Jose Vicente Opinion, dean of Eastern Samar State University College of Law and former IBP governor supports the CA. Opinion urges the Congress to recall their show cause order against the three justices who orders to release the six provincial officials who are detained for over a month after. They are cited in contempt by lawmakers in the probe on the capitol’s alleged misuse of the tobacco excise tax.
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Prevent Constitutional Crises
Opinion warns that constitutional crisis can arise according to the action of the Congress. “There is a separation of power among the three branches of government. If the House of Representatives continues to disregard the lawful orders of the Court of Appeals, there will really be a constitutional impasse,” he clarified.
Supreme Court Backs CA
Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno and CA Presiding Justice Andres Reyes Jr. also made a similar statement. They call on the House leaders to retract the show cause order. Instead, consider legal remedies under the Rules of Court to question the CA orders. This can include possible intervention by the Supreme Court.
Not Listening to Law Experts
The IBP and Philippine Bar Association also rallied behind the CA. Opinion is also in one with the Philippine Constitution Association for the Supreme Court to intervene in the conflict between the CA and the House Committee. It is evident that the Congress is quiet right now and no actions are evident yet.
Gov. Marcos Need Not to Attend Hearing
Ilocos Norte players told Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos not to attend the hearing on July 25. This is the same advice given by her brother, Bongbong Marcos. Marcos supporters are aghast when the Congress publicizes the detention room prepared for Marcos. “What is the purpose of going there to attend if in the end, they will not believe what she will say and their real intention is to detain Governor Imee?” Philip Terry of BBM-POGI asks.