May 2, 2018
Groups opposing the quo warranto petition against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno have intensified their protests with the publication of a newspaper manifesto which was also submitted as a signed petition to the Senate and a religious group holding a fast in front of the Supreme Court (SC).
A manifesto was published in a newspaper on Wednesday, May 2, with several groups denouncing the quo warranto petition as “illegal and a betrayal of democracy.” It was signed by former vice president Teofisto Guingona Jr, former senator Rene Saguisag, former social welfare secretary Judy Taguiwalo, former human rights chairman Etta Rosales and National Artists Bienvenido Lumbera and Benedicto “Bencab” Cabrera.
The manifesto was also signed by Senators Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan and Antonio Trillanes IV.
The group sent this manifesto to the Senate also on Wednersday, as it called on senators to “disregard an illegal grant of quo warranto.”
This call assumes that the Supreme Court (SC) will grant the quo warranto and oust Sereno on May 11 the soonest.
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