This early, Sen. Panfilo Lacson is brushing up on the rules of court and rules of evidence for the prospective impeachment trial of Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno.
Lacson, in an interview with reporters on Tuesday, said these rules can be understood even by non-lawyers.
“Sa rules on court, rules on evidence. Maski di kami lawyers pwede naman basahin yan,” he said when asked what he would be brushing up on.
He also noted he has an “advantage” of sorts over some fellow senators who would be acting as judges for the first time, if the proceeding reaches the Senate.
“Ang advantage namin naka-experience na maging judge sa impeachment court over those na first-timers, kami may experience how to go about it,” he said.
Lacson was among the senators who acted as judges during the impeachment trial of the late Renato Corona in 2012.
But Lacson also stressed he will not comment on the merits of the case involving Sereno, as part of “sound discretion.”