Corona sworn in today
Posted by akosistella on May 17, 2010
[Former Chief Justice Reynato] Puno told reporters last Friday that Aquino should respect the rule of law if he becomes the country’s 15th president.
He added that the SC has already come up with its ruling, which declared that the constitutional ban on midnight appointments does not cover vacancies in the SC, thus upholding the authority of Mrs. Arroyo to appoint his successor.
It would be up to the President to exercise such power, he said.
“The rule of law is the glue that unites our society, without the rule of law our society will disintegrate. All of us should observe this rule of law, there’s nobody who can excuse himself and say that he is not covered by the rule of law. The higher you are in the government the more you should respect the rule of law,” Puno said.
via Philippine Star.