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Sereno camp expects intensified smear campaign to cover up ‘defective’ case

/ 02:41 PM January 08, 2018
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Supreme Court Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. INQUIRER PHOTO / GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE

The camp of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno is expecting an “intensified smear campaign” to cover up a “defective” impeachment complaint against her.

In a statement, Atty. Jojo Lacanilao, one of the Chief Justice’s spokesmen, said complainants against the Chief Justice will resort to such campaign because “not a single impeachable offense was proven during the hearings, which even saw four incumbent and retired Supreme Court justices testifying before the justice panel.”

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“We expect her detractors to intensify their smear campaign against the Chief Justice to cover up for the fatally defective impeachment case. It is our position that if there is a strong case against the Chief Justice, it should have long been elevated to the Senate for trial,” Lacanilao said.

The Chief Justice recently obtained the lowest approval and trust rating among the government officials in the December 2017 Pulse Asia survey. /je

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