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‘Midas touch’ not working on SC justice

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Supreme Court spokesperson and Court Administrator Jose Midas Marquez. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

While the Supreme Court upheld on Friday its temporary restraining order (TRO) on the government’s inclusion of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and her husband Jose Miguel “Mike” Arroyo in the immigration watch list, the TRO was not really effective yet because one of its conditions was not met.

This was the contention advanced by Associate Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno in her dissenting opinion, in which she chided Court Administrator Jose Midas Marquez for incorrectly interpreting the high court’s resolution. Marquez is also the acting chief of the tribunal’s Public Information Office (PIO)

In her nine-page dissent, copies of which were made available late Friday afternoon, Sereno contended that the TRO issued on Nov. 15 remained ineffective because the Arroyo couple had failed to comply with Condition No. 2—that “the petitioners shall appoint a legal representative common to both of them who will receive subpoena, orders, and other legal processes on their behalf during their absence.”

In a press conference on Friday, Marquez announced the high court’s rejection of the executive branch’s appeal to reconsider the issuance of the TRO and said it “remained in full force and effect.”

Sereno, however, disagreed, saying: “Contrary to this interpretation, as stated, it was the understanding of a majority that the TRO is ‘suspended pending compliance’ with our earlier resolution. The operational ineffectivity of the TRO is implied—for it is a basic principle that the failure of petitioners to comply with one of the conditions in the resolution dated Nov. 15, 2011 is a jurisdictional defect that suspends, at the least, the effectivity of the TRO. Therefore, the TRO, until faithful compliance with the terms thereof, is legally ineffective.”

Clerical error

The former first couple were given five days to submit the name of their legal representative. They did so on the same day, Nov. 15, in separate documents granting special power of attorney to Ferdinand Topacio, Mike Arroyo’s lawyer.

The couple’s designations were later certified by the Supreme Court’s clerk of court.

The certification was done shortly after the copy of the TRO was issued and a few hours before the couple’s scheduled flight to Singapore that immigration officials, on the instruction of Justice Secretary Leila de Lima, thwarted. The couple had also posted a P2-million cash bond, another condition in the TRO.

But in her dissenting opinion, Sereno noted a clerical error in the document submitted by Arroyo, where she said she was designating Topacio “to produce summons or receive documentary evidence.” (The same error was also in Mike Arroyo’s submission, but Sereno did not cite this in her dissent).

The justice said the clerk made a mistake, “considering the way the TRO was rushed,” in issuing the certification despite noncompliance by the Arroyos with one of the strict conditions imposed by the Court.

“Nevertheless, good faith and all, the legal effect of such noncompliance is the same—petitioners cannot make use thereof for failure to comply faithfully with a condition imposed by this Court for its issuance,” she said.

Voted 6 times

Sereno recalled that the justices voted six times to deliberate on the various petitions on the table during their special session on Friday morning.

The first vote was on whether the Nov. 15 resolution granting the TRO would be reconsidered or not. The Nov. 15 vote was upheld 8-5.

The issue for the second vote, proposed by one of the justices, was on whether the TRO issued by the clerk of court should be recalled for failure to comply with Condition No. 2.

On this matter, Sereno said, the vote was 7–6, finding that there was no compliance with the second condition of the TRO.

The seven were Justices Sereno, Antonio Carpio, Roberto Abad, Martin Villarama Jr., Jose Mendoza, Bienvenido Reyes, and Estela Perlas Bernabe.

Villarama and Abad were among the eight justices who voted to issue the TRO on Nov. 15 and who again voted to uphold it on Friday.

The third vote proceeded from the result of the second vote—whether, considering that the high court found that there was failure to comply with a condition imposed by the earlier resolution, it should explicitly state that the TRO was thereby suspended pending compliance with Condition No. 2.

The justices, voting 7-6, decided there was no need to explicitly state the legal effect on the TRO of the noncompliance by petitioners with Condition No. 2, Sereno recalled.

She explained: “The majority argued that such a clarification is unnecessary, because it is clear that the TRO is conditional, and cannot be made use of until compliance has been done. It was therefore the sense of the majority that, as an offshoot of the winning vote that there was failure by petitioners to comply with Condition No. 2, the TRO is implicitly deemed suspended until there is compliance with such condition. Everyone believed that it would be clear to all that a conditional TRO is what it is, conditional.”

The fourth vote was on whether the high court would direct the public respondents to show cause why they should not be held in contempt for failure to comply with the TRO and to comply with it. The vote was unanimous.

The fifth vote was on whether Justice Secretary Leila de Lima should be ordered to also show cause why she should not be held in contempt for showing disrespect for the tribunal. The vote on this was 9-4.

The sixth vote was on whether to reset the Nov. 22 schedule of the oral arguments. This was unanimously denied.

In Friday’s resolution by the majority upholding the TRO, the Arroyos were told to “commit to the Court that [they] shall instruct [their] legal representative to amend [their document giving Topacio special power of attorney]: ‘to receive summons or documentary evidence’ and forthwith submit this compliance with the Court.”

‘Be careful’

Thus, Sereno said, Marquez erred when he told reporters that the TRO remained in effect.

She admonished Marquez: “The Court Administrator cum Acting Chief of the PIO is hereby advised to be careful not to go beyond his role in such offices, and that he has no authority to interpret any of our judicial issuances, including the present resolution, a function he never had from the beginning.”

She also told the clerk of court to be more careful in certifying compliance with the high court’s conditions: “[I]t is hereby clarified that it is mandatory for the clerk of court to ensure that there is faithful compliance with all the conditions imposed in our Nov. 15, 2011 resolution, including our second condition, before issuing any certification that the compliance with the TRO has been made, and only then can the TRO become effective.”

Contacted for comment, Marquez stood by his pronouncement that the TRO, as agreed by the majority, remained in full force and effect.

“Yes,” he replied via text message in answer to the question of whether he stood by what he said despite Sereno’s citation of a clerical error.

“As much as we should all respect the dissenting opinion of the good Justice, I announced the majority opinion which prevails and should be complied with. I also appreciate the advice for me to be careful in announcing Court orders and decisions,” he added.


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Tags: Associate Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno , Court Administrator Jose Midas Marquez , Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo , immigration watch list , ineffectivity of the TRO , Jose Miguel “Mike” Arroyo , Supreme Court , TRO , ‘Midas touch’


  • Anonymous

    NASUPALPAL SI CORRUPT MIDAS MARQUEZ NA ISA RING TUTA NI CORRUPT GLO ARROYO, ITS HIGH TIME TO CHANGE & ABOLISH THIS SC, ITS NOT GIVING THE REAL JUSTICE THAT THE PEOPLE DESERVES; THEY SERVED THEIR BENEFACTORS, NOT THE PEOPLE, OK?

    • Anonymous

      buking ano, ha?
      supalpal na, nabisto pa.

  • http://twitter.com/tagasuba ylem

    ang yabang mo kasi Marquez! Buti nga sayo! umaasta kang parang Justice, information officer ka lang naman.

    • Anonymous

      oo nga…hehehe…

      tanggalin na yan!

    • Anonymous

      hehehe…
      napahiya ano, ha?

  • Anonymous

    DALADAL KASI NG BADING NA TUTA NG MGA AROYO. PALAGING PAPOGI POINTS AT PA SHOWBIZ EFEK, PERO BEKE NAMAN

  • http://pinoy-politics.blogspot.com Monsi Serrano

    The role of PIO is just to disseminate information from the office he or she serves be it SC, a government agency or private firm. In the case of Midas, he should not have put any personal interpretation on the TRO. This is the common blunder of PIOs that I encountered in my life. They tend to be overwhelm by the media coverage they get specially in a celebrated case like this.

    I suggest, next time be prudent. But Marquez can interpret it because he is a lawyer, maybe his interpretation is not just right as SC Associate Justice Sereno said.

  • Anonymous

    Mabuti pa bumalik ka muna sa Ortho mo Jose Midas Marquez at ipatanggal mo muna yang braces mo at ng hindi kng anu-anong kapalpakan ang lumalabas dyan sa bunganga mo. 

  • Anonymous

    acting na acting kasi…

    ayan, pinagpipilitan pa yung mali niya…. ‘kala ko matalino, bopol din pala!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RLNYTOS2WW4XAO3D4BMNA5F6GM Manny

      Hahaha. Pag nasilaw ka ng gold, magiging bobo ka.

  • Anonymous

    Midas Marquez is a disgrace to the Supreme Court and the Filipino people he upholds. He is CORRUPT, INCOMPETENT AND CLUELESS. He should be fired from his position.

  • Anonymous

    Marquez is like the proverbial fly on top of a carabao. 

  • Anonymous

    ” ‘Midas touch’ not working on SC justice”

    HA?

    ano ang nangyari?

    GINTO NA NAGING BATO PA????

  • Anonymous

    The clerk-of-court is now the official punching bag for the SC, poor soul.

  • Rj Nieto

    Gwapo nga, kurakot naman.

    Wala rin.

  • Anonymous

    NEWSBREAK: The Supreme Court justices will call for an emergency session and sit enbanc today to issue a TRO for Midas to stop interpreting the Suupreme Court decisions. He will also be put on the watchlists of misinformed PIOs

  • Anonymous

    It is clear that SC is a collegial tyranny under Corona, using their numbers instead of jurisprudence. Serving only their benefactors this is the reason why our jurisprudence is so screwed up. Justice Sereno exposed the inner sanctum politics manipulating public perception through Marquez, while they cater to their pets. Who will investigate SC for the their connivance to the Arroyos. It is patently clear that the Arroyos are receiving advance information on SC decisions, like insider trading, that’s why they are prepared to fly anytime. Who is  Arroyo’s mole inside SC, is it Marquez. Check Marquez lifestyle, pls. AMLA, here’s your chance to do your job.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6EF5PUVD7WK3V3XLP2FYAQZ4O4 Jomjom

      The mole of GMA inside the Supreme Court who gives “insider trading” advantage is no other than Renatu(ta) Corona !!

  • Anonymous

    So this Midas gentleman is human after all. He can make mistakes. I wonder though if he is responsible enough to admit it & be apologetic for such blunder. He can be still a macho to indicate he still got the balls ;-)

  • http://twitter.com/tagasuba ylem

    If this has happened in another country, most likely the officer will resign due to the big error committed. Maybe Marquez should also do the same. What do you think Atty Marquez?

  • Anonymous

    Kasalanan yan nung isang TV anchor; tawagin ba naman siyang Justice Marquez. Hayun lumaki tuloy ang ulo. Midas said that he should just be addressed as Marquez (Midas) but I don’t seem to remember if he objected on being addressed as Justice. Anyhow, this report already came out yesterday in another site, ahead of this one. People are hungry for news, please Inquirer don’t make yours late. You are our source of credible news, keep us loyal to you.

  • http://inquirer.net unokritiko

    You’ll go crazy filipino fools!!
    Marquez camp said they won the championship belt if not for the unanimous decision called by three judges paid by arum!!
    But this Marquez said TRO still effective even one judge admonish him for the 7-6 vote on TRO!??
    in short both Marquez has in common as Big Liars!!!

  • Anonymous

    Pacquiao’s fourth match will be against “MIDAS MARQUEZ” since Juan Manuel begged off from fighting Manny again!

    It will be billed as “- PACMAN vs. MIDAS TOUCH – IV”! -  
    “People of the Philippines versus Arroyo’s Appointees”

    Venue: Supreme Court, Manila.

    Date: November 15, 2012 – the anniversary of the TRO that was issued hastily by SC favoring Arroyos.

    Judges: Corona et al.

    See you there!

  • Guest

    Seemingly, Attorney Marquez is a busy man, and could well be non-included in some of the Supreme Court official debates which take place in the Halls of Justice, rather to be given information and then he has to interpret it somehow.

    When he was announcing the Temporary Restraining Order situation to the media last week, just a hour or so prior to the warrant of arrest [of which I intensively kept commenting on and wondering where it -the arrest warrant - was...which would end the menusha of the legal entanglements by the PSC], some of our team watching the unfolding of the dramatics at my house, picked-up on the missing information but did not know exactly what the problem really was; something was wrong on the GMA side. Marquez “came to class with half his homework done”.   The Philippine DoJ was awaiting the proper response…and it was non-existent! 

    So, now that this is settled and configured, we also have found out some other things, as this is an “assignment” of sorts, we gave to ourselves due to our foreign European neighboring country’s involvement in something that is a probability is occurring..  Here is what it is and here is what we, with enough evidence to back this up, is what we found:

    With so many of GMA’s actions and straight from television and newspaper reports and articles, respectively, and also straight from the loose mouths of the GMA attorneys who are holding public news conferences on the street, and even from some things Attorney Marquez is saying, and Gloria Arroyo herself is doing and saying;

    GLORIA ARROYO HERSELF, HER ATTORNEYS, SOME SENATE MEMBERS, SOME CONGRESSIONAL MEMBERS, SOME ADVOCATES OF GLORIA ARROYO AND SOME OF HER FAMILY, HAVE MADE MOTIONS AND REFERENCES TO HARD-CORE LOBBYING FOR THEIR CAUSE DIRECT TO THE PHILIPPINE SUPREME COURT WHICH IS A GROSS INFRINGEMENT AND ILLEGAL ACT IN ITSELF.

    SOME OF THE ARROYO ATTORNEYS ARE CREATING AN AIR OF INSURRECTION WHEN THEY TELL PEOPLE TO GET OUT AND PROTEST (SOMETHING RELATING TO THE GMA ISSUE). 

    We wonder…as the entire world now wonders now that CNN and Al Jerezera and other international media have caught this story what is being mentioned concerning the Arroyo case and the Supreme Court justices including Corona, GMA self-appointed for the very purpose they are jumping up and down for her at this time, of the Philippines situation – but you can just imagine the fallout. 

    The act of lobbying the PSC in itself is a capital crime and GMA appointees-friends (8) on the special Supreme Court council should realize this is against the law, and can cause many legal things to happen as a result.  One of them, obvious here, are those eight particular SC members GMA appointed illegally, as she herself, was an illegal official of the Philippines, and the PSC has already violated itself many times over!   

    The confusion of the PSC and of Attorney Marquez in a rush to “say something” they, themselves, are to blame and in gross error of creating the self-imposed problems last week, and not the Philippine Department of Justice.

    Lambino further said the DoJ is in error along with the Pasay RTC, that criminal charges rather than an arrest warrant should have been issued; but in respect to the arrest warrant, criminal charges were issued as it is printed of the reason for arrest on the warrant of arrest.  Lambino…you are not going to last through these cases at all.  You, too, miss so many points before you open your trap to talk!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RLNYTOS2WW4XAO3D4BMNA5F6GM Manny

    I believe Marquez is about to be fired. Clearly, he erred. No more golden touch? But he has the gold already.

  • Anonymous

    its midas as_!

  • Endo Dontics

    Woe to Midas for what he touches from thereon will be stale.

  • Anonymous

    While it maybe true that Jose Midas Marquez might have went beyond the bounds of his duties, it is also equally true that admonishing Marquez, Sereno might have also went beyond the bounds of her duties. Unless she is already imagining that she is the incumbent Chief Justice and knows that her theatrics will sends music to the ears of the malacanang occupant.

    • Anonymous

      any justice can very well admonish the clerk of court because a supreme court decision was interpreted wrong by their staff who is not a justice. you should ask why the cheap justice didn’t see it. malungkot ka ba dahil hindi nakalayas si pan dak? anong mapapala mo pag nakalayas siya? bigyan ka ba ng postcard kung saang resort siya nag holiday?

    • Anonymous

      Any of the justices can do what justice sereno did to atty marquez.

    • Anonymous

      if what sereneo is doing is theatrics that’s sending music to malacanang, how would you then describe marquez’s actions?  theatrics that’s sending music to a person who’s under arrest in st. luke’s?

  • Anonymous

    MATIGAS TALAGA ANG ULO NITONG CLERK OF COURT AT KINOKONTRA PA NIYA .ANG JUDICIAL ISSUANCES NG PITONG ASSOCIATE JUSTICES.  SIYA AY CLERK OF COURT LAMANG.  SEGURO DAHIL SA KAPIT NIYA SA CHIEF JUSTICE O DAHIL UTANG NG LOOB NIYA ANG PAGKAPUESTO NIYA BILANG CHECK OF COURT KAY ARROYO O SA SJ , AY LUMAKI ANG ULO NIYA.   ANG PANYAYARING ITO AY NAGPAPATUNAY NA ANG SUPREME COURT NGAYON AY PUGAD NA NG NAKAKASIRA SA HUSTISYA NG BANSA.

  • Anonymous

    Atty. Midas, thank you for taking your reprimand like a man.

  • Anonymous

    nabitin si lourdes sa touch ni midas he he he he. hindi nakiliti he he he he.

    the error is ridiculous. produce vs receive. oplan sibat funduck was supposed to be executed swiftly and smoothly. jose pidal knew beforehand they will be given tro and he also knew the conditions for it. so he booked many flights because he got many airlines friends because he’s into helicopter sales business. 2 million pesoses bond is loose change, it was ready before it was announced. reporting to philippine embassies abroad – forget about it. the second condition: designating somebody with balls to receive summons – they choosed topacio. big mistake. they guy got no balls and no brain. priceless fail! produce balls vs receive summons. bwa ha ha ha ha. things money can’t buy. for everything else, there’s the otso otso supreme court. better luck next time jose pidal. give christmas bonus to papa midas even if he bungled it.

  • http://twitter.com/whipnsaddle Bastonero

    Si Midas Marquez pala dapat ikulong, ipinipilit pa nya na effective ang TRO, Bulol hindi ka pa Justice, kaya Just-tiis ka muna, sabi nga “Wait until you become” ang dami mo nang palpak hihi9ntayin namin ang salitang “You’re Fired” from the SC…

    • http://twitter.com/MarLouWang Marlou Wang

      Dapat lang i-fire kaagad yan si Midas! Very sensitive ang hinahawakan niyang puesto.  Hindi oobra ang pa-cute mo sa mamamayan.  Mag-bold star ka na lang kaya, Midas, baka sumikat ka pa lalo.

  • Anonymous

    Justice Sereno in her dissenting opinion ( thank God , it was only a dissenting  opinion) accused the GMA camp of being “untruthful”. The question is  how did she come to this conclusion when no trial on the merits have been conducted on the case? Prejudgment? bias?  Or just dog like loyalty to a master?  

    • Anonymous

      thank god they made a clerical error. layas na sana.

    • Anonymous

      WHAT?

  • Anonymous

    How will you expect the people will follow the Supreme Court now with this revelation?  

    It only exposed that the SC was the one who railroaded its decision and not the DOJ and Comelec!

    If DE LIMA did not defied the SC’s order, where are the Arroyos now?  Tsk… tsk… tsk..

    Should we still prolong these CROOKED JUSTICES???

    • http://twitter.com/MarLouWang Marlou Wang

      Huwag naman lahat… yung lima stay put. Yung walo magbantay sa Spratly Islands para mapakinabangan naman.

  • Anonymous

    Even in matters of solving personal problems, thorough deliberations are necessary if one has to arrive at a judicious solution.  Much more so when it comes to settling a legal issue.  Careful review and reflections must be exercised to leave no room for doubt and criticism on the justness of the decision.  And when problems are settled in hasty manners, well, there’s a saying that haste makes waste.

    The requirement for thoroughness is even demanded by the general public when it is the highest court of the land that is involved.  Unfortunately, as this news item attests, there seems to be not only haste but confusion as well as far as this Supreme Court is concerned.  How is this so?  Let’s consider the following:

    Corona’s appointment was done in haste to beat the incoming president then, Aquino, from having the privilege of appointing his own choice to the said very important position.  Some say this was done to ensure GMA’s protection when the time comes–which apparently has now come–from the Supreme Court.
    This certainly becloud the legitimacy of Corona’s position being, in the eyes of the public, a mid-night appointee.

    The haste surrounding the appointment of Corona seems to be having a carry over even in the deliberations of his court as shown, again, by the revealations of Justice Sereno.  His hasty return from his US visit, for one, so he can participate in the deliberations of the TRO proves once again that he would rather sacrifice justice than fail to pay back a past favour from his benefactor, GMA.

    There are more contentious issues to raise as revealed by Justice Sereno, but, in the name of saving space herein, I deemed it better raised in another blog.  There is, however, a question I’d like to posit to the readers, i.e., considering that Midas was not authorized to interpret any judicial issuances, was his interpretation as to the validity and effectivity of the TRO up to a certain date valid.  Was not his act ultra vires, therefore having no legality for which De Lima is excused from being held in contempt?
    Just asking!

