Philippine Congress body backs bid to impeach chief justice

  • House Committee on Justice chairperson, Representative Reynaldo Umali, center seated, and House Majority leader Rodolfo Farinas, seated right, talk with staff and other congressmen during a hearing at the House of Representatives in metropolitan Manila, Philippines, Thursday, March 8, 2018. The justice committee of the Philippines' House of Representatives, which is dominated by the president's allies, voted overwhelmingly to proceed with a case to impeach the Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, who vowed to fight the ouster move. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

MANILA, Philippines — A Philippine House of Representatives committee voted overwhelmingly Thursday to proceed with a case to impeach the Supreme Court chief justice, who has vowed to fight the ouster move.

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