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Senate to Prioritize BBL, not Sereno’s Impeachment Trial-Sen. Sotto

The Senate will prioritize the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) and not the impeachment trial against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno when the Senate resumes its sessions in May, Senate Majority Leader Vicente “Tito” Sotto III said on Wednesday, an online report by Inquirer.Net said on March 21.

Sen. Sotto made the statement in a forum at Kapihan sa Manila Bay. 

“I really doubt that the impeachment would be our priority when we resume on May 15; perhaps the BBL would be prioritized.” 

In the same forum, Sotto said that, “Once the articles of impeachment against Sereno are transmitted to the Senate, the Majority Leader said the upper chamber, acting as an impeachment court, would probably start its trial the first week of August.”

“We can only convene. The impeachment trial can only start perhaps on the first week of August,” Sotto said during the forum as reported by Inquirer.Net.