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SC rebukes Palace on EO 2 rush, calls for courtesy By Benjamin B. Pulta 08/13/2010

Friday, August 13, 2010

SC rebukes Palace on EO 2 rush, calls for courtesy


By Benjamin B. Pulta
08/13/2010
Not so fast. A little judicial courtesy should be in order.

President Aquino and his spokesman, lawyer Edwin Lacierda, must be red in the face, especially after bragging that, as the Supreme Court (SC) had failed to issue a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) on Executive Order (EO) 2 on the so-called Midnight Appoint-ments, the firing of these officers appointed by former President now Rep. Gloria Arroyo has been given the green light.

SC spokesman and Court Administrator Midas Marquez yesterday “advised” Malaca-ñang to put off ousting the alleged midnight appointees despite the absence of a restraining order from the high court.

Calling what he described as “judicial courtesy,” Marquez pointed out that the Palace should put off the implementation of executive orders of Aquino revoking the “midnight appointments” of the Arroyo administration while the case has not yet been finally resolved by the high court.

Marquez, said “It would be more prudent (for Malacañang) to maintain a status quo in the meantime since the Court has already acquired jurisdiction on the issue. What we’re asking is for them (Palace) to just give the Court a little more time on deciding whether it would issue a TRO or not,” he said.... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/headlines/20100813hed6.html


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