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Is the post of chief justice worth a nervous breakdown?

First word I DO not seek to trivialize with my title our highest magistracy; I mean only to underline the ludicrous link between an office of thoughtful judgment and majesty and the hysterics of Chief Justice (on leave) Maria Lourdes Sereno to disguise her dubious appointment. From the way CJ Sereno is fighting obsessively, clinging [...] The post Is the post of chief justice worth a nervous breakdown? appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource: manilatimes_net manilatimes_netApr 16th, 2018

SC rejects Sereno ouster appeal

      The Supreme Court has refused to reverse its May 11, 2018 decision that removed Maria Lourdes Sereno as chief justice.   Still with a vote of 8-6, the High Court denied Sereno's motion for reconsideration, according to a Court insider.   The May 11 decision granted the quo warranto petition filed by Solicitor General Jose Calida and invalidated the appointment of Sereno in 2012.   The SC disqualified her from the post for lack of proven integrity due to her failure to file all her statements of assets, liabilities and net worth (SALNs) when she was still teaching law in the University of the Philippines. /muf...Keep on reading: SC rejects Sereno ouster appeal.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 19th, 2018

Calida calls Sereno a “liar”, out to mislead public

SOLICITOR-GENERAL Jose C. Calida on Thursday said that Chief Justice Maria Lourdes P.A. Sereno “again attempted to mislead the Filipino people” after her camp revealed they had recovered several Statements of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth (SALN) from her stay at the University of the Philippines as a law professor. “Sereno claims to have recovered […] The post Calida calls Sereno a “liar”, out to mislead public appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 13th, 2018

Aquino, Sereno charged with graft over SALNs

FORMER PRESIDENT Benigno S.C. Aquino III and Chief Justice Maria Lourdes P.A. Sereno were charged with graft on Monday, Feb. 26, before the Ombudsman in connection with Ms. Sereno’s Statements of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth (SALNs) when she was being considered in 2012 for her current position. Their accuser, suspended lawyer Eligio P. Mallari, […] The post Aquino, Sereno charged with graft over SALNs appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2018

Sereno proven not to have filed her SALNs; why the hell isn’t she quitting?

BEYOND the shadow of a doubt, Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno didn’t file her statement of assets, liabilities, and net worth (SALN) for at least eight years when she was in government service. Not only the Constitution but the Administrative Code of 1987 as well as Republic Act 6713 requires all government employees, including those [...] The post Sereno proven not to have filed her SALNs; why the hell isn’t she quitting? appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsFeb 1st, 2018

Leonen: I did not ask Duterte for chief justice post

MANILA, Philippines – Debunking a lie peddled by a pro-administration blogger, Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen said on Tuesday, July 17, that he did not ask President Rodrigo Duterte for the vacant chief justice post. “That's pure false that I am able to talk to the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 17th, 2018

No one interested in chief justice post — JBC member

Almost one month since the position of chief justice became vacant, no one has shown interest in the top judicial post, according to a member of the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC)......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 16th, 2018

Still no takers for Chief Justice post

The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) has yet to receive an application to become the next Chief Justice, nearly a month after the country's highest judicial post was officially declared vacant by the Supreme Court, two members of the JBC said on Sunday. Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra, an ex-officio member of the body that screens nominees to judicial posts, confirmed that no one had submitted an application as Maria Lourdes Sereno's possible successor. Sereno was kicked out by her own colleagues in the high tribunal on May 11 for her failure to fully disclose her wealth. Her predecessor, the late Chief Justice Renato Corona, was also ousted from office by the Senate impeachmen...Keep on reading: Still no takers for Chief Justice post.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 15th, 2018

Sotto hints at delay in Senate debates on Charter change

SENATE President Vicente Sotto 3rd on Friday hinted that there may be a delay in the senators’ discussions on Charter change because of their “tight” legislative calendar. The Consultative Committee (ConCom), led by retired chief justice Reynato Puno, on Thursday transmitted to Sotto a copy of the draft charter shifting to federalism. Sotto said he would [...] The post Sotto hints at delay in Senate debates on Charter change appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJul 13th, 2018

