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Sereno calls out lawyer for ‘untrue’ accusation of delay in solving case

Dec 14, 2017 - 4:17 PM

Lawyer Eligio Mallari wants the House justice committee to include his land dispute case in the impeachment proceedings against Sereno

VACC. The Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption is seeking the impeachment of Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler


SC junks Robredo supporters' plea to help pay electoral protest fee

Dec 14, 2017 - 3:41 PM

The Piso Para Kay Leni movement will instead turn over the P7.5-million collected funds to the Vice President's anti-poverty program

'PISO PARA KAY LENI'. Supporters of Vice President Leni Robredo raise funds to help her in the election case filed against her by former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. File photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

Will Carpio appear in Sereno impeachment hearing? It depends

Dec 13, 2017 - 3:01 PM

18 court officials, including 8 justices and 4 judges are asked to appear in the Sereno impeachment proceedings at the House of Representatives

TESTIMONY? Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio clarifies to the House committee on justice which topics will be asked of him should he appear in the Sereno impeachment proceedings. Photo by Rappler

Sereno camp points to Carpio on the Jardeleza integrity issue

Dec 13, 2017 - 10:59 AM

Justice Carpio is the leading Filipino scholar on the issue of the West Philippine Sea, a point of contention in Jardeleza's SC nomination in 2014

THE JARDELEZA ISSUE. Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno and Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio figure in the integrity issue that almost cost Associate Justice Francis Jardeleza his spot at the Supreme Court.

Duterte on martial law extension, Dela Rosa on Carpio, Ongpin case | Evening wRap

Dec 12, 2017 - 6:58 PM

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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.

Probable cause in Sereno complaint? 'Sobra-sobra,' says Alvarez

Dec 12, 2017 - 5:06 PM

While saying he doesn't want to get ahead of the justice committee, House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says witness accounts prove there's weight to the impeachment complaint

Dela Rosa to Carpio: Are Espinosa, Parojinog small-time drug lords?

Dec 12, 2017 - 3:35 PM

Philippine National Police chief Ronald dela Rosa questions why Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio thinks police are ignoring big-time drug lords

LOOK HERE. PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa points to Kerwin Espinosa. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

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

Are psych exam results relevant in Sereno impeachment?

Dec 12, 2017 - 8:50 AM

Quezon City 6th District Representative Jose Christopher Belmonte moves to subpoena the psychological exam reports of all sitting Supreme Court justices to make a point about irrelevance of the issue

JUSTICE COMMITTEE. House Justice Committee chair Reynaldo Umali leads the House justice committee hearing to determine probable cause in the impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

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'

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

Duterte appoints Walter Ong to the Court of Appeals

Dec 11, 2017 - 4:12 PM

He is the brother of former Sandiganbayan justice Gregory Ong, who was dismissed by the Supreme Court over links with alleged 'pork barrel queen' Janet Lim-Napoles

NEW APPOINTMENT. President Rodrigo Duterte chooses private lawyer Walter Ong as a new Court of Appeals Associate Justice. File photo from the Court of Appeals website


Justices on Sereno 'transgressions': Until when will we suffer?

Dec 11, 2017 - 3:07 PM

Two incumbent associate justices and one retired justice lash out at the Chief Justice before the 'impeachment committee' for her apparent repeated transgressions

JUSTICES AGAINST SERENO. Former and incumbent Supreme Court justices testify before the House committee on Justice. 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

SC Justices in impeachment hearing, Fariñas on martial law, China Telecom | Midday wRap

Dec 11, 2017 - 12:08 PM

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4 justices testify in impeachment hearing vs Sereno

Dec 11, 2017 - 10:13 AM

Associate Justices Teresita Leonardo-de Castro, Francis Jardeleza, Noel Tijam, and retired associate justice Arturo Brion all attend the House impeachment committee hearing

SC JUSTICES. Associate Justices Tijam, Brion (retired), Jardeleza, and De Castro, at the House committee on justice hearing on December 11. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

Who is ex-SC Associate Justice Flerida Ruth Romero?

Dec 08, 2017 - 9:15 PM

Romero – who died on December 8 – played a key role in drafting the Family Code of the Philippines, and was an expert in civil and labor laws

FLERIDA RUTH ROMERO, 88. The retired Supreme Court Associate Justice served from 1991 to 1999. Photo from SET website.

