Noynoy vows to void all unlawful appointments
Posted by akosistella on April 5, 2010
MANILA, Philippines – Liberal Party standard-bearer Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III vowed yesterday to nullify all the illegal appointments made by President Arroyo during the election ban.
Aquino said the so-called “midnight appointments” of Mrs. Arroyo could be invalidated since most of them are in the executive department.
He cited Article VII Section 14 of the Constitution, which provides that an incoming president, in this case the successor of Mrs. Arroyo, has up to three months or 90 days or until August to invalidate all the unlawful acts of his predecessor.
“I intend to exercise that prerogative under Article VII Section 14 of the Constitution where we have up to 90 days to void all of those illegal appointments,” he told The STAR, when asked whether he will void the unlawful or whimsical appointments of Mrs. Arroyo.
Click Philippine Star.