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Sereno writes Duterte, airs concern over naming officials, judges

/ 11:56 AM August 08, 2016
Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno has reportedly written President Rodrigo Duterte and aired her concern over the naming of government officials, policemen and judges whom he linked to illegal drugs. INQUIRER FILES

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno (left) has reportedly written President Rodrigo Duterte and aired her concern over his naming of government officials, policemen and judges whom he linked to illegal drugs. INQUIRER FILES

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno has sent a letter to President Rodrigo Duterte raising her concern over his public declaration identifying over 150 government officials,. including seven judges, as allegedly having links to the illegal drug trade.

The letter was coursed through Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II.

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“In response to the President’s statement of August 7, where he named 7 judges among others as being included in the illegal drug trade, the Chief Justice today sent President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, through the Secretary of Justice, a letter articulating her concerns over the public declaration made by the President,” high court’s Public Information Chief Theodore Te told reporters Monday.

The letter was received personally by Aguirre. The letter will be made public as soon as the release has been cleared by both the President and the Chief Justice./rga

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