Palace leaves it to CJ to handle corrupt judges

Apr. 07, 2015

Malacanang said on Monday it is up to the judiciary to cleanse its ranks of corrupt judges.

Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said the Palace is committed to fight corruption, however it recognizes the role of the three branches of government.

“We will defer to the Chief Justice as to how the Supreme Court handles corruption cases within their branch,” Lacierda said.

Lacierda was commenting on reports that the Coalition of Filipino Consumers has asked Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno to investigate allegations of “justice for sale” involving members of the Court of Appeals.

“As a lawyer, I’ve heard of so many stories about situations like these, and so we will leave it with Chief Justice Sereno and her peers to find ways to investigate and to find a long-term solution to this corruption in the judiciary,” he said.

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