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House: Impeachment case vs Sereno 'moot and academic'

Jun 19, 2018 - 3:33 PM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez urges the public to respect the decision of the Supreme Court to oust with finality former chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno

THE PLENARY. The House of Representatives is expected to render as moot and academic the pending impeachment complaint against ousted SC chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Sereno rallies Filipinos to fight Duterte’s ‘dictatorial’ rule

May 17, 2018 - 7:16 PM

'Kung ayaw niya ng dissent, bigyan siya ng dissent. Kung ayaw niya ng boses ng tao, bigyan siya ng boses ng tao. The only way to fight a bully is to resist,' says ousted chief justice Maria Loures Sereno in her strongest speech yet

Former SC chief justice speaks at a forum at the Integrated Bar of the Philippines in Pasig City on May 17, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Pagkatalsik sa SC, ano'ng maaaring gawin ni Sereno?

May 12, 2018 - 9:47 PM

Maaari bang balewalain ni Sereno ang desisyon at igiit ang kaniyang sarili bilang Punong Mahistrado?

SERENO. Limang sitwasyon ang maaaring pagpilian ni Maria Lourdes Sereno matapos paboran ng Korte Suprema ang quo warranto petition. Kuha ni Inoue Jaena/Rappler

House to await resolution of Sereno motion for reconsideration before plenary vote

May 11, 2018 - 5:46 PM

'Out of respect to a co-equal [branch] that has ruled that it has jurisdiction over the matter of the legality of the appointment of respondent Sereno, the House of Representatives should wait for the resolution of the motion for reconsideration, if one is filed,' says House Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas

WAITING HOUSE. The articles of impeachment against Maria Lourdes Sereno, whom the SC ousted as chief justice on May 11, 2018, is still pending at the House of Representatives. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

After SC ousts her, what can Sereno do now?

May 11, 2018 - 11:25 AM

Can she ignore the decision and assert herself as the chief justice?

CJ Sereno At UP. Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno speaks during 'Speak Truth to Power' forum in UP Diliman, Quezon City on May 05, 2018. PHOTO BY INOUE JAENA

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May 07, 2018 - 10:17 PM

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[OPINION] The perils of quo warranto against Sereno

May 07, 2018 - 12:00 PM

If history indeed is the final and fair judge, those who vote against the quo warranto petition will be judged by future generations as people who put institution and country above themselves

Ateneo president: Junk quo warranto vs Sereno, let impeachment unfold

Apr 14, 2018 - 3:04 PM

Resorting to a quo warranto petition to remove Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno 'circumvents the clear dictates of the Constitution,' says Father Jose Ramon Villarin

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno speaks on separation of Powers Under the Rule of Law at the fellowship of Philippine Bar Association in Manila Golf and Country Club in Forbes Park, Makati City on April 11, 2018. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

[OPINION | NEWSPOINT] The ultimate betrayal

Apr 14, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Why should Duterte trouble himself with a minority chief justice?

Alvarez wants House to impeach Sereno in May

Apr 11, 2018 - 2:00 PM

But Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez also says the impeachment proceedings would become moot and academic if the Supreme Court approves the quo warranto petition against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno

SERENO OUSTER. Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez is set on having the House of Representatives impeach Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno next month. File photo from House

Sereno faces probing colleagues in a historic first

Apr 10, 2018 - 2:03 PM

Sereno would have to convince her most bitter rivals that she deserves – or is legally entitled to – the post that she has held for 5 years

Photo by Angie de Silva

5 justices won't inhibit in Sereno quo warranto case

Apr 10, 2018 - 1:43 PM

(UPDATED) Outside the SC premises in Baguio City, Sereno’s supporters mobilize to call for the inhibition of the justices they call the 'Biased 5'

Diosdado Peralta, Teresita Leonardo de Castro, Lucas Bersamin, Francis Jardeleza, Noel Tijam

Makabayan bloc asks SC to allow intervention in petition vs Sereno

Apr 10, 2018 - 1:10 PM

The House Makabayan bloc argues that the quo warranto petition seeking to void the Chief Justice's appointment would cause them to be 'deprived of their collective right' to bring the impeachment process to a 'logical conclusion'

EMBATTLED CHIEF JUSTICE. Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno delivers a speech during the Araw ng Kagitingan on April 9, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva

Duterte tells Congress to fast-track Sereno impeachment

Apr 09, 2018 - 2:21 PM

(UPDATED) Angered by Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno's latest remarks, President Rodrigo Duterte says he will 'help any investigator' and 'egg Calida [on]' to pursue the quo warranto petition

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech at the Francisco Bangoy International Airport in Davao City on April 9, 2018, announces that his attendance to the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) Annual Conference 2018 aims to advance the country's cooperation with neighboring countries in the areas of economic investments and regional security. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Sereno to Duterte: Explain Calida's unconstitutional petition

