Supreme Court Chief Justice Questions Duterte’s Premature Announcement of Judges’ Names Linked to Drug Trade

In a letter to President Rodrigo Duterte, Supreme Court Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno expressed concern over what she calls the premature announcement of judges involved with the drug trade. Sereno said it could seriously undermine their reputation and adjudicative role even though no formal charges have been brought against them. The announcement also made them vulnerable to groups behind extra judicial killings,…

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