Robredo on Sereno's resignation: “Masamang precedent ito, masamang precedent kasi merong attempt na naman.."

Could this be one of those  “Birds of the same feather , flock together” kind of situations?

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno has been deluged of calls from the different members of the society for her resignation. As a matter of fact in her own backyard members of the judiciary and court employees had just concluded its 2nd Red Monday protest in the yesterday’s flag ceremony urging the top magistrate to spare the High court from politics by resigning her post.

Sereno has quashed any hopes of her resigning from being the Chief Justice, she has even declared she will be ready to defend her position in the impeachment court when that opportunity arrives, the Chief Justice is referring to the Senate acting as an impeachment court.  

Vice President Maria Leonor “ Leni” Robredo weighs on the issue regarding the calls of resignation of the Chief Justice. Robredo stated that the calls for Sereno’s resignation will set a bad precedent.

“Masamang precedent ito, masamang precedent kasi merong attempt na naman na i-shortcut itong proseso na labas sa Konstitusyon,” Robredo said.

“Meron nang impeachment proceedings na ongoing sa House. Respetuhin natin ang proseso,” she added.

A joint manifestation has been issued by the by the The Philippine Judges Association (PJA), Supreme Court Employees Association (SCEA), Supreme Court Assembly of Lawyer Employees (SCALE), Philippine Association of Court Employees (PACE) and the Sandiganbayan Employees Association (SEA) calling for Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno’s resignation.

The joint statement states: "Kami ang buong puwersa ng Hudikatura, na kinabibilangan ng mga huwes, opiysal at mga kawani sa ilalim ng inyong pamamahala, ay nakikiusap sa Inyo, mahal naming Punong Mahistrado, Maria Lourdes P.A. Sereno pang Gawin ang na ang napapanahon at nararapat na sakripisyo para sa ating Hudikatura, ang Institusyon na inyong pinaglalaanan ng panahon at pagmamahal ng mga nakalipas na taon. Kami po ay nananawagan, para na rin po sa kapakanan ng buong Sambayanang Pilipino, na kayo ay bumaba na sa puwesto bilang Punong Mahistrado o Chief Justice (We, the entire force of the judiciary, which includes judges, officials and court employees under your leadership, are pleading you, our beloved Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno, to do the timely and necessary sacrifice for the institution that you gave so much time and love in these past year. We are calling for the benefit of the entire Filipino community, to step down to your post as Chief Justice).”

Some lawmakers from the House of Representatives Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque have also called on Sereno to resign. 

The CJ refuses to heed from the calls of her resignation, and vows to answer everything at the Senate when it acts as an impeachment court.

Source: ABS CBN

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