Lawyer to UP Law faculty members: “Nasa Saligang Batas yang proseso. Dapat itong sundin ng lahat!”

On SC Associate Justice Marvic Leonen’s impeachment, news report previously reported that the UP College of Law faculty are united behind the embattled Leonen, including more than 100 more lawyers or so.

However, on the Atty. Nick Nañgit’s FB post with the title “Impeachment”, he can’t help but take a swipe at the previous news article.

“Divided naman pala, pero ang pinaparating e lahat?”

Atty. Nick wondered why the news article refused to name names re ringleaders if they want to make stand?

“Bakit ayaw sabihin kung sino ang pasimuno, gayung maninindigan din lang?”

Atty. Nick wondered what awaits to those UP Law faculty members if they refuse to sign?

“Kapag hindi ka pumirma, anong parusa? Tatanggalin ka o hindi ka na bibigyan ng teaching load, lalo pa’t karamihan sa mga nagtuturo ay part-time?”

Atty. Nick asked why not allow the case to move forward, to give Justice Leonen the chance to defend against the allegation?

“Bakit hindi na lang hayaang umusad ang kaso, para may pagkakataon si J. Leonen na pabulaanan ng ebidensya niya ang mga alegasyon?”

Atty. Nick found it ironic that UP Law teaches law and yet they are trying to stop the justice system to take its course? Otherwise, it’s like they are saying that to complain is not allowed even if they violate the law because there is a pandemic?

“Nagtuturo kayo ng batas, pero pinipigilan ninyo ang daloy ng proseso? Parang sinasabi ninyo na bawal mag reklamo ang kahit sinuman sa kahit na anong pagkakamaling ginawa sa kanya, dahil lang may pandemya, dahil nakakaabala, at dahil mabuting tao ang ihahabla, kahit may ginawa pa itong labag sa batas? Paano susunod ang mga tao sa batas???”

Atty. Nick reminded the UP Law faculty members that this process is written in our Constitution.

“Nasa Saligang Batas yang proseso. Dapat itong sundin ng lahat!”

Thoughts?

Source: Nick Nañgit – NCN Law

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