Press Release
January 17, 2010

Statement of Sen. Benigno S. Aquino III on
Defending the Integrity of the Judiciary

"To this day, the administration has done nothing more than label those who oppose the appointment of the next Chief Justice by GMA as ignorant and ill-advised. This only shows the fact that it has failed to address the clear unconstitutionality of the President's intended action. As a legislator, I am not only duty-bound to abide and uphold our Constitution but also to defend a co-equal and necessary institution like the Supreme Court, which stands as the last bulwark of democracy, from those who wish to manipulate it for their personal ends.

"I will not merely stand by and watch our countrymen lose faith in the integrity and independence of the judiciary because of this administration's plan to wield power beyond allowable limits."

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