Paki explain: SC asks De Lima to explain why Duterte isn’t immune for suit


On Monday, after Senator Leila de Lima filed a petition against President Rodrigo Duterte, the Supreme Court (SC) asked De Lima to submit her explanation on why she considers that the President is not immune from suit.

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“to submit their respective Memorandum on the issue whether the President of the Republic of the Philippines, as the sole respondent in this case, is immune from suit including this one, within a non-extendible period of ten days from notice.” SC told to De Lima.



According to petition of Sen. De Lima, he asked the Supreme Court to Stop President Duterte from interfere in her private life, saying that the President violating the Ethical Code of Conduct of Government Officials and Employees.

“The verbal attacks on petitioner’s womanhood and threats on her person are not covered by presidential immunity from suit because they are not the official acts of a President,” read her petition.

“They constitute unlawful, unofficial conduct that have nothing to do with the President’s duties and responsibilities,” she added.

Recently the President Duterte attacked Sen. De Lima verbally for prohibited romance with Ronnie Dayan, her former driver, and also involvement in illegal drug trade in New Bilibid Prison.





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