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ALLIANCE-PHILIPPINES DENOUNCES THE PH SUPREME COURT AS A COURT OF TRAITORS ON ITS DECISION ON EDCA

For Immediate Release
Alliance-Philippines
Contact: Arturo P.Garcia
Phone: (323)253-1818
January 14, 2015

ALLIANCE-PHILIPPINES DENOUNCES THE PH SUPREME COURT AS A COURT OF TRAITORS ON ITS DECISION ON EDCA

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Los Angeles- “ A court of injustice is always an instrument of injustice.”

The Alliance-Philippines, a progressive organization of Filipino-Americans based in the United States is extremely disappointed with the decision of the Philippine Supreme Court that upheld the legality of the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (Edca) between the Philippines and the United States.

The Alliance –Philippines West Coast Coordinator Arturo Garcia said, “the Supreme Court is just being to its essence as a creation and an instrument of US Imperialism. From the bloody death sentences of Filipino revolutionary patriots like Makario Sakay and his lieutenants in 1907 to its upholding of the legality of the VFA and now Edca, the Philippine Supreme Court remained true as an instrument of injustice in the country.”

 

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SC Destroyed The Balance of Power

Garcia further said, “the high court have also irreparably damaged the existing institutions like the Senate and sided with the President on the matter of jurisdiction by its ruling that under Section 25, Article 18,o fht 1987 constitution.

The high court essentially gave the President tremendous power over the Senate by ruling that, “No court can tell the President to desist from choosing an executive agreement over a treaty to embody an international agreement, unless the case falls squarely within Article 18 Section 25,” the high court said.

“In the field of external affairs, the President must be given a larger measure of authority and wider discretion, subject only to the least amount of checks and restrictions under the Constitution,” the high court added.

The SC Decision, A Great Sell-Out

By voting 10-4, the decision written by Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, the high court said Edca is an Executive Agreement, not a treaty and by the controversial decision the high court has turned the whole country into being a giant American base in the Pacific. “

Garcia added, “As it is, EDCA is not constitutionally infirm. As an executive agreement, it remains consistent with existing laws and treaties it purports to implement,” the high court kowtowed to the foreign interests and its local puppets”

The high court in effect disagreed with the position of the Senate that Edca must be submitted to the Senate for ratification.The Senate by way of Resolution 105 informed the high court that Edca must be concurred in by at least two-thirds of all members of the Senate.

It has proven itself much like the Marcos Supreme Court from 1972 to 1986 that is beholden to foreign interests and to the dictator until it was dissolved after the EDSA People uprising of February 1986.

By its decision, the Supreme Court has exposed itself as a non-independent court and a puppet court of traitors that serve US Imperialism and it will be its legacy to be a sell-out court of justice and dependence to foreign powers.”

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