Chief Justice of the Philippines - updates

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Carpio to decline chief justice nomination

Jun 20, 2018 - 11:13 AM

'I have to be consistent with my position, that the quo warranto is not the proper way to remove a sitting member of the Court. So I don’t want to benefit from the decision to which I disagreed,' says Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio

NOT DISPUTED. Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio says Filipinos should stop saying 'disputed' West Philippine Sea. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Judiciary members choose sides as Sereno fights for support

Mar 11, 2018 - 8:52 PM

Judges and justices sympathetic to Sereno assert their position on judicial independence, as some of their colleagues reportedly join the call for her resignation

Philippine's Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno (seated) poses for a selfie with municipal judges, during the annual convention of the country's judges, in Manila on March 8, 2018.  The Philippine Supreme Court chief justice vowed to fight "bullying" and save judicial independence as President Rodrigo Duterte's congressional allies launched an impeachment process March 8 to remove her from office. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

LIVE: House hearing on impeachment complaint vs Chief Justice Sereno

Mar 08, 2018 - 9:40 AM

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Sereno calls out lawyer for ‘untrue’ accusation of delay in solving case

Dec 14, 2017 - 4:17 PM

Lawyer Eligio Mallari wants the House justice committee to include his land dispute case in the impeachment proceedings against Sereno

VACC. The Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption is seeking the impeachment of Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

FACT CHECK: Did Sereno leave the country?

Nov 28, 2017 - 4:39 PM

Several websites claim that Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno left the country but her camp says she went on a provincial trip from November 24 to 25. Social media posts by participants in the events she attended during the day she supposedly left also confirm this claim.

Sereno: Justice must be real-time, high-tech

Jul 17, 2015 - 11:06 AM

The Chief Justice has 15 more years left in her term to transform Philippine courts from being repositories of paper to modern structures where accessing justice can be as easy as a click

TECH-SAVVY JUDICIARY. Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno obliges to a selfie with students after her first meet-the-press session in August 2013. File photo

Tantrum in Rome; Sereno's bodyguards

Oct 22, 2012 - 11:19 AM

Is Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno facing serious security threats? She brings 4 bodyguards each time she travels to the province

SECOND SAINT. Pope Benedict XVI canonizes Pedro Calungsod, the second Filipino saint, in a solemn ritual at the Vatican City on Sunday. Photo from AFP

PNoy to Carpio: Unlike

Sep 03, 2012 - 3:01 PM

The President agrees with most of Justice Antonio Carpio’s decisions Why did he bypass him?

PNoy should do a Cory Aquino

Aug 20, 2012 - 8:23 AM

Let not the personal or political passion of the times becloud President Aquino s judgment in these perilous times for the judiciary and the nation

JBC interviews: An underwhelming process

Jul 31, 2012 - 12:16 PM

The only way the JBC may live up to its constitutional duty is to document the reasons for its choices as well as its non choices and in the spirit of transparency make the same accessible to the public

My ideal chief justice

Jul 19, 2012 - 12:07 PM

The future chief justice must not only have a passion for work He must also possess an innovative spirit open to explore all possibilities to improve case management and disposition

Corona lawyer wants De Lima disqualified

Jul 13, 2012 - 5:32 PM

The former defense lawyer of dismissed chief justice Renato Corona wants Justice Secretary Leila de Lima out of the race for chief justice


De Lima decision: 'No go-signal from PNoy'

Jul 02, 2012 - 3:32 PM

Malacañang keeps a distance from Justice Secretary Leila de Lima s decision to accept the nomination to become the next chief justice

'We weren't there for blood' - Tupas #CoronaTrial

Jun 29, 2012 - 10:22 PM

Reflections of Niel Tupas Jr one month after Corona s conviction

Former SC aspirants nominated for CJ post

Jun 07, 2012 - 11:49 AM

Three familiar names outside the Supreme Court have been nominated to replace dismissed chief justice Renato Corona a day after the JBC formally opened nominations to the highest judicial post

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PNoy looking for 'reformist' CJ

Jun 05, 2012 - 7:18 PM

The Palace says President Aquino wants to see consistency and predictability in the Supreme Court

Choosing a chief justice

Jun 01, 2012 - 10:44 AM

We can only hope that President Aquino will not squander this hard fought moment

PNoy open to outsider as Chief Justice

May 31, 2012 - 4:56 PM

The selection process for the next chief justice begins June 4 when the Judicial and Bar Council convenes

JBC must convene soon - Escudero

May 30, 2012 - 3:16 PM

Sen Francis Escudero says the council must convene to avoid a vacuum in the Supreme Court

House seeks to review Ombudsman’s powers

May 17, 2012 - 9:39 AM

But the impeachment trial is not the proper venue to resolve the issue says Speaker Belmonte

NERVOUS? House seeks to review Ombudsman's powers, too

Corona will drag PNoy when he testifies

May 09, 2012 - 6:58 AM

From Day 1 President Aquino wanted to remove the Chief Justice says lead defense counsel Serafin Cuevas

Corona will drag PNoy into the fray when he testifies

3 prosecutors disclose SALNs

May 01, 2012 - 3:19 PM

Only 3 prosecutors have so far disclosed their SALN

The Passion of Corona? Impeachment Holy Week edition

Apr 02, 2012 - 11:53 AM

From the legal and the political prosecutors and defense counsels turn religious in arguing the Corona impeachment case

PCIJ to Corona: ‘Everybody does it’ is no excuse

Mar 22, 2012 - 12:24 PM

Journalists from the PCIJ refuse to take the witness stand for the Chief Justice

Is Corona contradicting self in SALNs?

Mar 20, 2012 - 4:26 PM

Is Chief Justice Renato Corona using different arguments to justify his SALN declarations?

Corona's The Columns: Sold but not 'accepted'

Mar 19, 2012 - 9:29 PM

The defense maintains defects in The Columns unit justifies Corona s delay in declaring the property

Tiangco a whistleblower? Sour-graping, say peers

Mar 12, 2012 - 8:52 PM

Navotas Rep Tobias Tiangco testifies that Palace used pork to impeach the Chief Justice

10 truths according to CJ Corona

Mar 10, 2012 - 7:58 AM

Chief Justice Renato Corona testifies before the court of public opinion Here’s his version of the truth

The Firm denies black ops vs Corona

Mar 08, 2012 - 4:04 PM

The law firm co founded by Associate Justice Antonio Carpio denies it is behind the black propaganda against Corona

Enrile thinks BSP official lied

Mar 01, 2012 - 5:21 PM

Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile believes a BSP official is lying and he is the source of the leak of Corona s bank records

Will prosecution rest its case soon?

Feb 23, 2012 - 12:33 PM

The prosecution is determined to shorten trial

Prosecutors huddle

Why senators got obsessed with bank secrecy

Feb 22, 2012 - 8:55 AM

Senators have different motivations for pursuing the source of the prosecution’s bank documents