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Lacierda cites Arroyo court, picks fight with SC’s Marquez By Aytch S. de la Cruz 03/09/2011

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Lacierda cites Arroyo court, picks fight with SC’s Marquez

By Aytch S. de la Cruz 03/09/2011

Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda who indirectly called the majority of justices composing the Supreme Court as an Arroyo court yesterday engaged in a word war with his counterpart in the Supreme Court (SC), Jose Midas Marquez, who earlier issued a statement implying that President Aquino would like to appoint justices who would be loyal to him.

This developed as Marquez cautioned Ilocos Norte Rep. Rodolfo Fariñas, a known ally of the Aquino administration, on his plans to subject SC justices who concurred with the status quo ante (SQA) order on the House committee on justice which delayed deliberations on petitions to impeach Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez to impeach-proceedings themselves.

Marquez reportedly took such move as a concerted effort to bring the court down in a perceived attempt of the President to finally appoint justices who would be loyal to him, a statement that seriously irked Lacierda..... MORE

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