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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

NBI: Rappler can be liable for cyber libel despite non-retroactive law

Jan 19, 2018 - 2:12 PM

The National Bureau of Investigation's cybercrime chief believes that the theory of continuous publication applies to the case of Rappler

CYBERCRIME. NBI Cybercrime Division Chief Manuel Antonio Eduarte speaks to reporters on January 19, 2018, a day after subpoenas for a cyber libel complaint were served to Rappler. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

CEU associate law dean to JBC: Yes to Marcos burial

Nov 16, 2016 - 12:50 PM

My view has nothing to do with my being an Ilocana It is my respect for the rule of law which tells me the Supreme Court s decision should be respected says asosciate dean Rita Linda Jimeno

NOMINEE. Rita Linda Ventura Jimeno answers questions from the Judicial and Bar Council. Screenshot from PTV4 livestream

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Apr 29, 2016 - 11:54 AM

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Ex-chief justice Renato Corona dies

Apr 29, 2016 - 7:08 AM

UPDATED Renato Corona succumbs to cardiac arrest Friday morning April 29 He was 67

LINGERING ILLNESS. A file photo of former chief justice Renato Corona.

Roxas blasts Binay for defending Corona

Aug 05, 2015 - 1:28 PM

Vice President Jejomar Binay says he once advised President Aquino against pursuing the impeachment of former Chief Justice Renato Corona

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Jun 12, 2015 - 12:00 PM

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3 years post-Corona, lawmakers averse to release SALNs

May 29, 2015 - 2:51 PM

UPDATED Most House staff are unaware of a resolution that refers SALN requests to the offices of individual lawmakers

Contempt? Binays might sue media over freeze order story

May 13, 2015 - 6:52 PM

Senators Franklin Drilon and Francis Escudero say bank secrecy laws do not apply to the Court of Appeals freeze order and the media can report on the order

MEDIA LAWSUIT? Senator Nancy Binay says her family's lawyers are considering suing media outfits for reporting on the CA freeze order. File photo from Senator Binay's Facebook page

BIR: Gov't workers' tax not new, based on 1997 law

Aug 07, 2014 - 3:13 PM

The BIR says the tax exemption of government employees is only up to P30 000 of the 13th month pay and bonuses reminds them of their responsibility to pay the right taxes

Gov't seeks reversal of SC ruling on DAP

Jul 18, 2014 - 8:38 PM

Government lawyers argue that the good intent of accelerating spending for economic growth shows the administration s good faith

Aquino’s tirade vs SC seen to backfire

Jul 17, 2014 - 12:16 PM

This is the first time in Philippine history that a sitting President has publicly attacked a unanimous decision of the Supreme Court as legally wrong says an SC justice

Sandiganbayan orders seizure of Corona's assets

May 15, 2014 - 6:56 AM

The writ was issued in connection with the forfeiture case filed against the Corona couple for over P130 59 million in alleged ill gotten wealth

Corona abandons retirement pay claims

Apr 09, 2014 - 12:54 PM

The withdrawal renders the case moot

DOJ files tax evasion case vs Corona

Mar 06, 2014 - 5:15 PM

The DOJ files 6 counts of willfull attempt to evade tax and 6 counts of failure to file income tax return against the dismissed chief justice

Rappler Newscast | January 29, 2014

Jan 29, 2014 - 8:35 PM

Criminal charges set against Corona wife More police torture victims surface Obama vows to end inequality in SOTU

Criminal charges set vs Corona, wife

Jan 29, 2014 - 5:45 PM

UPDATED Almost 2 years after he was removed from office dismissed Chief Justice Renato Corona will be charged in court for perjury and unexplained wealth

Miriam: SC can review Corona verdict

Jan 23, 2014 - 2:26 PM

She says Malacañang s alleged bribery of senators is extrinsic fraud and could be used to question the validity of the ruling of the impeachment court before the High Court

Revilla dares Aquino: Tell the truth, ‘Boy Tango’

Jan 22, 2014 - 8:26 PM

The President cannot keep mum on what transpired during their secret meeting in 2012 says Revilla who vows to make a privilege speech again next week