    • Anonymous

      marquez’s statement as to the effectivity of the tro has no legal weight (whether he said it right or wrong) hence de lima used it as an excuse to not implement it until they receive the copy. an assumption is that de lima saw marquez on tv announcing the tro. but de lima’s main reason to defy the tro was actually the haste by which it was issued. there was no oral arguments yet but the tro was produced immediately. she does not agree with the early issuance much more the purpose of it. that is direct defiance of a court order and she could be held in contempt at the mercy of the justices. she did not know at that time the tro was technically ineffective by virtue of the clerical error but she chose to not follow it because it seemed to be out of order to her. of course she knew everything happening behind the scenes. the net effect was that she foiled the grand escape in exchange for being cited for contempt which she believes she can deal with.

      in light of the events that followed, the new question to ask is should de lima be held in contempt for defying the tro given that the tro was not complied with (and thus was still ineffective) at that time?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_22PRRPV4XKOOIC5TBS2ZLT7PZQ Tirador Ngbuwaya

    Congratulations  to the ” one -man army ”  of  President Noynoy, my idol DOJ Sec Leila De Lima. . .The bloody battle against corruption had just began. I am requesting the almost 90% of  our countrymen supporting President Noynoy and Sec De Lima to continue doing so until all these buwayas are put behind bars. . .until  progress and good life for the Filipinos had been attained. I am also urging my fellow Filipinos to remember the names of those  politicians who are now in the House of Representatives and in the Senate who are  trying to pull down Sec. De Lima BUT  in reality are doing NOTHING to fight corruption, cheating and injustice in our land. We SHOULD NOT vote for them anymore. Dapat po matuto na tayo. .

  • Natural Born Citizen

    Marquez reminds us of commentators who quote Homer but their words are never found in Homer’s thoughts.

  • http://twitter.com/321kick henry samonte

    He he hehe! Our Legislative and the Judiciary is running like a headless chicken. He hee. Each of them wanted to make a score no matter what. And in so doing, both looks like player of contending party in a basketball. With time running out, each tried to out maneuver the other.

    Court Administrator Jose Midas Marquez, remember, is a GMA appointee just like that pretty face Comelec spoke person who just resign. Alam naman natin, mahilig si “alam muna” sa mga pogi. Yon bang ala ex ni Sharon Cuneta. 

    Anyway, the revelation of Associate Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno makes the whole thing hilarious or a comedy. And everything started from the clerical error typed on the TRO conditions. Then, it was miss interpreted by Court Administrator Jose Midas Marquez regarding the TRO (perhaps, because he owes his position to GMA), then, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima got scared  because she defied the TRO, when she has nothing to be scared of because all along, there was noncompliance by petitioners with Condition No. 2.  

    Well, the TRO is ineffective, the rush by the Combine DOJ/COMELEC investigation for a Resolution, the RTC, Pasay, rush to make an arrest order, all seems to show that both contending party, the Arroyo’s Supreme Court and the Pnoy’s DOJ were really neck to neck on the race. 

    Needless to say, I would like to Congratulate De Leima for being resolute in her conviction. Had she cave in to the Gloria’s SC’s TRO, which after all was defective because the condition no. 2 was not properly satisfied, the other party, including Midas Marquez could have been celebrating by now.

    This time, the game was the END JUSTIFIES THE MEANS. PLAY BALL!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VJ2TTSSH5Y4FKG56WFPCXLG6HM Roger

    KUDOS TO ATTY MIDAS IF HE READ WHAT IS STATED IN THE RESTRAINING ORDER OF THE SUPREME HOWEVER, IF HE INTERPRETED THE ORDER IN HIS OWN OPINION THEN IT IS ALREADY UNAUTHORIZED AND BEYOND HIS JURISDICTION AS PIO.HENCE, HE IS NOT DOING HIS JOB, HE MUST BE FIRED!

    • Anonymous

      Roger:
      Firing midas is a very subtle. He should be Guillotined in public for fooling the people. A fool is always a fool even if robed in black.

  • Anonymous

    resign midas!

  • Tonypogi

    It seemed Mr. Marquez must have gotten his position during the Arroyo Administration.

  • Pulis Na Pogi

    dapat idisbar na lahat ng abogado.  sila sila hindi magkasundo.  the supreme court is only composed of 15 “learned and wise” people who studied the same books.  but they cannot agree on a lot of things!  and they expect the 100 million filipinos to unite?

    abolish the supreme court!  hahahaha

  • Natural Born Citizen

    It should be noted…the decisions of a Supreme Court are not intended for the lay person…this seems to include Marquez.

  • Anonymous

    I’m wondering, bakit hindi yata nila isinali ang vote ni Justice Midas Marquez?

    • Anonymous

      dani77777:
      A point fyi, this uppity spoker(sic) of this supreme injustice court(PWE) is not, repeat, not, a justice of the court. 

      • Anonymous

        To Allamo,

        Sori po, akala ko member ksi siya ng Supreme Court kasi meron siyang sarling interpretations sa issuance ng TRO. Anyway, Justice Marquez is also a member of GMA’s legal staff headed by Attorney Renato Corona di ho ba? 

  • Anonymous

    Justice Secretary De Lima is the hero in this episode.  Had she succumbed to the Arroyo Court’s TRO and not ordered the immigration to prevent GMA et al from leave, GMA would have been gone… forever more likely.  Kudos to you Justice Secretary.

  • http://twitter.com/321kick henry samonte

    Any two bit lawyer who will assert that both parties should have respect the law, is making a hypothetical statement. It does not apply in the Philippines.

    How can you say that our SC is worth respecting when they have self destruct many times. Remember that decision awarding Cojuangco with billions of pesos which should have belong to the Coconut Farmers Federation of the Philippines? Remember the “Final decision” brought down by SC in favor of FASAP only to be reversed by SC itself just because of one letter from the lawyer of PAL? Remember why the Tenant Farmers has not yet received the decision regarding the Hacienda Luisita? Remember the decision of the SC to aggrandize themselves with the “Judiciary Development Funds” which that runs into billions of pesos, which turns out to be nothing but their COLA or Cost of Living Allowances. This is an abuse of Authority considering that it is self gratification or awarding themselves of money which they do not deserve.  That is a double taxation. SC has its own yearly budget, and should not create their own “sinking funds” at the expense of those who avail their service.  

    More so, 100% of our SC Judges are Chinese.

  • Anonymous

    hahaha. supalpal.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GWUEFUC67ITH5GHMLH4LGH5HGI Tuta

    Impeach the 8 Supreme KANGAROO COURT Magistrates! Lead by Arroyo’s LAPDOG Midnight CHIEF INjustice Renato Corona-ng-patay. 

    Shame on you 8 Justices! STOP fooling the Filipino People!!!!

    Where is your Independence, Probity, Integrity and Impartiality? the very elementary requirements? BIAS PRO GMA Scums!

    Wake Up Filipino People! Let’s End this CULTURE OF IMPUNITY

  • Anonymous

    Former Fake Pres. Arroyo , corruption and many 

    more..

    1. NBN ZTE Scandal

    2. Millions of bribe money to Congressmen and Governors 

    (October 2007)

    3. Cheating in 2004 Elections (HELLO GARCI)

    4. Joc Joc Bolante Case (Fertilizer Scam, P728 Million)

    5. JOSE PIDAL Bank Account (Unexplained Wealth, P200 

    Million)

    6. NANI PEREZ Power Plant Deal ($2 Million)

    7. Use of Road User’s Tax for Campaigning

    8. Billion Peso Macapagal Boulevard (Overprice of P532 

    Million)

    9. Juetengate? (Illegal Numbers game kickbacks)

    10. Extra Judicial Killings

    11. Arroyo Moneys in Germany (Exposed by Senator Cayetano)

    12. General GARCIA and Other Military Men

    13. Billion Peso Poll Automation contract to(Mega Pacific) 

    (P1.3 Billion)

    14. Northrail Project($503 Million)

    15.  Maguindanao Results of 2007 Elections (ZUBIRI, BEDOL)

    16.  NAIA-3

    17.  Venable Contract (Norberto Gonzales)

    18.  Swine Scam (Exposed by? Atty. Harry Roque

    19. GLORIA Arroyo son hidden assets in united states

    20. EURO GENERAL’S

    21. CALAMITY FUND SCANDAL.

    22.  C-5 road controversy — Senator Manuel Villar

    23.P550-million worth of funds from the Overseas Workers’ 

    Welfare Administration (OWWA).

    24. P780-million LWUA funds-PROSPERO PICHAY

    25. BISHOPS’s SUV-Gloria Birthday gift

    26. Arroyo linked in P325M lotto intelligence fund

    27. Arroyo got P200M in kickbacks from govt projects-Zaldy 

    Ampatuan 

    28. P200.41 billion or $4.6 billion in Malampaya royalties 

    from 2002 to May this year.

    29.LACSON ACCUSED FG MIKE ARROYO OF SELLING 3  REFURBISHED 

    HELICOPTERS TO PNP AT P105 MILLION EACH

    30. 600,000 metric tons of Rotten rice imported from 

    India.Kishore Hemlani, an Indian trader allegedly close to 

    Arroyo, reportedly bagged the P9.5 billion contract for 

    the rice importation. 

    31. DATO ARROYO wife bought the condo unit for $570,000, 

         70-square-meter one-bedroom, one-bathroom unit (Unit 

    No. 533) at the luxury high-rise, full-service Gramercy 

    Towers located at 1177 California St. in upscale downtown 

    San 
    Francisco.

    32.- P50-million bribe to FG for the president’s veto of 

    two franchise bills

    33. The additional funding led to a 41-percent spike in  

    advertising expenses, from P76.129 million in 2008 to 

    P107.420 million in 2009, which went mostly to ads for 

    Arroyo’s achievements.

    34. The report said the PIA received from the Department 

    of Budget and Management a notice of cash allocations 

    amounting to P344.789 million, even though only P222.488 
    million was appropriated for it under the national budget.

    35.- Denial of pork barrel funds to Malacanang’s political 

     enemies

    36.- Praises for Jovito Palparan, alleged mastermind of 

    extra judicial killings of militants

    37.- Removal of govt bodyguards for former pres and Arroyo 

     critic, Cory Aquino

    38.- Appointment of manicurist as a member of the board of 

     Pag-Ibig

    39. Appointment of gardener as deputy of the Luneta Park  

    Administration.

    40. MIDNIGHT APPOINTMENT of an Arroyo,RENATO CORONA, as SC 

    Chief Justice

          200+ other illegal midnight appointments

    41.- MIKEY ARROYO’s undeclared properties in California

    42.- Pardon of controversial convicted criminals like 

    Ninoy’s murderers

    43.- EO 464; requiring Cabinet members to seek 

    presidential clearance before testifying in Congress 

    hearings

    44.- Promise (on Rizal Day) to not run for the presidency 

    in 2004

    45.- “Vote Buying” by giving away Philhealth cards

    46.- Taxpayers’ money for her giant billboards and and 

    PCSO tv campaign ads[/b]

    47- Appointment of Ben Abalos, a staunch GMA ally, as 

    COMELEC chair

    48.- Mikey Arroyo’s importation of 32 thoroughbred horses 

    from Australia worth P384 million.

    49.Former First Gentleman Mike Arroyo used 2 choppers 16 

    times, son Mikey 69

    50.PNoy: PAGCOR spent P1 BILLION on coffee

    51.Jose Miguel Arroyo owned helicopters’
    all Robinson R44 Raven Is with Series Nos. 1370 to 1374
    A total of $1,423,025 was paid to Lionair for the five 

    helicopters.

    52.Pagcor ‘pabaon’ to Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo: P345M

    53.The godmother’s ties to the Pinedas(Jueteng lord)

    54. Glorietta 2 and Batasan bombings

        The Glorietta 2 bombing happened during the height of 

    the bribery case which took place in Malacañang.

    55. Misuse of Balikatan funds Navy Lt. Nancy Gadian 

    revealed an alleged malversation of funds in 2007

    56. Solon: Charge Gloria Arroyo for taking P98-M from 

    PNoy’s social fund

    57. 50 MILLION PABAON GENERALS

        Former Armed Forces chiefs of staff Narciso Abaya, 

    Dionisio Santiago, Generoso Senga, Hermogenes Esperon, and 

    Alexander Yano,chiefs of staff – Angelo Reyes, Diomedio  

    Villanueva, and Roy Cimatu and MANY MORE..

    58.Colmenares: GMA had P488 billion in ‘pork.

    59. P1 BILLION down the drain in Arroyo-era jatropha 

    project—DOST chief 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AD2OPWVQW233B2QPJLB56TCWQY Felino Garlitos

    Justice Sereno’s dissenting opinion cannot prevail over the majority opinion. If there was a condition to the TRO,that the former presidential couple should appoint a representative to receive summonses, court orders, etc in their behalf, that should be spelled out in another order, not just presumed/understood in the TRO. If the legal counsel of the Arroyos has complied with the Justice requirement to submit the required corrected SPA, that issue has become academic. Moreover, the revised Rules of Court designated certain persons who may receive summonses and court orders, and if so received, binds their principal. If the couple has designated a legal counsel, someone is acting as their legal counsel, known by the client and has not denied such representation, the court and the whole world can rely upon such represenbtation. This is the rule and the practice recognized by jurisprudence. But even this issue may have become moot now in the light of the charge of electoral sabotage for which a warrant of arrest has been issued and imnplemented.

    • Romulus Fenandez

      a very good assessment for how can it not be effective when the 3rd condition was that GMA should notify the nearest consulate in the country where she is going. common sense dictates that minor details like the SPA’s specifically appointing a summon or notice receiver is just not a factor in the TRO.   justice sereno is just sore that she and her cohorts failed to deliver the goods to their benefactor P-NOY albeit illegal!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KMVFBQ3EVCY4DEIHF2FCG5L27U Great Man

      It has been decided, 7-6 that the TRO wasn’t yet effective until all the conditions are complied with.

  • Anonymous

    This uppity douche has some nerve. Kick this uppity spoker’s(sic), mid-ass(PWE), out now!

  • Anonymous

    telephone conversation between a man and a woman, 18 nov. 2011. woman: Hello midas,,, man: yes maam, woman: midas, may botohan pala diyan mamaya, yung boto na TRO bantayan mo ha, kailangan panalo TRO, tatakas,,, i mean lilipad ako mamaya pa punta singapore, man: opo maam, kahit ano mangyari panalo po TRO at kung kailangan babaligtarin ko na lang po sa press con, woman: very good midas, may 200 M ka dito kunin mo na lang kay Chairman, man: okay po thank you po.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RCI3XEQ6F7C2KIUGW7KS6PAQPY Kadoy

    Next:
    1. Investigate where, when, who received money in the last few weeks.
    2. Check banks who withdrawn and deposited large amounts of money. We know who those are, e.g. Horn, Balls, and Corona. Corona must have received long time ago. Part of their long term evil plan.
    3. Check the jokers’ houses, cars, maids if there are large purchases that a government employee can’t afford.
     

    • Anonymous

      include marquez please!

  • Anonymous

    The dispositive of the TRO is quite clear:

    “NOW, THEREFORE, effective immediately and continuing until further orders from this Court,
    You, Respondents, your agents,representatives, or persons acting in
    your place or stead, are hereby ENJOINED from enforcing or implementing
    DOJ Department Circular No. 41 and Watchlist Order Nos: ASM-11-237 dated
    August 9, 2011, 2011-422 dated September 6, 2011 and 2011-573 dated
    October 27, 2011.

    GIVEN by the Supreme Court of the Philippines, this 15th day of November 2011.”

    Where does it say the TRO is executory pending the compliance of all three conditions in the “Whereas” portion of the TRO?

    Thirdly, the second condition as provided in the TRO reads:

    “(ii) The petitioners shall appoint a legal representative common
    to both of the1n who will receive subpoena, orders and other
    legal processes on their behalf during their absence.
    The petitioners shall submit the name of the legal representative,
    also within five (5) days from notice hereof;”

    Clearly, how can there be non-compliance when 5 days have not yet ellapsed from the issuance of the TRO at the time it was being questioned?  The wordings in the TRO may not be exact.  But a failure to comply will “automatically lift the TRO” as indicated in the first condition. But only after 5 days. Otherwise, it defeats the purpose of a TRO. And while waiting for its compliance within 5 days does not suspend the TRO. The dispositive clearly states the TRO to be “effective immediately” and gives no room to be interpreted otherwise. 

    Thirdly, the 3rd condition reads:

    (iii) If there is a Philippine embassy or consulate in the place where
    they will be traveling, the petitioners shall inform said embassy or
    consulate by personal appearance or by phone of their whereabouts at all times;

    How can you comply with this before leaving the country? Clearly, the conditions stipulated in the TRO does not occasion a suspension of the TRO in its entirety if one is not yet complied within within the parameters defined in each of the conditions stipulated. It can only be lifted if compliance is not met. In fact, the logic that a non compliance with any of the condition will suspend the TRO falls apart when you consider that the 3rd condition cannot be complied with until and unless the petitioner leaves the country.

    • Anonymous

      But you have seen that there is room for another interpretation if somebody anyway wants to defy a TRO and just looks for any kind of excuse. It hangs on the decisuion to interprete, obey or defy laws and constitution as it is convenient. This is why the problem is now not GMA anymore, but the question if all people are equal to the law but the president and De Lima are more equal than others.

    • Anonymous

      to lexmil,

      Read between the lines. Five (5) days or soon as GMA complies with these conditions. In their haste to leave, the second condition was defective and was deemed non compliance, thus the implied suspension of the TRO. Justice Sereno has fully explained this on her dissenting opinion and so far as the concurring judges are concerned, they are ALL mum on this.

      • Anonymous

        Better read the real lines. They have to name the representative within 5 days, there is nothing about “prior to leaving”. Just that otherwisw the TRO has elapsed. And from where you know that they have no known representative, which can be a relative, a lawyer or even a janitor who is entitled to receive legal letters.

      • Anonymous

        Like what the TRO said, petitioners have 5 days to comply.  No failure to comply has been reached as 5 days have not elapsed.   Even if the document submitted has errors, they are still within the 5 days period and still have the time left to correct it.  Neither will occasion the TRO to be suspended. It can only be lifted after 5 days if no compliance is made.

        Where in the TRO is your “or soon” stated or even implied?

      • Don Dee

        The same SC that voted for the TRO also voted on the issue (7-6) on the quoted interpretation below. So whether naniniwala ka o o hindi sa SC, either way your argument holds no water.

        “She explained: “The majority argued that such a clarification is unnecessary, because it is clear that the TRO is conditional, and cannot be made use of until compliance has been done. It was therefore the sense of the majority that, as an offshoot of the winning vote that there was failure by petitioners to comply with Condition No. 2, the TRO is implicitly deemed suspended until there is compliance with such condition. Everyone believed that it would be clear to all that a conditional TRO is what it is, conditional.”

      • Anonymous

        Not “there was failure” but “IF there was….”

      • Anonymous

        To lexmil
        I am not convinced and I refuse to join you in trying to defend a thief . This TRO is moot and academic anyway and I am just glad (understatement, the word elated is better) that GMA is already  under arrest. Maybe we can talk about how Gloria is adjusting to her prison life. Any idea?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KMVFBQ3EVCY4DEIHF2FCG5L27U Great Man

      If its not complied with, the TRO isn’t effective as judged by the SC itself.

      • Anonymous

        Wrong. De Lima defied the TRO just at the same day when she said she has not yet a copy, How then she could say the conditions have not been complied? Arroyos have their counsel who works as their authorized person anyway, plus their congressman son, all well known to SC and De Lima.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TAGAPPTEJBVTLXOGJ5OOTBLWXI Carlos I

        How can she not know the conditions when Midas Marquez was all over town announcing it. 

        However, you do not rely on media announcement when it comes to legal matters.  You have to see the order with both eyes, and that requires receiving the order in your registered address.

        As regards compliance with the second condition of the TRO regarding appointing a legal representative, Atty Topacio being their legal counsel does not automatically make him their legal representative because the former is a relationship between the Arroyos and Atty. Topacio.

