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Alejano Slams Duterte for Preferring Male as Next Chief Justice Instead of Female

Alejano Slams Duterte for Preferring Male as Next Chief Justice Instead of Female

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Magdalo party-list Representative Gary Alejano on Sunday, May 20 once again criticized President Rodrigo Duterte. This time, the Liberal Party (LP) ally lawmaker slammed the president over his recent statement saying that the next Supreme Court (SC) Chief Justice to replace Maria Lourdes Sereno should not be a woman. “I cannot believe that a leader of a free nation in this age of democracy can still harbor such an outdated and depraved view of women. Man or woman, the qualifications of the next Chief Justice should hinge on competence, impartiality, and integrity, as these are the essential qualities he or she should have,” Rep. Alejano said in a statement. “Duterte is acting like a 1970s dictator with the ideals and principles of a 19th-century man, and he feels sorely entitled to i