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Sereno slams silent Duterte critics as enablers

Feb 22, 2020 - 8:17 PM

'By refusing to tax him on his sworn duty to promote justice, these sectors abet the continued desecration and demolition of institutions of justice and accountability,' says former chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno

ABETTING? Former chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno says the "sectors" who refuse to publicly call out President Rodrigo Duterte are "abetting" the desecration of justice. Photo from Lawfare Forum

LOOK: Maria Ressa, Leila de Lima, Maria Lourdes Sereno star in exhibit on courage

Feb 04, 2020 - 9:31 PM

Young student-artists from the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde's Fashion Design and Merchandising program put a spotlight on the 3 women for fighting for their rights and freedom

BRAVERY. Freshmen students of DLS-CSB's AB-Fashion Design and Merchandising program feature in an exhibit three brave women who fought for their rights and freedom: Senator Leila De Lima, Rappler's Maria Ressa, and former chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. All photos courtesy of Center for Campus Art, De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde

LISTEN: Cebuana artist Lourdes Maglinte drops debut album ‘Ruin The Party’

Dec 16, 2019 - 4:00 PM

Cebuana soul singer Lourdes Maglinte focuses on her R&B and soul influences in her debut album

DEBUT ALBUM. Lourdes Maglinte drops her debut album 'Ruin The Party.' Photo from 22 Tango records

Village chief in La Union shot dead at home

Nov 26, 2019 - 11:45 PM

Lourdes Parotina, 66, is shot dead while watching TV inside her house

'The Virgin will protect': Lourdes pilgrims are easy prey for thieves

Oct 24, 2019 - 1:19 PM

'Many people think that when they arrive in Lourdes nothing can happen, leaving their handbags open wider than they would have in Paris,' says a city councilor in charge of security in this pilgrim site

Pilgrims gather under the statue of the Virgin Mary inside the Massabielle cave where the Virgin Mary is said to have appeared to Bernadette Soubirous, during the Feast of the Assumption on August 14, 2019 in the Sanctuary of Our Lady in the French southwestern pilgrimage city of Lourdes. PASCAL PAVANI / AFP

Congresswomen push bill vs child marriage: ‘We owe it to young girls’

Oct 01, 2019 - 3:29 PM

'Child marriages are manifestations of gender-based discrimination against girls and cultural norms that value girls less than boys,' says House committee on women and gender equality chairperson Ma. Lourdes Acosta Alba

#GIRLDEFENDERS. Congresswomen, government officials, advocates, and young advocates come together to push for the bill aiming to end child marriage. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

FALSE: Catholic priests 'perform witchcraft' to make Duterte die

Aug 01, 2019 - 11:20 AM

Organizers say the photos were taken during a symbolic street theater activity called 'Lamay para sa Demokrasya' in May 2018

Supreme Court voids contracts of Sereno-time I.T. consultant

Jul 17, 2019 - 4:22 PM

(UPDATED) Helen Macasaet is ordered to return her 4 years' worth of consultancy fees

I.T CONSULTANCY. I.T expert Helen Macasaet during her testimony on February 7, 2018, before the House Committee on Justice over the impeachment complaint of former chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, who would be ousted via quo warranto 3 months later. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

People’s SONA 2019 to unite for sovereignty, democracy vs Duterte

Jul 16, 2019 - 4:33 PM

'We must remind the President that he is not above God, the people, nor the Constitution, and that he is no king,' says former chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno of the planned United People's SONA on July 22

FOR DEMOCRACY. Various groups from different sectors unite to oppose policies of Duterte during his 2019 State of the Nation Address. Photo courtesy of Kodao Productions

PH backtracks, downplays 3rd party in Recto Bank probe

Jun 23, 2019 - 12:01 PM

(UPDATED) This comes after Duterte government officials made categorical statements about involving an independent 3rd party in the Recto Bank investigation

PALACE. President Rodrigo Duterte with his Palace executives Communications Secretary Martin Andanar and Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo upon their arrival at a hotel in Bangkok, Thailand on June 21, 2019 for the ASEAN Summit. Malacañang photo

Sereno: Tri-party probe of Recto Bank incident 'overt surrender of sovereignty'

Jun 22, 2019 - 2:46 PM

(UPDATED) 'The incident happened in Philippine waters, to Filipino citizens, whose laws immediately apply, and where jurisdiction, unless surrendered, vests exclusively in Philippine courts or appropriate administrative agencies,' says former chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

[OPINION] Let our people go

Apr 19, 2019 - 5:00 PM

Former chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno asks: considering the manner by which government has executed the war on drugs, who will take responsibility for the orphaning of children?

