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Noy: With immunity, SC can’t order reply to EO7 By Aytch S. de la Cruz 11/06/2010

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Noy: With immunity, SC can’t order reply to EO7

By Aytch S. de la Cruz 11/06/2010
President Aquino yesterday told reporters that he does not have to reply to the suit filed by a petitioner questioning the constitutionality of Executive Order 7 which seeks a suspension of big salaries, bonuses and perks enjoyed by the executives of government-owned and controlled corporations (GOCC) and Government Financial Institutions (GFI), pointing out that he enjoys immunity from suit as President of the Republic.

He invoked his immunity when he was asked to comment on the order issued by the Supreme Court (SC), which has ordered Malacañang to defend its side on a petition challenging EO7, which calls for the suspension of all allowances, bonuses and incentives of officials of GOCC and GFIs.

The SC’s two-page resolution dated Nov. 3, gave Aquino and other respondents Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr. and Budget and Management Secretary Florencio Abad 10 days to submit their comments on the suit filed by lawyer Jelbert Galicto last month..... MORE

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