Itu Aba - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Itu Aba


Sereno camp points to Carpio on the Jardeleza integrity issue

Dec 13, 2017 - 10:59 AM

Justice Carpio is the leading Filipino scholar on the issue of the West Philippine Sea, a point of contention in Jardeleza's SC nomination in 2014

THE JARDELEZA ISSUE. Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno and Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio figure in the integrity issue that almost cost Associate Justice Francis Jardeleza his spot at the Supreme Court.

Sereno impeachment: Cracks in the Supreme Court

Dec 12, 2017 - 5:51 PM

'The chief must honestly look at her way of managing, whether she has to change her tone and practices. They need to go into the process of rebuilding trust,' says analyst Tony La Viña

CRACKS. The House impeachment proceedings show the cracks at the Supreme Court as 4 justices air their grievances against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno.

Jardeleza accuses Sereno of treason

Dec 11, 2017 - 7:50 PM

'In my view what was done to me was inhuman,' says Associate Justice Francis Jardeleza

Witness Justice Francis Jardeleza testifies before the House Committee on Justice during the Continuation of the hearing on the determination of probable cause regarding the verified complaint for impeachment against Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on December 11, 2017. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Hilbay defends aborted strategy vs China

Jul 21, 2016 - 8:28 PM

Ex Solicitor General Florin Hilbay remembers telling the Philippine team I will not be the Solicitor General who sold this case to China

TOP GOVERNMENT LAWYER. Philippine Solicitor General Florin Hilbay, who serves as agent for the Philippines, delivers a statement before the arbitral tribunal in June 2015. Photo courtesy of the Permanent Court of Arbitration

Hilbay, Jardeleza opposed inclusion of Itu Aba in PH case

Jul 20, 2016 - 6:18 PM

In former Solicitor General Hilbay s view it was better for Recto Bank to remain a disputed area even with the presence of the Chinese Navy as long as the Philippines claim stands

Jardeleza heeded advice of top China defender?

Aug 23, 2014 - 1:00 PM

Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio says he could only think of two reasons why then Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza excluded Itu Aba from the Philippines pleading against China: Either incompetence or disloyalty

Jardeleza's SC entry and Sereno's eroding clout

Aug 20, 2014 - 8:35 PM

Sereno’s hold on the SC has been tenuous and shaky since her appointment as chief justice bypassing the more senior justices in the high court

Philippines' lawyer vs China: Jardeleza 'man of integrity'

Aug 20, 2014 - 7:29 AM

Paul Reichler distances himself from the JBC proceedings saying it s improper for him to comment on internal Philippine matters unrelated to the case for which I have been retained as counsel such as nominations to the Philippine Supreme Court

'DISLOYAL' TO COUNTRY? Philippine Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza gives a statement after the Philippines filed its written pleading or memorial against China on March 30, 2014. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

The inside story: Jardeleza accused of disloyalty to PH

Aug 19, 2014 - 7:50 PM

Jardeleza deletes a portion in the memorandum submitted by the Philippines to the United Nations that seeks to challenge China s claims in the West Philippine Sea It would have resulted in a colossal mistake undermining the country’s legal claim and territorial integrity