Apr 09, 2018 - 2:05 PM

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno says it's clear that President Rodrigo Duterte is behind moves to oust her

Photo by Angie de Silva

Sereno wants 4 justices to inhibit from quo warranto case

Apr 05, 2018 - 10:35 AM

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno says Associate Justices Diosdado Peralta, Lucas Bersamin, Francis Jardeleza, and Noel Tijam 'cannot decide the quo warranto petition objectively and impartially'

SC JUSTICES. Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno claims that (left to right) Associate Justices Diosdado Peralta, Lucas Bersamin, Francis Jardeleza, and Noel Tijam cannot be impartial in the quo warranto petition filed against her. Photos from the Supreme Court

SC en banc sets oral arguments for Sereno quo warranto

Apr 03, 2018 - 1:24 PM

(3RD UPDATE) The oral arguments will be held on April 10 in Baguio City and Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno is required to appear

Supreme Court Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno during the Women vs Strongman forum at the UP School of Economics on March 22, 2018

[OPINION | NEWSPOINT] Democracy’s short Philippine life

Mar 31, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Of course, we've only had a go at it twice. But with the untold losses we've suffered with each failure, how can we afford another?

‘Litany of falsehoods?’ The trouble with Sereno’s SALNs

Mar 27, 2018 - 6:34 PM

We lay out all the arguments and claims related to the Chief Justice's SALNs in the context of the quo warranto proceeding that seeks to remove her from office

Supreme Court Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno during the Women vs Strongman forum at the UP School of Economics on March 22, 2018

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

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Mar 23, 2018 - 8:22 PM

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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

Chief Justice Sereno: 'No one will be safe' if I'm ousted

Mar 22, 2018 - 8:20 PM

'Everyone will have to look for a political patron to save [themselves] from incessant harassment, threats, and bullying,' says Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno

Supreme Court Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno during the Women vs Strongman forum at the UP School of Economics on March 22, 2018

Makabayan bloc leads petition to block Sereno ouster

Mar 22, 2018 - 3:16 PM

'The filing of this present Quo Warranto Petition is nothing but an attempt [to] circumvent the constitutional process and to wrest the power to "oust" or remove an impeachable public official away from Congress and [the] Filipino people,' say the intervenors

OUST SERENO? Groups and individuals ask the High Court to junk outright a petition that would invalidate Sereno's appointment. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

IBP seeks dismissal of quo warranto petition vs Sereno

Mar 22, 2018 - 1:57 PM

The Integrated Bar of the Philippines says its intervention will note that under the 1987 Charter, 'impeachment is the only mode of removal of an impeachable officer for an impeachable offense'

SERENO. In this file photo, Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno speaks during a forum at St. Scholastica's College in Manila, in celebration of International Women's Day. File photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Was she required to file? How Sereno explains her missing SALNs

Mar 20, 2018 - 6:17 PM

Sereno raises the argument that for most of the period from 1998 to 2006, she was on leave without pay and therefore not required to file her SALNs

Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno attend the launching of 'Coalition for Justice' compose of various civic and catholic groups held at the Balay Kalinaw at the UP Diliman in Quezon City on Monday. The group expressed their solid support to CJ Sereno amid calls for her resignations. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

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

Sereno to SC: Junk quo warranto because SALN allegation not valid

Mar 19, 2018 - 5:03 PM

Chief Justice Sereno says she will be able to prove in the Senate that she complied with the SALN law

Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno offers respect to supporters during press conference launching the 'Coalition for Justice' compose of various civic and catholic groups to express their support held at the Balay Kalinaw at the UP Diliman in Quezon City on Monday. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

LOOK: Why the House panel wants to impeach Sereno

Mar 19, 2018 - 12:12 PM

The House committee on justice approves 6 articles of impeachment against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. Here they are.

IMPEACHMENT COMMITTEE. Officials, members, and staff of the House justice committee deliberate on the sidelines of a hearing. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

House panel OKs articles of impeachment vs Sereno

Mar 19, 2018 - 10:31 AM

After a little over an hour of deliberation, the committee agrees to put forward 6 articles of impeachment against Sereno, the second chief justice in 6 years to face impeachment by the House and a trial before the Senate

FOR IMPEACHMENT. Members of the House committee on justice vote in favor of finding probable cause in the impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Umali: No 'small lady' in Sereno impeachment

Mar 17, 2018 - 6:38 PM

The chairman of the House justice committee says there's more than enough evidence to convict Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno

TWO IMPEACHMENTS. Reynaldo Umali works on both impeachments against two succeeding Chief Justices. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

[OPINION | NEWSPOINT] A horrific cleanup job

Mar 17, 2018 - 2:00 PM

How far Duterte has actually gone with his authoritarianism gives us some sense of his pace and where he might be taking us. And it's decidedly a fast and determined pace, made possible by a coopted legislature and an agreeable majority of the Supreme Court.

