'You are my enemy' - Duterte urges speedy impeachment of Chief Justice

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Aside from the impeachment case, Sereno is also facing a quo warranto petition filed by the Office of the Solicitor General. De Castro asked Sereno.

During the interpellation, De Castro reminded Sereno that she wrote a dissenting opinion in a prior SC ruling that "failure to comply is a prima facie evidence of unexplained wealth".

Carpio said the justices would explain their reasons for their denial of Sereno's motion for inhibition, together with the resolution of the quo warranto petition.

Sereno said De Castro's interpretation was out of context.

"There were 11 instances when the JBC could have objected".

An unprecedented event in the history of the country's Judiciary is set to unfold here tomorrow afternoon as Chief Justice-on leave Maria Lourdes P.A. Sereno will face her colleagues in the Supreme Court as a respondent in a petition to disqualify and oust her as head of the Judiciary.

The Chief Justice, however, responded with a question of her own.

Throughout her interpellation, de Castro brought up several issues on Sereno's SALNs, which caused more arguments between the two.

"If it calls for your forced removal I will do it", Duterte said, referring to Sereno.

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Sereno further argued: "I never knew what was happening inside the JBC".

She was also quizzed on the truthfulness of the SALNs she submitted to the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) as a requirement when she applied for the associate justice post in 2010, and for the chief justice post in 2012.

On Monday, Gabriela Women's Party Representatives Arlene Brosas and Emmi de Jesus said Duterte's order to fast-track Sereno's impeachment was an "affirmation that Duterte is the driving force behind the flimsy impeachment case against her".

Duterte made the remarks after Sereno dared him to disprove allegations that he is behind moves to remove her from office. "Her appointment is tainted with invalidity because she is ineligible, '" Calida said.

Poblador stressed that a ruling in favor of the quo warranto petition would set "a very risky precedent, erode the independence of the judiciary and the principle of separation of powers".

Sereno was asked why she filed a letter before the JBC, stating that she cannot file her SALNs when she was still in University of the Philippines considering that the documents then were 15 years old and could no longer be retrieved.

In their urgent plea, the petitioners said they have a "clear legal interest" on the case, adding Sereno can only be removed from her post through the impeachment process and not by a quo warranto petition.

Lawyer Larry Gadon, who filed the impeachment complaint against Sereno before the House of Representatives, showed up in Baguio and flashed the dirty finger at Sereno's supporters.

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