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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


VACC submits Morales impeach complaint, but without an endorsement

Dec 13, 2017 - 5:28 PM

The VACC has been wanting to file the impeachment complaint since May

NO ENDORSEMENT YET. VACC counsel Jing Paras, surrounded by other complainants including families of some of the slain 44, explains to reporters the required endorsement to their complaint can follow anytime. Photo by Lian Buan/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.

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

[OPINION] How much longer? A year-and-a-half of Duterte

Dec 12, 2017 - 11:59 AM

Four-and-a-half more years of Duterte is an interminable, insufferable length of time. His regime is wreaking havoc on many political institutions, especially the weakest of our 3 branches of government, the judicial system.

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

Dengvaxia probe, Associate justices on Sereno, Martial law extension | Evening wRap

Dec 11, 2017 - 8:34 PM

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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

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

LIVE: House hearing on impeachment complaint vs Chief Justice Sereno

Dec 11, 2017 - 6:18 PM

Watch the hearing live on Rappler

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

Group revives plunder complaint vs Alvarez over Piatco case

Dec 11, 2017 - 3:00 PM

(UPDATED) The Speaker's wife was an incorporator of Wintrack Builders, which got the NAIA-3 contract while he was also an official of the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) and chaired the bids committee

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

[OPINION | Newspoint] Impeachment overkill

Dec 08, 2017 - 5:17 PM

By voting against Duterte’s pet cases in the Supreme Court, Sereno did not endear herself to him and, chief justice for 14 more years, unless stopped by abnormal means, like impeachment, she could hound him beyond his term

Gadon on drug war: If I were President, I’d kill more

Dec 08, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Gadon says he's considering running for the Senate again in 2019 because ‘a lot of people are pushing me’

Duque on Sanofi, PNP on martial law extension, Alvarez on Sereno | Evening wRap

Dec 07, 2017 - 9:30 PM

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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

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Dec 07, 2017 - 11:48 AM

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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

Marquez in Gadon’s birthday bash? ‘Explain your friendship'

Dec 07, 2017 - 9:30 AM

'Their association is eerily too close to gloss over,' says Jojo Lacanilao, Sereno's spokesperson

'NOT REALLY FRIENDS.' Larry Gadon denies Midas Marquez attended his birthday bash and said the Court Administrator is "not really his friend." Photo from Vivian Velez' Facebook Page

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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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

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

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Dec 06, 2017 - 11:30 AM

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'LESSONS LEARNED' PNP Chief Ronald dela Rosa. File photo by Joel Liporada

[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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Marquez: Groups created by Sereno delayed benefits for judges, justices

Dec 05, 2017 - 3:03 PM

(UPDATED) Sereno's lawyer insists the creation of the working groups was intended to implement a consistent process

BELATED ACTION? Court Administrator Jose Midas Marquez tells the House justice committee on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, that the committee created by Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno approved the long pending applications for survivorship benefits after the matter was mentioned in the impeachment complaint against her. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

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

Lawmakers reprimand Gadon: 'Shut up'

Dec 05, 2017 - 12:03 PM

'I would like to remind Mr Gadon of the story of 'The Boy Who Cried Wolf,' Antipolo City 2nd District Representative Romeo Acop tells lawyer Larry Gadon

COMPLAINANT. Lawyer Larry Gadon attends the committee on justice's hearing on the Sereno impeachment case. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Sereno lawyers want show cause orders recalled

Dec 05, 2017 - 11:24 AM

The House justice committee wants to cite the lawyers in contempt for criticizing the impeachment proceedings

Atty. Joshua Santiago, Josalee Deinla and Winnie Salumbides, lawyers of SC chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, hold a press conference in Manila on October 9, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

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Dec 04, 2017 - 9:38 PM

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Senators bribed to acquit Sereno? Gadon accusation 'pure hearsay'

Dec 04, 2017 - 2:53 PM

'Huwag kayo maniwala masyado kay Atty Gadon puro hearsay ang kanya, lalong hearsay pa ito,' says Senator Panfilo Lacson

'HEARSAY' In this file photo, Lorenzo Gadon is pictured at the House Committee on Justice during continuation of the impeachment proceedings against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on November 27, 2017. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

[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

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

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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: Sereno's action on party-list TRO 'grossly unprocedural'

Nov 29, 2017 - 4:29 PM

Associate Justice Teresita Leonardo-de Castro says she should have been consulted in the issuance of the 2013 TRO involving party lists

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

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

At Sereno impeachment hearing, Fariñas brings up flaws in JBC

Nov 29, 2017 - 1:14 PM

The alleged manipulation of the Judicial and Bar Council is among the issues raised against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno in the impeachment case filed against her

MAJORITY LEADER. House Majority Leader Rodolfo Farinas expresses concern over apparent flaws in the set-up of the Judicial and Bar Council, which vets and scrutinizes possible candidates to the judiciary, from the Chief Justice to trial court judges. Rappler file photo

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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