LIVE: House hearing on impeachment complaint vs Chief Justice Sereno

MANILA, Philippines – The first complaint, endorsed by at least 25 members of the House of Representatives, was filed by lawyer Larry Gadon on August 30.

Gadon accused Sereno of failing to be truthful in her Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth (SALN). He also questioned her travel expenses and allowances she had supposedly given her staff, as well as SC resolutions that did not go through the en banc.

The second complaint, filed by the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) and the Vanguards of the Philippine Constitution, was filed on September 4 after 16 lawmakers endorsed it.

The task of the House justice committee is to determine whether the complaints are sufficient in form and substance, and if there is probable cause to pursue these complaints. A majority vote of justice committee members will be needed to decide there is probable cause. (READ: FAST FACTS: How does impeachment work?)

Sereno was appointed as the country's first female chief justice in 2012, after the impeachment of then Chief Justice Renato Corona. 

Watch the previous hearings here:

September 13, 2017

November 22, 2017

November 27, 2017

November 28, 2017

November 29, 2017

December 5, 2017

December 6, 2017

December 11, 2017

January 15, 2018

January 17, 2018

January 23, 2018

January 29, 2018

February 19, 2018

February 27, 2018

– Rappler.com