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Supreme Court seeks Chief Justice Sereno’s reply on Quo Warranto petition

Supreme Court of the Philippines

The Supreme Court is asking Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno, who’s currently on indefinite leave, to respond to the Quo Warranto petition filed by the Office of the Solicitor General.

During the En Banc session of the Supreme Court, Sereno was given 10 days to submit her reply on the petition filed by Sol-Gen. Jose Calida.

Calida on Monday filed a Quo Warranto at the Supreme Court in order to declare as null and void the appointment of Sereno as Chief Justice.

The Solicitor General questioned the validity of the appointment of Sereno since the head magistrate failed to submit some of her Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Networth (SALN).

Previously, Calida insisted that Quo Warranto proceedings can be used against impeachable officials, including Sereno, based on the jurisprudence or a previous decision of the Supreme Court.

Meanwhile, the Supreme Court dismissed the previous petition of Atty. Oliver Lozano that also asked the appointment of Sereno be declared ‘null and void’ due to lack of merit.

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