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LIST: How the House justice panel voted on lowering criminal liability age

Jan 22, 2019 - 9:19 AM

(UPDATED) Only Agusan del Norte 1st District Representative Lawrence Fortun and Agri Representative Orestes Salon vote against the controversial bill

HOW THEY VOTED. The House committee on justice tackles the bill lowering the criminal liability age on January 21, 2019. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Sereno impeachment, Mercado on frigates deal, UNCHR chief slams Duterte | Midday wRap

Mar 08, 2018 - 12:51 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Marguerite de Leon

House reps question SC lawyer's faith, intentions at Sereno impeach hearing

Jan 18, 2018 - 8:04 AM

(UPDATED) Lawyer Jocelyn Fabian is questioned on her competence, and at times mocked for her Christian faith, during the continuation of the impeachment hearing vs Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno

Resource person Atty. Jocelyn Fabian Head of the Two technical working group of Supreme Court testifying before the House of Representatives during hearing on Determination of probable cause in relation to the verified complaint for impeachment against Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno o Wednesday, January 17, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Sereno camp: We expect an ‘intensified’ smear campaign in 2018

Jan 08, 2018 - 2:12 PM

'Sila na lang ang hindi nakakaalam na malapit na ma-impeach si CJ Sereno,' says complainant Larry Gadon

CALL TO ACTION. Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno calls on constitutional bodies to maximize their mandate to protect human rights in the country amid the Duterte administration's drug war. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

The year of impeachments: 'Bastardization' or checks and balances?

Dec 22, 2017 - 5:37 PM

Is it impeachment overload at the House of Representatives?

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

Dec 11, 2017 - 12:08 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Marguerite de Leon

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

Nov 29, 2017 - 7:36 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Mara Cepeda

SC votes unanimously to allow justices to attend Sereno impeachment hearing

Nov 28, 2017 - 1:59 PM

(3rd UPDATE) At least 10 current and former Supreme Court justices, along with employees, are listed in the Gadon complaint as possible resource persons. SC Spokesman Theodore Te says they can testify on 'administrative matters'.

Sereno impeachment: Summary of the Chief Justice's earnings, expenses

Nov 26, 2017 - 7:05 PM

A lawmaker wants Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno to present proof of her purchases, such as receipts

SALN ISSUE. Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno's spokesperson says that the chief magistrate has no non-disclosures to speak of as the House of Representatives hears her impeachment case.

Umali warns House committee can have CJ Sereno arrested

Nov 26, 2017 - 2:42 PM

Sereno's spokesperson asks House justice committee chairman Reynaldo Umali to respect the separation of powers

ARREST BY HOUSE? In this file photo, Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno speaks at the University of San Carlos Auditorium Talamban Campus in Cebu City on August 24, 2017. Photo by Gelo Litonjua/Rappler

Sereno camp: Gadon is using House to 'fish' for evidence

Nov 23, 2017 - 3:58 PM

Gadon says issuing subpoena to witnesses is the House's constitutional duty

Atty. Larry Gadon during the Continuation on the deliberation on the verified complaint for impeachment against Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on Wednesday. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

[OPINION] Gadon crumbles, will House fall with him?

Nov 23, 2017 - 3:23 PM

The chief complainant has showed his contempt for the House of Representatives and the country by filing a perjurious complaint

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.

Sereno lawyer: Expedite hearing, bring impeachment to Senate

Nov 22, 2017 - 2:14 PM

'We are willing to face them before the Senate where the rights of the chief justice will be protected,' says Alexander Poblador, lead counsel of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno

SERENO TEAM. Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno's legal team attends the House committee on justice hearing on an impeachment case against her. Photo by Darren Langit

House panel: Sereno lawyers can't cross-examine in impeachment hearing

Nov 22, 2017 - 11:27 AM

(2ND UPDATE) Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno had earlier asked that her lawyers be allowed to questions the witnesses against her

Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Sereno to skip House impeachment hearing

Nov 21, 2017 - 2:12 PM

The Chief Justice authorizes her team of lawyers to protect her interests in all stages of the impeachment process

COMMITTEE HEARING. The Committee on Justice will resume its hearing into the impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on November 22. Rappler file photo

Alvarez: Sereno lawyers can't attend hearing if she isn't there

Nov 20, 2017 - 4:05 PM

House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says the lawyers of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno will only be allowed to attend her impeachment hearing if she is present

ONLY SERENO. Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says only Chief Justice Maria Lourdes herself – and not her lawyers – can appear before the House committee on justice. Rappler file photo

Garcia on Sereno impeachment: It's 'democracy in action'

Nov 20, 2017 - 1:16 PM

Ranking House members defend the lower chamber from speculation as it continues to tackle an impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno

SERENO IMPEACHMENT. Deputy Speakers Garcia and Garin defend the House as it tackles the impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

