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Arroyo’s presence a ‘go signal’ to junk impeachment vs SC justices – Lagman

Sep 11, 2018 - 3:15 PM

(UPDATED) Opposition lawmakers say it was obvious the House committee on justice already wanted to dismiss the impeachment complaints against the Supreme Court justices

'GO SIGNAL.' Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo sits beside House committee on justice chairperson Salvador Leachon, who presided over the impeachment hearing against the 7 SC justices. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

House panel junks impeachment complaints vs SC justices

Sep 11, 2018 - 12:05 PM

(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.

HOUSE PANEL. The House committee on justice deliberates on the impeachment complaints against Supreme Court justices on September 11, 2018. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

LIVE: House hearing on impeachment complaints vs SC justices

Sep 11, 2018 - 9:42 AM

Watch the deliberations on the impeachment complaints live on Rappler

Impeachment complaints vs SC justices 'sufficient in form'

Sep 04, 2018 - 1:00 PM

The House committee on justice removes Akbayan Representative Tom Villarin among the complainants as he failed to sign the impeachment complaints

SUFFICIENT IN FORM. The House committee on justice holds the first impeachment hearing against SC Chief Justice Teresita de Castro and 6 associate justices on September 4, 2018. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

House panel takes up impeachment complaints vs SC justices

Sep 03, 2018 - 9:42 PM

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

IMPEACHMENT. The impeachment hearings against Supreme Court Chief Justice Teresita Leonardo de Castro and 6 associate justices begin on September 4, 2018.

Impeachment complaint vs SC justices referred to House panel

Aug 28, 2018 - 8:00 PM

If at least one-third of the House affirms the impeachment complaints, they will be forwarded to the Senate for an impeachment trial

De Castro impeachment ‘moot and academic’ when she retires

Aug 28, 2018 - 4:55 PM

But House committee on justice chairperson Salvador Leachon says this will not bar the complainants from filing criminal charges against the Chief Justice after

IMPEACHMENT TALKS. House committee on justice chairperson Doy Leachon is set to preside over the impeachment proceedings against 7 Supreme Court justices.

House panel to take up impeach complaints vs SC justices Sept 4

Aug 27, 2018 - 3:15 PM

Chairman Salvador Leachon says the House justice committee will coordinate with the complainants – opposition congressmen – if they want the complaints 'tackled simultaneously and jointly'

Will impeachment complaints foil the chances of SC chief justice aspirants?

Aug 23, 2018 - 5:45 PM

(UPDATED) Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra, ex-officio member of the JBC, says the impeachment complaints will not affect the chief justice applications

OATH. Opposition lawmakers Teddy Baguilat Jr, Gary Alejano, and Edcel Lagman swear before House of Representative acting secretay general Dante Roberto Maling as they filed impeachment complaints against 7 Supreme Court justices. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

After Sereno ouster, 7 SC justices slapped with impeachment

Aug 23, 2018 - 9:23 AM

(5th UPDATE) Four of the Supreme Court justices facing impeachment are also vying to become the new chief justice to replace Maria Lourdes Sereno

FACING IMPEACHMENT: (From L-R, top to bottom) Associate Justices Teresita Leonardo-de Castro, Diosdado Peralta, Lucas Bersamin, Francis Jardeleza, Noel Tijam, Andres Reyes Jr, and Alexander Gesmundo. File photos by SC PIO

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, March 8, 2018

Mar 08, 2018 - 10:27 AM

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CHA-CHA. Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno hints at her opposition to Charter Change or Cha-Cha in a speech delivered before students of St. Scholastica's College Manila on March 7, 2018. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

LIVE: House hearing on impeachment complaint vs Chief Justice Sereno

Mar 08, 2018 - 9:40 AM

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Justice De Castro: Did Sereno ‘deceive’ JBC?

Jan 30, 2018 - 10:20 AM

Supreme Court Associate Justice Teresita Leonoardo-de Castro, who had earlier aired her grievances against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, questions how the top magistrate got into the JBC shortlist in the first place

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

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

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Nov 29, 2017 - 7:36 PM

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Nov 28, 2017 - 8:30 PM

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Nov 28, 2017 - 12:55 PM

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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

Morales vows action on cases by 2018 'unless impeached or convicted'

Nov 22, 2017 - 2:10 PM

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales refuses to comment on accusations that their investigation into President Rodrigo Duterte's bank records is illegal

TONED DOWN. A more reserved and toned down Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales grants a chance interview to media on November 22, 2017 amid threats of impeachment. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Sereno: I'm not the one who's corrupt

Nov 21, 2017 - 11:25 AM

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno takes her case directly to the people through media interviews to debunk allegations in her impeachment complaint

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

Sereno camp tells Gadon to ‘review his law' over cross-examining witnesses

Nov 17, 2017 - 2:34 PM

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno's spokesperson Jojo Lacanilao says it would be a 'mockery of the law' if she is denied her right to counsel and her right to cross-examine witnesses through her lawyers

IMPEACHMENT. The spokesperson of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno hits her critic lawyer Larry Gadon anew. File photos by 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

For 3rd time, Sereno asks House panel to allow cross-examination

Oct 23, 2017 - 2:55 PM

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno cites the House's own rules on impeachment proceedings, and adds it is her 'basic right' as a respondent

‘NARRATIVES BUILT ON LIES.’ Chief Justice Sereno addresses the trial court judges in a convention in Palo, Leyte on October 11, 2017 where she said she trusts that the ‘narrative built on lies’ will eventually crumble. Photo from SC PIO

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

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Oct 05, 2017 - 12:43 PM

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

Oct 05, 2017 - 8:00 AM

Watch the hearing live on Rappler at 9:30 am on Thursday, October 5

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 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

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

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Sep 25, 2017 - 9:15 PM

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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

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Sep 13, 2017 - 6:44 PM

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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

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

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

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

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 08, 2017 - 7:54 PM

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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