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

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

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

Hundreds of neo-Nazis march in Berlin, protected by police

BERLIN --- Hundreds of neo-Nazis waving flags with the colors of the German Reich are marching through central Berlin, protected from counter-protesters by police in riot gear. Berlin police spokesman Thilo Cablitz said officers had to physically remove some left-wing demonstrators who had staged sit-down protests along the route of Saturday's march. He added that stones and bottles were thrown at some of the far-right protesters, but couldn't immediately say how many people were injured. The far-right protesters wore white shirts to commemorate the 31st anniversary of the death of high-ranking Nazi official Rudolf Hess and carried banners with slogans such as "I regret noth...Keep on reading: Hundreds of neo-Nazis march in Berlin, protected by police.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 18th, 2018

Lorenzana says federalism remains confusing

        Another Cabinet official has expressed doubts the Philippines is ready for federal form of government because everything still confuses him.   In an interview with the media in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City on Thursday afternoon, Secretary Delfin Lorenzana of the Department of National Defense (DND) shared his observation with reporters, saying the Philippines is "not yet" ready for the change in government system.   "So many don't understand it yet. It's confusing," Lorenzana said in Tagalog, when asked for his opinion on the shift to federalism.   Lorenzana's statement follows apprehensions expressed by Finance ...Keep on reading: Lorenzana says federalism remains confusing.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 10th, 2018

Villarins wants 'ZeroBudgetPCOO after Mocha’s ‘Pepedederalismo’ jingle

Opposition lawmaker Akbayan Rep. Tom Villarin is pushing for a zero budget allocation for the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) following the controversial "Pepedederalismo" jingle video of Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson with a pro-Duterte blogger. Villarin said in message to reporters that if "this is where our taxes go, perhaps it's time to remove its budget and use it for what our people truly need." He then added the hashtag #ZeroBudgetPCOO. The opposition lawmaker said a presidential office is "not a comedy bar." Uson, he added, should "better remember that she is already a public official who must perform, not lewd acts of comic materi...Keep on reading: Villarins wants #ZeroBudgetPCOO after Mocha’s ‘Pepedederalismo’ jingle.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 6th, 2018

6 10' AJ Edu excited for dream tandem with 7 2' Kai Sotto

Everyone is raving about the dream youth tandem of Kai Sotto and AJ Edu nowadays. On one side you have Kai, the 7'2" skyscraper that is still somehow growing. On the other end you have AJ, the 6'10" Fil-Nigerian who is supremely athletic. The Philippines has never had a combo quite like this before and there's legit reason to get excited about Batang Gilas' new frontline. Fortunately, we don't have to wait long as the U-18 national team with Kai and AJ will see action right away in the 2018 FIBA Under-18 Asian Championships in Thailand starting Sunday. Batang Gilas will go for a U-19 World Cup slot and we get to see the official debut of our newest, and perhaps best, Twin Tower combination. "Like the fans, I'm excited," Edu said when asked about him teamming up with Kai Sotto. "Everyone's been saying nicknames like Twin Towers and stuff and it's really cool. Me and Kai have a good relationship right now, on and off the court, and I think that can develop to something really good in the future," he added. For their first tournament together, Edu promises to go all out with Kai and the rest of the U-18 Batang Gilas crew. He also expects to mesh well with his equally-imposing counterpart as AJ is a natural power forward and Kai is a natural 5. Only great things will come from this towering combo. "I think we'll link well with him [Kai] being the 5 and me being the 4 so yeah, it will be good," Edu said. "We're going to give our hearts out," he added.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2018

Maldives tourism thrives amidst political crackdown

Foreigners are flocking to the Maldives in ever-greater numbers despite an outcry abroad over the strongman president's crackdown on political dissent and the locking up of opponents, official figures showed. The number of tourists visiting the white-sanded Indian Ocean archipelago soared 10 percent year-on-year to 726,515 in the first half of 2018, according to tourism ministry data released Wednesday. President Abdulla Yameen imposed a 45-day state of emergency in February to fend off impeachment after the top court ruled that nine rebel MPs sacked by Yameen be reinstated. The chief justice and another Supreme Court judge were then arrested along with Yameen's half-brother...Keep on reading: Maldives tourism thrives amidst political crackdown.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 22nd, 2018

Festival vets make up 1st 4 entries in this year’s MMFF

THE Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) 2018 selection committee has announced the first four official entries for this year’s film festival and the list includes festival veterans including Jose Marie “Vice Ganda” Viceral, Marvic “Vic” Sotto and Rodel “Coco Martin” Nacianceno......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2018

Patricia Fox, Tito Sotto, PNP vs. ‘tambays’ | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: DOJ: Australian nun Patricia Fox can stay in PH for now. Tambays? PNP wrongly detains group waiting outside friend's home. Sotto says Inquirer will remove articles on Pepsi Paloma . South Korea conducts war games to defend against Japan. Former Theranos biotech star indicted on fraud charges......»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 19th, 2018

Sotto asks to remove Pepsi Paloma stories

Published: 7:14 a.m., July 17, 2018 | Updated: 11:34 p.m., July 18, 2018 The articles linking him to the withdrawal of charges against the suspects in the alleged rape of movie starlet Pepsi Paloma were the "original fake news," according to Senate President Vicente Sotto III. Sotto said he expected these to be removed from the site. The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines, which criticized his request to remove the articles from the website, do not know what really happened and should talk to the Inquirer, he said. "That is the original fake news, so do not make a big deal out of it," Sotto told reporters at the Senate on Monday. Asked if he ...Keep on reading: Sotto asks to remove Pepsi Paloma stories.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 18th, 2018