Ex-chief justice Renato Corona, who was ousted from office following the supposed bribery of Palace to senators with disbursement acceleration program funds, has challenged Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno to respond to President Aquino’s attacks on the judiciary about the unanimous decision announcing that DAP is unconstitutional
"Sereno should react and defend the institution she represents. It’s her duty to do so,” he told The Philippines Star in a text message after the President’s televised address.
Corona added that his successor, appointed by Aquino in 2012 after his removal from office through impeachment trial, should answer "personally and not through the SC spokesman."
Sereno voted with 13 other justices of SC – including three other Aquino appointees – in declaring DAP unconstitutional.
When Corona was facing impeachment trial, he warned that President Aquino wanted to control the high court.
In the president’s speech Monday night, President Aquino said government lawyers will look for a reversal of the 13-0 SC ruling declaring parts of the DAP as unconstitutional.
He also pointed a message to the Supreme Court justices.
"Ayaw nating umabot pa sa puntong nagbabanggaan ang dalawang magkapantay na sangay ng gobyerno."
According to experts, the speech seems to show that the Chief Executive is prepared to face a fight with the Supreme Court.
Meanwhile, Senator Joseph Victor Ejercito also commented on President’s behavior in the whole DAP debate.
"Ang naging attitude lately ng Pangulo, siguro dahil popular siya for the past 4 years, ay nagkaroon ng negative effect na parang kahit (ano) ay pwedeng gawin kasi popular sya for the past 4 years. Extended honeymoon eh.
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