A brand new batch of House members endorsed a second impeachment complaint towards Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on Monday.
The 16 lawmakers led by two deputy audio system, Capiz second-district Rep. Fredenil Castro and AAMBIS-OWA partylist Rep. Sharon Garin, signed a decision endorsing the verified complaint of Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption chairman Dante Jimenez and Vanguard of the Philippine Constitution, Inc. president Eligio Mallari, who filed the complaint on August 15.
This is the second impeachment complaint to be endorsed by House members after the one filed by lawyer Larry Gadon, whose personal complaint was endorsed by 25 House members final week.
The House of Representatives can solely course of an impeachment complaint filed by a non-House member if it has the endorsement of a House member.
In their complaint, Jimenez and Mallari accused Sereno of giving members of her workers journey allowances for overseas journey charges to the Supreme Court funds with out court docket en banc approval and sitting on the functions for vacant posts within the Supreme Court.
They additionally accused the chief justice of disregarding the authority of the court docket en banc in issuing an administrative order creating the brand new Judiciary Decentralized Office and reopening the Regional Court Administration Office in Western Visayas.