Clemente fulfills promise to ‘prove haters wrong’

Mar 27, 2019 - 9:26 PM

Lourdes Clemente bounces back big time to help the Lady Spikers cruise to their sixth win of the season

REVENGE GAME. Lourdes Clemente proves why she's donning the colors of a 3-peat champion squad. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Sereno attends left-leaning rally, skips Otso Diretso program

Feb 23, 2019 - 7:51 PM

(UPDATED) ‘There’s no issue there, just a scheduling conflict,’ the former chief justice tells Rappler, but organizers refute this

UNITED PEOPLE POWER. Former chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno speaks before left-leaning groups in what is dubbed as the 'United People Power' rally, separate from the rally of the Liberal Party-led opposition groups. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Poe to sue Jacinto if he insists on cell tower duopoly plan | Evening wRap

Jan 10, 2019 - 8:38 PM

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Whistleblower Mangaoang returns as Customs X-ray chief

Jan 10, 2019 - 12:22 AM

(UPDATED) Lourdes Mangaoang is back in the X-ray department of the Bureau of Customs

Former Customs X-ray chief Lourdes Mangaoang during the Congress hearing on shabu smuggling inside the BOC on October 24, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Duterte fires 3 DSWD execs to give Bautista free hand in forming team

Nov 20, 2018 - 12:00 AM

Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea says the posts were vacated so that new Social Welfare Secretary Rolando Bautista could select his own team

FORMER UNDERSECRETARIES. (L-R) Former DSWD undersecretaries Mae Fe Templa, Maria Turalde-Jarabe, Hope Hervilla leave their posts at the DSWD. Photos of Templa, Turalde-Jarabe from Facebook, Photo of Hervilla by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Sandiganbayan dismisses case vs Aklan governor, wife over delay

Nov 18, 2018 - 8:20 PM

The court says the right to speedy disposition of cases was violated, so the charges against Aklan Governor Florencio Miraflores and his wife must be junked

AKLAN CHIEF. Aklan Governor Florencio Miraflores says he's prepared to face the complaint filed against him before the Office of the Ombudsman. Photo from the Aklan Province Facebook page

Isidro Lapeña, new Apple products, Cesar Montano | Midday wRap

Oct 31, 2018 - 2:22 PM

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Mangaoang as state witness, Regine Velasquez, porn malware | Evening wRap

Oct 30, 2018 - 9:22 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Ralf Rivas

Mangaoang applies for witness protection program

Oct 30, 2018 - 2:12 PM

Senator Richard Gordon says he has recommended to Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarro that former Customs official Lourdes Mangaoang be given state protection

THREATENED. Lourdes Mangaoang at the Senate blue ribbon committee hearing on October 30. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Office of chief justice regained respect under De Castro – Leonen

Oct 28, 2018 - 6:36 PM

'What has been restored is that the chief justice is one vote in terms of the items on the agenda,' says Associate Justice Marvic Leonen

SUPREME COURT. Retired Chief Justice Teresita Leonardo De Castro and other associate justices and Supreme Court employees pose for photographers after the flag ceremony on Monday, September 3, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Mangaoang upsets lawmakers, is threatened with contempt

Oct 24, 2018 - 3:02 PM

Lourdes Mangaoang turns her back on lawmakers during her presentation on the controversial magnetic lifters

RESOURCEPERSON. Lourdes Mangaoang is scolded by congressmen after turning her back on them to supposedly face media cameras and address the public. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Mangaoang: My claim on shabu in lifters based on PDEA only

