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Palace confident SC to rule on EO1 merit By Aytch S. de la Cruz 08/04/2010

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Palace confident SC to rule on EO1 merit


By Aytch S. de la Cruz
08/04/2010
President Aquino’s chief spokesman who has figured in a number of past slip ups, yesterday virtually sucked up to the Supreme Court (SC) in the hope of the high court ruling favorably in the case of Executive Order No. 1 (EO1) which formed the Truth Commission that will investigate irregularities in the past administration, saying that the justices are “expected to rule on the case based on the merits of the executive order, and not because they were appointed by former President Arroyo.”

All the current 13 SC justices and Chief Justice Renato Corona were appointed by Mrs. Arroyo. 

Spokesman Edwin Lacierda yesterday expressed confidence that the high court will rule on the Palace’s favor even if all their critics gang up on them regarding the constitutionality of the Truth Commission.

“We have to trust the institution of the Supreme Court. They are the final arbiter and I’m sure that they will be ruling on the case based on the merits of the executive order and not because they were appointed by the former President Arroyo,” Lacierda explained.

The appointment issue is a touchy subject among SC members considering the cold war between Corona and President Aquino, with Aquino openly expressing his preference that Corona gives way to a SC head that he will appoint..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/headlines/20100804hed5.html


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