The Judicial and Bar Council has yet to receive nominations and applications for Chief Justice, nearly a month since the post became vacant after the Supreme Court upheld the ouster of top magistrate Maria Lourdes Sereno.
President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s Consultative Committee (Concom) tasked to draft a Federal Constitution on Tuesday approved in an en banc session the entire proposal which seeks to distribute powers and resources among regions.
The Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) on Tuesday endorsed the nomination of Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio for the Chief Justice position rendeed vacant by the ouster of Maria Lourdes Sereno through a quo warranto petition filed by the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG).
Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon said it does not matter how many signatories there are left on the proposed resolution questioning the Supreme Court’s ouster of Maria Lourdes Sereno as chief justice amid rumors that senators from the majority bloc are withdrawing their signatures from the resolution.
MANILA — The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) has not yet opened the position of Chief Justice as it still waits for the final ruling of the Supreme Court (SC) on the quo warranto case against ousted chief magistrate Maria Lourdes Sereno,
Supporters of ousted Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno were belatedly wishing that Associate Justice Francis Jardaleza should have sided with his fellow Aquino appointee in the quo warranto petition and the vote would have been a wash at 7-7 and not a heartbreaking 8-6 loss.
Supreme Court (SC) Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno has asked the high tribunal to dismiss the quo warranto case against her since Solicitor General Jose Calida failed to prove she did not submit her statements of assets, liabilities and net worth (SALNs).
There was a time when the chief executive interfered in the impeachment proceedings against a sitting chief justice — and it is not with Chief Justice on leave Maria Lourdes Sereno, but with the late Chief Justice Renato Corona, Senator Dick Gordon said.
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