A video shared in a blog post does not support the false claim that Vice President Leni Robredo ordered Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno to demand the resignation of President Rodrigo Duterte
Gavin Grimm, who identifies as a man but was born as a woman, is at the heart of a pitched battle for transgender rights in the US
We should not interfere with [the] judiciary. I believe that because I don't want the judiciary to interfere with us,' Senate President Vicente Sotto III tells Rappler
'What the respondent obviously established is that the threats to her right to life, liberty and security were neither imaginary nor contrived, but real and probable,' says the SC in upholding the Court of Appeals' ruling in favor of lawyer Maria Catherine Dannug-Salucon, who accused the military of harassment
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Supposedly to make the process of appointing justices less politicized, the Con-Com wants, not just the president, but also Congress and the judiciary, to select justices for the 3 courts
'The interpretation and application of the Constitution, laws and rules exclusively belong to the Supreme Court,' say the employees in a statement read in the presence of justices
Rappler lists the instances President Rodrigo Duterte and ousted Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno have locked horns since 2016
Oust her if you must, but oust her in accordance with the law.
The Supreme Court issues a show cause order against ousted Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno for discussing the merits of the case before the media
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At any rate, if Duterte and his gang think they're done with Sereno, they’re mistaken
Malacañang hits back at former chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno for insisting on the involvement of President Rodrigo Duterte in her ouster
(UPDATED) Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman, Akbayan Representative Tom Villarin, and Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano have expressed their intention to file impeachment complaints against the Supreme Court justices
Is there any economic fallout from the ouster of Chief Justice Sereno last week?
'May pagkakataon pa na itama ang pagkakamaling ito,' says Ateneo de Manila University president Father Jose Ramon Villarin, SJ
'Kung ayaw niya ng dissent, bigyan siya ng dissent. Kung ayaw niya ng boses ng tao, bigyan siya ng boses ng tao. The only way to fight a bully is to resist,' says ousted chief justice Maria Loures Sereno in her strongest speech yet
'Gagawin niya ba tayong probinsiya ng China? ....Eh di sana pala pumunta rin ako kay Xi Jinping,' says ousted chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, as she also mocks President Rodrigo Duterte's China ties
(2ND UPDATE) '[It] sets a dangerous precedent that transgresses the exclusive powers of the legislative branch to initiate, try, and decide all cases of impeachment,' says Senate Resolution 738
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In a petition filed before the Supreme Court, 6 senators argue that the withdrawal from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court needs Senate concurrence
The High Court rules that parliamentary immunity does not apply to Trillanes' remaks which spawned the civil suit against him
The Commission on Human Rights says it is in 'disbelief' over the decision of the Supreme Court to oust Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno
Her legacy is an unimpeachable reputation, and a record of leadership marked by changes that have and will continue to enhance the judiciary and the legal profession
Edre Olalia of the National Union of Peoples’ Lawyers (NUPL) says it is up to Justices Andres Reyes Jr and Alexander Gesmundo to ‘change their minds’. There is also the curious case of Justice Francis Jardeleza.
The President and the Vice President have very minimal requirements for eligibility. As such, there are very limited grounds to use a quo warranto petition against them.
'The decision and its fallout will prove to be a series of teachable moments, for members of the profession, for law students, and for the public'
If democracy must die sooner or later, it must die with honor
Associate Justice Teresita de Castro says ousted Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno's 'pattern of lies' began even before she was appointed to head the Supreme Court
'Perhaps, an old torch will be finally rekindled: one which will light the way for a more vigilant citizenry that is sober, analytical, and organized enough to demand decency and a true passion for justice from all of government,' says Associate Justice Marvic Leonen
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Read the full text of the Supreme Court decision, penned by Associate Justice Noel Tijam, that ousted Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno
The recent perversion of accountability pushes the momentum of the monopolization of executive power, which undermines checks and balances, potentially paving the way for a dictatorship
Maaari bang balewalain ni Sereno ang desisyon at igiit ang kaniyang sarili bilang Punong Mahistrado?
Associate Justice Estela Perlas-Bernabe’s dissent also notes that facts and the own statements of ousted Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno 'cast shadows of doubt on her claim that she indeed faithfully filed all her SALNs'
'With the SolGen wielding a quo warranto sword of Damocles over the heads of these officers, the Filipino people cannot be assured that they will discharge their constitutional mandate and functions without fear or favor,' says Associate Justice Mariano del Castillo
'This case marks the time when the Court commits seppuku – without honor,' says Associate Justice Alfredo Caguioa
'The Philippine Supreme Court’s unprecedented and nefarious removal of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno constitutes a frontal assault on human rights protections and democratic rule,' says Caloy Conde, HRW Researcher, Asia Division
"Even if the Chief Justice has failed our expectations, quo warranto, as a process to oust an impeachable officer and a sitting member of the Supreme Court, is a legal abomination,” says Associate Justice Marvic Leonen
As it happens, Topacio is our link between two stinks – the one surrounding the Tulfos now and the one exploded in 2005 by Gloria Arroyo, former president and now Deputy Speaker and seemingly an eternal Topacio client
The 153-page ponencia of Associate Justice Noel Tijam effectively assures Sereno's ouster – even if Congress tries to intervene
(UPDATED) For Associate Justice Alfredo Caguioa, the High Court fails the 'test of integrity'
Students say that the decision is an infringement on the independence of the judiciary
Sereno maintains 6 justices should have inhibited. 'Eh di resounding victory,' says ousted chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno
‘Can I redeem myself in the eyes of the public if there will always be rumors about me compromising?’ says ousted chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno
(UPDATED) Because Sereno's previous post as associate justice was already filled up by another appointee, she cannot go back to it anymore
The Supreme Court justice says on social media the petition should have been dismissed outright, while the spokesperson posts a straightforward, self-explanatory graphic