SC expels Sereno
The Supreme Court has voted to expel Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno over
her inability to meet the “uprightness test” of her position.
Voting 8-6 out of an extraordinary en banc session on Friday, the SC announced
void her arrangement as boss equity.
The individuals who voted for the ouster were Associate Justices Noel Tijam,
Teresita De Castro, Lucas Bersamin, Francis Jardeleza, Samuel Martires, Andres
Reyes Jr. also, Alexander Gesmundo.
Furthermore the disagreeing votes were Associate Justices Estela Bernabe, Alfredo Benjamin
Caguioa, Presbitero Jose Velasco Jr., Mariano Del Castillo, Marvic Leonen, Antonio
Carpio. Bernabe is right now out of the nation however left a vote against the quo warranto.
It just took two months for the Supreme Court to administer on Solicitor General Jose
Calida’s supplication, recorded on March 5, that tested the lawfulness of Sereno’s
arrangement to the high court.
Court Drove Sereno
On the other hand the 14-part court, drove by Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio, held the hours-long
oral contention working on it last April 10 at the SC Session Hall in Baguio City.
As a result Sereno has prior solicited six from her partners—who she asserted has indicated
inclination against her—to restrain from the case. These were De Castro, Peralta,
Bersamin, Jardeleza, Tijam and Martires.
The choice was penn by Tijam.
She is additionally confronting an arraignment protest, recorded by legal advisor
Lorenzo Gadon, that is pending before the House of Representatives.
Meanwhile the Congress has set to continue its session one week from now, May 15.