Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas on May 10 said the House of Representatives will wait for the Supreme Court’s (SC) decision on former chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno’s motion for reconsideration as basis for the plenary vote on the impeachment complaint against her.
This after the SC voted 8-6 to grant the quo warranto petition seeking to oust Sereno as chief justice.
The articles of impeachment against Sereno were approved last March by the House justice commite
“Out of respect to a co-equal branch that has ruled that it has jurisdiction over the matter of the legality of the appointment of respondent Sereno, the HOR should wait for the resolution of the motion for reconsideration, if one is filed,” Fariñas said.
“The committee on rules will wait for the final resolution of the Supreme Court on the matter of the appointment of respondent Sereno, before it brings the matter for consideration of Plenary. Under our rules, the committee on rules has 10 session days from receipt of the Report of the Committee on Justice to calendar it for consideration by the House,” the Ilocos Norte politiko added.