Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II has expressed willingness to appear in the course of the impeachment proceedings in opposition to Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno.
“I will testify if called,” assured the Secretary.
In his impeachment criticism, lawyer Larry Gadon cited one among his grounds was s the unwillingness of Sereno to switch the circumstances of the Maute terrorist group exterior of Mindanao.
However, Aguirre admitted he was not privy to what has been happening contained in the Supreme Court (SC) earlier than it allowed the circumstances to be lastly transferred to the Taguig City regional trial courtroom (RTC).
“If there are stories behind the scenes, I don’t know anything about it,” he mentioned.
Following the Marawi City assault by the Maute, Aguirre urged Sereno to switch the circumstances exterior Mindanao due to safety considerations.
The SC ultimately denied his request and as an alternative transferred the circumstances to Cagayan De Oro City RTC.
After repeatedly prodding Sereno to switch the circumstances due to potential threats, the SC eventualy gave in and ordered the circumstances transferred to the Taguig City RTC.