Chief justice ruling can’t justify GMA appointments – SC
Posted by akosistella on March 29, 2010
MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang cannot use the recent Supreme Court ruling on the case of the appointment of the next chief justice to justify its recent appointments and dismissals, SC spokesman Midas Marquez said yesterday.
Marquez explained that the decision allowing President Arroyo to appoint the next chief justice despite the constitutional ban on appointments during the election period does not give her blanket authority to appoint officials in other departments of government.
“The SC decision, as concurred in by nine justices, and which is not yet final, only exempts appointments to the SC from the ban,” Marquez pointed out.
Click Philippine Star.