[Right-up] Open Letter of Sr. Pat to CJ Sereno

Open Letter of Sr. Pat to CJ Sereno

11 May 2018

Dear Chief Justice Sereno,

I call you this even despite what happened yesterday. As you clearly stated, even though legally the justices in the majority voted to remove you from office, yet you had the moral victory with 6 against 2 if the other 6 had done what they should have done, both legally and morally, and inhibited themselves.

It is even common sense that they have shown total bias against you, they cannot pretend to be making a neutral judgement based on law and facts. I am sad for what this now means for democracy for the people and country I have grown to love.

I commend you for the courageous and dignified way you have faced this challenge. I think I and others can take inspiration from you. I admire your statement that you will work for the truth through other fora. As my experience here has shown, and as you know, so many of our brother and sister farmers, fisherfolk, workers, urban poor, indigenous people are suffering so many injustices, and particularly under Martial Law. They need people who can stand by them and help them voice their concerns and wishes.

I pray that you will always have the courage to speak on behalf of our poor brothers and sisters. That you will continue to have the courage to challenge the institutions which are the basis of a true democracy, to be faithful to the mandate given them by the people.

As women of faith, we know that the darkness cannot prevail over the light, and we continue to do God’s will confident in our trust and hope that truth will prevail. May God bless you always and congratulations on your stand for justice.

Sr. Patricia Fox, NDS

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