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Umali: No 'small lady' in Sereno impeachment

Mar 17, 2018 - 6:38 PM

The chairman of the House justice committee says there's more than enough evidence to convict Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno

TWO IMPEACHMENTS. Reynaldo Umali works on both impeachments against two succeeding Chief Justices. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Umali: Duterte has no hand in Sereno impeachment

Mar 17, 2018 - 9:00 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte, however, has publicly criticized Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno while Malacañang has called on her to resign 'to spare the institution from any further damage'

'Sequel to Corona': 7 articles of impeachment readied vs Sereno

Mar 15, 2018 - 7:45 PM

The House justice committee will vote on the committee report on Monday, March 19

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno visit law student in University of Baguio . Photo by Mau victa

Rappler Talk Investigative: Reynaldo Umali on impeaching CJ Sereno

Mar 15, 2018 - 7:06 PM

House justice committee chairperson Reynaldo Umali says it's the 'end of the road' for Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno

Malacanang on Peter Lim, Barangay & SK elections postponement, Umali on articles of impeachment | Evening wRap

Mar 13, 2018 - 8:18 PM

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House members disagree on Sereno articles of impeachment

Mar 13, 2018 - 5:18 PM

The disagreement pushes back the committee's deadline to pass the articles of impeachment against the Chief Justice

Umali: Postpone barangay polls again to support federalism shift

Mar 12, 2018 - 11:24 AM

'Hindi po ako sumusuko (I'm still not giving up),' says Oriental Mindoro 2nd District Representative Umali before a crowd of thousands of barangay officials from the vote-rich province of Bulacan

FEDERALISM SHIFT. Oriental Mindoro 2nd District Representative Reynaldo Umali. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Umali, Fariñas: Sereno impeachment different from Corona trial

Mar 08, 2018 - 4:23 PM

Unlike the Corona impeachment, the Sereno impeachment went through the scrutiny of the House committee on justice

TALE OF TWO IMPEACHMENTS. Representatives Reynaldo Umali (center) and Rodolfo Fariñas (in white) during the justice committee's hearing on March 8, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

BIR on Sereno, Duque confirmation, NFA rice shortage | Evening wRap

Feb 07, 2018 - 9:12 PM

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I.T. contract mess has serious implications for Sereno – Umali

Jan 23, 2018 - 6:25 PM

Justice committee chairperson Reynaldo Umali says testimonies 'point to the Chief Justice as the source of all these illegalities' related to the hiring of IT consultant Helen Macasaet

Witnesses Atty. Remedios Salazar Fernando Associate Justice, Court of Appeals (right), Atty. Raul Villanueva Deputy Court Administrator, SC (2nd-R), Atty. Regina Adoracion Filomena Ignacio Assistant Court Administrator, SC (2nd-L),and far left Atty. Eden Candelaria Deputy Clerk of Court and Chief, Office of Administrative Services, SC 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 on Tuesday, January 23, 2018. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

Sereno camp: CA justice lied at House impeachment hearing

Jan 23, 2018 - 5:26 PM

The CA associate justice claims the Chief Justice promised protection to 3 other CA justices in a deadlock with the House of Representatives

NO 'IMPROPRIETY.' The camp of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno denies she promised protection for 3 CA justices who were in a deadlock with the House of Representatives. File photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

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

Umali: De Lima's disobedience case meant to restore respect to House

Jan 05, 2018 - 5:12 PM

Umali takes offense at the criticisms hurled against the House justice committee for their handling of the De Lima probe in 2016

OFFENDED. House justice committee chairman Reynaldo Umali says he was personally offended by Senator Leila de Lima's advice to Ronnie Dayan to snub a House hearing in 2016. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

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

Dec 22, 2017 - 5:37 PM

Is it impeachment overload at the House of Representatives?

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

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Nov 30, 2017 - 11:22 AM

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House prepares for SC justices' testimony in Sereno impeachment hearing

Nov 28, 2017 - 5:00 PM

House justice committee chairman Reynaldo Umali says 'at the very least,' Supreme Court Associate Justice Teresita Leonardo-de Castro is ready to testify on Wednesday, November 29

JUSTICE COMMITTEE. Reynaldo Umali, chairman of the powerful justice committee, spearheads its deliberations on the impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Did Sereno favor court nominees? 5 justices asked to testify

Nov 27, 2017 - 8:23 PM

Representatives Ramon Rocamora and Kaka Bag-ao caution against calling all the justices, saying the House panel is resorting to a fishing expedition

