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'Parking' fee? Fault lies in Ombudsman setup

Jun 24, 2018 - 9:30 PM

(UPDATED) It's possible graft investigators are being paid to 'park' cases, says Special Prosecutor Edilberto Sandoval, but Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales defends the setup that separates investigators from prosecutors

#ThewRap: Videos to watch this week, June 18-24, 2018

Jun 24, 2018 - 11:55 AM

Duterte: God is ‘stupid’, Sereno on Midas Marquez and Bongbong Marcos' ambitions

#ThewRap: Videos to watch this week, June 11-17, 2018

Jun 17, 2018 - 5:26 PM

From the historic Trump-Kim summit to President Duterte being heckled on Independence day to Sereno at Tindig Pilipinas

PH-China, SC justice applicants, Passport slots | Evening wRap

Jun 14, 2018 - 8:53 PM

Watch Rappler's evening newscast with Acor Arceo

LIVE: JBC interviews candidates for Supreme Court justice | June 14, 2018

Jun 14, 2018 - 3:58 PM

There are 12 candidates vying for the slot of retiring Supreme Court Associate Justice Presbitero Velasco Jr, with 3 of them to be interviewed on Thursday, June 14

Highlights: JBC interviews aspirants for Supreme Court associate justice

Jun 14, 2018 - 3:51 PM

(UPDATED) The Judicial and Bar Council grills the aspirants on a range of issues including divorce, Scarborough Shoal, and judicial independence

JBC INTERVIEW. The Judicial and Bar Council interviews candidates vying to replace Supreme Court Associate Justice Presbitero Velasco Jr, who will retire in August

LIST: Get to know the applicants for Ombudsman

May 16, 2018 - 4:07 PM

Informed sources from the judiciary tell Rappler that the list of applicants for the highly coveted Ombudsman spot includes 10 individuals – from private practitioners to long-time judges

Office of the Ombudsman Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

SC Justice Martires, Sandiganbayan Justice Dela Cruz vie for Ombudsman

May 16, 2018 - 10:40 AM

(UPDATED) The two justices join the list of aspirants for the coveted post

OMBUDSMAN POST. Supreme Court (SC) Associate Justice Samuel Martires (left) and Sandiganbayan Associate Justice Efren Dela Cruz (right) apply for the post of Ombudsman. Photo of Justice Martires courtesy of SC PIO and photo of Justice Dela Cruz courtesy of Office of the Ombudsman

Bedan lawyer, Davao judge also apply for Ombudsman post

May 15, 2018 - 5:36 PM

(UPDATED) Davao City Regional Trial Court Judges Carlo Espero II and lawyer Rex Rico are among Ombudsman hopefuls, informed sources from the judiciary confirm to Rappler

Office of the Ombudsman Photo by DARREN LANGIT

Duterte’s ex-lawyer Edna Batacan applies for Ombudsman post

May 10, 2018 - 8:45 AM

The Bedan lawyer also represented former first gentleman Mike Arroyo

OMBUDSMAN RACE. Prominent lawyer Edna Batacan, whose clients included President Rodrigo Duterte, applies for the post of Ombudsman. Photo from Atty Edna Batacan's Facebook Page

Special Prosecutor Sandoval applies for Ombudsman post

May 09, 2018 - 10:05 AM

Special Prosecutor Edilberto Sandoval, the head of graft prosecutors, is the first to confirm interest in the post

APPLICATION. Special Prosecutor Edilberto Sandoval applies for the post of Ombudsman. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Pimentel on PDP-Laban senatorial slate, De Castro on Sereno, Psy in North Korea | Evening wRap

Mar 26, 2018 - 7:32 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Bea Cupin

After Carpio, De Castro rebuffs Sereno on SALN claim

Mar 26, 2018 - 3:57 PM

This is a move to disprove Sereno’s claim that 13 other Chief Justice applicants did not submit complete SALNs

Philippine's Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno (R) stands next to Supreme court Associate Justice Teresita de Castro 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

Atio Castillo case, Carpio’s SALN, Catalan elections | Evening wRap

Mar 23, 2018 - 8:22 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Bea Cupin

Carpio rebuffs Sereno: I submitted all 10 required SALNs

Mar 23, 2018 - 3:32 PM

Carpio requests a certification from the JBC and sends the media a copy. According to the document, the JBC has on file Carpio’s SALN for a period of 10 years, from 2001 to 2011.

