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Sara Duterte slams 'SC justice aspirant' trying to get her attention

Sep 19, 2018 - 12:55 PM

The president's daughter claims someone seeking an appointment as Supreme Court justice is asking complainants to withdraw their disbarment case against her to curry favor

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Rappler Talk: Sereno on disbarment, Midas Marquez, Justice Leonen and not having regrets

Jun 20, 2018 - 2:14 PM

'As long as you have a good conscience, you did your best, that should be enough,' says Maria Lourdes Sereno

Malacañang on Sereno, Sotto on Senate presidency, Markle’s wedding dress | Evening wRap

May 18, 2018 - 7:12 PM

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Disbarment mulled vs Calida as security firm, ‘affair’ haunt SolGen

May 18, 2018 - 2:12 PM

(UPDATED) Jose Calida is visibly missing from the list of applicants for Ombudsman, a post said to be his for certain, until the allegations cropped up

SOLGEN. Jocelyn Nisperos-Acosta makes a public demand to Solicitor General Jose Calida on May 18, 2018, to show his Statements of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN) and prove he declared and divested from a security firm which has contracts with government. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Pinoy Ako Blog's Jover Laurio files disbarment complaint vs Gadon

Apr 24, 2018 - 12:50 PM

Blogger Jover Laurio and other protesters who were cursed by lawyer Larry Gadon in Baguio City want him disbarred over his behavior

Complainant Atty. Lorenzo Gadon during the House Committee on Justice hearing on the impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler Complainant Atty. Lorenzo Gadon during the House Committee on Justice hearing on the impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Group wants Gadon disbarred over 'madman' behavior

Apr 20, 2018 - 3:09 PM

'The kind of ignorance of the law, rules, and even elementary grammar and spelling has clearly no place in the legal profession,' says the latest complaint against lawyer Larry Gadon before the Integrated Bar of the Philippines

DISBARMENT COMPLAINT. A group of activists and law students file a disbarment complaint against Larry Gadon before the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP).

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Mar 21, 2018 - 7:25 PM

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Gadon’s threat to sue SC officials ground for disbarment – Sereno camp

Feb 22, 2018 - 6:13 PM

'Threatening them with criminal prosecution on the basis of falsehoods is grossly immoral and deceitful,' says the spokesperson of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno

Complainant Atty. Lorenzo Gadon at the House Committee on Justice during continuation of the impeachment proceedings against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on Monday. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

UST law dean Divina, 20 other lawyers face SC probe over Castillo hazing

Feb 13, 2018 - 5:16 PM

(UPDATED) University of Santo Tomas Law Dean Nilo Divina welcomes the opportunity to answer allegations against him, as contained in the Senate committee report

Senate panel seeks Divina disbarment, Dela Rosa on body cameras, Licuanan on resignation| Evening wRap

Jan 24, 2018 - 9:12 PM

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Lawyers revive disbarment complaint vs Larry Gadon at SC

Oct 03, 2017 - 4:46 PM

Gadon dismisses the complaint as a nuisance case

DISBARMENT COMPLAINT. Lawyers seek the disbarment of Larry Gadon for alleged hateful remarks towards Muslims. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

Calida 'barking up the wrong tree,' says Sabio on disbarment threat

May 07, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Lawyer Jude Sabio says it is Solicitor General Jose Calida who should be disbarred for his complicity in the war on drugs

UNFAZED. Lawyer Jude Sabio responds to Solicitor General Jose Calida's threat to disbar him. File photo by Rappler

Judge disbarred for sexually harassing fellow judge

Apr 02, 2017 - 5:05 PM

Pasay Metropolitan Trial Court Judge Eliza Yu is also sanctioned for refusing to take on night court duty

Alvarez shall be held to highest moral standards – IBP

Mar 31, 2017 - 8:53 PM

The Integrated Bar of the Philippines and the Supreme Court have disbarred lawyers before for having extramarital affairs

POSSIBLE DISBARMENT. The Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) says if a disbarment case is filed against Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, the highest moral standards expected of lawyers shall be measured against his actions. Photo by Rappler

