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Cong Pantaleon Alvarez threatens to abolish CA

After granting the habeas petition of 6 detainees in a congressional hearing by the CA, Congressman Pantaleon Alvarez threatened to abolish Court of Appeals, stating that they are not even co-equal branches of the government and created by mere act of Congress.

Thoughts, anyone?


  • badJayebadJaye PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    foobarph wrote: »
    After granting the habeas petition of 6 detainees in a congressional hearing by the CA, Congressman Pantaleon Alvarez threatened to abolish Court of Appeals, stating that they are not even co-equal branches of the government and created by mere act of Congress.

    Thoughts, anyone?

    Why not just make a specialized Supreme Courts.. like Corporate and Taxation SC, Criminal Law SC, Constitutional SC, etc.

    That way, granting FINAL verdict will be much faster and cheaper.
  • buddywbuddyw PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    'Emotional' Speaker Alvarez 'must know the limits of his power' – CA justice

    MANILA, Philippines – Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez is being "very emotional" when he threatened to initiate the disbarment of the appellate court justices who ordered the release of Ilocos Norte officials being detained at the House of the Representatives.

    But, a Court of Appeals (CA) justice cautioned him, "He must know the limits of his power."

    Associate Justice Rosmari Carandang defended her colleagues in the Court of Appeals (CA) on Monday, June 19, when she was asked about it during the interview by the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) for a Supreme Court vacancy.

    Associate Justice Stephen Cruz, a member of CA Fourth Division that issued the habeas corpus order to the House, was also interviewed by the JBC. He said he welcomed the disbarment initiative of the Speaker as an opportunity to show that the justices were just doing their job.

    “We found that the writ should be issued. Again, if we falter because of some threats, that will show our weakness as a magistrate. And as I have said a while ago, let justice be done though the heavens fall. If we are wrong, they could always go up to the Supreme Court,” Cruz said.

    Six Ilocos Norte officials have been detained since May 29 at the House Legislative Building after they were held in contempt for refusing to answer questions at the hearing on the alleged misuse of tobacco funds by Governor Imee Marcos, the political rival of Majority Floor Leader Roger Fariñas.

    The CA ordered House sergeant-at-arms Roland Detabali to present the 6 petitioners, but the House rejected the service of the writ thrice. A show cause order issued by the CA required Detabali to explain why he should not be cited in contempt for the defying the order and twice rejecting the service of the CA ruling.

    House officials, however, refused to accept the orders. They reportedly insisted the orders were invalid as the CA had no jurisdiction over the matter. Alvarez called the CA justices "idiots" for issuing an order against the House, a co-equal branch of government.

    CA doing its duty

    Justice Cruz said their issuance of the writ of habeas corpus in favor of the Ilocos Norte officials was part of their duty. It was meant "to determine really if the detention was legal."

    "We want the bodies to be presented to the court and the person who is detaining them, and determine whether it is legal. Because if it is legal, we will dismiss the petition," he said.

    Cruz also said, "That was pursuant to a case, Enrile vs Salazar wherein persons subject of writ of habeas corpus, while the merits are being determined can be released on bail."

    Cruz also dismissed insinuations that their order violates the principle of separation of powers: “Under the principles of checks and balance, the courts can inquire, like in a habeas corpus case, inquire whether the detained person is being detained legally because if the detention is legal, we will dismiss the petition for being unmeritorous if the detention is legal but if the detention is illegal by looking into it like what was done.” –
  • ach_chooach_choo PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Just another Dutertard shooting himself in the foot.
  • gotta lick itgotta lick it PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    do not fret. 2019 is just around the corner. the more they make themselves look like bullies the more voters will learn to hate them.
  • EgozumEgozum PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    MANILA - The House of Representatives Committee on Good Government on Tuesday ordered the release of 6 Ilocos Norte provincial government officers held for nearly two months for purportedly refusing to cooperate in its hearing on the alleged misuse of P66.45 million in tobacco excise tax funds from 2011 to 2012.
    Ilocos Rep. Rodolfo Fari?as moved for the release of the so-called Ilocos 6 after the officials "regained their memory" and spoke the truth during the House panel probe.
    Ordered released Ilocos Norte financial officers Pedro Agcaoili, Evangeline Tabulog, Josephine Calajate, Eden Battulayan, Genedine Jambaro, and Encarnacion Gaor.

    The House committee held the officials for refusing to respond to questions at a hearing on May 29. They were detained despite a release order from the Court of Appeals.
    In a congressional committee probe Tuesday, the officers admitted holding government funds allotted for the purchase of 70 mini trucks through cash advances.
    Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos earlier in the hearing said the purchase of 70 mini trucks by the provincial government did not undergo proper bidding process.
    "Yung 2 transactions, direct contracting. Direct contracting is something that the BAC (Bids and Awards Committee) recommended that we had to resort to because there was only a single supplier that can comply with the requirements," she explained.
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