The gates, the fences, and the walls of the Supreme Court building in Manila turned red with red ribbons early morning on the eve of the en banc decision on the quo warranto petition filed by Solicitor General Jose Calida against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno.
In a report on Dobol B sa News TV, Cecil Villarosa said red ribbons hang on the gates and the perimeter fences facing Padre Faura Street and Taft Avenue in Manila.
Bakod at gate ng Korte Suprema, sinabitan ng pulang ribbon sa bisperas ng pagdedesisyon ng Korte Suprema sa quo warranto petition laban kay Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. | via @CecilVillarosa pic.twitter.com/zZtyD2t43Z— DZBB Super Radyo (@dzbb) May 9, 2018
Villarosa said, members of the Supreme Court Employees Association (SCEA) tied the ribbons on the fences and gates to dramatize their call for Sereno's resignation.
On Friday, May 11, SC justices will cast their vote on the petition questioning Sereno's legal right to hold her post as top judge.
SCEA members prayed that justices will oust Sereno to "let the truth prevail and to protect the integrity of the high court," the report said.
Meanwhile, Associate Justice Marvic Leonen on his Twitter post Wednesday night talked about the color red in love and in war:
Pula ang kulay ng pagibig at ng pandirigma, pulang pula kapag nandirigma ang pagibig.#PutiKapagSumuko— Marvic Leonen (@marvicleonen) May 9, 2018
Calida's petition has set off an acrimonious process at the SC that is expected to be resolved through a vote that could make or break Sereno. —LBG, GMA News