'BOY PICK-UP.' Senator Bong Revilla calls Interior Secretary Mar Roxas "Boy Pick-up," saying he personally drove senators to Malacañang so the President can convince them to convict Corona in 2012. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Aquino: 'Natural' to meet senators on Corona

Jan 21, 2014 - 7:47 PM

It would ve been irresponsible for him not to counter the pressure that pro Corona groups were allegedly exerting on Revilla Estrada Guingona Recto

Palace: Revilla meeting not meant to influence Corona trial

Jan 20, 2014 - 9:15 PM

Presidential spokesman Coloma says the President only wanted to verify with Revilla if interest groups were pressuring him to acquit the Chief Justice in 2012

QUIZ: How well do you remember the #Coronatrial

Jan 16, 2014 - 1:23 AM

Do you still remember the highlights of the historic impeachment trial of former Supreme Court chief justice Renato Corona? Check and take this quiz

Is Corona entitled to retirement pay?

Dec 02, 2013 - 3:19 PM

The High Court is expected to tackle the issue in January 2014

Take 'principled stand' on Corona retirement pay case, SC urged

Dec 01, 2013 - 9:19 PM

Corona is reportedly asking for P50 million worth of retirement benefits from the Supreme Court

RETIREMENT PAY FOR CORONA? The Supreme Court is about to decide whether or not to award retirement benefits to impeached former Chief Justice Renato Corona. File photo by Rappler

Wack Wack house: More questions on Jinggoy's SALN

Sep 28, 2013 - 6:00 PM

We have found that 4 active companies associated with Estrada have not been submitting the required financial statements with the SEC

Senators: There was P50M, but not for Corona conviction

Sep 26, 2013 - 4:55 PM

Senator Jinggoy Estrada says it s impossible his colleagues weren t given the same letter from Drilon notifying them of the P50 million extra fund

NOT JUST ME. Senator Jinggoy Estrada says it's impossible he was the only senator who got the letter from Drilon about the additional P50 milion after Chief Justice Corona's conviction. Photo by Albert Calvelo/Senate PRIB

Not a bribe, just an ‘appeal’ – Jinggoy

Sep 25, 2013 - 8:45 PM

Senator Estrada says he was approached by a person who even drove him to Malacañang in an effort to get him to vote for the Chief Justice s conviction

CORONA REWARD? Sen Jinggoy Estrada says Drilon wrote a "private and confidential letter memorandum" about the allocation of P50 million for each senator who voted to convict Corona. Photo by Albert Calvelo/Senate PRIB

Jinggoy: P50M for each convict-Corona vote

Sep 25, 2013 - 5:59 PM

Indicating how the administration misused discretionary funds too he says Drilon released the amount to each senator after they voted to convict the Chief Justice

Why I'm optimistic

Aug 31, 2013 - 6:19 PM

Together with the complainers the most toxic company we can find ourselves in are those who wallow in unwarranted pessimism and cynicism

Malacañang: Officials now more honest with SALNs

May 29, 2013 - 6:54 PM

A year after the impeachment Chief Justice Renato Corona the Palace admits there is still work to be done in reforming the judiciary

Former CJ Renato C. Corona

Corona, a free man

May 29, 2013 - 6:06 PM

Corona faces only one case tax evasion a year after he was dismissed as chief justice

ONE YEAR AFTER. Removed as chief justice in 2012, Corona remains in fighting form in 2013.

