President Rodrigo Duterte cautioned Supreme Court (SC) magistrates and Court of Appeals (CA) Justices in opposition to siding with oligarchs just like the Rufino-Prieto household from giving again what the federal government and the poor rightfully deserved.

In a speech in Davao del Norte, Duterte despatched a warning to the SC and CA to not look ahead to the day that he would defy their orders and create a “constitutional crisis.”

“Jina-jamming ninyo ang Filipino. Kayong mga Justices mamili kayo: return the property of the government to the people or there will be a time I will not honor your orders and you shall have created a constitutional crisis,” mentioned

He cited the case of the Rufino-Prieto household who has parried makes an attempt by the federal government to evict them from the Creekside-Mile Long property in Makati (their lease contract signed throughout the Marcos years expired in 2002) through the use of the CA to concern short-term restraining orders.

“The SC has already said twice isauli ninyo sa tao, pero nagfile ng kaso for TRO sa Court of Appeals. Ayaw talagang isauli sa tao,” mentioned Duterte,
Duterte mentioned he deliberate to promote the Creekside-Mile Long property and use the funds to construct housing for the poor.