Another anti-Sereno suit filed before SC
The Supreme Court on Friday was asked to order embattled Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno to complete the submission of her Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Networth (SALN).
In his petition, Atty. Romeo Igot likewise asked the tribunal to require Sereno to prove that she passed the psychiatric and psychological tests when she applied for the highest judicial position in the country.
“That the Constitution provides that applicants to the Judiciary must be a natural-born citizen, at least 40 years old, must have been in the practice of law for at least 15 years and a person of proven competence, integrity, probity and independence,” Igot said in his petition.
“For her failure to comply with or pass the aforementioned requirements, there was utterly no basis for the JBC to determine her qualifications vis-a-vis her probity and mental fitness, much less nominate her,” he added.
During the impeachment proceedings at the House committee on justice, impeachment complainant Atty. Larry Gadon bared that Sereno only submitted three SALNs instead of 10 covering 2009, 2010 and 2011.
Also, it was brought up that Sereno allegedly failed to pass the psychiatric and psychological tests.