MANILA, Philippines — The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday, June 19, denied with finality Maria Lourdes Sereno’s motion for reconsideration for SC to overturn its ruling on the petition against her appointment as chief justice.
In a full court session, the SC upheld its decision on the quo warranto petition of Solicitor General Jose Calida which nullified the appointment of Sereno as the top magistrate of the country.
On May 11 in a special en banc session, the magistrates voted 8-6 to declare Sereno’s appointment as invalid.
In today’s notice, the SC announced the start of the 90-day period for filling the vacancy of the Office of the Chief Justice.
The Judicial Bar Council (JBC) as it announced earlier, is expected to open its nominations for the next chief justice as the SC ruling on the quo warranto has now become final. – UNTV News & Rescue
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