..

High Court suspends ARMM poll synchronization law

from NAMFREL Election Monitor Vol.2, No.20

.
The Supreme Court (SC) has issued on September 13 a temporary restraining order (TRO) on the implementation of RA 10153 or the law that allows the postponement of the elections in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) and its synchronization with the midterm elections in 2013. The TRO will entail the deferment of the appointment of ARMM OICs until the new officers are elected.

SC spokesperson Atty. Jose Midas Marquez said in a press conference that the TRO will give way for the assessment of the petitions previously submitted to the high court questioning the constitutionality of the law postponing the ARMM elections to 2013. If the petitions submitted are not resolved until September 30, 2011, incumbent ARMM officials will retain their posts until their replacements are duly elected.

Meanwhile, a MalacaƱang official said in response that they may consider appealing to the high court about its decision. Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Eduardo de Mesa said that submitting a Motion for Reconsideration is one of their options. (Source: ABS-CBN)
 
 
 
 
.
.
.
 
 
 
  Go to MOBILE SITE