Drilon, Escudero warn Sereno subpoena will lead to constitutional crisis

Nov 27, 2017 - 11:43 AM

'There is no basis and will provoke a needless constitutional crisis,' says Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno gives his speech and answers questions from members of the media from Manila and Cebu for the "The Chief Justice Meets the Press (TCJMTP) in University of San Carlos Auditorium Talamban Campus Cebu City on August 24, 2017. Photo by Gelo Litonjua/Rappler

House panel to SC: No piecemeal authority for Sereno impeachment witnesses

Nov 27, 2017 - 11:11 AM

'We will respect the internal rules as we call on them to also respect the internal rules of the impeachment committee,' says House justice committee chairman Reynaldo Umali

SC, HOUSE RULES. House Committee on Justice Chair Cong. Reynaldo Umali presides during continuation on the impeachment proceedings against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on Wednesday, November 27, 2017. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Umali warns House committee can have CJ Sereno arrested

Nov 26, 2017 - 2:42 PM

Sereno's spokesperson asks House justice committee chairman Reynaldo Umali to respect the separation of powers

ARREST BY HOUSE? In this file photo, Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno speaks at the University of San Carlos Auditorium Talamban Campus in Cebu City on August 24, 2017. Photo by Gelo Litonjua/Rappler

[OPINION] Gadon crumbles, will House fall with him?

Nov 23, 2017 - 3:23 PM

The chief complainant has showed his contempt for the House of Representatives and the country by filing a perjurious complaint

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 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

We aren't being selective, says Alvarez on budget cuts

Sep 15, 2017 - 7:24 PM

Oriental Mindoro 2nd District Representative Reynaldo Umali questions why media only focuses its attention on the CHR budget reduction

BEING FAIR. House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez points out that he also put on hold the Office of the President's budget. Photo by Bea Cupin/ 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

Salary woes still hound Immigration workers. Where's the solution?

Sep 10, 2017 - 10:00 AM

The Bureau of Immigration and the Department of Justice rely on the proposed amendments to the Immigration Law which is just set to undergo 2nd reading at the House of Representatives

IMMIGRATION OFFICERS. An Immigration Officer processes a queue of passengers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. Photo by Jedwin M Llobrera/Rappler

Imee Marcos ‘prostituting the Constitution' in tobacco funds probe – Umali

Jul 17, 2017 - 6:42 PM

Representative Reynaldo Umali says the Ilocos Norte governor engages in forum shopping by urging the SC to take over the case of detained provincial executives

HOUSE DEFENDER. Justice committee chairperson and Representative Reynaldo Umali calls for a press conference on July 17. Photo by Mara Cepeda

House delays release of lawmakers' SALNs for 2016

Jul 17, 2017 - 5:25 PM

The House leadership creates a committee on SALN review which has yet to adopt its rules on the release of the public documents detailing lawmakers net worth

NOTHING TO HIDE? Lawmakers during the plenary session on March 7. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Ilocos Norte execs want CA to declare House detention a form of 'torture'

Jun 26, 2017 - 4:45 PM

The provincial officials lawyer Estelito Mendoza urges the Court of Appeals to grant their petition for a writ of habeas corpus

DETAINED OFFICIALS. From left to right: Evangeline Tabulog, Josephine Calajate, Encarnacion Gaor, Genedine Jambaro, Eden Battulayan, and Pedro Agcaoili during a House hearing on June 20, when they still refused to properly testify before lawmakers. File photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

House panel issues show cause order to 3 CA justices over detention case

Jun 20, 2017 - 7:46 PM

The committee on good government asks appellate court justices to explain their order for the provisional release of the Ilocos Norte officials detained by the House

LEGISLATIVE VS JUDICIARY? The panel chaired by Representative Johnny Pimentel agrees to issue a show cause order against 3 CA justices. Photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

Manchester blast, Alan Peter Cayetano, Duterte in Russia | Evening wRap

May 24, 2017 - 12:25 AM

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House subpanel approves bill retaining 15 as criminal responsibility age

May 23, 2017 - 12:36 PM

The measure proposes stiffer penalties for parents and syndicates using children to commit crimes while focusing on the improved rehabilitation of children in conflict with the law

APPROVED. The House subcommittee on correctional reforms gives its nod to the bill maintaining 15 as the minimum age of criminal responsibility. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

LIVE: House hearing on minimum age of criminal liability

May 23, 2017 - 9:42 AM

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House subpanel to ditch proposal lowering criminal responsibility age

May 22, 2017 - 1:50 PM

After months long consultations Representative Ron Salo says the subpanel on correctional reforms will instead propose amendments strengthening the existing Juvenile Justice Act of 2006

HOPE STILL ALIVE? Some rehabilitation centers for child offenders have poor to inhumane conditions. File photo by Rappler

