The Supreme Court Tuesday vehemently denied the accusation the SC, the Integrated Bar of the Philippines and the Judicial and Bar Council have conspired to disqualify Justice Secretary Leila M. De Lima and excluded her from the shortlist of nominees for the next Chief Justice.
SC Acting Public Information Office Chief and Spokesperson Atty. Maria Victoria Gleoresty Guerra said the SC, the IBP and the JBC are just following the rules.
Guerra added there's no truth to the accusation against them by De Lima.
However, Guerra refused to comment whether the statement of De Lima against the SC can be considered as "contemptuous."
Guerra pointed out she would not want to pre-empt the SC if ever someone files contempt charges against De Lima in connection with her statement.