Maliksi: I’m still Imus mayor


SWAT members arrive outside the Municipal Hall grounds as the supporters of unseated Mayor Emmanuel Maliksi prevent the camp of Homer Saquilayan from taking over as he takes his oath as mayor of this town as declared by the Imus regional Trial Court on Wednesday.INQUIRER FILE  PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines – Imus, Cavite Mayor Emmanuel Maliksi refused Monday to vacate his post despite the order from the Supreme Court (SC) and the Commission on Elections (Comelec) that he make way for Homer Saquilayan to assume office.

Maliksi, along with his supporters, had not accepted the writ of execution served on Monday and was refusing to leave the municipal hall, radio reports said.

“I’m still the mayor,” Maliksi said in a televised phone patch interview. “The decision is not yet final, I have managed to file a motion for reconsideration in the Supreme Court.”

He further said that the writ of execution was “wrong, irregular” because it should have come from the court of origin which is the regional trial court.

The Comelec writ of execution should also have been signed by all commissioners of the Comelec being an En Banc order. Only Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. and the Clerk of court had signed the order, Maliksi said.

Saquilayan, in a separate phone patch interview, said that Maliksi and his supporters have barricaded themselves inside the municipal hall. Police were also surrounding the building, he said.

Saquilan’s supporters had already been told to go home after they gathered for his proclamation as Imus Mayor.

He called on Maliksi to heed the order from the Supreme Court and step down so he could assume office. He said that the normal operations of the municipal hall were not affected by Maliksi’s refusal to leave.

The writ of execution, served Monday, directed the provincial election supervisor and the provincial local government operations officer to implement the order for “Emmanuel Maliksi … to cease and desist from discharging the powers and functions of the office of the mayor … and to relinquish and vacate the same in favor of … Homer Saquilayan to cause the peaceful and smooth turn-over of office.”

Get Inquirer updates while on the go, add us on these apps:

Inquirer Viber

Disclaimer: The comments uploaded on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of We reserve the right to exclude comments that we deem to be inconsistent with our editorial standards.

  • WebUserToday

    Kawawang pulitiko. TSK..

  • George Lapulapu

    one reason not to vote for Maliksi…
    kapit tuko… ano ba meron dyan sa pagiging mayor at daming takot mawalan ng tarabaho kuno.

  • sanjuan683

    Hoy Maliksi bumaba ka na diyan sa puwesto mo. Kapag hindi ka bumaba maglalagay ako ng maraming lamggam para kagati ang wetpu.

  • kapayapaan_1900

    Wala na talagang respeto at pagpapahalaga ang tao sa Korte Suprema at Comelec buhat nang mag “martial law” na legacy ni Apo. Lalu nang nasalahula ang katatagan ng dalawang demokratikong institusyon sa ilalim ng mga sumunod pang administrasyon. Wala na halos ibig maniwala at sumunod sa kanilang mga desisyon na karamihan kasi’y kahinahinalang puro lutong makaw. Wala ng “rule of law” Kailan pa kaya tayo matututo?

  • Dennis Rene V. Soliman

    Lecheng maliksi yan ah

  • TreadLikely

    Oh look another Gwen Garcia.

  • Cardinal Sin

    So why didn’t the SWAT team arrest Maliksi and his corrupt policemen? If this happened in the Middle East, Maliksi and his gang of policemen would be publicly hanged or beheaded for fraud. That’s why the Taliban, MNLF, MILF and Abu Sayaf exist. Corrupt Malays are so hard-headed about following laws and rules that they will only listen once they are beheaded. The Chinese Emperor only took Sun Tzu’s Art of War seriously after Sun Tzu started beheading the Emperor’s disobedient concubines.

  • regd

    Hehehe, we have another idiot gwen-copycat to ridicule.

  • Apolinario

    Sa totoo lang ala naman akong bilib dyan sa mayor kuno na ayaw umalis sa pwesto. Bakit kaya ayaw? Di pa ba sapat ang napakinabangan niya sa pagkakaupo ng kulang sa tatlong taon? Baka naman di pa napupuno ang sariling kaban. Kuro-kuro lang po.

  • Bryan Kevin Tung

    Kapit tuko. Eh c saquilayan nga he vacated office when comelec orderedhim to do so para mgng mayor ka. Leche! Matalo kng eche ka!

  • redpula

    come on man, get a life, haven’t you read the decision of the court, don’t play idiot, people like you feel that public offices are corporate board rooms, if that will be the case let us suggest that you name the city of imus in this way, CORPORATE CITY OF IMUS, PRESIDENT AND CEO, MALIKSI, then you have all the rights in this mundane world to claim rightfully you owned the place and no power in this world can bringing you down unless you sell your shares, if that is your thinking mr. Maliksi, i will concur with you, however, that is not the case, so leave the city hall for pete sake.

  • indiosbravos2002

    Another Garcia in the making?

  • Loggnat

    The same charges should apply to Mayor Mal-iksi as the charges that were applied to Gov. Gwen Garcia. The leadership of the Liberal party, DILG and the president’s office should exercise some leadership skills to make the Imus mayor to follow a legal order from the COMELEC and the Supreme Court. Jeez!!… This politicians are like children who holds their breath until they are blue in the face because they do not get what they want. :))

  • $5699914

    Walang patawad dapat ang batas sa mga kapit-tuko!
    Alisin na iyan!

To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.

Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:

c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City,Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94


editors' picks



latest videos