Sereno supporters politicise her case by appealing to popularity while her critics argue based on logic and reason



Is the case of embattled Chief Justice Lourdes Sereno to be decided on the basis of her popularity? Apparently the Philippine Opposition think so.

A tweet fielded by a certain Yoly Villanueva-Ong serves as a case in point..

The Phil Judges Asso (PJA) has about 1200 members and only 20 of them signed the manifesto asking CJ to resign! There are 15 diff employees associations and only 4 called for CJ to resign.  11 assns couldn’t be coerced to sign. Midas touch can only go so far. Begone Satan!

The facts surrounding Sereno's violations of the law, however, cannot be changed by popularity. Whilst making political decisions involves assessing how popular or not an option is, making legal decisions involves logic and reason -- something that "thought leaders" of the Philippine Opposition evidently don't apply very well to evaluating important issues of national consequence.







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