MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – A majority of the senators have banded together to ask the Supreme Court to review its decision to unseat Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno through a quo warranto petition and defend the Senate’s jurisdiction over impeachable officials.
Fourteen of the 23 senators have signed a resolution requesting the Supreme Court to review its May 11 ruling, and Sen. Risa Hontiveros has urged more of her colleagues to join them.
That’s MAJORITY of the Senators.
But the overwhelming majority of Filipinos support Sereno’s ouster. No, not just an overwhelming majority, but a landslide majority.
In a Facebook poll conducted by The Adobo Chronicles, 99% of respondents replied with ‘Hell, YES,’ when asked if the Supreme Court should strip Sereno of the position of Chief Magistrate. Only 1% said, “For Heaven’s sake, NO!”
The people have spoken. Will the Senators now shut up?