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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

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

Alvarez finds overwhelming probable cause to impeach Sereno

He made the declaration, a day after four magistrates testified against Sereno, one of whom accused the chief magistrate of treason for illegally obtaining a classified government document in an attempt to exclude him from the Supreme Court (SC) short list in 2014. #BeFullyInformed Alvarez finds overwhelming probable cause to impeach Sereno Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez… link: Alvarez finds overwhelming probable cause to impeach Sereno.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 12th, 2017

Probable cause in Sereno complaint? Sobra-sobra, says Alvarez

MANILA, Philippines – Although the House committee on justice will still hold more hearings to determine probable cause in an impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez thinks it's there, as clear as day. "Sa tingin ko, sobra-sobra (In my opinion, it's very obvious)," ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 12th, 2017

Alvarez sees probable cause to impeach Sereno

Alvarez sees probable cause to impeach Sereno.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsDec 8th, 2017

House hearing on Sereno impeach complaint bordering on actual trial

THE House justice committee hearing to determine the existence of probable cause in the impeachment complaint filed by lawyer Lorenzo Gadon against Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno, shifted to a high gear last Wednesday. Supreme Court Associate Justice Teresita Leonardo De Castro testified on that day confirming without doubt some of the allegations in the [...] The post House hearing on Sereno impeach complaint bordering on actual trial appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsDec 1st, 2017

YouTube to delete comments, remove videos promoting child endangerment

Taking a tougher stance against predation on minors, video-sharing site YouTube announced that it will delete unwanted comments and videos that promote child endangerment. In a post on its official blog, YouTube said that starting this week, if one comment that is deemed predatory involving minors is detected, the comments section for that video will be disabled altogether. The video-sharing site has partnered with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children to report on child endangerment and abuse to law-enforcement agencies. A report by The Verge detailed how some comments found in videos that were kid-friendly or featured minors displayed sexual predation towa...Keep on reading: YouTube to delete comments, remove videos promoting child endangerment.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2017

Sereno complainant admits ‘no personal knowledge’ of charges

THE main complainant in the impeachment case against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno admitted that he did not have personal knowledge of the charges that he filed against her. Gadon made the admission at the resumption of the hearing on Wednesday by the Justice Committee of the House of Representatives to determine probable cause. Sereno [...] The post Sereno complainant admits ‘no personal knowledge’ of charges appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2017

Sereno says Alvarez possibly out for revenge over PIATCO case

CHIEF JUSTICE Maria Lourdes P. A. Sereno is not discounting the possibility that her testimony against House Speaker Pantaleon D. Alvarez in relation to the epic case of the Philippine International Air Terminals Co. (PIATCO) could have prompted the filing of an impeachment complaint against her. Mr. Alvarez, on the other hand, says Ms. Sereno […] The post Sereno says Alvarez possibly out for revenge over PIATCO case appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsNov 21st, 2017

‘Lagman lawyering for Sereno’

IMPEACHMENT complainant Larry Gadon on Saturday accused Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman of lawyering for Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, whose impeachment case is being heard by the House Committee on Justice. Lagman earlier said Gadon’s credibility had been “shattered” because of lack of personal knowledge of the major allegations in the Sereno impeachment complaint. Gadon, [...] The post ‘Lagman lawyering for Sereno’ appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsDec 17th, 2017

Dec. 26, Jan. 2 declared holidays in gov’t agencies, courts

DEC. 26 and Jan. 2, 2018 have been declared as additional holidays for government agencies under the Executive department through Memorandum Circular (MC) No. 37 signed by Executive Secretary Salvador C. Medialdea on Dec. 13 and issued yesterday. In line with the Malacañang memo, Chief Justice Maria Lourdes P.A. Sereno also issued an authorization yesterday […] The post Dec. 26, Jan. 2 declared holidays in gov’t agencies, courts appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 14th, 2017

GDP growth in 2017 expected to top 6.7% — NEDA

THE ECONOMY will not hit 7% growth this year, but could do so in 2018 as infrastructure spending gains traction, Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto M. Pernia said. Mr. Pernia made the remarks in forecasting 2017 gross domestic product (GDP) growth of “at least 6.7%” but added that fourth quarter growth of 8% or more is […] The post GDP growth in 2017 expected to top 6.7% — NEDA appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 14th, 2017

Alvarez: SC justices testimony enough to establish probable cause

MANILA, Philippines — House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez said the testimonies of four current and former Supreme Court justices were enough to send the impeachm.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 12th, 2017

SERENO CASE | ‘Damning testimonies’ by justices, or just opinions not rising to level of impeachable offense?

