Statement on Respect for the Constitution and the Rule of Law to Assure Filipinos and Investors

The Makati Business Club calls on the country’s political and judicial leaders to let the House of Representatives and, if so determined, the Senate follow the impeachment process set forth in the Constitution against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. Regardless of the outcome of the process, giving the chief justice the chance to defend herself within our constitutionally-defined process is essential to demonstrate this country’s respect for the rule of law and to assure all Filipinos that we are protected by our laws.

It is absolutely essential for businesses that laws and contracts will be upheld for them to invest and create more jobs which is what will ultimately reduce poverty in a sustainable way.

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