Duterte to file impeachment case vs. Ombudsman, CJ Sereno
President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday said he would file an impeachment case against Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales and Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno.
"We will file an impeachment case against her and I would tend to believe she was part of the conspiracy ... iyong fabricated papers," Duterte said of Morales.
Duterte said the grounds for impeachment would be selective justice and the use of falsified documents.
Duterte was referring to the documents that Overall Deputy Ombudsman Melchor Arthur Carandang said the Anti-Money Laundering Council provided the Ombudsman office on Duterte's alleged multibillion peso wealth.
The AMLC issued a statement that it was yet to evaluate the Ombudsman office’s request on Duterte’s wealth on the matter and release any report.
The President said that he would present his real bank records at the impeachment trial against Morales to prove her Office held falsified documents.
"You have prove it's fabrication," he said.
Duterte also said he would file an impeachment case against Sereno after lambasting her for alleged corruption.
He said he would another complaint on top of lawyer Lorenzo "Larry" Gadon's impeachment complaint against the Chief Justice.
Duterte raised Sereno’s supposed luxury, as shown her choice of vehicle and during her trips.
He also slammed her again for the P30-million lawyer’s fees she received from the government for representing Philippine International Air Terminals Co. Inc. in an arbitration case in Singapore in 2003. He said Sereno did not declare the amount in her statement of assets, liabilities, and net worth.
“Ang nagbayad ng attorney’s fees niya, ang gobyerno. Tignan mo gaano kalaki. Ang kliyente niya pinadugo niya, Pilipino,” he said of the Chief Justice. — RSJ/BM, GMA News