Chief Justice Sereno - updates

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'Ayawan na': Netizens dismayed by De Castro's appointment as Chief Justice

Aug 25, 2018 - 3:48 PM

How do you feel about her rise to the judiciary's top seat?

LOOK: UPLB students hold indignation protest against Sereno ouster

May 15, 2018 - 8:38 PM

UPLB student council chairperson Charm Maranan urges the UPLB community to join their call in resisting the tyranny of the Duterte administration

[OPINION] On the ouster of Chief Justice: Sereno served with honor and competence

May 15, 2018 - 5:08 PM

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

Ousted Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno speaks before a crowd supporting her on May 11, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

[OPINION] Sereno ouster: Implications on accountability

May 13, 2018 - 10:00 AM

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

Sereno says there were offers to meet Duterte: He could have ended it

May 11, 2018 - 8:38 PM

‘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

Sereno Press Con at AG New World Manila Bay Hotel. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Calida: Sereno’s ouster preserves integrity of judiciary

May 11, 2018 - 3:30 PM

'This decision is the epitome of its exercise of judicial independence,' says Calida who is responsible for the ouster of the chief justice

VICTORY. Solicitor General Jose Calida scores another victory as he successfully ousts a chief justice in a process that is not impeachment. File photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Rappler Talk: Constitutional law professor Dan Gatmaytan on Sereno scenarios

May 10, 2018 - 6:38 PM

On Thursday, May 10, Rappler talks to constitutional law professor Dan Gatmaytan to discuss possible scenarios after the Supreme Court votes on the quo warranto petition against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno

'Pro hac vice': Can SC oust Sereno without setting bad precedent?

May 10, 2018 - 6:28 PM

It's a doctrine that literally means 'for this moment' and will quell fears that the quo warranto can be abused in the future

QUO WARRANTO. Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno makes a comeback to the Supreme Court on May 9, 2018, ending her indefinite leave two days before the SC votes on the quo warranto petition seeking to remove her. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Sereno will attend, but inhibit in quo warranto voting

May 09, 2018 - 12:15 PM

It is a defiant message from the Chief Justice: if the justices want to oust her, they are going to have to do it to her face

Robredo backs Sereno: I will do everything to right this wrong

May 07, 2018 - 1:14 PM

'The quo warranto case against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno...can be the final blow to the ideal of justice we all depend on…. [It] is not just her fight, it is our fight,' the Vice President says at the Free the Courts forum

Photo by Angie de Silva

Sereno wants 'faith-shaming' justice to inhibit in quo warranto case

May 05, 2018 - 1:44 PM

With the addition of Associate Justice Samuel Martires, Chief Justice Sereno wants 6 of her colleagues to inhibit in the quo warranto petition filed against her

Recovery of additional SALNs 'destroys' quo warranto petition – Sereno camp

Apr 14, 2018 - 9:11 PM

Solicitor General Jose Calida himself confirmed the existence of these SALNs, lawyer and spokesperson Josalee Deinla says

QUO WARRANTO. Solicitor General Jose Calida petitions the Supreme Court to remove Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno through a quo warranto proceeding. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Ateneo president: Junk quo warranto vs Sereno, let impeachment unfold

Apr 14, 2018 - 3:04 PM

Resorting to a quo warranto petition to remove Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno 'circumvents the clear dictates of the Constitution,' says Father Jose Ramon Villarin

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno speaks on separation of Powers Under the Rule of Law at the fellowship of Philippine Bar Association in Manila Golf and Country Club in Forbes Park, Makati City on April 11, 2018. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Duterte's tirades vs Sereno 'attack on rule of law' – int'l jurists

Apr 14, 2018 - 2:20 PM

The International Commission of Jurists also urges President Rodrigo Duterte to 'retract his comments and to refrain in the future from making any statements attacking individual judges or in any way interfering with the independence of the judiciary'

Sereno comes out swinging in SC orals: Did it help her?

