Manila: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Monday lawmakers must “fast-track” the impeachment of the nation’s top judge, further stacking the odds against her staying in office.
Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno is one of several high-profile critics who have found themselves in legal trouble after battling with Duterte over his deadly anti-drug crackdown. “I’m putting you (Sereno) on notice that I am now your enemy and you have to be out of the Supreme Court,” Duterte told reporters before flying to China for an economic forum. “I held my temper before because she’s a woman. This time I’m asking the Congressmen and the Speaker: Do it now. Cut out the drama, or else I will do it for you,” he added.