Senate power sa pag-detain sa Pharmally execs mapapaso sa Hunyo 30 – Drilon

Senate power sa pag-detain sa Pharmally execs mapapaso sa Hunyo 30 – Drilon

May 18, 2022 @ 11:50 AM 1 month ago


MANILA, Philippines- Mapapaso na ang kapangyarihan ng Senado na iditine sina Pharmally executives Mohit Dargani at Linconn Ong sa Hunyo 30, 2022, isang araw bago mag-adjourn ang 18th Congress, ayon kay Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon nitong Miyerkules.

Taliwas ito sa naunang pahayag ni Senate President Vicente Sotto III na palalayain ang dalawang Pharmally officials sa Hunyo 3, 2022.

“The power to detain them for contempt expires when 18th Congress adjourns on June 30, 2022,” pahayag ni Drilon.

“The 3rd Regular Session of the 18th Congress adjourns on June 3. Note that it is the 3rd Regular SESSION that adjourns on June 3. But the 18th Congress itself adjourns and closes on June 30,” giit pa ngsenador.

Sa pahayg ng Korte Suprema na nakasaad sa kaso ni Balag vs. Senate of the Philippines: “[T]he legislative inquiry of the Senate also terminates upon the expiration of one (1) Congress. As stated in Neri, all pending matters and proceedings, such as unpassed bills and even legislative investigations, of the Senate are considered terminated upon the expiration of that Congress and it is merely optional on the Senate of the succeeding Congress to take up such unfinished matters, not in the same status, but as if presented for the first time. Again, while the Senate is a continuing institution, its proceedings are terminated upon the expiration of that Congress at the final adjournment of its last session. Hence, as the legislative inquiry ends upon that expiration, the imprisonment of the detained witnesses likewise ends.”

“I just voice[d] my interpretation. If others have a different understanding, then I will ask the legal [department] on the SC ruling,” komento si Sotto sa pahayg ni Drilon. RNT/SA