Ombudsman disbarment, CHR, oral arguments | Evening wRap

Mar 28, 2017 - 8:21 PM

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SC junks disbarment case vs Ombudsman Morales

Mar 28, 2017 - 1:32 PM

UPDATED The High Court affirms that the Ombudsman cannot be disbarred while she s still holding office

READY. Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales says she is ready to meet "head-on" complaints against her, even telling her critics "wish them luck." File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Morales, Benham Rise, Mighty | Evening wRap

Mar 24, 2017 - 7:57 PM

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Can the Ombudsman be disbarred?

Mar 24, 2017 - 4:00 PM

The SC has issued several rulings which state that the Ombudsman has to be impeached and convicted first before he or she can be made to answer for any other violations

CAN SHE BE DISBARRED? Greco Belgica files a disbarment case against Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales but the law and several SC rulings state she has to be impeached first. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Belgica files disbarment case vs Ombudsman Morales

Mar 24, 2017 - 1:34 PM

UPDATED Lawyer Oscar Franklin Tan points out however that the Ombudsman may only be disbarred after impeachment and conviction as the Constitution allows removal of the Ombudsman from office only through impeachment

DISBARMENT. Former Manila City councilor Greco Belgica says case buildup is also ongoing for a possible impeachment complaint against Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales.

Harry Roque's conflicts with party mates escalate into disbarment case

Jan 16, 2017 - 5:47 PM

The human rights lawyer is being accused of spreading lies against his party mate and fellow Kabayan congressman Ron Salo

Kabayan Rep Harry Roque is embroiled in highly-publicized conflicts with his party mates

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Jan 10, 2017 - 7:56 PM

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SC orders De Lima to answer disbarment complaint

Jan 10, 2017 - 4:20 PM

The Supreme Court gives Senator Leila de Lima 10 days to answer the disbarment complaint filed by petitioner Fernando Perito

DISBARMENT COMPLAINT. Senator Leila de Lima has 10 days to answer the disbarment complaint against her. Photo by Cesar Tomambo/PRIB

Leila de Lima, Maute terror group, Fidel Castro | Evening wRap

Nov 28, 2016 - 10:30 PM

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House mulls arrest warrant, disbarment cases vs De Lima

Nov 28, 2016 - 2:11 PM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says a possible arrest warrant against Senator Leila de Lima is justified after she allegedly stopped her former security aide from testifying before the House

'RESPECT THE HOUSE.' Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez (left) and Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas (right) calls out Senator Leila de Lima for allegedly stopping her ex-security aide Ronnie Dayan from testifying before the House committee on justice. Photos by Rappler

Called out for violations, investor wants SBMA execs disbarred

Jul 14, 2015 - 5:12 PM

Fahrenheit Company files new complaints against the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority – a move that the SBMA management says is meant to harass its execs

Harry Roque wants 6 months jail time for AFP chief

Nov 10, 2014 - 5:34 PM

The case stems from the media blitz that preceded the disbarment case filed by the Armed Forces against him

JAIL TIME? Laywer Harry Roque files an indirect contempt case against Armed Forces chief General Gregorio Catapang Jr. Rappler file photo

Harry Roque mulls over graft and admin raps vs AFP

Nov 04, 2014 - 5:00 PM

The lawyer also promises to return to Camp Aguinaldo one day even after the military filed a disbarment case against him for entering a restricted area in its headquarters in October

IS HE TO BLAME? Lawyer Harry Roque

Disbarment case filed against Binay accuser

Sep 22, 2014 - 8:34 PM

A Makati resident asks the High Court to disbar Renato Bondal for marrying twice but the man who exposed the alleged overpriced Makati building says he was properly divorced

BIGAMY. Lawyer Renato Bondal (right) faces a disbarment complaint due to alleged bigamy. Photo by Jose Del/Rappler

SC dismisses disbarment complaint vs Carpio

Aug 10, 2012 - 1:13 PM

This means Acting chief Justice Antonio Carpio remains in the running for chief justice