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De Castro brushes aside impeach complaints vs SC justices

/ 06:16 PM August 28, 2018

Newly appointed Chief Justice Teresita Leonardo-De Castro on Tuesday said she has no time to think about the impeachment complaints filed against her and six other justices who voted to oust former chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno.

“I have no time to think about it [impeachment complaints] because you know as you mentioned, I have very few weeks to work here in the court and I do not want to be distracted by anything else,” De Castro said.

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“My schedule is full. I have so many activities set in the coming weeks. I do not wish to be distracted by that,” she added.

Last week, Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman, Magdalo Rep. Gary Alejano, Ifugao Rep. Teddy Baguilat, and Akbayan Rep. Tom Villarin filed impeachment complaints against the seven SC justices for alleged culpable violation of the Constitution and betrayal of public trust.

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Aside from De Castro, the other magistrates facing impeachment complaint are Noel Tijam, Andres Reyes Jr., Alexander Gesmundo, Lucas Bersamin, Diosdado Peralta, and Francis Jardeleza. /ee

READ: LOOK: Impeach complaints vs anti-Sereno SC associate justices

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