CONFLICT? Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio rebuffs the claim of f Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno that he did not submit all of his SALNs. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Sereno: Other chief justice nominees did not submit all SALNs to JBC

Mar 20, 2018 - 10:49 AM

Sereno says the JBC has declared her integrity when it shortlisted her and other nominees to the chief justice post even despite incomplete submission of SALNs

'INDEPENDENT JUDICIARY.' Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno addresses over a thousand students at the University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos in a forum dubbed as 'The Road to Judicial Reform: Achieving Justice Through the Rule of Law' on March 13, 2018. Photo by Marchel Espina/Rappler

Ex-CJ Davide: Cha-Cha's threats to judiciary meant for dictatorship

Feb 26, 2018 - 8:18 PM

'That is what we should probably be aware of, and have to fight hard,' says former chief justice Davide

DICTATORSHIP? Former Supreme Court Chief Justice Hilario Davide Jr. believes that the proposals to 'defang' the judiciary is meant to put up a dictatorship. File photo by Michael Bueza/Rappler

VACC goes to Ombudsman to oust Sereno, sue Aquino

Feb 26, 2018 - 11:56 AM

(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

GRAFT. Suspended laywer Eligio Mallari and VACC lawyer Manny Luna file before the Office of the Ombudsman on February 26, 2018, a graft complaint against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno and former president Benigno Aquino III over a 'void' appointment in 2012. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

SC en banc wants Sereno to explain missing SALNs

Feb 21, 2018 - 7:44 PM

The en banc acts on a letter from the House justice committee communicating to them issues on Sereno's alleged missing SALNs

Supreme Court chief justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno on Rappler Talk, February 15, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

A comparison of Cha-Cha proposals: From federalism to foreign equity

Feb 06, 2018 - 9:10 PM

Here are some of the topics among the proposed changes to the 1987 Constitution

'Bitter' De Castro should raise Sereno qualification issues with JBC – lawyer

Jan 31, 2018 - 12:20 PM

'The fact that the JBC shortlisted the Chief Justice means its members found her documentary submissions complete and compliant with the rules,' says the spokesperson of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno

DEFENDING THE CHIEF JUSTICE. Lawyer Jojo Lacanilao, a spokesperson of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, responds to questions on the impeachment complaint against his client. Rappler file photo

Justice De Castro: Did Sereno ‘deceive’ JBC?

Jan 30, 2018 - 10:20 AM

Supreme Court Associate Justice Teresita Leonoardo-de Castro, who had earlier aired her grievances against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, questions how the top magistrate got into the JBC shortlist in the first place

SERENO IMPEACHMENT. Associate Justice Teresita Leonardo-de Castro testifies before the House committee on justice as it tackles an impeachment case against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Davao judge who ordered Matobato’s arrest short-listed for CA justice

Jan 26, 2018 - 3:50 PM

The short-list of 7 for the post of a Court of Appeals justice are all women

SHORTLIST. The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) releases an all-women shortlist for a spot of a Court of Appeals justice. File photo from the Court of Appeals website


Sereno impeachment: Cracks in the Supreme Court

Dec 12, 2017 - 5:51 PM

'The chief must honestly look at her way of managing, whether she has to change her tone and practices. They need to go into the process of rebuilding trust,' says analyst Tony La Viña

CRACKS. The House impeachment proceedings show the cracks at the Supreme Court as 4 justices air their grievances against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno.

