SC unseats mayor in Cavite

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Mayor Manny Maliksi of Imus, Cavite (C) with Radyo Inquirer 990AM anchors Denn Macaranas (R) and Louie Garcia in an interview on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011.

MANILA, Philippines—The Supreme Court on Tuesday affirmed the decision of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) declaring Homer Saquilayan as the duly elected mayor of Imus, Cavite in 2010.

Voting 8-7, the high court dismissed the petition filed by the seating Mayor Emmanuel Maliksi of the Liberal Party.

“The decision is immediately executory considering that there are only less than 5 months left in Saquilayan’s term of office,” the high court said through its public information office.

The high court has also lifted the temporary restraining order it earlier issued in favour of Maliksi.

The eight justices are Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio, Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, and Associate Justices Mariano Del Castillo, Roberto Abad, Martin Villarama Jr., Jose Perez, Estela Perlas-Bernabe and Marvic Leonen.

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  • kilabot

    maliksi sa panggugulang etong mga maliksi. 
    maliksi father and son political career is dead.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5UOZM4PWIDKO7G64HL3PPMXUTM Constantine

    There must be a compelling reason otherwise the likes of CJ Sereno,Justices Carpio, Leonen and Bernabe would not have voted against Maliksi! That’s PNoy for you, this is a triumph of Jusitce!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_U62PHGMKO4RK7BLMC4ACA4EG5A EREC

    Dapat bang ikatuwa O ikaasar ang resulta ng SC…. sa akin ikakaasar ko dahil ….ang bagal talaga ng ating SC!!! SUPER BAGAL which ang MABAGAL which you cannot really on! AANHIN PA ANG DAMO KUNG PATAY NA ANG KABAYO!!! REMEMBER ITS 2010 ELECTION!!! BUWISIT!!!

    • Frankcisjawo

      Don’t worry my friend..the Carabao eats grass too…he..he..he..Peace tayo.Anyway, I agree with you..super slow and decision ng Korte..halos kabilang pisngi ng pwet na lang and pwedeng iupo ni mayor for less than 5 months.

  • hopeless_na

    usad-pagong ang hustisya… may pag-asa pa bang bumilis?

  • huseng_batute

    “… by the seating Mayor…”

    Where are your editors?

  • AllinLawisFair

    The “sitting” mayor Emmanuel Maliksi is a member of President Aquino’s Liberal Party, and yet the Supreme Court unseated him with Chief Justice Lourdes Sereno, Associate Justices Estela-Perlas Bernabe and Marvic Leonen, all Aquino appointees, among others voting for his removal from office.

    This shows that the present Supreme Court is not an Aquino Court.

    • ARIKUTIK

      It is Boy AB court used as propaGanda machine. It’s clear as sunshine that the Abnoy is once again directing a SHOWBIZZ.
      3 months to go saka pina upo ! Hoy kayo lang ang Abnoy. Ang taong bayan ay may normal na pag iisip.

  • malek_abdul

    Kawawa naman si Homer Saquilayan. Halos 3 months na lang ang panunungkulan niya. Sana nag-file siya ng kandidatura niya para sa election to see if he really deserves the votes of the Caviteños.

  • mavtan

    Wala pa ba batas na magbabawal sa ganitong sistema? Mag-uupo ng ibang opisyal kapag malapit na ang eleksyon. Hindi ako pabor sa ganitong sistema, kung sino ang talagang nanalo dapat ideklara agad kapag napatunayan na. Wag na maghintay pa na malapit na mag-eleksyon

  • hustlergalore

    sakit sa ulo. kung kailan matatapos ang term. LOL

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GYYFBINDMTZHM6TDHPB667452M agustin

     This is an insult to noy(AB). his protegee CJ Sereno voted against the wish of her master.

  • Richard Ramos

    makapal kasi mukha ni manny at ni ayong nakanakaw na kya pwede na ibalik si SAKI naubos na pondo ng bayan ng IMUS …..

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