Analyst: Impeach vs Sereno ‘out of revenge’

Bandera (Mindanao) - - NEWS -

Lourdes Sereno was born out of the accuser’s need to seek revenge than to demand accountability, a political analyst has said.

Institute for Political and Electoral Reform Executive Director Ramon Casiple said l awye r Lorenzo Gadon had publicly admitted that the move to unseat Sereno was an attempt to “avenge” former President and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Arroyo and the late Chief Justice Renato Corona.

“He (Gadon) was candid enough to say he [filed the complaint] for three reasons. He wants to get back regarding what happened to [Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo], who is his friend,” Casiple said during a public forum hosted by the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) on Thursday.

“[Gadon] wants to make sure that the vice presidency goes to [former Sen. Bongbong] Marcos. And revenge—he has this opinion that what happened to CJ [Renato] Corona is unjust and he wants the ones who benefited from it, like Chief Justice Sereno, to be made accountable,” he added.

Casiple noted that Gadon was “not citing anything about accountability or autocracy” and even candidly conceded that the allegations in his complaint do not constitute “impeachable offenses.”

Gadon was one of Arroyo’s legal counsels in the plunder and other cases filed against her. Arroyo appointed Corona, whom Sereno replaced af-

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