Jardeleza accuses Sereno of treason

Dec 11, 2017 - 7:50 PM

'In my view what was done to me was inhuman,' says Associate Justice Francis Jardeleza

Witness Justice Francis Jardeleza testifies before the House Committee on Justice during the Continuation of the hearing on the determination of probable cause regarding the verified complaint for impeachment against Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on December 11, 2017. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Before the Judicial and Bar Council, how were justices chosen?

Dec 11, 2017 - 6:56 PM

The creation of the Judicial and Bar Council is 'an innovation made in response to the public clamor in favor of eliminating politics from the appointment of judges'

CA confirms Duterte’s frat brother to JBC

Dec 07, 2017 - 1:58 PM

There are now 3 Lex Taleonis members at the Judicial and Bar Council, the body that screens applicants to the judiciary, including the Supreme Court

JBC AFTER SC. Retiring Associate Justice Jose Mendoza attends his last flag ceremony at the Supreme Court (SC) on August 7, 2017. Photo by SC PIO's Twitter page

Did Sereno favor court nominees? 5 justices asked to testify

Nov 27, 2017 - 8:23 PM

Representatives Ramon Rocamora and Kaka Bag-ao caution against calling all the justices, saying the House panel is resorting to a fishing expedition

Duterte nominates another frat brother to the JBC

Oct 09, 2017 - 6:04 PM

Retired Supreme Court Justice Jose Mendoza will replace fellow retired Justice Angelina Sandoval-Gutierrez

 BROD. Retired Supreme Court Justice Jose Mendoza is also a member of Lex Talionis, the fraternity to which President Duterte belongs. Photo from the Supreme Court website

Brother of dismissed justice shortlisted to the anti-graft court

Sep 29, 2017 - 4:29 PM

The Judicial Bar Council submits 6 names to President Rodrigo Duterte

VACANCIES. Sandiganbayan has 4 vacancies for Associate Justices. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

How Sereno answered her impeachment complaint

Sep 25, 2017 - 9:02 PM

None of Larry Gadon’s documents, though authentic, support his allegations, according to Sereno’s chief lawyer Alex Poblador

VERIFIED ANSWER. Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno files an 85-page verified answer before the House of Representatives explaining point-by-point why the impeachment complaint against her must be dismissed.

​Makati judge ​who ordered Mile Long eviction shortlisted for anti-graft court

Aug 18, 2017 - 5:26 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte will be asked to choose from the submitted names

VACANCIES. Anti-graft court Sandiganbayan has 3 vacancies. Photo by: DARREN LANGIT

Will Dimaampao be the 2nd Muslim SC justice?

Jul 07, 2017 - 5:26 PM

Dimaampao born in Marawi City is pushing for the organization of a sharia appellate court

INTEGRITY. Associate Justice Japar Dimaampao tells the JBC he can bring integrity to the High Court if he is chosen. Screengrab from PTV Livestream

SC nominee Gesmundo: Rules should be revised for faster justice

Jul 04, 2017 - 6:49 PM

Justice Gesmundo pushes for a more proactive court

JBC INTERVIEWS. Sandiganabayan Associate Justice Alexander Gesmundo is interviewed by the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) on July 4, 2017 for a vacancy at the Supreme Court.

SC nominee Mosquera disagrees with ruling on EDCA

Jul 04, 2017 - 3:45 PM

Gerard Mosquera tells the Judicial and Bar Council that he would ve dissented with the 2016 EDCA ruling For him a treaty would have to be executed to justify stationing of foreign troops in the country

CANDIDATE. Gerard Mosquera answers questions from the Judicial and Bar Council. Screenshot from SC livestream

SC nominee Gaerlan: PH needs federalism, but not ready yet

Jul 04, 2017 - 2:30 PM

Court of Appeals Associate Justice Samuel Gaerlan also rejects the perception that the CA is tainted with graft and corruption

JBC INTERVIEWS. CA Associate Justice Samuel Gaerlan is interviewed by the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) on July 4, 2017 as he applies for a vacancy in the Supreme Court.

