The camp of Supreme Court (SC) Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno said haters or witnesses who have an axe to grind against her should be removed from the impeachment proceedings .
“Bias of a witness is a relevant factor in hearing testimonial evidence,” said one of her spokespersons, abogado Jojo Lacanilao, in a statement on Wednesday (November 29).
“A witness can be impeached by showing that he has a reason to misrepresent facts because he is biased in favor of a party, prejudiced against a party, or has an interest in the outcome,” he explained without naming any person in particular.
Lanilao issued the statement while SC Justice Teresita Leonardo-De Castro appeared and testified during Wednesday’s impeachment hearing at the House of Representatives.
It is widely known that De Castro and Sereno have locked horns before at the SC over a number of issues.