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Bautista welcomes junking of impeachment complaint

Sep 20, 2017 - 12:34 PM

'With the dismissal of the complaint, it is business as usual at the Commission on Elections,' Comelec Chair Andres Bautista says

IMPEACHMENT JUNKED. Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista hails the House justice committee for junking the impeachment complaint filed against him. File photo by Ben Nabong/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

LIVE: House hearing on impeachment complaint vs Comelec chief Andy Bautista

Sep 20, 2017 - 6:26 AM

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Kapunan claims Bautista 'misused or misappropriated' PCGG funds

Sep 19, 2017 - 6:44 PM

The House committee on justice is set to tackle the impeachment complaint against the Comelec chairman on September 20

IMPEACHMENT RAPS. Lorna Kapunan (left) joins Patricia Bautista and Kabayan Representative Harry Roque in a press conference on September 19. Photo courtesy of the office of Harry Roque

Roque: Bautista impeachment complaint will pass House panel scrutiny

Sep 19, 2017 - 5:52 PM

Kabayan Representative Harry Roque says even if the House committee on justice deems the impeachment complaint not sufficient in form, House rules allow this to be 'rectified at any time'

IMPEACHMENT COMPLAINT. Patricia Bautista joins Kabayan Representative Harry Roque ahead of the House committee on justice's deliberations on the complaint against Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista. Photo courtesy of the office of Harry Roque

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, September 14, 2017

Sep 14, 2017 - 11:08 AM

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Sep 13, 2017 - 6:44 PM

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CJ Sereno asks lawmakers to choose democracy over partisan interest

Sep 13, 2017 - 1:32 PM

On the impeachment complaint filed against her the Sereno camp says The determinations of the House Committee appear to be inconsistent with its findings and actions in similar proceedings in the past

'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

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

LIVE: House hearing on impeachment complaints vs Chief Justice Sereno

Sep 13, 2017 - 9:43 AM

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LOOK: Why petitioners want Sereno impeached

Sep 13, 2017 - 9:28 AM

There are two valid impeachment complaints against the Chief Justice before the House of Representatives

'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

Ex-govt leaders rally support for Sereno in impeachment case

Sep 12, 2017 - 7:28 PM

The groups call Sereno s impeachment case an insidious attempt to immobilize and weaken the very institutions that our Constitution put in place to check on excesses in executive power

IMPEACHMENT CASE. Amid an impeachment complaint, Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno faces the media in her annual Meet the Press event held in Cebu City on August 24, 2017. Photo by Gelo Litonjua/Rappler


House panel to tackle impeachment cases vs Sereno, Bautista next week

Sep 07, 2017 - 2:53 PM

The committee is expected to take up the complaints as soon as the plenary debates on the proposed 2018 budget wrap up on September 12

IMPEACHMENT HEARING. The House justice committee tackles the impeachment complaint against President Rodrigo Duterte on May 15, 2017. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

LP scolds Samar congressman for endorsing Sereno impeachment

Sep 07, 2017 - 2:12 PM

Representative [Edgar Mary] Sarmiento could have consulted the party leadership before making such important decision party leaders say in a statement

CHASTISED. The Liberal Party scolds one of its members for signing the impeachment complaint against the Chief Justice without their knowledge. Photo from the House of Representatives

Evangelical churches back Sereno amid impeachment complaints

Sep 07, 2017 - 11:33 AM

The Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches PCEC calls on President Rodrigo Duterte to recognize Chief Justice Sereno as a valuable ally

PRAYING OVER. Christian leaders pray over Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno in a video uploaded by the Christ's Commission Fellowship (CCF) in May 2013. CCF is a member of the Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches (PCEC). Screen grab from CCF's YouTube page

Robredo: Don't use impeachment to scare critics

Sep 06, 2017 - 5:25 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says that while the Constitution allows the impeachment of officials it should be a last resort

'LAST RESORT.' Vice President Leni Robredo said impeachment complaints should not be used to go after political enemies. Photo by Rappler

Conclusion: The misuse of impeachment

Sep 06, 2017 - 10:00 AM

We have opened the Pandora’s box One can only hope that we will be also to correct ourselves and restore impeachment to its rightful use as a means of accountability and not a political weapon that will only destroy this country

