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VACC, Vanguard to help Gadon 'strengthen' impeachment vs Sereno

Oct 18, 2017 - 2:39 PM

The complainants in an impeachment case dismissed by the House justice committee want to give Larry Gadon, whose impeachment complaint is still being discussed, access to documents they collated

IMPEACHMENT. The Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) chairman Dante Jimenez (2nd-right) and the Vanguard of the Philippine Constitution, Incorporated (VPCI) president Atty. Eligio Mallari (center) on Wednesday, Aug. 02, 2017, file an impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

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Oct 12, 2017 - 7:17 PM

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Paras 'finds' anomalies at PCGG during Bautista's time

Oct 12, 2017 - 3:35 PM

Jacinto Paras, among the complainants in an impeachment case against the Comelec chairman, claims there were anomalies during Andres Bautista's stint in the PCGG as well

IMPEACHMENT MOVERS. Jing Caparas (second from left) says he has proof of anomalies int he PCGG during Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista's time. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

No need for an impeachment trial if Bautista resigns – Pimentel

Oct 12, 2017 - 1:58 PM

Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon says the legislative work of the body will be affected due to the tight schedule, but Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III believes otherwise

File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

From resignation to impeachment: Chairman Bautista's longest day

Oct 12, 2017 - 12:10 PM

(UPDATED) Andres Bautista's resignation – effective in December 2017 yet – does not stop legislators from voting in favor of his impeachment

IMPEACHED. Comelec chairman Andres Buatista is impeached on the same day he announces his resignation effective December 31, 2017. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

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Oct 11, 2017 - 8:35 PM

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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

'Reversal of fortunes': Garcia, Roque celebrate Bautista impeachment

Oct 11, 2017 - 6:57 PM

Andres Bautista now holds the distinction of being the first Comelec chairman – and the first official – to be impeached under the Duterte administration

HOUSE VOTES. The House votes to impeach Comelec Chairman Bautista. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Duterte appointee to lead Comelec as plebiscite looms

Oct 11, 2017 - 6:21 PM

Election watchdog Lente vows to keep close watch on Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista's replacement, President Rodrigo Duterte's first appointee in the poll body

CHIEF EXECUTIVE. President Rodrigo Duterte is set to appoint a new Comelec chairman after elections chief Andres Bautista resigned from office. Malacanang file photo

Senate eyes Bautista impeachment trial by late November

Oct 11, 2017 - 5:38 PM

(2nd UPDATE) Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III says this is the earliest time the chamber can handle the impeachment case against Commission on Elections chief Andres Bautista

ELECTIONS CHIEF. Commission on Elections Chairman Andres Bautista questions the 3 self-proclaimed whistleblowers presented by Pastor 'Boy' Saycon at the Senate. File photo by Comelec EID

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 can still act on Bautista impeachment complaint – Alvarez

Oct 11, 2017 - 1:20 PM

(UPDATED) Despite Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista's announcement that he is resigning by the end of 2017, the impeachment complaint against him remains included in the House agenda for Wednesday, October 11

#AnimatED: When Duterte is backed into a corner

Oct 09, 2017 - 10:43 AM

Now we understand why President Duterte is being a bigger bully than he ever was, seemingly intent on destroying institutions that check abuses and excesses in the executive. He is in panic.

Duterte can't participate in Sereno impeachment – lawyer

Oct 07, 2017 - 7:30 PM

The camp of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno says President Rodrigo Duterte cannot serve as a special prosecutor in the impeachment proceedings as it 'violates the constitutional role of the House of Representatives to act as sole prosecutors in impeachment cases’

IMPEACHMENT COMPLAINT. Lawyer Josalee Deila, spokesperson of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, attends the hearing of the House justice committee regarding the impeachment complaint filed against Sereno. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Who is Larry Gadon, the man behind one Sereno impeachment complaint?

Oct 06, 2017 - 4:20 PM

From the legal team of former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, lawyer Larry Gadon is now a part of the Pro-Duterte Constitutional Reformers to Federalism

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After House proceeds with impeachment, Gadon dares Sereno to sign bank waiver

Oct 05, 2017 - 4:45 PM

Gadon says the general provision in SALN forms is not a sufficient waiver to look into Sereno's bank accounts

BANK WAIVER. Complainant Larry Gadon accuses Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno of non-disclosure of assets in her SALN.

