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Ignoring the sovereign will EDITORIAL Click to enlarge 10/20/2011

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Ignoring the sovereign will

EDITORIAL
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10/20/2011
A dangerous precedent has been set by the majority of the Supreme Court (SC) when it ruled to uphold the President’s right to appoint officers in charge (OICs) for all elective posts in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, as well as Congress’ right to postpone the ARMM elections and synchronize them with the general elections in 2013.

It is a dangerous precedent because at any time then in the future, the Philippine Congress, which is nothing but a forever rubber stamp of the Malacañang tenant, will always toe the line of the president and postpone any ARMM or Barangay and other elections in order for the President to appoint the OICs of his choice, on the basis of claims to initiate reforms.

What happens in a future time, with another president in Malacañang, who also wants the elected ARMM officials replaced with his appointees?.... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/commentary/20111020com1.html

1 comment

Jesusa Bernardo said...

eh talaga namang pro.abs yang supreme court na yan eh. moro.moro lang naman talaga yung away kuno.

"Yet that hope dims as the tipping majority vote apparently was cast by the latest Noynoy’s SC appointed justice — perhaps in appreciation for her appointment.

"The majority, moreover didn’t care that the sovereign will of the people is the higher will, compared to Noynoy’s will, when they ruled to uphold such unconstitutional powers."

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