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Anti-political dynasty bill, Quo warranto petition vs Sereno, Evasco on rice importation | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Thirteen of 23 senators sign the committee report approving the bill seeking to ban political dynasties.  Makabayan bloc lawmakers and other individuals separately ask the Supreme Court to junk the quo warranto petition against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno.  Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco says President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the National Food Authority Council to begin ........»»

Category: newsSource: rappler rapplerMar 22nd, 2018

Sereno won’t resign, Malacañang on joint exploration, Duterte on UN rapporteurs | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno says she is not resigning.  Malacañang says there are two areas in the West Philippine Sea that are being considered for joint exploration by the Philippines and China through corporations.  Vice President Leni Robredo says lawmakers should first pass an anti-political dynasty law before they pursue ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 2nd, 2018

Sereno on SC, Duterte on Forbes list, Vietnam on China | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno will join the special session of the Supreme Court en banc on Friday but will inhibit if the justices vote on the quo warranto petition to oust her.  Malacañang says it respects the Office of the Ombudsman's probe into President Rodrigo Duterte's son.  Forbes magazine ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 9th, 2018

Malacañang on Cambridge Analytica, Sereno vs De Castro, Sandiganbayan on Napoles | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Malacañang denies President Rodrigo Duterte's campaign ever transacted with Cambridge Analytica for election-related services.  Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno clashes with Associate Justice Teresita Leonardo De Castro during the oral arguments for the quo warranto petition to remove the Chief Magistrate.  The Sandiganbayan denies the motion of alleged pork barrel ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 10th, 2018

Aguirre resigns, Albayalde is new PNP Chief, Cambridge Analytica and Duterte | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: President Rodrigo Duterte  says he has accepted the resignation of Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre.  President Rodrigo Duterte says National Capital Region Police Chief Oscar Albayalde will replace PNP Chief Ronald dela Rosa.  Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno  wants 4 Supreme Court justices to inhibit themselves from the quo warranto petition filed against her.  Vice President Leni Robredo asks the Supreme Court to ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 5th, 2018

13 senators sign anti-dynasty bill

A MAJORITY of senators on Wednesday evening signed the bill banning political dynasties, Sen. Francis Pangilinan said on Thursday. Pangilinan, chairman of the Senate Committee on Constitutional Amendments and Revision of Codes, had conducted public hearings to tackle bills banning political dynasties. Senate Bill 1765 or the Anti-Political Dynasty Act of 2018 defines a political [...] The post 13 senators sign anti-dynasty bill appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsMar 22nd, 2018

Duterte on political dynasties, Bus crash, Cambridge Analytica controversy| Midday wRap

Today on Rappler: President Rodrigo Duterte says he supports the anti-political dynasty bill.  At least 19 people are killed and 21 others are injured after a passenger bus fell off a bridge in Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro.   Cambridge Analytica , the British firm that supposedly misused data from 50 million Facebook users, suspends its chief executive. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 21st, 2018

Aguirre on DOJ probe, Alvarez on Go, Sereno on quo warranto petition | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre issues an order 'vacating the dismissal' of charges against alleged drug lords Kerwin Espinosa and Peter Lim.  Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says Special Assistant to the President Bong Go will be part of ruling party PDP-Laban's senatorial slate for the 2019 elections.  Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre  admits he met ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 20th, 2018

Calida on Sereno, Carpio on Roque, 2018 Oscar winners | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Solicitor General Jose Calida files a petition for quo warranto asking the Supreme Court to declare the appointment of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno unlawful, thereby removing her from office.  Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio disputes the claim of Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque that the Supreme Court affirmed joint exploration within ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 5th, 2018

House passes bill lifting rice importation restrictions

The House of Representatives has passed a bill lifting restrictions on rice importation and allowing the President to impose tariffs instead. House Bill No. 7735, or the Revised Agricultural Tariffication Act, was approved on third and final reading during theTuesdayplenary session with 200 votes in its favor. Seven lawmakers voted against the measure, while another two abstained. 'Anti-dumping and countervailing measure' Instead of using quantitative import restrictions to protect local rice producers, the bill stated that the government's new policy would be to "employ anti-dumping and countervailing measures." The President would be empowered to impose tariffs, adjust the r...Keep on reading: House passes bill lifting rice importation restrictions.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 14th, 2018

