May 26, 2018, 1:18 am
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Sereno fights back, tells Duterte to resign

A WEEK after being ousted by her colleagues as chief justice, Maria Lourdes Sereno fought back yesterday and called on President Duterte to resign.

In her strongest speech yet delivered in a forum organized by the Integrated Bar of the Philippines in Ortigas, Sereno reminded Duterte of his promise to resign if it is proven that he had a hand in her ouster.

“Sabi niya ‘pag napatunayan na siya ang may gawa, mag-reresign siya. Pangulo, mag-resign ka na (He said if it is proven that he’s behind this, he would resign. Mr. President, resign),” Sereno said.

She said the quo warranto petition that was granted by the Supreme Court was initiated by Solicitor General Jose Calida, who is under Duterte.

Sereno was apparently referring to the remarks of Duterte last month describing her as his enemy and calling on his allies and supporters in Congress to speed up the impeachment proceedings.

Duterte made the call in an outburst after he was challenged by Sereno to prove that Calida didn’t have his backing in filing the quo warranto petition.

“Ano ang sinabi nya (Duterte)? Ikaw ay aking kaaway at matatanggal ka, tutulungan ko si Solicitor General Calida (What did he say? You are my enemy and you will be removed; I will help Solicitor General Calida),” she said.

Presidential spokesman Harry Roque shrugged off Sereno’s call, saying he personally prefers not to comment on the issue and believes the President is not interested to comment on the latest remarks of Sereno.

“From what I see the President is not interested in (making a) comment because when he was asked during an ambush interview about Chief Justice Sereno, he did not comment. Just let her be and let her live in silence as a private individual,” Roque said in an interview with dzMM.

Before attending the forum, Sereno joined the solidarity walk led by Association of Major Religious Superiors in the Philippines inside the Ateneo campus. She also joined her supporters in a mass at the Church of Gesu, also at the ADMU.

With them was former Chief Justice Hilario Davide Jr., who said that “the saddest day of the Philippine judiciary, especially of the SC, and ultimately, the entire nation” was the day when Sereno was ousted by the tribunal.

“Because the supposed guardian of the constitution, the protector of the rights of the people, the sentinel of the rule of law, the steward of democracy... violated the constitutional mandate that the chief justice can be removed only by impeachment,” Davide noted.

During the chance interview, Duterte reiterated that he had not meddled in the case against Sereno nor had he talked to any lawmaker or justice about the cases against the Chief Justice.

He said he had an emotional outburst in the past after Sereno kept insisting that he was involved, even if he already denied it.

“Now, I challenge everybody and anybody. Name any one congresswoman or one congressman or senator or Justice of the Supreme Court that I approached. Or even a lawyer, if you cannot find anyone,” he said, reiterating that he would resign if his claim was proven wrong.

Sereno also took Duterte to task over various problems the country is facing, from the rising prices of basic commodities, weak value of the peso, extrajudicial killings, his intolerance of dissent, his use of vulgar language as well as his foreign policy, particularly with regards to China and his recent remarks saying that Chinese President XI Jinping will not allow any move to remove him.

Sereno also said unresolved killings has instilled fear in the public, adding this is reminiscent of what the country faced before in the 1970’s.

She warned that what is happening in the country could be taken as a sign that dictatorship is fast creeping in.

This after former Commission on Election chairman and noted constitutionalist Christian Monsod and former Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares said the country is treading on the path to authoritarianism.

“We are on a slippery slope to authoritarianism. We the sovereign people are being betrayed and they are supposed to protect us, even from themselves. We are on dangerous grounds,” Monsod said.

Colmenares also raised the specter of authoritarianism, saying that Duterte cannot and does not tolerate dissent.

“This is authoritarianism in the making, we are in the throes of a dictatorship, a person who brook no dissent. That policy will bring us to the brink of disaster,” Colmenares said.

During the same forum, Sereno skirted questions anew if she has plans to run for public office or even lead the opposition. She said, however, that she is willing to lead the fight for respect of the rule of law and accountability.

ANTI-WOMEN?

Sereno yesterday said that Duterte’s statement that the next Ombudsman should not be a woman seems to prove his “anti-women attitude.”

In a forum at the Ateneo de Manila University in Quezon City, Sereno said the President should respect the Constitution, which specifically mentioned that men and women should be give equal treatment. 

“You know the Constitution extols the equality of the sexes. So mukhang hindi niya yata mahal ang ating Constitution,” Sereno noted.

On Wednesday, Duterte said the next Ombudsman should not be a woman or a politician.

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales, whose term will end in July, was appointed by former President Benigno Aquino III in 2011 after the resignation of Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez.

Duterte said the Judicial and Bar Council would need to come up with a shortlist of nominees before he could choose the next Ombudsman.

After Sereno was ousted via an 8-6 vote, her colleagues also directed the JBC to start the process of nomination and application for her replacement.

Roque said there is no discrimination against women as far as appointments to the positions of Chief Justice, Ombudsman or any other positions in government goes.

“As far as I know, there is no discrimination against women, anyone can be appointed in our government,” Roque said. – With Jocelyn Montemayor, and Angela Lopez de Leon
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