Will CJ face the House?
The House of Representatives has again invited Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno to one of its committee hearings. This time, it is the committee on appropriations and not the committee on justice that extended the invitation. Sereno snubbed the hearing. She also did not send a representative. Instead, she wrote Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. that her attendance might be “premature” and “inappropriate.” Philippine Star
Funding for the Sandiganbayan will go up by P5 million, from P393.4 million to P398.5 million. Three Sandiganbayan divisions are hearing the plunder and graft cases of Senators Jinggoy Estrada, Juan Ponce Enrile and Ramon Revilla Jr. their senior aides, alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles and officers of certain agencies used as conduits of pork barrel funds. Philippine Star