- Lawyer claimed more than 90 solons supporting his impeachment rap vs SC chief justice
- He said many also believe grounds exist for Sereno’s impeachment, is pushing him to file complaint
- He also said he will file the complaint after getting all the necessary documents
MANILA, Philippines – The lawyer who is pushing for the impeachment of Supreme Court Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno has claimed getting the support of more than 90 lawmakers from the House of Representatives.
“Actually nung nag-uusap kami, they may be able to garner more than 90 signature votes, tapos endorsement pa lang,” Atty. Lorenzo Gadon told the Philippine Star. “Ipinadi-diretso na nila ako. Ipinace-certify na nila ito to the Senate for impeachment hearing. Ganun ang mangyayari.”
[Actually, when we talked, they may be able to garner more than 90 signature votes, then it would it still only be the endorsement. They’re telling me to go ahead. They’re trying to certify it with the Senate for an impeachment hearing. That’s what will happen.]
According to Gadon, many solons also believe there is ground to impeach Sereno for what he said was a wasteful use of the Supreme Court’s budget.
“Marami ang naniniwala sa aking grounds ng complaint at nakita nila at napag-alaman na si Sereno ay masyadong abuso,” he said.
[There are many who believe in the grounds of my complaint and they have seen and learned that Sereno is very abusive.]
Gadon added that aside from purchasing a P8-million bulletproof vehicle, Sereno also allegedly purchased three large motorcycles and hired 30 security personnel.
“Hindi niya pera ‘yun, pera ‘yun ng Judicial Development Fund,” he said. “Bukod sa sasakyan, nagpabili pa siya ng tatlong motorsiklo na malalaki na aabot ng P800,000 ang isa para escort niya. Mayroon siyang 30 security na ginagamit ang pondo ng Supreme Court at labis-labis ‘yun.”
[That’s not her money, that’s the money of the Judicial Development Fund. Aside from the car, she purchased three big motorcycles worth P800,000, one of which will be her escort. She has 30 security being paid with the funds of the Supreme Court which is excessive.]
The lawyer also said he will formally file the complaint after getting all the necessary incriminating documents against Sereno.