The Philippines: Calls to drop Sereno quo warranto intensify as supporters fast at SC

May 2, 2018

CALLS. Members of the Coalition for Justice fast for 10 days in front of the Supreme Court to call for the junking of a quo warranto petition against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. Photo by Hernan Paynaga

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. 

https://www.rappler.com/nation/201606-sereno-quo-warranto-manifesto-fasting

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2018/05/04/1812134/online-petition-vs-quo-warranto-sereno-reaches-sc

http://news.abs-cbn.com/news/05/04/18/online-petition-urges-sc-to-dismiss-sereno-ouster-plea

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2018/05/03/1811818/how-quo-warranto-petition-vs-sereno-could-affect-judiciary

https://www.philstar.com/nation/2018/05/03/1811579/sc-asked-junk-ouster-case-vs-sereno

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/987164/doj-asked-to-dismiss-corruption-charges-against-serenos-staff

http://opinion.inquirer.net/112891/democracy-under-attack

http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/news/nation/652152/online-petition-asking-for-junking-of-oust-sereno-plea-to-be-sent-to-sc/story/

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2018/05/05/1812408/sereno-seeks-faith-shaming-martires-inhibition-ouster-case

https://www.rappler.com/nation/201828-maria-lourdes-sereno-justice-martires-bias-quo-warranto

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maria_Lourdes_Sereno

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