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Sigmarhophobia? ENQUIRY Demaree J. B. Raval 02/28/2010

Sunday, February 28, 2010


Sigmarhophobia?


ENQUIRY
Demaree J. B. Raval
02/28/2010

My fellow regular at the Kapihan sa Sulo, Fel Maragay of The Manila Standard Today, used this word in his column, thus: “In the midst of this controversy (over the appointment of the next chief justice), judicial watchers see the ‘sigmarhophobia’ permeating the legal front once again. Put on the spot is the Sigma Rho, that powerful fraternity at the University of the Philippines. In the national stage, the Sigma Rhoans are at the forefront of the opposition to Mrs. Arroyo’s appointment of a Puno successor. And many of them are in the innermost sanctum of the Aquino-Roxas campaign.”

Fel went on to mention names of political personalities and members of the Sigma Rho, who have taken the negative side of the proposition that President Gloria Arroyo, whose term ends on June 30, 2010, can validly appoint the successor of Chief Justice Reynato Puno who retires on May 17, 2010.... MORE


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