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Democracy at the Supreme Court
Various anomalies are found during the recount. Since two years ago, Bongbong Marcos faces many injustices brought about by the Supreme Court rulings by the magistrates that are loyal to the opposition. At the present time, their pro-administration counterparts showed their force by ousting their Chief Justice.
In a speech, Robredo vows that the fight is not yet over. She slams the decision of the Supreme Court to oust Chief Justice Sereno. She said that it is a move which she tarnishes the country’s Constitution. The VP also said that she is concerned with the landmark ruling of the high court. She stresses that the only means to remove an impeachable officer such as Sereno was through impeachment. This is not true according to Solicitor General Jose Calida.
Calida said that the Supreme Court’s decision to oust Sereno “augurs well for the country as it preserves the stability and integrity of the Judiciary.” “This decision is the epitome of its exercise of judicial independence,” Calida said in a statement on May 11. This is just after the SC en banc decided to oust Sereno by a tight vote of 8-6.
Robredo’s Fear is Real
The restless Vice President knows that she is the next one to be removed from office. It is just a matter of time. Judging from the events that unfold, the pattern now reaches the time when an immediate verdict is on its way. If so, the proclamation of Robredo’s rival, Bongbong Marcos is likely to happen very soon. She should have listened to former Vice President Jejomar Binay’s advice in the past. Now, it’s too late to save her face.