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez said Tuesday the three Supreme Court Associate Justices who appeared before the House Justice committee hearing the impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno gave “damning testimonies” that could boost the likelihood of the case reaching the Senate for trial......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsDec 12th, 2017

Alvarez: SC justices testimony enough to establish probable cause

MANILA, Philippines — House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez said the testimonies of four current and former Supreme Court justices were enough to send the impeachm Source link link: Alvarez: SC justices' testimony enough to establish probable cause.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 12th, 2017

Women detail sexual allegations against Trump – CNN News

A group of women who have publicly accused President Donald Trump of sexual harassment and assault detailed their accounts of being groped, fondled and forcibly kissed by the businessman-turned-politician at a news conference on Monday. “This was serial misconduct and perversion on the part of Mr. Trump. Unfortunately, this behavior isn’t rare in our society, and people of all backgrounds can be victims. The only reason I am here today is that this offender is now the President of our country,” said Rachel Crooks, a former Bayrock Group receptionist who accused Trump of kissing her on the mouth without her consent in 2005. Samantha Holvey, the former Miss North Carolina 2006 who has accused Trump of inspecting beauty pageant contestants, and Jessica Leeds, who has accused the President of grabbing her chest and attempting to move his hand up her skirt on a flight, also sat with Crooks at Monday’s event. The firsthand accounts come as a public conversation on sexual assault and harassment — spurred by a series of accusations against high-profile figures in politics, Hollywood and journalism — rages throughout the United States. Brave New Films, a production company that realized a film on the women who have accused Trump of sexual assault, hosted the event. At least 15 women have come forward with a wide range of accusations against Trump, ranging from sexual harassment and sexual assault to lewd behavior around women. Of the women, 13 say Trump attacked them directly and two others say they witnessed behavior that made them uncomfortable. All the alleged incidents took place prior to his assuming the presidency. On Monday, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said that the allegations took place “long before he was elected president” and that Trump has “addressed these accusations directly and denied all of these allegations.” Sanders also claimed that “eyewitnesses” have backed up Trump’s denials. “The President has denied any of these allegations, as have eyewitnesses,” Sanders said. “Several reports have shown those eyewitnesses also back up the President’s claim in this process and again, the American people knew this and voted for the President and we feel like we are ready to move forward in that process.” Asked by CNN to detail these eyewitness accounts, a White House official noted two reports that were made public during the 2016 campaign, one from The New York Post and another from The New York Daily News. The first eyewitness was Anthony Gilberthorpe, who the Trump campaign made available to the Post during the 2016 contest to rebut Leeds’ claim that Trump groped her on a flight. Gilberthorpe claimed to be on the same flight and has been known in British media for making claims about the sexual conduct of politicians. The second eyewitness is Katie Blair, the Miss Teen USA 2006 who told TMZ that she never saw Trump come backstage during a beauty contest. “As far as the rumors surrounding him coming backstage and things like that, dressing rooms — absolutely not,” she told TMZ, but Blair was not present at the 1997 Miss Teen USA pageant, where Trump was accused of walking in. Trump bragged on the Howard Stern show in 2005 about going backstage during beauty pageants. “Before a show, I’ll go backstage and everyone’s getting dressed, and everything else, and you know, no men are anywhere, and I’m allowed to go in because I’m the owner of the pageant and therefore I’m inspecting it,” he said. “You know, I’m inspecting because I want to make sure that everything is good.” The White House failed to provide other examples of eyewitnesses corroborating the President’s denials. In addition to the woman at the press conference on Monday, Trump’s accusers include Temple Taggart, the former Miss Utah USA who accused Trump of kissing her on the lips in 1997; Mindy McGillivray, who accused Trump of grabbing her butt at his Mar-a-Lago club in Florida in 2003 and Natasha Stoynoff, who accused Trump of “forcing his tongue” down her throat during a photo shoot at Mar-a-Lago in 2005. Crooks called on Congress to “put aside party affiliations and investigate Trump’s history of sexual misconduct.” “In an objective setting, without question, a person with this record would have entered the graveyard of political aspirations, never to return,” she said. “Yet here we are with that man as President.” Leeds added that while some areas of society are “being held accountable for unwanted behavior … we are not holding our President accountable for what he is and who he is.” Trump has personally vehemently denied the accusations. “The events never happened. Never. All of these liars will be sued after the election is over,” Trump said months before the 2016 election in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Trump, however, has never filed a lawsuit against the accusers. Sanders said earlier this year that the White House’s position is that all the women are lying. “Yeah, we have been clear on that from the beginning and the President has spoken on it,” Sanders said in October. Trump opened the floodgates of accusations against him during the 2016 campaign when he downplayed the release of a 2005 “Access Hollywood” video that showed him saying he was able to “grab them by the p**sy” because he was famous. Trump downplayed his remarks as nothing more than “locker room talk” at the second presidential debate and said he never kissed or groped women without consent. But not all those […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsDec 12th, 2017

