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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

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, November 7, 2017

Nov 07, 2017 - 8:29 AM

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Nov 06, 2017 - 9:21 PM

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Resignation 'never an option' for Chief Justice Sereno

Nov 06, 2017 - 2:33 PM

(UPDATED) 'She has done nothing to damage the institution,' says Sereno's spokesperson Carlo Cruz

SERENO IMPEACHMENT. Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, during a speech before judges on October 11, says she will not ask them to hold demonstrations of support as she undergoes impeachment proceedings at the House of Representatives. Photo from SC PIO

Malacañang calls on Chief Justice Sereno to resign

Nov 06, 2017 - 1:04 PM

(UPDATED) The Palace says her stepping down would spare the Supreme Court from further damage

'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

Alvarez belittles accusations of his 'revenge' against Sereno

Oct 23, 2017 - 7:52 PM

Larry Gadon, complainant in the impeachment case against the Chief Justice, meanwhile, dismisses the ‘Filipino Alliance for Transparency and Empowerment’ as ‘yellows… whose comments do not matter’

HANDS CLEAN. House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez distances himself from the impeachment case against the Chief Justice. Rappler file photo

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

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

Sereno: 'Every injustice' to a breadwinner destroys 5 more lives

Oct 17, 2017 - 10:30 AM

'There are a few things in life that are very important. And one of them is justice,' the Chief Justice says.

MEMORIES OF KAMUNING. Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno speaks during a media forum at the Kamuning Bakery in Quezon City. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Law groups denounce Duterte's 'brazen assaults' vs democratic institutions

Oct 14, 2017 - 6:18 PM

According to the Alternative Law Groups, 'These acts deliberately undermine the independence of the institutions whose duties primarily consist in upholding public trust...and maintaining checks and balances so that tyranny would not arise from any branch of the government again'

Ateneo president backs Sereno, Ombudsman, CHR

Oct 14, 2017 - 1:27 PM

'We call on everyone in the community to defend our democratic institutions,' says Ateneo de Manila president Father Jose Ramon Villarin

DEFEND. Ateneo de Manila University president Jose Ramon Villarin calls on the university community to defend the Philippines' democratic institutions. File photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

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Oct 13, 2017 - 1:59 PM

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Sereno’s approval, trust ratings dip – Pulse Asia survey

Oct 13, 2017 - 12:35 PM

A Pulse Asia survey shows a big drop in the approval and trust ratings of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno as she faces an impeachment complaint

EMBATTLED CHIEF JUSTICE. SC Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno sees big drops in her approval and trust ratings in September according to a Pulse Asia survey. File photo by Rappler

Sereno’s net satisfaction drops as impeachment looms

Oct 12, 2017 - 10:03 PM

(UPDATED) Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno’s net satisfaction rating, according to the Social Weather Stations (SWS)’s 3rd quarter 2017 report, drop by over 12 points, from 21 in June 2017 to 9 in September 2017

EMBATTLED CHIEF JUSTICE. Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno keynotes the 24th Philippine Trial Judges League Inc. (PTJLI) at The Oriental Hotel, Palo, Leyte on October 11, 2017. Photo from SC PIO

#PugadBaboy: Threat to democracy

Oct 09, 2017 - 11:00 AM

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

[Newspoint] One very insecure president

Oct 07, 2017 - 2:30 PM

Duterte’s sense of insecurity would seem more typically manifest in his attacks on Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno and Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales, a former Supreme Court justice herself. He has threatened them both with impeachment.

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

Duterte's PACC can't probe Ombudsman, judiciary – Drilon

Oct 06, 2017 - 2:27 PM

'What we want to prevent here is a situation wherein constitutional offices would be, in effect, under the mercy of the executive that they are mandated to investigate,' says Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon

NO POWER. Senate Minority Franklin Drilon says President Rodrigo Duterte's newly formed body to probe presidential appointees has no power to investigate the Office of the Ombudsman and the judiciary. File photo

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

Oct 06, 2017 - 11:00 AM

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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.

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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

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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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Oct 03, 2017 - 8:22 AM

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[OPINION] It’s downhill from here for Duterte

Oct 02, 2017 - 8:58 PM

Worried by the growing opposition, Duterte may, in fact, miscalculate and declare martial law, which may temporarily slow his regime’s descent into crisis but actually accelerate it in the medium-term

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.

Rappler Talk: Chief Justice Sereno's impeachment case, and her oppositors in SC

Sep 28, 2017 - 7:29 PM

Sereno's spokesperson Carlo Cruz says oppositions inside the Supreme Court just mean that the collegial body is doing its job

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

Through 'Ka Pepe,' Sereno reflects on human rights in PH

Sep 21, 2017 - 11:30 PM

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno raises the challenges confronting human rights today, as a monument of the late Jose 'Ka Pepe' Diokno is unveiled on the 45th anniversary of Martial Law

REMEMBERING KA PEPE. Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, Vice President Leni Robredo, CHR Chairman Chito Gascon, and former president Benigno Aquino III lead the unveiling of the Jose Diokno monument inside the CHR compound. Photo courtesy of the Office of the Vice President

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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Sep 17, 2017 - 1:51 PM

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TEXT MESSAGE. Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II is caught sending a message to a VACC member, saying there is a need to 'expedite' the cases against Senator Risa Hontiveros. Sourced photo


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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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