- CJ’s accuser said impeachment cases meant to remove Noy’s top appointees
- He said they were still loyal to him and biased against current administration
- He also defended raps, said these was part of democracy
MANILA, Philippines – The lawyer spearheading the impeachment case against Supreme Court Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno said the raps against her and other top officials was necessary to remove former president Benigno Aquino III’s appointees.
According to Atty. Lorenzo Gadon, the officials — Sereno, Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista, and Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales— were “yellow viruses” who remained loyal to Aquino as he accused them of being biased against the current administration.
“Kailangan tanggalin mo ‘yang mga viruses ng mga yellow diyan kasi sila puro sila mga tuta ni Noynoy—to be blunt with this, wala na tayong paliguy-ligoy diyan. Mga tuta ni Noynoy Aquino ‘yang mga ‘yan e,” the Philippine Daily Inquirer quoted him as saying.
[We really need to get rid of the viruses of the yellow there because they are all lapdogs of Noynoy, to be blunt with this, let’s be straightforward. They are all lapdogs of Noynoy Aquino.]
Gadon singled out Sereno and accused her of siding with Aquino in her decisions.
“Si Chief Justice Sereno tuta rin ni Noynoy kasi halata, everything na decision niya is against the administration,” he said.
[Chief Justice Sereno is also a minion of Noynoy because it’s obvious that all her decision is against the administration.]
Despite admitting the real objective of his impeachment, Gadon at the same time said the process was a necessary part of democracy and the principle of checks and balances.
“Again, we won’t have true democracy if we will not do these things. Ang focus talaga namin dito is [Our focus is really] to attain the principle of checks and balances,” he said.