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Makabayan bloc slams House panel ruling vs participation of non-members at Sereno impeach hearing

  The Makabayan bloc at the House of Representatives denounced the justice committee's decision on Wednesday to bar non-members as well as lawyers of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno from participating in its impeachment proceedings.   READ:House panel votes against participation of non-members in Sereno impeach hearings   ACT-Teachers party-list Rep. Antonio Tinio asserted that all members of Congress are entitled to participate in the impeachment hearings against Sereno.   "Hindi ito ang unang impeachment na ginawa ng Congress kahit sinong member bsta interesado pinapahintulutang magtanong whether pro or against," Tinio said.   ...Keep on reading: Makabayan bloc slams House panel ruling vs participation of non-members at Sereno impeach hearing.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerNov 22nd, 2017

House panel chair slams Sereno lawyers for calling impeach hearing a ‘dog and pony show’

Oriental Mindoro Rep. Reynaldo Umali, chair of the House Committee on Justice, on Monday slammed the lawyers of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno after calling the panel's impeachment proceedings against the chief magistrate a "dog and pony show.".....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsNov 27th, 2017

Sereno camp slams Gadon for using impeach hearing as ‘fishing expedition’

"The people's money should never fund a fishing expedition," the camp of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno said of the House justice committee hearing last Wednesday. Sereno's camp, in a statement on Thursday, denounced the committee and complainant Larry Gadon for supposedly using the impeachment hearing as "a venue for fishing expedition in a desperate and vicious effort to obtain evidence" against the chief magistrate. Lawyer Josa Deinla, one of the spokespersons of Sereno, called it "appalling" for Gadon and some members of the committee "that they had to embark on a 'fishing trip' for evidence." Deinla said that Gadon's several requests to subpoena witnesses and docume...Keep on reading: Sereno camp slams Gadon for using impeach hearing as ‘fishing expedition’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2017

Makabayan bloc files MR on junked petition to intervene on CJ quo warranto case

      Members of the House Makabayan bloc and people's organizations on Tuesday filed a motion for reconsideration (MR) on the Supreme Court's (SC) decision denying their petition to intervene on the quo warranto case against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno.   Last April 3, the SC denied, for lack of merit, the group's motion for leave to file motion to intervene in the quo warranto proceedings against the Chief Justice on-leave.   READ: SC asks Sereno to attend oral arguments on quo warranto case     The group maintained that it has "legal interest" on the issue as the Chief Justice "can only be removed from office ...Keep on reading: Makabayan bloc files MR on junked petition to intervene on CJ quo warranto case.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 10th, 2018

Sereno not surprised over House panel approval of draft impeach case

  It came as no surprise for Chief Justice on-leave Maria Lourdes Sereno, who has been "eagerly" awaiting the House justice committee's approval of the articles of impeachment, as she prepares to face her looming impeachment trial before the Senate.   Lawyer Josa Deinla, one of the spokespersons of Sereno, said they already expected the decision of the House panel, which voted 33-1, ruling in favor of certifying the articles of impeachment against the country's top magistrate.   READ: House panel OKs articles of impeachment vs Sereno     "Hindi naman ikinagulat ng aming kampo kung ano yung narinig nating ulat sa committee on justic...Keep on reading: Sereno not surprised over House panel approval of draft impeach case.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 19th, 2018

Impeachment case vs Sereno okayed today -- House leader

THE Articles of Impeachment and the committee report finding probable cause to impeach Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno will be approved by the House committee on justice today. “Our committee report and the Articles of Impeachment are now prepared for the approval of panel members,” said committee chairman Oriental Mindoro….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMar 18th, 2018

Panel okays impeach articles, report today

THE Articles of Impeachment and the committee report finding probable cause to impeach Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno will be approved by the House committee on justice today. “Our committee report and the Articles of Impeachment are now prepared for the approval of panel members,” said Oriental Mindoro Rep. Reynaldo….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMar 18th, 2018

House justice panel head girds for Sereno ouster trial in Senate

AHEAD of the scheduled voting this Thursday on the existence of probable cause to impeach Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, the chairman of the House committee on justice has started picking the members of the 11-man House prosecution panel from more than 40 lawmakers-lawyers even as he declared that the….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMar 4th, 2018

2 SC justices no-shows in Sereno impeach hearing

TWO Supreme Court justices were no-shows at the resumption of the impeachment hearing against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno at the House of Representatives on Monday. Justices Marvic Leonen and Estela Perlas Bernabe were requested to shed light on the hiring of one Helen Macasaet as information technology consultant for P250,000 a month as members [...] The post 2 SC justices no-shows in Sereno impeach hearing appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsFeb 19th, 2018