Apr 11, 2018 - 5:19 PM

If Sereno was sending a message of strength to her supporters with her performance in the oral arguments, then the justices were trying to send a message too, either to the public, or the Senate

WALANG ATRASAN. Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno tells her supporters "walang atrasan! (no giving up)" as she greeted them outside the Supreme Court in Baguio City after the oral arguments on the quo warranto petition against her on April 10, 2018. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Duterte tells Congress to fast-track Sereno impeachment

Apr 09, 2018 - 2:21 PM

(UPDATED) Angered by Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno's latest remarks, President Rodrigo Duterte says he will 'help any investigator' and 'egg Calida [on]' to pursue the quo warranto petition

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech at the Francisco Bangoy International Airport in Davao City on April 9, 2018, announces that his attendance to the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) Annual Conference 2018 aims to advance the country's cooperation with neighboring countries in the areas of economic investments and regional security. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

LIVE: House hearing on impeachment complaint vs Chief Justice Sereno

Mar 08, 2018 - 9:40 AM

Watch the hearing live on Rappler

Malacañang hopes another SC justice will pen Malampaya ruling

Mar 07, 2018 - 6:31 PM

Malacañang says a new motion will ask the Supreme Court to 're-raffle' the case as the assigned ponente, Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, is on indefinite leave

MALAMPAYA CASE. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque says Malacañang is hoping that the Malampaya fund case will be 're-raffled' to a new Supreme Court justice. Malacañang file photo

Alvarez: SolGen Calida can seek to 'invalidate' Sereno appointment

Feb 28, 2018 - 1:44 PM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says Solicitor General Jose Calida could file a petition before the Supreme Court and cite the supposed result of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno's psychiatric exam

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says PDP must learn from CPC which managed to lift 10M people out from poverty annually. Photo courtesy of House of Representatives Media Bureau

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

New year, same impeachment: House resumes tackling complaint vs Sereno

Jan 15, 2018 - 9:45 AM

At least 3 associate justices are expected to appear before the committee as it holds its first hearing for 2018

HEARINGS RESUME. House Justice Committee chair Reynaldo Umali during a December 11, 2017 hearing to determine probable cause in the Sereno impeachment complaint. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Sereno cannot be summoned to House hearings – lawyer

Dec 19, 2017 - 9:40 PM

Complainant Larry Gadon says he will move for the issuance of a subpoena, but Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno's camp and House justice committee chairman Reynaldo Umali say Gadon is not in the position to move for anything

Atty. Joshua Santiago, Josalee Deinla and Winnie Salumbides, lawyers of SC chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, hold a press conference in Manila on October 9, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Lawmakers reprimand Gadon: 'Shut up'

Dec 05, 2017 - 12:03 PM

'I would like to remind Mr Gadon of the story of 'The Boy Who Cried Wolf,' Antipolo City 2nd District Representative Romeo Acop tells lawyer Larry Gadon

COMPLAINANT. Lawyer Larry Gadon attends the committee on justice's hearing on the Sereno impeachment case. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

De Castro testimony exposes division in the Supreme Court

Nov 29, 2017 - 1:36 PM

House members get touchy when De Castro is asked how she felt when Sereno was chosen over her to become Chief Justice

Justice Teresita De Castro testifies before the House Committee on Justice during Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Serenoo during the Impeachment proceedings on Wednesday. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

Malacañang calls on Chief Justice Sereno to resign

Nov 06, 2017 - 1:04 PM

(UPDATED) The Palace says her stepping down would spare the Supreme Court from further damage

'IT DOES NOT AFFECT ME.' Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno addresses the impeachment threats against her during a media forum in Cebu City on August 24, 2017. Photo by Gelo Litonjua/Rappler

CJ Sereno camp wants to cross-examine impeachment witnesses

Sep 28, 2017 - 10:32 AM

(UPDATED) 'There are alarming indications that she will be denied the right to cross-examine,' says Sereno's camp

CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT. Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno's legal team want to cross-examine Larry Gadon's witnesses in the impeachment complaint against the chief justice. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

How Sereno answered her impeachment complaint

Sep 25, 2017 - 9:02 PM

None of Larry Gadon’s documents, though authentic, support his allegations, according to Sereno’s chief lawyer Alex Poblador

VERIFIED ANSWER. Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno files an 85-page verified answer before the House of Representatives explaining point-by-point why the impeachment complaint against her must be dismissed.

