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#ThewRap: Things you need to know, January 18, 2017

Jan 18, 2018 - 1:58 PM

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Rappler press conference on SEC registration on January 15, 2018

House reps question SC lawyer's faith, intentions at Sereno impeach hearing

Jan 18, 2018 - 8:04 AM

(UPDATED) Lawyer Jocelyn Fabian is questioned on her competence, and at times mocked for her Christian faith, during the continuation of the impeachment hearing vs Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno

Resource person Atty. Jocelyn Fabian Head of the Two technical working group of Supreme Court testifying before the House of Representatives during hearing on Determination of probable cause in relation to the verified complaint for impeachment against Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno o Wednesday, January 17, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Bidding issues hound Sereno in impeachment hearing

Jan 17, 2018 - 10:26 PM

Lawmakers raise possible violations of the anti-graft law

Justice Committee Chair Cong. Reynaldo Umali during hearing on Determination of probable cause in relation to the verified complaint for impeachment against Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on Wednesday. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Sereno’s land cruiser can be graft violation – lawmaker

Jan 17, 2018 - 2:01 PM

Sereno’s spokesperson claims the Chief Justice never specified the brand vehicle, and that she is not the first to have a vehicle preference

Witnesses Atty. Thelma Bahia Deputy Court Administrator (left), Atty. Corazon Ferrer-Flores (center) Deputy Clerk of Court-Fiscal Management and Budget Office, Atty. Ma. Carina Cunanan (right) Procurement Head and Asst. Chief Administrative Services of Supreme Court take their oath before testifying at the House of Representatives during hearing on Determination of probable cause in relation to the verified complaint for impeachment against Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno o Wednesday, January 17, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, January 17, 2018

Jan 17, 2018 - 12:04 PM

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Rappler press conference on SEC registration on January 15, 2018

LIVE: House hearing on impeachment complaint vs Chief Justice Sereno

Jan 17, 2018 - 7:54 AM

Watch the hearing live on Rappler

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, January 16, 2018

Jan 16, 2018 - 9:56 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Tuesday.

UNDER ATTACK. This photo illustration shows a woman reading the website of online news portal Rappler in Manila on January 15, 2018. Ted Aljibe/AFP

Sereno, staff flew business while Marquez stayed in economy

Jan 16, 2018 - 9:28 AM

The story is related to an accusation against Sereno for being supposedly lavish in her official travels

Supreme Court, Court Administrator Jose Midas Marquez testifies before the House Committee on Justice hearing on the impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

House wants more justices, psychiatrist to testify in Sereno impeachment

Jan 15, 2018 - 5:30 PM

Associate Justices Mariano del Castillo and Andres Reyes, as well as a psychiatrist who previously evaluated Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, are among those who will be invited

The House Committee on Justice resumes its hearing to determine probable cause in the impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on Monday, January 15, 2017. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Martires urges cases against court officials who delayed benefits

Jan 15, 2018 - 3:58 PM

The Sereno camp says the testimony is irrelevant to the complaint against the Chief Justice

Witness Supreme Court Associate Justice Samuel Martirez attends the House Committee on Justice hearing on the continuation of impeachment proceedings against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on Monday, January 15, 2017.Witnesses Supreme Court Associate Justice Diosdado Peralta (right), Lucas Bersamin (center)and Samuel Martirez (left) attends the House Committee on Justice hearing on the continuation of impeachment proceedings against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on Monday, January 15, 2017. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

New year, same impeachment: House resumes tackling complaint vs Sereno

Jan 15, 2018 - 9:45 AM

At least 3 associate justices are expected to appear before the committee as it holds its first hearing for 2018

HEARINGS RESUME. House Justice Committee chair Reynaldo Umali during a December 11, 2017 hearing to determine probable cause in the Sereno impeachment complaint. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Petition vs tax reform law, Malacanang on comfort woman statue, Trump on NoKor talks | Evening wRap

