Convicted mutineer-turned-Senator Antonio Trillanes lauded a recent decision by the Philippine Supreme Court saying it ruled fairly on its decision to deny his petition for a temporary restraining order (TRO) on President Rodrigo Duterte’s Proclamation No. 572.
“It was a carefully-worded decision by the Supreme Court. We are grateful that they showed some semblance of independence,” Trillanes told reporters when sought for an interview after the Supreme Court ruled to deny his petition.
“They could have outrightly dismissed the petition all together. But they knew that we presented a strong case and the proclamation is badly-flawed, but nonetheless, they gave him (Duterte) a face-saving way out,” said the opposition senator.
This is a milestone in that it is a de facto recognition of the authority of the Supreme Court coming from a key Yellowtard leader.
Having set this precedent, any further effort to undermine the authority of the Supreme Court coming from the Yellowtard camp should be called out as just another case of their tradition of inconsistency-when-convenient.
Filipinos owe it to themselves to be vigilant in keeping their “thought leaders” intellectually honest — specially those of them who come from a political bloc that had long ago come to be known for routine dishonesty.
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