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

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Oct 05, 2017 - 12:43 PM

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House panel: 'Sufficient grounds' in Sereno impeachment complaint

Oct 05, 2017 - 11:12 AM

(UPDATED) The House committee on justice is now set to tackle the issue of whether there is probable cause to pursue the complaint

IMPEACHMENT CASE. Justice Committee Chairman Reynaldo Umali (center) and Majority Leader Cong. Rodolfo Farinas (right) on Thursday, Oct. 05, 2017 during hearing on determination of the sufficiency of the grounds in the verified complaint for impeachment against Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

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LIVE: House hearing on the impeachment complaints vs Comelec chief Bautista, CJ Sereno

Oct 05, 2017 - 8:00 AM

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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

Lawyers revive disbarment complaint vs Larry Gadon at SC

Oct 03, 2017 - 4:46 PM

Gadon dismisses the complaint as a nuisance case

DISBARMENT COMPLAINT. Lawyers seek the disbarment of Larry Gadon for alleged hateful remarks towards Muslims. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

Gadon blames Sereno for delay in benefits as judge's widow dies

Oct 03, 2017 - 2:10 PM

But Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno's spokesperson says survivorship benefits are acted on by the Supreme Court en banc, not just Sereno

SURVIVORSHIP BENEFITS. Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno is blamed for the delay of issuance of survivorship benefits to the spouses of deceased judges.

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Oct 03, 2017 - 12:45 PM

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Sereno camp: Gadon himself says allegations not impeachable

Oct 02, 2017 - 8:10 PM

Lawyer Larry Gadon dismisses the reply of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno's legal team as 'lame excuses in the face of voluminous evidence'

IMPEACHMENT PROCESS. Laywer Justine Mendoza (center) one of the Lawyers of Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno filed a reply at the Committee on Justice in Congress on September 25, 2017, on the impeachment complaint filed against Sereno by Atty. Larry Gadon. File photo by Darren Langit

Gadon challenges Sereno to sign waiver for bank accounts

Oct 02, 2017 - 6:35 PM

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, who faces an impeachment complaint before the House, is the recipient of another 'challenge'

SIGN THE WAIVER. Larry Gadon (center) challenges the embattled Chief Justice to sign an 'unequivocal' bank waiver. File photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

Sereno camp rejects Duterte resignation 'challenge'

Oct 02, 2017 - 5:35 PM

A spokesperson for Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno says there is no reason for her to step down

NOT RESIGNING. Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno (right) attends the CHR's unveiling of the Jose Diokno Monument. With her in the photo is former president Benigno Aquino III. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Duterte to Morales, Sereno: Let's resign, let AFP probe us

Oct 01, 2017 - 5:10 PM

'If we cannot agree with each other, then let us decide to submit it to the Armed Forces kasi magkagulo tayo,' says President Rodrigo Duterte

NO HIDDEN WEALTH. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech before te Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) Davao City Chapter in Davao City on September 30, 2017, gestures as he reiterates that he is willing to step down if proven that he has gained anything out of corruption. Photo by Albert Alcain/Presidential Photo

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

[OPINION] Railroading an impeachment process

Sep 29, 2017 - 10:31 AM

Denying the reasonable requests of Sereno’s lawyers would violate the due process rights of Chief Justice Sereno. It would be tantamount to railroading her impeachment.

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

CJ Sereno camp wants to cross-examine impeachment witnesses

Sep 28, 2017 - 10:32 AM

(UPDATED) 'There are alarming indications that she will be denied the right to cross-examine,' says Sereno's camp

CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT. Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno's legal team want to cross-examine Larry Gadon's witnesses in the impeachment complaint against the chief justice. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

CJ Sereno's band of lawyers in her impeachment case

Sep 26, 2017 - 4:08 PM

The lawyer-spokespersons are all volunteers, according to lawyer Carlo Cruz

BAND OF LAWYERS. Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno's lawyers face the media on September 25, 2017 after they filed a verified answer before the House of Representatives hearing her impeachment case. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

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Sep 25, 2017 - 9:15 PM

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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.

Sereno: No sufficient evidence in impeachment complaint before House

Sep 25, 2017 - 1:02 PM

Sereno's lawyers say that not only are Larry Gadon's documents insufficient evidence, his allegations also do not amount to impeachable offenses

SERENO IMPEACHMENT. Laywer Justine Mendoza (center), among the legal team of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, files a reply before the Committee on Justice at the House of Representatives on September 25, 2017. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Only 2 Comelec commissioners congratulate Bautista after impeach complaint junked

Sep 23, 2017 - 12:00 PM

'Basta ano, dalawa nag-text sa 'kin ng congratulations. 'Di ko na sasabihin [kung sino],' says Commission on Elections chair Andres Bautista

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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

Bautista welcomes junking of impeachment complaint

Sep 20, 2017 - 12:34 PM

(UPDATED) Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista maintains that resigning and taking a leave of absence 'are options that are always available'

IMPEACHMENT JUNKED. Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista hails the House justice committee on September 20, 2017, for junking the impeachment complaint filed against him. Photo by Angie de Silva/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

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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