Alvarez doesn't want repeat of 'unfair' Corona impeachment for Sereno

Sep 05, 2017 - 2:33 PM

‘Ayaw ko naman na mukha kaming tanga sa impeachment court ’ says the House Speaker explaining why he want the impeachment complaints against the Chief Justice to undergo scrutiny by the House committee on justice

LONG ROUTE. House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says he'd rather the House committee on justice tackle the impeachment complaints first. Rappler photo

The misuse of impeachment

Sep 05, 2017 - 9:30 AM

Impeachment cannot be used as a tool to persecute or silence perceived political opponents or critics or to subject presidents or other officials to harassment for performing their duties This can never be the intent of the framers of the Constitution

16 lawmakers endorse VACC, Vanguards impeachment complaint vs Sereno

Sep 04, 2017 - 8:21 PM

This is the second verified impeachment complaint against the Chief Justice The first one filed less than a week ago had 25 endorsers

ONE MONTH LATER. The second valid impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno is filed before the House of Representatives. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Comelec's Christian Lim faces graft complaint over 2015 Smartmatic deal

Sep 04, 2017 - 3:15 PM

Former Biliran representative Glenn Chong the complainant also says Comelec Commissioner Christian Lim should be impeached

GRAFT CASE. Former Representative Jing Paras, complainant Glenn Chong, lawyer Manuel Luna attend the filing of a graft case against Comelec Commissioner Christian Lim before the Office of the Ombudsman on September 4, 2017. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

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Aug 31, 2017 - 9:57 AM

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MESSAGING. President Rodrigo Duterte defends his threats to kill, saying on August 30, 2017, that they can be defended even in front of Jesus Christ. Malacañang photo

25 lawmakers endorse impeachment complaint vs Sereno

Aug 30, 2017 - 6:50 PM

UPDATED Lawyer Larry Gadon cites the Chief Justice s alleged misdeclaration of assets and taxes and her unauthorized expenses

ENDORSED. Lawyer Larry Gadon says more congressmen are set to endorse the impeachment complaint he filed against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on August 30, 2017. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

Two impeachments? Alvarez says House ready

Aug 30, 2017 - 3:08 PM

A verified impeachment complaint against Comelec Chairman Bautista has been filed in the House; lawmakers also expect to endorse an impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Sereno

TWO AT ONCE? Another impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno is expected to be filed before the House – one lawmakers will endorse. Rappler photo

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Aug 29, 2017 - 6:47 PM

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Comelec chief on impeachment complaint: 'Mukhang kakayanin'

Aug 29, 2017 - 4:35 PM

Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista says he can explain the allegations against him in an impeachment complaint filed at the House of Representatives

FACING CONTROVERSIES. Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista poses with Comelec employees who showed him their support on August 10, 2017, as he faces controversies including an impeachment complaint. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

'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

Comelec employees support Bautista amid call for his resignation

Aug 25, 2017 - 3:46 PM

UPDATED Dozens of Comelec employees wear red to show their support for Chairman Andres Bautista a day after poll commissioners issued a statement against him

'WALANG BIBITAW.' A poster showing support for Comelec Chairman Bautista is seen along the hallway to his office, as cameramen of different TV networks stake out at the Comelec headquarters in Intramuros, Manila. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

SC approves release of documents on Sereno's trips, accommodations

Aug 24, 2017 - 8:10 PM

Chief Justice Sereno communicated in writing to other members of the court that she had no objection to granting the request of Atty Gadon states a Supreme Court resolution

DOCUMENTS. Lawyer Larry Gadon sends his request letters to the Supreme Court on August 8, 2017 for documents that will bloster his impeachment case buildup against Chief Justice Sereno. Photo by Larry Gadon

Sereno unfazed by impeachment threats

Aug 24, 2017 - 7:15 PM

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno says she has a clean conscience and has always lived a life of modesty

CLEAN CONSCIENCE. Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno addresses questions on the impeachment threats against her during the 'CJ Meets the Press' event in Cebu on August 24, 2017. Photo by Gelo Litonjua/Rappler

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Aug 24, 2017 - 11:37 AM

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BOMBSHELL. Senator Panfilo Lacson exposes the extent of corruption at the Bureau of Customs on August 23, 2017. Photo from Senate PRIB

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Valid impeachment complaint filed vs Comelec chair

Aug 23, 2017 - 4:22 PM

The complaint by known administration allies is endorsed by representatives Harry Roque Kabayan Gwen Garcia Cebu and Abraham Tolentino Cavite

