Philippine Supreme Court removes Duterte 'enemy' judge

Philippine Supreme Court removes Duterte 'enemy' judge

More than how she voted for or against President Duterte, more than her "proclivity to lie, mislead", more than her "lack of candor and forthrightness" in explaining why she failed to submit her net worth and liabilities statement as a professor of the University of the Philippines, and more than her crafting of a "political narrative which elided her own accountability", Sereno suffered her Black Friday fate for stark reasons that are now buried in legalese.

Sereno is the first SC chief justice removed from position not by impeachment.

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte's top lawyer dismissed fresh insinuations that the Chief Executive had a hand in the historic ouster of Maria Lourdes Sereno as the chief magistrate of the Supreme Court.

The decision declared Sereno's position vacant with immediate effect and ordered the judicial and bar council to begin a new selection process, Te said.

Opposition party Akbayan said the country was "a heartbeat away" from the death of its democracy.

Leonen's points should be seriously considered by the Court in reviewing its decision lest they go down in history as checkers of excess on any branch or instrumentality of the government who are themselves excessive.

In separate interviews, Senate President Aquilino Pimentel, a staunch ally of the Duterte administration, and Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon pointed out that after the SC decision, it appeared that the House of Representatives would no longer elevate the impeachment case against Sereno to the Senate.

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Before the vote, dozens of Sereno's supporters held a vigil outside the court in the capital, Manila, demanding that the petition be thrown out and that she face trial in the Senate.

Sereno told the crowd: "Let's continue to defend the constitution and fight wrongdoing".

"The ouster of our chief justice - this foundation of democracy, this shield against abuse of power in government - has crumbled", it said in a statement.

Their points should be heard, being the supposed impeachment trial jurors exclusively empowered by the Constitution to determine if an impeachable officer like the Chief Justice is worth removing.

The Supreme Court did not only wound itself in the process, it also hurt us who trusted them to stay above the fray and rescue us from this murky partisan well that threatens to gobble up this nation in silence. He also says Sereno should appeal.

Duterte repeatedly denied his supposed role in the quo warranto petition and impeachment complaint against Sereno.

About 1,800 protesters gathered to support Sereno outside the court in Manila, where anti-riot police blocked an access road with trucks and iron railings to maintain order and separate a smaller group of anti-Sereno demonstrators.

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