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Bastos kasi! Gadon may face rap, probe for cursing at Sereno supporters

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Atty. Larry Gadon found himself in hot water after cursing and raising his middle finger at the supporters of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno.

Domingo Cayosa, vice chairman of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines, said Gadon could face charges and investigation over his rude behavior.

Cayosa said any offended party or person who witnessed the incident could file a complaint against Gadon.

“Kung may magko-complain laban sa kanya — kayo o sinumang nakikita o sinumang offended party — ay makakaasa naman siya na ang Integrated Bar of the Philippines ay kaagad na iimbestigahan siya, mabibigyan siya ng due process, susundin ang rule of law, at mahuhugsahan siya ng kanyang mga kasamang abogado,” he said.

Gadon, who is the main proponent of the impeachment case against Sereno, was caught in a video flashing his middle finger and shouting “bobo” at Sereno’s supporters who were conducting a rally at SC Baguio compound during the deliberations on quo warranto petition filed against her.

Gadon blew his top when the crowd called him “salot”.

An irate Gadon lashed back saying: “Itong mga nagra-rally na ito, mga bobo at mga tanga ang mga ito eh, kasi very clear na ang violations ni Sereno, mali…”

He was cut off by a protester, prompting him to respond, “Ikaw [ang] bobo, p—– ina mo ka!”

Cayosa cited Rule 7.03 of the Code of Professional Responsibility when asked for comment on Gadon’s behavior which states that “a lawyer shall not engage in conduct that adversely reflects on his fitness to practice law, nor shall he whether in public or private life, behave in a scandalous manner to the discredit of the legal profession.”

Gadon in return said he did not know any law, legal opinion, or jurisprudence that prohibits raising a middle finger, which he said he does not regret.

He maintained he was provoked by the protesters.

“Ako ang isang taong walang pagkukunwari, hindi ako hipokrito na kapag ako minura [ay] babatuhin ko ng tinapay, hindi ako ganun. ‘Pag minura ako, mumurahin ko ng sampung beses,” Gadon said.