Simulan niyo, tapusin niyo! Sereno tells lawmakers to bring impeachment saga to Senate fast
Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno wants the House of Representatives to impeach her already.
In an exclusive interview with CNN Philippines Thursday (March 8), Sereno dared House members to finally bring the impeachment complaint against her to the Senate.
“Sinimulan nila, wakasin na nila. Dalhin na nila sa Senado. Iyon lang panawagan ko,” she said.
Even if the House justice committee found probable cause to impeach her, Sereno said lawmakers do not really have the goods to have her removed from her post.
“They have proven nothing. Wala rin palang nahanap,” she said.
The House, however, has pushed back the date of discussing Sereno’s impeachment on the plenary in May due to the quo warranto case filed by Solicitor General Jose Calida before the Supreme Court.
A quo warranto petition seeks the removal of the respondent from office due to lack of legal basis to holding such a position.
For Sereno, being impeached is already a foregone conclusion since the House is stacked with administration allies.
“I haven’t really been keeping track of the numbers. But I knew from the beginning the numbers were not in my favor… That was repeated many times. It’s not unexpected,” she said.