        Do you really think the Supreme Court keeps records of who are the legal counsels for which persons?  They have to declare it explicitly in writing.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5P6P3MFOHCEBRFKYI3MBKTYQQY ramser

        Hello dude grow up.Whatever it is the SEC did what she had to do for sake of the country and that is the Phillipines

    • Anonymous

      in effect, what justice serrano has stated is without basis? or in layman’s term, she is lying. how come we are not hearing any refutation of such statement  from the mighty 8? it would help you if you read the dissenting opinion of  the hon. justice. for your enlightenment.

  • Anonymous

    Marquez should be fired. The nerve that he has to contradict an SC justice who already went beyond her power of interpreting just to correct his announcement. After they voted, the majority opinion wins. Thus the interpreting phase is done and Marquez job is to announce it and not interpret it again to suit himself. justice Sereno already corrected him and announced the correct interpretation herself. Marquez should now follow suit or at least just shut the F up.

  • Don Dee

    LOL! I love the way that their evil plan came undone via CLERICAL ERROR! Produce summons? Receive documentary evidence? Nabaligtad ata. Yan, sa pagmamadali makatakas, simpleng dokumento lang palso pa. 

    • https://me.yahoo.com/a/DWRHqlNoppBOATBbtwpQkaAEQdMOmejmkPJb#24a25 jeff

      Well who knows, the error may be intentional on the part of the arroyos. After all,  they may have no intention really  of designating a lawyer to receive the summons so that the case cannot move on while they are abroad.

      What is the use of the 5 day compliance period of the conditions if the arroyos had already left even before the full compliance of the three conditions? Very tricky ha 

      So I think Secretary De Lima was correct in stopping the arroyos for non-compliance by the Arroyos of the TRO’s important condition of designating a lawyer to receive the summons; else the cases to be filed against the arroyos cannot move on when nobody was authorized to receive the subpoenas.

  • Anonymous

    There is no need to put “immediate” to a TRO because a TRO is generally declared as immediate executory and valid. It worked this way all the time, why not now just with Arroyos? There is no exemption existing.

    • Anonymous

      frankpar, there is such a thing as conditional TRO. A Conditional TRO cannot be immediately executory unless andf until the conditions are complied with. The TRO issued on the Arroyo case was a conditional TRO, thjat’s why it could not be immediately executory. Gets mo?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4GJKFBR5HLARVHJIKJPTNCQQO4 Borgz

    I wonder what the “serene” agenda is?…Blow the siren or become a political mermaid…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RCI3XEQ6F7C2KIUGW7KS6PAQPY Kadoy

    Sumasatsat na naman si JPE. Magkano kaya ang nakuha. Naubos na yata ang kinita niya sa illegal logging sa Samar. Magkano kaya ang nakuha ni MEDASH nitong buwan.

  • Anonymous

    Sa kagustuhan ng “Otso Arroyo” Associate Justices na mapatakas si Gloria Bansot, at sa kamamadali ng spokesman ni Bansot n si  Mr. Midas Marques na makasakay na sa eroplano  amo nila ni Mr. Crown, lahat ng most urgent pending cases sa Supreme “Arroyo” Court naitsapwera. Ang issue ng ARMM e napaka-urgent kasi hangga’t walang final resolution ung issue ng postponement ng election dito, patuloy na tumatagas na parang balon ang pera ng taumbayan na winawaldas nang walang pakundanangan ng mga namumuno rito. Kagabi nga milyong piso naman ang nawaldas sa pag-stage nila ng fireworks display sa harapan ng Office of the Regional Governor! Sa isang region na halos di makakain ng tatlong beses mga tao, mas mabuti pang ibinili ng bigas ung perang ginastos don at ipinamigay sa mga taong naghihirap! Kung ano man ang mangyari sa ARMM, walang ibang sisihin kundi ang Supreme “Arroyo” Court!!!

  • Anonymous

    Who is afraid of the Supreme Cahoots? Justices have no police force, NBI, army or weapons except pens, if people will storm the SC, those illegitimate justices kagaya ng amo nila will just jump to the windows! They are just using the pens to write flimsy reasons to protect the kleptomaniac gloria magnanakaw arayko! Truth is not based on otso otso or majority opinion, look at the records of the flip-flopping decisions of this kangaroo court. Truth is based on what is ethical, moral and/or sense of values. If Corona and/or Brion being protegees of the kleptomaniac, had delicadeza in life, they should not participate in the deliberations to ensure impartiality!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TKQGLJHFJDUE3RQTVXM3XFYJF4 JosephJ

    so it is 9-5 and not 8-5 ….. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KMVFBQ3EVCY4DEIHF2FCG5L27U Great Man

    Sobrang kapal ng mukha nitong spokesperson na to. Nabayaran rin ni GMA. Kadiri kala mo kung sino ka Midas. Kahit saang ruling feeling mo ikaw ang justice. You don’t have a right to be there, where you are more a spokesperson of Arroyo than the whole SC. 

    You have been found wanting and wrong, but you can’t even admit a mistake. A sign of truly incompetent and spoiled (or paid) child. You are an embarrassment (in addition to the 8 justices) Midas. 

  • Anonymous

    Midas Gigolo Marquez should be fired and pilloried. .He should  be in jail for contempt of court itself! hahaha. Tapos ang daming mga manicac na babae nahaling sa kanya. Nakakahiya.

  • Anonymous

    Give Supreme Cahoots a zero budget! Public impeachment should be adopted wherein every 3 or 5 years judges and corrupt justices will be recalled by the people’s vote! Some countries, the appointment of justices is not effective unless voted by the majority of the registered voters. If the judge/justice is incompetent in the job, any citizen can file for recall/or shall be submitted to the ballot after 2 years in the service, and the position will voted by the majority of the registered voters to create a vacancy, so that the appointing authority can appoint a new one.

    • Anonymous

      Nice. And then yiou have an SC which rubberstamps any Pnoy decision, exactly what is blamed now to the Arroyo appointees. And there are millions of voters who hardly could even spell Supreme Court  and Constitution correct but they should decide on SC judges?

      • Anonymous

        highly educated or not these millions of voters you speak of  each have as much right as you do to participate in the nation’s affairs. If you do not agree, you are free to move elsewhere.

    • Anonymous

      Zero funds to SC? That is what Noy already had tried, to control the SC via its funding. But even his appointees cried ffoul. Or do you mean only the Arroyo appointees no salary but still the Noy appointees? More corrupt is not possible. And there is no way that one co-equal institution can control and command another one, somnething the admin tries now.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5P6P3MFOHCEBRFKYI3MBKTYQQY ramser

        yes that would bring the GODS of the Sc down to earth

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IVSSTQU7F3BITPKFTPVHNTCVK4 agent_888

        the 8 justices are Arroyo’s appointees without respect to his successor Pnoy who is one rightful to put someone in the SC whom he relied for, but what Arroyo’s do to protect themselves in the future, it happens now that this 8 justices gave a payback to Arroyo’s “utang na loob” by upholding the TRO….If I were Pnoy why I should fund them, they are not my appointees, its Arroyos appointees, so it should be Arroyo’s will fund them…weather weather lang yan frank….defensive lang ang current admin now…

  • Anonymous

    this guy who fancies to be called justice (simply because the supreme court admin. is allegedly equal in rank with court of appeals justice in terms of benefits) is the proverbial “langaw na dumapo sa likod ng kalabaw.” get real atty. marquez! o baka naman nasa payroll ka din?   

  • Anonymous

    Si Corona daw ang na appointed na legal representative for the moment kasi arayko had a hard time looking for someone, nagmadaling tumakas! Ano ba yon ad interim or midnight appointment?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4UW7M7RSBFM5HSS2PRSMPTNZIM Arturo Felix C

    he is a limelight boy

  • Anonymous

    gustong lang magpabeauty ng sc justice na ito para sa next time meron ma impeached siya ang papalit.ogag talaga etong kalbong eto pati SC pinolitika na ng timawang kalbo gusto mong maging diktador hindi ka papayagan ng militar mo dahil sa kaanib mo ang milf at npa

    • Anonymous

      kulang ka lang sa tulog. balik kama na. weekend naman. ; )

  • Anonymous

    It is better for the otso otso justices to bring the kleptomaniac Arayko to the airport by themselves, if they really wanted na makatakas ang amo nila! Sinong takot ng Supreme Cahoots? Jail is under DILG, NBI is under DOJ, Supreme Cahoots has no police officers or an army, can they wage war to the executive branch? who controls the money? Anong power nang otso corrupt justices, pens and books, they better eat their books! Who is scared of contempt? 30 thousand pesos, just pay it at least pag abuloy sa kanila, or dagdag sa judiciary fund for plane tickets in going to Baguio for the vacation of these hoodlums in robes.

  • Anonymous

    The problem here is, that too many comments are posted just for to post some senseless statements, out of real or faked emotions but are rather diffamamatory out of anonymity than matching any real matter. Most of that bioggers would probably cheer GMA again if she would be back to power. Including a lot of politicians who now are d.amning her.

    • Anonymous

      defamatory

    • Anonymous

      to frankpar,

      You are stuttering even in your written comments. Maybe you have one too many to counterblow. Its not a good time to be a proGMA, never ever be.

      Except during her first year in the Presidency, I am one blogger who will not cheer on GMA even if she comes back. I was hoping then that she will lead the fight against corruption. She lied.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TAGAPPTEJBVTLXOGJ5OOTBLWXI Carlos I

      Isa ka na dun.

      Pa-English English ka pa mali mali naman. I counted at least six errors from your very short post.

      Siguro isa ka dun sa mga nagcheer ke GMA kung kapanahunan niya?  Isinama mo pa kami

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DI3QGCJEEFK52CT4DTQ7I5SRUE Neil

    INI-IMAGINE KO….ang bigat ng problema ngayon ni SC Chief Justice Corona;  una, paano nila muli maibabalik ang pagtitiwala at credibility ng mamamayan sa SC?   8 silang inappoint ni GMA sa SC at ngayo’y arestado’t nakaditini sa kasong PANANABOTAHE (ng demokrasya) sa HALALAN…. Ang mamamayan at mundo ay nagmomonitor sa bawat galaw ng Supreme Court..ang mabigat na problema, NABAHIRAN na ang SC,  kahit paano na-damage ang INSTITUTION,  first time ito sa kasaysayan ng SC sa Pilipinas; 

    Una, pwedeng gag order kay Midas Marquez o tanggalin na sa pwesto ito bilang spokeperson   o baka pwedeng, mag-resigned bilang Chief Justice si Corona at ipalit si Justice Sereno o magresigned en-massed ang mga tukoy na 7 Arroyo loyalist na justices at maghalal mismo ng bagong Chief Justice???
    Pangalawa, ok lang na mabahiran ng kulay ang 1 tao (Chief Justice Corona) at 7 pa,  pero ang delikado at TRAHEDYA ay kung mabahiran na ang buong INSTITUTION…damay ang buong ESTADO, ang 2 pang sangay ng gubyerno (Legislative at Executive)..magpipiesta ang mga iligal at anarkista..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DH5D5H6XIXUJUHGMEHUWZFVIOU Dionisio

    TRO, ang gulo, basta ito ang topic ang gulo BASTA ang pagkaalam ko pag nakakuha ng TRO malaking PERA ang involved dito, Tax Appeal,Court of Appeal, RTC at SC. sana ang mga Judge huwag nang magsuot ng itim sa pag perform ng kanilang duty kasi parang ITIM ANG MGA BUDHI, sana PUTI na lang ang isuot para sila ay maging BUSILAK sa KAITIMAN ng BUDHI.

    • Anonymous

      saka pag puti makita pati kung may laman ang mga bulsa

  • Anonymous

    NAHILO C KOLOKOY HAHAHA! AKALA NYA NA KAY GLORIA PA SYA. WELL, THE GUY TOOK HIS CAREER FROM THE ARROYOS, MAYBE HE IS JUST GRATEFUL FOR WHAT HE HAS NOW…STILL LUCKY AT THIS MOMENT BECAUSE THE GUY IS IN THE SAME FLOCK WITH CORONA, PAG HINDI, SIBAK NA ITO LALO NA HINDI SYA MIYEMBRO NG KKK! JUST LIKE THE FATE OF AN ARMY COLONEL WHO WAS THE SPOKESMAN OF THE UNIT, NAG IBA LANG NG TONO TINATTYUG AGAD!  

  • Anonymous

    Eh di tama iyong sinabi ko. Itong Marquez ay adelantado iyon palpak din pala estelo, talagang pasasabunutan ko na iyan kay Pacquiao eh. Talsikin na iyan at hindi siya puwede diyan, maka Arroyo iyan, dapat ay neutral siya.

  • Anonymous

    Sobra na kung pumapapel ito si marquez. He speaks more than what he is suppose to say as ordered. He kept injecting his opinion other than what the court wanted him to relay, too glorified everytime he is addressed as justice.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TYDWPHZIHKPIOYDC2Y4I4CEZTI albert d

    Court clerk wants to spank the President?

     I urged the legislative body ((Senate); Yes, they can remove federal executive and judicial officers from office for high crimes and misdemeanors)penalize court for using it’s power given by legislation to control (freak) Executive department.

    Legislative body is being elected by the people, Executive department is being eected by the people, why is Judicial body (only appointed by executive body) enjoy so much power without consequences. What are you NUTS!

    To Mr. Topakcio, Unlike in criminal court, the Supreme Court rules whether something is constitutional or unconstitutional—whether or not it is permitted under the Constitution. Do not drag the supreme court to get favorable decision, go to RTC.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AUHY7NAKYRSA2T24MJ5P7EAA6U junteddy m

    HUDAS MARQUEZ!!!! YOU WILL EARN THE IRE OF THE PEOPLE YOU AND CORONA BETRAYED!!!

  • Anonymous

    Charge Midas Marquez for defying the Supreme Court, for usurping the authority of the Supreme Court by imposing his will on the will of the Court. Remember that it was implicitly agreed by the Court that the TRO was not yet effective pending the Arroyos’ compliance with condition no. 2. Implicit because the Court found it unnecessary to issue an explicit clarification. Why? Because the 8 justices would have been embarrassed publicly for admitting that the TRO, after all, was jurisdictionally defective precisely because it was RUSHED (attention Mareng Winnie Monsod, are you listening?).

    Consequently, De Lima was not defying anything because there was no TRO that was jurisdictionally effective yet to defy.

    The bumbling mediocre Arroyo justices again bungled their act, falling on each other as they RUSHED (Mareng Winnie, aren’t you disturbed? Aren’t you going to write another column entitled “Rushed, Part 2″?) to save their queen,  reminiscent of their flip-flopping on the ruling on the 16 new cities where they swung like a pendulum 5 times.  

  • Anonymous

    katawatawa no? si JMM talo na ni pacquiao…

    akala ko ba talo na si MARQUEZ ni Pacman? andito pala sa SC kaya ayaw tanggapin na talo siya….

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VY25ZOHU3FJFFX6CYSH5W4AX3I sugbu

    OMG ! Midas is such a dangerous mole ! He is a snake oil salesman,or the snake itself !

  • Anonymous

    Just a few years back, Marquez looked like a “gentle” SC spokes person. But since he assumed those numerous titles, he appeared to be arrogant and “all knowing” for his own good. His response above appeared irreverent. It is good that Justice Sereno cut him him down to size.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TAGAPPTEJBVTLXOGJ5OOTBLWXI Carlos I

    This is a slap in the face of Midas Marquez, who could not hide his bias for the illegal former president by trying to interpret the Supreme Court decision, when his job was just to announce the issuance, period.

    Trying to save face, he even had the gall to sound condescending when saying that Justice Sereno’s opinion is the dissenting opinion. On the contrary, the decision to declare there was failure to comply with the conditions of the TRO was voted 7-6, so Justice Sereno’s opinion was not a dissenting opinion but the majority decision.

    Midas Marquez should be cited for contempt by Justice Sereno.

    • Anonymous

      Sa tingin ko nga mas mabigat ang kasalanang ginawa ni Marquez – hijacking of a SC decision!

    • Anonymous

      it’s not easy to be pwned by a dissenter justice especially when he was all over tv saying the tro was effective immediately only to find out that the second condition wasn’t complied with. in the first place he was the one who certified the defective documents and he was the one who announced the effectivity of the tro. perhaps an honest mistake on his part? the other curious thing is that only justice sereno picked up the clerical error, what about the cheap justice renato and the rest of the otso otso? really something is fishing and smelling.

  • Anonymous

    ‘Midas touch’ not working on SC justice…………..  That’s because Justice system here in the Philippines is a big joke.  Garbage politicians, garbage justices….They all have a price…… how much?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AUHY7NAKYRSA2T24MJ5P7EAA6U junteddy m

    TO ALL FILIPINO PEOPLE!! START TO MOBILIZE AND TAKEOVER AND TOPPLE THE SUPREME COURT AND THE CORONARROYO 8 TOGETHER WITH HUDAS MARQUEZ!

  • Anonymous

    This is confusing. Sereno said that the TRO is not executory pending the compliance of condition 2. Marquez was defiant and insisted that the same was final and in effect.
    The voting done by the justices adds to the confusion whether the TRO is final or not:

    2nd vote, the court admitted that there was no compliance of condition number 2. Voted 7-6
    3rd vote, the TRO is suspended pending compliance with condition number 2.
    5th vote, De Lima was ordered to show cause for showing disrespect for the tribunal. Voted 9-4

    Do you see the confusion here?. The court voted 7-6 that the TRO is not in effect and yet it voted 9-4 that De Lima should explain her disrespect for SC when she stopped Gloria from leaving.
    Chief justice Corona, what is the real deal here!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_M6UL2UG4OGTMCLSYGB5MVJ7USE InSearchOfTruth

    sutpid SC!  cite me in contempt.  the fact still remains that you are nothing but a bunch of lapdogs of gloria makapal-ang-mukha arrovo!!!  mga baboy!!!

  • Anonymous

    Midas touch ???? ooh ooh…
    pwede rin ba siyang isama sa impeachment gaya ng amo nyang si Krocorona + the 7 crocs???

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UPA6B34NMPNYIOX2HHYNF4C4SU Paul

    It is very obvious that MIDAS MARQUEZ is pro-GMA like his boss CORONA

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FUZFCTDRWIHEIRG43S6EGL626Y Ruel D

      PATI SIYA FAKE DIN……………. HARHARHAR

  • Anonymous

    The function of spokesman for SC is difficult, more specially now that the credibility of SC is on the line and a small mistake in announcement can alter the intent of the final decision thereby creating havoc within SC itself. marquez has put SC on the spot before for misreading the intent of the decision. This latest brouhahah is no different. In his eagerness to please an illegal and midnight appointee, he screwed, not realizing that history will judge corona harshly for stupid decisions and for being an illegal appointee and all his decisions are mere garbage, not law. marquez is also not aware that the combined brains of his bosses are no match to estilito mendoza’s. his bosses tremble and kneel  before mendoza each time he bawled at them. why? SC changed its final decision to satisfy mendoza by finding a shallow justifications so these justices won’t look stupid. That’s the sad reality of the present SC that marquez must be aware of.  

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jose-Hernani-Parco/100000334088180 Jose Hernani Parco

    oh well whaddya expect?! if they can recall a “final decision” surely they can rush a defective TRO! and yet what are they complaining about a “rushed” filed case for electoral fraud and “rushed” warrant of arrest?! isn’t that supposed to be, “touche”?!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FVOHKPIWQSANVIMDIYNJCPYYZ4 oscar

    The ‘conditional’ TRO will never be satisfied unless Gloria leave the country and report to a consulate abroad.For her to pass through BI, DOJ Circular has to be declared irregular or unconstitutional.Now we are going in circles here chasing each other.Somebody has to go counter clockwise and punch the other out so we can stop running.

  • Anonymous

    at bakit ba ang dissenting/minority decision na ngayon ang pinagbabatayan ng mga news at opinion writers? in a democracy the rule of the majority is what is important….

    • Anonymous

      Nagbotohan nga at 7-6 in favor of declaring non-compliance by arroyo (TRO conditon # 2). Huwag mo naman guluhin and discussion.

    • Anonymous

      to AntiAko,

      Yes, the rule of the majority is what is important. The PEOPLE! Never mind Corona, he is a crook clothed like a jester.

