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A statement on the quo warranto issue

Brother Jose Mari Jimenez, FSC is the auxiliary visitor to the Philippines, a title which makes him the de facto head of the Congregation of La Salle Brothers in the Philippines and all the Lasallian institutions in the Philippines which include DLSU-Manila, De La Salle College of St. Benilde, DLSU- Lipa, DLSU-Dasmariñas, DLSU-Araneta (Caloocan), USLS -Bacolod, La Salle-Ozamis, La Salle-Greenhills, La Salle-Antipolo, La Salle-Zobel, St. Joseph’s-Bacolod, Br Hilario-Bataan......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarMay 16th, 2018

SALN issue raised vs SC’s De Castro

A PRIVATE citizen asked the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) to initiate quo warranto proceedings this time against Supreme Court Associate Justice Teresita Leonardo-De Castro also for failing to submit her statement of assets, liabilities and net worth (SALN). Jocelyn Marie Acosta, a private citizen, sent a four-page letter….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsApr 20th, 2018

Sereno answers ‘integrity’ issue in quo warranto case

      An applicant to a position in the judiciary who failed to submit his or her statement of assets, liabilities and networth (SALN) to the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) would not negate the person's "integrity," Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno said in her memorandum submitted to the Supreme Court.   Today is the deadline for the submission of memorandum of each of the parties in the quo warranto petition case before the Supreme Court.   READ:Calida on Sereno: 'She should be measured by the same yardstick'   With the submission of the memoranda, the high court has submitted the case for decision.   READ:SC ruli...Keep on reading: Sereno answers ‘integrity’ issue in quo warranto case.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 20th, 2018

Quo warranto suit vs Sereno improper, Lagman insists; ‘politicized’ SC lamented

OPPOSITION leader Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman insisted that the quo warranto petition questioning Chief Justice Sereno’s appointment is improper. On the other hand, militant solons stressed that this issue concerning Sereno has been politicized. In a statement, Lagman said the removal of Sereno cannot be short-circuited by an improper quo….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMar 7th, 2018

Convene PH Security Council amid China’s ‘weaponizing’ of South China Sea – Biazon

China's "weaponizing" of islands within the Philippines' Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and its deployment of nuclear-capable bombers within striking distance to the Philippine mainland is a "matter of serious national security concern," a lawmaker stressed on Monday.   "This issue is beyond politics and involves a threat to national territorial integrity and security, and will affect the lives of not just the Filipinos of today but also those of future generations," said Muntinlupa Rep. Ruffy Biazon, who was also vice chair of the House committee on national defense and security, in a statement.   Amid the recent events, Biazon called on the lower chamber to give ur...Keep on reading: Convene PH Security Council amid China’s ‘weaponizing’ of South China Sea – Biazon.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 21st, 2018

No let up in controversies following quo warranto ruling

By Charmaine A. Tadalan and Camille A. Aguinaldo IN THE continuing aftermath of the Supreme Court’s May 11 validation of his quo warranto petition against ousted chief justice Maria Lourdes P.A. Sereno, Solicitor-General Jose C. Calida was asked on Friday to make public his Statement of Assets Liabilities and Networth (SALN) from 2016 to 2018. […] The post No let up in controversies following quo warranto ruling appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 18th, 2018

CHR: Granting of quo warranto petition vs Sereno erodes rule of law

MANILA, Philipppines – The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) on Tuesday, May 15, denounced the granting of the quo warranto petition against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno.  In a statement, the commission said that the decision "diminished our democracy." "It erodes our obedience to the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 15th, 2018

What ‘disputed waters?’

Just last week, May 6, Vice-President Leni Robredo issued a statement on China’s installation of missile systems in the West Philippine Sea. It is quite refreshing to have a top government official issue a statement that urges the administration to take immediate and appropriate actions that take into account international laws. NO DISPUTE Not surprisingly, […] The post What ‘disputed waters?’ appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 15th, 2018

SERENO STATEMENT: Ang Araw na Ito

(Speech of Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno after the decision granting the quo warranto petition against her. Supreme Court, May 11, 2018)  Mga kababayan, maraming salamat po sa Panginoong Diyos, pagka’t lumawak na po ang ating laban. Lumawak po ang ating laban. Walo lamang po ang dapat bumoto sa kaso ng quo warranto dahil ang […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsMay 12th, 2018

FLAG STATEMENT: “Final nail in the coffin of judicial independence”

The FREE LEGAL ASSISTANCE GROUP (FLAG) condemns in the strongest terms the decision of the Supreme Court granting the Solicitor General’s quo warranto petition against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. Quo Warranto is a legal remedy designed to remove a usurper or intruder from office within one year from his or her unlawful assumption of […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsMay 12th, 2018

STATEMENT of Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque on SC ruling

On the SC decision on the quo warranto petition against the Chief Justice The Supreme Court is the final arbiter of the law. The High Court has spoken. Let us respect its decision granting the quo warranto petition as the proper remedy and the quo warranto petition ruling against Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno. The […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsMay 12th, 2018

Palace men: Let’s bow to majesty of the law

Malacaang urged the public to respect the Supreme Court decision ousting Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, and said the high court was duty-bound to uphold the 1987 Constitution as a coequal branch of government.   "Let us respect the granting of the quo warranto petition as the proper remedy (in the) ruling against Sereno," said presidential spokesperson Harry Roque.   'Dura lex sed lex'   Malacaang issued the statement three hours after the Supreme Court, in an unprecedented move, voted 8-6 to oust Sereno on Friday by granting the quo warranto petition filed by Solicitor General Jose Calida that questioned Sereno's qualifications for the post. &nbs...Keep on reading: Palace men: Let’s bow to majesty of the law.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 12th, 2018

