Sereno could prove impeach rap baseless by attending House hearing: lawmaker


Posted at Nov 23 2017 06:40 PM

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MANILA - Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno could prove there is no basis for the impeachment complaints against her if she appears before the House justice committee, a lawmaker said Thursday.

Sereno missed the chance to confront the witnesses by skipping the panel's Wednesday hearing, added 1-Ang Edukasyon party-list Rep. Salvador Belaro.

The top magistrate had sent her legal team to the hearing, but members of the House justice committee junked her request to let them cross-examine witnesses to be presented at the panel's proceedings to determine probable cause on the complaint against her.

Belaro said Sereno can expect fairness in their proceedings when the committee resumes its hearings.