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Duterte warns SC, courts against protecting oligarchs or face constitutional crisis: Jina-jamming ninyo ang mga Filipino

President Rodrigo Duterte cautioned Supreme Court (SC) magistrates and Court of Appeals (CA) Justices against siding with oligarchs like the Rufino-Prieto family from giving back what the government and the poor rightfully deserved.

In a speech in Davao del Norte, Duterte sent a warning to the SC and CA not to wait for the day that he would defy their orders and create a “constitutional crisis.”

“Jina-jamming ninyo ang Filipino. Kayong mga Justices mamili kayo: return the property of the government to the people or there will be a time I will not honor your orders and you shall have created a constitutional crisis,” said

He cited the case of the Rufino-Prieto family who has parried attempts by the government to evict them from the Creekside-Mile Long property in Makati (their lease contract signed during the Marcos years expired in 2002) by using the CA to issue temporary restraining orders.

“The SC has already said twice isauli ninyo sa tao, pero nagfile ng kaso for TRO sa Court of Appeals. Ayaw talagang isauli sa tao,” said Duterte,
Duterte said he planned to sell the Creekside-Mile Long property and use the funds to build housing for the poor.

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