LIVE: JBC interviews candidates for Supreme Court associate justice, 4 July 2017

Jul 04, 2017 - 8:41 AM

There are 13 candidates vying for the slot of retiring Supreme Court Associate Justice Jose Mendoza, with 3 of them to be interviewed on Tuesday, July 4

Who's who: Candidates vying to replace SC justice Jose Mendoza

Jul 03, 2017 - 9:50 AM

The Judicial and Bar Council considers 13 candidates for the post to be vacated by retiring SC justice Jose Mendoza

JBC interviews set for Duterte's 4th SC appointee

Jun 27, 2017 - 5:36 PM

Up for interviews next week are veteran public lawyers: CA Associate Justice Samuel Gaerlan Sandiganbayan Associate Justice Alexander Gesmundo and Deputy Ombudsman for Luzon Gerard Mosquera

Supreme Court of the Philippines in Padre Faura, Manila. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

SC vacancy, Jessie Carlos, North Korea | Evening wRap

Jun 23, 2017 - 7:50 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Mara Cepeda

CA justices, including a Bedan, make up shortlist for SC post

Jun 23, 2017 - 1:55 PM

The changes in the High Court come amid highly controversial issues awaiting decision

Supreme Court of the Philippines in Padre Faura, Manila. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

JBC interviews: SC applicants' stance on current issues

Jun 20, 2017 - 8:30 AM

The nominees are vying to be President Rodrigo Duterte s 3rd appointee to the Supreme Court

SC CANDIDATES. The JBC starts interviews on Monday, June 18, for candidates vying for the post of SC justice Bienvenido Reyes, who will retire on July 6.

HIGHLIGHTS: JBC interviews candidates for SC associate justices

Jun 19, 2017 - 2:08 PM

The SC vacancy is for Justice Bienvenido Reyes who will retire on July 6 After Reyes Justice Jose Mendoza will retire on August 13

Midas Marquez: Marcos burial sound, no need to convene Congress on ML

Jun 19, 2017 - 12:14 PM

Court Administrator Midas Marquez is applying to be the next associate justice of the High Tribunal

APPLICANT FOR SC JUSTICE. Midas Marquez is back in the public eye as he applies for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court (SC) in public interviews conducted by the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) on June 19, 2017. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Who's who: Candidates vying to replace SC justice Bienvenido Reyes

Jun 19, 2017 - 8:27 AM

The JBC starts interviews on Monday June 19 for candidates vying for the post of Supreme Court Justice Bienvenido Reyes who will retire on July 6

JBC starts interviews for next Duterte appointee to Supreme Court

Jun 16, 2017 - 8:53 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte will appoint two SC justices in the next few months

Supreme Court of teh Philippines in Padre Faura, Manila

JBC submits to Duterte shortlist for CA justice

Apr 01, 2017 - 12:02 PM

The shortlist is composed of 6 trial court judges and a private practitioner who is the brother of dismissed Sandiganbayan Justice Gregory Ong

NEW APPOINTMENT. President Rodrigo Duterte chooses a new Court of Appeals Associate Justice. File photo from the Court of Appeals website

Short list for Duterte's 2nd Sandiganbayan appointee released

Mar 31, 2017 - 2:35 PM

UPDATED President Rodrigo Duterte will have 7 appointees to the anti graft court during his term

Photo by: DARREN LANGIT

Taguig City judge is new Court of Appeals Associate Justice

Mar 10, 2017 - 5:14 PM

Judge Louis Acosta will fill the post that CA Associate Justice Agnes Carpio vacated on December 1 2016

NEW APPOINTMENT. President Rodrigo Duterte chooses a new Court of Appeals Associate Justice. File photo from the Court of Appeals website

Who is SC Associate Justice Noel Tijam?

Mar 08, 2017 - 4:20 PM

Court of Appeals Associate Justice Noel Tijam a law school classmate of President Duterte is the latest appointee to the High Tribunal

NEW SC JUSTICE. CA associate justice Noel Tijam is the second Supreme Court appointee under the Duterte administration.