Lawyer Larry Gadon earlier denies that Bongbong Marcos or President Rodrigo Du30 have a hand on the Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno’s impeachment. He discloses that he is under the banner of Lakas and the Kilusang Bagong Lipunan (KBL). It has an affiliation with the Marcoses. Gadon adds that Marcos cannot believe that he, files the case. Marcos’s protest still awaits the recount date from the SC against VP Leni Robredo. Meanwhile, House Committee on Justice chair Reynaldo Umali slams the lawyers of Sereno for calling the impeachment proceedings as a “dog and pony show.” The Congress takes it as an attack on their integrity.
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No Presidential Influence to Bring Down Supreme Court CJ
Gadon also clears the President out. “I have met President Du30 in person about 5 times and we never talked. Just a shake hand. He has nothing to do with this.” Gadon again clarifies that the former President and now Congresswoman Gloria Macapagal Arroyo is not behind the complaint. Her previous appointee, Chief Justice Renato Corona, was impeached. Gadon is a member of Arroyo’s legal team. Some people perceive the current impeachment of the CJ as a revenge.
No Respect for the Congress
Umali said that lawyers Joshua Santiago and Aldwin Salumbides should respect the proceedings of the panel. Santiago and Salumbides in a forum explain that the panel should already vote instead of turning the impeachment proceedings into a “dog and pony show.” They also refer to Gadon’s action as “weak.” Both lawyers said they hope for fair impeachment trial at the Senate for the top magistrate.
The other lawyer of Sereno, Jojo Lacanilao, apologizes on behalf of his colleagues. He said that they did not intend to disrespect the panel. Lacanilao was sorry for offending the committee. They recognize the power of the committee and trusts that justice shall not evade the CJ should the case reaches the Senate. He explains that Santiago and Salumbides are just carried away by their emotions.
Afraid of Own Ghost
The Supreme Court CJ’s lawyers cannot contain their emotions at this early stage. Therefore their performance deteriorates as events become more intense. The same devastated the late Former CJ Renato Corona. It contributed to his demise. It’s natural to suspect as they do because what goes around comes around. Better yet, Marcos is hailed by the President as his likely successor. Therefore, the pressure is doubled on them at this time.