Walang mangyayari dyan! Sereno’s camp shrugs off quo warranto petition filed by abogado
By: James Hernandez
The camp of Supreme Court (SC) Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno has called as scrap of paper the petition filed by suspended lawyer Eligio Mallari who sought a quo warranto proceeding against her.
The quo warranto petition filed with the Office of the Solicitor General by lawyer Eligio Mallari, whom the Supreme Court barred from practicing law, is nothing but a scrap of paper that will not see the light of day,” said one of her spokespersons, lawyer Josa Deinla, in a statement.
“As president of Vanguard of the Philippine Constitution, Mr. Mallari should know what the Constitution says on the removal of an impeachable officer. The Chief Justice, being the 5th highest official of the land, can only be removed through an impeachment proceeding, and not through a quo warranto proceeding,” she explained.
Meanwhile, Deinla also viewed this latest action against Sereno as an “ignorant attempt as part and parcel of the grand plan to harass, malign and humiliate the Chief Justice to force her to resign because her detractors know that the impeachment complaint lodged against her is baseless and contains allegations which are not even grounds for impeachment.”
“The Chief Justice will not succumb to this kind of pressure and is confident that the truth is on her side,” she said.