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INQToday: Gadon lied under oath in Sereno impeachment case; P150K fine imposed – Supreme Court

/ 06:03 PM May 23, 2024

Here’s a quick roundup of today’s top stories:

SC: Gadon lied under oath in Sereno impeachment case; P150K fine imposed

The Supreme Court (SC) has found Presidential anti-poverty czar Lorenzo “Larry” Gadon guilty of gross misconduct for lying under oath.


The case stems from the instance when he filed an impeachment complaint against former Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno.


Escudero: Senate not to waste time on bills that will not become a law

The Senate will no longer waste time on measures that would not get its approval anyway, its newly-installed president, Francis “Chiz” Escudero, said on Thursday.

In a Kapihan sa Senado forum, Escudero was asked about the new leadership’s priority measures when the 3rd regular session of Congress resumes in July.

Escudero says he will neither push for or against divorce bill

Despite his stand on divorce, newly-installed Senate President Francis “Chiz” Escudero said the chamber would decide on the matter based on conscience and personal beliefs.

Even in the past, Escudero has expressed his leaning toward the more affordable and accessible annulment in the country than divorce.

Ejercito: Somebody higher than Senate may have influenced leadership change

Senator JV Ejercito believes “somebody higher than the Senate” might have influenced his colleagues to replace former Senate President Juan Miguel Zubiri.

Four days after the Senate shake-up on Monday, Ejercito pieced together the issues that later led to Zubiri’s “downfall.”


LP partnering with Marcos’ coalition? Lagman says ‘options are open’

While the Liberal Party (LP) and the coalition President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. forged may carry different political principles, Albay 1st District Rep. Edcel Lagman is not ruling out any possible partnerships for the 2025 midterm polls.

In a press briefing at the Batasang Pambansa complex, Lagman was asked about LP’s plans for the 2025 elections, which are a year away.

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Carlos put ‘under guidance’ of AFP chief after leaked West PH Sea call

Vice Admiral Alberto Carlos has been reassigned to the military’s general headquarters in Camp Aguinaldo after being relieved of his duties as chief of Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Western Command.

AFP public affairs chief Col. Xerxes Trinidad said in a press conference in Taguig City that Carlos will be “under the guidance of the Office of the Chief of Staff” at the headquarters in Quezon City.

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TAGS: AFP chief, Alberto Carlos, Bongbong Marcos, Chiz Escudero, divorce, Edcel Lagman, Francis Escudero, Impeachment, JV Ejercito, Larry Gadon, Liberal Party, Senate, Sereno ouster, Supreme Court, West Philippine Sea

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