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Sotto doubts impeachment is the only way to remove an impeachable official

  Senate President Vicente "Tito" Sotto III remains neutral on the Senate resolution urging the Supreme Court to review itsruling on a quo warranto petition that led to the ouster of former Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. However, at the Kapihan sa Senado on Thursday, Sotto expressed doubts that impeachment was the only way to remove impeachable government officials. He cited the case of Vice President Leni Robredo, the subject of an election protest filed by former Senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. "Kung sinasabi natin, ini-insist natin, ang impeachable officer para maalis lang lang ay by impeachment lang, papaano kung ang protesta ni Senator Marcos nanalo...Keep on reading: Sotto doubts impeachment is the only way to remove an impeachable official.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerMay 24th, 2018

Quo warranto vs. elected impeachable official allowed – SC

Granting a quo warranto petition, the mode used to remove Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, can also be used against an "invalidly elected impeachable official," according to the Supreme Court. Section 2 Article XI of the Constitution provides that "the President, the Vice-President, the Members of the Supreme Court, the Members of the Constitutional Commissions, and the Ombudsman may be removed from office" by impeachment. But impeachment is not the only way to remove some government officials from office, according to the 153-page decision disqualifying Sereno as chief justice, which was made public Friday evening. The six justices who dissented from the majority ruling, as ...Keep on reading: Quo warranto vs. elected impeachable official allowed – SC.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 12th, 2018

WATCH: Maine Mendoza, Vic Sotto, Coco Martin are cops on a mission for 2018 MMFF entry

MANILA, Philippines – If you had any doubt in your mind that a Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) entry starring Vic Sotto, Maine Mendoza, and Coco Martin wouldn't be a bucket of laughs...erase those doubts right now. The first teaser trailer for Popoy En Jack: The Pulisincredibles, an official entry to ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 17th, 2018

Lagman: 8 SC justices who ousted Sereno ‘deserve to be impeached’

    The eight Supreme Court (SC) justices who voted to oust former Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno "deserve to be impeached," the leader of the House Magnificent 7 opposition bloc underscored on Friday. "The immutable rule is that injustice does not pay," Albay 1st District Rep. Edcel Lagman said in a statement. "If magistrates who are sworn to uphold the Constitution, subvert the very fundamental law by arrogating jurisdiction over an impeachable official, perforce they deserve to be impeached," he added. Lagman's statement comes after Akbayan Rep. Tom Villarin bared a plan, supported by the Magnificent 7, to file impeachment complaints against Associate Just...Keep on reading: Lagman: 8 SC justices who ousted Sereno ‘deserve to be impeached’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 18th, 2018

The cards are stacked against Sereno but she may have an ace up her sleeve

Some political watchers say that the SC, through its decision, handed tremendous powers to the solicitor general—to be able to remove an impeachable official through a quo warranto petition......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 13th, 2018

The cards are stacked against Sereno but she may have an ace up her sleeve

Some political watchers say that the SC, through its decision, handed tremendous powers to the solicitor general—to be able to remove an impeachable official through a quo warranto petition......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 12th, 2018

‘Darkest hour in PH democracy’: Senators slam SC ruling vs Sereno

Senate President Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III on Friday invoked the Senate's exclusive right to try an impeachable official as he called on the Supreme Court to give ousted Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno "the opportunity to file a motion for reconsideration."   "In impeachment matters, the Supreme Court is not supreme because the Senate is the one and only impeachment court," Pimentel said in a message to reporters.   Senators from both sides of the political fence on Friday voiced their disagreement over the Supreme Court ruling, but none of the Senate leaders have so far indicated that they would formally contest it, saying that the decision had "mooted" t...Keep on reading: ‘Darkest hour in PH democracy’: Senators slam SC ruling vs Sereno.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 12th, 2018

House passes amendments opening up professions to foreigners

THE House of Representatives on Monday approved on third reading a bill that amends a 1991 law regulating foreign investment to remove professions from the official list of areas of the economy barred to foreigners......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 14th, 2019

