Legal expert agrees with Duterte’s order to reinstate Supt. Marcos but, partially. Here’s why!

Duterte’s directive to reinstate Supt. Marcos and 18 others involved in the Espinosa slay case has been meet with criticism from senators.

As per report of the major newspaper daily, the Philippine Star, Lacson could only utter the word ‘P*t@ng In@’ to sum up his displeasure of Marcos reinstatement.

Lacson said the decision gave Marcos “back-to-duty status,” not reinstatement, after serving his four-month suspension order in the “slap-on-the-wrist” administrative penalty imposed by the PNP. [Phil Star]

Atty. Trixie Cruz-Angeles, a Duterte supporter uses Tagalog in explaining why Duterte is correct when he ordered the reinstatement of Supt. Marcos and 18 other policemen involved in the Mayor Rolando Espinosa slay case.

But there is a catch: Duterte is wrong when using the word reinstatement. Rather, the correct term should have been ‘return to service from a preventive suspension’, Angeles asserted.

UPDATE: According to Spox Abella, tapos ang initial stage ng admin case and it was resolved in favor of Marcos et al. Pero pwede pa i-appeal. Meaning hindi pa final ang admin decision. This means tama pa ang assessment ng opinyon dito.

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Ok, since maraming nagtatanong, himaymayin natin ang sinabi ng pangulo..

“Sabi ko, ‘Ibalik ninyo sa trabaho ‘yang mama na ‘yan.Wala naman duon yan eh. He was too far away here. He was not part of the raiding team, ” said Duterte in a speech Wednesday.

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“Sabi nila, may kaso. And so? ‘Yung kriminal, putang i*a sabihin mo presumption of innocence. Eh ang gobyerno hindi mo… Why is it that, that stupid rationale there na, ‘alam mo, sir, yang kriminal buhayin mo because alam mo presumption of innocence’,” he said.

“Pgdating ng (sic) taga-gobyerno, ang putang ina, kug anu-ano na lang pagsasabihin ninyo. Tabla. What is sauce for the gander is sauce for the goose. Yung prisoner na Pilipino, ito namang opisyal na pulis Pilipino, bakit ibahin mo ang stiwasyon?” he added.

Agree with the president but only in part.

Dalawa po ang kaso ni PSupt Marcos. Isang administrative case for grave misconduct at isang homicide case. Or at least DAPAT dalawa. Ang maliwanag pa lang base sa balita ay may criminal case sya.

Sinuspinde si Marcos nuong isinampa ang kasong kriminal. Ang suspension na iyon ay hindi penalty, kundi preventive suspension. Ipinapatong ito para hindi sya makialam sa imbestigasyon laban sa kanya. Ito ay sa ilalim ng batas na RA 3019 o ang Anti Graft and Corrupt Practices Act.

Tapos na daw ang preventive suspension na ito (90 days), at maaari na syang ma-reinstate sa trabaho. Tama po ang Pangulo.

Hindi pa po kasi tapos ang kasong administrative sa kay Marcos (assuming na meron). At hindi pa rin sya na-arraign sa criminal case. Sa ngayon, pulis pa po sya. Hindi pa sya natatanggal sa trabaho dahil wala pang order of dismissal sa anumang kaso na naka hain sa kanya.

In fact, hindi kailangan i-reinstate si Marcos, dahil hindi naman sya tanggal. Ang suspension nya at preventive at tapos na po ang period nito. Babalik talaga sya.

Saan ako nag disagree kay Pangulo? Reinstatement. Hindi po reinstatement yan. Return to active service from a preventive suspension lang po.

Your thoughts?

Source: Atty. Trixie Cruz-Angeles

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