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SC workers signify unity to fight for truth, independence

/ 11:45 AM May 10, 2018

The red ribbons placed at the gate of the Supreme Court in Manila. Contributed photo

Red ribbons embellished the gates of the Supreme Court on Thursday, a day before the special en banc (full court) session to discuss the fate of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno through the quo warranto petition.

This came after the Supreme Court Employees Association (SCEA) issued an advisory Wednesday evening urging its members to wear red on May 10 and 11.

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“Itampok ang ating pagkakaisa laban sa kasinungalingan at pagsira sa integridad ng ating mahal na institusyon- Ang Kataas-taasang Hukuman,” the SCEA said in a statement.

(Let us highlight our unity against the lies and destruction of the integrity of our very own beloved institution–the Supreme Court.)

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“Idalanging ang desisyon ng ating mga mahistrado ay naaayon sa Katotohanan at Kabutihan ng Korte Suprema, Hudikatura at ng buong sambayanang Pilipino,” it added as it urged its members to wear red on Thursday and Friday.

(Let us pray that the decision of our magistrates will be in accordance with the truth and goodness of the Supreme Court, judiciary and the entire Filipino nation.)

The group even used the hashtag #OneSupremeCourt.

Also on Wednesday evening an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court in his Twitter posts talked about the significance of the color red in love and war and what the shade was if one is driven by love to fight.

“Pula ang kulay ng pagibig at ng pandirigma, pulang pula kapag nandirigma ang pagibig,” Associate Justice Marvic Leonen said in his posts and used the hashtag #PutiKapagSumuko

(Red is the color of love and combat, purely red if love if fighting.)

The color red was used as a symbol by the high court’s employees to highlight the fight for judicial independence and call for Sereno’s resignation. During several flag ceremonies at the Supreme Court, employees as well as judges present wore red. /jpv

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