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International News
Philippine chief justice Sereno, Duterte's critic, removed
 
(Manila, May 11, 2018):The Philippine Supreme Court voted on Friday to expel its chief justice in a vote that activists said signals "the death of democracy" in the Southeast Asian country.

An outspoken critic of President Rodrigo Duterte, Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno was removed after a close vote by the top court.

By a vote of 8-6, the court granted the government's petition to cancel Sereno's appointment on the grounds that she failed to disclose information pertaining to her financial earnings when she was appointed in 2010.

"Sereno is found disqualified from and is hereby adjudged guilty of unlawfully holding and exercising the office of the chief justice," court spokesperson Theodore Te said.

"Accordingly … Sereno is ousted and excluded therefrom. The decision is immediately executory without need of further action."

Te added that the justices also ordered that Sereno provide an explanation within 10 days as to why she should not be sanctioned for violating judicial codes for issuing statements against the court and on the merits of the case at the time of the hearing.

Sereno, who is the first supreme justice, denied any wrongdoing. Her spokesman said she would appeal the decision. "It is a sad day," Jojo Lacanilao said in a television interview.

Before the vote, dozens of Sereno's supporters held a vigil outside the court in the capital, Manila, demanding that the petition be thrown out and that she face trial in the Senate. Anti-Sereno protesters also gathered outside the building.

"The fact of the matter is that President Duterte has openly said he wants Supreme Court justice out and Sereno was appointed by the former President Aquino," said Richard Javad Heydarian, a Manila-based political analyst.

"Soreno has been amongst very few voices of independence at the very highest level of government and has questioned on multiple occasions President Duterte's assault on rule of law and his war on drugs."


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Lankan parties move SC against Parliament dissolution by Prez Sirisena
Death toll hits 25 from wildfires at both ends of California
"Nationalism Betrayal Of Patriotism": Emmanuel Macron, Trump By His Side
One killed, several injured in stabbing attack in Melbourne: Police
Journalists beware: After Bloomberg bots, AI news presenter debuts in China
Russia says it thwarted drone attacks at World Cup
Pak PM Imran Khan wishes Hindu community on Diwali
UK opens up armed forces recruitment to more Indians
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N Korea readying nuclear site for inspectors: S Korea report
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Supporters of former Sri Lanka PM protest against his sacking in Colombo, burn effigies of President Maithripala Sirisena
ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
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KERALA NEWS
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NATIONAL NEWS
Delhi pollution: Task forces conducts meetings on WhatsApp for urgent decisions
 New Delhi, Nov 12 (PTI) What happens when air pollution levels in the national capital are 'severe'
PM slams Rahul, Sonia for questioning note ban; need no certificate from those on bail
Union Minister Upendra Kushwaha attacks NDA ally Nitish Kumar amid reports of RLSP MLA joining JD(U)
Mining Baron Janardhana Reddy Remanded in Custody Till November 24 for 'Shielding' Ponzi Scam Accused Father-Son
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