Category Archives: impeachment

FLAG STATEMENT: “Final nail in the coffin of judicial independence”

The FREE LEGAL ASSISTANCE GROUP (FLAG) condemns in the strongest terms the decision of the Supreme Court granting the Solicitor General’s quo warranto petition against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. Quo Warranto is a legal remedy designed to remove a usurper or intruder from office within one year from his or her unlawful assumption of […]

RIVERMAN’S VISTA: Interregnum, Calling and Resurrection: What is at stake today for young Mindanawon lawyers? (2)

Part 2. The Morbid Symptoms  (This is the second part of  “Interregnum, Calling, and Resurrection: What is at stake today for young Mindanawon Lawyers,” the commencement address delivered by Professor Antonio Gabriel M. La Viña at the Cor Jesus College Law School in Digos City, Davao del Sur on 24 April 2018) Let me talk […]

Can ‘privacy’ trump transparency? SALNs to impeach CJ, other execs but Palace redacts Cabinet SALNs

A CHIEF JUSTICE was impeached in 2012 for failure to declare the true and detailed list of condo units he owned, and pesos and dollars he had in banks. Ten years prior, a President was forced out of the Palace for collecting millions in kickbacks and commissions from state contracts and excise taxes, as well […]

TURNING POINT: Impeachment Fallout: Clear and Imminent Danger

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews/04 April) — The thrill-seeker in me wants the House to make good of its threat to impeach VP Lenie Robredo if the members are really convinced that she has betrayed public interest in submitting to the International Commission on Human Rights the so-called “Palit Ulo” video report on the Phillippine War […]

DUTERTE TRANSCRIPTS: Integrated Bar of the Philippines. 23 March 2017

(Note from MindaNews: This is the official transcript of President Rodrigo Duterte’s speech, released by the Presidential News Desk of the Presidential Communications Office) Presidential Communications Office Presidential News Desk SPEECH OF PRESIDENT RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE DURING THE INTEGRATED BAR OF THE PHILIPPINES’16TH NATIONAL CONVENTION OF LAWYERS [Delivered at Grand Ballroom, Marriott Hotel, Pasay City | […]

DUTERTE TRANSCRIPTS: Arrival from Myanmar and Thailand. 23 March 2017

(Note from MindaNews: This is the official transcript of President Rodrigo Duterte’s speech, released by the Presidential News Desk of the Presidential Communications Office) Presidential Communications Office Presidential News Desk ARRIVAL STATEMENT AND  MEDIA INTERVIEW  OF PRESIDENT RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE FOLLOWING HIS OFFICIAL VISITS TO REPUBLIC OF THE UNION OF MYANMAR AND THE KINGDOM OF […]

Duterte unfazed by impeachment complaint

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/19 March) —  Unfazed by the impeachment complaint filed against him, President Rodrigo Duterte said he will go “by the rules of destiny” that he will leave the presidency if it’s his time to go. In his press conference at the Davao International Airport before departing for Myanmar on Sunday, the President said […]