Duterte orders Congress to fast track impeachment of Chief Justice

News Philippines Apr 13, 2018 at 3:12 pm


MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte ordered House of Representatives to expedite the impeachment of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, as he declared the top magistrate an enemy he wanted to get rid of.

Duterte issued the scathing remark against the Chief Justice on-leave during Monday’s press conference at the Davao International Airport before flying to China for an economic forum.

“I’m putting you on notice that I’m your enemy and you have to be out of the Supreme Court,” he said of Sereno.

“I will see to it and after that, I will request Congress to go with the impeachment right away,” he added.

The President maintained that he was not behind any ouster plot against Sereno, but with her insistence, he said he would “beat” the Chief Justice and would even help investigators against her.


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