Sotto bill seeks to repeal ban on use of incinerators for waste disposal

Sotto is pushing for the approval of Senate Bill 2076, which would amend the Republic Act 8749, or the Clean Air Act of 1999, and remove a provision, which prohibits the incineration of wastes, to pave the way for the application of treatment technologies for waste disposal or conversion. Sotto bill seeks to repeal ban… link: Sotto bill seeks to repeal ban on use of incinerators for waste disposal.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 2nd, 2019

Senators shield Diokno from House attack

  Several senators have taken the cudgels for Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno after the House of Representatives urged President Duterte to fire him for inserting huge infrastructure funding in the proposed 2019 budget, allegedly without the President's knowledge.   Senate President Vicente Sotto III lauded Diokno's performance as the official in charge of crafting the administration's spending plan.   "Ben Diokno has been doing a good job and has never been known to indulge in any illegal actions as far as the government budget is concerned," Sotto said in a text message on Thursday.   Whether he should be dismissed would depend on his explanati...Keep on reading: Senators shield Diokno from House attack.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 14th, 2018

Kai on first run with Gilas: 'Kapag nilagyan ko ng effort, nakaka-sabay naman ako'

Kai Sotto finally had the chance to run with Gilas Pilipinas Sunday against Lebanon and the Ateneo high school star is more than thrilled. Sotto was in uniform for the national team's last tune-up game ahead of the FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers and was given the chance to see the court for limited minutes. Kai started for Gilas in the second half and played for about six minutes. He made the most of his limited action and even tried to dunk on Lebanon's Ater Majok. He missed but he was fould and Sotto made the two free throws before he was subbed out. "Sayang, kasi yun na yung chance ko eh," Sotto said of his brave attempt to posterize the Lebanese powerhouse. "Okay lang," he added. As an official part of the 20-man pool for this upcoming FIBA window, Kai can be part of Gilas' final 12 for the very first time. Sotto elated to have an opportunity and he's ready to earn his slot. "Hindi sa mahirap pero kailangan mo talagang pagtrabahuhan. Iba yung mahirap sa yung kaya mo pero pagtatrabahuhan mo talaga," he said. "Kapag nilagyan ko ng effort, nakaka-sabay naman ako kahit papaano. Masaya ako dahil kahit papaano nasa isip pa rin ako ni coach Yeng, nagpapa-salamat ako sa kanya na sinama niya ako sa pool," Sotto said.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 25th, 2018

PH’s state of ‘smallness’ and Nick Joaquin

AL S. VITANGCOL III CHINESE President Xi Jinping’s state visit to the Philippines is over, but it left a trail of doubts and unanswered questions for the skeptics. It likewise revealed our country’s dismal state of “smallness.” Take for instance Senate President Vicente Sotto 3rd’s reaction to concern over the memorandum of understanding (MOU) on… link: PH’s state of ‘smallness’ and Nick Joaquin.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 25th, 2018

Duterte means business —Sotto

President Rodrigo Duterte’s dismissal of a ranking official of the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC) only means the Chief Executive is dead serious in his fight against corruption. Senate President Vicente Sotto III yesterday said the President’s decision regarding HUDCC Secretary General Falconi Millar only indicates the seriousness of his fight against graft […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2018

‘Impeach’ gang

“Their ultimate purpose in their bid to form a bigger bloc in the Senate is part of the plot to oust Duterte through impeachment. Impeachment is no longer just a constitutional remedy to remove an unwanted President as far as Philippine politics is concerned. It has become an obsession of the opposition. Under the 1987 […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 21st, 2018

They re past their prime, but good luck! - Top Rank s Bob Arum to Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr

