PRES Duterte slapped with 'quo warranto' petition - MUST READ THIS!


President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday was slapped with a "quo warranto" petition at the Supreme Court on allegations that his certificate of candidacy during the 2016 presidential elections was "illegal."

Private citizen Elly Pamatong filed the petition, arguing that Duterte, who withdrew his COC for the position of Davao City mayor in 2015, cannot file a COC for another position--that of the president.

Pamatong also noted in his plea that the position of president and vice president are "in effect vacant and empty.”

Under the Rules of Court, those who may file a quo warranto petition are the solicitor general, public prosecutors, and a person claiming the usurped public office or position.

Pamatong is none of the above.

Last month, the Philippines ousted its first impeachable official by means of granting a quo warranto petition.

In its ruling, the high court said its grant of a quo warranto plea to oust Maria Lourdes Sereno as Chief Justice seeks to ensure that “only qualified individuals” hold public office, asserting that impeachment is not the sole means to remove an impeachable officer.

Source : abs-cnb


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