Umali: Submission of draft articles of impeachment vs Sereno moved to next week

(Eagle News)–The draft articles of impeachment against Chief Maria Lourdes Sereno will be submitted to the House justice committee next week, Rep. Reynaldo Umali, the panel’s committee chair, said on Tuesday.

According to Umali, the submission date–originally slated on Wednesday, March 14—was moved to next Monday or Tuesday due to “disagreements.”

“Hindi namin natapos yung articles of impeachment kasi hindi kami magkasundo kung ilan yung isasama. Ang gusto nung iba comprehensive talaga,” Umali said.

Lawyer Larry Gadon has hurled  27 allegations against Sereno, who he said was guilty of committing high crimes, betraying the public trust, culpable violation of the Constitution and corruption.

Sereno is also facing a quo warranto petition that seeks to have her appointment as Chief Justice nullified.