Oct 24, 2018 - 1:44 PM

But PDEA's own findings remain inconclusive on whether the magnetic lifters indeed contained illegal drugs

WHISTLEBLOWER? Mangaoang says she issued statements on the lifters containing illegal drugs based on PDEA's findings. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Lapeña, Mangaoang to face off in House shabu probe

Oct 24, 2018 - 9:14 AM

An internal conflict at the Bureau of Customs shakes up the probe into the missing shabu

INTERNAL CONFLICT. Bureau of Customs chief Commissioner Isidro Lapeña is set to face his harshest critic inside his own agency, Lourdes Mangaoang. September 19, 2018. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Rappler Talk: Lourdes Mangaoang on Customs and the missing P6.8-B shabu

Oct 23, 2018 - 10:25 PM

Rappler sits down with Lourdes Mangaoang, who says her Customs colleagues did not follow procedures in clearing the magnetic lifters for release last July

Mangaoang sacked for ‘underperforming,’ says Customs

Oct 22, 2018 - 2:44 PM

Documents obtained by Rappler show Commissioner Isidro Lapeña sacked Mangaoang 11 days before she spoke before the Senate blue ribbon committee

ABROAD. Customs commissioner Isidro Lapeña is out of the country as controversy sparks inside his own agency. September 19, 2018. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Lapeña fired Customs ‘whistleblower’ before Senate testimony

Oct 22, 2018 - 8:12 AM

Rappler learns that Customs chief Isidro Lapeña sacked Lourdes Mangaoang from her NAIA post days prior to her Senate testimony. She contested the order.

TESTIMONY. Lourdes Mangaoang, NAIA Deputy Collector for Passenger Service of the Bureau of Customs during the continuation of the Senate hearing P6.8 billion shabu shipment on September 26, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

HOAX: Cory Aquino, Sereno wear ‘Imelda Marcos’ necklace’

Sep 26, 2018 - 3:46 PM

According to the PCGG, Imelda Marcos’ jewelry are all kept in the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

Noynoy Aquino eyes filing cases vs accusers in court

Sep 25, 2018 - 11:44 PM

Former president Noynoy Aquino still stands by his appointment of ousted Supreme Court chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno

MULLING CASES. Former president Benigno Aquino III speaks during the Liberal Party’s National Executive Council meeting on September 25, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Sereno is not running for senator

Sep 23, 2018 - 7:39 PM

Security is reportedly one of the concerns of former chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno's family

JOINING PROTESTS. Former chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno attends a protest commemorating the 46th anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law on September 21, 2018 at Luneta Park, Manila. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

WATCH: Sereno for senator? Family 'has many concerns'

Sep 13, 2018 - 11:48 AM

'I’m in the process of looking at the steps we must do not only to reclaim what has been lost but to build a stronger foundation,' says former chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Ompong, Sereno on Duterte, inflation | Evening wRap

Sep 12, 2018 - 9:48 PM

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Sereno hits Duterte: AFP benefits come from taxpayers, not you

Sep 12, 2018 - 9:41 PM

'No, Mr. President, those allowances and salary increases come not from you. They come from hard-earned taxpayers' money,' says the former chief justice

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Sereno tells Duterte: 'Ipinahamak mo ang AFP'

Sep 12, 2018 - 3:14 PM

(UPDATED) 'Ang implikasyon po nito ay napakalalim at nakakabahala,' ousted chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno says of the repercussions of President Duterte's order to void the amnesty of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV

MEDIA INTERVIEW. Ousted chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno addresses questions from reporters in an interview in the Senate on September 12, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

LOOK: Sereno visits Trillanes at his Senate office

Sep 12, 2018 - 12:44 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Ousted chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno also meets with other opposition senators

VISITOR. Ousted chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno visits Senator Antonio Trillanes IV at the Senate on September 12, 2018. Photos courtesy of the Office of Senator Antonio Trillanes

Maria de Lourdes Martins Cruz: Fighting to empower East Timor's poor

Sep 08, 2018 - 9:00 AM

2018 Ramon Magsaysay awardee Mana Lou says the poor in her country 'have a lot of things, but they don't know what to do with them because of lack of education'

[OPINION] Courage in the face of injustice

Sep 02, 2018 - 12:33 PM

What you and I can do is be brave. Stand. Have courage. Only then can we hope to prevent the destruction of your generation's future.

