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
Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno earlier asked the committee to allow her lawyers to cross-examine the complainant's witnesses
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(UPDATED) 'She has done nothing to damage the institution,' says Sereno's spokesperson Carlo Cruz
(UPDATED) The Palace says her stepping down would spare the Supreme Court from further damage
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’
Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno cites the House's own rules on impeachment proceedings, and adds it is her 'basic right' as a respondent
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
'There are a few things in life that are very important. And one of them is justice,' the Chief Justice says.
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'
'We call on everyone in the community to defend our democratic institutions,' says Ateneo de Manila president Father Jose Ramon Villarin
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
(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
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’
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.
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
'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
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Gadon says the general provision in SALN forms is not a sufficient waiver to look into Sereno's bank accounts
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The House committee on justice is set to tackle the impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on Thursday, October 5
Gadon dismisses the complaint as a nuisance case
But Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno's spokesperson says survivorship benefits are acted on by the Supreme Court en banc, not just Sereno
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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
Lawyer Larry Gadon dismisses the reply of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno's legal team as 'lame excuses in the face of voluminous evidence'
Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, who faces an impeachment complaint before the House, is the recipient of another 'challenge'
A spokesperson for Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno says there is no reason for her to step down
'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
'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
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.
Sereno's spokesperson Carlo Cruz says oppositions inside the Supreme Court just mean that the collegial body is doing its job
Lawyer Larry Gadon, the complainant in the impeachment case against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, says she used 'lame logic' in her explanations
(UPDATED) 'There are alarming indications that she will be denied the right to cross-examine,' says Sereno's camp
The lawyer-spokespersons are all volunteers, according to lawyer Carlo Cruz
None of Larry Gadon’s documents, though authentic, support his allegations, according to Sereno’s chief lawyer Alex Poblador
Sereno's lawyers say that not only are Larry Gadon's documents insufficient evidence, his allegations also do not amount to impeachable offenses
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
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'
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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
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
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