corruption in the justice system.On June 29, 2011, the First Division of the Supreme Court (composed of Chief Justice Renato Corona and Associate Justices Martin Villarama, Teresita Leonardo-de Castro, Mariano del Castillo and Lucas Bersamin), by a vote of 5-0, affirmed the Sandiganbayan decision. The Court turned down a second motion for reconsideration filed by the convicted felon and his legal team on July 30, 2012, by a vote of 4-1 (with Bersamin as the lone dissenter), pronounced the verdict as final and executory, recorded the decision in the Book of Entries and Judgments on Aug. 29, 2012, and returned all case files to the Sandiganbayan, which then issued a warrant of arrest against Alvarez.

Hacienda Luisita beneficiaries will receive approximately 6,000 square meters each

 The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) is expected to come up with a final list of qualified Hacienda Luisita farmer-beneficiaries within a month. Based on the SC April 24, 2012, decision, at least 6,296 farmer-beneficiaries will receive approximately 6,000 square meters each. The farmers were also awarded by the SC a share from the sale of a total of 580.5 portion of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP)-covered land, which includes 500 hectares, that was the subject of a controversial land conversion and sold to a local bank, and the 80.5 hectares expropriated to the Bases Conversion and Development Authority for the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway project.The 1,200 are individual petitioners whose names were at the tail end of the provisional list of potential beneficiaries that was released by the DAR along with the preliminary master list last October 30, 2012.

PAL terminated more than 2,600 employees last 2011 

 The Supreme Court defended Chief Justice Renato Corona amid allegations that he has a hand in the recall of the high court’s decision favoring employees of the Philippine Airlines, which was part of the articles of impeachment. The resolution, penned by Associate Justice Arturo Brion, was issued after the case between the Philippine Airlines and its dismissed employees was elevated for a full court deliberation.

P329 Million liability claim Pioneer versus Keppel case 

 P329- million liability claim is being pursued by Pioneer Insurance and Surety Corp. from Keppel Cebu Shipyard Inc, which is a subsidiary of Keppel Group, a Singapore-based multinational company with interests in offshore and marine services, real estate and property development and investment. In the decision on the Pioneer versus Keppel case, the SC blatantly disregarded its rules when it recently decided to reverse its decision dated Sept. 25,2009 awarding Pioneer P329,747,351 in total liability and ordered Keppel to pay the amount for its negligence that resulted in a devastating fire that gutted down a WG&A “Super ferry” vessel which was insured under Pioneer.

*This is a list of cases in the Supreme Court that has been reversed or retracted collected from different publications

Sources:

GMA Network
Sunstar
Inquirer
Business Mirror
Inquirer
Tribune Online
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