Chief Justice still studying whether or not she will attend impeachment hearing at House

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This photo taken on August 25, 2016 shows Supreme Court Chief Justice Lourdes Sereno listening to a question during a press conference in Manila. — AFP

CHIEF Justice Maria Lourdes P.A. Sereno’s camp is now studying whether she will appear before her impeachment hearing on Wednesday, Nov. 22, before the House Committee on Justice.

“The legal team is still discussing the invitation,” lawyer Josalee S. Deinla said in a text message to reporters on Friday, Nov. 17.

“All I know is that every incident in relation to the impeachment, including this invitation from the House Committee, is being taken by Chief Justice Meilou (Ms. Sereno) under advisement,” she added.

Ms. Deinla emphasized in a forum last Nov. 6 that the Chief Justice won’t show up for the ongoing impeachment proceedings against her before the House Committee on Justice.

Ms. Sereno has the right to make a choice regarding her attendance before the House Committee on Justice.

Charges have been hurled against Ms. Sereno at the House of Representatives including culpable violation of the Constitution, betrayal of public trust, and corruption. — Andrea Louise E. San Juan