  • disqussucksshowsfullname

    there should have been no tro in the first place if the justices thought it out differently.

    they could have just said that the doctor can come here for the treatment of the former president.  i am no lawyer or an expert of law, but with common sense, i think this satisfies the former president’s rights.

    no tro = no drama

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FUZFCTDRWIHEIRG43S6EGL626Y Ruel D

    FAKE KA TALAGA MIDJAS!………. HARHARHAR

  • Anonymous

    Franpar ang tamang proseso ay kailangan kumpleto muna ang lahat na requirements bago manlang ipalabas ang TRO o kung ano man yon. Kahit anong klase mapatrabaho man o sa ibang sistema kailangan i-fullfill muna ang lahat na requirements na nakasa-ad sa papel. Maliban nalang kung malakas o ma-impluensiya ang isang ta-o, puede na kahit kulang ang mga requirements.

  • Anonymous

    QUESTION: what is the difference between ms. Horn, attys. Lambino, Topacio and SC court admin. Midas Marquez?

    ANSWER : None…. they’re all spokespersons of GMA and FG……

  • Anonymous

    With its reputation in tatters, the SC is in desperate need of redemption.

    Ano kaya kung huwag na nating gamitin ang mga titulong “Honorable” at “Excellency” ek, ek. Nakakalimutian kasi nila na ang Honorable at Excellency ay ang madlang pipol na amo nila! Nalalasing sa mga titulo at di na magawa ang trabaho. Akala sila’y mga Poon! Pag nabuking naman, pa-awa epek at sari-saring sarswela ang papakita. Paniwalang paniwal sa sarili nilang press-release, este, praise release!

    Mga eskwela at simbahan, kabigat po ng tungkulin ninyo. Sana isama ang mga natutuhan natin sa kahihiyan at katraydurang  ito sa school curriculum at misyon.

  • Anonymous

    Former Pres. Arroyo govt scandals, corruption and many more..

    1. NBN ZTE Scandal

    2. Millions of bribe money to Congressmen and Governors (October 2007)

    3. Cheating in 2004 Elections (HELLO GARCI)

    4. Joc Joc Bolante Case (Fertilizer Scam, P728 Million)

    5. JOSE PIDAL Bank Account (Unexplained Wealth, P200 Million)

    6. NANI PEREZ Power Plant Deal ($2 Million)

    7. Use of Road User’s Tax for Campaigning

    8. Billion Peso Macapagal Boulevard (Overprice of P532 Million)

    9. Juetengate? (Illegal Numbers game kickbacks)

    10. Extra Judicial Killings

    11. Arroyo Moneys in Germany (Exposed by Senator Cayetano)

    12. General GARCIA and Other Military Men

    13. Billion Peso Poll Automation contract to(Mega Pacific) (P1.3 Billion)

    14. Northrail Project($503 Million)

    15.  Maguindanao Results of 2007 Elections (ZUBIRI, BEDOL)

    16.  NAIA-3

    17.  Venable Contract (Norberto Gonzales)

    18.  Swine Scam (Exposed by? Atty. Harry Roque

    19. GLORIA Arroyo son hidden assets in united states

    20. EURO GENERAL’S

    21. CALAMITY FUND SCANDAL.

    22.  C-5 road controversy — Senator Manuel Villar

    23.P550-million worth of funds from the Overseas Workers’ Welfare Administration (OWWA).

    24. P780-million LWUA funds-PROSPERO PICHAY

    25. BISHOPS’s SUV-Gloria Birthday gift

    26. Arroyo linked in P325M lotto intelligence fund

    27. Arroyo got P200M in kickbacks from govt projects-Zaldy Ampatuan 

    28. P200.41 billion or $4.6 billion in Malampaya royalties from 2002 to May this year.

    29.LACSON ACCUSED FG MIKE ARROYO OF SELLING 3  REFURBISHED HELICOPTERS TO PNP AT P105 MILLION EACH

    30. 600,000 metric tons of Rotten rice imported from India.Kishore Hemlani, an Indian trader allegedly close to Arroyo, reportedly bagged the P9.5 billion contract for the rice importation. 

    31. DATO ARROYO wife bought the condo unit for $570,000, 

         70-square-meter one-bedroom, one-bathroom unit (Unit No. 533) at the luxury high-rise, full-service Gramercy Towers located at 1177 California St. in upscale downtown San 
    Francisco.

    32.- P50-million bribe to FG for the president’s veto of two franchise bills

    33. The additional funding led to a 41-percent spike in  advertising expenses, from P76.129 million in 2008 to P107.420 million in 2009, which went mostly to ads for Arroyo’s achievements.

    34. The report said the PIA received from the Department of Budget and Management a notice of cash allocations amounting to P344.789 million, even though only P222.488 
    million was appropriated for it under the national budget.

    35.- Denial of pork barrel funds to Malacanang’s political  enemies

    36.- Praises for Jovito Palparan, alleged mastermind of extra judicial killings of militants

    37.- Removal of govt bodyguards for former pres and Arroyo  critic, Cory Aquino

    38.- Appointment of manicurist as a member of the board of  Pag-Ibig

    39. Appointment of gardener as deputy of the Luneta Park  Administration.

    40. MIDNIGHT APPOINTMENT of an Arroyo,RENATO CORONA, as SC Chief Justice

          200+ other illegal midnight appointments

    41.- MIKEY ARROYO’s undeclared properties in California

    42.- Pardon of controversial convicted criminals like Ninoy’s murderers

    43.- EO 464; requiring Cabinet members to seek presidential clearance before testifying in Congress hearings

    44.- Promise (on Rizal Day) to not run for the presidency in 2004

    45.- “Vote Buying” by giving away Philhealth cards

    46.- Taxpayers’ money for her giant billboards and and PCSO tv campaign ads[/b]

    47- Appointment of Ben Abalos, a staunch GMA ally, as COMELEC chair

    48.- Mikey Arroyo’s importation of 32 thoroughbred horses from Australia worth P384 million.

    49.Former First Gentleman Mike Arroyo used 2 choppers 16 

    times, son Mikey 69

    50.PNoy: PAGCOR spent P1 BILLION on coffee

    51.Jose Miguel Arroyo owned helicopters’
    all Robinson R44 Raven Is with Series Nos. 1370 to 1374
    A total of $1,423,025 was paid to Lionair for the five helicopters.

    52.Pagcor ‘pabaon’ to Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo: P345M

    53.The godmother’s ties to the Pinedas(Jueteng lord)

    54. Glorietta 2 and Batasan bombings

        The Glorietta 2 bombing happened during the height of the bribery case which took place in Malacañang.

    55. Misuse of Balikatan funds Navy Lt. Nancy Gadian revealed an alleged malversation of funds in 2007

    56. Solon: Charge Gloria Arroyo for taking P98-M from PNoy’s social fund

    57. 50 MILLION PABAON GENERALS

        Former Armed Forces chiefs of staff Narciso Abaya, Dionisio Santiago, Generoso Senga, Hermogenes Esperon, and Alexander Yano,chiefs of staff – Angelo Reyes, Diomedio  Villanueva, and Roy Cimatu and MANY MORE..

    58.Colmenares: GMA had P488 billion in ‘pork.

    59. P1 BILLION down the drain in Arroyo-era jatropha project—DOST chief 

    60. GMA lying to SC saying we have extradiction treaty with Spain.

  • Anonymous

    Dapat umpisahan impeach na yan si CHEAP UNJUSTice Corona 

    at ibang buwaya diyan sa SC. Basta sangkot si Arroyo at 

    mga kampon nito sa mga kaso, palaging pabor sa Arroyo ang 

    SC.

  • Anonymous

    So, nagmamarunong pala tong si Midas…magkano kaya bayad ni Arroyo nito. Kala mo justice ka rin ha?!

  • PnoyMePagasa

    “judiciary only in the Philippines”  si corona na dating spokesperson ni gloria nung sya ay bise ni erap at naging chief of staff pa nang sya ay pangulo ay syang magdedesisyon sa mga TRO na hinihingi ni gloria. nagsisimula pa lang ang kaso ni gloria pero expected na laging magpapasaklolo si gloria kay corona, as planned.kawawang Pilipino, pati hudikatura binaboy at pinulitika.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YPRHRNF5RI3A3IZGKBXANG3CQM Mourning

    Only in the Philippines… Regarding the last 2 paras of the report – the SC spokesperson continues to disagree with an SC justice in terms of interpretation of the votation during the proceedings. hahaha… Madness Marquez. How can this be?

    Is this the kind of SC that some political interest groups would like all of us to follow without question?… Midnight CJ, Twisted plagiarism, Bribery scandal, Flip-flopping decisions, Inconsistent press releases… hahaha…

    Sino pa sa inyo ang naniniwala na credible tong SC na to to be “the final interpreter of the law and the final arbiter of justice”?

    • Anonymous

      takot din sila lahat sa isang lumang ninuno na ang pangalan ay estelito mendoza. senior citizen na yan uugod ugod na. kagaya nung dating injustice secretary na siraulo gonzalez. dagdag mo pa si flaminiano na pormang hinugot sa sementeryo. ano ba yan? ang justice sa pilipinas dapat ay di na pakialaman ng mga taong malapit nang mategok.

  • https://me.yahoo.com/a/DWRHqlNoppBOATBbtwpQkaAEQdMOmejmkPJb#24a25 jeff

    Well who knows, the error may be intentional on the part of the Arroyos. After all, they may have no intention really to designate a lawyer to receive the summons so that the cases to be filed cannot move on while they are abroad.

    What is the use of the 5-day compliance period of the conditions if the Arroyos had already left even before the full compliance of the conditions?

    So, I think Sec DeLima was correct in stopping the Arroyos from leaving immediately. She was protecting the right of the State who represents the Filipino people. 

    We, the Filipino people salute you Sec DeLima for what you did.

    • http://twitter.com/sacrebleau Sacrebleau

      My sentiments exactly. . . . .

  • Anonymous

    If Gloria has the SC as her lapdogs, then Noynoy has the Comelec as his prostitutes. Stop the hypocrisy!

  • Anonymous

    ““to produce summons or receive documentary evidence.”

    haste makes waste… 

  • Anonymous

    Maliwanag na walang contempt charges na dapat ipataw kay Sec. de Lima at maliwanag din gustong pairalin ang kasinugnalingan at kagulangan ng mga arroyo kaya tuloy ang kulungan para kay gma. At dapat siguro sipain na iyang si midas hindi naman pala marunong mag interpret ng mga resolution yan eh.

  • Anonymous

    “The former first couple were given five days to submit the name of their legal representative. They did so on the same day, Nov. 15, in separate documents granting special power of attorney to Ferdinand Topacio, Mike Arroyo’s lawyer.

    The couple’s designations were later certified by the Supreme Court’s clerk of court.”

    So what is the problem about the 2nd condition that was alleged to have not been complied?  It is very clear in this article that the petitioners have complied with condition #2 on Nov. 15, 2011!

    Lacierda;s contention in support of de Lima’s defiance of the high tribunal’s order because it was “ineffective” due to the non-compliance of condition #2, was erroneous and was designed to mislead the  public into believing that the action taken by de Lima and Aquino was right and legal under the law!  Nothing is more disgusting than to try to wiggle their way out from the jam they had created just so their contemptible defiance can be justified before the eyes of the public! 

    For a while, I thought I have made a boboo in criticizing the justices who approved the issuance of the TRO for their failure to scrutinize the delicate detail of the conditions set out for the TRO but the mistake was actually the fault of a certain Midas Marquez who self-appoint himself the sole  interpreter of the decisions of the high tribunal!  That was the real crap that created a scenario of neglect upon the good name of the justices!

    In the DOJ, they have de Lima who acted like she is tthe sole interpreter of the law but she has a counterpart in the Supreme Court in the persona of Midas Marquez!  These two should be bound together and thrown into the cage of “Lolong” the reptile!

    • http://twitter.com/sacrebleau Sacrebleau

      “In the DOJ, they have de Lima who acted like she is tthe sole interpreter of the law but she has a counterpart in the Supreme Court in the persona of Midas Marquez!”
      The comparison is not even close. The DOJ headed by Sec De Lima is tasked to enforce the law as mandated in our Constitution whereas, Mr. Marquez is the Spokesman of Glor. . . . erh. . . .Coro. . . . erh. . . .the SC, and is tasked to lie. . . . erh to twist. . . .erh to misinterpret . . . . the law. 

    • Anonymous

      iyak kanalang dyan cerebelum. natechnical foul ang team pidal. ayaw pumayag ng referee ng wrong spelling. eto ang mga dapat mong malaman: pagkaannounce kaagad ni midas na may tro at kailangan ng bond, may bond kaagad dumating para bang may atm machine sa lobby ng supreme court. pangalawa, pagkabayad ng bond dumeretso din kaagad ang team pidal sa airport dahil may booking na sila kahit wala pang tro. pangatlo, yang second condition na yan nakagawa kaagad ang team pidal ng documento pagkatapos mag announce ng tro kasi nakaready na kahit di pa inannounce. at sinong nagcertify din agad agad? walang iba kundi si midas. di man lang niya natiembrehan si topacio na magprint ulit ng napalitan yong salitang produce ng salitang receive. sabagay di rin nagcheck si topacio, excited na masyado. ang resulta, wrong spelling wrong. pag uuntogin ni jose pidal ang mga bayag ni midas at ni topacio. saka ihold daw niya ang kanilang talent fee.

    • Anonymous

      ilang beses ka ba mag post ng ganiyang post? nakakasawa na at palaging ganyan ang sinasabi mo.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XMBNVCCLR4MQQEAT7PEFAGJRVE NestorC

    The justice said the clerk made a mistake, “considering the way the TRO was rushed,” in issuing the certification despite noncompliance by the Arroyos with one of the strict conditions imposed by the Court.
    “Nevertheless, good faith and all, the legal effect of such noncompliance is the same—petitioners cannot make use thereof for failure to comply faithfully with a condition imposed by this Court for its issuance,” she said.
    KARMATIC EFFECT: HASTE MAKES WASTE…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OHOD5EA75DBBUH53UKLRXRK764 Mang Teban

    If he can take it, I would advise Justice (?) Midas Marquez to apologize to Associate Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno for misinterpreting the Supreme Court Justices’ majority resolutions.

    Can Midas be cited for contempt? If he insists from his “pa-macho effect as a spokesperson”, he should be fired and announced to “gracefully resigned to give way for the Chief Justice to decide on what to do with him”. Later, he should be given a one-way ticket to a country that has no extradition treaty with the Philippines. We do not need overbearing, over-imposing, and over-acting spokespersons in the Supreme Court. It is a highly sensitive post for one who should maintain calm and grace amidst pressure. These past days, Midas has exhibited undue hasty “it is final and executory” remarks which gave me and probably some to think if the SC justices really meant it that way when it was very clear that Atty. Topacio was not formally designation to possess general power of attorney from GMA. The media people had a hard time to ask the question because Midas did a “fine” job to bounce off clarification from persistent reporters.

  • Anonymous

    The compliance period is indeed 5 days.  However, if you follow the article written about that condition # 2, they actually complied with it on the same day Nov. 15, 2011!

    So, what are you talking about “What is the use of the 5-day compliance period of the conditions if the Arroyos had already left even before the full compliance of the conditions?”  The Arroyos HAD ALREADY COMPLIED with the condition BEFORE they attempted to leave.  Clear enough for you?

     And because of this glaring fact, De Lima is still guilty of defying the order of the Supreme Court!  

    • Anonymous

      cerebro_unum, there was an error in the documents submitted by the Arroyos. The documents stated that Atty. Topacio was appointed “…to PRODUCE (for emphasis) summons and to receive documentary evidence…” The correct statement should be “…to RECEIVE summons and documentary evidence…” The Supreme Court agreed that there was a failure to comply with condition no. 2, so they went into the third round of voting on whether or not to explicitly state the legal effect on the TRO of the noncompliance by the Arroyos with condition no. 2. Remember that this voting occurred on Friday, after the brouhaha at the airport on Tuesday. In other words, although the Arroyos submitted the appointment of Atty. Topacio on Nov. 15 (Tuesday), the SC found on Friday that there was an error, as stated above, so there was actually noncompliance with condition no. 2. In the Friday resolution of the SC, the Arroyos were told to commit to amend their documents appointing Atty. Topacio as their legal representative. If the Arroyos amended their documents only on Friday, it was only then that the TRO became effective and executory. But, when Midas Marquez announced the results of the en banc session and said that the TRO was in full force and effect, apparently the Arroyos have not yet amended their documents so the TRO was not yet effective and executory.

      Therefore, when De Lima refused to honor the TRO on Tuesday, she was right because the TRO was not yet effective and executory at that time because of the noncompliance with condition no. 2. If ever, the TRO only became effective and executory on Friday after the documents have been amended. It is not known at what time the documents were amended. But, then  the electoral fraud case had been filed and and an arrest warrant issued and the TRO issue became moot and academic.

  • Anonymous

    telephone conversation between a man and a woman, 18 nov. 2011. woman: Hello midas,,, man: yes maam, woman: midas, may botohan pala diyan mamaya, yung boto na TRO bantayan mo ha, kailangan panalo TRO, tatakas,,, i mean lilipad ako mamaya pa punta singapore, man: opo maam, kahit ano mangyari panalo po TRO at kung kailangan babaligtarin ko na lang po sa press con, woman: very good midas, may 200 M ka dito kunin mo na lang kay Chairman, man: okay po thank you po.

    • Anonymous

      pag dumami ang katulad mo…ang pilipinas na ang bansang ikakahiya kong sabihin na akoy pilipino..diyos ko po gabayan mo naman ang mga kababayan ko na maging malinis ang kaisipan bago pa man ang pilipinas ang pinakamahirap na bansa sa buong mundo….

  • Anonymous

    Di malinaw na this Atty. Midas Touch Marquez is interpreting the decisions in favor of the Arroyos, that the TRO has been complied and continues to be in force and in effect daw.  Dapat i-recall at mg-resign na itong si Atty. Marquez dahil hindi naman nya talaga trabaho mag-express ng kanyang opinion at interpretation ng judicial actions ng GMA SC since the beginning or from the start pero itong si Mr. Marquez ay ang yabang umasta akala mong sinong hari.  In force and effect kaya pala hindi sinunod kaagad ksi may butas may condition na hindi na-comply.  Sa press release nya, 3 times lang ngvote ang GMA SC pero as it is on record 6 times silang ng-vote eh di halatang halata na si Atty. Marquez ay acting as lawyer for the Arroyos.  Kailangan mg-file ng kaso sa GMA SC para patalsikin na itong si Marquez ksi delikado ang ginagawa nya ng-iinterpet sya ng decisions ng SC dapat spokesperson ka lng.  Ang yabang pa nagmamatigas at hinahamon ang gobyerno at si DoJ Sec. Delima na sundin ang TRO na parang hari.  Kaya talagang dapat i-hold ang budget ng GMA SC hanggang andyan ang walang delicadezang fabulous 8 magistrates headed by CJ Corona ng patay hehhehe.

  • Anonymous

    Looks like the Supreme Court, which is supposed to be the final interpreter of the law and the final arbiter of justice in the Philippines, has really gone to the dogs!!
    It also appears that GMA must have scores at the SC inside her deep pockets, courtesy of billions she and her family must have stolen from public coffers.
    Why do I say these?
    Smooth-talking SC administrator-cum-acting-PIO chief Midas Marquez had the gall and temerity to contradict her superior Associate Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno’s dissenting opinion that the SC’s TRO wasn’t effective yet because one of its conditions wasn’t met.
    Come on, Marquez.
    How do you expect Pinoys to recognize that your interpretation of SC rulings is more superior than that of an SC justice?
    From all indications, courtesy of Sereno’s revelations, majority of SC justices apparently rushed the issuance of that TRO to enable GMA to flee the country and escape forthcoming prosecutions. Paying their debt of gratitude for GMA’s appoinment to the SC? Getting more goodies — pesos? US$? — from their patron?
    Marques should be circumspect in his statements, lest he also get tainted by the questionable integrity, character and patriotism of SC chief Corona and the rest of GMA appointees at the SC. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/pedestrian.observer Political Jaywalker

    It is odd that the Supreme Court has to use a spokesman, is it because someone has to justify their questionable decisions?

  • Anonymous

    This is funny! Instead of “to receive summons and produce documentary evidence” na role ng common legal representative of the couple,  nabaligtad pala. Typo/clerical error nga! Sa mga hindi nakakaintindi, please read carefully.

    Oo nga at nag-comply ang mag-asawa sa pag-appoint kay Atty. Topacio, pero me typo error nga, so dapat munang i-rectify bago maging final and executory.