FIRST STEP. Representatives Harry Roque, Gwen Garcia, and Abraham Tolentino endorse an impeachment complaint against comelec chairman Andres Bautista. Photo courtesy of Ico Cepeda

Roque 'inclined' to endorse impeachment complaint vs Comelec chair

Aug 23, 2017 - 2:13 PM

The complaint must pass the standards of House Majority Leader Rudy Fariñas says Kabayan Representative Harry Roque

ENDORSER? Kabayan Representative Harry Roque says he's 'inclined' to endorse an impeachment complaint vs the embattled Comelec chairman. Rappler photo

The making of a scandal: Comelec chair Andy vs Patricia Bautista

Aug 21, 2017 - 11:45 AM

For at least 10 months poll chief Andres Bautista and wife Patricia try to negotiate an amicable separation and division of properties She runs to the President when talks collapse in July and days later gives an explosive media interview

ACCUSED. Commission on Elections chief Andres Bautista is accused of obtaining ill-gotten wealth. Rappler file photo

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Aug 14, 2017 - 8:48 PM

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VACC starts impeachment case buildup vs Chairman Bautista

Aug 14, 2017 - 3:55 PM

The Committee on Justice of the House of Representatives will not accept any documents other than certified or original appended to impeachment complaints VACC tells the NBI in the letter

EMOTIONAL. Employees show their support to Comelec  chairman Andres Buatista during the weekly flag raising ceremony at the Comelec main office in Manila on August 14, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Lawyer threatens more revelations vs Comelec chief

Aug 12, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Patricia Bautista sought an audience with President Rodrigo Duterte because her husband s actions supposedly involved matters of national security says her lawyer Martin Loon

NATIONAL SECURITY MATTER. Patricia Bautista meets with President Rodrigo Duterte in Malacañang

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Aug 08, 2017 - 7:54 PM

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LIST: Bank accounts, properties Comelec chief must explain

Aug 08, 2017 - 7:30 PM

Allegations against Comelec chief Andres Bautista – failure to disclose his wealth in his SALN – is reminiscent of the track taken by the prosecutors of the late SC chief justice Renato Corona to remove him from office in 2012

COMELEC CHAIR. Andres Bautista, chair of the Commission on Elections, faces allegations of unexplained wealth from his own wife. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler  COMELEC CHAIR. Andres Bautista, chair of the Commission on Elections, faces allegations of unexplained wealth from his own wife. Photo by Ben Nabong/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

Is CJ Sereno entitled to a luxury vehicle?

Aug 07, 2017 - 10:57 PM

Budget Circular No 2010 2 exempts the Chief Justice from prohibition on purchase and use of a luxury vehicle

IMPEACHMENT THREAT. Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno faces an impeachment threat for ordering the purchase of a P5.1 million luxury vehicle.

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

Malacañang: Duterte won't meddle with Sereno impeachment

Aug 03, 2017 - 2:50 PM

The Palace says President Rodrigo Duterte will not influence the House of Representatives if the impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno is pursued

Fariñas to Sereno impeachment lawyer: Get true copies of docs

Aug 03, 2017 - 1:33 PM

Lawyer Larry Gadon was supposed to file an impeachment complaint against SC Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno but instead settles for giving copies to legislators in hopes of getting an endorsement

CHECK YOUR COMPLAINT. House Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas, himself a lawyer, offers advice to a lawyer who wants the Supreme Court Chief Justice impeached. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

VACC seeks Chief Justice Sereno impeachment

Aug 02, 2017 - 2:43 PM

UPDATED The complaint is jointly submitted by the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption and the Vanguard of the Philippine Constitution but it has not yet been endorsed by a lawmaker

Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

Lawyer prepares impeachment case vs Sereno

Jul 29, 2017 - 7:03 PM

Lawyer Larry Gadon says the case revolves around Chief Justice Sereno s supposed undeclared earnings and a P5 1 million vehicle purchase

IMPEACHMENT THREAT. Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno faces an impeachment threat right after some of her actions were questioned by Associate Justice Teresita Leonardo De Castro in a memorandum sent to SC Justices.

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House officially junks Duterte impeachment complaint

May 30, 2017 - 5:50 PM

Voting 217 4 0 the House of Representatives approves the committee report junking the impeachment complaint against President Rodrigo Duterte

PLENARY. The House votes on the committee report junking the impeachment complaint against the President on May 30. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler