July 23, 2018, 3:07 pm
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Duterte to Sereno: I am now your enemy

CHIEF Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno yesterday claimed President Duterte is involved in moves to oust her, a statement that angered Duterte who shot back that he is now her enemy and vowed to help expedite her removal.

Duterte, in a fit of rage during a press conference at the Davao International Airport before leaving for China, branded Sereno as “bad” for the country and said that he would ask Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez to fast track the impeachment case against her.

In her speech at the “Pagdiriwang ng Araw ng Kagitingan” event organized by the Movement Against Tyranny at the Quezon City Sports Club, Sereno said: “Mr. President, if you said that you are in no way involved in this, please explain why Solicitor General (Jose) Calida, who is reporting to you, filed this quo warranto petition?” Sereno said in Filipino. “Surely you must explain to the people why this unconstitutional act.”

Duterte, irked by Sereno’s call for an explanation, said he had repeatedly denied involvement in the complaints or impeachment against her but since she kept on insisting, “count me in.” He added that he had been patient and had refused to pick on a woman.

“Ikaw, Sereno, sinabi ko na sa iyo, hindi ako nakialam. If you are insisting, then count me in. Count me in. And I will egg Calida to do his best. Ako na mismo maglakad rin kalaban sa iyo. Sinasabi ko na sa iyo na hindi ako nakikialam. Now sige ka diyan daldal nang daldal. O sige, upakan kita. I will help any investigator. Talagang uupakan kita,” he said.

(“You, Sereno, I told you before, I do not meddle. If you are insisting, then count me in. Count me in. And I will egg Calida to do his best. I will also move against you. I already told you, I do not meddle. But you kept on taking. Then okay, I’ll strike against you. I will help any investigator. I’ll strike against you,” he said.)

“So I’m putting you on notice that I am now your enemy. And you have to be out of the Supreme Court. I will see to it that, after that, then I’ll request the Congress, go into the impeachment right away. Because the two entities can hear it simultaneously. They can proceed with the quo warranto. The quo warranto is (with the) Supreme Court eh, impeachment is Congress. So that I’d like to ask Speaker Alvarez now, kindly fast-track the impeachment of… She is bad for the Philippines,” he added.

Alvarez vowed to heed the President’s request to expedite the impeachment process against Sereno, saying it will be done once Congress resumes session next month.

Sereno’s camp declined to comment on Duterte’s scathing remarks against her, saying it is up to the public to assess the relevance of his statements.

Sereno, who will participate in the oral arguments called by the SC on Calida’s petition today in Baguio City, earned Duterte’s ire when she said that Duterte’s decision to name “narco-judges” could lead to a constitutional crisis.

In August 2016, Duterte accused several politicians and other public figures of being involved in drugs and urged them to turn themselves in.

Sereno said judges on the list should not surrender to authorities unless they were shown a warrant duly issued by a local court. She also voted against the President’s declaration of martial law in Mindanao and Duterte’s decision to give the late Ferdinand Marcos a hero’s burial.

The President also asked why Congress was taking so long in the impeachment case, adding that it should start to move and avoid creating any crisis for the country.

Duterte added that he will not hesitate to do what is to the best interest of the country and “if it calls for your forced removal, I will do it.”

He said he is also willing to go to jail and would even join Sereno, if needed. He said he would allow Sereno to be in a cell beside his, and his staunch critic, detained Sen. Leila De Lima, to be detained in another cell also beside his.

Lawyer Larry Gadon filed the impeachment complaint against Sereno for alleged involvement in several irregularities. Gadon, apart from Calida, also initiated a quo warranto petition against Sereno. 

Last month, the justice panel of the House of Representatives approved the draft of the articles of impeachment against Sereno.

Lawyer Jojo Lacanilao, one of Sereno’s spokespersons, said they deemed it best not to respond to Duterte’s remarks and instead focus on the oral arguments to be held today by the Supreme Court in Baguio City.

“She is already on the way here to Baguio,” Lacanilao added.

Lawyer Carlo Cruz, another of Sereno’s spokesperson, echoed the same thing.

But a source inside Sereno’s camp said the decision not to issue a statement on Duterte’s remarks was made to ease the growing tension. “The decision not to issue a statement today was made so as to prevent a tit for tat situation,” the source said.
Calida, meanwhile, called Sereno a “usurper.”

“As we pay homage to the Filipino soldiers who fought gallantly against foreign invaders during the second World War, we also celebrate the heroism of the current crop of Filipinos from the Armed Forces and PNP as they continue to defend our country and its citizens,” Calida said in a post on his Twitter account.

“Coincidentally, I will be defending the Republic tomorrow against Sereno, who usurps the office of Chief Justice,’” he added.

Sereno noted that when you “summarize” the grounds cited by Gadon in his impeachment complaint, it will give the impression that “when you fight the President you must be impeached.”

“It keeps me wondering why a ‘very respectful’ letter that I sent to the President in August 2016 in allowing the judiciary to investigate its own ranks after he (Duterte) named judges who were allegedly involved in the illegal drug trade, was one of the grounds cited by Mr. Gadon in his complaint,” she said.

“Why is it my speech at the Ateneo graduating class in 2017, wherein I encouraged the public to make a stand and act to prevent a repeat of the abuses committed during the martial law of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, was also included in Mr. Gadon’s complaint?” she continued.

“That’s why I’m looking for an answer. Is that the way it is, President Duterte – I should be removed either through quo warranto or impeachment?” she added.

Sereno said the “President’s spokesperson will once again deny” that he was not involved in bids to oust her “but the Filipino people are smart. They understand. You do not have to spell it out for them.” 
 
DAY OF IRONIES

Rep. Tom Villarin (PL, Akbayan), a member of the seven-man opposition bloc, said: “It is indeed a day full of ironies when a President orders a co-equal branch in Congress to fast-track an impeachment against the Chief Justice whom he declares an enemy.

“The President is playing ‘god’ and arrogating unto himself powers over Congress and the Speaker meekly submitting to his whims,” he said.

Villarin said it is ironic that Duterte went to China “which has occupied our islands in the West Philippine Sea, thus becoming our enemy while declaring that Chief Justice Sereno is his enemy.”

He said the President’s statements “clearly manifest his totalitarian nature and abhorrence to democratic values.”

He said Sereno’s rationale in asking the President to explain why the Solicitor General, an alter ego of the President, filed a quo warranto case against before the SC is a valid legal argument.

“As a lawyer, the President should know better than burst in a fit of rage. If he has no hand in filing the petition, the President should let Solgen Calida do the explaining in the proper forum. As the case is now heard by the Supreme Court en banc, such statement by the President is uncalled for as the matter is sub judice,” Villarin said. – With Angela Lopez de Leon, Ashzel Hachero and Wendell Vigilia
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