Sereno raises the argument that for most of the period from 1998 to 2006, she was on leave without pay and therefore not required to file her SALNs
The proposed additional qualification is 'to improve the quality of laws,' says Consultative Committee Chairman Reynato Puno
This isn't the first time that the Ilocos Norte governor and former House member is summoned to a probe by the House committee on good government and public accountability
House Bill 7303 is the farthest that any proposal to introduce divorce has made it in the lower chamber
Senator Panfilo Lacson, author of Senate Bill 1738, says at present there are 33 different ID cards issued by various government agencies, which lead to 'duplication of efforts and uncoordinated identity approaches'
(UPDATED) But the Senate is not keen on postponing the village and youth elections for a 3rd time under the Duterte administration
Consisting of lawmakers 'who have crossed party lines,' Mambabatas Para Sa Karapatang Pantao (Makatao) aims to speed up the legislative process for human rights measures in the Philippines
The chairman of the House justice committee says there's more than enough evidence to convict Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno
The House justice committee will vote on the committee report on Monday, March 19
House justice committee chairperson Reynaldo Umali says it's the 'end of the road' for Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno
This is the farthest a divorce law proposal has gone in the legislative process
During an all-member caucus, House members agree to pass the measure to move the barangay polls to October
When she talks to Rappler, it’s not the politics and internal dynamics Deputy Speaker Sharon Garin zooms in on, but the hard work that’s seldom aired live or broadcast on primetime news
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Read the full text of the House bills seeking to postpone the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections for a 3rd time
The disagreement pushes back the committee's deadline to pass the articles of impeachment against the Chief Justice
House Bill 1035 is scheduled for committee discussion nearly two years after it was referred to the committee
'There are no strings to his volunteering his services,' says House justice committee chair Reynaldo Umali
Unlike the Corona impeachment, the Sereno impeachment went through the scrutiny of the House committee on justice
38 members of the House committee on justice deem there is probable cause in the impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, while 2 members dissent
After months of deliberations, the House justice committee decides there's probable cause to impeach Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno
Watch the hearing live on Rappler
How will the House committee on justice tackle probable cause in the complaint?
The defense chief pins the blame on the Navy officer he sacked, insisting that Mercado did not follow the law, usurped powers, and failed to follow commands
'I would rather wait [for the Supreme Court to make a decision] because it's not like [they will sit on it]. This will be of utmost importance to the Supreme Court that will be resolved in a month's time'
Sereno and Calida cite jurisprudence on quo warranto proceedings. But can the SC entertain the petition in the first place?
Members of House opposition blocs say the Office of the Solicitor General is doing this since the Duterte administration doesn't have the numbers in the Senate to convict the Chief Justice
All will be watching SC justices, especially the group known to be constitutionalists, and how they will act on this very crucial episode in the judiciary's history
A clinical psychologist says psychological assessments – in the case of candidate Rodrigo Duterte then and Chief Justice Ma Lourdes Sereno now – should only be used for their intended purpose
'We are saddened by the fact that the confidentiality of the en banc sessions has been breached,' says Sereno's spokesperson
Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says Solicitor General Jose Calida could file a petition before the Supreme Court and cite the supposed result of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno's psychiatric exam
Chief Justice Sereno's official letter regarding her leave is anticipated. Will it settle things for now, or will it cause more trouble in the Supreme Court?
Had voting taken place, insiders say, 'at least 8 justices' would have voted for Sereno to take a leave
(UPDATED) BIR Deputy Commissioner Arnel Guballa estimates that Sereno apparently failed to pay the bureau around P2 million, including interest and surcharges. Her camp says she paid P8.67 million for income earned from Piatco from 2004-2009.
'It may be unusual but in this particular case, I don’t think she meddled in our decisions,' Judge Guerrero says of the calls made by an SC official
Mendoza’s appointment is the topic of discussion of the House justice committee on Tuesday morning, as one of the last grounds in lawyer Larry Gadon’s impeachment complaint
(5th UPDATE) Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno will go on leave starting March 1 'upon the request' of the Supreme Court en banc
'I find it absurd that some brilliant mind in the House said that they should just vote jointly. No,' says a UE law professor on Speaker Alvarez
After 5 months, the House impeachment committee is finally set to finish deliberations on the impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno
In a House hearing on the PUV modernization program, Ako Bicol Representative Rodel Batocabe says the government should create a separate program that would incentivize local manufacturers
(UPDATED) 'Allow them to express their grievances, listen to them and don’t muzzle them. The moment you do, time will come that they will reach a boiling point,' Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano says
While expressing his condolences for those whose children died after being vaccinated, the former president calls on the public not to be 'carried away by emotion'
Representative Johnny Pimentel reminds Public Attorney's Office chief Persida Acosta that PAO should be coordinating with the DOH in investigating Dengvaxia deaths
'There was this alarming problem, there was this potential cure to it,' says the former budget chief
President Rodrigo Duterte and his administration have no control over the International Criminal Court, Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano says
At the House hearing, the former president once more defends his administration's decision to implement an unprogrammed dengue vaccination campaign
(UPDATED) The VACC is working on the theory that Sereno's appointment is null and void because of non-compliance with the JBC requirement on SALN submissions
'Threatening them with criminal prosecution on the basis of falsehoods is grossly immoral and deceitful,' says the spokesperson of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno
The House Speaker also wants the United Nations abolished. Instead, he’s calling for the creation of a ‘United Nations of Asia.’