Former Supreme Court justice Flerida Ruth Romero dies

Dec 08, 2017 - 7:53 PM

The retired justice was 88 years old

Alvarez: Sereno impeachment a constitutional, not political, process

Dec 07, 2017 - 5:21 PM

'It’s part of the checks and balances between the executive, legislative, and judiciary,' says Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez

COMMITTEE DEFENDER. Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez once against defends the House justice committee as it continues hearing the impeachment case against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. Rappler file photo

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

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, December 7, 2017

Dec 07, 2017 - 11:48 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Thursday.

At Camp Crame on Monday, December, 4, 2017, One Thousand seventy six Policemen gather in front of the Grandstand during the Closing Ceremony "Focused Reformation/Reorientation and Moral Enhancement for Police Officer in Line with Internal Cleansing Efforts" Class 2017. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Alvarez: Hearings show Sereno's denials have no basis

Dec 06, 2017 - 10:05 PM

'Based on rules, all the denials she submitted will be treated as a mere scrap of paper because she did not swear to its truthfulness before the committee,' the Speaker warns of the Chief Justice

JUSTICE HEARING. The House committee on justice convenes to determine the probable cause in an impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Robredo on CPP-NPA, Calida in SC oral arguments, Trump on Jerusalem | Evening wRap

Dec 06, 2017 - 7:23 PM

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IN PHOTOS: Rights groups protest against 'killing fields' in Mindanao

Dec 06, 2017 - 6:24 PM

Barug Katungod Mindanao and Karapatan stage a rally in front of the Department of National Defense to protest against Martial Law in Mindanao

STOP THE KILLINGS. A protester holds a placard that shows half of his face in Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Sereno condemns threats vs journalist Jomar Canlas

Dec 06, 2017 - 6:12 PM

Reporters covering the judiciary stand behind colleague Jomas Canlas, who recently testified in the House justice committee hearing on the impeachment case against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno

UNDER THREAT. Reporter Jomar Canlas, in white, testifies before the committee on justice. Rappler photo

HIGHLIGHTS: Justices grill Calida on operational loopholes of Oplan TokHang

Dec 06, 2017 - 5:08 PM

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno questions the regularity of police raids during ungodly hours

LOOPHOLES. Solicitor General Jose Calida is put on the spot to defend what some justices deem as loopholes in Oplan TokHang and the government's anti-drug campaign.

Marcoleta questions SC clerk of court's 'loyalty' in impeachment hearing

Dec 06, 2017 - 3:49 PM

'Nagtatrabaho lang tayo....I'm loyal to the institution,' says SC Clerk of Court Felipa Anama, who also tells the House committee on justice that she has served government for 44 years now

IMPEACHMENT WITNESS. Felipa Anama, Supreme Court Clerk of Court, testifies before the House Committee on Justice on Wednesday, during Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno Impeachment proceedings. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Alvarez defends Sereno impeachment hearing: We're looking for the truth

Dec 06, 2017 - 2:04 PM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says legislators who have criticized the justice committee should face the committee on ethics or rules

DOING ITS JOB. Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez delivers a speech before closing the House's first regular session on May 31. File photo by Rappler

Lawmakers express frustration over 'uncooperative' SC clerk of court

Dec 06, 2017 - 12:19 PM

'You are just showing that you are being not very cooperative with this committee,' House justice committee chairman Reynaldo Umali tells Supreme Court Clerk of Court Felipa Anama

IMPEACHMENT HEARING. House justice committee chair Reynaldo Umali presides the hearing on the impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on December 6, 2017. DARREN LANGIT

Calida on drug smuggling in PH: ‘We cannot police an archipelago’

Dec 06, 2017 - 11:41 AM

Solicitor General Jose Calida also says Philippine police can't arrest big time drug lords who are in China

GRILLED. Solicitor General Jose Calida is grilled on the operational loopholes of Oplan TokHang and the government's anti-drug war campaign during the 3rd and final day of the Supreme Court oral arguments. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

[OPINION] Slippery slope of diminishing judicial independence

Dec 06, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Internal disagreements between and among members of the Court should not be the subject of an impeachment complaint

Duterte on PNP, SC affirms martial law, Marquez on Sereno | Evening wRap

Dec 05, 2017 - 8:23 PM

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Will you know if you’re on a drug list? Not that easy, Calida says

Dec 05, 2017 - 7:51 PM

'Paano kung ang pangalan ko ay nandoon, how can I be given due process if I believe that my name should not be there?' asks petitioner Dean Jose Manuel Diokno

Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

FACT CHECK: Calida says during Tokhang police don't barge into homes

Dec 05, 2017 - 7:05 PM

Solicitor General Jose Calida tells the Supreme Court that the police do not 'insist and just move on to the next house' if individuals do not want to let them in. Media coverage of at least 5 drug war deaths show otherwise.

