Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno


Sotto says Senate 'cannot intervene' in SC decision on Sereno ouster

May 22, 2018 - 5:31 PM

We should not interfere with [the] judiciary. I believe that because I don't want the judiciary to interfere with us,' Senate President Vicente Sotto III tells Rappler

Sen. Tito Sotto. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

[OPINION | NEWSPOINT] A moral snowball

May 19, 2018 - 11:00 AM

At any rate, if Duterte and his gang think they're done with Sereno, they’re mistaken

The week in photos: May 5-12, 2018

May 13, 2018 - 11:36 AM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

Supreme Court on May11, 2018 voting on the quo warranto case against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Sereno on quo warranto: SolGen is 'forum shopping'

May 06, 2018 - 11:17 AM

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno cites 'forum shopping' by the Office of the Solicitor General as a new reason to dismiss the quo warranto petition against her

EMBATTLED. File photo of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno speaking in UP Diliman, Quezon City on May 05, 2018. PHOTO BY INOUE JAENA

Law groups to U.N. expert: Probe Duterte threats vs judiciary

Apr 18, 2018 - 4:10 PM

Malacañang, however, says President Rodrigo Duterte's remarks against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno only show his 'dislike' of her, and not of the judiciary

Lawyers Arpee Santiago of the Ateneo Human Rights Center, Neri Colmenares of National Union of People's Lawyers and Integrated Bar of the Philippines' Abe Fajardo, Ryan Jay Roset and Dean Tony La Viña on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, show a copy of the submitted report to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers Diego Garcia Sayan narrating the recent statements by President Rodrigo Duterte against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

The week in photos: March 3-9, 2018

Mar 10, 2018 - 11:00 AM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

Men dismantle the symbolicly attached prosthetic arms from a replica of the Venus de Milo during an action led by Handicap International to raise awareness on the thousands of amputees worldwide in need of a prosthesis, at the Louvre-Rivoli metro station in Paris on March 6, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT

Quo warranto proceedings vs Sereno unconstitutional, says Robredo

Mar 06, 2018 - 5:25 PM

The lawyer-turned-Vice President points out that the Constitution is clear in stipulating that a chief justice may only be removed from office through impeachment

CONSTI TALKS. Vice President Leni Robredo does not agree the Solicitor General's petition for quo warranto is a constitutional way to oust the Chief Justice. Photo by OVP

SC justices, execs wear red during flag rites

Mar 05, 2018 - 9:47 AM

Applause erupts as the justices, some wearing touches of red, come out for the flag ceremony

Sereno camp: We expect an ‘intensified’ smear campaign in 2018

Jan 08, 2018 - 2:12 PM

'Sila na lang ang hindi nakakaalam na malapit na ma-impeach si CJ Sereno,' says complainant Larry Gadon

CALL TO ACTION. Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno calls on constitutional bodies to maximize their mandate to protect human rights in the country amid the Duterte administration's drug war. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

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

CJ Sereno to constitutional bodies: Step up in advancing human rights

Nov 23, 2017 - 1:00 PM

'A justice sector does not function if the investigative and the prosecutorial services are not doing their jobs,' says Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno

CALL TO ACTION. Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno calls to action the constitional bodies in probing alleged human rights violations in the govennment's war on drugs. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Resignation 'never an option' for Chief Justice Sereno

Nov 06, 2017 - 2:33 PM

(UPDATED) 'She has done nothing to damage the institution,' says Sereno's spokesperson Carlo Cruz

SERENO IMPEACHMENT. Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, during a speech before judges on October 11, says she will not ask them to hold demonstrations of support as she undergoes impeachment proceedings at the House of Representatives. Photo from SC PIO

For 3rd time, Sereno asks House panel to allow cross-examination

Oct 23, 2017 - 2:55 PM

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno cites the House's own rules on impeachment proceedings, and adds it is her 'basic right' as a respondent

‘NARRATIVES BUILT ON LIES.’ Chief Justice Sereno addresses the trial court judges in a convention in Palo, Leyte on October 11, 2017 where she said she trusts that the ‘narrative built on lies’ will eventually crumble. Photo from SC PIO

Sereno’s approval, trust ratings dip – Pulse Asia survey

Oct 13, 2017 - 12:35 PM

A Pulse Asia survey shows a big drop in the approval and trust ratings of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno as she faces an impeachment complaint

EMBATTLED CHIEF JUSTICE. SC Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno sees big drops in her approval and trust ratings in September according to a Pulse Asia survey. File photo by Rappler

LIVE: House hearing on the impeachment complaints vs Comelec chief Bautista, CJ Sereno

Oct 05, 2017 - 8:00 AM

Watch the hearing live on Rappler at 9:30 am on Thursday, October 5

Lacson, Sereno, Paras | Evening wRap

Sep 25, 2017 - 9:15 PM

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Aguirre urges Congress to convene on martial law

May 29, 2017 - 8:03 PM

The justice secretary believes that if Congress convenes to affirm the President s martial law declaration the Supreme Court won t have the last say on the issue

File photo of Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II by AFP / Ted Aljibe

IN PHOTOS: New lawyers take oath of 'courage and integrity'

May 22, 2017 - 8:07 PM

Almost 4 000 new lawyers told to arm yourselves well with idealism tempered by wisdom; passion strengthened by persistence; knowledge of the law honed by dedicated hard work

2016 Bar passers take oath before justices of the Supreme Court led by Chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City on May 22, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Sereno on using social media: Judges have stories to tell

Sep 27, 2015 - 9:00 AM

For instance the Chief Justice says We [can] start a national conversation on the state of the Filipino family as seen in the eyes of family court judges

SPEECH. Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno speaks during the 2015 Manila Social Good Summit to encourage the public to support judicial reforms. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Sereno: Tech-savvy courts less prone to corruption

Sep 26, 2015 - 5:50 PM

The Philippine Chief Justice wants every activity in a court trial to be captured electronically – from the issuance to the execution of a trial judge’s order

Maguindanao massacre trial hearings to finish by yearend – Chief Justice

Aug 27, 2015 - 8:09 PM

It is excruciatingly slow for the victims families That is not debatable it is painful there must be closure says Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno

JBC violated selection rules in Jardeleza case – SC

Sep 05, 2014 - 8:00 PM

The Supreme Court decision reinstating then Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza as nominee to the High Court indirectly reprimands the JBC for allowing the Chief Justice to abuse discretion and violate due process

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

After PDAF scam, NCR trusts Senate more

Jan 14, 2014 - 1:03 PM

Metro Manilans have softened on the Senate where 24 members used to enjoy P200M each of the much maligned fund and where 3 are facing plunder complaints for its alleged misuse

KINDER: Traditionally critical Metro Manila pushes up ratings of Senate. Rappler file photo

Probe into ‘Ma’am Arlene,’ lifestyle of judges on

Oct 14, 2013 - 6:04 PM

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno has initiated talks with the justice secretary and the Ombudsman to look into an alleged big time judiciary fixer

Facade of the Supreme Court of the Philippines

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


Justice Leonen assumes post

Nov 22, 2012 - 2:23 PM

Justice Marvic Leonen meets with Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno


Sereno pushes for review of JBC process

Sep 10, 2012 - 5:34 PM

The proposed review covers the whole process not just the use of psychological tests as one of the requirements for applicants