CJ Sereno not worried of SC ‘political noise,’ says spox
The ‘political noise’ at the Supreme Court has no effect on Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, her spokesperson said Monday.
“The Chief Justice is completely unaffected by such kind of political noise within the Supreme Court,” said one of her spokespersons, Atty. Jojo Lacanilao, referring to court employees attending the regular flag-raising ceremony in red outfits supposedly in support of Sereno’s colleagues.
However, he said, Sereno is worried on the long-term impact of such high-handed maneuvering and operation on the credibility and independence of the Supreme Court as an institution.
Lacanilao said this was precisely the reason why Sereno had made it clear from the start that she would not ask for a display of support from court officials and employees, as such would only destroy the judiciary in the long term.
“She knows that, ultimately, such political maneuverings can only erode the judiciary in the long term however gratifying it may be at the moment. She has no interest in feeding her ego,” Lacanilao said. /je