On the Ouster of CJ Sereno By UP SESC | May 11, 2018
With a vote of 8-6, the Supreme Court Justices have granted the quo warranto petition of Solicitor General Jose Calida, effectively ousting Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on the basis of an invalid appointment.
The UP School of Economics Student Council firmly renounces the recent occurences. What has transpired is a blatant attack by the Duterte Administration on judicial independence. Withseveral democratic institutions already manipulated and controlled by Duterte, clearly he is consolidating power. Such acts by our President have undermined what Iskolars ng Bayan have long fought for - our democracy.
Now more than ever, we must put up a strong and united front against President Duterte and defend our democracy.
We invite each student to join the mobilizations that will be held today.