House justice committee invites Sereno to impeachment hearing

Nov 16, 2017 - 8:55 PM

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno earlier asked the committee to allow her lawyers to cross-examine the complainant's witnesses

COMMITTEE HEARING. The House Justice committee will continues its deliberations on the impeachment complaint filed agaist Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. File photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

Why House hasn't terminated Bautista impeachment talks

Oct 24, 2017 - 1:50 PM

The House committee on justice will need to submit its report to the plenary when session resumes in November

COMMITTEE MEETING. Members of the House committee on justice huddle during a meeting suspension. Rappler photo

Comelec Chairman Bautista to 'abide' by impeachment rules

Oct 11, 2017 - 7:00 PM

(UPDATED) Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista says 'it is unfortunate' that the House of Representatives voted to impeach him

IMPEACHED OFFICIAL. Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Andres Bautista is impeached by the House of Representatives hours after he announced his resignation on October 11, 2017. Photo by Baen Nabong/Rappler

House impeaches Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista

Oct 11, 2017 - 5:08 PM

The House overturns the resolution of the committee on justice, which earlier junked the impeachment complaint

IMPEACHED. The House of Representatives votes to impeach Commission on Elections Andres Bautista hours after the latter announced his resignation from his post on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

House panel formally junks Bautista impeachment complaint

Oct 05, 2017 - 1:23 PM

The committee report and resolution will now be forwarded to the House plenary

JUNKED COMPLAINT. The House committee on justice officially dismisses an impeachment complaint against Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Sereno team: 'Dangerous precedent' to bar cross-examination

Oct 04, 2017 - 4:40 PM

The House committee on justice is set to tackle the impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on Thursday, October 5

JUSTICE COMMITTEE. The committee is set to meet again, this time to discuss if there is sufficient grounds to pursue the impeachment complaint. File photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

Gadon claims Sereno's reply full of 'lies'

Sep 28, 2017 - 7:15 PM

Lawyer Larry Gadon, the complainant in the impeachment case against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, says she used 'lame logic' in her explanations

IMPEACHMENT. Larry Gadon, the complainant in the impeachment case vs Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. File photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

LIVE: House hearing on Anti-Hazing Law

Sep 26, 2017 - 6:11 AM

Watch the hearing live on Rappler on Tuesday, September 26

Bautista, Castillo, Mexico earthquake | Evening wRap

Sep 20, 2017 - 8:28 PM

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Patricia Bautista 'disappointed but undeterred' by impeachment dismissal

Sep 20, 2017 - 2:45 PM

'I believe in the goodness, the goodwill, and the good sense of the Filipino people,' says the wife of Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista

'FIGHT CONTINUES.' Patricia Bautista, wife of Comelec chairman Andres Bautista. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

House panel junks Bautista impeachment complaint

Sep 20, 2017 - 12:00 PM

(UPDATED) The complainants fail to indicate they have personal knowledge of their allegations against Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista

IMPEACHMENT JUNKED. Comelec chairman Andres Bautista gets emotional during a press conference at the Comelec main office in Manila on August 7, 2017 regarding his marital dispute with his wife Patricia Cruz-Bautista. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

LOOK: Why petitioners want Comelec chairman Bautista impeached

Sep 20, 2017 - 8:13 AM

Will the impeachment complaint against Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista pass the House panel's scrutiny?

BAUTISTA COMPLAINT. Impeachment endorsers (from right to center) Rep. Abraham Tolentino, Rep. Harry Roque, Rep. Gwendolyn Garcia show a copy of affidavit of verified complaint for impeachment filed by Atty. Ferdinand Topacio (extreme left) and former Rep. Jing Paras (2nd-left) against Comelec chairman Andy Bautista at the House of Representatives on August 23, 2017. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

1st impeach complaint vs Sereno 'sufficient in form, substance'

Sep 13, 2017 - 11:54 AM

2nd UPDATE The House committee on justice finds the second complaint against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno – filed by the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption and the Vanguard of the Philippine Constitution – insufficient in form

IMPEACHMENT COMPLAINT. The House committee on justice tackles the impeachment complaints against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

Imee Marcos ‘prostituting the Constitution' in tobacco funds probe – Umali

Jul 17, 2017 - 6:42 PM

Representative Reynaldo Umali says the Ilocos Norte governor engages in forum shopping by urging the SC to take over the case of detained provincial executives

HOUSE DEFENDER. Justice committee chairperson and Representative Reynaldo Umali calls for a press conference on July 17. Photo by Mara Cepeda

LIVE: House probe on BuCor-Tadeco deal

May 30, 2017 - 7:27 AM

Watch the hearing live on Rappler

Manchester blast, Alan Peter Cayetano, Duterte in Russia | Evening wRap

May 24, 2017 - 12:25 AM

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House subpanel approves bill retaining 15 as criminal responsibility age

