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Making foes suffer FRONTLINE Ninez Cacho-Olivares 12/12/2010

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Making foes suffer

FRONTLINE
Ninez Cacho-Olivares
12/12/2010
There can only be one reason the judiciary budget was slashed by Noynoy and his Budget secretary: Vindictiveness and their way of letting the high court suffer for earlier ruling as legitimate and constitutional, the appointment of Renato Corona as the Chief Justice.

Even before Noynoy was proclaimed president by Congress, he was already insisting that Gloria had no right to appoint the top magistrate because the appointment was done during the midnight ban.

Noynoy said it was his right to appoint the new chief justice — and certainly his choice was not Corona but one of the two Moraleses — probably Justice Conchita Morales-Carpio, as she had just a few months before retirement, after which, Noynoy would have named Justice Antonio Carpio, who would have a longer term.

Noynoy even threatened at that time, to have Corona impeached as he continued to insist that the Corona appointment was unconstitutional, despite the decision of the high court that the appointment is constitutional.

As Noynoy did not get what.... MORE

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