House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez vows to impeach Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno of the Supreme Court over her advice to the CA committee on the show cause order on Governor Imee Marcos’ case. It orders the three CA justices to explain why they should not be cited for contempt. This is for granting the petition for habeas corpus of the Ilocos 6.
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[VIDEO]: The chairman of the House Committee commends Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos. This is for her willingness to cooperate with an inquiry into the tobacco excise taxes.
Alvarez reacts to the report that Sereno orders the CA to defy the show-cause order. “If it is true then we will discuss it in Congress for a possible impeachment case,” he said. Sereno earlier had lunch with some justices to allegedly discuss their response to the Congress’ show cause order against the Ilocos 6 justices involved.
Justices in Trouble
The House of Representatives is in a with CA Associate Justices Stephen Cruz, Edwin Sorongon, and Nina Antonio-Valenzuela. They ordered the release of the Ilocos Norte officials detained by the Congress. This is for answering questions about an alleged anomaly over the purchase of P66.45 million worth of vehicles. The funds are from the tobacco excise taxes.
Southern Leyte Speech
In his speech during the PDP-Laban in Southern Leyte oath-taking, Alvarez announces the delay of the barangay and SK elections this year. “To all barangay officials who are here will be happy with this news that there will be no elections and that the barangay chairman will just be appointed,” he said.
Power over his Head
Alvarez is noted to threaten VP Leni Robredo of impeachment after her UN side event fiasco. The President was against it. Then it went quiet. This time, he talks about doing a “Corona” to CJ Sereno over its Ilocos 6 clash with Congress. The late Chief Justice was impeached during the Aquino administration. He was highly intimidated during hearings. Knowing that Du30 is an ally of the Marcoses, will he not say a word this time?