May 25, 2018, 3:30 am
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House awaits final SC ruling on Sereno

THE House of Representatives will dismiss the impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno once the Supreme Court decision to oust her becomes final and executory, majority leader Rodolfo Fariñas said yesterday.

The committee on rules chaired by Fariñas excluded the Sereno impeachment from its agenda pending the SC’s final ruling on the quo warranto petition filed by Solicitor General Jose Calida.

“There’s a question of law,” Fariñas told reporters. “There’s some sort of a prejudicial question (since the SC’s decision to remove Sereno is not yet final).”

Fariñas said the panel will “hold in abeyance” action on the report of the committee on justice, which is recommending to the plenary that the complaint filed by lawyer Larry Gadon be sent to the Senate for trial.

“We have excluded it in the agenda (today) out of respect to a co-equal branch (the Supreme Court),” he said.

The committee on rules will have to wait for the Supreme Court to decide on the motion for reconsideration that Sereno is expected to file shortly in a bid to reverse the High Court’s May 11 decision.

Fariñas said the House had to step aside since the SC not only assumed jurisdiction over the case but also ruled to remove Sereno for not filing all her statements of assets, liabilities and net worth (SALN).

The committee on rules has until July 24 to refer the committee report to the plenary since it has 10 session days to do so.

The House has only nine session days before it adjourns sine die on June 1. It will open the third regular session on July 23.

Once it is referred to the plenary, congressmen will have at least a year to dispose of the complaint since it is given 60 session days to act on it.

Out of the 27 allegations that Gadon cited in his impeachment complainant, 24 were included in the six articles for alleged betrayal of public trust, corruption, other high crimes and culpable violation of the Constitution.

The complaint, for one, accuses Sereno for culpable violation of the constitution and betrayal of public trust for non-filing and non-disclosure of her Sworn Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth.

Sereno allegedly misled the Judicial and Bar Council in 2010 when she claimed that it was impossible to retrieve her SALNs from 1996 to 2006. She is also accused of failing to declare in her SALN 2.24 hectares of land in Mariveles, Bataan, registered under her and her husband’s name, worth around P44 million.

The panel said Sereno failed to declare in her 2006 and 2009 SALNs the amount of P13.8 million which is part of the more than P32 million she earned from the PIATCO cases.

Moreover, the committee said Sereno failed to file her SALN 17 times: from 1987 to 1997, 1999 to 2001 and 2003 to 2005. The committee also charged Sereno for tax fraud.
 
SERENO BACKERS PROTEST

Some three dozen members of the National Union of People’s Lawyers and the Free Legal Assistance Group yesterday trooped to the Supreme Court to protest its decision ousting Sereno.

The protesters wearing black armbands were led by NUPL national president Edre Olalia, FLAG chairman Jose Manuel Diokno and former Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares. They were joined by law students from several schools in Metro Manila.

“We have not lost hope. We are still counting on two of the eight justices, since only six were supposed to vote for disqualification, and I doubt that the six will change their minds, but we still hope that the two will cross over,” Olalia told reporters.

The SC, voting 8-6, granted Calida’s petition. The eight who voted to grant the quo warranto petition were Associate Justices Teresita Leonardo De Castro, Noel Tijam, Alexander Gesmundo, Francis Jardeleza, Diosdado Peralta, Lucas Bersamin, Samuel Martires and Andres Reyes Jr.

The six who dissented were Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio and Associate Justices Marvic Leonen, Esterla Perlas Bernabe, Mariano del Castillo, Presbitero Velasco Jr. and Alfredo Benjamin Caguioa.
Sereno’s camp said they would appeal the verdict.

Members of Coalition for Justice (CFJ), a group criticizing the quo warranto petition that ousted Sereno, yesterday urged senators to assert the Senate’s exclusive right as the sole entity that could remove an impeachable official.

Outside the Senate premises, members of the so-called “Silent Majority,” which is under the CFJ, said since senators have been criticizing the quo warranto, it is only proper to assert their constitutional mandate to impeach and that Sereno should be given an opportunity to defend herself before the impeachment court.

In a letter addressed to senators, the CFJ said the SC ruling on Sereno’s ouster was “illegal and unjust, and must not be recognized.”

“We respectfully ask you to remind the Supreme Court that the Senate’s sole power over impeachable officers must not be impugned by a co-equal branch of government,” it said.

Senators, however, said they could not act on the impeachment of Sereno without the Articles of Impeachment coming from the House of Representatives.

“As long as walang articles of impeachment na na-file sa Senado, the Senate can’t constitute itself as an impeachment court,” said Senate President Aqulino “Koko” Pimentel III.

His statement was echoed by Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III, Sens. Panfilo Lacson, Cynthia Villar and Nancy Binay.

Minority Leader Franklin Drilon, however, said the minority bloc is keen on filing a resolution stating that only the Senate, acting as an impeachment court, can remove an impeachable official. – With Ashzel Hachero and JP Lopez 
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