Constitutional crisis? Sen. Pimentel III does NOT recognize removal of Sereno thru quo warranto

The removal of former Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno could trigger a “constitutional crisis,” Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III said on Saturday.

A crisis, according to Pimentel, will happen if the House of Representatives would invalidate the removal of the Supreme Court (SC) on Sereno. “Bakit ko sinabi na magkaka-crisis tayo? Kasi sa mata ng Supreme Court, tanggal na si Chief Justice eh, [pero kung] sa mata ng Kongreso, hindi pa tanggal si Chief Justice, then we have a problem. Kasi ano talagang status niya? Tanggal o hindi tanggal?” Pimentel said in an interview with DWIZ.
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