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Gov Marcos to House: Be lawmakers, not lawbreakers

Jul 17, 2017 @ 14:46

Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos, in a statement, has urged the House of Representatives to free the Ilocos Six from detention, saying lawmakers “should not be lawbreakers.”

The Ilocos Six were detained after House Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas cited them in contempt for their “refusal to answer questions.”

Marcos and they Ilocos Six’s lawyers earlier filed petitions at the Court of Appeals (CA) for the writ of habeas corpus and their release on bail, both of which were ordered and granted.

But the House refused to release the Ilocos Six.

“Pumunta kami para humingi ng piyansa dahil nga sa kalusugan at sumasamang kalagayan ng ating mga Ilocos Six, ngunit hindi kinilala ng ating Kongreso. Ang mga kagalang-galang na Congressman, ang sabi ay ‘Ang Court of Appeals ay walang bisa,” