Malacanang to Carpio and Morales petition vs. Anti-Terror Law : ‘Maraming salamat sa kanila’

Malacanang to Carpio and Morales petition vs. Anti-Terror Law : ‘Maraming salamat sa kanila’




Two of the fiercest critics of the Duterte administration from the judiciary are not taking the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 as it is.
Retired Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio and former Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales filed their petition asking the High Court to declare the controversial law as unconstitutional which took effect on July 18.

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque in one of his virtual pressers welcomes all the petitions challenging the landmark legislation’s constitutionality – the Anti-Terrorism Act.


Retired Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio and former Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales
(photo credit to owner)

“We welcome all these petitions,” Roque said 
Roque adds that the Supreme Court acts as the sole interpreter of the Consitution.
“It’s the Supreme Court that will uphold the supremacy of the Constitution,” according to him.

“Maraming salamat din sa kanila (Carpio and Carpio-Morales) dahil mabibigyan ng linaw kung talagang labag sa Saligang Batas itong bagong batas laban sa terrorismo,” he concluded.


Opposition’s call

Liberal Party and opposition senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan made a call last week urging the individuals and concerned groups to  “besiege” the High Court with petitions  just to make a point that a lot of Filipinos believe the ATA contravenes with the 1987 Constitution.
“We have to exhaust all (legal) remedies. Whether we win or not is another thing altogether. But we have to fight,” Senator Kiko said in a radio interview.

For Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo, she has been quoted that she will support every efforts in questioning the Anti-Terrorism Law before the Supreme Court.

“We can still do a lot… We can go to the Supreme Court because we believe there are unconstitutional provisions,” Robredo said in a television interview on Saturday. “We can also continue to engage Congress to repeal or amend the provisions that are not acceptable to us.”




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