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Supreme Court asked to reconsider ruling junking disqualification case vs GMA

Posted by akosistella on March 20, 2010

MANILA, Philippines – The Supreme Court (SC) was asked yesterday to reconsider its ruling allowing President Arroyo’s bid for a congressional post in the May 10 polls.

Akbayan Party-list Rep. Risa Hontiveros, who is running for senator under the opposition Liberal Party (LP), appealed the ruling of the Court that junked her petition to disqualify the President from the congressional race in the second district of Pampanga.

“It would be an uneven fight, with GMA capable of mobilizing the entire powers of the presidency to win the congressional seat. It is precisely this kind of abuse that the framers of the Constitution contemplated when they instituted the ban on re-election for an incumbent president,” Hontiveros said.

Click Philippine Star.


Amid protests, Supreme Court warns of sanctions vs lawyers

MANILA, Philippines – Various groups took to the streets yesterday to protest the ruling of the Supreme Court (SC) allowing President Arroyo to appoint the next chief justice.

Hours after, an SC official warned lawyers of possible sanctions, including disbarment, should they act beyond what is allowed by law.

Lawyers, militant leaders and a few candidates in the May polls joined the protest at the SC building on Padre Faura street in Manila to express their indignation against the nine justices who voted in favor of Mrs. Arroyo’s appointing the new chief justice.

Click Phil. Star

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