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Solgen asks high court to uphold Aquino’s EOs 08/27/2010

Friday, August 27, 2010

Solgen asks high court to uphold Aquino’s EOs


08/27/2010
State lawyers have asked the Supreme Court (SC) to dismiss the suits seeking to nullify Executive Orders (EOs) 2 and 3.

Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr., through the Office of the Solicitor General, yesterday argued that President Aquino has the power to revoke void or incomplete appointments without need of judicial intervention.

“The President does not have to invoke the jurisdiction of the courts, via a petition for quo warranto, every time he intends to revoke a public servant or revoke an appointment,” he stressed.

EO 2 nullified the “midnight appointments” issued by former President Gloria Arroyo while EO 3 revoked an order by the previous administration – EO 883 – which granted career executive service officer (Ceso) rank to lawyers in the government service.... MORE

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