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Lawmaker’s promulgation this week ‘may be deferred’ — Enrile By Angie M. Rosales 10/25/2010

Monday, October 25, 2010

Lawmaker’s promulgation this week ‘may be deferred’ — Enrile

By Angie M. Rosales 10/25/2010

It will be to the best interest of all parties concerned that promulgation of the case of detained Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV later this week, be deferred, Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile said yesterday.
Enrile was quick to emphasize though that he’s not trying to dictate upon the courts, underscoring the independence of a co-equal branch.

“It’s up to the courts if they want to leave the matter, since there’s already the proclamation of the President and the support of Congress – the two branches of government, they are acting on the same subject matter – it depends upon the court if they will continue or defer and leave it to the political departments of the government to resolve the issue, instead of the issue being resolved by the judicial department,” the upper chamber chief said in an interview over at dzBB.

“But I will not say what the courts should do. It’s up to them. We must respect the independence of the court. It’s up to him to make a decision on his own, that’s why he’s the judge, he’s there.

“But if I’m in his position, well I will postpone the promulgation. What is one month, two months compared to several years of hearings?” he pointed out..... MORE

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