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Sereno won’t comment on Alvarez’s remarks on probable cause to remove her from post

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on Thursday declined to comment on Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez’s view that developments in the impeachment proceedings at the House of Representatives would show there is probable cause to remove her from office. Source link link: Sereno won’t comment on Alvarez’s remarks on probable cause to remove her from post.....»»

Category: newsSource: manilainformer manilainformerDec 7th, 2017

Quo warranto petition vs Sereno ‘proper path not taken’ — SolGen

Solicitor General Jose C. Calida on Tuesday, March 27, submitted to the Supreme Court (SC) his reply to Chief Justice Maria Lourdes P.A. Sereno’s comment on his quo warranto petition seeking to void her appointment. “For the first time in the country’s history, the Solicitor General is asking this Honorable Court to remove a Chief […] The post Quo warranto petition vs Sereno ‘proper path not taken’ — SolGen appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 27th, 2018

Nowitzki disgusted by report of hostile workplace for Mavs

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dirk Nowitzki said Wednesday night (Thursday, PHL time) he was “disgusted” to read about allegations of inappropriate sexual conduct by former team president Terdema Ussery in a Sports Illustrated report that described a hostile workplace for women. The 20-year player who has spent his entire career with the Mavericks told reporters after the first post-All-Star break practice in Los Angeles that he was glad the franchise was addressing the situation by hiring outside counsel to investigate the allegations. “It’s very disappointing,” Nowitzki told The Dallas Morning News. “It’s heartbreaking. I’m glad it’s all coming out. I was disgusted when I read the article, obviously, as everybody was. I was shocked ... that our franchise, my franchise, that stuff like that was going on.” Ussery was accused of making sexually suggestive remarks to several women. He spent 18 years with the team before going to the sports apparel company Under Armour in 2015. Ussery, who was investigated by the team over similar claims in 1998, denied the allegations in a statement to SI. The report said team website reporter Earl Sneed was twice accused of domestic assault while working for the Mavericks, including a guilty plea in a case that was dismissed when he met the conditions of the agreement. The team said Sneed had been fired, and Mavericks owner Mark Cuban told SI that he fired human resources director Buddy Pittman after learning details of the magazine’s report. The Mavericks said Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time) they hired Evan Krutoy and Anne Milgram to lead the independent investigation. Krutoy served as a prosecutor at the Manhattan District Attorney’s office for over 20 years and served as Acting Deputy Bureau Chief of the Sex Crimes Unit. Milgram is a professor at New York University School of Law, and a former New Jersey attorney general. A day earlier, the NBA said the Mavericks had informed the league of the allegations involving Ussery and Sneed. The league said it would “closely monitor” the investigation. “Their findings are going to go directly to Mark Cuban and (Commissioner) Adam Silver, and the Mavericks will abide by whatever recommendations are made,” coach Rick Carlisle said after practice. “I can tell you that when it comes to anything involving the Mavericks, Mark Cuban is a strong believer in extreme ownership, extreme accountability.” SI contacted six female former Mavericks or American Airlines Center employees who claimed they left the sports sector because of a structure that left them feeling vulnerable and devalued while protecting powerful men who misbehaved. A male former department head said there was “built-in protection for a lot of men.” A woman who had recently been hired as a support staffer said Ussery made sexually suggestive remarks to her in the media dining room before a game during the 2010-11 season, when the Mavericks won their only NBA championship. The woman said she had been told by others to be wary of Ussery. “Obviously there’s a problem in the Mavericks organization and we’ve got to fix it,” Cuban told the magazine. “I’m embarrassed, to be honest with you, that it happened under my ownership, and it needs to be fixed.” Cuban declined comment to The Associated Press on Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time). Two women claimed Ussery harassed them for years, incidents that ranged from inappropriate remarks to requests for sex to touching women’s calves and thighs during meetings. Ussery had left Nike to join the Mavericks and had previously served as commissioner of the old Continental Basketball Association. He was praised by former NBA Commissioner David Stern and served as the Mavericks’ alternate governor with the league. “I am deeply disappointed that anonymous sources have made such outright false and inflammatory accusations against me,” Ussery said. “During my nearly 20-year tenure with the Mavericks, I am not aware of any sexual harassment complaints about me or any findings by the organization that I engaged in inappropriate conduct.” Ussery said he had raised concerns about other Mavericks employees who he said engaged in inappropriate sexual conduct and the organization didn’t address those concerns. “I believe these misleading claims about me are part of an attempt to shift blame for the failure to remove employees who created an uncomfortable and hostile work environment within the Mavericks organization,” Ussery said Cuban told the magazine that the team was establishing a hotline for counseling and support services for past and current employees. He is mandating sensitivity training for all employees, himself included......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 22nd, 2018

