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Recent JBC interviews had less tough questions on SC decisions

Oct 02, 2018 - 9:00 AM

The last JBC interviews also saw odd questions about the applicants’ love lives and belated decisions to bear children

JBC. (From left to right) Judicial and Bar Council members retired judge Toribio Ilao, retired justice Jose Mendoza, Chief Justice Teresita Leonardo De Castro (ex-officio chairman) and Atty Milagros Fernan-Cayosa. Photo from Supreme Court PIO

CJ De Castro: No local law that put Rome Statute in effect

Sep 05, 2018 - 8:27 AM

'I think it is conceded that we do not have any implementing legislation yet,' says the Chief Justice

Newly installed Supreme Court Chief Justice Teresita Leonardo-De Castro with other justices starts the oral arguments on the withdrawal in the International Criminal Court in Manila on August 28, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

House panel to take up impeach complaints vs SC justices Sept 4

Aug 27, 2018 - 3:15 PM

Chairman Salvador Leachon says the House justice committee will coordinate with the complainants – opposition congressmen – if they want the complaints 'tackled simultaneously and jointly'

New Chief Justice De Castro must prove 'independence, impartiality'

Aug 25, 2018 - 7:22 PM

'The new Chief Justice will have to credibly address uncomplimentary views about her independence and impartiality,' says the National Union of Peoples' Lawyers

'UNPRECEDENTED.' In this file photo, Supreme Court Associate Justice Teresita de Castro serves as resource person in a House of Representatives committee hearing on the impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on November 29, 2017, a first in history. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

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

'Ayawan na': Netizens dismayed by De Castro's appointment as Chief Justice

Aug 25, 2018 - 3:48 PM

How do you feel about her rise to the judiciary's top seat?

SC's De Castro: Same-sex marriage will complicate gender specific laws

Jun 19, 2018 - 11:56 PM

'There is a law that would guide judges and justices, and that is the Constitution,' says petitioner Jesus Falcis III

SERENO IMPEACHMENT. Justice Teresita De Castro testifies before the House Committee on Justice during Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Serenoo during the Impeachment proceedings on Wednesday. File by Darren Langit/Rappler

De Castro says Sereno ousted over tendency to 'lie, mislead'

May 13, 2018 - 7:00 PM

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

TESTIMONY. Associate Justice Teresita Leonardo-de Castro testifies before the House committee on justice as it tackled an impeachment case against then-chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. File poto by Darren Langit/Rappler

SC Associate Justice Teresita de Castro nominated for Ombudsman

May 07, 2018 - 1:05 PM

Retired associate justice Arturo Brion cites Associate Justice Teresita de Castro's decades-long service to the judiciary in a nomination letter he sent to the Judicial and Bar Council

Justice Teresita De Castro testifies before the House Committee on Justice during Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Serenoo during the Impeachment proceedings on Wednesday. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

Calida won't file quo warranto vs Justice De Castro

Apr 25, 2018 - 7:19 PM

Calida denies the request of a Sereno supporter to file a similar petition against Justice De Castro

Solicitor General Jose Calida with VACC Dante Jimenez and Atty. Eligio Mallari files Quo Warranto before the Supreme Court in Manila on March 5 questioning the validity of SC chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno's appointment.Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Malacañang on Cambridge Analytica, Sereno vs De Castro, Sandiganbayan on Napoles | Evening wRap

Apr 10, 2018 - 9:05 PM

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'Popcorn, please': Sereno-De Castro word war stuns netizens

Apr 10, 2018 - 7:55 PM

Netizens are willing spectators as the claws come out between the two women of the judiciary

Sereno: SALN not a requirement of integrity

Apr 10, 2018 - 7:10 PM

Associate Justice Noel Tijam tells Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno: 'Integrity is not founded in jurisprudence. It is founded in honesty, truthfulness.'

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno addresses the court workers during the national convention of legal researchers in Bacolod City on Wednesday, April 4. Photo by Marchel Espina/Rappler

'You're oppressive!': Sereno, De Castro face off in SC orals

Apr 10, 2018 - 5:25 PM

'You are making a lot of excuses,' an agitated Associate Justice Teresita Leonardo De Castro tells Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno

ORAL ARGUMENTS. Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno faces off in a two-hour long heated interpellation with Associate Justice Teresita Leonardo De Castro. Screengrab from SC

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

Pimentel on PDP-Laban senatorial slate, De Castro on Sereno, Psy in North Korea | Evening wRap

Mar 26, 2018 - 7:32 PM

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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

Tax evasion complaint vs Rappler, Sereno impeachment, De Castro calls out Sereno | Evening wRap

Mar 08, 2018 - 9:53 PM

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De Castro calls out Sereno as they share one stage

Mar 08, 2018 - 11:12 AM

Associate Justice Teresita Leonardo De Castro openly disapproves of Sereno when she says, 'I am very sorry that the Chief Justice has taken this opportunity to discuss a matter which is sub judice'

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

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'

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Jan 31, 2018 - 1:42 PM

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'Bitter' De Castro should raise Sereno qualification issues with JBC – lawyer

Jan 31, 2018 - 12:20 PM

'The fact that the JBC shortlisted the Chief Justice means its members found her documentary submissions complete and compliant with the rules,' says the spokesperson of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno

DEFENDING THE CHIEF JUSTICE. Lawyer Jojo Lacanilao, a spokesperson of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, responds to questions on the impeachment complaint against his client. Rappler file photo

Senate hearing on fake news, De Castro on Sereno, CIA on Russian meddling | Evening wRap

Jan 30, 2018 - 10:30 PM

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Justice De Castro: Did Sereno ‘deceive’ JBC?

