ONE-ON-ONE WITH LARRY GADON | Kausapin natin si Larry Gadon tungkol sa pagkakatanggal sa kanya ng Supreme Court bilang abugado at sa mga batikos kaugnay sa pagkakatalaga nya bilang adviser on poverty alleviation ni President Marcos Jr. FACTS FIRST WITH CHRISTIAN ESGUERRA

Disbarred lawyer Larry Gadon said the Supreme Court’s decision to disbar him was not a big thing as he had not been practicing law since 2015.

In an interview with journalist Christian Esguerra on Facts First on Thursday, Gadon said he  considered himself a retired lawyer as he no longer showed up in courts and had not been paying his membership fees.

“I was engaged in business and consultancy where I am earning a lot… millions,” he said.

So, bakit ko babalikan ‘yung magpapakahirap ako ng kaka-attend ng mga hearing kung… ’yung kikitain ko ng isang buong taon kinikita ko ng isang araw sa consultancy and business?” he added. 

[“So, why would I go back and attend hearings if I can earn a lot of money in a day from consultancy and business?”]

On June 28, the Supreme Court unanimously voted to revoke his license due to his statements against journalist Raissa Robles.  

Gadon has been appointed presidential adviser on poverty alleviation by President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. 

“I can say that the timing of which this decision was issued was meant to embarrass the president and me,” he said.

Gadon said his lawyer was planning to file a motion for reconsideration for the sake of following due process. Danica Salvatierra