Roxas warned of no election scenario after SC ruling
Posted by akosistella on March 18, 2010
“It scares many of our people that even on a very crucial issue of constitutionality and decency in government, the Justices of our Supreme Court would bow to the mighty powers of this President, who has bent the rules and even our Constitution to suit her whims,” [Sen. MAR] Roxas said in a statement.
“It sends a chill into our people’s hearts that a scenario of a failure of election could really happen, especially now with automation of the elections under question by many sectors and experts,” he said.
SC go-signal for Arroyo to appoint chief justice is premature—Melo
The Supreme Court (SC) decision allowing President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to appoint the successor of Chief Justice Reynato Puno within a period of two months before her term ends was premature, said Commission on Elections (Comelec) chairman Jose Melo.
In an interview with reporters, Melo said he agreed with justices Eduardo Nachura and Presbitero Velasco Jr. who voted that the case was premature because Puno has yet to retire and Mrs. Arroyo has yet to decide if she will appoint a new chief justice.