Umali: Duterte has no hand in Sereno impeachment

Mar 17, 2018 - 9:00 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte, however, has publicly criticized Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno while Malacañang has called on her to resign 'to spare the institution from any further damage'

'Sequel to Corona': 7 articles of impeachment readied vs Sereno

Mar 15, 2018 - 7:45 PM

The House justice committee will vote on the committee report on Monday, March 19

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno visit law student in University of Baguio . Photo by Mau victa

Sereno urges students to fight for 'independent judiciary'

Mar 13, 2018 - 6:50 PM

'Fight for freedom – want it, demand it, claim it,' Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno tells students in a forum in Bacolod City

'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

Robredo says quo warranto a dangerous precedent even for Duterte

Mar 13, 2018 - 6:16 PM

‘Kung bigyan ng due course iyong quo warranto, gusto bang sabihin nito pati iyong Pangulo puwedeng tanggalin sa paraan na quo warranto?’ says Vice President Leni Robredo

Vice President Leni Robredo spoke about the role of women in society and the importance of empowering them during the P&G Philippines Women’s Symposium, held at the Ascott Bonifacio Global City Manila in Taguig City, on Thursday, March 8, 2018. Photo by OVP

House members disagree on Sereno articles of impeachment

Mar 13, 2018 - 5:18 PM

The disagreement pushes back the committee's deadline to pass the articles of impeachment against the Chief Justice

Call on Sereno to resign 'far worse than impeachment' – Davide

Mar 12, 2018 - 4:50 PM

'The call is condemning without evidence, judging before hearing, applying additional political pressure on the Chief Magistrate, rather than according her the rights to a fair trial, to substantive procedural due process, and even to the rule of law,' says the former chief justice

Groups reject calls for Sereno resignation

Mar 12, 2018 - 2:47 PM

The Coalition for Justice urges Sereno to resist resignation and to continue fighting for judicial independence

SUPPORT. Several groups expressed support for Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno at Balay Kalinaw, University of the Philippines on March 12, 2018. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Gadon drops non-Sereno staff in new graft complaint at DOJ

Mar 12, 2018 - 1:07 PM

Officials from the fiscal management and budget office are excluded in the graft complaint pertaining to the alleged illegal hiring of an I.T. consultant in the SC

Atty. Ma. Lourdes Oliveros, Chief Justice Staff Head swear before the Committee on Justice during hearing of the Continuation of the determination of probable cause in relation to the verified complaint for impeachment against Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on Wednesday, February 07, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

CJ Sereno: I will not resign

Mar 12, 2018 - 11:33 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Amid calls by Supreme Court employees for her to resign, a defiant Chief Justice says she has no intentions of stepping down, as resignation would mean not standing by the rule of law

CJ SERENO. During a gathering of supporters at the University of the Philippines on March 12, 2018, CJ Sereno says she will not step down from her post. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

SC employees, judges group call on Sereno to resign

Mar 12, 2018 - 8:56 AM

(3rd UPDATE) 'We are calling on you, also for the benefit of the entire nation, to step down as Chief Justice,' they tell Chief Justice Sereno

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

Enrile 'volunteered' to join Sereno prosecutors – Umali

Mar 11, 2018 - 2:47 PM

'There are no strings to his volunteering his services,' says House justice committee chair Reynaldo Umali

SERENO PROSECUTION TEAM. Former senate president Juan Ponce Enrile is likely to joint the House prosecution team in the impeachment trial of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. File photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

[OPINION | NEWSPOINT] The Senate’s debt to history

Mar 10, 2018 - 3:00 PM

How far will the Senate carry the fight?

The week in photos: March 3-9, 2018

Mar 10, 2018 - 11:00 AM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

Men dismantle the symbolicly attached prosthetic arms from a replica of the Venus de Milo during an action led by Handicap International to raise awareness on the thousands of amputees worldwide in need of a prosthesis, at the Louvre-Rivoli metro station in Paris on March 6, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT

Duterte spokesman describes Chief Justice Sereno as ‘may tama’

Mar 09, 2018 - 4:59 PM

Harry Roque cites an interpretation of the Chief Justice's psychological test that even the Psychological Association of the Philippines has deemed questionable

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno visit law student in University of Baguio . Photo by Mau victa

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, March 9, 2018

Mar 09, 2018 - 11:34 AM

Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Friday

ALL EYES ON THE CHIEF. Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno faces another tough challenge in impeachment proceedings as her fellow justices force her to take an indefinite leave.

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Mar 08, 2018 - 9:53 PM

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Umali, Fariñas: Sereno impeachment different from Corona trial

Mar 08, 2018 - 4:23 PM

Unlike the Corona impeachment, the Sereno impeachment went through the scrutiny of the House committee on justice

TALE OF TWO IMPEACHMENTS. Representatives Reynaldo Umali (center) and Rodolfo Fariñas (in white) during the justice committee's hearing on March 8, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler