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SC appoints ex-Chief Justice Puno as ‘buddy of courtroom’ in anti-terror regulation debates

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Kristine Joy Patag (Philstar.com) – February 11, 2021 – 5:34pm

MANILA, Philippines — The Supreme Courtroom has appointed retired Chief Justice Reynato Puno as a “buddy of courtroom” that may assist the tribunal resolve points involving the 37 petitions in opposition to the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020.

The SC in an en banc session Tuesday appointed Puno as an amicus curiae or “buddy of courtroom.” The copy of the decision was made public solely on Thursday.

Beneath the Guidelines of Courtroom, the courtroom could invite “skilled and neutral attorneys” to seem as amici curiae to assist in disposition of points submitted to it.

Puno is the second amicus curiae that the SC appointed to the case. The courtroom had earlier designated retired SC Justice Francis Jardeleza as an amicus curiae.

Jardeleza, additionally a former solicitor common, will current his stance after the interpellation of the petitioners, which can be on February 16, the third day of the oral arguments.

SC spokesperson Brian Hosaka stated they’re but to verify whether or not Puno will ship his assertion following Jardeleza.

The Puno courtroom

Puno served because the excessive courtroom for 13 years from 1993. He served as chief justice from December 2007 to Might 2010.

Beneath the Puno courtroom, the SC promulgated the foundations on the writ of amparo or often known as the “safety” writ. This was crafted to handle the difficulty of extrajudicial killings and compelled abductions.

Puno had stated then: “The writ of amparo will deny authorities the protection of easy denial when they’re sued to provide, earlier than the courts, the our bodies of victims of involuntary disappearances.”

RELATED: Supreme Court finishes draft rules on writ of amparo | SC to review 2007 Rules on Writ of Amparo

The writ of amparo was seen as having a broader scope that the writ of habeas corpus, which kinfolk of lacking individuals often file earlier than courts to compel that that the federal government produce their individuals.

Throughout the second day of the oral arguments, Affiliate Justice Marvic Leonen had requested the petitioners whether or not a petition for habeas corpus could also be filed for an individual detained below a provision of the anti-terrorism regulation.

Part 29 of the assailed regulation permits detention of suspected terrorist with out judicial fees of as much as 24 days.

Nationwide Union of Peoples’ Attorneys chair Neri Colmenares, one of many petitioners’ oralists, stated that whereas this proper is just not taken away from the accused, courts could dismiss the plea as a result of wording of the regulation.

SC notes Carpios’ manifestation on risk to journalist

The SC in the identical en banc session additionally “famous” former SC Justices Antonio Carpio and Conchita Carpio-Morales’ manifestation citing the posts of Lt. Gen. Antonio Parlade Jr.’s directed at Inquirer.web reporter Tetch Torres-Tupas.

The Carpios had requested the SC to compel Solicitor Common Jose Calida to clarify Parlade’s touch upon a social media consumer asking whether or not the journalist could also be sued. The army common replied: “Aiding the terrorists by spreading lies? PUEDE (It’s attainable).”’

The Carpios had re-pleaded their earlier prayer searching for a proof from Calida on Parlade’s risk to petitioners. Of their newest manifestation, they stated the posts “engender worry that chills journalists, and even residents, from exercising their rights to freedoms and expression and of the press.”

Parlade was angered by Torres-Tupas tales on the Aeta farmers’ submitting of Petition-in-Intervention to affix the anti-terrorism regulation pleas. He accused the reporter of being a propagandist for communist rebels.

The SC on February 9 denied the petition “contemplating {that a} felony case for violation of Part 4(a) of RA 11479 was already filed in opposition to the intervenors earlier than the Regional Trial Courtroom of Olongapo Metropolis.”

The oral arguments will resume on February 16. Recaps on the primary two days of the oral arguments in the meantime could also be learn here and here.

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