De Lima says Sereno ouster aims to cover up Palace failures

      The impeachmentbid against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno was not only meant to remove her from office and "cover up" the President's failures but also to condition the public to the possibility of a society "ruled not by law, but by the whims and caprices of a sociopath."   So saidSenator Leila de Lima in her "commentary" released to the mediaon Tuesday.   De Lima believes that Sereno's impeachment would serve President Rodrigo Duterte's administration two purposes: First, to remove a non-Duterte ally and replace her with a "more pliant Chief Justice beholden to the President" and to "cover up the failures of the President." ...

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