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Five presidential bets oppose SC decision on chief justice issue

Posted by akosistella on March 17, 2010

[Sen. Manny] Villar even said he would try to appeal the high court’s ruling to prevent Mrs. Arroyo from appointing a new chief magistrate.

“Titingnan natin kung makakaapela. Gagawin namin ang magagawa para hindi matuloy ‘yan pero hindi namin lalabagin ang utos ng SC (We will see if we can appeal. We will do everything we can to prevent that but we will not disobey the SC’s orders),” he said.

Liberal Party (LP) presidential bet Sen. Benigno Simeon “Noynoy” Aquino III questioned the decision by citing previous jurisprudence on the President’s capability to appoint the next chief justice.

Aquino said that the high court under then Chief Justice Andres Narvasa ruled in a previous decision that the outgoing president “is neither required to make appointments to the court, nor allowed to do so.”

Click GMANews.TV.

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