Vice President Leni Robredo is hopeful that the impeachment proceedings which have been initiated in opposition to Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno as a means of punishing her for opposing the administration.
In an interview in Balangkayan, Eastern Samar Thursday (September 14), Robredo stated that whereas impeaching a public official is a democratic course of, it should not be abused.
“Isa iyon sa mga prosesong bahagi ng ating demokrasya. Pakinggan natin. Pero iyong sa akin lang, sana hindi siya ginagamit bilang panakot,” she stated.
“Sana hindi siya ginagamit para parusahan iyong mga tao na naglalakas-loob na bumoses laban sa pamahalaan. Sana hindi naaabuso iyong impeachment process…,” she added.
Robredo stated any try to weaken establishments have to be opposed by the general public.
The House justice committee has given Sereno 10 days to file her counter-affidavit after it discovered the impeachment grievance filed by lawyer Larry Gadon in opposition to her ample in type and substance.