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Laglag na! SC to decide on quo warranto petition vs. Sereno on April 24

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The Supreme Court will no longer wait for Congress to resume its sessions and vote on the impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno before deciding on her fate.

Politiko has learned that the Supreme Court will issue its verdict on the quo warranto case filed against Sereno on April 24.

According to Politiko’s source, Sereno will be ousted by the Supreme Court by declaring her appointment null and void.

Solicitor General Jose Calida, who filed the quo warranto petition, argued that Sereno was ineligible to be appointed as Chief Justice due to her failure to submit all of her Statements of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN) to the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC), which screens nominees for posts in the judiciary.

The Supreme Court gave the camps of Sereno and Calida on or before April 20 to submit their memoranda on the case after taking part in the oral arguments last week.

Sereno is facing a separate impeachment complaint in Congress. Lawmakers in the House of Representatives, however, have yet to vote on it since they are on break.

Sessions in Congress will resume in May.