House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez said he was pleased with the testimonies last Wednesday of Supreme Court Associate Justice Teresita de Castro and court administrator Midas Marquez in the impeachment hearing against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno.
“Maganda ang testimonya ni Justice De Castro at Midas Marquez,” he said in a radio interview.
De Castro and Marquez testified about Sereno’s issuance of orders contradicting or defying the decision of the Supreme Court en banc on the revival of a judicial office in Region 7. She also spoke about Sereno’s alleged tampering of De Castro’s draft of a TRO against a senior citizens partylist group.
Alvarez asked the public to keep watching the House impeachment hearing, as evidence mounts against the Chief Justice. “Siguro manood na lang tayo ng impeachment hearing. Doon lumalabas ang ebidensya sa hindi tamang pagpapatakbo ng Supreme Court,” he said.
The Speaker said the impeachment hearing will continue unless Sereno resigns from her office.
“Kung hindi siya mag-resign, patuloy tayo sa pag-gather ng ebidensya doon sa complaint ni Atty. (Larry) Gadon,” Alvarez said.