Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Tanga talaga si Sereno: An educator's rant



Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno | Photo CTTO

A professional teacher posted his reaction about Sereno who recently triggered President Duterte.

Following the Chief Justice's remarks about Pres. Duterte is the latter openly declaring war against the Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno.

This, after the Supreme Court's Chief Justice attended an event in Quezon City before heading to Baguio City for oral arguments in line with the quo warranto petition that questions her qualifications of being appointed as the country's Chief Justice.

Attending the "Movement Against Tyranny" on the Day of Valor (Araw ng Kagitingan), Sereno was given a recognition by her supporters. It was on the same event where she questioned Pres. Duterte whether or not he has a hand on the movement to oust her.
Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno | Photo CTTO
"Mr. President, kung sinabi mong wala kang kinalalaman dito, paki paliwanag po bakit si SolGen Calida na nagre-report sa 'yo ang nag-file ng quo warranto", she asked.

[Translation: Mr. President, if you say that you have no hand in this, please explain why Solicitor General Calida, who reports to you, filed the quo warranto.]

Sereno added "Nakakatawa at nakakahiya na ang Solicitor-General nagbubungkal ng kung ano ang dineklara ko nung ako ay 30 years old. Fifty-seven na po ako ngayon, magfi-58 na".

[Translation: It's laughable and embarrassing that the Solicitor General is trying to dig into what I declared when I was 30 years old. I am now 57, about to turn 58.]

"Nakakahiya kasi ito ang supposedly one of the top government lawyers in the country, pero ang pinagtutuunan niya yung mga nangyari 20, 30 years ago. Hindi pa ho ako man lang nasa Supreme Court," the Chief Justice said.
President Rodrigo Duterte | Photo CTTO

[Translation: This is embarrassing because he is supposedly one of the top government lawyers in the country, but he's spending his time looking into what happened 20, 30 years ago. I was not even part of the Supreme Court then.]

She also said, "Height of absurdity, saksakan ng kalokohan. Ibig sabihin, napaka-maka-demonyo ng ginagawa nila sa akin."

[Translation: It's the height of absurdity, full of foolishness. What they're doing to me is demonizing.]

Provoked, an infuriated President Rodrigo Duterte appeared to the public Monday, April 9.

In a press conference held in Davao City prior his flight bound for China, Pres. Duterte who is the country's highest leader expressed his indignation and how enraged he was by the person whose power is just as much.
President Rodrigo Duterte | Photo CTTO

As soon as Chief Justice Sereno's tounge-lashing reached his ears, the strongman wasted no time thus was quick enough to respond to the former's provocative statements.

Speaking before the press, Pres. Duterte told the beleaguered Chief Justice that

"I’m putting you on notice that I’m your enemy and you have to be out of the Supreme Court", raging Duterte said adding "I will see to it and after that, I will request the Congress go into the impeachment right away".

Pres. Duterte also said he would speak with Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez to fast-track the impeachment case against Sereno.

"I would ask Speaker Alvarez now, kindly fast-track the impeachment. She is bad for the Philippines", says Duterte.
President Rodrigo Duterte and Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno | Photo CTTO

Trigerred, he also mentioned that "Now this time, I’m asking the congressmen and the Speaker, 'Do it now. 'Wag ninyong dramahin [Don’t add drama to it]. Or else, I will do it for you".

Meanwhile, through a Facebook post, Van Ybiernas, a De La Salle University Professor, aired his thoughts about what transpired: the fight of the two of the highest leaders of the land.

Ybiernas is prominent on social media particularly on Facebook. He is known for his unbiased, on-point, and hard-hitting political commentary.

On his post, he lambasted the troubled Chief Justice Sereno. According to him, she only gave justification on the President's act to oust her.

'E kaso binigyan ni Sereno ng justification sa kanyang pakikialam e di makikialam na siya. Lantaran na!', the well-known professor wrote.
President Rodrigo Duterte and Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno | Photo CTTO
He also added that 'Kelan ba matututo ang mga Dilawan na kakaiba itong si Duterte. Hindi yan kagaya ng mga naunang pangulo'.

'Kunsabagay tatanga-tanga naman talaga si Sereno e', Ybiernas emphasized.

'Ano inaasahan nya magkaka-outrage dahil sa pakikialam ni Duterte sa impeachment nya? E gusto nga ng bayan matanggal siya e. So saan manggagaling ang outrage?', he continued.

Check out his full post below:

Tanga talaga si Sereno. Hahaha.

Sure, at the very least eh hindi kontra si PRRD sa impeachment nya. At most e palihim ang suporta nya.
President Rodrigo Duterte and Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno | Photo CTTO

E kaso "hinamon" ni Sereno si Duterte. "Binubuko" ang suporta ng pangulo laban sa kanya sa quo warranto kung saan involved ang Sol Gen na si Calida.

E di sagot ni Duterte: ganun ba? O siya gagawin ko na ang lahat para matanggal ka sa pwesto.

Hahaha.

Binigyan ni Sereno ng justification si Duterte para imbes na palihim ang suporta e gawing lantaran na. Hahaha.

Tandaan na bagaman tanggap na prinsipyo ang pagiging co-equal branches ng ehekutibo, lehislatura at hukuman, malinaw naman na pinakamalakas ang pangulo. Isa pa, hindi naman illegal na makialam ang pangulo sa impeachment. Hindi lang maganda tingnan pero hindi labag sa batas.

E kaso binigyan ni Sereno ng justification sa kanyang pakikialam e di makikialam na siya. Lantaran na!

Kelan ba matututo ang mga Dilawan na kakaiba itong si Duterte. Hindi yan kagaya ng mga naunang pangulo.

Kunsabagay tatanga-tanga naman talaga si Sereno e.

Ano inaasahan nya magkaka-outrage dahil sa pakikialam ni Duterte sa impeachment nya? E gusto nga ng bayan matanggal siya e. So saan manggagaling ang outrage?

Dahil di ginalang ni Duterte ang courtesy sa pagitan ng mga branches ng gobyerno? Bwahahahahaha.

Ipapakita nilang bastos at walang galang si Duterte? Bwahahahahahaha

Mga tanga talaga!
DLSU Professor Van Ybiernas | Photo CTTO
DLSU Professor Van Ybiernas | Photo CTTO
Sources: Van Ybiernas ABS-CBN Inquirer