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Trump set for midweek acquittal after witnesses blocked

Feb 01, 2020 - 9:15 AM

Republican senators say a vote for Donald Trump's acquittal is expected on Wednesday afternoon, February 5

TRUMP. US President Donald Trump waves as he and First Lady Melania Trump walk to Marine One before departing from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC on January 31, 2020. (Photo by Andrew Caballero Reynolds/AFP

Historic Trump impeachment trial to begin in earnest

Jan 21, 2020 - 7:14 PM

The 100 members of the Senate will decide if Trump abused his office and obstructed Congress as charged in the two articles of impeachment approved last month by the House of Representatives

DONALD IN DAVOS. US President Donald Trump arrives in Davos, Switzerland, on January 21, 2020, for the World Economic Forum. Photo by Jim Watson/AFP

De Lima to seek court OK to attend Sereno impeachment trial

Mar 03, 2018 - 4:34 PM

Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III has said he would not exclude detained Senator Leila de Lima from the voting process

PNP escort detained senator Leila de Lima at the Quezon City Metropolitan Trial on Friday, to attend a hearing for the "Disobedience of Summons" Photo by DARREN LANGIT

Senate now in 'preparation mode' for Sereno impeachment trial

Feb 27, 2018 - 4:42 PM

(UPDATED) Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III says the chamber might convene as an impeachment court by May but the trial might start end July

Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, November 30, 2017

Nov 30, 2017 - 11:22 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Thursday.

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Oct 12, 2017 - 7:17 PM

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Deja vu or trauma? Erap prosecutors now defending Lascañas

Mar 06, 2017 - 2:54 PM

The lawyers of Davao hitman retired SP03 Arturo Lascañas were the private prosecutors in the impeachment trial of ousted president Joseph Estrada in December 2000

ERAP AND BALELENG CASES. Lawyer Arno Sanidad also filed murder charges against ex-police general and now Senator Panfilo Lacson.

Brazil's Rousseff broke no laws, impeachment trial hears

Aug 28, 2016 - 1:09 AM

Tension is building ahead of Monday when suspended president Dilma Rousseff will take the stand for the first time and face her accusers

WITNESS. Brazil's former Economy Minister Nelson Barbosa testifies as defense witness during the third day of the Senate impeachment trial of Brazilian suspended President Dilma Rousseff at the National Congress in Brasilia on August 27, 2016. Andressa Anholete/AFP

Rousseff defense begins in rowdy Brazil impeachment trial

Aug 26, 2016 - 8:00 AM

3rd UPDATE On Monday August 29 Rousseff herself will testify in a keenly awaited piece of political theater

UNDER FIRE. The impeachment trial of Brazil President Dilma Rousseff has been launched on August 25, 2016. File photo

Plunder defendant Jaime Dichaves allowed to travel abroad

Nov 16, 2015 - 9:47 PM

The self confessed owner of the dummy Jose Velarde account is a co defendant in the plunder case against former President Joseph Estrada Nearly 15 years later he has yet to undergo trial

LOYAL FRIEND. Jaime Dichaves is the self-confessed owner of the dummy Jose Velarde account that contributed to the downfall of former President Joseph Estrada

Contempt? Binays might sue media over freeze order story

May 13, 2015 - 6:52 PM

Senators Franklin Drilon and Francis Escudero say bank secrecy laws do not apply to the Court of Appeals freeze order and the media can report on the order

MEDIA LAWSUIT? Senator Nancy Binay says her family's lawyers are considering suing media outfits for reporting on the CA freeze order. File photo from Senator Binay's Facebook page

Corona lashes at Ombudsman for 'merciless persecution'

Mar 27, 2014 - 6:20 PM

Corona lashes out at Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales for her unusual hostility and irresponsible accusations dating back to his impeachment trial

'Corona charges prove justice over ill-gotten wealth possible'

Jan 30, 2014 - 6:28 PM

Malacañang says the charges prepared by the Ombudsman against dismissed Chief Justice Renato Corona are evidence based

