Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno tried to stop Court of Appeals (CA) justices from meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte to discuss issues hounding the judiciary, a former CA presiding justice revealed.
Justices of the Supreme Court (SC) did not oppose the committee created by three other senior magistrates, including Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, which had been blamed for delays in the release of retirement and survivorship benefits to former judges and justices.
Following the appearance of three Supreme Court (SC) justices at the hearing of the impeachment case against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno last year, three more magistrates are set to testify at the first impeachment hearing of the year, House Committee on Justice chair Rep. Reynaldo Umali confirmed to Politiko.
Anyone who bets P100 that the impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno would not succeed stands a chance of winning P1000 from abogado Larry Gadon if their prediction ends up correct.
Senator Win Gatchalian on Monday challenged Atty. Larry Gadon to “name” the alleged business tycoon who offered P200 million bribe to some senators to acquit Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno.
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.