(UPDATED) Opposition lawmakers say it was obvious the House committee on justice already wanted to dismiss the impeachment complaints against the Supreme Court justices
(2nd UPDATE) A total of 23 lawmakers find the impeachment complaints insufficient in substance. Siquijor Representative Ramon Rocamora is the only legislator who voted in favor of the complaints.
Watch the deliberations on the impeachment complaints live on Rappler
Will a chief justice front-runner grant Trillanes a TRO?
The House committee on justice removes Akbayan Representative Tom Villarin among the complainants as he failed to sign the impeachment complaints
On Tuesday, September 4, the House committee on justice will first determine if the impeachment complaints filed against Chief Justice Teresita Leonardo de Castro and 6 other Supreme Court justices are sufficient in form
The Supreme Court unanimously rejects Bongbong Marcos' motion for inhibition against Associate Justice Benjamin Caguioa
If at least one-third of the House affirms the impeachment complaints, they will be forwarded to the Senate for an impeachment trial
Justices Peralta and Reyes point to a deficiency in the plunder charge, but say it is already moot. It is a narrow 6-4-4 decision that upholds the charge.
(5th UPDATE) Four of the Supreme Court justices facing impeachment are also vying to become the new chief justice to replace Maria Lourdes Sereno
A group wants to nullify strict guidelines on releasing SALNs of justices, saying that they are not above the law
Two chief justice applicants change their votes to hand Philippine Airlines a victory. A dissenter says it besmirches the legitimacy of the Supreme Court.
(3rd UPDATE) Associate Justice Benjamin Caguioa, the member-in-charge, writes the en banc to take the case from him and re-raffle. It is rejected unanimously.
(UPDATED) Ferdinand Marcos Jr cites the posts made by Supreme Court Justice Alfredo Benjamin Caguioa's wife in a Viber group that showed bias for Vice President Leni Robredo
High Court says that 'lustful acts of men are often veiled in either the power of coercive threat or the inconvenience inherent in patriarchy as a culture’
By tradition, the vote of the chief justice as the ex-officio chairman of the JBC has followed the vote of the Supreme Court en banc
Here's how the composition of the Philippines' top court would look like by the time President Rodrigo Duterte's term ends
Two senior justices also accept their automatic nominations: Associate Justices Diosdado Peralta and Lucas Bersamin
‘Corruption weakens judicial independence far more than political interference,’ says Associate Justice Marvic Leonen
'That's pure false,' says Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen of RJ Nieto's Facebook post
'We choose only portions of the past that we like and call it tradition that we must preserve,' says Associate Justice Marvic Leonen
‘Is there a statistical study that shows that heterosexual couples make better families?’ Associate Justice Marvic Leonen asks Solicitor General Jose Calida
The post is for the replacement of Associate Justice Presbitero Velasco Jr
'As long as you have a good conscience, you did your best, that should be enough,' says Maria Lourdes Sereno
Supreme Court Associate Justice Francis Jardeleza advises young lawyer Jesus Falcis to instead look at Congress and the Constitutional Consultative Committee
Martires’ quo warranto vote and a past disciplinary action show lack of probity, according to Catholic priests, Evangelical pastors and theological teachers
The members of the Judicial and Bar Council ask nominees about freedom of expression, judicial independence, and religious freedom. However, some issues like the bloody drug war are not discussed.
‘The right to religious belief in the hierarchy of values should prevail,’ says Court of Appeals Associate Justice Ramon Garcia
‘I am confident that the President will pass upon my qualifications on the merits and not because I am a woman and not a man,' says Court of Appeals Associate Justice Amy Lazaro-Javier
(UPDATED) The concept of freedom of expression is usually tackled during the first year of law school
Six applicants will undergo public interviews on June 14
Edre Olalia of the National Union of Peoples’ Lawyers (NUPL) says it is up to Justices Andres Reyes Jr and Alexander Gesmundo to ‘change their minds’. There is also the curious case of Justice Francis Jardeleza.
The President and the Vice President have very minimal requirements for eligibility. As such, there are very limited grounds to use a quo warranto petition against them.
Associate Justice Teresita de Castro says ousted Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno's 'pattern of lies' began even before she was appointed to head the Supreme Court
'Perhaps, an old torch will be finally rekindled: one which will light the way for a more vigilant citizenry that is sober, analytical, and organized enough to demand decency and a true passion for justice from all of government,' says Associate Justice Marvic Leonen
Read the full text of the Supreme Court decision, penned by Associate Justice Noel Tijam, that ousted Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno
Maaari bang balewalain ni Sereno ang desisyon at igiit ang kaniyang sarili bilang Punong Mahistrado?
Associate Justice Estela Perlas-Bernabe’s dissent also notes that facts and the own statements of ousted Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno 'cast shadows of doubt on her claim that she indeed faithfully filed all her SALNs'
The 153-page ponencia of Associate Justice Noel Tijam effectively assures Sereno's ouster – even if Congress tries to intervene
Sereno maintains 6 justices should have inhibited. 'Eh di resounding victory,' says ousted chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno
‘Can I redeem myself in the eyes of the public if there will always be rumors about me compromising?’ says ousted chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno
(UPDATED) Because Sereno's previous post as associate justice was already filled up by another appointee, she cannot go back to it anymore
However, constitutional law experts say it is only Congress which is in a position to challenge the quo warranto
'This decision is the epitome of its exercise of judicial independence,' says Calida who is responsible for the ouster of the chief justice
(UPDATED) Nine justices also vote to declare the Chief Justice as having violated the Constitution for failing to file her SALNs
Can she ignore the decision and assert herself as the chief justice?
Sereno arrives at the tightly guarded Supreme Court just before 8 am on Friday, May 11
On Thursday, May 10, Rappler talks to constitutional law professor Dan Gatmaytan to discuss possible scenarios after the Supreme Court votes on the quo warranto petition against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno
It's a doctrine that literally means 'for this moment' and will quell fears that the quo warranto can be abused in the future
It is a defiant message from the Chief Justice: if the justices want to oust her, they are going to have to do it to her face