Criminal charges set vs Corona, wife

Jan 29, 2014 - 5:45 PM

UPDATED Almost 2 years after he was removed from office dismissed Chief Justice Renato Corona will be charged in court for perjury and unexplained wealth

Miriam: SC can review Corona verdict

Jan 23, 2014 - 2:26 PM

She says Malacañang s alleged bribery of senators is extrinsic fraud and could be used to question the validity of the ruling of the impeachment court before the High Court

Revilla dares Aquino: Tell the truth, ‘Boy Tango’

Jan 22, 2014 - 8:26 PM

The President cannot keep mum on what transpired during their secret meeting in 2012 says Revilla who vows to make a privilege speech again next week

'BOY PICK-UP.' Senator Bong Revilla calls Interior Secretary Mar Roxas "Boy Pick-up," saying he personally drove senators to Malacañang so the President can convince them to convict Corona in 2012. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Palace: Aquino made no impeachable offense

Jan 22, 2014 - 6:27 PM

Malacañang has yet to identify pressure groups that supposedly tried to influence senator judges during the trial of former chief justice Renato Corona

Palace: Revilla meeting not meant to influence Corona trial

Jan 20, 2014 - 9:15 PM

Presidential spokesman Coloma says the President only wanted to verify with Revilla if interest groups were pressuring him to acquit the Chief Justice in 2012

QUIZ: How well do you remember the #Coronatrial

Jan 16, 2014 - 1:23 AM

Do you still remember the highlights of the historic impeachment trial of former Supreme Court chief justice Renato Corona? Check and take this quiz

e-SALN: Easier to catch crooks in gov't

May 31, 2013 - 6:59 PM

RA 6713 requires government officials to submit their SALN every year

Photo from the Office of the Ombudsman

Malacañang: Officials now more honest with SALNs

May 29, 2013 - 6:54 PM

A year after the impeachment Chief Justice Renato Corona the Palace admits there is still work to be done in reforming the judiciary

Former CJ Renato C. Corona

Corona, a free man

May 29, 2013 - 6:06 PM

Corona faces only one case tax evasion a year after he was dismissed as chief justice

ONE YEAR AFTER. Removed as chief justice in 2012, Corona remains in fighting form in 2013.

YEARENDER: 12 big business stories in 2012

Dec 31, 2012 - 5:51 PM

This list shows how the movers and shakers took advantage of opportunities and navigated the risks how political leaders showed grim determination and how intertwined the players in both business and politics are

De Lima's future dilemma

Jul 12, 2012 - 2:18 PM

Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago says De Lima s defiance of an SCO TRO will make her bid to be Chief Justice difficult

'We weren't there for blood' - Tupas #CoronaTrial

Jun 29, 2012 - 10:22 PM

Reflections of Niel Tupas Jr one month after Corona s conviction

House creates committee to study release of SALNs

Jun 19, 2012 - 8:49 PM

The committee will direct solons to correct errors in their SALNs

4 possible cases vs Corona - lawyers

Jun 13, 2012 - 2:07 PM

Private prosecutors say there s enough evidence to charge former Chief Justice Renato Corona with at least 4 cases

SC to decide on Corona's retirement benefits June 13

Jun 05, 2012 - 8:08 PM

SC has stripped other dismissed employees of their retirement benefits Will they do to the same to Corona?


SC asked: Don't let Senate enforce verdict on Corona

Jun 05, 2012 - 4:29 PM

Two lawyers claim the Senate and the House of Representatives committed grave abuse of discretion in proceeding with Corona s impeachment trial

Many Pinoys undecided on Corona guilt – Pulse Asia

Jun 04, 2012 - 2:45 PM

Almost 4 out of 10 Filipinos were undecided on Corona s guilt or innocence says a new Pulse Asia survey conducted before the Corona verdict

Senate caucus on AMLA; blacklisting feared

Jun 04, 2012 - 7:15 AM

OFWs and businessmen will be the hardest hit if the Senate fails to amend the Anti Money Laundering Act before it adjourns on June 7

