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Cases piling up FRONTLINE Ninez Cacho-Olivares 08/13/2010

Friday, August 13, 2010

Cases piling up


FRONTLINE
Ninez Cacho-Olivares
08/13/2010
Cases being brought before the Supreme Court these days against the incumbent administration’s official acts are interesting and make for even more interesting legal and judicial arguments and depending on how these issues are resolved by the SC, could well enrich Philippine jurisprudence.

The latest executive order being questioned today before the high court is EO 1, which is the creation of the Truth Commission, with a petition filed by the allies of Gloria Arroyo, seeking the nullification of the Noynoy’s EO 1 which calls for the investigation of the alleged anomalies committed during Gloria’s term.
The minority’s arguments are pretty good, and appears solid, but then again, everything depends on what the court will say in the end.
That the creation of the Truth Commission is infirm, if not illegal and unconstitutional, has already been pointed out earlier in opinion pieces and commentaries, not because a president is not empowered to create a commission, but because Noynoy, in creating the Truth Commission, insisted on vesting this particular commission with quasi-judicial powers — and all to probe these alleged graft and corruption committed by Gloria..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/commentary/20100813com2.html

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