Impeachment complaint, Duterte honorary doctorate, North Korea | Midday wRap

May 22, 2017 - 1:41 PM

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House panel wants impeachment complaints lacking in form immediately junked

May 22, 2017 - 10:12 AM

The current Rules of Procedure in Impeachment Proceedings state lawmakers may only junk an impeachment complaint after the document s sufficiency in form and substance are assessed

FORMALITIES. Justice panel chairperson Reynaldo Umali presides during the hearing on May 22, when the panel formally junked the impeachment complaint against the President. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

VLOG: House panel rejects Duterte impeachment complaint

May 15, 2017 - 10:07 PM

Almost all the members of committee on justice present vote that the complaint is insufficient in form and substance

The House committee on justice hearing on May 15, 2017 on the impeachment of President Rodigo Duterte. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Impeachment complaint, Napoles, Poe on Roxas | Evening wRap

May 15, 2017 - 9:51 PM

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LIVE: House hearing on 1st impeachment complaint vs Duterte

May 15, 2017 - 1:03 PM

The House justice committee will determine whether or not the impeachment complaint is sufficient in form and substance

House hearing on Duterte impeachment complaint set on May 15

May 12, 2017 - 12:43 PM

The justice committee will determine whether or not the impeachment complaint is sufficient in form and substance

SUBJECT OF IMPEACHMENT COMPLAINT. The House has prioritized the impeachment complaint against President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo by Rene Lumawag/Presidential Photo

Congress sets aside death penalty, age of criminal responsibility

May 03, 2017 - 6:05 PM

UPDATED House justice panel chairperson Reynaldo Umali says the controversial bills will be taking the back burner with his committee expected to tackle impeachment complaints

As chair of the House justice committee, Oriental Mindoro 2nd District Representative Reynaldo Umali will be at the forefront of the pending impeachment proceedings at the House. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

De Lima moves to drop disobedience charges in QC court

Apr 26, 2017 - 4:54 PM

The detained senator says the lawmakers had no authority to file a suit against her

DISOBEDIENCE CASE. Detained Senator Leila De Lima attends her arraignment on March 13, 2017 at the Quezon City Metropolitan Court Branch 34 for the charge of Disobedience to Summons. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Lawmakers inspect tourist spots, nautical highway

Apr 01, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Duterte allies in the House go on a nautical highway expedition as soon as Congress goes on break They don t bring along a colleague who would have provided some valuable insight

OUT AT SEA. Lawmakers pose for a photo while aboard a vessel during the Western and Eastern Nautical Highway Expedition. All photo from the House of Representatives

House leaders want SolGen to go after ill-gotten wealth, oversee GOCCs

Mar 27, 2017 - 12:55 PM

HB 5233 also seeks to remove the Office of the Solicitor General as an attached agency of the Department of Justice and instead put it under the Office of the President

MORE POWERFUL SOLGEN? House leaders filed bill a seeking to expand the powers of the office of Solicitor General Jose Calida. File photo by Rappler

Lawmakers to 'inspect' tourist spots, RORO ships

Mar 15, 2017 - 12:35 PM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez denies the trip is a junket saying they will be working within the allowable budget for out of town committee hearings

'OVERSIGHT' FUNCTION. Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez will be leading House leaders on a RORO caravan around the country in the next 2 weeks. File photos by Rappler

What happened behind closed doors to the death penalty bill

Mar 15, 2017 - 11:38 AM

PART 1: Lawmakers are initially ambivalent about their stance on the death penalty bill but a few tweaks on its provisions finally convince them to support the measure

Rape, plunder, treason to be removed from death penalty bill

Feb 27, 2017 - 4:41 PM

UPDATED House justice panel chairperson Reynaldo Umali says it became easier to get the consensus of the majority when they proposed to include only drug crimes

JUST DRUG CRIMES LEFT. House justice panel Reynaldo Umali says the death penalty bill will be further watered down. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

'No conflict' between corporal punishment ban, lowering criminal liability age – lawmakers

Feb 27, 2017 - 2:35 PM

While a House panel approved a measure prohibiting the corporal punishment of children another committee is expected to pass a measure lowering the criminal responsibility age for youth offenders

'NO CONFLICT.' Representatives Reynaldo Umali, Gwendolyn Garcia, and Estrellita Suansing hold a press conference on February 27. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Let's keep alternative facts away from policymaking

Feb 21, 2017 - 11:36 AM

When policymakers rely less on facts and more on their personal emotions and beliefs they are no more different than quack doctors who blindly give out medical treatments that could turn out to be costly ineffective and even harmful