Quo Warranto Petition Might be Next to Leonen’s Impeachment Case
Following Sereno’s Fate
It is a popular discussion in social media that SolGen Jose Calida’s quo warranto petition might be next. The impeachment case was filed against Associate Justice Marvic Leonen. Unlike impeachment, quo warranto does not pertain to acts committed by the impeachable officer during his term. It involves, ineligibility of the person to hold public office. So, he or she does not have the proper qualifications for the position in the first place. Therefore, an officer may be discharged from service.
Assisted by Atty. Larry Gadon
If Edwin Cordevilla’s case does not hold ground, a quo warrant might follow. Cordevilla is the Secretary-General of the Filipino League of Advocates for Good Government. Atty. Larry Gadon assisted them. It is now clear that the gatherring of evidence like the SALN and SC expenses are for this purpose.
Warning to Robredo
The presumptive VP criticizes Calida earlier. This was when the SolGen sided Marcos’ plea. They both asked for Leonen to inhibit from the protest. Since the ponente plays hard on their pleas, the Solicitor General is bound to act according to its mandate.
The Supreme Court put an end into Pro- and Anti-Marcos arguments on Martial Law. It decides on the case on or before July 5. Three petitions are heard by the SC during the three-day oral argument. This internal deliberation is based on the request of Solicitor General Jose Calida.
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[VIDEO]: Huling araw ng oral arguments kaugnay ng Martial Law, nauwi sa executive session
The Supreme Court terminates the oral argument on the petitions that question the validity of Proclamation 216 or the martial law proclamation of the President in Mindanao. SC’s Information Chief Atty. Theodore Te said that all parties must submit their memoranda or before June 19, 2017, at 2 in the afternoon.
The internal deliberations of the anti-martial law petitioners is led by Albay Representative Edcel Lagman. Defense Secretary and martial law administrator Delfin Lorenzana and Armed Forces Chief of Staff and martial law implementor Eduardo Año gave details on the actual situation to justify the pro-martial law sentiments of the President.
Calida said that it is necessary to keep the session internal because intelligence information is discussed with the justices and the mentioned parties. Año has a powerful presentation with confidential documents for the Supreme Court to verify, he explained.
The petitioners’ fear of the Marcos regime’s measures against political detractors that resorted to inciting insurgents to go against the government is just hard to ignore. They are basically worried that President Du30 will do the same. If so, the Liberal Party members can be persecuted, their media banned and real democracy will be restored just like during the Marcos era. Perhaps this time, Bongbong Marcos can already take his post as VP because most people believe that he was the real winner of the 2016 Vice Presidential elections.
Pro-administration lawmakers just filed a bill that would put the Solicitor General Calida in charge of the PCGG. It aims to recover the ill-gotten wealth of the Marcos family. If their bill is signed into law, ant-Marcos activists are worried on the Solicitor General’s judgment. It is not enough that they asked to stop the Php 25,000 pesos pension of former First Lady Imelda Marcos as the widow of a war veteran which is Php 5,oo0, and 20,000 as the widow of a medal of valor recipient.
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[VIDEO]: SolGen Calida: Imelda Marcos gets P25-K pension since 1994
True Blue Marcos Loyalist
Solicitor General Jose Calida is a true blue Marcos loyalist. He was an avid leader of the Alyansang Duterte-Bongbong or RRD-BBM alliance. He campaigned for the tandem and even expressed his utmost support for both candidates during a media interview in Ilocos Norte.
PCGG under SolGen
Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez pushes House Bill Number 5233. Together with Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas, and House justice committee chairperson Reynaldo Umali. It seeks to place the Presidential Commission on Good Government or PCGG under the Office of the Solicitor General. That automatically makes Calida the head of the PCGG that disturbs the anti-Marcos protesters.
The PCGG has so far recovered over P170 billion. The same bill places the Office of the Government Corporate Counsel under Calida’s office and upgrades his rank, benefits, and privileges. So, Calida would be on top of the three departments once the bill is approved. Will he pursue running after the Marcoses or diverts his attention to other politicians who have questionable lifestyles?
These anti-Marcos people are filled with hatred in their heart. They cannot give credit anymore where it’s due. The pension of a deceased military man has nothing to do with any alleged ill-gotten wealth that after more than 30 years, no court could prove it or dismiss the complaints. Since in a democratic country, one is innocent until proven guilty, the heirs of the late president Ferdinand E. Marcos must not be treated unfairly. Are they really afraid that Calida will be biased in the Marcoses’ favor or worried that he examines the wealth of the anti-Marcos government officials instead?