On the sidelines of the official press conference of the Jerwin Ancjas vs. Alejandro Santiago press conference in San Francisco, Top Rank Chief Bob Arum gamely elaborated on his comments on the possibility of a second Pacquiao versus Mayweather Jr. fight. The 86-year old executive admitted to how he reacted the first time he heard the news of Floyd and Manny trying to put together a second fight.  “Here we go again! The last time it took them five years to make it happen, maybe this time it will take them four?” Arum said.  Sarcasm aside, Arum wished both fighters luck and explained why Top Ranked will not be involved whatsoever this time around. “Well you know good luck to them," Arum added. "I really sort of have my doubts whether it will happen, but if it happens, at least though you know they make considerable money, and this is boxing, this is a business."  "You know as far as Top Rank is concerned, the reason I said we would not be involved is that we're doing almost three events a month here. Every weekend, where we're off with our next show, is two weeks from now in Omaha and then a week later in Las Vegas with the Japanese middleweight champion.” he continued.  Arum himself did not pull his punches in calling both fighters out as clearly beyond their best years.  “So we really don't have time for fighters who you know, are really past that peak. Whatever you say about them, will it be an entertaining fight? I don't know, I think so because, I mean that those two were great, they were great fighters in their time and I think there'll be a lot of nostalgia, so you know, I'm not saying, I'm not criticizing the fight, We just don't have time to get involved” The last time the media heard from either Pacquiao or Mayweather Jr.’s camp was rumours of a formal announcement possibly happening in Manila, with both fighters present. But to this day nothing has materialised......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 27th, 2018

It’s official: House committee junks impeach raps vs 7 SC justices

THE Committee on Justice of the House of Representatives on Tuesday formally dismissed the impeachment complaint filed against seven Supreme Court justices who voted to oust then chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno via quo warranto. Voting 22-0, the panel approved its report and resolution on the dismissal of the consolidated complaints filed by Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman, Ifugao Rep. Teddy Baguilat, [...] The post It’s official: House committee junks impeach raps vs 7 SC justices appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 25th, 2018

Top justice official denies discussing removing Trump from office

WASHINGTON, D.C., USA – US Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein denied Friday, September 21 a report that he had suggested looking for ways to remove Donald Trump on grounds of mental fitness, just months after the president took office. Rosenstein said that The New York Times report – which alleged ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2018

Pinoy fans react to Hyuna and E’Dawn ongoing drama

The internet woke up to a different storm Thursday morning following an announcement from Cube Entertainment expelling pop stars HyunA and Pentagon's E'Dawn from the agency after the couple confirmed they were in a relationship last August. On September 13, Cube Entertainment released an official statement through the portal Naver saying, "Cube Entertainment has decided to remove HyunA and E'Dawn [from the company]. When managing our artists,the company has worked with faith and trust in each other as the main priority. After much discussion, the judgment was made that it is not possible to recover the faith with the two artists HyunA and E'Dawn, so their removalhas been decided."...Keep on reading: Pinoy fans react to Hyuna and E’Dawn ongoing drama.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 13th, 2018

PRO 7 Chief: We stand behind PRRD

THE top police official in Central Visayas on Wednesday, September 12, assured that majority of his personnel are satisfied the governance of President Rodrigo Duterte. Chief Superintendent Debold Sinas, the Police Regional Office (PRO)-Central Visayas director, said they fully support the President and they will not take part should there be any attempt to remove… link: PRO 7 Chief: We stand behind PRRD.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 12th, 2018

Arroyo welcomes impeachment cases vs officials

House Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo on Wednesday said anyone had the right to lodge impeachment cases against impeachable officials but whether it would prosper is another question. "Any citizen has the right to invoke the Constitutional provision on impeachment but as to whether it will prosper, that's another matter altogether," Arroyo told reporters in an ambush interview after the House appropriations panel approved in less than 10 minutes the proposed P6.773 billion 2019 budget of the Office of the President. Last Thursday, Albay 1st District Rep. Edcel Lagman, Akbayan Rep. Tom Villarin, Magdalo Rep. Gary Alejano, and Ifugao Rep. Teddy Baguilat filed impeachment complain...Keep on reading: Arroyo welcomes impeachment cases vs officials.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 29th, 2018

NPC’s Sotto: ‘Not ideal’ to float names of senatorial candidates this early

SENATE President Vicente C. Sotto III of the Nationalist People’s Coalition on Thursday said “We would rather come out with an official list that we will support after the filing of certificate of candidacy.” The post NPC’s Sotto: ‘Not ideal’ to float names of senatorial candidates this early appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsAug 23rd, 2018