Maling-mali: Gadon should prove his allegations not me – Sereno
Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno believes that the impeachment complaint against her has been flawed from the start because her accuser has been allowed to peddle his “lies” to the House of Representatives without giving sufficient evidence.
“I’m ready in any proceeding to prove my innocence. What is happening is wrong already because all the onus is being given to me. Patunayan mo na malinis ka samantalang wala pa namang napapatunayan si Attorney (Lorenzo)Gadon. Ni isang impeachable offense,” said Sereno in an interview with ANC’s Karen Davila.
In his impeachment complaint against Sereno, Gadon accused the Chief Justice of committing high crimes, corruption and culpable violation of the Constitution, and betrayal of public trust.
“Alin po ba sa 27 alegasyon niya ang impeachable? Hindi po ba dapat siya ang magsabi kung ano po bang karumaldumal na ginawa ko para sabihing pinagtaksilan ko ang taong bayan at dapat akong tanggalin sa aking puwesto?” Sereno asked.
Sereno said Gadon was grasping at straws for wanting to impeach her with practically no big issue or contrversy to pin down against her.
“So kung iisipin niyo nga naman po, pitong taon na ko nandito, ito lang po nakita nila, koleksyon ng reklamo ng mga reklamo sa pamamalakad sa loob ng Korte Suprema. reklamo tungkol sa speech Ateneo, isang liham ko sa President, at pagsakay ko sa kotseng under the law ay ibinibigay sa Chief Justice?” she said.
Sereno accused Gadon of perjury for claiming personal knowledge of his accusation when he has never been present in any of the court discussions and she has never met him in her life.