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― Archibald MacLeish

Friday, May 11, 2018

So The World May Know: Democracy is DEAD in the Philippines!

The Death of Democracy in the 🇵🇭Philippines:Chief Justice Sereno, I’m putting you on notice that I’m your enemy and you have to be out of the Supreme Court."President Duterte
SupremeCourt of The Philippines:Citizen confidence in the judicial system requires that judges, lawyers, court clerks, and others associated with the judiciary maintain the highest ethical standards. Sadly, in the Philippines it's all about "The Price is RIGHT"!
The Philippine Supreme Court (SC) ousted Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on Friday, May 11.
Those who voted for the ouster of SC Chief Justice Sereno: Associate Justices Teresita Leonardo De Castro, Diosdado Peralta, Lucas Bersamin, Francis Jardeleza, Noel Tijam, Samuel Martires, Andres Reyes Jr, and Alexander Gesmundo.This is a black day for justice and the rule of law. 
The Philippine Constitution was brazenly violated by the 8 justices who voted for the illegal ouster of SC Chief Justice Sereno. 
I Dissent
"This Petition should have been dismissed outright and not given due course. It does not deserve space in judicial deliberation within our constitutional democratic space."
Justice Marvic Leonen
Former Chief Justice Hilario Davide:on SC "Quo Warranto" Decision: "That would be the doomsday for judicial independence and put at risk the integrity of the court. It would be "the saddest day for the Philippine judiciary, especially the Supreme Court." CNN Philippines
"The Supreme Court has fallen, and fallen hard in the eyes of the public,” Senator Risa Hontiveros said in a statement shortly after media reported the supposed 8-6 Court vote in favor of the quo warranto petition against Sereno.
“By giving its nod to an obviously unconstitutional petition, the high tribunal has surrendered its judicial independence and integrity to the whims of President Duterte, and subverted altogether our constitutional process of impeachment." Senator Risa Hontiveros
"It is now the darkest hour in our democracy. The Supreme Court, which is supposed to be the cradle of our fragile Constitution, is the same body that killed it. Those SC justices who committed this heinous crime against our justice system must not and will not go unpunished." Senator Sonny Trillanes
“Talo na naman ang taumbayan. Ano pa ang laban ng karaniwang Pilipino kung ang Chief Justice ay kayang tanggalin nang basta-basta at hindi batay sa tamang proseso?”
“Binalewala ang prosesong nakasaad sa Saligang Batas. Natanggalan ang publiko ng karapatang malaman ang totoo at suriin ang kaso. Tila ang may kapangyarihan na lang ang magdidikta ng hustisya. Talo na naman ang mga Pilipinong walang kalaban-laban,” he said.Senator Bam Aquino
"[The vote] shows a divided court on a very important constitutional issue. This means the ruling may not be a stable one and may be subject to revision going forward." 
"I do not agree with the decision because impeachment is the only constitutional route for removal of a CJ " Senator Juan Edgardo Angara
"Ang biggest ‘winners’ sa SC decision ay ang mga abogadong pulpol na handa sanang magkalat ng katangahan sa impeachment trial na hindi na mangyayari dahil malamang hindi na ipadala ng House ang Articles of Impeachment sa Senado." Senator Panfilo Lacson 
“A quo warranto proceeding is not the proper, legal, and constitutional way to remove an erring impeachable officer. The Constitution is clear that the only remedy on erring constitutional officers like the Chief Justice is a conviction in an impeachment proceeding.”
"But with the SC’s ruling the power to remove an impeachable officer including Supreme Court justices, heads of constitutional offices and even the President is, by implication and in effect, made available to the Solicitor General by way of a quo warranto petition.”
Senator Drilon
Warning to Global Pinoys: Watch in HD the Rape of 🇵🇭 Democracy. Sen De Lima in prison, SC Chief Justice Sereno ousted by Kangaroo Court.
Next  target of cult leader :VP Leni. Expect an 8:6 decision from the  Kangaroo Court! What Du30 wants, he gets!
"You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time." - Abraham Lincoln 
Every day that passes by, we  are witnessing the rape of democracy in the Philippines! What should Pinoys do?
Let's Fight Back!