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Calida asks SC to drop Duterte as respondent in martila law suit: He’s immune

Jun 19, 2017 @ 16:54

Solicitor General Jose Calida on Monday, June 19, has asked the Supreme Court (SC) to drop the name of President Rodrigo Duterte as a respondent in the petitions seeking the nullification of martial law declared over Mindanao.

“Petitioners cannot be permitted to disregard the doctrine of presidential immunity,” read his memorandum filed before the SC on Monday (June 19).

“Without any waiver of his immunity from suit, President Duterte should be dropped as a party-respondent,” he pointed out.

Calida reminded the high tribunal that it has repeatedly ruled the President “may not be sued in any civil or criminal case, and there is no need to provide for it in the Constitution or law.”

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  • beautilicious

    Sino ba ang nag declare ng Martial Law? bakit ayaw banggitin ang pangalan ni Duterte.

  • hotmate62

    BUTI NA LANG MAY SUPREME COURT THAT FOLLOWS THE “RULE OF LAW” AND THE CONSTITUTION AT PARA HADLANGIN AT KALABANIN ANG PANGAABUSO SA KAPANGYARIHAN NG MGA NA SA GOBIYERNO…AT PARA DIN HADLAGIN, KALABANIN AT PIGILIN ANG PANG-ABUSO, GAMITIN SA MALI AT PAGLAWIG NG “BATAS MILITAR O MARTIAL LAW”! S.C. IS AN INDEPENDENT GOVERNMENT INSTITUTION THAT NO ONE (EVEN THE PRESIDENT!) CAN DICTATE S.C. UNLIKE CONGRESS “WHICH IS A RUBBERSTAMP NOW OF THE PRESIDENT OR HAWAK SA ILONG AT NABABAYARAN”! S.C. IS ALSO THE LAST “BASTION” OF DEMOCRACY. GOD BLESS SUPREME COURT JUSTICES!

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