The Supreme Court of the Philippines is the highest court in the Philippines, and has both original and appellate jurisdiction. In its original jurisdiction, the Supreme Court hears constitutional matters and interprets the Constitution. Only decisions of the Supreme Court establish precendential jurisprudence. Its decisions are binding on all other courts. For information about the composition of the court, and of its jurisdiction and powers, see Article VIII of the Constitution. See also information on the History of the Supreme Court on its website.
SUPREME COURT DECISIONS
CD Asia Online (UniMelb staff & student access) includes completely up to date unreported decisions of the Supreme Court of the Philippines from 1901 to the present, with the complete text of the judgments, separate, concurring and dissenting opinions, footnotes, and headnotes and synopses for selected cases. Decisions can be searched or browsed.
The LAWPHiL Project: Arellano Law Foundation - (open access) Supreme Court decisions (1910-current) - can be browsed by year. Searching is very basic.
The Supreme Court e-Library Bookshelf - (open access) includes Supreme Court decisions and signed resolutions (1996 to current) on open access. There are also decisions of other courts such as the Court of Appeal - but the coverage is very patchy. Other parts of the site (eg: minute resolutions and court issuances) are not open access.
The official Philippine Reports vol 1(1901)-vol 124(1966) are available on microfiche. These are held in off-site Store but can be ordered. The Baillieu library has a microfiche reader/scanner. The Philippine Reports contain decisions of the Supreme Court only.