In light of the 4-3 decision handed down by Comelec in regards to the SOCE extension requested by the Liberal Party, the debate rages on in Facebook.
By doing a cursory reading at the comments, the general vibe in the social media is either dismay if you are for the rule of law or joy for the LP supporters.
Speaking of comments, I found one that stands out above the rest due to its depth, not to mention legal weight if he is proven to be right.
Let me direct your attention to the enlightening comment below ad verbatim by Elpy Teodoro:
IT IS THE LAW, APPROVED BY CONGRESS: SOCE LAW
When the Legislative Branch of Government makes and implement a Law for COMELEC, then this Law must be followed and not be Amended by COMELEC.
COMELEC does not have any power to AMMEND this Law, if it does, it just violated the LAW and therefore committed a Crime.
Why does the Legislative Branch makes a Law for COMELEC?
1. To have uniform application of law to everyone affected.
2. To set rules, guideline, policy, requirement, it also defines the law and its objectives.
3. To set Deadlines, limits, parameters, scope of the Law.
4. To set repercussion, penalties, for failure to submit requirements.
5. To prevent Corruption, misunderstanding, standardization, and etc.
COMELEC is not a Legislative Branch and do not have business amending the Law. When COMELEC amend the law, it is therefore not Valid since it not authorized by Congress. Only Congress has the Authority to AMMEND the Law.
The LAW IS THE LAW, IT WAS WRITTEN, APPROVED, IMPLEMENTED, DISTRIBUTED BY CONGRESS. NO AGENCY IS ALLOWED TO MODIFY, CHANGE, REVISE, AMMEND THE LAW, ONLY CONGRESS HAS THE POWER AND NOBODY ELSE.
BREAKING THE LAW IS CORRUPTION AT ITS BASIC LEVEL. CORRUPTION IS EVIL. CORRUPTION DESTROYS A COUNTRY. SINCE COMELEC BROKE THE LAW, THEREFORE, IT IS CORRUPT, COMELEC AS A CORRUPT INSTITUTION IS EVIL AND IS DESTROYING OUR COUNTRY.
COMELEC BROKE THE SOCE LAW, THEREFORE, IT IS CORRUPT.
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Source: Elpy Teodoro