Supreme Court ousts CJ Sereno
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In a landmark decision, the Supreme Court (SC) on Friday, May 11, ousted Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno over an alleged failure to meet the integrity requirement for members of the judiciary.
According to a statement of SC spokesperson Theodore Te in a press briefing, the high court, voting 8-6 in a special en banc session, granted Solicitor General Jose Calida’s petition for quo warranto, which seeks the invalidation of Sereno’s appointment to the country’s highest judiciary post in 2012.
Te said the ruling is “immediately executory” and that the Judicial and Bar Council has been directed to commence with the application process for Sereno’s replacement.