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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

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 News6 hr. 55 min. ago

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

2 Aquino appointees to testify in Sereno impeach hearing

MANILA, Philippines — Two of the five appointees of former president Benigno Aquino III in the Supreme Court (SC) are expected to testify before the House ju.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News10 hr. 42 min. ago

2 SC justices, Bar council execs at Sereno impeachment hearing

  Two Supreme Court justices, officials and members of the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) are present at the House justice committee's 13th hearing on the determination of probable cause in the impeachment against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno.   SC Associate Justices Teresita De Castro and Diosdado Peralta heeded the invitation of the committee chaired by Oriental Mindoro Rep. Reynaldo Umali to attend Monday's resumption of hearing.   For the first time, SC spokesperson Theodore Te also attended the hearing. He will explain allegations that Sereno falsified or allowed the issuance of an SC resolution about the alleged involvement of four judges in ...Keep on reading: 2 SC justices, Bar council execs at Sereno impeachment hearing.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2018

House panel seeks BIR probe of Chief Justice

THE House Committee on Justice yesterday asked the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to look into the tax records of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno in connection with her representing the government in the Philippine International Air Terminals Company Inc. (PIATCO) case. At yesterday’s resumption of the impeachment hearing, chairman….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsFeb 7th, 2018

House panel on its 14th hearing for Sereno impeachment - Rappler

House panel on its 14th hearing for Sereno impeachment - Rappler.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsFeb 7th, 2018

CJ blamed for delayed survivorship benefits

ANOTHER Supreme Court justice blamed Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno for the delayed release of benefits for the surviving spouses of retired bench members. At the continuation of the impeachment hearing, SC Associate Justice Mariano Del Castillo told the House committee on justice that it was Sereno who caused the….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJan 29th, 2018

House-only Cha-cha ‘highly questionable,’ says minority

  The move by the House of Representatives to amend the Constitution without the Senate is "highly questionable," according to ranking members of the chamber's duly recognized minority bloc.   In a press briefing on Wednesday, Senior Deputy Minority Leader Lito Atienza said that if the two chambers' stalemate remained unresolved, Charter change (Cha-cha) would be "dead in the water."   Atienza also warned about Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez's interpretation that the 1987 Constitution did not explicitly require the House and the Senate to convene together into a "constituent assembly."   "The probability of a Supreme Court ruling against us is very, ve...Keep on reading: House-only Cha-cha ‘highly questionable,’ says minority.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 25th, 2018

House reps question SC lawyer& apos;s faith, intentions at Sereno impeach hearing - Rappler

House reps question SC lawyer's faith, intentions at Sereno impeach hearing - Rappler.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsJan 18th, 2018

House reps question SC lawyer s faith, intentions at Sereno impeach hearing

MANILA, Philippines – For hours, lawyer Jocelyn Fabian had to sit in the House Justice Committee hearing listening to one lawmaker after another grill her on her credentials and intentions. She is a hire of the Office of the Chief Justice (OCJ), and the head of the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 18th, 2018

Sereno had nothing to do with delays in release of survivorship benefits – SC exec

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno did not have any hand on the delayed release of benefits for retired justices and judges, aSupreme Court (SC) official told the House justice committee during Wednesday's hearing on the impeachment complaint against the top magistrate.   Atty. Jocelyn Fabian, chairperson of the SC technical working group (TWG) on the special committee on retirement and civil service benefits, denied that Sereno had anything to do in the release of benefits to the surviving spouses, which took more than two years for the high court to decide on.   The House justice committee has been conducting hearings to determine the probable cause to impeach Ser...Keep on reading: Sereno had nothing to do with delays in release of survivorship benefits – SC exec.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 17th, 2018