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PRESS STATEMENT: On President Aquino’s nationally-televised speech in defense of DAP

15 July 2014 No Comment
PRESS STATEMENT
14 July 2014
Reference: ACT Teachers Rep. Antonio Tinio (0920-9220817) 
ACT Teachers Rep. Antonio Tinio on President Aquino’s nationally-televised speech in defense of DAP

This is the height of President Aquino’s hubris.  The Supreme Court ruled unanimously that he usurped the Congressional power of the purse through the DAP.  In so publicly and brazenly repudiating the key arguments of the ruling, he seems intent on usurping the Supreme Court’s exclusive role as final arbiter on matters of law as well.  President Aquino’s defiance of the Supreme Court constitutes nothing less than what the Constitution refers to as betrayal of public trust, specifically a tyrannical abuse of power, a clear ground for impeachment.

Ironically, the son and heir of the icons of the anti-dictatorship struggle, Ninoy and Cory, is acting like a full-fledged tyrant, having been found to have usurped Congressional power and now challenging the authority of the Supreme Court.

These actions make him unfit to continue in office.  #

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