SC's Martires: Why did the PNP send 8 police units for just one drug suspect?

Dec 05, 2017 - 4:56 PM

Ryan Almora, an alleged drug pusher, was killed by a team made up of operatives from 8 police units

TOO MANY FOR ONE? SC Justice Martires asks why the PNP had to send 8 units to capture just one suspect. File photo Rappler screengrab

SC’s Carpio compels gov't to submit ‘nanlaban’ documents

Dec 05, 2017 - 3:48 PM

(UPDATED) Justice Carpio's order puts to the test the government’s claim that 'every single one' of the deaths are being investigated

COMMON SENSE. Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio says the Philippines cannot have a Visiting Forces Agreement with China. Rappler photo

SC Justice Carpio: ‘Why is PNP ignoring big-time drug lords?’

Dec 05, 2017 - 3:03 PM

Solicitor General Jose Calida defends the PNP, saying that they were ordered to target all drug suspects, big or small

CRITICAL. Antonio Carpio questions the thrust of the PNP's war on drugs. Rappler file photo

Akbayan's Villarin hit for saying Sereno hearing a 'monumental fuck-up'

Dec 05, 2017 - 2:45 PM

'I believe that this charade is heading nowhere but to a monumental fuck-up that the House should immediately dismiss,' Akbayan Representative Tom Villarin had said, drawing flak from members of the House justice committee

SERENO IMPEACHMENT. House Committee on Justice Chair Cong. Reynaldo Umali presides during continuation of the impeachment proceedings against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Dela Rosa no-show in Supreme Court EJK hearing

Dec 05, 2017 - 2:37 PM

The PNP chief is in New York for an 'anti-terrorism conference', says Solicitor General Jose Calida

ABSENT. PNP chief Dela Rosa faces reporters outside the Supreme Court main building. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Sereno to Duterte: SC is transparent even without FOI law

Dec 05, 2017 - 2:32 PM

Sereno says she 'shares the President’s expressed desire for greater transparency in government'

Supreme Court of teh Philippines in Padre Faura, Manila

LIVE: SC oral arguments on war on drugs

Dec 05, 2017 - 2:20 PM

Listen to the arguments heard by the Supreme Court on consolidated petitions to declare the government circulars that ‘operationalize’ the war on drugs unconstitutional.

Supreme Court affirms martial law in Mindanao

Dec 05, 2017 - 2:00 PM

Newly-appointed Associate Justices Andres Reyes Jr and Alexander Gesmundo join the majority and vote to affirm the decision

FDA on Dengvaxia, Piston president ordered arrested, Trump travel ban | Midday wRap

Dec 05, 2017 - 12:34 PM

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Trump travel ban to take effect pending court appeal

Dec 05, 2017 - 6:52 AM

(UPDATED) The US Supreme Court says that the government could fully enforce a revised ban on travelers from 6 mainly Muslim countries pending appeal

ARRIVALS. In this file photo, people look over the arrivals board at JFK International Airport's Terminal 4, February 4, 2017 in New York. Bryan R Smith/AFP

2017 Bar questions copied from past exams?

Dec 04, 2017 - 10:30 AM

Legal Education Board (LEB) Chairman Emerson Aquende, however, says 'there is nothing wrong with repeating test questions'

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatEd: Impeachment ni Sereno, paghahati-hati ng Korte Suprema

Dec 04, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Habang mahalagang manatiling matino ang mga pinuno ng Korte Suprema, kailangang manatiling alerto ang lahat, at di nababaling ang atensyon sa mga palabas na likha ng mga pulitikong may sariling interes o agenda

#ThewRap: Videos to watch this week, November 27 - December 3, 2017

Dec 03, 2017 - 12:56 PM

From revgov to Sereno impeachment to Robin Padilla, must-watch videos this week

RED DAY. Pro-Duterte demonstrators gather in Mendiola, Manila, on November 30, 2017, to call for the establishment of a revolutionary government. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler


Avengers or Suicide Squad? When Sereno and Morales attend a forum together

Dec 02, 2017 - 9:00 AM

The former colleagues on the bench tease each other, but they also send a strong message

Human Rights Commissioner Chito Gascon, Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno and Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales attend the Constitutional Fiscal Autonomy Group (CFAG) forum on November 29, 2017. Photo courtesy of the Office of the Ombudsman/PRIMB