Leni, Noy denounce ‘sour fruit we’re forced to swallow’

Vice President Leni Robredo on Friday called on Filipinos to remain vigilant as the country was "plunged into the depths of uncertainty" with the ouster of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno.   In a statement, Robredo assailed the Supreme Court vote to remove Sereno by way of a quo warranto petition as "a blatant betrayal of the sacredness of the Constitution."   She added: "True power will always be with the people. I ask the Filipino people to join me in utmost vigilance as the rest of these developments unfold, and to add their voice as we defend our judicial system, our Constitution and ultimately, our democracy."   Former President Benigno "Noyno...Keep on reading: Leni, Noy denounce ‘sour fruit we’re forced to swallow’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 12th, 2018

‘Legal abomination’: SC votes 8-6 to oust CJ Sereno

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 11 May) – In a historic first, the Supreme Court (SC) voted on Friday to remove from office Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. Voting 8-6, the SC granted the quo warranto petition filed by Solicitor General Jose Calida, which was based on Sereno’s failure to submit a complete statement of assets, […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsMay 11th, 2018

IN PHOTOS: Students stand in defiance after Sereno ouster

MANILA. Philippines - Students from various universities in Metro Manila and nearby provinces expressed their disappointment after the Supreme Court granted the petition for quo warranto  which ousted Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on Friday, May 11.  Law students of Far Eastern University, in a joint statement , condemned this decision of SC.  "The Constitution is the supreme law ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 11th, 2018

Villanueva urges House to proceed with Sereno impeach bid

  Senator Joel Villanueva still wants Congress to proceed with the impeachment bid against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno despite her ouster by the Supreme Court through a quo warranto petition.   In a statement on Friday, Villanueva urged the House of Representatives to transmit to the Senate the articles of impeachment against Sereno.   "I urge the House of Representatives to forward the impeachment article to the Senate. We should respect the Constitution and the rule of law," he said.   The House's committee on justice had already approved the articles of impeachment against Sereno but it has yet to be adopted by the plenary before it coul...Keep on reading: Villanueva urges House to proceed with Sereno impeach bid.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 11th, 2018

Impeachment only way to oust CJ, say law deans

  The Chief Justice can be removed from office only by impeachment, deans and professors at law schools across the country said on Thursday, a day before the Supreme Court votes on a challenge to the validity of Maria Lourdes Sereno's 2012 appointment to the top post in the judiciary.   "Any other means would be unconstitutional," more than 130 law school faculty members said in a statement titled "A Call for Adherence to Constitutional Process" published in a Manila newspaper.   The Supreme Court sits in a special full-court session on Friday to vote on a quo warranto petition brought by Solicitor General Jose Calida to invalidate Sereno's appointment f...Keep on reading: Impeachment only way to oust CJ, say law deans.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 10th, 2018

SLTC bonds keep top credit rating

SOUTH LUZON Tollway Corp. (SLTC) maintained the top credit rating on its outstanding bond issue. In a statement, Philippine Rating Services Corp. (PhilRatings) said the debt watcher assigned a PRS Aaa rating on the P7.3-billion fixed-rate bonds of SLTC. “Obligations rated PRS Aaa are of the highest quality with minimal credit risk. The obligor’s capacity […] The post SLTC bonds keep top credit rating appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 6th, 2018

Sereno accuses OSG of ‘forum shopping’ in new bid to dismiss quo warranto

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno accused the Office of Solicitor General (OSG) of "forum shopping" and usurping the exclusive power of Congress on impeachment cases as she asked the Supreme Court anew to dismiss the quo warranto petition against her. In a supplemental memorandum filed by her lawyers on Friday, Sereno said the OSG "has committed willful and deliberate forum shopping, which should result in the outright dismissal of the quo warranto petition." The embattled chief justice noted that the issue raised on the quo warranto petition filed by the OSG and the articles of impeachment earlier approved by the House Committee on Justice are "not only related, but identical." ...Keep on reading: Sereno accuses OSG of ‘forum shopping’ in new bid to dismiss quo warranto.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 6th, 2018

Sereno wants faith-shaming justice to inhibit in quo warranto case

MANILA, Philippines – Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno has sought the inhibition of Associate Justice Samuel Martires in her quo warranto case, her camp said on Saturday, May 5. The Sereno camp said in a statement that the Chief Justice filed the petition seeking to inhibit Martires in the case ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 5th, 2018

Sereno supporters seek SolGen’s resignation over ‘double standard’

Supporters of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on Monday demanded the resignation of Solicitor General Jose Calida for rejecting the request of a private citizen to pursue a quo warranto case against Supreme Court Associate Justice Teresita Leonardo de Castro. In a statement, the Coalition for Justice (CFJ) reminded Calida that De Castro, a fierce critic of Sereno, had failed to present all her statements of assets, liabilities and net worth (SALNs) to the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) in 2012 when she applied for the position of top magistrate. Quo warranto proceedings Sereno's supposed failure to submit the required SALNs to the JBC before she was appointed to head the judici...Keep on reading: Sereno supporters seek SolGen’s resignation over ‘double standard’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 30th, 2018