Sereno camp shrugs off unsigned resignation manifesto

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Posted at Feb 28 2018 11:55 AM

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The camp of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on Wednesday brushed aside a manifesto purportedly signed by "concerned officials and personnel of the Supreme Court," asking her to resign.

The document, which surfaced on Tuesday, bore no signatures and has yet to be claimed by any workers' union at the High Court, said Sereno spokesperson Atty. Jojo Lacanilao.

"'Yung source, 'yung genesis ng manifesto na iyun, kaduda-duda so hindi namin masyadong pinapansin," Lacanilao told reporters.

(The source, genesis of this manifesto is doubtful so we don't give much importance to it.)

Lawyer Joselee Deinla, another spokesperson of the Chief Justice, added: "Mapapaisip ka tuloy sino ang makikinabang sa pagpapakalat ng ganitong manifesto."

(You'd wonder who stands to benefit from circulating this kind of manifesto.)

Sereno is facing an impeachment complaint for allegedly failing to declare her wealth in full, enjoying an extravagant lifestyle and bypassing her colleagues in the issuance of administrative orders, among others.

She has no intention to resign but will take a leave of absence starting Thursday to prepare for her possible impeachment trial before the Senate, her camp said.

ANC, 28 February 2018