Amado Valdez - updates

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Duterte claims SSS execs Valdez, La Viña abused public funds

Feb 13, 2018 - 7:15 PM

'The president is replacing them (Valdez and La Viña) because he thinks the SSS will be more efficient if there is no rift in the SSS board,' says Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, during a meeting with the local chief executives from Visayas and Mindanao at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Cebu City on February 12, 2018, tells the chief executives to inform him should they need assistance with their governance. Malacañang Photo

SSS eyes benefits for unemployed in proposed charter amendment

Nov 05, 2017 - 10:45 PM

SSS Chairman Amado Valdez says they are studying the creation of an insurance program for Filipinos who are unemployed through no fault of their own

UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS. SSS says its aims to provide the necessary benefits to cover for situations where no employment is available. Rappler file photo

Palace OKs release of P1,000 additional SSS pension

Feb 22, 2017 - 2:22 PM

SSS releases the schedule of payments for January to March 2017 The P1 000 increase will be incorporated in the regular pension starting April

PENSION HIKE. Anakpawis Partylist leads a protest rally in front of the SSS main office along East Ave. in Quezon City Friday to demand the immediate implementation of a P2,000 pension increase. Photo by Darren Langit

House panel approves P2,000 SSS pension hike

Nov 15, 2016 - 4:45 PM

If the increase eventually gets final approval SSS Chairman Amado Valdez says they can only implement it in two tranches with the first P1 000 given by January 2017

PENSION HIKE APPROVED. SSS chairperson Amado Valdez and House panel on government enterprises and privatization chairperson Jesus Sacdalan talk to reporters on November 15. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Federalism can't cut short VP Robredo term – experts

Jun 08, 2016 - 4:58 PM

The Philippines can also create a federal parliamentary form of government that allows for a vice president or a deputy prime minister congressmen say

PROCLAMED. Senate President Franklin M. Drilon and House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. proclaim Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte (not in photo) and Camarines Sur 3rd District Representative Leni Robredo as the country’s duly elected President and Vice President, Monday, May 30, 2016. Photo by Albert Calvelo/Senate PRIB

Sereno to dissenters on Poe: 'We are 7, you are 5'

Apr 09, 2016 - 3:12 PM

Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio however maintains that Grace Poe s citizenship remains hanging and unsettled

Poe accusers to SC, PH vs China, SeaWorld orcas | 6PM wRap

Mar 18, 2016 - 7:27 PM

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Grace Poe's accusers to SC: Take 2nd hard look at facts

Mar 18, 2016 - 2:37 PM

The private respondents call the Supreme Court s decision declaring Grace Poe qualified to run for the presidency a 47 page perversion of the Constitution

SC ruling on Grace Poe unconstitutional – petitioners

Mar 08, 2016 - 11:13 PM

Two of the 4 petitioners say they will appeal the High Court s decision allowing the presidential bet to run for president

Photo by Ben Nabong / Rappler

Supreme Court allows Grace Poe to run for president

Mar 08, 2016 - 3:10 PM

5th UPDATE The vote is 9 6 in favor of the presidential candidate

All memos in: SC to decide soon on Grace Poe case

Feb 23, 2016 - 7:00 PM

Rappler rounds up the main points in the memorandums filed by the parties involved in the disqualification case against presidential candidate Grace Poe

AFTER ORAL ARGUMENTS. All parties in the disqualification case against presidential candidate Grace Poe now await the Supreme Court decision. File photos by Rappler

Petitioner to SC: Decide on Poe's case based on laws, not public clamor

Jan 11, 2016 - 8:32 PM

We might as well write off our election laws if the voice of the electorate is the sole determinant of who should be proclaimed worthy to occupy elective positions in our republic petitioner Amado Valdez says

LAW NOT CLAMOR. Petitioner Amado Valdez urges the Supreme Court to decide on Senator Grace Poe's disqualification based on laws and not on public clamor. Photo from Poe's office

EXPLAINER: Comelec should have dismissed Tatad’s case vs Grace Poe

Dec 16, 2015 - 7:25 PM

The former senator did not seek the cancellation of Grace Poe s certificate of candidacy but for her disqualification The Comelec does not have jurisdiction over this issue

PETITION. Former Senator Francisco 'Kit' Tatad files a 218-page disqualification complaint against presidential polls front runner Grace Poe before the Commission on Elections on Monday, October 19. File photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Poe’s presidential bid, Marcos jewels, UAAP finals | 6PM wRap

Nov 25, 2015 - 7:26 PM

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Poe not qualified? Let her run first, lawyer tells Comelec

Nov 25, 2015 - 4:27 PM

Grace Poe s lawyer George Garcia says the senator didn t intend to lie about her natural born status

Poe’s SET case, Maguindanao massacre, NBA’s best | 6PM wRap

Nov 23, 2015 - 6:36 PM

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Poe hits 4th disqualification case in Comelec

Nov 09, 2015 - 12:53 PM

We are ready to face all these petitions and prove them wrong the camp of presidential aspirant Senator Grace Poe says

DISQUALIFICATION CASES. Senator Grace Poe faces various petitions to have her disqualified from the presidential race. File photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Valdez: TRO issuance is a 'moral choice'

Jul 26, 2012 - 6:14 PM

University of the East Dean Amado Valdez says issuing a temporary restraining order is a moral choice

#SCwatch: JBC interviews, Day 3

Jul 26, 2012 - 8:52 AM

Live blog the third day of the public interviews of the nominees for the post of Chief Justice of the Supreme Court at the Judicial and Bar Council JBC

2 CA justices decline CJ nomination

Jun 25, 2012 - 6:11 PM

There are now 65 nominees for the post of chief justice

2010 presidential wannabe eyes CJ post

Jun 21, 2012 - 8:28 PM

Ferdinand Jose Pijao a nuisance candidate in the 2010 presidential elections wants to try his luck getting into the judiciary

[UPDATE] SC Justices Bernabe, Del Castillo decline CJ nomination

Jun 20, 2012 - 6:42 PM

There are now 12 SC justices nominated for chief justice


Gibo declines nomination for chief justice post

Jun 19, 2012 - 6:14 PM

Based on a list provided by the JBC on June 19 there are now 45 nominees for the post of chief justice


Ex-DOE chief declines nomination to CJ post

Jun 16, 2012 - 9:54 PM

Lotilla says seniority in High Court should be respected

PNoy's first appointee to the SC nominated for CJ post

Jun 15, 2012 - 5:01 PM

Corona has sought the inhibition of Sereno in a case involving his impeachment trial

Tulfo-Santiago brawl: Punishment for physical injuries

May 07, 2012 - 8:02 PM

Jail time fines and damages for causing injury to someone vary under the law