Palace laughs off Corona's 'transparency' call

Jun 03, 2012 - 7:48 PM

The Palace branded former Chief Justice Renato Corona s call for continued transparency as gimmickry

Post-Corona: Reflections of 8 men

Jun 02, 2012 - 4:35 PM

The men who had roles to play in the Corona impeachment trial look back at their moments in the spotlight

DIVINE INTERVENTION: Prosecutor Reynaldo Umali thanks 'Little Lady' for helping the prosecution

8 lessons from the Corona impeachment trial

Jun 02, 2012 - 2:39 PM

Having secured the verdict of the impeachment court we must now look beyond the ends of the court or its purpose of rendering a verdict

Corona's lawyers knew of dollar accounts

Jun 01, 2012 - 8:00 AM

Defense lawyer Dennis Manalo admits too that he was pressured to put Renato Corona on the stand

DEFENSE IN RETROSPECT. Dennis Manalo joined Rappler for Talk Thursday where he shared what it was like to defend the former Chief Justice Renato Corona. May 30, 2012.

Victory for democracy prompts further challenges

May 31, 2012 - 6:03 PM

Corona s impeachment and conviction is a victory for democracy but it prompts further challenges particularly in the designation of the next chief of the judiciary

Former CJ Renato C. Corona

CJ position now vacant, per law and Senate

May 30, 2012 - 7:27 AM

Associate Justice Antonio Carpio the most senior justice in the Supreme Court serves as acting chief

Palace: Corona conviction helps restore public trust in courts

May 29, 2012 - 7:13 PM

The Aquino government which had been accused by Corona of orchestrating a personal vendetta by pulling resources to remove him from office says the decision is really the victory of the people

Corona verdict 'immediately executory'

May 29, 2012 - 12:11 PM

The Senate verdict on Corona will be immediately executory with Enrile writing the Supreme Court and the executive of the decision on the same day

Law students' verdicts on Corona trial

May 28, 2012 - 9:13 PM

Law students want CJ Renato Corona should be convicted but even as aspiring lawyers they concede the impeachment trial is more about trust of a public officer than the law

Anna Bueno, law student at Ateneo

SC retirement budget: Did Morales really ask for an increase?

May 28, 2012 - 4:40 PM

CJ Corona says Ombudsman Morales is getting back at him because she didn t take it well when he refused to double the budget for her retirement rites

Corona's dollar trades in 1960s were 'illegal'

May 28, 2012 - 2:12 PM

When Chief Justice Renato Corona bought and sold dollars in the 1960 s outside of the banking system he was engaged in the black market which was illegal according to former Monetary Board members Vicente Valdepeñas and Dante Canlas

'Tears were shed' in last defense meeting

May 28, 2012 - 2:04 PM

Defense counsels got emotional in their last meeting as the nearly 5 month long trial nears its end

Belmonte makes debut in Corona trial

May 28, 2012 - 1:18 PM

The Speaker brings with him the gravitas that the young congressmen prosecutors don t have

#CoronaTrial: House spent P5.7-M

May 28, 2012 - 1:15 PM

The expenses won t exceed P6 M

#CoronaTrial: Day 43 LIVE BLOG

May 28, 2012 - 1:14 PM

Here are the highlights of Day 43 of the impeachment trial of Chief Justice Renato Corona defense prosecution present their sides in the oral arguments

From US bases to Corona trial: Angara voting first

May 28, 2012 - 12:33 PM

Sen Edgardo Angara on how it feels to be the first to vote in the Corona trial

Why prosecutors see a Corona conviction

May 28, 2012 - 10:34 AM

The prosecution says it has built a solid case against Chief Justice Renato Corona

Corona verdict: 5 issues for senator-judges

May 28, 2012 - 7:02 AM

To convict or to acquit? Here are 5 key questions senators will answer as they decide on Corona s fate

What if Jennifer Holliday cross-examined Corona?

May 27, 2012 - 7:06 PM

The case vs the Chief Justice can be resolved soon if Jennifer Holliday becomes prosecutor