House panel on its 14th hearing for Sereno impeachment

MANILA, Philippines – The House Justice Committee is on its 14th hearing to determine probable cause to impeach Supreme Court (SC) Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. The committee continues to scrutinize internal workings of the Supreme Court on accusations that some of Sereno-sanctioned acts violated ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 7th, 2018

Makabayan warns against clipping court s judicial power

MEMBERS of the Makabayan bloc in the House of Representatives on Wednesday, January 17, criticized a House panel’s proposal to cancel the power of the Supreme Court to look into complaints against government bodies in the administration’s planned government shift to federalism. Representative Fredenil Castro, chair of the sub-committee on judiciary under the committee on… link: Makabayan warns against clipping court's judicial power.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 17th, 2018

Two psychiatrists invited to Sereno impeach hearing

MEMBERS of the House Committee on Justice will invite to the succeeding impeachment hearings the psychiatrists who reportedly gave Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno failing marks. At the resumption of the impeachment hearing, chairman of the House Committee on Justice Rep. Reynaldo Umali said they will invite the two psychiatrists….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJan 15th, 2018

Lagman asks House panel to allow him to quiz Justice de Castro on impeach raps vs Sereno

Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman has appealed to the House Committee on Justice to allow him to pose questions to Associate Justice Teresita Leonardo-De Castro if she appears in the impeachment hearing against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsNov 24th, 2017

SC justices to be invited to CJ impeach hearing

MANILA, Philippines — After failing to make Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno attend a hearing on her impeachment, a House panel decided yesterday to invite.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2017

SC justices to be invited to CJ impeach hearing

MANILA, Philippines — After failing to make Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno attend a hearing on her impeachment, a House panel decided yesterday to invite Source link link: SC justices to be invited to CJ impeach hearing.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2017

House panel to summon SC associate justice, reporter at impeach hearing vs Sereno

The House committee on justice would summon a Supreme Court associate justice and a newspaper reporter to substantiate allegations that Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno falsified official documents in 2013.   During the House committee hearing on Sereno's impeachment on Wednesday, complainant Atty. Larry Gadon said it was only through reporter Jomar Canlas that he confirmed Sereno's alleged tampering of a temporary restraining order recommended by Associate Justice Teresita De Castro in 2013.   "I first read it in newspaper then I asked the reporter himself to explain to me the incident, and thenI inquired also with some employees at the Supreme Court that I learn...Keep on reading: House panel to summon SC associate justice, reporter at impeach hearing vs Sereno.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2017

House panel invites Sereno to attend Nov 22 hearing of impeach raps vs her

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno had been invited to attend the hearing of the House Committee on Justice on the impeachment complaint against her......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsNov 16th, 2017

House opposition threatens 8 SC justices with ouster

REVERSE your ruling or face impeachment. This was the warning of House Minority Magnificent 7 bloc to the eight Supreme Court Associate Justices who voted in favor of the quo warranto petition filed against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. In a press conference, the group led by Albay Rep. Edcel….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated News17 hr. 32 min. ago

‘Magnificent 7’ to 8 SC justices: Recant quo warranto decision or face impeach raps

If the eight Supreme Court (SC) justices who ousted former Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno "insist and persist on their unwarranted and unconstitutional decision," the House Magnificent 7 opposition bloc would proceed with its "crusade" and file impeachment cases against each of them, the group's leader, Rep. Edcel Lagman, declaredon Tuesday.   "If they (eight justices) recant and reconsider then it is no problem. But if they insist and persist on their unwarranted and unconstitutional decision, then we are going to file the impeachment cases," Lagman said in a press briefing.   READ:Lagman: 8 SC justices who ousted Sereno 'deserve to be impeached'   ...Keep on reading: ‘Magnificent 7’ to 8 SC justices: Recant quo warranto decision or face impeach raps.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2018

Makabayan bloc asks SC to allow intervention in petition vs Sereno

MANILA, Philippines – Lawmakers forming the progressive Makabayan bloc in the House of Representatives are asking the Supreme Court (SC) to reconsider its decision to deny their bid to intervene in the quo warranto petition against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. The Makabayan lawmakers filed their motion for reconsideration on behalf of other intervenors on ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 10th, 2018

Makabayan bloc leads petition to block Sereno ouster

MANILA, Philippines – Lawmakers belonging to the progressive Makabayan bloc in the House on Thursday, March 22, asked the Supreme Court to junk a pending petition to declare as void the appointment of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno . The lawmakers and several other persons also filed a petition asking the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 22nd, 2018