Alvarez backs SC justices’ testimony vs Sereno

By Andrea Louise E. San Juan House Speaker Pantaleon D. Alvarez yesterday, Dec. 12, has emphasized that he believes that the testimony of four Supreme Court (SC) justices were ‘damning’ enough to establish probable cause against Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes P. A. Sereno. “Sa tingin ko sobra-sobra [I believe it’s more than enough],” […] The post Alvarez backs SC justices’ testimony vs Sereno appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 12th, 2017

Speaker calls on Chief Justice to attend House impeachment hearing

SPEAKER Pantaleon D. Alvarez called on Chief Justice (CJ) Maria Lourdes P. A Sereno before the House justice committee investigation on her impeachment, instead of defending herself in the media. Mr. Alvarez made these remarks after the chief magistrate attended public engagements including a mass at the Parish of Holy Sacrifice in Quezon City and […] The post Speaker calls on Chief Justice to attend House impeachment hearing appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 1st, 2017

TV Scrambles to Broadcast History: Chief Justice No More

voteON MAY 11, the Supreme Court (SC) by a vote of 8-6 granted Solicitor General Jose Calida's petition to remove Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno from her post. By upholding this little k.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsMay 15th, 2018

TV Scrambles to Broadcast History: Chief Justice No More

voteON MAY 11, the Supreme Court (SC) by a vote of 8-6 granted Solicitor General Jose Calida's petition to remove Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno from her post. By upholding this little k.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMay 15th, 2018

Sereno’s removal explained through ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’

While the removal of Maria Lourdes Sereno as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court has sparked legal debates throughout the country, it has also left some scratching their heads. A Reddit post, which went viral on Twitter last Saturday, attempted to explain the Supreme Court’s ruling to remove a chief magistrate from office in layman’s […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsMay 14th, 2018

Sereno claims victory, sees bigger battle ahead

Ousted chief justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno claimed victory even after her colleagues voted yesterday to remove her from the top judicial post......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 11th, 2018

SWS: Public satisfaction with Robredo, Pimentel, Alvarez, Sereno down in Q1

PUBLIC satisfaction with Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo and three other top government officials dropped  in the first quarter of 2018, according to the latest survey conducted by the Social Weather Stations (SWS). Based on the March 23-27 survey, 57 percent of the 1,200 respondents nationwide were satisfied with Robredo’s performance while 23 percent [...] The post SWS: Public satisfaction with Robredo, Pimentel, Alvarez, Sereno down in Q1 appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsApr 18th, 2018

SWS: Net satisfaction drops for top officials

TOP OFFICIALS of the government had an overall decline in net satisfaction in the first quarter of 2018, with House Speaker Pantaleon D. Alvarez and Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes P.A. Sereno posting a personal record low in their ratings, according to the Social Weather Stations. Vice-President Ma. Leonor G. Robredo had a net satisfaction of […] The post SWS: Net satisfaction drops for top officials appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 17th, 2018

Ateneo president asks SC to junk quo warranto vs Sereno

THE Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) called on the Supreme Court to dismiss the quo warranto petition that would remove Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno from her post if granted by the high tribunal. “At this point, the legal and proper process is impeachment and not quo warranto. We thus categorically call on the Supreme [...] The post Ateneo president asks SC to junk quo warranto vs Sereno appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsApr 15th, 2018

Calida on Sereno’s SALNs: ‘If you have it, why can’t you show it?’

