Pinky Webb interviews former Chief Justice Hilario Davide

By Media Newser Philippines | Friday, May 11, 2018

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Ahead of the voting on the quo warranto petition that granted the removal of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, CNN Philippines anchor Pinky Webb had former Chief Justice Hilario Davide in a live phone interview Friday morning.

Davide said that voting in favor of it "would be the doomsday for judicial independence and put at risk the integrity of the court."

"If you recall as early as March 12, I issued already a call to preserve the independence of the judiciary, the rule of law and due process. The quo warranto proceedings, petition was filed out of time and therefore it should be dismissed," he said.

Davide warned that the justices voting in favor of the petition filed by Solicitor General Jose Calida would see themselves "liable later on."

"It's sort of a suicide for them. There is no more future for them to really hold on to power. At any time, they can also be removed," he said.

Watch the full interview below:

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