May 11th 2018, Friday, Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno was removed, in a remarkable and notable move, by the Supreme Court (SC).
The SC voted 8-6, allowing the quo warranto request of documented by Solicitor General Jose Calida, which scrutinized the capability of Sereno to fill in as the nation's best justice. SC Spokesperson Theodore Te said, that the choice is 'instantly executory without requirement for additionally activity', amid Friday's press preparation.
Sereno back to office before being ousted on May 11, 2018 | Image from Edd Gumban
Reading dispositive segment of the high court's choice: "Wherefore, the Petition for Quo Warranto is allowed. Respondent Maria Lourdes P. A. Sereno is precluded from and is thusly declared liable of unlawfully holding and practicing the workplace of the Chief Justice".
The 8 Justices who voted for the quo warranto appeal to were: Associate Justices Teresita Leonardo De Castro, Lucas Bersamin, Samuel Martires, Diosdado Peralta, Francis Jardeleza, Andres Reyes Jr. Alexander Gesmundo, and Noel Tijam, who wrote the choice.
The six nonconformists are as per the following: Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio and Associate Justices Presbitero Velasco Jr, Estela Perlas Bernabe, Benjamin Caguioa, Marvic Leonen, and Mariano del Castillo.
Under Rule 66 of the Rules of Court, a quo warranto continuing is an activity by the legislature against a man who unlawfully holds an open office or holds a position which he or she isn't qualified. It is additionally an activity started against an affiliation going about as a partnership missing of any legitimate expert.
Nine of the judges said she damaged necessities on the Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth (SALN). A similar number of judges decided that quo warranto was the best possible cure in the ouster of Sereno. Velasco, as per sources, additionally concurred it was the best possible cure yet thought it was untimely. He voted with the dissidents.While Sereno went to the en banc, she was solicited to advance out from the room when alternate judges pondered on the quo warranto request. The choice, penned by Associate Justice Noel Tijam, was normal from the en banc, whose individuals had made their negative notions towards Sereno known.
She is the second boss equity to be expelled from office after Renato Corona was removed in 2012. He was discovered blameworthy of selling out general society trust and submitting at fault infringement of the Constitution.
The ex-chief justice will still have an opportunity to record a movement for reexamination.
Sereno was the second youngest up to date and the first woman to hold office as leader of the judiciary since then.