Jan 30, 2018 - 10:20 AM

Supreme Court Associate Justice Teresita Leonoardo-de Castro, who had earlier aired her grievances against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, questions how the top magistrate got into the JBC shortlist in the first place

SERENO IMPEACHMENT. Associate Justice Teresita Leonardo-de Castro testifies before the House committee on justice as it tackles an impeachment case against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

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

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

Sereno impeachment: RCAO, JDO, and Midas Marquez

Nov 30, 2017 - 3:51 PM

The Regional Court Administrator's Office and Judiciary Decentralized Office involve a complex issue of decentralization that has hounded the Supreme Court for years

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, November 30, 2017

Nov 30, 2017 - 11:22 AM

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‘Overflow’ of info after De Castro testifies at Sereno impeachment

Nov 29, 2017 - 8:56 PM

It’s becoming clear that ‘irregularities’ have happened in the Supreme Court, and the question now is whether these are impeachable offenses, says House justice committee chairman Reynaldo Umali

‘UNPRECEDENTED.’ Supreme Court Associate Justice Teresita de Castro serves as resource person in a House of Representatives committee hearing on the impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on November 29, 2017, a first in history. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

De Castro testimony, Dela Rosa on Reuters report, UAAP Finals | Evening wRap

Nov 29, 2017 - 7:36 PM

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De Castro accuses Sereno of deception

Nov 29, 2017 - 4:12 PM

(3rd UPDATE) 'I can't stand idly by when the collegial decision of the SC is being set aside,' says Justice De Castro, referring to the creation by Sereno of a new court office. The Sereno camp says JDO is no different from RCAO.

Justice Teresita De Castro testifies before the House Committee on Justice and Court Administrator Jose Midas Marquez during Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes during the Impeachment proceedings on Wednesday. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

De Castro testimony exposes division in the Supreme Court

Nov 29, 2017 - 1:36 PM

House members get touchy when De Castro is asked how she felt when Sereno was chosen over her to become Chief Justice

Justice Teresita De Castro testifies before the House Committee on Justice during Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Serenoo during the Impeachment proceedings on Wednesday. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

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Nov 29, 2017 - 11:50 AM

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Justice Teresita De Castro testifies before the House Committee on Justice during Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Serenoo during the Impeachment proceedings on Wednesday. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

'Unprecedented': De Castro testifies at Sereno impeachment hearing

Nov 29, 2017 - 11:09 AM

It's 'unprecedented' for the Supreme Court justice to appear before the House, notes Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas

Justice Teresita De Castro (right) and Court Administrator Midas Marquez take their oath before the House Committee on Justice as it tackles an impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno on November 29, 2017. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

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

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Nov 27, 2017 - 8:45 PM

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Did Sereno favor court nominees? 5 justices asked to testify

Nov 27, 2017 - 8:23 PM

Representatives Ramon Rocamora and Kaka Bag-ao caution against calling all the justices, saying the House panel is resorting to a fishing expedition

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

Justice De Castro 'very much willing' to testify vs Sereno, says Larry Gadon

Nov 22, 2017 - 4:33 PM

Lawyer Larry Gadon says his 'friend' is talking to Supreme Court Associate Justice Teresita Leonardo-de Castro on his behalf

TESTIFY? Supreme Court (SC) Associate Justice Teresita Leonardo De Castro is "willing" to testify against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, according to complainant Larry Gadon.

HIGHLIGHTS: What was discussed in SC oral arguments on drug war?

Nov 22, 2017 - 12:17 PM

Here's a summary of the most important points raised during the petitioners' round in the Supreme Court oral arguments on the war on drugs

Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno leads other justices in deliberating the constitutionality of Duterte's drug war during the start of the oral argument at the Supreme Court in Manila on November 21, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Does Sereno have SC’s support? Spokesman downplays narrative

Oct 01, 2017 - 8:30 AM

'The thing we would avoid the most is give any impression in the minds of our countrymen that she will be engaging in a brawl, in a street gutter fight, no,' says Sereno's spokesperson Carlo Cruz

OPPOSITORS IN SC? Chief Justice Sereno's spokesperson lawyer Carlo Cruz downplays the narrative of the chief justice facing dissents inside the Supreme Court. Photo by Rappler

How Sereno answered her impeachment complaint

Sep 25, 2017 - 9:02 PM

None of Larry Gadon’s documents, though authentic, support his allegations, according to Sereno’s chief lawyer Alex Poblador

VERIFIED ANSWER. Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno files an 85-page verified answer before the House of Representatives explaining point-by-point why the impeachment complaint against her must be dismissed.

'Do not be afraid to be minority': Chief Justice Sereno, 5 years on

Aug 27, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Five years after she was appointed the first female Chief Justice of the Philippines Maria Lourdes Sereno faces impeachment threats Is she a target of the Duterte administration?

'IT DOES NOT AFFECT ME.' Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno addresses the impeachment threats against her during a media forum in Cebu City on August 24, 2017. Photo by Gelo Litonjua/Rappler

Sereno impeachment: Supreme Court OKs release of documents to aid VACC complaint

Aug 08, 2017 - 6:06 PM

For a second impeachment complaint lawyer Larry Gadon asks for more documents including the results of the Chief Justice s psychological examinations

REQUEST GRANTED. Supreme Court Spokesman Theodore Te announces on August 8, 2017 that the en banc has approved the release of documents to groups seeking the impeachment of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Sereno impeachment case: Publicity first, documents later

Aug 04, 2017 - 4:59 PM

VACC and Vanguard of the Philippine Constitution send a letter request to the SC for copies of court orders and resolutions two days after filing a complaint before the House Secretary General

Inside SC: Justice De Castro vs CJ Sereno?

Jul 20, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Justice De Castro s memorandum questions the actions of CJ Sereno including giving travel allowance to a court staff