CHIEF Justice on leave Maria Lourdes Sereno has raised eyebrows at the Supreme Court after claiming overtime pay for her security detail and staff despite her indefinite leave of absence. Certifications on overtime work were made by Samonte-Villanueva and Sereno’s security chief, retired brigadier general Jose Johriel Cenabre. Samonte-Villanueva sought allowances and overtime pay for 11 court staff and 13 drivers and close-in security aides. Sereno’s office also sought meal and expense allowances for nine close-in security aides. Flores informed the court that since Sereno was on leave, she could be committing an impropriety by requesting overtime pay for her staff.
Source: Manila Times April 16, 2018 16:18 UTC