Jan 11, 2018 - 8:20 PM

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Carpio will not testify in Sereno impeachment hearing

Jan 11, 2018 - 11:58 AM

(UPDATED) 'I declined because I have no personal knowledge of the matters the committee specified as the matters of inquiry,' Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio says

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 in Pulse Asia survey, Roque on CA ruling on Joel Reyes, Bannon apology | Evening wRap

Jan 08, 2018 - 7:14 PM

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De Lima to ask permission to attend impeach hearings in Senate

Jan 08, 2018 - 6:23 PM

De Lima and her charges for drug trading are also part of the impeachment complaint against Sereno

PNP escort detained senator Leila de Lima at the Quezon City Metropolitan Trial on Friday, to attend a hearing for the "Disobedience of Summons" Photo by DARREN LANGIT

Sereno camp: We expect an ‘intensified’ smear campaign in 2018

Jan 08, 2018 - 2:12 PM

'Sila na lang ang hindi nakakaalam na malapit na ma-impeach si CJ Sereno,' says complainant Larry Gadon

CALL TO ACTION. Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno calls on constitutional bodies to maximize their mandate to protect human rights in the country amid the Duterte administration's drug war. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Sereno least trusted, approved gov’t official – Pulse Asia

Jan 08, 2018 - 12:54 PM

She gets a disapproval rating of 26% and a distrust rating of 33% in the survey conducted from December 10-15 and December 17, 2017

LEAST TRUSTED. A Pulse Asia survey shows that Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno is the least trusted government official. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Sereno camp says drop in ratings good despite smear campaign

Dec 28, 2017 - 5:42 PM

The Sereno team is confident they will recover in the Senate, which they expect to be a fair venue for the impeachment trial

The year of impeachments: 'Bastardization' or checks and balances?

Dec 22, 2017 - 5:37 PM

Is it impeachment overload at the House of Representatives?

Duterte on BBL, Sereno on Gadon, Christmas ceasefire | Midday wRap

Dec 20, 2017 - 2:26 PM

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Sereno cannot be summoned to House hearings – lawyer

Dec 19, 2017 - 9:40 PM

Complainant Larry Gadon says he will move for the issuance of a subpoena, but Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno's camp and House justice committee chairman Reynaldo Umali say Gadon is not in the position to move for anything

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

Duterte's word war with women

Dec 19, 2017 - 9:00 AM

How Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno and Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales have stood up to the President

WOMEN AND DUTERTE. President Rodrigo Duterte's tough-talking persona meets a match in equally tough-talking women such as the Chief Justice and the Ombudsman.

Sereno camp insists allegations vs her 'not impeachable offenses'

Dec 17, 2017 - 5:20 PM

A spokesperson of Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno says statements made inside and outside the hearings of the House justice committee 'were purely hearsay, personal opinions, innuendos, and optics'

CHIEF JUSTICE. The camp of Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno insists the allegations against her are not impeachable offenses. File photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

[OPINION | Newspoint] Lucky and dangerous

Dec 16, 2017 - 2:30 PM

So, how far has Rodrigo Duterte taken us down the road to authoritarianism?

The impeachers: Out to get the Chief Justice and the Ombudsman

Dec 15, 2017 - 5:28 PM

Two factors are crucial to both impeachment bids: timing and the inside connections of those seeking to oust Maria Lourdes Sereno and Conchita Carpio Morales

THE IMPEACHERS. Larry Gadon, Jing Paras, Manny Luna and Ferdinand Topacio keep themselves busy with their impeachment cases against the highest officials of the country.

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

HIGHLIGHTS: Justices grill Calida on operational loopholes of Oplan TokHang

Dec 06, 2017 - 5:08 PM

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno questions the regularity of police raids during ungodly hours

LOOPHOLES. Solicitor General Jose Calida is put on the spot to defend what some justices deem as loopholes in Oplan TokHang and the government's anti-drug campaign.

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

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, December 6, 2017

Dec 06, 2017 - 11:30 AM

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