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What’s cooking? EDITORIAL 03/30/2010

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

What’s cooking?



EDITORIAL
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03/30/2010

Gloria Arroyo has been making too many appointments left and right, within the executive department, and, given the time frame of the appointments, such can be seen as midnight appointments, which is contrary to the constitutional provision.

Her last minute appointments have raised the alarm at the Supreme Court, with its spokesman, Jose Midas Marquez, pointing out that she should not take the SC ruling in relation to vesting her with the authority to appoint the next Chief Justice as her carte blanche power to appoint executives in the Executive branch.

Predictably, Malacañang stated that Gloria has not violated the ban on the midnight appointment, apparently making it appear that these new appointees have been appointed prior to the midnight ban, which is too difficult to believe since some of the old executives were still in their posts when the constitutional clock struck midnight.
Still, that move by Gloria wasn’t unexpected. She hardly does anything by the constitutional book.
What surprises, however, is why the new appointees, knowing about the constitutional ban, accepted the presidential appointment... MORE


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