Rappler Talk: Sereno on disbarment, Midas Marquez, Justice Leonen and not having regrets

MANILA, Philippines – Ousted chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno sits down with Rappler on Tuesday, June 19, the day that the Supreme Court affirmed her quo warranto ouster.

Up until Tuesday, Sereno evaded questions, saying they were covered by sub judice. In this interview, she is less restrained, even accusing Court Administrator Midas Marquez of orchestrating the rallies that called for her resignation.

She also addressed questions on her relations with Associate Justice Marvic Leonen, a longtime colleague in the academe, but one who wrote a scathing separate opinion about her supposed lack of leadership in the quo warranto episode.

Sereno said she is not afraid of the Supreme Court's disbarment threat, and that even if given the chance, she would not do anything differently.

"As long as you have a good conscience, you did your best, that should be enough. And the confirmation is that the peace I have is very deep, and I think that speaks, that’s a great deal already," she said. – Rappler.com