Kiko points out worst case on possible unconstitutionality of DOJ-COMELEC panel

November 22, 2011

Press Statement
November 22, 2011

Sen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan weighs in on the latest move by the Arroyos to nullify as unconstitutional the DOJ-COMELEC panel that filed the election sabotage charges against former president and now Pampanga representative, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

“It is my understanding that this afternoon the Supreme Court will deliberate on the petition filed by Mike Arroyo questioning the legality of the creation of the DOJ-COMELEC panel. Based on the findings of this panel, the COMELEC filed the electoral sabotage case last Friday. If, at some point, the SC declares the panel unconstitutional then the warrant of arrest issued by the RTC court where the case against Gloria Arroyo was filed will be without force and effect. The arrest warrant will be rendered void.”

“I fear that this will be the final outcome and I pray I am wrong,” the lawmaker discloses.