Jul 13, 2017 @ 15:04

A conflict between the House of Representatives and the Supreme Court is forthcoming over the detention of the so-called “Ilocos six.”

Ilocos Governor Imee Marcos has filed a petition on Thursday (July 13) earlier than the Supreme Court searching for a short lived restraining order (TRO) or a writ of preliminary injunction towards a congressional probe on
the tobacco fudns.

The House committee on good authorities earlier initiated a listening to into the alleged anomalous buy of P66.45 million value of automobiles utilizing the province’s tobacco excise tax share.

In the identical petition, the SC can also be requested to “assume jurisdiction over the Habeas Corpus Petition currently pending before the Court of Appeals – Special Fourth Division…”

Apart from this, the petitioners to situation a safety order writ of amparo towards the respondents, particularly, the House Committee; its chairman Surigao del Sur Rep. Johnny Pimentel; Ilocos Norte Rep. Rodolfo Farinas; and House Sergeant-at-Arms, retired Lt. Gen. Roland Detabali.

Marcos has already been threatened to be detained if she snubs the
invitation to attend the inquiry.

Last May 29, the House Committee detained the Ilocos six for having refused to reply questions throughout its inquiry.

The Ilocos six are provincial planning and growth officer Pedro Agcaoili, provincial funds officer Evangeline Tabulog, provincial treasurer Josephine Calajate, accountant Eden Battulayan, and treasury workplace employees members Genedine Jambaro and Encarnacion Gaor.

Because of their continued detention, the Ilocos six filed earlier than the Court of Appeals (CA) a habeas corpus petition.

In response to their habeas corpus petition, the CA Special Fourth Division issued a writ of habeas corpus which ordered Congress to launch the Ilocos six.

However, congressman together with Farinas and House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez didn’t take it effectively and threatened to cite the CA magistrates with contempt with the issuance of a present trigger order.

Source: politics.com.ph