The lawyer of former President and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has discovered at the least 5 lawmakers who’re keen to endorse the impeachment criticism he ready towards Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno.
Larry Gadon on Wednesday (August 2) mentioned he met with the lawmakers behind closed doorways to provide them copies of the criticism and documentary proof.
“Sinabi lang sa aking kung matatapos ang pirmahan baka next week. Kanina kasi di nila maharap dahil may hearing tungkol kay [Customs] Commissioner [Nicanor] Faeldon. Hindi agad nila naharap,” Gadon mentioned of the lawmakers, whom he didn’t title.
The lawmakers, he added, wished to have the criticism towards Sereno handed round to assemble extra signatures.
“Nag-usap-usap sila. Marami sila. Gusto nila ay papirmahin muna ang kanilang mga kasama. Gusto nila marami nang nakapirmang mga endorsers bago ito i-submit sa Secretary General,” Gadon mentioned.
Earlier within the day, the lawyer left a duplicate of the impeachment criticism towards Sereno on the workplace of the Secretary General of the House of Representatives but it surely was unsignedby a lawmaker.
Under the Constitution, a lawmaker should endorse the criticism towards an impeachable official.
In his criticism, Gadon mentioned Sereno needs to be impeached for betrayal of public belief for supposedly spending P9 million in public funds to purchase a luxurious car and have it bullet-proofed.
He additionally accused the Chief Justice of spending lavishly on out of city journeys.