Sep 13, 2017 @ 15:23

Supreme Court (SC) Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno stated the the entire allegations cited within the impeachment complaints towards her are all unfaithful.

“We maintain that, contrary to the findings of the House Committee on Justice, none of the allegations in the complaints is true,” learn the assertion of her spokesperson, lawyer Carlo Cruz, in a assertion launched Wednesday (September 13).

Contrary to the declarations by the House Committee on Justice, Cruz stated that is the explanation why “the complaints can’t be thought-about ample in each type and substance.

In the complaints, Sereno has been accused of utilizing public funds to finance her extravagant and lavish way of life.

The lawyer cited “many of the allegations in the complaints are unsupported by evidence or rely mainly on hearsay consisting of newspaper clippings.”

“We maintain that Chief Justice Sereno has always lived a modest, god-fearing lifestyle,” he assured.

Cruz noticed “the complaints against her seem designed to maximize the political spectacle, with the goal of eroding her credibility through innuendo and malicious allegations.”

“This is detrimental to the independence of the judiciary upon whom all citizens rely to defend their rights and to check any abuse,” he lamented.

With this the lawyer assured the Chief Justice has “followed her oath of office and conducted herself with strict faithfulness to that oath.”

“She has been among the foremost proponents of establishing a culture of modesty and respect for public funds in the Supreme Court. She has instituted reforms in the judiciary and has asserted and defended the independence of the judicial branch of government,” he identified.

“We remain hopeful that our Congress will decide based on the merits of the case, and affirm their commitment to our democracy over partisan or parochial interests,” he added.

“In the meantime, the Chief Justice continues to discharge her duties with fairness, integrity and humility,” he additionally assured.

Source: politics.com.ph