Ex-Supreme Court justice says: quo warranto petition usable against impeachable officials

A former magistrate of the Supreme Court insisted that a quo warranto petition can also be used against impeachable officials.

According to former Associate Justice Antonio Nachura, the process for the quo warranto petition can be used to question the ability of an official to head an agency.

Nachura explained that the result of the quo warranto petition cannot be called a removal since the official is not worthy of the position and his or her appointment is invalid.

However, Nachura didn’t comment on the quo warranto petition filed by Solicitor General Jose Calida against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno.

Calida seeks to invalidate the appointment of Sereno for lack of integrity to be the head magistrate, and for not being consistent in filing her Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth (SALN).

On, April 10 in Baguio City, the Supreme Court has started the oral arguments for the quo warranto petition filed by Calida.

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