May 23, 2017 - 12:36 PM

The measure proposes stiffer penalties for parents and syndicates using children to commit crimes while focusing on the improved rehabilitation of children in conflict with the law

APPROVED. The House subcommittee on correctional reforms gives its nod to the bill maintaining 15 as the minimum age of criminal responsibility. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

LIVE: House hearing on minimum age of criminal liability

May 23, 2017 - 9:42 AM

Watch the House hearing live on Rappler

House subpanel to ditch proposal lowering criminal responsibility age

May 22, 2017 - 1:50 PM

After months long consultations Representative Ron Salo says the subpanel on correctional reforms will instead propose amendments strengthening the existing Juvenile Justice Act of 2006

HOPE STILL ALIVE? Some rehabilitation centers for child offenders have poor to inhumane conditions. File photo by Rappler

Impeachment complaint, Duterte honorary doctorate, North Korea | Midday wRap

May 22, 2017 - 1:41 PM

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House panel wants impeachment complaints lacking in form immediately junked

May 22, 2017 - 10:12 AM

The current Rules of Procedure in Impeachment Proceedings state lawmakers may only junk an impeachment complaint after the document s sufficiency in form and substance are assessed

FORMALITIES. Justice panel chairperson Reynaldo Umali presides during the hearing on May 22, when the panel formally junked the impeachment complaint against the President. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

VLOG: House panel rejects Duterte impeachment complaint

May 15, 2017 - 10:07 PM

Almost all the members of committee on justice present vote that the complaint is insufficient in form and substance

The House committee on justice hearing on May 15, 2017 on the impeachment of President Rodigo Duterte. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Alejano willing to lose Congress seat after seeking Duterte ouster

May 15, 2017 - 7:55 PM

Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano also says he will discuss with his party mates the possibility of being co complainants in the ICC case filed against the President

WHAT'S NEXT? Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano mulls the next steps to take after the justice panel rejected his impeachment complaint against the President. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Alejano slams House as Duterte puppet after losing impeachment bid

May 15, 2017 - 5:55 PM

Hindi ako abogado na magaling na magpaikot ikot sa batas Ako ay dating sundalo Ang alam ko lamang ay kung paano i defend ang bansang ito says Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano as he holds back tears

LIVE: House hearing on 1st impeachment complaint vs Duterte

May 15, 2017 - 1:03 PM

The House justice committee will determine whether or not the impeachment complaint is sufficient in form and substance

House hearing on Duterte impeachment complaint set on May 15

May 12, 2017 - 12:43 PM

The justice committee will determine whether or not the impeachment complaint is sufficient in form and substance

SUBJECT OF IMPEACHMENT COMPLAINT. The House has prioritized the impeachment complaint against President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo by Rene Lumawag/Presidential Photo

Alvarez: Stick to facts, Tadeco probe not linked to personal grudge

May 09, 2017 - 6:29 PM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says he is not going after his erstwhile friend Davao del Norte 2nd District Representative Antonio Floirendo Jr by calling for the probe into the BuCor Tadeco deal

HOUSE PROBE. Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez (left) chats with Oriental Mindoro 2nd Distrist Representative Reynaldo Umali at a congressional inquiry on May 9, 2017. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

All past DOJ chiefs upheld deal with BuCor – Tadeco CEO

May 09, 2017 - 4:40 PM

The various contracts between Tadeco and BuCor have been reviewed and approved by no less than 6 secretaries of justice It has also passed through 14 secretaries of justice who upheld its validity says Tadeco president and CEO Alexander Valoria

DEFENDING THE COMPANY. Tadeco president and CEO Alexander Valoria delivers his counterarguments against the accusations of Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Duterte proclamation ‘best’ way to void BuCor-Tadeco deal

May 09, 2017 - 12:22 PM

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II says BuCor may file a case in court against Tadeco but this would take a very long time

DOJ RECOMMENDATION. Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II (left) attends the House probe into the deal between the Bureau of Corrections and the Tagum Agricultural Development Corporation on May 9, 2017. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

House begins probe into BuCor-Tadeco deal on May 9

May 09, 2017 - 9:13 AM

House good government and public accountability chairperson Johnny Pimentel says lawmakers are duty bound to investigate painstakingly any public transaction that is allegedly detrimental to the government

HOUSE PROBE. A joint House committee probe will begin on May 9 to look into the joint venture agreement between the Bureau of Corrections and the Tagum Agricultural Development Corporation.

House hearing on Duterte impeachment complaint eyed on May 15

May 04, 2017 - 5:53 PM

Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas shares his target timetable for the impeachment complaint after Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez moved to have it included in the order of business

IMPEACHMENT COMPLAINT. President Rodrigo Duterte is facing his first impeachment complaint filed by Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano. File photo by Richard Madelo/Presidential Photo