SC en banc reprimands Sereno over continued attacks against justices — source

THE Supreme Court en banc reprimanded former chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno over her continued attacks against the high tribunal, according to a court source privy to the deliberations. The court is expected to come out with a ruling within the day, the source said. No other details are available as of posting time. Sereno [...] The post SC en banc reprimands Sereno over continued attacks against justices — source appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsJul 10th, 2018

Mentally-ill man found dead

A MAN allegedly suffering from nervous breakdown was found dead afternoon of July 7, 2018 in Barotac Viejo, Iloilo City. The body of John Balayo, 44, was already in the advanced state of decomposition when found at a secluded area in Barangay Santiago, some two kilometers away from their house. Balayo was last seen alive […] The post Mentally-ill man found dead appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJul 9th, 2018

IBP: Draft charter for federal gov’t to remain a draft if…

THE Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) said the draft charter for a federal government recently approved by a consultative committee (ConCom) will remain a draft if it will not be endorsed to Congress by Pres. Rodrigo Duterte. The special body composed of 22 members and chaired by former chief justice Reynato Puno approved the […] The post IBP: Draft charter for federal gov’t to remain a draft if… appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJul 7th, 2018

Leonen: No plan to apply for chief justice post

Leonen said that he does not aspire to be the head of judiciary as it “requires some sort of a capacity or an attitude that right now I cannot imagine myself doing.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 5th, 2018

Leonen: No plan to apply for chief justice post - Philippine Star

Leonen: No plan to apply for chief justice post - Philippine Star.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsJul 5th, 2018

Carpio gets another nomination for chief justice post

Former Chief Justice Hilario Davide thinks that Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio will be the best candidate to be the country's next chief justice......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 3rd, 2018

Hospitals get lion’s share of Capitol supplemental budget

THE Sangguniang Panlalawigan approved on June 26, 2018, Supplemental Budget No. 2 totaling P559 million, a big chunk of which will go to the improvement of the 12 district and provincial hospitals. Based on the breakdown, P538,767,867.62 will go to the general fund and P21,026,058 to the local economic enterprise. Provincial administrator and chief of […] The post Hospitals get lion’s share of Capitol supplemental budget appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2018

Strike Sereno off roster of chief justices – Nachura

FOR former associate justice Antonio Eduardo Nachura, Maria Lourdes Sereno was never the chief justice and should not be included in the roster of former chief magistrates. Nachura, a member of the Palace consultative committee for constitutional reforms, said this was the consequence of the quo warranto proceedings that ousted Sereno for lack of qualification [...] The post Strike Sereno off roster of chief justices – Nachura appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2018

3 SC justices to accept CJ nomination

Three senior magistrates of the Supreme Court (SC) are set to vie for the post of chief justice......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 1st, 2018

Sereno defends record as CJ under Noynoy

OUSTED chief justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno yesterday defended her record in the high court, saying though she was appointed to the post in 2012 by then President Benigno Aquino III, she was not a stooge of the latter. Sereno said she never compromised judicial independence during her stay in office….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJul 1st, 2018

DOJ chief grants Prosecutor General s request to be relieved from his post

Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra has granted the request of acting Prosecutor General Jorge Catalan that he be relieved from his position as he wanted to focus on being the City Prosecutor (CP) o.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 28th, 2018

Sereno ‘wasted the prestige’ of the chief justice post — Duterte

Ousted chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno”wasted the prestige” of being the country’s top magistrate, President Rodrigo Duterte said on Thursday. “She wasted the prestige of the chief justice [post]. Not everybody can be appointed as chief justice. It’s a gift from my God as I conceive him to be,” Duterte told reporters after he graced… link: Sereno ‘wasted the prestige’ of the chief justice post — Duterte.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 28th, 2018