Noel Tijam

Sereno says sorry for confusion over indefinite leave

Mar 01, 2018 - 2:25 PM

'I had agreed to go on an indefinite leave, but I am also bound by the appropriate administrative rules,' says Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno

APOLOGY. Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno apoligizzes for the 'inaccurately conveyed' information of her leave. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

SC justices warn Sereno spokespersons over ‘damaging’ statements

Mar 01, 2018 - 1:17 PM

'We apologize for any confusion we have caused in the last few days but we were working on available information,' says Sereno's spokesperson

CJ spokesperson Atty. Jojo Lacanilao during interview by media at Congress on Tuesday, February 27, 2018. Lacanilao announce over CJ Ma. Lourdes Sereno wellness leave on March 1-15. Photo by DARREN LANGIT/Rappler

Sereno's indefinite leave a 'consensus' of SC en banc

Mar 01, 2018 - 11:19 AM

Thirteen justices slam the camp of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno for making announcements that have 'seriously damaged the integrity of the judiciary'

Sereno camp insists allegations vs her 'not impeachable offenses'

Dec 17, 2017 - 5:20 PM

A spokesperson of Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno says statements made inside and outside the hearings of the House justice committee 'were purely hearsay, personal opinions, innuendos, and optics'

CHIEF JUSTICE. The camp of Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno insists the allegations against her are not impeachable offenses. File photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

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.

Impeachment committee question: Is Sereno still fit to hold office?

Dec 12, 2017 - 9:08 AM

Neither complainant Larry Gadon nor committee chairman Reynaldo Umali are prepared for the influx of information during the House justice committee hearing

CAN SHE LEAD? Justices of the High Court openly question Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno's actions before a House committee tackling an impeachment complaint against her. Rappler photo

Dengvaxia probe, Associate justices on Sereno, Martial law extension | Evening wRap

Dec 11, 2017 - 8:34 PM

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Sereno camp on justices’ testimonies: Petty, ‘pure hugot’

Dec 11, 2017 - 6:32 PM

The Chief Justice's lawyers fear this would affect the public's faith in the judiciary

Witness Justice Arturo Brion 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

CJ Sereno getting wrong legal advice – Tijam

Dec 11, 2017 - 12:28 PM

Justice Tijam also says Sereno should attend the House hearing and hits her supposed delays in the transfer of Maute cases and granting of survivorship benefits

Witnesses Justices Arturo Brion (right), Francis Jardeleza (center) and Justice Noell Tijam (left) 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 Monday 11, 2017. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

House prepares for SC justices' testimony in Sereno impeachment hearing

Nov 28, 2017 - 5:00 PM

House justice committee chairman Reynaldo Umali says 'at the very least,' Supreme Court Associate Justice Teresita Leonardo-de Castro is ready to testify on Wednesday, November 29

JUSTICE COMMITTEE. Reynaldo Umali, chairman of the powerful justice committee, spearheads its deliberations on the impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Can House subpoena justices to Sereno impeachment hearing?

Nov 22, 2017 - 8:30 PM

In 2012, the Supreme Court issued a resolution, saying justices cannot be compelled to testify in impeachment proceedings

CJ Sereno keen to resolve jurisdiction issues in De Lima case

Mar 29, 2017 - 8:00 AM

Sereno says that it s possible for the SC to grant partial relief to De Lima without saying that the RTC judge committed grave abuse of authority

RESOLVE NOW. Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on March 28, 2017 says she believes it is the right opportunity to resolve which court has the jurisdiction over drug cases against public officials. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Maute group, oral arguments, Park | Evening wRap

Mar 21, 2017 - 7:55 PM

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Sandigan might drown in cases if we rule for De Lima – SC justices

Mar 21, 2017 - 3:47 PM

UPDATED Justice Francis Jardeleza advises Florin Hilbay his successor in the OSG to produce data to prove otherwise

DE LIMA PETITION. The Supreme Court hears oral arguments on the petition filed by detained Senator Leila de Lima on March 21, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Appeals court rules in favor of Masbate gold mine

Mar 16, 2017 - 5:23 PM

Petitioners simply failed to substantiate their claims that any environmental damage is directly attributable to Filminera s mining activities

NO WRIT OF KALIKASAN. Open pit mining operation by Filminera Resources Corp. in Aroroy, Masbate. Rappler file photo

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.

Duterte appoints Noel Tijam as SC justice

Mar 08, 2017 - 3:55 PM

UPDATED Noel Tijam an associate justice of the Court of Appeals was a classmate of President Rodrigo Duterte at the San Beda College of Law

JBC interviews: Highs and lows in the search for the next SC justice

Nov 20, 2016 - 1:24 PM

Some candidates got a telling off on their legal knowledge while one was asked why he didn t have a necktie on Here s a roundup of the moments from the JBC public interviews

SEARCH FOR NEXT SC JUSTICE. The JBC held two-day public interviews to screen applicants for the post of Supreme Court associate justice. Photo by Mark Z. Saludes/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: JBC interviews candidates for SC associate justices

Nov 17, 2016 - 9:14 AM

Watch the interview live on Rappler on Thursday November 17

CA justice: Duterte will be the last person to ask favors from judiciary

Nov 16, 2016 - 5:36 PM

Knowing him he s full of pride he has a personality he will be the last person to ask favors in the judiciary CA Associate Justice Noel Tijam says of the President

NO INFLUENCE. CA Associate Justice Noel Tijam says he believes President Duterte will not ask favors of the judiciary. Screenshot from PTV

CA allows filing of charges vs frat member in 'Salubong' blast

Aug 07, 2015 - 12:34 AM

In 2011 the justice department found probable cause to file criminal charges against Anthony Nepomuceno for multiple frustrated murder multiple attempted murder and illegal possession of explosives

Palace: Tan, Jardeleza 'qualified' for SC post

Mar 21, 2014 - 6:15 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda however says President Aquino will keep his distance from the SC nomination process until he gets the JBC shortlist

JBC to interview 12 contenders for SC post

Oct 05, 2012 - 12:32 PM

Public interviews will be conducted on October 23 and 25


Diokno, Villanueva, Herbosa again vie for SC post

Sep 18, 2012 - 1:07 PM

Villanueva and Herbosa previously vied for the post of chief justice