Sereno: No sufficient evidence in impeachment complaint before House

Sep 25, 2017 - 1:02 PM

Sereno's lawyers say that not only are Larry Gadon's documents insufficient evidence, his allegations also do not amount to impeachable offenses

SERENO IMPEACHMENT. Laywer Justine Mendoza (center), among the legal team of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, files a reply before the Committee on Justice at the House of Representatives on September 25, 2017. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, September 11-17, 2017

Sep 17, 2017 - 1:51 PM

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TEXT MESSAGE. Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II is caught sending a message to a VACC member, saying there is a need to 'expedite' the cases against Senator Risa Hontiveros. Sourced photo

LOOK: Why petitioners want Sereno impeached

Sep 13, 2017 - 9:28 AM

There are two valid impeachment complaints against the Chief Justice before the House of Representatives

'IT DOES NOT AFFECT ME.' Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno addresses the impeachment threats against her during a media forum in Cebu City on August 24, 2017. Photo by Gelo Litonjua/Rappler

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, August 31, 2017

Aug 31, 2017 - 9:57 AM

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MESSAGING. President Rodrigo Duterte defends his threats to kill, saying on August 30, 2017, that they can be defended even in front of Jesus Christ. Malacañang photo

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Duterte to Sereno: Order not to surrender without warrant ‘dangerous’

Aug 26, 2016 - 8:25 PM

Madam Justice you are again wrong when you say Do not allow yourself to be arrested if there is no warrant Dagdagan mo ang patay niyan President Duterte says

CAMP VISIT. President Rodrigo Duterte attends the 10th Anniversary of the AFP in Panacan, Davao City on August 26, 2016. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

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Chief Justice warns vs 'war and retribution'

Jan 27, 2015 - 4:12 PM

It should certainly not be made in the heat of the moment and in the face of as yet unclear facts and confusing narratives

Sereno: SC rulings outlast presidents

Aug 29, 2014 - 6:52 PM

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno refuses to engage in a word war with the President saying she does not want to add to the confusion

Sereno wants more funds for faster case disposal

Aug 29, 2014 - 1:09 AM

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno is straightforward in expressing her dismay over the judiciary s limited share in the budget pie I am not content with what they gave us she says

#AnimatED: A dreadful scenario

Aug 25, 2014 - 7:00 AM

If a government that initially helped cleanse the Supreme Court has apparently lost faith in it and seems prepared to do mortal combat with it where are we headed?

Aquino and the Sereno Court

Jul 23, 2014 - 1:02 PM

This is becoming an unwieldy court as far as you re concerned Cut it some slack Mr President

Courts to use e-subpoena to make sure cops attend hearings

Apr 30, 2014 - 6:50 PM

When cops who are called as witnesses in cases don t appear at hearings courts dismiss thousands of cases most of them drug related

UPGRADE. Justice Secretary Leila de Lima, Chief Justice Lourdes Sereno and Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas witness the signing of a memorandum of agreement for the new e-subpoena system. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

Rappler Newscast | August 28, 2013

Aug 28, 2013 - 9:27 PM

Gov puts up P10 M reward for pork barrel queen Napoles Sereno dares critics: check my voting record Hagel says American forces are “ready to strike Syria

Sereno faces uphill battle in High Court

Jan 19, 2013 - 10:21 AM

Only 5 months as chief justice she is being asked to resign by some lawyers Her every move is being watched even as she tries to heal division in the Supreme Court

FAITH IN THE CHIEF JUSTICE. Sereno asks the Integrated Bar of the Philippines to trust her and help her pursue reforms.