If You Live or Work Around Padre Faura, You Might Want to Head Out Earlier Than Usual Tomorrow
The "Jericho March" is expected to last all day.
(SPOT.ph) If you live in the city of Manila, you might want to consider leaving the house an hour or two earlier tomorrow, May 11, as there is a protest march that will be held by the Coalition for Justice, in cooperation with several religious leaders around the country, in solidarity with Supreme Court Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. Dubbed the Jericho March for Justice, the rally is expected to start as early as 4 a.m. in front of the Supreme Court building on Padre Faura Street, Manila.
Given that many religious groups are involved, it seems fitting that the march has been given a name that references a biblical story. Alluding to how the Israelites were able to bring down the walls of the enemy city of Jericho by marching around it seven times, the march will protest the quo warranto petition filed by Solicitor-General Jose Calida. The Coalition for Justice (CFJ) believes that to grant the petition is unconstitutional, since the only way a Chief Justice can be removed legally according to the 1987 Constitution would be through impeachment.
Several religious authorities have endorsed the march, such as the evangelical church Christ Commision's Fellowship and the Catholic organization Caritas Philippines. Whether you're interested in exercising your freedom of speech or you just want to avoid an intense traffic jam on the way to work, it may be helpful to note that the protest is expected to last until 6 p.m.