DEPUTY Speaker Gwendolyn Garcia joined 24 other lawmakers in endorsing the impeachment complaint filed by lawyer Larry Gadon against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno.
Before the 7 p.m. closing of the House of Representatives' Office of the Secretary General, Gadon was able to file his verified impeachment complaint.
Gadon listed 27 instances in which Sereno committed impeachable offenses under the four following grounds: Violation of the Constitution, corruption, betrayal of public trust, and other high crimes.
"All charges were backed up by public documents," Gadon said.
Aside from Garcia, other representatives who endorsed Gadon’s complaint are listed below:
1) Coop Nattco Partylist Representative Anthony Bravo
2) Surigao Del Norte Representative Francisco "Bingo" Matugas II
3) Samar Representative Edgar Sarmiento
4) Isabela Representative Rodito Albano
5) LPGMA Partylist Representative Arnel Ty
6) Pampanga Representative Aurelio "Dong" Gonzales
7) Malabon Representative Federico Sandoval
8) Davao Oriental Representative Joel Mayo Almario
9) Antipolo Representative Romeo Acop
10) Quezon City Representative Vincent Crisologo
11) Davao City Representative Mylene Garcia-Albano
12) South Cotabato Representative Pedro Acharon Jr.
13) Camiguin Representative Xavier Jesus Romualdo
14) Palawan Representative Gil Acosta
15) Palawan Representative Frederick Abueg
16) Zamboanga Sibugay Representative Ann Hofer
17) Quezon City Representative Winnie Castelo
18) South Cotabato Representative Ferdinand Hernandez
19) PBA Partylist Representative Jericho Nograles
20) Manila Representative John Nieto
21) Surigao Del Norte Representative Robert Ace Barbers
22) Southern Leyte Representative Roger Mercado
23) Davao Occidental Representative Lorna Bautista Bandigan
24) Cavite Representative Jennifer Barzaga
Earlier in the day, House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez shared that "many lawmakers" are eager to endorse the complaint against Sereno.
Gadon was accusing Sereno of having a lavish lifestyle, acting unilaterally on some SC matters that require en banc approval, and for allegedly misdeclaring her wealth. (SunStar Philippines)