Midnight appointment of Corona puts SC in a bind; questionable move by GMA could be last ditch effort to save herself – Kiko Pangilinan

May 11, 2010

Press Release
May 12, 2010

Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan bewails GMA’s appointment of Renato Corona as the next chief justice of the Supreme Court, adding that the midnight appointment could be a last ditch effort of an outgoing President to maintain her grip on the seat of power.

“We, as a country gearing up for genuine reforms, cannot start on shaky ground, especially on such a divisive and controversial appointment.”

“The president should have, out of delicadeza, allowed the next president to make the appointment,” says Pangilinan. “It appears there is no such thing as a sense of propriety when it comes to survival.”