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After Roque urged Sereno to resign, Andanar says Palace is hands off on her impeachment

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By: Xave Gregorio

A month after calling for Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno to step down, Malacañang distanced itself from her impeachment case at the House of Representatives.

Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said the executive branch of the government has its hands full and was minding its own business.

“Ang Executive branch ay napakadaming problema na kinakaharap na kailangan namin solusyunan, na maki-alam pa kami sa problema ng isang co-equal branch of government, alam naman namin ay very capable resolving their own problems,” Andanar said in a radio interview on Saturday (December 3).

“Kung ano man ang mangyayari doon, ano man ang mangyayari sa Lower House din, co-equal branch din ay sa kanila na ‘yun,” he said.

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque previously appealed to Sereno to resign from her post to save the judiciary from “further damage.”

Sereno herself has tagged President Rodrigo Duterte as the main mover in her impeachment initiated by his allies in the House.