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Ping: In democracy, it’s the number that counts


That is the way constitutional democracy works.

On this note, Sen. Panfilo Lacson said Saturday evening the vote of the majority must be respected, even in the Supreme Court.

In a post on his Twitter account, Lacson said most Supreme Court justices – like legislators in the plenary – had suffered defeats several times by the majority’s vote.

“Just like us, legislators in plenary, most SC justices have suffered defeats a number of times by the powerful vote of the majority. No matter how one believes he was right and the others wrong, he must accept and respect because that is how constitutional democracy works,” he said.

His tweet came a day after the Supreme Court ruled 8-6 to oust Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno from her post.

The vote was based on a quo warranto petition from the Office of the Solicitor General.

Supreme Court spokesman Theodore Te said the ruling on Sereno’s ouster is immediately executory.

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