MNLF Spokesperson Emmanuel Fontanilla, negatibo ang pananaw sa Bangsamoro Framework Agreement

admin   •   October 17, 2012   •   3705

“Ang problema sa Mindanao ay hindi ma-solve ng taga-iba pang tao… Kaya lang walang tiwala ang Gobyerno sa mga muslim, kaya hindi nila kinukuha yung Muslim na maging Negotiator.” — MNLF Legal Counsel and Spokesperson Emmanuel Fontanilla. (PHOTOVILLE International / Ritchie Tongo)

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, South Cotabato — Hindi naniniwala ang Moro National Liberation Front na magbubunga ng kapayapaan sa Mindanao ang framework agreement na nilagdaan ng pamahalaan ng Pilipinas at ng Moro Islamic Liberation Front noong Lunes.

“Ang problema sa Mindanao ay hindi ma-solve ng taga-iba pang tao… Kaya lang walang tiwala ang Gobyerno sa mga muslim, kaya hindi nila kinukuha yung Muslim na maging Negotiator,” ani MNLF Legal Counsel and Spokesperson Emmanuel Fontanilla.

Ayon pa sa grupo, malayong magkaroon ng katuparan ang peace agreement lalo pa’t tinatayang 3 taon pa ang daraanan bago matapos ang Bangsamoro Basic Law. Matapos nito ay marami pang proseso ang pagdaraanan nito at dahil hanggang 2016 lang ang termino ni Pangulo Aquino.

Sa pagpapalit ng administrasyon ay malaki anila ang posibilidad na mabale-wala rin ang peace deal.

Nilinaw naman ni MNLF Chair Nur Misuari na wala silang balak na maghasik ng gulo sa Mindanao sa kabila ng hindi nila pagsang-ayon sa signing ng Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro.

Ani Misuari, “Ngayon, wala. Kahit isa, hindi kailangan ‘yan kasi hindi naman binabalak natin to make war in Mindanao, kasi we are soldiers of peace.” (RITCHIE TONGO, UNTV News General Santos)

Duterte admin not involved in impeach rap vs Leonen – Roque

Robie de Guzman   •   December 7, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang on Monday distanced itself from an impeachment complaint filed against Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen before the House of Representatives.

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said President Rodrigo Duterte is not involved in the move and did not endorse the complaint.

“Wala pong kinalaman diyan. We don’t even know who the proponents are,” Roque said in a televised press briefing.

The impeachment rap against Leonen was lodged by one Edwin Cordevilla of a group called the Filipino League of Advocates for Good Government.

Cordevilla accused Leonen of committing “culpable violation of the constitution and betrayal of public trust,” and slow case disposition.

He also accused Leonen of failing to file his statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth (SALN) during his tenure at the University of the Philippines, as required by law.

Cordevilla filed the complaint with the assistance and representation of lawyer Larry Gadon. It was endorsed by Ilocos Norte Representative Angelo Marcor Barba, cousin of former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.

Leonen said he has yet to receive a copy of the complaint but he expressed confidence that House lawmakers will “do the right thing” and will not entertain “false issues raised by some clearly personal or vindictive reasons.” – RRD (with details from Correspondent Rosalie Coz)

Leonen ‘confident’ House solons to ‘do right thing’ on impeach bid

Robie de Guzman   •   December 7, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen on Monday expressed confidence that members of the House of Representatives will “do the right thing” on the impeachment complaint filed against him.

Leonen issued the statement after an impeachment rap was filed before the lower House by one Edwin Cordevilla of a group called the Filipino League of Advocates for Good Government.

Cordevilla accused Leonen of committing “culpable violation of the Constitution and betrayal of public trust,” and slow case disposition.

Leonen said he has received information about the complaint but has yet to receive a copy of it.

“Given the urgent and pressing needs of our people during the time of crises, we are confident that our leaders will do the right thing,” the justice said.

“Certainly, this may not be to attend to false issues raised by some clearly personal or vindictive reasons,” he added.

Cordevilla filed the complaint with the assistance and representation of lawyer Larry Gadon.

The complaint against Leonen was endorsed by Ilocos Norte Representative Angelo Marcor Barba, cousin of former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.

“Regardless, we wish everyone the best for this season of kindness and compassion. May we all continue to help others who are still truly in need,” Leonen said.

Marcos wants Leonen to inhibit from poll protest vs Robredo

Maris Federez   •   November 9, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos is asking Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen to inhibit from the hearing of his election protest against Vice President Leni Robredo.

The Marcos camp claimed that Justice Leonen had shown his prejudices against the said election protest.

Marcos said Leonen, the justice-in-charge on the case, had been one of those who had been against the burial of the late former President Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. He is also an appointee of former President Benigno Aquino III whose family is known as a political rival of the Marcoses.

Marcos claims that Leonen has been dragging the case with his inaction.

“Justice Leonen has prejudged this case. He’s hostile to me and to our entire group if you may call that. And we see some instances where he expressed an opinion against the Marcoses. Me, in particular, and the Marcoses, in general,” the former senator said.

He also alleged that Justice Leonen had been delaying the proceedings of the case by asking the Commission on Elections (Comelec) and the Office of the Solicitor-General on whether the high court has jurisdiction on the case.

“Naging maliwanag sa akin ang dahilan kung bakit niya hiningan ng comment ay magdelay ulit at imposible para sa akin na hindi niya nalalaman. Isang justice ng Supreme Court, hindi nalalaman ang batas tungkol diyan? Hihingi tungkol sa jurisdiction?” he said.

Aside from Leonen’s inhibition, the Marcos camp also wants to have the election protest raffled off again and for the court to arrive at a resolution for all the pending details on the said protest.

Among these is the nullification of the votes in Lanao del Sur, Basilan and Maguindanao due to the reported harassment of voters and alleged preshading of ballots.

Marcos personally went to the Supreme Court on Monday morning (November 9) with his lawyers, Atty George Erwin Garcia and Atty. Vic Rodriguez who is also his spokesperson.

Marcos hopes that, with Leonen’s inhibition, the case will proceed accordingly and will be immediately resolved.

“Pag wala na si Justice Leonen kung mag-inhibit siya may pag-asa na hindi na madelay; may pag-asa matatapos in time. Pag si Justice ang nakaupo, in charge diyan, sa aking pananaw, imposibleng matatapos ito in time. Pipilitin niya ipupwersa abutin ang filing para maging moot and academic.  Eleven months walang ginawa walang sinulat walang inilabas na desisyon,” he claimed. — (from the report of Dante Amento) /mbmf

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