Duterte on Sereno’s fall from grace: She had it coming, she asked for it
Don’t blame me.
President Rodrigo Duterte called ousted Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno as a “lost cause” who thoroughly deserved her fall from grace in the Supreme Court.
“Sereno is a lost cause. She had it coming, she asked for it. Iyon ang nangyari sa kanya,” said Duterte as Sereno continued to blame him for the SC’s 8-6 decision to uphold the quo warranto petition disqualifying her as Chief Justice.
“Ang oppression sinosolo niya lahat. Akala niya ‘yung Supreme Court kanya. You know from a professor inilagay mo diyan na she thinks that she can do it on her own, tingnan mo anong nangyari. Why? She was playing gimmickry. Impressing people and this and that,” he added.
After getting kicked out of office be her peers for her chronic failure to file her statements of assets, liabilities and net worth (SALN), Duterte said Sereno has resorted to “gimmickry” by making frequent public appearances to attack his administration.
“Now that she is out, she is full of adjectives and gimmickry. Mga justices may utak ‘yan, abogado kagaya mo, gimmick?” he said.
“I don’t believe her. And I don’t respect her also. Puro gimmick eh. Siya ‘yung gumi-gimmick, kami ‘yung nagtatrabaho,” he added.