Saturday, June 23, 2018
Close  
  • share this

Let’s respect high court verdict on Sereno ouster–Carpio

/ 07:17 AM June 09, 2018

Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio on Friday assured the public that the Supreme Court was functioning normally despite the uproar sparked by the ouster of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno.

Carpio said people should learn to respect the high tribunal’s May 11 decision granting Solicitor General Jose Calida’s quo warranto petition that ousted Sereno.

“The Supreme Court decides. We must just follow,” Carpio said in an ambush interview with the media on the sidelines of the high court’s 117th anniversary celebration on Padre Faura Street in Manila.

ADVERTISEMENT

“We just have to accept it because that’s how we can move on. We should accept the ruling because that’s the decision of the majority,” he stressed.

The senior magistrate joined five other colleagues in voting to dismiss Calida’s petition.

But they were outvoted by eight other justices who opined that constitutional officers may be unseated outside of the impeachment process as required by the 1987 Constitution. —MARLON RAMOS

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: Calida, Carpio, SC, Sereno
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2018 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.