    • Anonymous

      queenbee100, you’re correct. There was a typographical error that rendered the TRO legally ineffective. To the religious among us, they might see this as divine intervention and that God works in mysterious ways. Others might just see it as the Arroyos being unlucky. Malas. Whatever it is, I’m pleased with the turn of events.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AUHY7NAKYRSA2T24MJ5P7EAA6U junteddy m

     hudas na midas should be held for contempt..nuff said.

  • Anonymous

    what if they were able to leave and was later found that they were non-compliant with the conditions. what i was hearing before is “immediate and executory” ang TRO, may mga conditions naman pala. pano malalaman ngayon nung mga immigration officer na nag comply sila sa mga conditions.

    Kung naka alis ang mga yun, siguradung yung mga court of clerks at mga immigration officer ang lagot.

  • Anonymous

    Malabo talaga yang si Midas.  Sabi niya kahit hindi pa napagre-recieve ng mga involved ang copy nila ng mga decision by the SC, they are already effective if they are already out in the media. Sabi nga ni Rep Colminares, na hindi pwede dahil may mga decisions na may conditions to be met before they become effective. Rep Colminares made sense, kaysa sa Midas na yan na ayaw kong makita sa tv, kasi di ko makita ipin niya sa taas, at saka parang mahilig din ma expose sa tv, kahit walang sense ang sinasabi.

    • Anonymous

      absuweltohin lang to si midas sa ngayon dahil gwapo naman siya

    • Anonymous

      DAPAT DIYAN KAY MARQUEZ MAG RESIGN. MALABO YATA SIYANG  I APPOINT NI PNOY NA MAGING ISA SA MGA SC JUSTICES. DAPAT SA KANYA SA TALK SHOW NA LANG. ALA BOY ABUNDA KAYA. KUHA MO?

  • http://www.myspace.com/cocowine ngipingrabbit

    Ngek, pati yata ang prospect ni Miriam Santiago na maging international ek-ek has gone to the dogs too, dahil sa scandalous Supereme Court na iyan.  Tumampisaw ba naman si Madam Miriam at pumanig doon sa hoodlum in robes.  Kaya, Ate Miriam, kalimutan mo na maging sikat worldwide!

  • Anonymous

    bakit palaging nagbobotohan ang mga SC sa isyung ito? did they put the interpretation of the law in democratic way? dapat hindi lang sila ang magbotohan subject it also to the will of the Filipino People. GO PHILIPPINES!

  • Anonymous

    Marquez is guilty of mental dishonesty. One day he may become a judge or something like that. That is what is disturbing.

  • Anonymous

    Light note only;
    Patay kang SC ka! nag mamadali kasi…..hayan nadapa tuloy…di nyo ba alam na…”slipery when wet”

  • Anonymous

    Poor boy….possibly yan gusto manyari ni Corona.  At pagkatapos nakatakas si gloria….sori na lang people…kasi clerical error.  Naloko ule tayo.

  • Anonymous

    MGA TUTA NI GMA…WALANG KONSYENSYA, PURO NA LANG PERA, PA MEDIA MEDIA PA. PRISOHON NA.

  • Anonymous

    tama ang boto ng SC na insufficiently met ang TRO kseh hindi na meet ang requirement sa number 2. 

    ang sabi ng SC: magsaad ang mga arroyo ng abogado para tumanggap ng ano mang summons o mag produce ng mga dokomento na hinihingi sakali man.

    pero dahil sa pagmamadali, napamali sila ng type sa PoA na ipinasa nila kung saan nakasulat dun:

    ““to produce summons or receive documentary evidence.”

    eh hindi naman pwedeng sila ni gloria ang gumawa ng summon at tatanggap ng documentary evidence. dun ipina-iral sa pamamagitan ni justice serrano ang “technicality”. di natin sila masisisi.

    pero MALI si justice serrano, with all respect, para sabihin nyang hindi na effective ang TRO.

    ang TRO anjan pa rin. tama si midas. kaya lang hindi na meet ang requirement. dahil sablay nga sa req # 2. 

    hindi naman pwedeng ikatwiran ni justice serrano na dahil na pamali sa pag type ng PoA ang mga arroyo eh na default o naimbalido na ang TRO. i don’t think it works like that. faulty lang ang pagsunod sa conditions ng TRO hence, the TRO wasn’t meet but not nullified.

    • Anonymous

      bakit justice ka rin ba at mas marunong ka pa sa kanila? pareho lang kayo ni midas nag-i-inerpret ng sarili.

  • https://me.yahoo.com/a/DWRHqlNoppBOATBbtwpQkaAEQdMOmejmkPJb#24a25 jeff

    The designation of the lawyer by the arroyos “to PRODUCE summons or receive documentary evidence” was a non-compliance of the 2nd condition as voted 7-6 by the Supreme Court. It is the court that issues the summons or subpoenas, not the lawyer.

    What a coincidence that the same error was indicated in the separate designations by Gloria and FG.
    Could this clerical error be intentional on the part of the arroyos to evade the summons so that cases filed cannot move on while they are abroad. Very tricky indeed.

    Midas Marquez should explain to the Filipino people why he declared that Gloria and FG can immediately leave despite of the defective designations submitted by the arroyos.

  • Anonymous

    WOW! WOW! WOW! Another lapse of the Corona Supreme Court. Now if the Arroyos were able to leave when they wanted to with that imperfect TRO, what would that make out of the Corona Supreme Court? A SUPREMELY CARELESS  and SUBSERVIENT COURT TO THE ARROYOS. OMG (Oh My Gosh) Midas, how can you be so careless and a loose canon compromising the supremely flip-flopping supreme court. A Supreme Court is the last bastion of justice, IF IT HAS CHARACTER AND INTEGRITY OF THE HIGHEST ORDER. Midas, read carefully before you talk because once you open your trap (mouth) you are trapped. 

    • http://twitter.com/ernestonoel1 hopelovefaith

      Midas is kakuntsaba ng mga Arroyo.  Read Mon Mayuga’s comments:

      “Is Supreme Court Administrator Jose  Midas Marquez the mole of Jose Miguel Arroyo who leaked the information to the latter that the temporary restraining order against the travel ban issue by Justice secretary Leila de Lima that prevented the Arroyos from escaping would be issued?It appeared that the Arroyos have prior knowledge of its issuance as they had already booked six different flights on the day the TRO was issued almost to the hour, the earliest of which was to leave at about 2:00 p.m., had the two million-peso bond brought to the Supreme Court and were at the airport ready to depart.Thanks to Secretary de Lima’s gallant stand, thy were prevented from leaving. Now it is known that the Arroyos have not fully complied with the Supreme Court conditions.The eager beaver Supreme Court administrator and spokesman announced prematurely that the TRO is in full effect without knowing what he was saying.”

      Thanks Mon for giving us your perspective.  

      • Anonymous

        @hopelovefaith.

        @twitter-327753744:disqus Always a pleasure, hopelovefaith

  • Anonymous

    ARROYO MOLE IN THE SUPREME COURT

    Is Supreme Court Administrator Jose  Midas Marquez the mole of Jose Miguel Arroyo who leaked the information to the latter that the temporary restraining order against the travel ban issued by Justice secretary Leila de Lima that prevented the Arroyos from escaping would be issued?

    It appeared that the Arroyos have prior knowledge of its issuance as they had already booked six different flights on the day the TRO was issued almost to the hour, the earliest of which was to leave at about 2:00 p.m., had the two million-peso bond brought to the Supreme Court and were at the airport ready to depart.

    Thanks to Secretary de Lima’s gallant stand, thy were prevented from leaving. Now it is known that the Arroyos have not fully complied with the Supreme Court conditions.

    The eager beaver Supreme Court administrator and spokesman announced prematurely that the TRO is in full effect without knowing what he was saying.

  • SickOfItAll !

    Midas Marquez… the bringer of BULLLLSHIIIT decisions and fairy tales! Ilang taon na tayong ginaggago ng gaggong ‘to.

    • Anonymous

      Do you really understand of what you are talking? Would you be brave enough to tell that tot hem? For sure not. Throwing names out of anonymity is not a bravery.

  • Anonymous

    Look at how the SC works, most of GMA appointees panig sa kanya, most or all of Pnoy’s e contra sya. Its been like this for the longest time.  So how do the justices interpret the law, by virtue of allegiance?

    • Anonymous

      Kaya dapat pagsisisipain na yang mga hoodlum  na yan e!

  • Anonymous

    Siguro si Midas ang akala niya eh Justice din siya at gustong maka arbor kay GMA. SNB halata eh ha ha ha.

  • SickOfItAll !

    spot-on!

  • Anonymous

    what can you expect with a high court that is covered with clout on their independence? puro tao ni glorai

  • Anonymous

    Midas ungas, please resign! Mahiya naman kayo sa tao!

    • Anonymous

      How come, Kapalmuks din yan !

  • Anonymous

    A call to fellow bloggers:
    on monday Dr Topacio will file a motion to quash the warrant of arrest and the decision of DOJ-COMELEC finding a probable cause of election sabotage against GMA. We know how crooks operate. They are in SC only as shield of GMA, nothing else. Knowing these crooks as kapalmuks who don’t care about decency, there is a big chance that a TRO will be issued in favor of GMA and will rule that the case was railroaded by DOJ-COMELEC, rendering the warrant of arrest deemed illegal. If that happens. that will be the cue for all decent pinoys to figuratively storm SC and hung these crooks upside down. Enough is enough. Let’s be vigilant.

    • Anonymous

      Let the Filipinos occupy the Supreme Court the way the Americans are right now attempting to occupy the Wall Street for two monhs. The 8 justices have to be physically removed from their corrupt benches!

    • Anonymous

      A call to Arthur
      Two Comelec commissioners did not vote because they could not read and vertfy yet the voluminous file. But the Pasay court raffled the case within minutes without to inform the accused and the wonder judge was able to read and verify the papers within 3 hours? No railroad? Then at least this judge has no backlag of cases? But a record of “grave abuse of discretion”?.

  • Anonymous

    it was the single opinion of justice serrano that admonished midas because being the appointee of aquino, she’s for his interest. her opinion is but one of the 15. 

    she could be very passionate about her opinion though she couldn’t take fault on midas to say the TRO remained “in full force and effect” because actually it is but it wasn’t just sufficiently met.

    • http://twitter.com/sacrebleau Sacrebleau

      @pinakatagotago:disqus 

      What part of the 2nd condition of the TRO that Topaksio screwed up don’t you understand? It seems that the GMA lawyer wants to issue subpoenas, under instruction from the boss of course, rather than the other way around.

      “‘in full force and effect’ because actually it is but it wasn’t just sufficiently met.”
      Your take is twisted on at least two levels.

      • Anonymous

        @twitter-103248106:disqus 

        i didn’t miss anything, i guess…

        as i said earlier, tama ang boto ng SC na insufficiently met ang TRO kseh hindi na meet ang requirement sa number 2. 

        ang sabi ng SC: magsaad ang mga arroyo ng abogado para tumanggap ng ano mang summons o mag produce ng mga dokomento na hinihingi sakali man.

        pero dahil sa pagmamadali, napamali sila ng type sa PoA na ipinasa nila kung saan nakasulat dun:

        ““to produce summons or receive documentary evidence.”

        eh hindi naman pwedeng sila ni gloria ang gumawa ng summon at tatanggap ng documentary evidence. dun ipina-iral sa pamamagitan ni justice sereno ang “technicality”. di natin sila masisisi.

        pero sa opinion ko MALI si justice sereno, with all respect, para sabihin nyang hindi na effective ang TRO.ang TRO anjan pa rin. tama si midas. kaya lang hindi na meet ang requirement. dahil sablay nga sa req # 2. 

        hindi naman pwedeng ikatwiran ni justice sereno na dahil na pamali sa pag type ng PoA ang mga arroyo eh na default o naimbalido na ang TRO. i don’t think it works like that. faulty lang ang pagsunod sa conditions ng TRO hence, the TRO wasn’t meet but not nullified.

      • http://twitter.com/sacrebleau Sacrebleau

        @pinakatagotago:disqus 

        First, wear your glasses, kasi hindi Justice Serrano, it’s SERENO. Marquez was flippant, he should have thoroughly studied the wordings just like the Honorable Justice and the DOJ Sec. did before he opened his big mouth on a topic that has national and international significance.

        Why do you presume it was a typo? That is just so juvenile.

      • Anonymous

        @twitter-103248106:disqus 

        waw! now, i doubt if you really understood why req # 2 wasn’t met.

        can you, in your own words, explain justice sereno’s proposition why req # 2 wasn’t met.

        let me hear it from you and see if you understood. please?

      • http://twitter.com/sacrebleau Sacrebleau

        No, you tell me why you think I don’t understand why it wasn’t met! 

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NRUW3WNWHXWOJQ6Z4O4MMC4EYA jay-ard

        Atty Horn???

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IIX5AUTJVRLXAUB3J3GHGK4BBE Edison

        Nobody is saying that the TRO is nullified…. the vote simply meant that the conditions were not met and until the said condition is met, the TRO cannot be enforced.  So tama… according to the votes, the TRO is upheld but it is ineffective until all conditions are met.

        And to everyone implying that the line in question was an honest-to-goodness “typo”… think again.  If that had gone to pass and no one noticed…   come time that the Arroyos needed to be summoned to face charges… guess what… no one is there to “receive” the summons because their good representative is only authorised to “produce” summons.  Nice try… fortunately, it got nipped in the bud.

        So did Midas err?  I think he might have because although his announcement that the TRO has been upheld due to an 8-5 vote is correct, he failed to mention the important bit about the same TRO being ineffective due to non-compliance with the second condition.  A crucial point had there not been a warrant of arrest issued later in the day.  Hypothetically… the Arroyos would have been free to go anywhere they wished on the afternoon of November 18.  If the administration once again moved to bar her “in defiance” of the SC ruling to uphold the TRO… it would have been another “minus pogi points” for the administration and “plus sympathy points” for the Arroyos.

      • OJ Delos Reyes

        Which is why I have always said the Government did not “defy” the Supreme Court.  There is a maximum of 10 days to comply with the TRO.  Government simply exhausted all legal means they could muster to counter the SC railroading.  Thankfully GMA camp did not fully comply and therefore they got what they deserve. 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WCPULYOR6SCK7QEPO25HZA3FXY arthur i

      you see confused pinaka, the TRO is actually in full force and effect but it wasn’t just sufficiently MET????is that a an affirmative supporting a negative or its not in effect because it is actually not sufficiently met, you are contradicting yourself…..how can it be in effect if the conditions have not been sufficiently met????? 

      • Anonymous

        the TRO still stands and wasn’t nullified but wasn’t effective because it wasn’t met. it could could be satisfied so the TRO can still be effective. that’s what i wanted to say.

        but to consider everything with the recent developments, the whole thing about TRO on HDO/WLO was superceded by the fact that gloria already has a case at RTC therefore the TRO is moot. 

    • http://twitter.com/siokoy889 Sio Koy

      ?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WWZMSQ4Z74QJUPXFOMEKD6KKFM kronos

    Diyan magaing ang Supreme Court—-paikot ikot ng papeles.  That’s not what we need.  What we need are trustworthy people who wont use the mechanism to justify honest intentions as illegal or unconstitutional because of technicalities.  Change and simplify procedures para mas madali ang service ng justice system and not dancing around paper shufflings.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WWZMSQ4Z74QJUPXFOMEKD6KKFM kronos

    If the arrest of GMA and succeeding hearings will convict her, the next thing to do would be to invalidate those midnight appointees which do not do anything but railroad the course of this country towards a trustworthy goernment.

  • Anonymous

    MIDAS, MIDAS NA MAHILIG SA MAKIKINANG, LISTEN CAREFULLY: nang tinitingnan ko ang pananalita mo bilang spokesman ng supreme court, eto ang aking napagtanto: tuta ka ni corona at kampi ka kay gloria! hindi ka impartial tulad nang inaasahan. kasi hindi rin impartial ang bossing mong si midight appointee Corona. ang opinion ko: wala akong mapapalang matino at makatarungang desisyon dyan sa supreme court na yan na mga appointees ni fake president arroyo ang karamihan. pwede ba, mag courtesy  resignation muna sila lahat at kung i reappoint sila, ibig sabihin karapatdapat sila sa kanilang mga posisyon!!!

  • Anonymous

    Technically and leagally the TRO is defective and Midas and Corona team were as usual their frustrated mood of optimism. If the TRO was really intentionally defied or violated, how come De Lima was not cited and punished for 6 months imprisonment or 30,000 pesos fine?

  • Anonymous

    A SUBTLE ATTEMPT TO DECEIVE US ALL – Is this not what the REFUSAL of 7 justices (“the majority”) to EXPLICITLY STATE the legal effect of non-compliance to the TRO’s second condition amounts to?   The majority contended that “such a clarification is unnecessary, because it is clear that the TRO is conditional, and cannot be made use of until compliance has been done.”

    JUDICIAL ARROGANCE – Is this not therefore what the order to the DOJ Secretary, under threat of contempt, to explain why she defied the TRO and disrespected the Justices comes up to?

    WHAT A SHAME!

  • Anonymous

    Anyway the SC did not say that Midas was wrong. It only says that the clarification was unnecessary because the TRO is clear enough. There is nothing about ” not executory until…” It only says that withot complying within 5 days it would become void.  So, if the bail was paid, the authorized persons anyway are known, for to comply to the third condition the Arroyos have to arrive in another country first. And this means they are allowed to travel.
    If within 5 days not all conditions are complied with, the TRO is void and the Arroyos illegal abroad. But you cannot request contacting the embassy abroad without first to let them go there.

  • Anonymous

    SC Corona was thinking that all judges were in his flock. Midas may be not in his flock too, but just purely one of the receivers of pushed envelopes.

  • Anonymous

    Good job Atty. Marquez. The country’s taxes are well spent on lawyers like you unlike to the millions given to the MILF and ABB.

  • Anonymous

    OK, sacreblue let me explain it for you from my juvenile perspective…

    it was the error from the Power of Attorney produced by both gloria and mike separately that rendered the PoA technically unsound.

    @twitter-103248106:disqus  please take note:

    Sereno noted a clerical error in the document submitted by Arroyo, where she said she was designating Topacio “to produce summons or receive documentary evidence.” 

    but actually the SC ordered them to designate an attorney to:  “receive summons or produce documentary evidence.”

    it was a glaring clerical error that, if scrutinize, doesn’t make sense.

    papano mag poproduce ng summons ang mga arroyo eh sila nga itong nasa receiving end ng summons. di ba?

    • http://twitter.com/sacrebleau Sacrebleau

      @pinakatagotago:disqus 

      Didn’t I make reference to that in my previous posts? Again, wear your glasses and read. In addition to that, I was alluding to all these dox that are also available to Marquez to peruse, and yet he didn’t wear his glasses and missed the wordings. But it didn’t escape Justice Sereno hence the dissent. You follow?

      The timeline: Marquez opened his big mouth; DOJ Sec defied TRO; Marquez opened his big trap again; Justice Sereno dissented; Marquez opened his big mouth. . . . . . . and then the warrant was served.

      • Anonymous

        probably we are not on the same page. i’m not really keen and attentive in your point because i was pointing out something, probly different from yours. 

        my opinion is that, marquez is right and serano has her opinion on the negative on how marquez conveyed SCs words. 

        i understand justice serano’s concern that marquez insistence on the TRO being still in effect could take a different bearing now that TRO is actually moot. 

        what i am saying is, though the TRO is moot, it wasn’t nullified.

      • http://twitter.com/sacrebleau Sacrebleau

        @pinakatagotago:disqus 

        It goes without saying that we are not on the same page. Also, the words were “if the conditions are not met within 5 days, the TRO would be void.” The case against GMA was filed before the 5 days were up, so to be consistent with the terminology: The TRO was not VOIDED pending the fulfillment of the conditions but has become moot and academic because of the case filed against GMA and the subsequent warrant of arrest.

      • Anonymous

        yeah, i understood that point. 

        but really, that’s not my direction.

        i am about why the TRO was pronounced “unmet” hence the 7-6 vote on the noncompliance…

  • Anonymous

    as worded from the TRO

    c-ii

    the petitioners shall appoint a legal representative common to both of them who will receive subpoena, orders and legal process on their behalf during their absence. 

    pero ang sabi ng power of attorney na isinabmit ng mga arroyos, they designated topacio:

    “to produce summons or receive documentary evidence.”

    dun! dun na tumbok ng isang mahistrado ang kawalan ng effect ng PoA dahil it doesn’t make sense. 

