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SC's De Castro: Same-sex marriage will complicate gender specific laws

Jun 19, 2018 - 11:56 PM

'There is a law that would guide judges and justices, and that is the Constitution,' says petitioner Jesus Falcis III

SERENO IMPEACHMENT. Justice Teresita De Castro testifies before the House Committee on Justice during Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Serenoo during the Impeachment proceedings on Wednesday. File by Darren Langit/Rappler

After Carpio, De Castro rebuffs Sereno on SALN claim

Mar 26, 2018 - 3:57 PM

This is a move to disprove Sereno’s claim that 13 other Chief Justice applicants did not submit complete SALNs

Philippine's Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno (R) stands next to Supreme court Associate Justice Teresita de Castro during the annual convention of the country's judges, in Manila on March 8, 2018.  The Philippine Supreme Court chief justice vowed to fight "bullying" and save judicial independence as President Rodrigo Duterte's congressional allies launched an impeachment process March 8 to remove her from office. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

De Castro calls out Sereno as they share one stage

Mar 08, 2018 - 11:12 AM

Associate Justice Teresita Leonardo De Castro openly disapproves of Sereno when she says, 'I am very sorry that the Chief Justice has taken this opportunity to discuss a matter which is sub judice'

Philippine's Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno (R) stands next to Supreme court Associate Justice Teresita de Castro during the annual convention of the country's judges, in Manila on March 8, 2018. The Philippine Supreme Court chief justice vowed to fight "bullying" and save judicial independence as President Rodrigo Duterte's congressional allies launched an impeachment process March 8 to remove her from office. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Sereno impeachment: RCAO, JDO, and Midas Marquez

Nov 30, 2017 - 3:51 PM

The Regional Court Administrator's Office and Judiciary Decentralized Office involve a complex issue of decentralization that has hounded the Supreme Court for years

‘Overflow’ of info after De Castro testifies at Sereno impeachment

Nov 29, 2017 - 8:56 PM

It’s becoming clear that ‘irregularities’ have happened in the Supreme Court, and the question now is whether these are impeachable offenses, says House justice committee chairman Reynaldo Umali

‘UNPRECEDENTED.’ Supreme Court Associate Justice Teresita de Castro serves as resource person in a House of Representatives committee hearing on the impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on November 29, 2017, a first in history. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

De Castro accuses Sereno of deception

Nov 29, 2017 - 4:12 PM

(3rd UPDATE) 'I can't stand idly by when the collegial decision of the SC is being set aside,' says Justice De Castro, referring to the creation by Sereno of a new court office. The Sereno camp says JDO is no different from RCAO.

Justice Teresita De Castro testifies before the House Committee on Justice and Court Administrator Jose Midas Marquez during Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes during the Impeachment proceedings on Wednesday. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

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

Did Sereno favor court nominees? 5 justices asked to testify

Nov 27, 2017 - 8:23 PM

Representatives Ramon Rocamora and Kaka Bag-ao caution against calling all the justices, saying the House panel is resorting to a fishing expedition

Can House subpoena justices to Sereno impeachment hearing?

Nov 22, 2017 - 8:30 PM

In 2012, the Supreme Court issued a resolution, saying justices cannot be compelled to testify in impeachment proceedings

Justice De Castro 'very much willing' to testify vs Sereno, says Larry Gadon

Nov 22, 2017 - 4:33 PM

Lawyer Larry Gadon says his 'friend' is talking to Supreme Court Associate Justice Teresita Leonardo-de Castro on his behalf

TESTIFY? Supreme Court (SC) Associate Justice Teresita Leonardo De Castro is "willing" to testify against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, according to complainant Larry Gadon.

Does Sereno have SC’s support? Spokesman downplays narrative

Oct 01, 2017 - 8:30 AM

'The thing we would avoid the most is give any impression in the minds of our countrymen that she will be engaging in a brawl, in a street gutter fight, no,' says Sereno's spokesperson Carlo Cruz

OPPOSITORS IN SC? Chief Justice Sereno's spokesperson lawyer Carlo Cruz downplays the narrative of the chief justice facing dissents inside the Supreme Court. Photo by Rappler

Sereno impeachment: Supreme Court OKs release of documents to aid VACC complaint

Aug 08, 2017 - 6:06 PM

For a second impeachment complaint lawyer Larry Gadon asks for more documents including the results of the Chief Justice s psychological examinations

REQUEST GRANTED. Supreme Court Spokesman Theodore Te announces on August 8, 2017 that the en banc has approved the release of documents to groups seeking the impeachment of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Sereno impeachment case: Publicity first, documents later

Aug 04, 2017 - 4:59 PM

VACC and Vanguard of the Philippine Constitution send a letter request to the SC for copies of court orders and resolutions two days after filing a complaint before the House Secretary General

Inside SC: Justice De Castro vs CJ Sereno?

Jul 20, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Justice De Castro s memorandum questions the actions of CJ Sereno including giving travel allowance to a court staff

DOCUMENTS: SET members' opinions on Poe case

Nov 21, 2015 - 2:42 PM

Read here the opinions of 4 senators who voted in favor of Grace Poe as well as the dissenting opinions of the 3 Supreme Court justices

Justice chides Sereno, wants to recall her order

Dec 05, 2012 - 8:34 PM

Justice Teresita de Castro puts Chief Justice Sereno to task for a controversial resolution

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Carpio 'looking forward' to interview with PNoy

Aug 22, 2012 - 6:22 PM

Carpio has yet to hear from the Palace regarding a possible interview

Aquino to interview CJ aspirants

Aug 21, 2012 - 4:02 PM

The interview schedules of chief justice nominees have yet to be finalized according to the Palace

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JBC: How they voted on CJ shortlist

Aug 13, 2012 - 9:08 PM

JBC members do not explain their votes however

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Profile: Justice Teresita Leonardo De Castro

Jul 26, 2012 - 1:59 PM

SC Justice Teresita De Castro says the judiciary should be independent not only from the appointing power but from a news article or a book

Should another SC justice replace Carpio in JBC?

Jul 03, 2012 - 10:17 PM

Legal experts and even the JBC have contrasting views

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SC to JBC: Explain 2 reps from Congress

Jul 03, 2012 - 6:30 PM

The JBC has to defend why it has two representatives from Congress Iloilo Rep Niel Tupas and Sen Francis Escudero

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SC junks complaint against Carpio, Sereno

Jun 19, 2012 - 12:51 AM

Contenders for chief justice who have pending administrative and criminal cases could be disqualified from running for the post

NO MERIT. The SC said the complaint against Carpio and Sereno is weak.