SC orders Cavite mayor reinstated

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday declared Homer Saquilayan the duly elected mayor of Imus, Cavite, and ordered his immediate reinstatement to the post.

Voting 8-7, the high tribunal in an en banc session lifted the temporary restraining order it had issued in October stopping the Commission on Elections from unseating Emmanuel Maliksi in favor of Saquilayan.

The court also dismissed Maliksi’s petition and affirmed the Comelec rulings favoring Saquilayan.

“The decision is immediately executory considering that there are less than five months left in the office,” said court spokesman Theodore Te.

Maliksi was installed as mayor in December 2011, one month after the Imus Regional Trial Court ruled on his election protest against Saquilayan.

In August last year, a Comelec division declared that Saquilayan had beaten Maliksi by 8,429 votes. Maliksi appealed to the Comelec and then went to the Supreme Court.

Maliksi is the son of former Cavite governor and current Imus Rep. Erineo “Ayong” Maliksi. He is also a member of the Liberal Party, which is headed by President Aquino.

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  • indiosbravos2002

    Ano ba yan. 3 months na lang saka pa lang nakapagdecide kung sino uupo talaga. Lugi dito taong bayan na naman.

    • repapips

      ganyan ang due process. matagal. maraming politiko magaling jan. tingnan mo si zubiri.

      • sanjuan683

         Ang pogi ni Zubiri di ba? Yun bata mo si Koko di ba pangit siya?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FXCIZ3GD4CSNVVIUIVYX6VC4KI Apolinario

    ANG GALING TALAGA NITONG MGA MALIKSI MAGPARAPARAAN LANG PARA MALAUPO SA PUWESTO. NGAYON SIGURADONG SILAT NA ANG MGA MAKURAKOT NYONG AMBISYON.

  • kismaytami

    Sana ipatanggal ni Mayor Saquilayan ang mga poster ni pinagkakabit ng mga kups na maliksi sa mga poste ng kuryente sa kahabaan ng Aguinaldo Highway. Mukha nang billboad capital ang Imus.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/MLD4OKCRPD4PLQOEWMYBRELWG4 Cola

    ang justisya talaga, napaka BILIS!!! 5 months na lang mauupo.

  • J ALMRZ

    dati si Mayor Jaro ay napatunayang nanalo sa pagkamayor ng Imus ilang buwan na lang ang natitira sa term niya,  si Homer Saquilayan ang napatunayang talo yet time ay nasa panig siya mga Maliksi

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/DKOWYENNEP3EIYJOVKU5SYPKUU Dok

    ka gagohan talaga tong SC sa atin..kung kelan mag election staka mag pin down ng decision…e ano gagawin ng nanalo jan sa munisipyo? mag bilang ng kanyang kulangot sa upoan?….more fun in the philippines

    • http://webusertoday.blogspot.com WebUserToday

      Ano naman ang magagawa ng Supreme Court kung kamakailan lang naman naidulog sa kanila ang kaso. At meron din naman kasing prosesong sinusunod. Hindi naman pwedeng, uunahin and desisyunan kaagad ang mga kasong tulad nyan dahil mag-eeleksiyon na. Salamat nga at na-desisyonan yan bago pa man matapos ang termino.

      • $5699914

         pagpasensiyahan mo na at meron talagang tao na bobo nung ipinanganak….

  • Cardinal Sin

    So what will be done now with the Maliksi monkeys and the judge who sided with them?  If this happened in Saudi Arabia, they would be beheaded.  That’s why that bald-headed man who leads the corrupt Philippines doesn’t want to implement the death penalty.  He’s afraid that his men will just be beheaded.

  • TMZPinoy

    Ang lupit naman nitong desisyon ng Supreme court..limang buwan na lang natitira sa nanalo,hehehehheh..parang ZUBIRI at PIMENTEL,pero  two years naman natitira kay KOKO PIMENTEL at yun apat na taon nakakuha na ng “porl barrel” si ZUBIRI, Hehehehhe. Puro karantaduhan talaga ang gobyerno natin. Ang inuuna kasi ng Supreme court ay yun mga BIG time na kaso na mas malaki kikitain nila…

  • ewankosayo

    sana lagyan na ng traffic light sa kanto ng daanghari at aguinaldo hway at overpass nman sa tapat ng district..ilaw din sa kahabaan ng aguinaldo hway..

    • kismaytami

      Tumpak. Hindi mga unipormadong unggoy na kakawag-kawag. Tinalo na nga ng Imus sa pagiging Trapik Capital ang Bacoor.

  • opinyonlangpo

    Philippine election can not be trusted. It always seems manipulated. The penalty for election fraud and cheating should be death or life imprisonment for anyone involved in the conspiracy. Too bad, maybe all the politicians will be in jail then.

  • Rolly257

    Kung ako ang president iimpluwensihan ko ang comelec para paboran ang ka-partido ko.

    Buti na lang abnoy ang presidente at hindi ginamit ang kanyang lakas at kapangyarihan.

    Abnoy din sana ang mga susunod pang presidente.

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