    • http://twitter.com/sacrebleau Sacrebleau

      @pinakatagotago:disqus 

      Well, if you were paying attention (and wearing your glasses), that is exactly what I was saying. 

      • Anonymous

        and your point is actually to correct me that it is sereno and not serrano. 

        now that i made use of the ‘edit’ button, happy? i hope you are. 

        and if the only strength of your retort is to give emphasis on your expertise on proofreading then i suggest let’s move on. :)

      • http://twitter.com/sacrebleau Sacrebleau

        @pinakatagotago:disqus 

        So you say, but if you could make that kind of error, then perhaps you are not as sharp as you think you are. Have a good day madamoiselle!

      • Anonymous

        (roll eyes)

        that’s super weak “ignoratio elenchi” red herring argument.

        have a good day to you too…  :)

      • http://twitter.com/sacrebleau Sacrebleau

        Au contraire mon cheri, my argument of you changing the name of the Honorable Justice SERENO to SERRANO is not only super-relevant to the discussion, it is also apt. When Topaksyo changed the wording of their submission to comply with Condition #2 from “receive” to “produce,” the result was dissent and non-compliance, and rightfully so.

        As these documents are also available to Marquez, his stand that the TRO was still in full force raises 2 possibilities: 1. He didn’t read the submission, for him it was only a piece of paper. 2. He read it but did not understand it.

        If you are a lawyer, and judging by your pretentious latin that you are:-P, then I would advise you not to get the name of the judge wrong or mix-up the names of the defendant and the victim, doing that will not only make you look incompetent and scatter-brained, you will also lose the case.

      • Anonymous

        … and good day to you too.

        but still you are diverting. it’s red herring… 

        that’s all.

        :)

      • http://twitter.com/sacrebleau Sacrebleau

        @pinakatagotago:disqus 
        No prob, just heed my small advise. You don’t want to look ditzy that’s all. 
        Just pay attention to details, I know it’s hard what with facebook and all, pero sayang, promising pa naman :-P

      • lucidlynx

        if i may add to the discussion:

        the meaning of void is different from “being in effect or executory”.
        void means nothing. there is a TRO indeed but it is not executory until
        the conditions are met within 5 days. if within those 5 days the
        conditions have not been met, it becomes void, which in legal parlance
        means, the TRO never existed at all, which means there is nothing to execute, which means there is nothing to follow, which means De Lima can’t be cited for contempt.

        even if there was contempt on the issue of the TRO, once it becomes void, the contemptous act also dissappears.

  • Anonymous

    Dapat umpisahan impeach na yan si CHEAP UNJUSTice Corona 

    at ibang buwaya diyan sa SC. Basta sangkot si Arroyo at 

    mga kampon nito sa mga kaso, palaging pabor sa Arroyo ang 

    SC.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_W4RTNUSX3BQCWCDQAA562BFC5I Lito G

    With Corona at the helm who is a midnight appointee of Gloria, SC decisions will always be in questionable. And SC has so far proven to the public that this is true. After the PAL scam now comes a hasty TRO just to save Gloria from jail. Masyado bang obvious ang timing ng TRO? Gloria cohorts in SC tried their evil best na patakasin ang amo nila thru TRO. And Midas na isa din alagad eh nagmadali naman agad to brainwash ang publiko about the TRO. Corona, Midas, and all midnight appointees should resign now!

  • Anonymous

    and issue dito paano nagkaroon ng TRO ang panig ni gloria dahil ang alam ko di pa tapos ang TRO dahilan sa ang TRO na binibigay sa kanila eh CONDITIONAL TRO, na dapat i meet nila ang condition ng supreme court na unless the side of GLORIA issue the condition number 2 stipulated in the CONDITIONAL TRO hindi pa sila magkakaroon ng CERTIFIED TRO.

    Dapat kasuhan si GLORIA dito dahil effective pa ang ban sa kanila to travel  abroad for attempting to leave the Philippines while the ban to travel is still effective. Second dapat kasuhan din ang panig ni GLORIA for misleading the public that they have the copy of the CERTIFIED TRO which is not true. 

  • Anonymous

    So, who’s in haste? De Lima or the SC 8. Had De Lima been allowed to make an oral argument it would be a different story. Again, who is railroading?

  • Anonymous

    Atty. Midas Marquez you need to resign now you made lost of mistakes in your pronouncements, you received a rebuke from the dissenting justice Sereno for your grandstanding in the media and feeling SC ka rin nag-uutos kay DoJ Sec. Delima na sundin ang TRO immediately eh may mga conditions hindi nacomply.  Sa pagmamadali mo Atty.  at ng mga Arroyos hindi nacomply ang 2nd condition due to wrong wordings clerical error kuno I think intentional iyun sa part nila kc nga magiging binding ang pag-appoint nila kay Atty. Soxy Topak-sio kahit nasa abroad sya madedefault sya sa kaso kung di sya uuwi at di sasagot sa kaso nya. Talagang magaling at makapangyarihan ang Diyos at kinailangang mangyari ang mga ito para ma-expose itong mga kasamaan ni GMA, Mike Arroyo and family, yung conspiracy ng GMA SC at si Atty. Midas Touch Marquez.  Mr. fat aneuristic Gentleman Mike Arroyo lagot ka ikaw na ang susunod na maisyuhan ng warrant of arrest kaya lumayas ka na iwanan mo na si GMA.   

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WXIBK62L4V6AEZLSFBA4CRXMXU Gnob

    midas is always eager to interpret on his own a sc resolution or decisions that he likes.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XMBNVCCLR4MQQEAT7PEFAGJRVE NestorC

      money talks! how much hudas marquez earned for twisting the result could be worth a fortune because he do it knowing the facts that it will affect his future in SC as well as his family…

  • Anonymous

    As the proverbial saying goes: “Don’t shoot the messenger that delivers the message”. This is one case that the messenger must be shot for delivering the wrong message that almost created a constitutional crisis. Midas Marquez delivered the wrong message and not even man enough to accept his mistake. Allahu Akbar.

  • Anonymous

    Mr.Dae Martin posted this in the FaceBook

    PNOY’S ACCOMPLISHMENTS SO FAR:
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    1. unconstitutional EO No.1 & EO No. 2
    2. bungled hostage rescue
    3. blatant lie about the $430 million MCC grant
    4. wrongful deportation of 14 Taiwanese fraud suspects to China 
    5. release of morong 43
    6. missing in action during the typhoon
    7. first and second quarter’s GDP is at its lowest
    8. unemployment gone from bad to worse
    9. people suffering from higher cost of living and having depress wages
    10. core inflation rate increased from 3.9 to 4
    11. visitor arrivals decreased from 377, 672 to 317,443
    13. underemployment Rate increased from 0.178 to 0.194
    14. poverty Incidence has remained the same at 21%
    15. imports 1/ dropped from USD 4, 568 to USD 5, 497
    16. BIR and BOC failed to meet their respective revenue targets
    17. Double vat on toll is imposed
    18. failed to stop jueteng
    19. billion lost in revenue due to missing container vans
    20. corruption still rampant in national and local level
    21. PPP zero investment
    22. crime statistics increased
    23. rising cost of food, fuel, electricity and basic commodities
    24. very unproductive legislature under pnoy’s admin
    25. cancellation of flood projects resulting to massive flooding
    25. increased pork barrel and CCT budgets and cut the budget on education.
    27. failed CCT program
    28. 5 million pesos aid to MILF
    29. 31 million pesos aid to (not existing) ABB 
    30. 5-10 million bribe to congressmen to back up steps taken against GMA
    31. P-noy’s 1.46 Billion intelligence fund for 2011
    32. LEDAC MEETING – Food costing almost Php1M
    33. Executive Clemency to a dead person 
    34. Display of Inverted Flag
    35. PCSO transferred to PICC
    36. Some PCSO Personnel & facilities & equipments in some other offices
    37. An Invalid Leader of a syndicate group smuggled out of the country for defrauding gov’t casinos
    38. Credit-grabbing of FPGMA’s finished & on-going projects
    39. Missing in action on the massacre of Military men in Basilan

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MZOKC6X7Q52Z4E5VLYNB7GF72Y Kaloy

    How can we expect the public to accept the doctrine that the Supreme Court is only lawful and final interpreter of all the laws of this benighted country when they themselves find it difficult to agree on the interpretation and implementation of a simple TRO that they themselves prepared?

    Worst is they allowed an over anxious messenger Midas Marquez to interpret and publicly announce to  the media and the public his personal interpretation of this TRO.

    My unsolicited advice is this: Henceforth, all announcement that will be passed on to  Midas Marquez should be formally written and signed by Appropriate authority the Supreme Court and stamped OK ” OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE SC” with the official seal of the Supreme Court.office.

    With what has been revealed here I am reminded of the other Marquez of Mexico that after beaten 3 times by filipino icon Pacman he still insist he was the winner and was robbed of victory. Similarly giving his own personal interpretation of what boxing should be. In a somewhat similar manner, the local pinoy Marquez still insist he is right in his unauthorized interpretation of the SC TRO.

    The mexican Marquez did what he did so he can demand a bigger purse in the next fight. The local Marquez? 

  • Anonymous

    telephone conversation between a man and a woman, 18 nov. 2011. woman: Hello midas,,, man: yes maam, woman: midas, may botohan pala diyan mamaya, yung boto na TRO bantayan mo ha, kailangan panalo TRO, tatakas,,, i mean lilipad ako mamaya pa punta singapore, man: opo maam, kahit ano mangyari panalo po TRO at kung kailangan babaligtarin ko na lang po sa press con, woman: very good midas, may 200 M ka dito kunin mo na lang kay Chairman, man: okay po thank you po, happy trip na ang po.

  • Anonymous

    So, Maliwanag na MIDAS MARQUEZ + J8 (d otso otso gang) ang mga alagad ni gma sa SC!!! Galing talaga ni Pandak….

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MZKGOTWL3ZISAMNCLZ53UUGNMY NORBERT

      mas magaling pa rin c gma kasi may roro cya c pnoy walang roro kundi panay travel panay papogi saan na ung sinasabi ninyo hai politiko talaga ‘

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MZOKC6X7Q52Z4E5VLYNB7GF72Y Kaloy

        Bakit may nakarating na ligaw na bala dito. Gisingin natin baka natutulog pa. Hoy gising! Naka hospital arrest na amo mo.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MZOKC6X7Q52Z4E5VLYNB7GF72Y Kaloy

    This obvious & simple clerical error in the appointment of atty “No more Balls” Topacio by GMA may be a Devine intervention to stop an unrighteousness from happening.

    With the wise men from Supreme Court, top lawyers Topacio and Mendoza, Midas Marquez and Genius GMA conniving to prepare a simple SPA as required by the TRO; how can this error skip their combined smart brains and 20/20 eyesight vision?

    Do you believe in miracle?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RS7NMBTSC7GG3BRQHKISQTTLWE Rick

    This newspaper is moderated and run by senile old men.

  • Anonymous

    It’s like a hard backhand slap from Justice Sereno and maybe more painful than the contempt. If I were Atty. Midas Marquez I will file for a long leave and contemplate of looking for another job. 

    • Anonymous

      Kung me sense of decency, puwede pero wala eh.  Nagmamatigas pa rin.

  • Anonymous

    Former Pres. Arroyo govt scandals, corruption and many more..

    1. NBN ZTE Scandal

    2. Millions of bribe money to Congressmen and Governors (October 2007)

    3. Cheating in 2004 Elections (HELLO GARCI)

    4. Joc Joc Bolante Case (Fertilizer Scam, P728 Million)

    5. JOSE PIDAL Bank Account (Unexplained Wealth, P200 Million)

    6. NANI PEREZ Power Plant Deal ($2 Million)

    7. Use of Road User’s Tax for Campaigning

    8. Billion Peso Macapagal Boulevard (Overprice of P532 Million)

    9. Juetengate? (Illegal Numbers game kickbacks)

    10. Extra Judicial Killings

    11. Arroyo Moneys in Germany (Exposed by Senator Cayetano)

    12. General GARCIA and Other Military Men

    13. Billion Peso Poll Automation contract to(Mega Pacific) (P1.3 Billion)

    14. Northrail Project($503 Million)

    15.  Maguindanao Results of 2007 Elections (ZUBIRI, BEDOL)

    16.  NAIA-3

    17.  Venable Contract (Norberto Gonzales)

    18.  Swine Scam (Exposed by? Atty. Harry Roque

    19. GLORIA Arroyo son hidden assets in united states

    20. EURO GENERAL’S

    21. CALAMITY FUND SCANDAL.

    22.  C-5 road controversy — Senator Manuel Villar

    23.P550-million worth of funds from the Overseas Workers’ Welfare Administration (OWWA).

    24. P780-million LWUA funds-PROSPERO PICHAY

    25. BISHOPS’s SUV-Gloria Birthday gift

    26. Arroyo linked in P325M lotto intelligence fund

    27. Arroyo got P200M in kickbacks from govt projects-Zaldy Ampatuan 

    28. P200.41 billion or $4.6 billion in Malampaya royalties from 2002 to May this year.

    29.LACSON ACCUSED FG MIKE ARROYO OF SELLING 3  REFURBISHED HELICOPTERS TO PNP AT P105 MILLION EACH

    30. 600,000 metric tons of Rotten rice imported from India.Kishore Hemlani, an Indian trader allegedly close to Arroyo, reportedly bagged the P9.5 billion contract for the rice importation. 

    31. DATO ARROYO wife bought the condo unit for $570,000, 

         70-square-meter one-bedroom, one-bathroom unit (Unit No. 533) at the luxury high-rise, full-service Gramercy Towers located at 1177 California St. in upscale downtown San 
    Francisco.

    32.- P50-million bribe to FG for the president’s veto of two franchise bills

    33. The additional funding led to a 41-percent spike in  advertising expenses, from P76.129 million in 2008 to P107.420 million in 2009, which went mostly to ads for Arroyo’s achievements.

    34. The report said the PIA received from the Department of Budget and Management a notice of cash allocations amounting to P344.789 million, even though only P222.488 
    million was appropriated for it under the national budget.

    35.- Denial of pork barrel funds to Malacanang’s political  enemies

    36.- Praises for Jovito Palparan, alleged mastermind of extra judicial killings of militants

    37.- Removal of govt bodyguards for former pres and Arroyo  critic, Cory Aquino

    38.- Appointment of manicurist as a member of the board of  Pag-Ibig

    39. Appointment of gardener as deputy of the Luneta Park  Administration.

    40. MIDNIGHT APPOINTMENT of an Arroyo,RENATO CORONA, as SC Chief Justice

          200+ other illegal midnight appointments

    41.- MIKEY ARROYO’s undeclared properties in California

    42.- Pardon of controversial convicted criminals like Ninoy’s murderers

    43.- EO 464; requiring Cabinet members to seek presidential clearance before testifying in Congress hearings

    44.- Promise (on Rizal Day) to not run for the presidency in 2004

    45.- “Vote Buying” by giving away Philhealth cards

    46.- Taxpayers’ money for her giant billboards and and PCSO tv campaign ads[/b]

    47- Appointment of Ben Abalos, a staunch GMA ally, as COMELEC chair

    48.- Mikey Arroyo’s importation of 32 thoroughbred horses from Australia worth P384 million.

    49.Former First Gentleman Mike Arroyo used 2 choppers 16 

    times, son Mikey 69

    50.PNoy: PAGCOR spent P1 BILLION on coffee

    51.Jose Miguel Arroyo owned helicopters’
    all Robinson R44 Raven Is with Series Nos. 1370 to 1374
    A total of $1,423,025 was paid to Lionair for the five helicopters.

    52.Pagcor ‘pabaon’ to Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo: P345M

    53.The godmother’s ties to the Pinedas(Jueteng lord)

    54. Glorietta 2 and Batasan bombings

        The Glorietta 2 bombing happened during the height of the bribery case which took place in Malacañang.

    55. Misuse of Balikatan funds Navy Lt. Nancy Gadian revealed an alleged malversation of funds in 2007

    56. Solon: Charge Gloria Arroyo for taking P98-M from PNoy’s social fund

    57. 50 MILLION PABAON GENERALS

        Former Armed Forces chiefs of staff Narciso Abaya, Dionisio Santiago, Generoso Senga, Hermogenes Esperon, and Alexander Yano,chiefs of staff – Angelo Reyes, Diomedio  Villanueva, and Roy Cimatu and MANY MORE..

    58.Colmenares: GMA had P488 billion in ‘pork.

    59. P1 BILLION down the drain in Arroyo-era jatropha project—DOST chief 

    60. GMA lying to SC saying we have extradiction treaty with Spain.

  • Anonymous

    Dapat umpisahan impeach na yan si CHEAP UNJUSTice Corona at ibang buwaya diyan sa SC. Basta sangkot si Arroyo at mga kampon nito sa mga kaso, palaging pabor sa Arroyo ang SC.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FO6B6AEGGTHHPKZ3CZVDGBMZPE Jerry C

    The 2nd condition that was not complied with by GMA/FG was to appoint a legal representative to “RECEIVE the summons on cases” while they are abroad. The SPA appointed Atty. Topacio “to PRODUCE summons or receive documentary evidence.” To me, this is not a mere clerical error. It was deliberately made to allow GMA/FG’s immediate departure. And since nobody is legally authorized to RECEIVE the summons in their behalf, the Arroyos are not bound by the summons.

  • Anonymous

    kung pwede lang i apply ang anti epal bill kay midas…

  • Vito Corleone

    Robbers in Robes…………………..

  • Anonymous

    hudas marquez talaga

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2YRSXYRJK6GV2U2LJVL37NVXVU Cromwel

    And yes, Court Administrator Marquez has missed the point with regards to his interpretation of the court’s decision. How I wish he made it clear to the public that there was a vote on the issue on whether “there was no compliance with the second condition of the TRO” when he made his Nov 15 press conference. And the vote was 7–6 in favor of no compliance.The issue at hand is not only about the majority’s decision on whether to uphold the TRO but also, it is about the majority’s opinion on whether Mrs Arroyo complied with the conditions contained in the TRO. The trouble with CA Marquez’s interpretation is not that it is untrue but that it is incomplete. And because this vote made a distinction between what is legally valid and legally effective, it makes a difference. And the public deserves to know that difference.

  • Anonymous

    “at bakit ba ang dissenting/minority decision na ngayon ang
    pinagbabatayan ng mga news at opinion writers? in a democracy the rule
    of the majority is what is important….” to quote AntiAko
    When the majority in the SC (Corona and his boys) shamelessly issued TRO no matter, the minority decision becomes the majority decision.

    • http://twitter.com/JohnVillaraza John Villaraza

      because the majority opinion is rejected by majority of the people… that is the truth// :D

  • Anonymous

    “…Therefore, the TRO, until faithful compliance with the terms thereof, is legally ineffective.”

    Mabuti nalang naka pag MR (motion for reconsideration) si Sec. Leila last Tues (Nov.15) kung hindi natakasan na tayo ni GMA. This is really dangerous, amidst hard criticism to the DOJ, constitutional crisis brouhaha, etc. eh ang SC pala ang may problema eh. The Arroyo’s camp having been check mate now, tried another dirty tricks. I hope the government would not given them chance because the moment that they will be given they surely take it in full. And its hard to ask it back. Be carefull Malacanang to the traps of the Arroyo’s ploy.

  • Anonymous

    So nasaan na yung mga na iingay na may CONSTITUTIONAL CRISIS daw? Now we know the whole story. My salute to Sec. De Lima for the great job done. We owe so much from you Madam Secretary.  

  • Anonymous

    Dapat umpisahan impeach na yan si CHEAP UNJUSTice Corona at ibang buwaya diyan sa SC. Basta sangkot si Arroyo at mga kampon nito sa mga kaso, palaging pabor sa Arroyo ang SC.Judas Marquez, mag resign ka na rin. You mislead the Filipino people last week. Stop interpreting the SC decision.

  • indiosbravos2002

    Sorry Marquez but it’s simple incompetence on your part. It just goes to show that lawyers will deny just anything just to save face. How can you trust the SC when their head and spokespersons are just plain liars.

