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GRAVE INJUSTICE

GRAVE INJUSTICE
 

12 February 2018 07:22:21 PM

The House committee on justice chaired by Rep. Reynaldo Umali announced it will hold two more hearings before voting to determine whether there is probable cause for the impeachment of Supreme Court (SC) Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. The proceedings on Monday were attended by SC Associate Justices Teresita Leonardo-de Castro and Diosdado Peralta. Peralta and de Castro testified that Sereno should not have been included in the list of nominees of the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) to be a high magistrate in 2012. Peralta said Sereno did not comply with the requirements for the position for failing to submit several years’ worth of Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN). De Castro called the inclusion of Sereno as a nominee a “grave injustice” to the other magistrates vying for the position of Chief Justice. Deputy Speaker Gwendolyn Garcia stressed that the issue shows there was special treatment for Sereno over the other nominees. / PC/CMBE

 
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