The Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) and the Vanguard of the Philippine Constitution on Wednesday filed an impeachment complaint towards Supreme Court (SC) Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno earlier than the Office of the Secretary General on the House of Representatives.
VACC President Dante Jimenez led the submitting of the impeachment bid towards Sereno on the grounds of culpable violation of the Constitution and betrayal of public belief.
However, the impeachment complaint has no endorsement from any House member.
A complaint filed by any citizen ought to get the endorsement of a sitting congressman earlier than being referred to the House committee on justice for listening to.
Jimenez famous within the complaint that Sereno culpably violated the Constitution for the next causes:
– issuing an administrative order creating the brand new Judiciary Decentralized Office (JDO) and re-opening the Regional Administration Office (RCAO) in Western Visayas within the absence of an authority from the Court en banc;
– violating the constitutional provision that appointive authorities officers shall not maintain one other public post except offered for by legislation, in appointing Atty. Solomon Lumba as her employees head. Lumba was a college member of the University of the Philippines (UP) College of Law when he was appointed as Chief Justice employees head;
– appointing Atty. Brenda Jay Mendoza as Philippine Mediation Center Office Chief by mere memorandum which was not referred to the court docket en banc for its consideration;
– granting to members of her employees journey allowances for overseas journey charged to the Supreme Court funds with out court docket en banc approval.
Sereno additionally betrayed public belief by way of “inexcusable negligence”, for sitting on the purposes for the vacant posts within the Supreme Court.
Meanwhile, lawyer Larry Gadon can be set to file an impeachment complaint towards Sereno on Wednesday afternoon.
Chief Justice Sereno has not instantly responded to the impeachment charge towards her.
Supreme Court spokesman Theodore Te stated Sereno would deal with the allegation within the complaints on the acceptable time and venue.
”There will likely be an acceptable time for feedback on issues like these. This isn’t that point,” Te stated in a textual content message.