MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – ‘Ayaw naming magmukhang mga rebulto ng santo’ (We don’t want to look like statues of saints).
With that statement, the Philippine Senate approved a new design of the robe they put on when acting as an impeachment court.
The design, proposed by Senators Risa Hontiveros and Bam Aquino, mimics that of the robe used by Canada’s Supreme Court.
The new red and white design is closer to a Santa Claus robe without the hat. It replaces the maroon velvet robe that is commonly seen draping statues of Jesus Christ and saints at Catholic churches.
”We can’t wait to debut the new robe at the Impeachment trial of Chief Justice Lourdes Sereno,” Hontiveros and Aquino told The Adobo Chronicles.