Sereno to Filipinos: Have courage to stop martial law

Sep 02, 2018 - 11:20 AM

When people become afraid to speak, 'we would have helped the tyrant win,' says ousted chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno

NO TO DICTATORSHIP. Ousted chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno says Filipinos should stop the return of martial law. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

'Listen to voices of the poor' – Magsaysay Awardee Maria de Lourdes Martins Cruz

Sep 01, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Maria de Lourdes Martins Cruz uplifts vulnerable members of society through self-help programs in East Timor

UPLIFTING POOR. Maria de Lourdes Martins Cruz delivers her response speech during the 2018 Ramon Magsaysay Awards Presentation Ceremonies. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Robredo: Courage and empathy, not dictatorship, improves lives

Aug 31, 2018 - 9:30 PM

'Quiet courage and empathy, and leaders that put in the hard work of actually transforming the lives of people, are rarities in these times, when dictatorship is claimed by some to be better' says Vice President Leni Robredo during the 2018 Ramon Magsaysay Awards ceremony

HEROES. Vice President Leni Robredo says courageous, and hard working heroes like the Ramon Magsaysay awardees are the 'last line of defense for humanity.' Photo by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

Duterte denies De Castro appointment her 'reward' for Sereno ouster

Aug 27, 2018 - 10:08 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte stresses that he based Chief Justice Teresita de Castro's appointment on seniority and merit

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the launch of the Go Negosyo’s ‘Pilipinas Angat Lahat’ program at the Rizal Hall in Malacañan Palace on August 14, 2018, conveys graft and corruption continues to plague the government. But he also promised to get rid of the problem during his term. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

FAST FACTS: Who is Chief Justice Teresita Leonardo de Castro?

Aug 25, 2018 - 4:54 PM

(UPDATED) Before her appointment to the Supreme Court's top post in August 2018, the magistrate had already vied for the position of chief justice twice

Supreme Court Associate Justice Teresita de Castro and Court Administrator Jose Midas Marquez testifies before the House Committee on Justice's impeachment proceeding against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on Wednesday, after the Supreme Court en banc on Tuesday voted to allow justices and employees invited by the committee to testify in its hearings. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

PH's Howard Dee, 5 others named 2018 Ramon Magsaysay awardees

Jul 26, 2018 - 12:37 PM

Other awardees of Asia's equivalent of the Nobel Prize are Youk Chang of Cambodia, Maria de Lourdes Martins Cruz of East Timor, Bharat Vatwani and Sonam Wangchuk of India, and Vo Thi Hoang Yen of Vietnam

RAMON MAGSAYSAY AWARDEE. Former Ambassador Howard Dee is honored for his contributions to peace and social justice. Photo from ue.edu.ph

HOAX: Former chief justice Sereno is disbarred by DOJ

Jul 19, 2018 - 4:57 PM

Sereno is reprimanded following the SC's show cause order related to her ouster, but is not disbarred

Supreme Court reprimands Sereno over quo warranto statements

Jul 17, 2018 - 1:55 PM

The reprimand is a lighter sanction against ousted chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno because the Supreme Court earlier indicated the possibility of disbarment

CJ Sereno at UP Diliman. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

How to cut and style curly hair, as told by Lourd Ramos

Jul 08, 2018 - 4:35 PM

Finding the right cut and style for curly hair isn't always that easy

Supreme Court ghosts haunt Sereno in her next chapter

Jul 02, 2018 - 8:57 AM

Insiders say Sereno must first address problems she left at the Supreme Court before taking on other roles, but she remains defiant, saying there will be vindication in the end

CJ Sereno at UP Diliman. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Sereno in Senate? Sarcastic Duterte says, 'Botohin 'nyo'

Jun 28, 2018 - 7:44 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte rules out Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio for the top magistrate post, saying the senior associate justice has already said he would decline the post if offered

CJ Sereno at UP Diliman. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

#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