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Harapan ang giyera! De Castro chides Sereno for mentioning quo warranto petition

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Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno has gotten a strong rebuke from one of her fiercest critics in the Supreme Court for bringing up the quo warranto petition filed against her.

During a forum of the Philippine Women Judges Association Thursday (March 8), Associate Justice Teresita Leonardo-De Castro stood up after Sereno’s speech to apologize for the Chief Justice’s remarks.

“I’m sorry that the CJ (Chief Justice) has taken this opportunity to discuss a matter that is sub judice. We have given her all the courtesy and I sincerely hope that she should not have dealt with the matter which is pending with the court,” De Castro said.

In her speech, Sereno made a reference to the quo warranto petition filed against her by Solicitor General Jose Calida by accusing her opponents of using “gimmicks” to oust her.

“Indeed, any form to try me other than the constitutionally-exclusive form of impeachment is an admission by my complainant and other detractors that after 15 hearings, they have failed to come up with any evidence with which I can be convicted in the Senate,” the Chief Justice said.

“Napakaaga naman yata para umamin sila na wala silang napala kundi matinding kabiguan. Kaya kung anu-ano na lamang ang gimik na ginagawa nila masunod lamang ang kanilang nais,” she added.

As if the surprise rebuke of Sereno wasn’t enough, De Castro also refused to give the Chief Justice the token she was supposed to receive after giving the speech.

It was Associate Justice Estela Perlas-Bernabe who ended up giving the gift to Sereno.

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Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno has gotten a strong rebuke from one of her fiercest critics in the Supreme Court for bringing up the quo warranto petition filed against her.

During a forum of the Philippine Women Judges Association Thursday (March 8), Associate Justice Teresita Leonardo-De Castro stood up after Sereno’s speech to apologize for the Chief Justice’s remarks.

“I’m sorry that the CJ (Chief Justice) has taken this opportunity to discuss a matter that is sub judice. We have given her all the courtesy and I sincerely hope that she should not have dealt with the matter which is pending with the court,” De Castro said.

In her speech, Sereno made a reference to the quo warranto petition filed against her by Solicitor General Jose Calida by accusing her opponents of using “gimmicks” to oust her.

“Indeed, any form to try me other than the constitutionally-exclusive form of impeachment is an admission by my complainant and other detractors that after 15 hearings, they have failed to come up with any evidence with which I can be convicted in the Senate,” the Chief Justice said.

“Napakaaga naman yata para umamin sila na wala silang napala kundi matinding kabiguan. Kaya kung anu-ano na lamang ang gimik na ginagawa nila masunod lamang ang kanilang nais,” she added.

As if the surprise rebuke of Sereno wasn’t enough, De Castro also refused to give the Chief Justice the token she was supposed to receive after giving the speech.

It was Associate Justice Estela Perlas-Bernabe who ended up giving the gift to Sereno.

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