By: Elena Grace Flores
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Is there Justice in the Supreme Court?
Leonen Threatens Justices
Associate Justice Marvic Leonen warns his fellow justices recently. He alleged that to leak results of the internal deliberations and draft rulings of the high court are punishable. They violate the confidentiality rule of the tribunal, he added. However, there was no denial of the fact that he exerts efforts to dismiss the case of Marcos against Robredo. This explains why he sits on the case for such a long period of time.
Blocking Public Interest
The SC then orders Times’ reporter Jomar Canlas to explain why he should not be cited for contempt. This is for writing stories based on leaked documents, they pointed out. The same order was issued to Solicitor General Jose Calida. He also files a petition asking Leonen, the ponente of the poll case, to recuse himself based on Canlas’ article. Almost the same time as Marcos. This triggers RObredo to request for an investigation for a possible connivance. However, the palace said that as the people’s lawyer, the SolGen has the right to address public interest that pertains to the law.
Prejudging the Case
Both Marcos and Calida said in their petition against Leonen that Canlas’ story is a proof that he prejudged the case. In his reflections, Leonen wants to dismiss the poll protest against Robredo. This is allegedly for failure of Marcos to specify the acts of fraud, anomalies or irregularities. Without considerations of the widespread cheating in the precincts covered by the protest. Plus the ample evidence and witnesses gathered by concerned individuals. Justice seems to elude Marcos in this regard. That leads Marcos supporters to double their efforts in the 2022 elections.