The Supreme Court (SC) on Friday released a resolution denying with finality former
Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno’s plea to reverse the May 11 ruling that granted
the Office of the Solicitor General’s (OSG) quo warranto petition.
“Wherefore, the Petition for Quo Warranto is grant. Respondent Maria Lourdes P.A.
Sereno is found disqualify from and is hereby adjudge guilty of unlawfully holding and
exercising the Office of the Chief Justice. Accordingly, Respondent Maria Lourdes P.A.
Sereno is oust and excluded therefrom,” the Entry of Judgment read.
The Entry of Judgment dated June 19, 2018 puts conclusion to the quo warranto case
and will never again permit the reviving of the case under the tenets. The case is currently
viewed as shut and ended.
Meanwhile the high court has guided the Judicial and Bar Council to open the application and assignment procedure to planned Chief Justice applicants.
New Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
Besides situation of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court is announce empty and the Judicial and Bar Council is coordinate to start the application and assignment process,” the court said.
“This Decision is promptly executory without need of further activity from the Court.”
Sereno was expell for her inability to completely unveil the require articulations of advantages, liabilities, and total assets when she connect for the Supreme Court’s best post in 2012.
Furthermore in her movement, Sereno said the decision ought to be invalid and void as the 6 judges who voted in favor of her ouster had lost their unprejudiced nature to decently settle on the case.
Hence she additionally demanded that a main equity may just be evacuated through prosecution and that the JBC never considered the recoring as such of SALNs as a measure of a candidate’s uprightness.”