Palace leaves it to SC to probe 'justice for sale'

Posted at Apr 06 2015 07:18 PM | Updated as of Apr 07 2015 03:18 AM

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MANILA - Malacanang is leaving it up to the Supreme Court on how to address the so-called "justice for sale" allegations in the Court of Appeals.

Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said the Palace shares the advocacy of fighting corruption especially in the country's justice system.

"We are all against corruption in all its forms. We are however recognizing the separation of powers and the existence of the three branches of government. We will defer to the chief justice as to how the Supreme Court handles corruption cases within their branch. We both share the same advocacy of fighting corruption especially in our justice system," Lacierda said.

The statement comes following an appeal from the Coalition of Filipino Consumers to Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno to look into allegations decisions from the appellate court can be bought.

ANC TOP STORY, April 6, 2015