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Go easy on impeachmens, IBP warns / Marlon Ramos.

By: Ramos, Marlon.
Material type: materialTypeLabelArticleManufacturer: Manila : Philippine Daily Inquirer, 2017Description: pages A9.Subject(s): 1987 Constitution | Andres Bautista | Conchita Carpio-Morales | Integrated Bar of the Philippines | Maria Lourdes Sereno | Sereno impeachment | Supreme CourtOnline resources: View the Article Scope and content: The country’s biggest group of lawyers has broken its silence on the attempts to impeach Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno as it called for prudence in unseating impeachable public officials. In a statement, the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) said the 1987 Constitution “jealously protects” the judiciary since it was considered the weakest of the government’s three main branches. The IBP said that while it was a constitutional guarantee against corruption, an impeachment proceeding was a “bitter medicine,” and should be invoked “sparingly and only in the gravest instances.”
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The country’s biggest group of lawyers has broken its silence on the attempts to impeach Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno as it called for prudence in unseating impeachable public officials.

In a statement, the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) said the 1987 Constitution “jealously protects” the judiciary since it was considered the weakest of the government’s three main branches.

The IBP said that while it was a constitutional guarantee against corruption, an impeachment proceeding was a “bitter medicine,” and should be invoked “sparingly and only in the gravest instances.”

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