            "If you have it, why can't you show it," Solicitor General Jose C. Calida saidon Tuesdayas he dared Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno to show all her statements of assets, liabilities and networth (SALNs) if it is true that she has already recovered the missing copies. In her comment on the quo warranto proceedings, Sereno said the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) has relaxed the rules on the submission of the SALN. Sereno added that aside from her, other aspirants to the post of Chief Justice in 2012 and some of the incumbent Associate Justices, have also failed to submit one or some of their SALNs. The camp of the ...Keep on reading: Calida on Sereno’s SALNs: ‘If you have it, why can’t you show it?’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 27th, 2018

The traits and triumphs of the country’s top lawyer

The week that was will be remembered in Philippine history as the week the country’s House of Representatives ruled that there was probable cause to impeach Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. But for Solicitor General Jose Calida, he will look back on it as a time when he conscientiously fulfilled his duties both as the [...] The post The traits and triumphs of the country’s top lawyer appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsMar 10th, 2018

House panel finds probable cause to impeach Sereno

VOTING 38-2, the Committee on Justice of the House of Representatives found probable cause to impeach Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. The post House panel finds probable cause to impeach Sereno appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMar 8th, 2018

Sereno camp ‘not surprised’ with ‘probable cause’ finding of House panel

A LAWYER for Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno said on Thursday that he was “not surprised” by the decision of the justice committee of the House of Representatives, which found probable cause on the impeachment complaint filed against his client. Jojo Lacanilao, who stands as Sereno’s spokesman, described the 38-2 decision as “anticlimactic.” Lacanilao remained [...] The post Sereno camp ‘not surprised’ with ‘probable cause’ finding of House panel appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMar 8th, 2018

UPDATE: House justice panel finds probable cause to impeach Sereno

THE justice committee of the House of Representatives has found probable cause to impeach Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. Voting 38-2 vote, the committee found the evidence presented during the hearings sufficient to try Sereno for corruption, betrayal of public trust and culpable violation of the Constitution. The vote came after the panel declassified the [...] The post UPDATE: House justice panel finds probable cause to impeach Sereno appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMar 8th, 2018

Sereno ordered to answer suit

THE Supreme Court yesterday directed beleaguered Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno to answer the quo warranto suit filed by the Office of Solicitor General seeking to permanently remove her from her post. The high court en banc gave Sereno a non-extendible period of 10 days to respond. In a petition….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMar 6th, 2018

Sereno told to respond to Sol-Gen

THE Supreme Court (SC) en banc on Tuesday ordered its Chief Justice to comment on a petition effectively calling for her ouster as filed by the government on Monday. In a statement, the SC said it “required respondent Chief Justice (Maria Lourdes P.A.) Sereno to submit her comment on the petition (for quo warranto) within […] The post Sereno told to respond to Sol-Gen appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 6th, 2018

SC orders Sereno to comment on quo warranto petition — sources

THE Supreme Court en banc on Tuesday ordered Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno to comment on the quo warranto petition filed against her by the Office of the Solicitor General, according to Manila Times sources. The sources privy to the en banc deliberation said the associate justices gave Sereno 10 days from notice. The OSG said the [...] The post SC orders Sereno to comment on quo warranto petition — sources appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsMar 6th, 2018

SolGen also asks SC to oust Sereno

SOLICITOR General Jose Calida yesterday filed a quo warranto petition before the Supreme Court seeking to remove Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno from her post. Calida said that it would be an act of kindness if she gets removed not through impeachment. “The Office of the Solicitor General will not….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMar 5th, 2018