Sereno: SC consolidates pleas vs pork barrel
MANILA - Chief Justice Lourdes Sereno on Thursday said the Supreme Court has consolidated the different petitions questioning the pork barrel system, with oral arguments set on October 8.
Sereno was the keynote speaker during the 3rd Integrity Summit held in Makati today.
Sereno shared her insights about how change can be achieved within the system to ensure that the different branches of government are corruption-free and responsive to the public.
The Chief Justice was unequivocal about the difficulty of this process, however, and asked the audience what they were willing to sacrifice in order to see long lasting and meaningful changes.
Sereno said that "while the freedom to express outrage over perceived anomalies is part of the guaranteed freedoms of the sovereign people," there should always be an emphasis on the rule of law to achieve and experience "genuine constitutionalism."