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Sereno camp hopes Congress will be fair in impeachment proceedings

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The lawyers of Supreme Court (SC) Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno ​are ​uncertain if she will be treated fairly over the impeachment complaint against her.

“We are hopeful but not certain that they (congressmen) will vote according to justice, according to law, according to what is right,” admitted lawyer Joshua Santiago, one of her legal counsels.

“We can only hope and pray,” Santiago added.

The House of Representatives committee on justice has already found the complaint filed by lawyer Larry Gadon against Sereno as sufficient in form and substance.

Because of this, it is set to conduct the hearing for the determination of probable cause this November.

“Our Congressmen must realize that this is no longer legislation. This is no longer an exercise in law making,” said lawyer Winnie Salumbides, who is also part of Sereno’s legal team.

“When they are confronted with a complaint like this, they are not expected to fulfill their role as in a way judges do,” she lamented.

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