4 lawmakers stand up for CJ Sereno
Four lawmakers, who are also abogados, opted to defend Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno’s rights during the proceedings for he impeachment case on Wednesday, November 22.
Dinagat Islands Rep. Kaka Bag-ao, Quezon City 6th District Rep. Kit Belmonte, Siquijor Rep. Rav Rocamora and Agusan del Norte Rep. Lawrence Fortun voted in favor of the Chief Justice’s motion to allow her legal counsel to cross examine the witnesses in the impeachment complaint filed by abogado Larry Gadon against her.
But with a majority vote of 30-4, the House committee on justice rejected Sereno’s please and barred approved non-members of the committee from participating in the impeachment proceedings.
“Maraming salamat po sa inyong apat na nanindigan… We salute you! Tuloy po ang laban! #StandWithCJ #StandWithCJSereno#FightForDemocracy,” Facebook page Stand With CJ said in a post acknowledging the four abogados.
Looks like the CJ has found her fantastic four!