Clear the air! Ranhilio Aquino clarifes Sereno quo warranto ‘fallacies
San Beda College of Law Graduate Studies Dean Ranhilio Aquino is arguing in behalf of the Supreme Court. Aquino rebutted all of the points made against the quo warranto petition and the alleged injustice against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno.
The Dean said that the SC is merely acting within its jurisdiction. It seems that he believes that the quo warranto petition is not triggered by a personal vendetta against Sereno.
He also insisted that Sereno is not the whole judiciary. Therefore, this is not a bad precedent against judicial independence. Lastly, he reiterated that impeachment is only one way of ousting the CJ. However, he emphasized that the quo warranto is a viable legal solution prescribed in the Constitution.
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