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The news site Politico cites multiple sources that claim US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said: 'I don't want to see him impeached, I want to see him in prison.'
'Stonewalling Congress on witnesses and the unredacted Mueller report only enhances the President's appearance of guilt,' says US Representative Mark Pocan, one of the leaders of the progressive wing of the Democratic Party
Michigan Democrat Rashida Tlaib kicked off her term with an expletive-laced vow to impeach Donald Trump, earning a chiding from the president.
The House committee on justice votes unanimously to reject the impeachment complaints against Chief Justice Teresita de Castro and 6 Supreme Court justices
Watch the deliberations on the impeachment complaints live on Rappler
(UPDATED) Opposition lawmakers say it was obvious the House committee on justice already wanted to dismiss the impeachment complaints against the Supreme Court justices
(2nd UPDATE) A total of 23 lawmakers find the impeachment complaints insufficient in substance. Siquijor Representative Ramon Rocamora is the only legislator who voted in favor of the complaints.
The House committee on justice removes Akbayan Representative Tom Villarin among the complainants as he failed to sign the impeachment complaints
On Tuesday, September 4, the House committee on justice will first determine if the impeachment complaints filed against Chief Justice Teresita Leonardo de Castro and 6 other Supreme Court justices are sufficient in form
If at least one-third of the House affirms the impeachment complaints, they will be forwarded to the Senate for an impeachment trial
But House committee on justice chairperson Salvador Leachon says this will not bar the complainants from filing criminal charges against the Chief Justice after
Chairman Salvador Leachon says the House justice committee will coordinate with the complainants – opposition congressmen – if they want the complaints 'tackled simultaneously and jointly'
'I'll tell you what, if I ever got impeached, I think the market would crash. I think everybody would be very poor,' says President Donald Trump
(UPDATED) Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra, ex-officio member of the JBC, says the impeachment complaints will not affect the chief justice applications
The felony convictions of two former top aides on Tuesday, August 21, demonstrated that Trump's nonstop attacks have failed to impede Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia collusion and obstruction investigation against him
(5th UPDATE) Four of the Supreme Court justices facing impeachment are also vying to become the new chief justice to replace Maria Lourdes Sereno
Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez urges the public to respect the decision of the Supreme Court to oust with finality former chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno
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In the federal constitution it is proposing, the Consultative Committee wants Congress and the judiciary to share the power to impeach officials
'Kung ayaw niya ng dissent, bigyan siya ng dissent. Kung ayaw niya ng boses ng tao, bigyan siya ng boses ng tao. The only way to fight a bully is to resist,' says ousted chief justice Maria Loures Sereno in her strongest speech yet
The draft resolution asks the Supreme Court to review its decision to 'nullify the appointment' of Sereno as chief justice
Maaari bang balewalain ni Sereno ang desisyon at igiit ang kaniyang sarili bilang Punong Mahistrado?
'Out of respect to a co-equal [branch] that has ruled that it has jurisdiction over the matter of the legality of the appointment of respondent Sereno, the House of Representatives should wait for the resolution of the motion for reconsideration, if one is filed,' says House Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas
Can she ignore the decision and assert herself as the chief justice?
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If history indeed is the final and fair judge, those who vote against the quo warranto petition will be judged by future generations as people who put institution and country above themselves
‘Panibagong kaguluhan na naman ‘yun,’ says IBP national president Abdiel Dan Fajardo
Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno cites 'forum shopping' by the Office of the Solicitor General as a new reason to dismiss the quo warranto petition against her
If the Supreme Court ousts Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno via quo warranto when the Senate is already convened as an impeachment court, the latter can determine whether or not to proceed with the trial, says Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III
Resorting to a quo warranto petition to remove Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno 'circumvents the clear dictates of the Constitution,' says Father Jose Ramon Villarin
Why should Duterte trouble himself with a minority chief justice?
But Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez also says the impeachment proceedings would become moot and academic if the Supreme Court approves the quo warranto petition against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno
Sereno would have to convince her most bitter rivals that she deserves – or is legally entitled to – the post that she has held for 5 years
(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'
The House Makabayan bloc argues that the quo warranto petition seeking to void the Chief Justice's appointment would cause them to be 'deprived of their collective right' to bring the impeachment process to a 'logical conclusion'
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(UPDATED) Angered by Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno's latest remarks, President Rodrigo Duterte says he will 'help any investigator' and 'egg Calida [on]' to pursue the quo warranto petition
Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno says it's clear that President Rodrigo Duterte is behind moves to oust her
Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno says Associate Justices Diosdado Peralta, Lucas Bersamin, Francis Jardeleza, and Noel Tijam 'cannot decide the quo warranto petition objectively and impartially'
(3RD UPDATE) The oral arguments will be held on April 10 in Baguio City and Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno is required to appear
Of course, we've only had a go at it twice. But with the untold losses we've suffered with each failure, how can we afford another?
We lay out all the arguments and claims related to the Chief Justice's SALNs in the context of the quo warranto proceeding that seeks to remove her from office
This is a move to disprove Sereno’s claim that 13 other Chief Justice applicants did not submit complete SALNs
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Carpio requests a certification from the JBC and sends the media a copy. According to the document, the JBC has on file Carpio’s SALN for a period of 10 years, from 2001 to 2011.
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'Everyone will have to look for a political patron to save [themselves] from incessant harassment, threats, and bullying,' says Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno
'The filing of this present Quo Warranto Petition is nothing but an attempt [to] circumvent the constitutional process and to wrest the power to "oust" or remove an impeachable public official away from Congress and [the] Filipino people,' say the intervenors
The Integrated Bar of the Philippines says its intervention will note that under the 1987 Charter, 'impeachment is the only mode of removal of an impeachable officer for an impeachable offense'
Sereno raises the argument that for most of the period from 1998 to 2006, she was on leave without pay and therefore not required to file her SALNs