  • https://me.yahoo.com/a/DWRHqlNoppBOATBbtwpQkaAEQdMOmejmkPJb#24a25 jeff

    Tama lang na dapat ipakulong yong mga nandadaya sa eleksyon. Nasisisi palagi tayong mga kawawang botante kung bakit nahahalal itong mga tiwali sa gobiyerno. Nananalo sa halalan itong mga  tiwali dahil sa pandadaraya. Dagdag bawas pulit ulit na lang tuwing election. Maliban kay zubiri, sino pa kaya sa mga senador ang nakinabang sa dayaan? Kayong mga alipores ni gloriang mandaraya, magbago na kayo bago mahuli na ang lahat.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UL2KMSIWFWJAIPAMUIBWDFFT2M Armand

    is he tuta of arroyo or not just reading the facts? tanong lang o baka side effect ng sobrang papogi.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QSBNZB3TEKHJE5A74STZTTUHC4 ed0408

    Marquez is doing a disservice to the Supreme Court by misinterpreting its decision and misinforming the public . Marquez should apologize or resign.

    • indiosbravos2002

      From the news article, i think he even denied he made a mistake. How can you expect him to resign, when he is so full of himself. I’m sure if they make a poll on which area of government is the most corrupt. It will not be the usual suspects– bir or customs — that will rank #1 but the SC. Shame on you chief justice you made this all happen.

  • Saloi-CDR

    Palpak na Over-Acting na Acting Court Administrator Jose Midas Marquez, kakahiya ka; pag-aralan mo naman trabaho mo. Para kang sino mag-announce announe e mali pala. Ugok.

  • indiosbravos2002

    With the sc’s spokesperson screw up as the last straw, I think there is such public clamor already for the SC’s chief head. With such momentum, I think it’s high treason for the government not to result to a political solution and initiate already an impeachment against the SC chief. His impeachment will be a good example for the other justices to shape up or loss their job.
    If the aquino government will let this pass, I’m sure sooner or later they’ll cross path again with Corona. So they need to deal with this problem at the time it’s at weakest… Now.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SC66HWR6HIKX3SKX2ZIKCQWV7Q Pablo

    YIKES!!! ANO ITO??? LALONG NASIRA ANG CREDIBILIDAD NANG SC.  ANY LAWYERS HERE NA PWEDENG MAG COMMENT DITO SA ARTICLE NA ITO?

  • aristeosj

    my kudos to sec de lima for really having the balls
    to fight against the tro.otherwise,the arroyos would
    now be laughing all the way to the bank for
    scheming another dirty one against the Filipino
    people.good luck to her on her future undertakings.

  • Anonymous

    Judas Marquez should resign. Kapalmuks talaga. Nahuli na, ayaw pang umamin. Insisting pa.

  • Anonymous

    Well, what do we expect about epal midas marq-S (Satanas) when si-Raul-o Lambino, Perde-none Topak-siya, Eleng-na ka Buangtista-Sungay cannot be trusted. Set in position by Glolong Buwaya and protected by big brother Renato-ta Kurung-na. Never in their dream they will get a drop of pity from me. Place their grand Glolong and her husband Mike Piggy Aray-o on their natural habitat in New Bilibid Prison for life and my soul will rest in peace.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SC66HWR6HIKX3SKX2ZIKCQWV7Q Pablo

    Jose Midas Marquez is beginning to sound like the spokesperson for GMA.  SHAME ON YOU!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SC66HWR6HIKX3SKX2ZIKCQWV7Q Pablo

    Court Administrator Jose Midas Marquez, IF WE FIND YOU LYING THEN CAN WE SHOOT YOU???

  • Tonypogi

    May balak ba itong kumandidato? Bakit takaw attention ng media ang gawa nito? Parang alipores ni GMA.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IA6OQX3EX2PDLTJEWNJ52QHXW4 Anto

    pinakatatago  
     you are a pro arroyo! don”t you notice you are the only pro arroyo among here… nwy it’s hard to understand this issue regarding tro when your conviction is distorted.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NRUW3WNWHXWOJQ6Z4O4MMC4EYA jay-ard

    Get real people! At the end of the day, REAL justice should always prevail no matter what..
    My hat goes to DOJ Sec De Lima for her sound judgement and unparalleled bravery..

  • Anonymous

    Kapal ng mukha ang pta! jOSE mIDAS MAHIYA KA AT BUMABA KA SA PWESTO MO ISA KANG BAYARAN!!!

  • Anonymous

    i am correct all along… midas did not err, justice sereno just voiced out her dissent with a very public and passionate reprimand of the SC spokesman but the fact is TRO is still ‘it’ though moot and was never complied but never nullified…

    so guys, i think you have to re-position anger somewhere else… :) 

  • https://me.yahoo.com/a/DWRHqlNoppBOATBbtwpQkaAEQdMOmejmkPJb#24a25 jeff

    Possession of stolen goods or money is not only a crime but also a worst karma. Kaya kayo diyan na tanggap ng tanggap ng pera na galing sa nakaw, your karma will come in its ugliest form.

  • Anonymous

    dss

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IA6OQX3EX2PDLTJEWNJ52QHXW4 Anto

    pinakakatago

    if the tro is not complied then it is not in effect.OK! Having it nullified is not the issue here.OK! The issue here is if the tro is operative or not.. since the 2nd condition is not complied therefore the tro is inoperative. OK!  

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IA6OQX3EX2PDLTJEWNJ52QHXW4 Anto

    PInakatagotago

    and btw who told you that you are right all along? you know who? your own distorted conscience. BYE  

  • Anonymous

    Remember midas is the spokesman of the Supreme Court so he just voices out the opinion of the majority,while Sereno is Aquino appointee, and please Aquino govt please show some respect towards the SC, especially Lacierda.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IA6OQX3EX2PDLTJEWNJ52QHXW4 Anto

      wow distorted conviction m sorry for you!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SC66HWR6HIKX3SKX2ZIKCQWV7Q Pablo

      Pffft.  SC please respect the rights of the Filipinos!

      • Anonymous

        Kelan pa nirespeto ng Supremen Court ni GLoria mga Pilipino?  Ang batas sa Pinas ay para sa mga may kapangyarihan, kayamanan, kamaganak, at alipores lang ng mga nakaupo. Pag mahirap ka, magdusa ka sa kulungan ng maraming taon bago madinig ang iyong kaso. Pero kung si gloria ka eh wala pang isang araw tapos na.

  • Guest

    “…the vote was 7–6, finding that there was no compliance with the second condition of the TRO.”
    What is so hard to understand about NO COMPLIANCE, Midas? ha ha, are you defying the court?  baka ma cite ka for contempt of court. This is getting funnier  everyday!

  • Anonymous

    Former Pres. Arroyo govt scandals, corruption and many more..

    1. NBN ZTE Scandal

    2. Millions of bribe money to Congressmen and Governors (October 2007)

    3. Cheating in 2004 Elections (HELLO GARCI)

    4. Joc Joc Bolante Case (Fertilizer Scam, P728 Million)

    5. JOSE PIDAL Bank Account (Unexplained Wealth, P200 Million)

    6. NANI PEREZ Power Plant Deal ($2 Million)

    7. Use of Road User’s Tax for Campaigning

    8. Billion Peso Macapagal Boulevard (Overprice of P532 Million)

    9. Juetengate? (Illegal Numbers game kickbacks)

    10. Extra Judicial Killings

    11. Arroyo Moneys in Germany (Exposed by Senator Cayetano)

    12. General GARCIA and Other Military Men

    13. Billion Peso Poll Automation contract to(Mega Pacific) (P1.3 Billion)

    14. Northrail Project($503 Million)

    15.  Maguindanao Results of 2007 Elections (ZUBIRI, BEDOL)

    16.  NAIA-3

    17.  Venable Contract (Norberto Gonzales)

    18.  Swine Scam (Exposed by? Atty. Harry Roque

    19. GLORIA Arroyo son hidden assets in united states

    20. EURO GENERAL’S

    21. CALAMITY FUND SCANDAL.

    22.  C-5 road controversy — Senator Manuel Villar

    23.P550-million worth of funds from the Overseas Workers’ Welfare Administration (OWWA).

    24. P780-million LWUA funds-PROSPERO PICHAY

    25. BISHOPS’s SUV-Gloria Birthday gift

    26. Arroyo linked in P325M lotto intelligence fund

    27. Arroyo got P200M in kickbacks from govt projects-Zaldy Ampatuan 

    28. P200.41 billion or $4.6 billion in Malampaya royalties from 2002 to May this year.

    29.LACSON ACCUSED FG MIKE ARROYO OF SELLING 3  REFURBISHED HELICOPTERS TO PNP AT P105 MILLION EACH

    30. 600,000 metric tons of Rotten rice imported from India.Kishore Hemlani, an Indian trader allegedly close to Arroyo, reportedly bagged the P9.5 billion contract for the rice importation. 

    31. DATO ARROYO wife bought the condo unit for $570,000, 

         70-square-meter one-bedroom, one-bathroom unit (Unit No. 533) at the luxury high-rise, full-service Gramercy Towers located at 1177 California St. in upscale downtown San 
    Francisco.

    32.- P50-million bribe to FG for the president’s veto of two franchise bills

    33. The additional funding led to a 41-percent spike in  advertising expenses, from P76.129 million in 2008 to P107.420 million in 2009, which went mostly to ads for Arroyo’s achievements.

    34. The report said the PIA received from the Department of Budget and Management a notice of cash allocations amounting to P344.789 million, even though only P222.488 
    million was appropriated for it under the national budget.

    35.- Denial of pork barrel funds to Malacanang’s political  enemies

    36.- Praises for Jovito Palparan, alleged mastermind of extra judicial killings of militants

    37.- Removal of govt bodyguards for former pres and Arroyo  critic, Cory Aquino

    38.- Appointment of manicurist as a member of the board of  Pag-Ibig

    39. Appointment of gardener as deputy of the Luneta Park  Administration.

    40. MIDNIGHT APPOINTMENT of an Arroyo,RENATO CORONA, as SC Chief Justice

          200+ other illegal midnight appointments

    41.- MIKEY ARROYO’s undeclared properties in California

    42.- Pardon of controversial convicted criminals like Ninoy’s murderers

    43.- EO 464; requiring Cabinet members to seek presidential clearance before testifying in Congress hearings

    44.- Promise (on Rizal Day) to not run for the presidency in 2004

    45.- “Vote Buying” by giving away Philhealth cards

    46.- Taxpayers’ money for her giant billboards and and PCSO tv campaign ads[/b]

    47- Appointment of Ben Abalos, a staunch GMA ally, as COMELEC chair

    48.- Mikey Arroyo’s importation of 32 thoroughbred horses from Australia worth P384 million.

    49.Former First Gentleman Mike Arroyo used 2 choppers 16 

    times, son Mikey 69

    50.PNoy: PAGCOR spent P1 BILLION on coffee

    51.Jose Miguel Arroyo owned helicopters’
    all Robinson R44 Raven Is with Series Nos. 1370 to 1374
    A total of $1,423,025 was paid to Lionair for the five helicopters.

    52.Pagcor ‘pabaon’ to Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo: P345M

    53.The godmother’s ties to the Pinedas(Jueteng lord)

    54. Glorietta 2 and Batasan bombings

        The Glorietta 2 bombing happened during the height of the bribery case which took place in Malacañang.

    55. Misuse of Balikatan funds Navy Lt. Nancy Gadian revealed an alleged malversation of funds in 2007

    56. Solon: Charge Gloria Arroyo for taking P98-M from PNoy’s social fund

    57. 50 MILLION PABAON GENERALS

        Former Armed Forces chiefs of staff Narciso Abaya, Dionisio Santiago, Generoso Senga, Hermogenes Esperon, and Alexander Yano,chiefs of staff – Angelo Reyes, Diomedio  Villanueva, and Roy Cimatu and MANY MORE..

    58.Colmenares: GMA had P488 billion in ‘pork.

    59. P1 BILLION down the drain in Arroyo-era jatropha project—DOST chief 

    60. GMA lying to SC saying we have extradiction treaty with Spain.

  • Anonymous

    Dapat umpisahan impeach na yan si CHEAP UNJUSTice Corona at ibang buwaya diyan sa SC. Basta sangkot si Arroyo at mga kampon nito sa mga kaso, palaging pabor sa Arroyo ang SC.  

    Hudas Marquez, mag resign ka na rin. You mislead the Filipino people. Stop interpreting the SC decision. Kapalmuks mo talaga. Nahuli ka na, ayaw pang umamin. Insisting pa.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VY25ZOHU3FJFFX6CYSH5W4AX3I sugbu

    Midas and J6..pinag aapoy nyo lang ang galit ng mga mamayan !

  • Anonymous

    Marquez’s job as a Supreme Court Spokesman is precisely to explain the import of a Supreme Court Order and and in this case, the word “executory.” Contrary to Sereno’s statement, the requirements set forth in the TRO are not condition precedent to stall it’s effectivity. To do so would make the TRO whimsical and capricious. There are three requirements, i.e. posting a bond, appointment of a person who shall receive summons and court processes and finally for GMA to report to the Phil. embassy of the country where she is at. The requirements carry a warning that non compliance would subject the TRO to be lifted and other legal consequences. Perforce, the view of Sereno is ridiculous to say the least. For how can GMA perform the last requirement without first going to her country of destination. Is Sereno thinking?

    In sum Sereno is just joining the fray of noynoy laughdogs desperate for media mileage (baka nainggit kay de lima) for two very important reasons: First, contrary to Marquez actions, Sereno has no business chiding Marquez unless she is now the Supreme Court Justice which we are not aware of. second and most importantly, Sereno has no business interpreting the contents of the TRO because she voted against it. To do so would only mean that she favors it, but it is Conditional Restraining Order which is I think new and only in the mind of Sereno.

    • http://profiles.google.com/minority.report411 Minority Report

      Great rebuttal, hercubulus!

    • Maria Vaerewyck

      No, mr herculubus you are wrong, when the requirements are not complied even just one then the TRO is not executory. FOr the TRO to be executory all the requirements should be correctly complied and certified, this is the same like when you you are applying for a visa or other things, you will not be given visa if the requirements the embassy required from you are incomplete, wrong and not certified or authenticated. And you can submit a wrong or fake authenticated document but that will be a cause to reject your visa application. So don’t justify the error of mr Marques asit’s not his job to interpret the ruling of the court, didn’t you see their votes because of the non compliance the TRO is conditional till when the requirements are recieved and certified. I think Mida receive some grease money or else why would he insist that his interpretation is correct. Is he better than the justices? he is not even a justice and he wasn’t withem during their deliberations. I think Marquez is one of the inside mole of the arroyo in the SC.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_57HTLOH2XCGPE6FX5H45TV3EO4 Michael

      Good job at hiding the ball, herculubus. Sereno was not referring to the 3rd condition when she said, 

      “Nevertheless, good faith and all, the legal effect of such noncompliance is the same—petitioners cannot make use thereof for failure to comply faithfully with a condition imposed by this Court for its issuance,” she said.

      It is quite explicitly stated in the article that she was referring to the 2nd condition, which as you may already know, is stated thus: 

      “(ii) The petitioners shall appoint a legal representative common to both of them who will receive subpoena, orders AND other legal processes on their behalf during their absence.  The petitioners shall submit the name of the legal representative, also within five (5) days from notice hereof….” (emphasis mine)

      The Arroyos, in their hurry to scurry out of the country, submitted both their documents with the accompanying typographical error stated thus, 

      “…to produce summons OR receive documentary evidence….” (emphasis mine)

      A small matter, one might argue, but non-compliance is non-compliance nonetheless. This is not a case of Catch-22; it is a case of carelessness brought about by hurried excitement.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SC66HWR6HIKX3SKX2ZIKCQWV7Q Pablo

        Thanks Micheal for explaining to non-lawyers like me.  

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YGUVDEUJTH47NXLOEMCOSCMGIU Anonymous

    Well I thought Maidaz Marquez was lawyering  for GMA. I think he is Corona’s protege.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WJYBIWJNVO47MDOVHUSLIQ6HSI Francis Allan

    Midas, shut up!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IA6OQX3EX2PDLTJEWNJ52QHXW4 Anto

    Mr herculubus
     The 2nd condition was not complied hence the tro is in effect LIFTED and thus INOPERATIVE. Corona,marquez  and you are one and the same banana.

  • http://profiles.google.com/minority.report411 Minority Report

    Agree with hercubulus below.  The fact is, the TRO was issued by a great majority of the Justices and this should have been immediately executory.  Why go out of her way to cast doubts on the SC en banc decision?  Isn’t it enough that she has written a dissenting opinion?  By doing this, she is only serving Pnoy’s agenda of weakening the SC even further.

  • Maria Vaerewyck

    I think Marquez is one of the inside mole in the SC by the Arroyo and he’s receiving grease money, or else why would he insist that his interpretation of the TRO is correct that Sereno’s interpretation is not correct. is he one of the justices who deliberated? And you can see from his insistence he really wants the arroyo to get out of the country, he is adding more damage to the already tarnished reputation of the SC. The SC doesn’t need a spokeperson like him who thinks he’s a justice too or a god at the SC that his words or interpretation is more correct than the justices that deliberated. He should be fired if he doesn’t want to resign. Shame on you Midas “Judas” Marquez, you should resign you are doing more harm with your big mouth.

    • Anonymous

      Tuta rin gagong yan

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IA6OQX3EX2PDLTJEWNJ52QHXW4 Anto

    Hercubulus and Minority report-

    The tro becomes executory only when the 3 conditions are being complied with by the respondents. Obviously the first two should be complied here in the philippines , and the third becomes applicable only when the arroyos have left the country. Anyway you cannot comprehend this if your conviction is for arroyo to leave the country and escape all the injustices and corruption she had done to our beloved country.

    • Anonymous

      anto and the rest of the mob: You are the one who are hiding the ball. When you say that those requirements are “preconditions”, all of them are preconditions not just one and to be performed first otherwixse those are not PRECONDITIONS, get it? The document for the appointment of attorney in fact was already submitted to the SC which your Sereno deliberately hid from the public. The third requirement is not only conditional but impossible to perform without the TRO being executory. Again, how can GMA perform the third “condition” if it is a condition as your term implies, if the TRO is not executory? Don’t be selective, take all the requirements as “preconditions” if that is your line of thinking. By the way, you did not answer any of my conclusions and those are first, Sereno has no authority or business to chide Marquez because she is not the Supreme Court much less the Chief Justice. Second and more importantly, she has no business or any right whatsoever to INTERPRET the any part of the TRO as to whether it executory or not because SHE VOTED AGAINST IT, and this is a fact… no hidden bull!

      • Anonymous

        i do not know how you passed school when you can not even understand what is clearly stipulated.

      • http://twitter.com/sacrebleau Sacrebleau

        @HERCULUBUS

        “Sereno has no authority or business to chide Marquez because she is not the Supreme Court much less the Chief Justice. Second and more importantly, she has no business or any right whatsoever to INTERPRET the any part of the TRO as to whether it executory or not because SHE VOTED AGAINST IT, and this is a fact… no hidden bull!”

        Marquez is the Spokesperson of the SC, not of Corona. Is there a written rule/by-law that the spokesperson could only be ‘chided’ by the CJ? Why is it not Justice Sereno’s business? IT IS every filipinos business, let alone Justice Sereno’s.

        If you can interpret the TRO, why not Justice Sereno? You seem to know a lot about the limitation of rights and business of Justice Sereno.

      • OJ Delos Reyes

        Wrong.  Sereno has the authority.  The ruling of the majority is the ruling of the entire supreme court and only a magistrate of the court can give citations provided that there is an agreement with the en banc ruling (she does not deviate from what is already said).  The ruling she is pertaining to is the 7-6 ruling whether or not GMA’s group complied with the requirements of the TRO.  Anyone can understand that, you don’t need a CJ or a Justice to explain that to you.

        Midas erred in interpreting the ruling so the chide is well deserved. 

        Now imagine a clerk of the Senate changing what the Senators just voted on or has just said.  That’s absolutely ridiculous.  It defies moral and ethical standards.  Even more abominable is how Midas Marquez acted on TV appearing to be “combative” against Malacanan instead of being neutral.  SC has showed it’s true colors even before this TRO brouhaha.  I don’t think the Supreme Court was acting fairly when they denied the Government due process to be heard on their oral arguments justifying the WLO.

