Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Supreme Court Strikes Down GRP-MILF MOA on Ancestral Domain

VOTING 8-7 the Philippines Supreme Court has struck down as unconstitutional the Memorandum of Agreement on Ancestral Domain that had been negotiated by the government of Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front. It was challenged by local government officials in Mindanao just days before it was to be signed. The decisive vote was reportedly turned in by Associate Justice Leonardo Quisumbing, the only remaining member of SCORP not to have been appointed by President Arroyo, The Majority Decision was penned by Justice Conchita Carpio Morales.

1 comment:

HILLBLOGGER said...

Oh boy! That's good news...