Tijam questions Sereno’s dilly-dallying on transfer request for Maute cases

ASSOCIATE JUSTICE Noel G. Tijam yesterday denied that he was the Supreme Court member-in-charge of the petition involving the transfer of the Maute cases outside Mindanao, but he did say that Chief Justice Maria Lourdes P.A. Sereno failed to act promptly on the request. Reading from his sworn affidavit, Mr. Tijam laid out the timeline […] The post Tijam questions Sereno’s dilly-dallying on transfer request for Maute cases appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 11th, 2017

De Castro denies approving request to defer vote on JBC shortlist

        "May nagsabi na ako daw, sabi ni chief justice. Eh bakit ako pa tintuturo eh lagi naman akong kontra sa kanya?" (Somebody said it was me, according to the Chief Justice. Why should I be the one when I'm always opposed to her?)   So said Supreme Court (SC) Associate Justice Teresita Leonardo De Castro during the House impeachment hearingTuesdayas she denied calling off a high court voting to recommend a shortlist of candidates for an SC vacancy in 2014.   De Castro's remarks drew laughter from the crowd as she contesteda portion of Sereno's letter to all 15 justices in May 2014 saying she approved the request of "several ju...Keep on reading: De Castro denies approving request to defer vote on JBC shortlist.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 11th, 2017

Lawyers: Sereno ‘acted in good faith’ in Jardeleza exclusion from JBC shortlist

The camp of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno said the chief magistrate "acted in good faith" when the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC), which she chaired, excluded then Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza in the shortlist of candidates for Supreme Court associate justices in 2014. "The Chief Justice, as ex officio Chairperson of the JBC, acted in good faith and in accordance with the JBC Rules in the matter of the nomination and subsequent appointment to the Supreme Court of then Solicitor General Jardeleza," Sereno's lawyers said in an e-mailed statementon Monday. The House justice committee is currently on its seventh day of conducting hearings to determine the probable cause...Keep on reading: Lawyers: Sereno ‘acted in good faith’ in Jardeleza exclusion from JBC shortlist.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 11th, 2017

Two more justices to attend Sereno impeach hearing

Two more justices of the Supreme Court (SC) are set to testify before the House justice committee hearing the impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno, House Committee on Justice Chairman Rep. Reynaldo Umali said. Umali, in a phone interview, confirmed that Associate Justices Samuel Martires and Mariano del Castillo will face the committee [...] The post Two more justices to attend Sereno impeach hearing appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsDec 10th, 2017