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Bongbong Marcos: Recount Must Proceed Despite Supreme Court CJ Sereno’s Plight

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

In an interview, Bongbong Marcos said that the recount for his election protest against Leni Robredo must proceed regardless of whether or not the Supreme Court Chief Maria Lourdes Sereno will resign or get impeached. He assures the public that abandoning it is not an option for the 2018 Senatorial election because he is certain he’s the Vice President. Just recently, Presidential spokesman Harry Roque issued the call that says; Sereno should resign and save the institution from “further damage.”






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[VIDEO]: Bongbong Marcos nagsalita na sa Impeachment ni CJ Sereno



Probable Cause for Impeachment

Presidential spokesman Harry Roque issued the call as the House committee on justice prepares to meet on Nov. 20 to determine if there is probable cause to pursue impeachment proceedings against Sereno. Roque explained that the judiciary might not survive another removal of a chief justice through impeachment. He refers to the 2012 ouster of Sereno’s predecessor Renato Corona during the Aquino administration. Corona was impeached for not declaring all his wealth in his statements of assets, liabilities and net worth or SALN.




The President Wants to Remove the CJ

Asked whether President Duterte shared his view on Sereno, Roque said, “Of course, the President wants her removed altogether, by all means.” Last month, the House of Representatives voted to impeach Andres Bautista, but he stepped down as chairman of the Commission on Elections before the chamber could forward his case to the Senate for trial. During the Aquino administration, the House also impeached Merceditas Gutierrez. She resigned as ombudsman instead of facing the Senate impeachment court.

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Case Background

The impeachment complaint against Sereno, filed by lawyer Lorenzo Gadon, stems from her alleged failure to declare P37 million in professional fees as a private lawyer representing the government. This is in the case against Philippine International Air Terminals Co. Inc (Piatco), builder of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3.









Not Abandoning Protest

Bongbong Marcos knows that Robredo’s camp hopes for him to run as Senator so that his electoral protest is deemed moot. He said that doing so is an admission that he was not the winner of the Vice Presidential race. Since he is confident that he could have won if not cheated, there’s no way that he will abandon it. In fact, he is calling for the immediate recount.




http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2017/11/07/1756434/palace-sereno-resign




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What will Robredo Get for Nagging the President on Undermining Congress?

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

Leni Robredo really gets on the nerves of many Filipinos. Robredo now demands that the President should take back his statement that he does not care what the Congress or the Supreme Court do regarding his martial law declaration.






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Robredo’s Plea

Vice President Leni Robredo urges the President “take back” his “reckless statement” about disregarding the decisions of Congress and the Supreme Court (SC). This is about on the declaration of martial law in Mindanao. “We urge the President: take back what he said about disregarding Congress and the Supreme Court…We trust that the President realizes that such reckless statements only further add to apprehension felt by many citizens,” Robredo issued the statement.




Clarification from the Palace

The president would certainly not defy high court in case it rules against the declaration of martial law in Mindanao. Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said Du30 only issued such a statement because he believes the military and the police. It’s not the legislature or the judiciary who are knowledgeable about the real situation on the ground.




Constitutional

The Congress and Supreme Court may review the proclamation of martial law or the suspension of the privilege of the writ habeas corpus should any citizen files a complaint. This is according to the sonstitution. However, the president does not need an approval from both for implementing it. So, what is the nagging of the Vice President all about?









Bitter with Marcos

“We cannot deny the power of Congress and the Supreme Court to review any proclamation of Martial Law and the suspension of the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus. This is a process borne out of our bitter experience under the (Ferdinand) Marcos dictatorship,” Robredo said. Firs of all, the late Marcos was not a dictator. The VP just shows her insecurity that sooner rather than late, the Philippines will have its real Vice President in the person of the son, Bongbong Marcos.




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