05:01 AM November 28, 2017

The Movement Against Tyranny views with alarm the blatant fishing expedition being conducted by Congress with regard to
the impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno.

Last week’s hearing where the House of Representatives committee on justice prohibited nonmembers and Sereno’s lawyers from participating in the deliberations showed the supermajority’s desperation in finding ways to follow President Duterte’s wish to have Sereno impeached.


The manner by which the President’s allies engaged in a case build-up to strengthen lawyer Lorenzo Gadon’s flimsy impeachment complaint was deplorable. Faced with the complaint’s utter lack of evidence and reliance on hearsay information, congressmen were scrambling to issue subpoenas to make up for Gadon’s incompetence.

It is apparent that the House is part of the ongoing witch-hunt against institutions, groups and personalities that serve as a check and balance on the executive. Such efforts aim to create a chilling effect on
everyone who disagrees with the President. This is another step toward dictatorship which we will resolutely oppose.


DANA BELTRAN, media liaison officer, Movement Against Tyranny, [email protected]

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, Movement Against Tyranny
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

© Copyright 1997-2020 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.