Tuesday, November 29, 2011

19 Reasons Why the Philippine Chief Justice Should Stay Out of This Arroyo Case

just saw an article published in Philippine Daily Inquirer’s website inquirer.net citing Sen. Franklin Drilon (LP) appealing for Chief Justice Renato Corono to inhibit himself from deliberations on the cases involving that Megalomaniac Hobbit.



According to the senator’s statement, in 19 cases in which the former president was involved, Corona voted in favour of Arroyo



The following are the ones published by Inquirer, and probably the most controversial ones:

1. Concurred in the Dec. 7, 2010, ruling declaring President Aquino’s order creating the Truth Commission unconstitutional.

2. Concurred in the Oct. 10, 2010, decision stopping the Aquino administration from revoking the appointment of Arroyo’s alleged midnight appointees

3. Concurred in the April 7, 2010, ruling denying the petition of then Senator Aquino and upholding Republic Act No. 9716 creating the first and second districts of Camarines Sur

4. Concurred in the decision reversing its previous decision ordering the Sandiganbayan to proceed with the trial of former Leyte Gov. Benjamin “Kokoy” Romualdez, whose son is a known Arroyo ally

5. Concurred in the Feb. 11, 2009, decision upholding the validity of the PH-US Visiting Forces Agreement and ordering the transfer of US serviceman and rape convict Daniel Smith to a Philippine detention facility

6. Dissented in the Oct. 14, 2008, decision declaring the Memorandum of Agreement on Ancestral Domain entered into by Arroyo’s peace negotiators with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front as “contrary to law and the Constitution".

7. Concurred in the July 16, 2008, decision declaring that communications in the PH-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement signed by Arroyo and then Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi on Sept. 9, 2006, were covered by executive privilege and not subject to public disclosure

8. Concurred with the March 25, 2009, decision stating that then Social Security System Chair Romulo Neri was not liable for contempt for not appearing in the Senate hearings on the NBN-ZTE deal because his testimony was covered by executive privilege

9. Dissented in the Feb. 15, 2008, decision declaring that the tapped conversations between Arroyo and Election Commissioner Virgilio Garcillano was not prohibited from broadcast

10. Dissented in the May 3, 2006, decision declaring Arroyo’s Presidential Proclamation No. 1017, which put the country under a state of national emergency in March 2006, as “partly constitutional, partly unconstitutional."

Are these not enough? Ikaw? Ano sa tinging mo?




 

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