Forgetting Renato Corona

May 29, 2013 - 6:59 AM

Forgetting Renato Corona and lessons from his conviction is bad for the country’s anti corruption drive Yet we may be getting there

Maguindanao gov bet wants rival's wealth probed

May 11, 2013 - 8:01 AM

The incumbent governor s lone opponent wants to investigate Mangudadatu s like the government did with Renato Corona

TIGHT RACE. Sultan Kudarat Mayor Tucao Mastura is running against incumbent Gov Toto Mangudadatu for governor of Maguindanao. Photo by Karlos Manlupig

'Team PNoy more unified on issues than UNA'

Apr 17, 2013 - 6:11 PM

FactCheck 2013 looks into the positions of candidates from both coalitions on 5 points on President Aquino s key agenda

YEARENDER: 12 big business stories in 2012

Dec 31, 2012 - 5:51 PM

This list shows how the movers and shakers took advantage of opportunities and navigated the risks how political leaders showed grim determination and how intertwined the players in both business and politics are

Vitug Vlogs: Lessons learned from 2012

Dec 28, 2012 - 8:26 PM

Rappler’s editor at large Marites Vitug offers three to carry over to 2013

Corona impeached a year ago; where are solons' SALNS?

Dec 12, 2012 - 8:53 AM

It s exactly a year ago today December 12 when the House of Representatives impeached then Chief Justice Renato Corona But where are the SALNs of the lawmakers who prosecuted him?

Corona tax liability may be higher than P120-M - BIR

Sep 13, 2012 - 3:16 PM

The civil aspect of the tax evasion case filed by the BIR against Corona could result in a liability higher than P120 5 million since the agency has yet to include Corona s dollar accounts in Banco de Oro

Remember Corona's bank waiver? He revoked it

Aug 30, 2012 - 10:29 AM

BIR chief Kim Henares says former Chief Justice Corona revoked his waiver on his bank accounts

Enrile, Abad rebut Miriam: No pork in Corona vote

Jun 08, 2012 - 5:43 PM

Enrile and Budget Secretary Butch Abad rebut the claim of Sen Miriam Defensor Santiago that pork barrel was used to convict Corona

SC asked: Don't let Senate enforce verdict on Corona

Jun 05, 2012 - 4:29 PM

Two lawyers claim the Senate and the House of Representatives committed grave abuse of discretion in proceeding with Corona s impeachment trial

Many Pinoys undecided on Corona guilt – Pulse Asia

Jun 04, 2012 - 2:45 PM

Almost 4 out of 10 Filipinos were undecided on Corona s guilt or innocence says a new Pulse Asia survey conducted before the Corona verdict

Senate caucus on AMLA; blacklisting feared

Jun 04, 2012 - 7:15 AM

OFWs and businessmen will be the hardest hit if the Senate fails to amend the Anti Money Laundering Act before it adjourns on June 7

PNoy: 'Outsider' CJ distinct possibility

Jun 01, 2012 - 3:21 PM

The President says tradition has not always been good for the country citing the tradition of secrecy practiced by the Supreme Court itself

President Aquino

Corona's lawyers knew of dollar accounts

Jun 01, 2012 - 8:00 AM

Defense lawyer Dennis Manalo admits too that he was pressured to put Renato Corona on the stand

DEFENSE IN RETROSPECT. Dennis Manalo joined Rappler for Talk Thursday where he shared what it was like to defend the former Chief Justice Renato Corona. May 30, 2012.

Victory for democracy prompts further challenges

May 31, 2012 - 6:03 PM

Corona s impeachment and conviction is a victory for democracy but it prompts further challenges particularly in the designation of the next chief of the judiciary

Former CJ Renato C. Corona

It's final: Corona won't appeal verdict

May 31, 2012 - 1:30 PM

He believes that this is a closed chapter of his life says defense counsel Tranquil Salvador III

DEFYING DOCTORS. Chief Justice Renato Corona returned to the Senate Friday, defying doctors' orders. File photo by Joseph Vidal/PRIB/Senate Pool

The impeachment aftermath

May 31, 2012 - 12:05 PM

This case against Corona has taught us that the norms we value can be subtly altered when we allow ourselves to be governed by people who behave in ways we deem unacceptable in the first place


May 31, 2012 - 7:11 AM

The administration must show that the impeachment processes is not simply an exercise in substitution of faces but a decisive step toward addressing impunity and bringing about closure

Theodore Te

How the online community reacted to Corona's conviction

May 30, 2012 - 6:36 PM

Netizens once again reacted with varying degrees of humor to what had been dubbed as the Coronavela