July 21, 2018, 6:46 pm
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Carpio to decline CJ nomination

ACTING Chief Justice Antonio Carpio yesterday said he will decline all nominations to replace Maria Lourdes Sereno as chief justice to be consistent with his dissenting opinion on the quo warranto petition that was used to oust her.

Carpio declared this in a television interview a day after the tribunal denied with finality Sereno’s appeal to overturn the May 11 ruling granting the petition filed by Solicitor General Jose Calida.

Carpio was among the six justices who voted to dismiss Calida’s petition and stuck to his vote last Tuesday.

“On a personal level, because I voted against it. I don’t want to benefit from it so I will decline any nomination. I have to be consistent with my position that the quo warranto was not the correct or proper way to remove a sitting member of the Court,” said Carpio, who has been the acting chief justice since March when Sereno went on leave.  

“Again, I don’t want to benefit from the decision to which I disagreed. But I will have to implement it because I’m the temporary head of the SC, of the institution,” he added.

The other justices who voted against the petition were Marvic Leonen, Estela Perlas Bernabe, Mariano del Castillo, Alfredo Benjamin Caguioa and Presbitero Velasco Jr.

Although he voted against Sereno’s removal, Carpio said she committed culpable violation of the Constitution when she failed to submit all her statement of assets, liabilities and net worth when she applied for the post of chief justice in 2012 in place of Renato Corona, who was impeached due to questions on his undeclared wealth.

Carpio, who was named to the SC on Oct. 26, 2001, is set to retire from the judiciary in 2019.

President Duterte has 90 days under the Constitution to choose Sereno’s replacement from a list to be submitted by the Judicial Bar Council. Carpio said the President is not allowed to choose outside the list provided by the JBC.

Carpio is considered as a strong contender for the post although he does not see eye-to-eye with Duterte on the issue of the country’s maritime territorial dispute with China and has even criticized his administration’s weak response to China’s aggressive activities in the West Philippine Sea.

He said the JBC will meet next week regarding the selection process.

PANGILINAN NOT GIVING UP

Sen. Francis Pangilinan said a second motion for consideration (MR) could be filed to correct the SC decision ousting Sereno.

Pangilinan cited at least one case where the SC entertained not only one but several MRs that took years before it was resolved.

“That is up to the Supreme Court, in the end. Technically, there should be no more filing (of MRs) but the Supreme can, if it finds it meritorious, accommodate another motion for reconsideration,” he explained.

He cited the League of Cities of the Philippines case that challenged the Constitutionality of the cityhood of 16 cities before the Court.

“There were five or four motions for reconsideration and it took years before it was resolved. Hopefully, there are ways to correct what we believe was incorrect decision,” the opposition senator said, adding the SC had encroached on the exclusive power of the Senate to remove an impeachable official.

SERENO SLAMMED

House majority leader Rodolfo Fariñas slammed Sereno for accusing lawmakers of holding hostage the judiciary’s annual budget to pressure the SC to remove her from office.

He told Sereno to stop fabricating stories to allegedly boost her senatorial bid next year.

“The statement of Atty. Maria Lourdes Sereno sounds cunningly crazy, even from her!” Fariñas said. “I hope the media will unmask her malice in playing herself as a victim in furtherance of her desire to run for the Senate.”

Fariñas said Sereno’s accusation does not make sense since the P3.8-trillion national budget for 2018 was approved as early as September last year, two months before the impeachment complaint against Sereno was heard by the House committee on justice.

The 2018 General Appropriations Act (GAA) was approved on second reading on Sept. 12, 2017 and on third and final reading on Sept. 26, 2017.

Fariñas recalled that the committee on justice held hearings on the impeachment case against Sereno from Nov. 22, 2017 to Feb. 27, 2018, almost two months after the House approved the national budget.

The SC endorsed four aspirants for the post to be vacated by Associate Justice Presbitero Velasco Jr. who will retire this August upon reaching the mandatory retirement age of 70.

They are Court of Appeals Associate Justice Rosmari Carandang, Court Administrator Jose Midas Marquez, and CA Associate Justices Jose Reyes and Ramon Garcia.

Carandang got 10 votes while Marquez got eight. Reyes and Garcia got six votes each.

The list will be forwarded to the JBC, which submit its shortlist to President Duterte.

The  eight other aspirants for the post are CA Associate Justices Ramon Bato, Ramon Hernando, Apolinario Bruselas, Oscar Badelles, Manuel Barrios and Amy Lazaro-Javier; Davao City RTC Judge Carlos Espero II, and former Ateneo College of Law Dean Cesar Villanueva.

Another vacancy in the SC is expected with the retirement this October of Associate Justice Teresita Leonardo-De Castro. – With JP Lopez and Wendell Vigilia
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