      • http://twitter.com/sacrebleau Sacrebleau

        @google-6e2b11c80265e8d557a679d00977a842:disqus 

        Kindly remove your sunglasses so you could read properly. I was replying to HERCULUBUS’ comment hence they were in open and closed quotation marks. You are another Midas Marquez in the making :-D – – mapapel pero ‘di sanay magbasa.

      • OJ Delos Reyes

        Who are you to prevent me from making comments on points that are not only twisted but not based on facts.  Rather than spend your time on rhetoric I suggest you base your arguments on truth.  

        You are in an open discussion.  Anybody can react negatively or positively on your opinions.  May I remind you that.

      • http://twitter.com/sacrebleau Sacrebleau

        You are too up yourself to even understand what I was saying.

      • OJ Delos Reyes

        I’m sorry I thought you were just whining.  I couldn’t seem to read between the lines of your inane claims.  Every effort by me to find a single drop of intelligence in your retorts seemed futile.

      • http://twitter.com/sacrebleau Sacrebleau

        @google-6e2b11c80265e8d557a679d00977a842:disqus 

        Wrong! Marquez misled the public, for that he must be castigated. 

      • Anonymous

        THANK GOD! Somebody talking with sense!
        the coronarroyo court injustices are the first ones to do an illegal thing, gagawa ng TRO WITHOUT HEARING the oral arguments first!  tapos ibabato na ang Executive ang non-compliant!  they must be tried of tyranny, treason and inciting chaos ANd pambabastos sa Saligang Batas at paglapastangan sa mamamayang Filipino!  kala ninyo makakalusot kayo sa taombayan!

        i have no tolerance for these manloloko, they are not deserving to be called lawyers, they are dishonorable injustices and should be disbarred and IMPEACHED IMMEDIATELY! calling senate and congress!

        and huwag natin palampasin ang ginawa ni marquez! the honorable justices like Sereno must expel him from his work immediately, yung nga lang trabaho niya, tagapagsalita, di pa tama!  intentional o hindi, MAJOR MAJOR OFFENSE ANG GINAWA NI MARQUEZ SA ATING LAHAT!

      • http://twitter.com/sacrebleau Sacrebleau

        @HERCULUBUS

        “. . . . . . . those requirements are “preconditions”, all of them are preconditions not just one and to be performed first otherwixse those are not PRECONDITIONS, get it? The document for the appointment of attorney in fact was already submitted to the SC which your Sereno deliberately hid from the public. The third requirement is not only conditional but impossible to perform without the TRO being executory. Again, how can GMA perform the third “condition” if it is a condition as your term implies, if the TRO is not executory? ”

        The answer to your question is simple: The SC, headed by Corona, did not hear oral arguments regarding the motion hence the lopsided conditions – plus the lackadaisical way they handled the paperwork. It is obvious the GMA SC wanted her to travel.

        In addition to that, it is not impossible to report to a Philippine foreign embassy if necessary. Hongkong is only what, 4 hours away? [^^.] I hope that helps.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ED6A2XHBBMQQYM4MFSZ7BMIB4M batang-gas

    Very good job by the Justice Sereno for being very careful with technicalities and documentations.  

  • Anonymous

    These Enemies of the State have to be removed by the people. Occupy SC.

    With all due respect, I would like to request the Honorable Five Justices: Carpio, Sereno, Mendoza, Reyes and Bernabe to WALK OUT. The people will protect you and revere you as heroes. Abandon Corona’s sinking ship. 

  • Anonymous

    Ang sabi ni Susan ay Ang magnanakaw ay kapatid ng mandaraya. Pero may bago ngayon, Ang magnanakaw na mandaraya ay kapatid ng walong justices. .
    .
    .Ha…ha…ha.. Joke joke

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SC66HWR6HIKX3SKX2ZIKCQWV7Q Pablo

      nice one!!! hehe

  • Anonymous

    Midas should be disciplined for interpreting the decisions of the SC justices. or should we say that his job description should be updated, and giving him powers more than the SC justices. We commend Serreno and Carpio for their principled stand for truth and justice.

  • Anonymous

    Sometimes I get a horrible feeling of frustration with the machinations of the law.  Don’t get me wrong – I know the need for the law and the need to uphold it.  Sometimes poor laws are passed but that is why technically and hypothetically the law is self-correcting.

    However, there are times when I would like to scream “screw the technicalities.”  There are times when guilt is so obvious, or in case of civil suit it is obvious who is in the right, yet blatantly wrong decisions are issued (sometimes with judge bias, sometimes the judge can’t help it) because of technicalities.  While such a move would be prone to abuse, I cannot sometimes but help thinking shouldn’t there be a “darn it who cares about legal gobbledegook when it’s obvious he did it” clause somewhere…

    Just my thoughts.

  • Anonymous

    Dapat umpisahan impeach na yan si CHEAP UNJUSTice Corona at ibang buwaya diyan sa SC. Basta sangkot si Arroyo at mga kampon nito sa mga kaso, palaging pabor sa Arroyo ang SC.  

    Judas Marquez, mag resign ka na rin. You mislead the Filipino people. Stop interpreting the SC decision. Kapalmuks mo talaga. Nahuli ka na, ayaw pang umamin. Insisting pa.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QCEUSKKXRXXVWN6VMBRY7F43ZU Mangku Kulam

    Papano Mapapahiya ang Walanghiya?

  • Anonymous

    If the Comelec finds Cong. Gloria M. Arroyo cheated in 2004, she ruled our country as an unlawful president. Therefore all justices in the Supreme Court that  she appointed were not valid and unconstitutional. A  fake leader has no authority to appoint men and women to lead our judicial system.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FZPOAZYFIJUKH52YL6UPHEWZPA Jialin

    A FEW GOOD MEN…

    A FEW GOOD LAWYERS, not to say, MAGISTRATES  STANDING ERECT UPHOLDING THE RIGHT  MORALS  IS WHAT OUR COUNTRY BADLY NEEDS NOW.

    Rule not just according to law, but rule with the right morals intact.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FZPOAZYFIJUKH52YL6UPHEWZPA Jialin

    A FEW GOOD MEN…

    A FEW GOOD LAWYERS, not to say, MAGISTRATES  STANDING ERECT UPHOLDING THE RIGHT  MORALS  IS WHAT OUR COUNTRY BADLY NEEDS NOW.

    Rule not just according to law, but rule with the right morals intact.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FZPOAZYFIJUKH52YL6UPHEWZPA Jialin

    THE UNIVERSE HAS A TIMELY WAY OF CATCHING UP ON US—

    BE THEY GOOD DEEDS OR MISDEEDS, just to put it mildly..

  • Anonymous

    itong si marquez, nililito ang mga Filipino, wala ng bisa ang TRO! Nagback out na ang isang mahinastrado, natauhan o natakot sa banta ng bayan, sigurado. KAYA nga ang asawa ni Arroyong si Mikey hindi makaalis sa tabi ng asawa, kala natin romantic siya?! Hindi siya makakalusot sa mga Filipino! may travel ban siya!
    Marquez pinaaalis na kita sa trabaho dyan, bakit  nandyan ka pa rin, kaming mga Filipino tunay mong amo, hindi mga  Arroyo! Alis na! Tanggal ka na dahil sa gross incompetence, di marunong magbasa at umunawa! at panloloko sa amin, nakinig pa naman ako sayo!

    O, mga mahinastradong protektor ni Arroyo, huwag na kayo pumorma at muling manloko. Ang pinaka mabuti ninyong gawin ngayon ay MAGRETIRO! kesa naman hintayin pa ninyo ang kahiya hiyang IMPEACHMENT na tunay na mangyayari sa inyo!  Kala ninyo, makakalusot ang yabang at pang BUBULLY ninyo sa aming mga mamamayan Filipino lalo na sa naninindigang nag iisang si Sec. de Lima?

    Nakita na ninyo, TANGGAL NA KAYO SA TRABAHO! kAYA ALIS NA KAYO! Para mabawasan ang mga kasalanan ninyo, at konting bawas ng ilang taon sa kulungan, ay magsorry din kayo! Kaming mga Filipino ang inyong  tunay na amo, kaya pag sinabi naming kayo ay suspindido, tanggal na sa trabaho, THAT  IS FINAL AND EXECUTORY! ALIS NA!  huwag niyo pahirapan mga sarili ninyo sa IMPEACHMENT TRIAL!

    • OJ Delos Reyes

      This is  the first time a spokesman of the Supreme Court has this much publicity.  One can only wonder what could be the possible motive for Sen. Midas Maquez este Spokesperson pala.

  • mikvital

    “. . . Sereno contended that the TRO issued on Nov. 15 remained ineffective because the Arroyo couple had failed to comply with Condition No. 2—that “the petitioners shall appoint a legal representative common to both of them who will receive subpoena, orders, and other legal processes on their behalf during their absence.”
    While reading this articles and come up to Justice Serano’s comment, I came to understand the whole picture. Being a hand pick of P-noy, her exposure to media give a signal how De Lima can defend herself against a Show Cause Order and at the same time discredit Maidas Marques but he stand to his announcement that the majority opinion which prevails and should be complied with.

    • Anonymous

      @mikvital:disqus 

      It’s Justice Sereno, not Serano; it’s “receive” not “produce”; if you give a loan out to someone you make sure that you are not written as the “borrower” in the legal docs.

    • OJ Delos Reyes

      The same can be said of those Justices handpicked by ExPGMA.  Clearly you miss the whole point. This Supreme Court is increasingly pro GMA.  Either you’re just selectively reading or probably have an IQ equivalent to a goat.

  • Anonymous

    I suspect malapit na rin matanggal sa sc yang marquez na yan. dakdak ng dakdak pero hindi naman tutuo sinasabi. akala yata eh nya ninang nyang pandak pa rin nakapwesto. bilang na rin mga araw ng kahambugan ng ungas na yan.

  • Anonymous

    Ang taray ni Midas ha, pinanindigan ang kanyang pagkakamali kahit yung mas may nakakaalam na mismo ang nagsabi.

    • Anonymous

      Di baga sabi niya Justice Sereno’s dissenting opinion is just that- a dissent.  Lord of Arrogance!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IIX5AUTJVRLXAUB3J3GHGK4BBE Edison

    Here’s what I find a little puzzling though.  Given that the TRO was in fact “defective” owing to non-compliance with condition #2 at the time the Arroyos tried to use it last November 15, why is there a need for the BI personnel and DOJ Sec. De Lima to show just cause for not complying with an order that was ineffectual in the first place?  Is the Supreme Court saying, “Ah basta, sinabi naming pwede silang umalis… maski may mali sa mga requirements nila basta inapprove namin ok na.  Kung di ka sumunod… we will hold you in contempt.”  

    Shouldn’t the SC in turn be held accountable for issuing a TRO despite the submission of “non-compliant” requirements?  This is the highest court in the land… they of all people should know the huge (and critical) difference between being a “receiver” of summons and “producer” of summons.  They basically left a huge legal loophole (a “technicality”… since the word has been thrown around so much of late) for the Arroyos to use later.

    Here’s a hypothetical scenario.  The TRO was enforced and the Arroyos were allowed to leave.  Sometime later, the charges were ready and they were summoned to face the said charges.  NR… “No response”… Supreme Court to Atty. Topacio: “We need the Arroyos back so they can face the charges against them.” Topacio: “Huh?  Bakit sa akin niyo sinasabi yan?  E “producer: lang naman ako ng summons.”  SC: “Oh s***!  Oo nga no… patay pano na?… di bale… Supreme Court naman tayo… kung ano sabihin natin yun na ang batas.  Sabihin na lang natin in-exile natin siya sa di natin alam na location.”

    Hmm.. maybe they can’t be held liable? After all… they ARE the highest court in the land.  Who’s to stop them?  If the other branches of government chastise them… they simply claim “unconstitutional!” and the problem goes away.  Sometimes I’m beginning to feel there’s too much power with the Supreme Court.  You get your people in there and you can basically get away with murder… and more.

    • Anonymous

      the hypothetical scenario is next to impossible to happen. topacio will have fled and hide somewhere already to preserve his balls.

    • Anonymous

      Your hypothetical scenario made my day.  

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XMBNVCCLR4MQQEAT7PEFAGJRVE NestorC

    Hudas Marquez touch is not working because instead of speaking the words what the SC said he makes his own interpretation thus distorting the real meaning. He think he was the most intelligent LIAR not lawyer….

    • OJ Delos Reyes

      Prior to him the Spokesperson of the Supreme court kept a low profile.  They simply read the ruling and bid goodbye.  Mr. Marquez seemingly added powers to the position, he starts to speculate on the ruling, makes conjectures on TV and blatantly show his partisanship with no utter shame.  What’s worse is we pay for his salary.

      • Anonymous

        He really gets on my nerve!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WBXS7HGUTUSH6L2VYEHNMPPMUY Mesc

    Sereno, a Penoy appointee, is making it very clear where her favors on the raging issues over Gloria lay. This only perpetuates the suspicion that Supreme Court justices make decisions based on whichever side of the fence his or her patron belongs.  I cannot say the same of the so-called Arroyo appointees who have maintained cold sobriety and silence through all the media frenzy that the case has generated.  Sereno must have quietly pulled Marquez aside and whispered her advice instead of broadcasting the misunderstanding for all in media to feast on.  She gives the impression of trying too eager to show her patron in Malacanang that she is doing her ‘job’ well.

    • http://twitter.com/sacrebleau Sacrebleau

      @yahoo-WBXS7HGUTUSH6L2VYEHNMPPMUY:disqus 

      I think Justice Sereno did an excellent job, thank you Honorable Justice. It starts to unravel that Corona is nothing more than a lawyer for the Arroyos, defender of the empire – just like Topaksio.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IIX5AUTJVRLXAUB3J3GHGK4BBE Edison

      I respect your opinion but I have to disagree.  Had she not made it public, would we have known of the truth behind the voting that actually went down on November 18?  We would still only know of 8-5 in favor of upholding the TRO but we wouldn’t know about 7-6 non-compliance.  In the first place, it was Mr. Marquez’s job to disseminate this information as SC spokesperson.  He failed to do so and Justice Sereno just filled in what he had left out, albeit with some remarks added.

      Sometimes, “cold sobriety and silence” is good… but sometimes, you need to speak up.  Don’t you agree that this is one of those times when the Chief Justice could: (A) “quietly” pull aside Mr. Marquez and tell him “Hey, tama si Sereno, back down ka na and accept na nagkamali ka.”  or (B) Come out in public and vouch for Marquez while affirming that Sereno’s dissenting opinion is only her own and not reflective of the majority.  As it stands, I’m inclined to take the Justice’s word over Midas’.  Sino nga naman ba ang mas qualified to interpret the law?

      I’m in the belief that someone from the “majority”, preferably the Chief Justice come forward now.    After all, it’s the entire establishment’s credibility that’s taking a huge hit in the face of this brouhaha.  

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WBXS7HGUTUSH6L2VYEHNMPPMUY Mesc

        Is the government now arguing its case on the basis of a mere technicality? Notwithstanding the ‘clerical error,’ the judgment nullifying a WLO’s power to prevent an uncharged citizen from travelling was sound. That’s the bigger point than Sereno’s publicized rebuke of Marquez.

    • Anonymous

      naks cold sobriety. why is it that sereno was the only one who found out about the clerical error? is it because the otso otso justices preferred cold sobriety?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WBXS7HGUTUSH6L2VYEHNMPPMUY Mesc

        Ah, clerical error pala.  And I thought you were disturbed by a matter of profound judicial insight.  :)

      • Anonymous

        i do not see anything disturbing. a boo-boo committed by somebody desperate to flee. what makes the boo-boo profound is that it’s a clerical error. they will regret it for the rest of their lives. and they will not have any chance like that ever. such a wasted opportunity.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IIX5AUTJVRLXAUB3J3GHGK4BBE Edison

    In fairness to Midas Marquez… he didn’t actually lie to the public with his pronouncement… he told the truth.  Unfortunately, it was only part of the truth (A part that is clearly beneficial to one party… I wonder which one ?)  and as we’ve heard so many times before in those courtroom dramas:  “I promise to tell the truth, the WHOLE truth and nothing but the truth.”  Ok, so he wasn’t under oath… oh well.

  • Anonymous

    For a spokesperson, sobrang yabang nga ng Midyas Marquez-my-ass na yan. Atty. Marquez,hindi ka po spokesman ni Corona and Cohorts lang, spokesman ka ng buong SC.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WLFW2ITKKNPNQD2MFAGNV4ND2A Gregg

    it’s a pity that even the supreme court justices are not supportive of their majority decision, justice sereno should not chastise atty. marquez in public because the people understood that he is the voice of the supreme court, if they don’t have any respect for their spokesman then they might as well remove the position and let all the justices discuss in front of the media all their dissenting opinions…

    • Anonymous

      Marquez deserves spanking because even after the non-compliance of the #2 condition, he still went on announcing the TRO’s being effective and still insists that he was right.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6NV2NIE62WV3JGIGCBB7LFZBX4 generra

    mr. marquez, is it really worth it? is it worth it to be judged in history as the spokesman of ………………… imagine your kids and grandkids being told, “oh you’re the children / grandchildren of _______ marquez.” look at the comments here about you. they might fill in the blanks. 

  • Anonymous

    From now on, Attorney Jose Midas Marquez, watch your step, and your language. Check your facts before making any statements. 

    It is extremely embarrassing to be publicly reprimanded by your superiors. Worse, you still insisted that you were right and Associate Justice Sereno wrong.

    Between Justice Sereno and you we prefer her.

  • Anonymous

    As expected, the guy continues to cling to his position after what he did.  

  • Anonymous

    hayop ka tsong!! gumagawa ka ng sarili mong interpretation sa majority ng SC justices tapos ininsulto mo pa ang dissenting opinion ni Justice Sereno.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MZOKC6X7Q52Z4E5VLYNB7GF72Y Kaloy

    Mr. Midas Marquez  announced that Chief Justice Corona is in the process of organizing a line up of known lawyers to depend Corona in the forth coming impeachment trial starting on January 16, 2012. And the services of these lawyers are for free , he added.

    Question:  Is Marquez still the spokesperson of the Supreme Court or personal spokesperson of the beleaguered Chief Justice Corona.

    Marquez should resign from the Supreme so he can focus in assisting Corona’s on his personal needs in the aforementioned impeachment trial.

    I guess no one will miss Marquez absence if he resign anyway.

  • pinoynga

    Why not “Chief Justice Midas Marquez?” So near and yet so far. Simple lang naman pangarap ni panero Midas. Well if Gringo is the aide de camp of Enrile, Midas is the aide de camp of CJ. CJ! CJ! CJ! CJ!

  • butumo

    DO NOT FAULT MIDAS MARQUEZ FOR HIS OWN “INTERPRETATION’  OF JUDGES’ DECISIONS–HIS EGO CLOUDS HIS VISION, AND HE SHOULD PROVE TO THE PUBLIC THAT HE IS MORE THAN A MASCOT OF THE SC. WALANG DUDA–TUTA YAN NI CORONA DAHIL ANG FUTURE NIYA AY NAKASALALAY SA LOYALTY NIYA SA SITTING JUDGES–NOT NECESSARILY THE SUPREME COURT. KITA NIYO NAMAN, HINDI NIYA INAMIN NA NAGKAMALI SIYA–DAHIL SINASADYA NIYANG LINLANGIN ANG PUBLIKO PARA MAKATAKAS NA MAAYOS ANG MGA ARROYO.  HOW FRUSTRATING NAMAN TALAGA KAPAG PUMAPALTOS ANG MGA MASAMANG BINABALAK.  WELL, YOU CAN”T WIN THEM ALL.

  • butumo

    SINO BA ANG PANININIWALAAN NATIN, SI MIDAS MARQUEZ O SI JUSTICE SERENO NA MAY KARAPATANG MAG INTERPRET NANG LAW!? MIDAS WAS PROMISED A REWARD BY CORONA TO GO ON WITH THE ANNOUNCEMENT THAT THE TRO WAS INDEED EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY. SAYANG, KUWARTA NA NAGING BATO PA–ISANG MILLION IN THE BAG NA SANA.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_32RJRLPOGF7XUGJ534CBKOCLCQ double cross

    bobong MIDAS…kaya pala nag-kagulo dhl mali ang iyong salita sa madla…bobong bakla,lumayas ka dyan.pareho kayo ni cj corona…nag-mamagaling wala pa rin kayo utak!

  • beauseant

    Hindi ba dissent yung opinyon ni Justice Serreno? Anong ibig-sabihin noon?



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