JV Ejercito: Senators will push anti-dynasty law if people will support it

Many senators will push for the passage of an anti-dynasty law if people will support it, Senator JV Ejercito saidThursday. While he doesn't have the numbers yet, Ejercito said he expects more senators to favor the Senate Bill No. 1765 or the Anti-Political Dynasty Act of 2018 if a survey would show that people support it. READ: 13 senators back antidynasty bill "Senators are very sensitive when it comes to survey pulses. If the anti-dynasty law will be supported by the majority, I think more senators will support it," he said in Filipino. Despite being a member of a prominent political family, Ejercito said he supports the measure, which is now pending at the Senate, to give...Keep on reading: JV Ejercito: Senators will push anti-dynasty law if people will support it.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 26th, 2018

Drilon doubts BBL without anti-dynasty provision can solve Moro poverty

The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (Map by ICTO-ARMM) With the measure on anti-political dynasty scrapped, Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon doubts the consolidated version of the bill e.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 15th, 2018

13 senators support SC review of Sereno ouster

THIRTEEN senators coming from both sides of the political fence signed a draft resolution urging the Supreme Court (SC) to review its earlier decision on the quo warranto petition against ousted Chief Justice Maria Lourdes P.A. Sereno. “Now therefore, be it resolved, as it is hereby resolved to express the sense of the Senate of […] The post 13 senators support SC review of Sereno ouster appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 16th, 2018

Leonen: Quo warranto a legal abomination

‘Sereno created too much of a political narrative’ LEONEN, J.: (Excerpts from dissenting opinion) I dissent. This Petition should have been dismissed outright and not given due course. It does not deserve space in judicial deliberation within our constitutional democratic space. Even if the Chief Justice has failed our expectations, quo warranto, as a process [...] The post Leonen: Quo warranto a legal abomination appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsMay 14th, 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

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

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

Senate urged to fight for right to try Sereno

A broad coalition of activists, lawmakers, church and civil society leaders, artists and journalists on Wednesday prodded the Senate to fight for its constitutional right to try Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno by asking the Supreme Court to suspend its deliberations on a challenge to the appointment of the country's top judge.   The group, composed of more than 350 people of varied political leanings, also asked the justices to respect the Constitution and jettison the quo warranto petition brought against Sereno by Solicitor General Jose Calida.   The Coalition for Justice (CFJ) made its move barely a week before the high court was expected to rule on Cal...Keep on reading: Senate urged to fight for right to try Sereno.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 3rd, 2018

Malacañang on Fox, Petition against Boracay closure, Ressa on cyber libel complaint | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Malacañang backs the Bureau of Immigration order for Australian nun Sister Patricia Fox to leave the Philippines because she supposedly engaged in ‘partisan political activities.  Two workers of Boracay and a tourist file a petition challenging the six-month closure of the world-famous island.  Rappler CEO and Executive Editor Maria Ressa submits a counter-affidavit to the Justice ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 25th, 2018

Duterte on Bensouda, Sereno’s SALNs, National Privacy Commission on Facebook | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: President Rodrigo Duterte threatens to have International Criminal Court chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda arrested if she sets foot in the country to proceed with her probe into his anti-drugs campaign.  Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno now has 11 Statements of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth from when she worked at the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 13th, 2018

Sereno on quo warranto petition, Bureau of Immigration bribery scandal, Zuckerberg apologizes | Midday wRap

Today on Rappler: Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno tells the Supreme Court that the Statements of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth is not a requirement of integrity.  Wally Sombero , the alleged middleman of Chinese casino tycoon Jack Lam in the Bureau of Immigration bribery-corruption case, surrenders to the Philippine National Police. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 11th, 2018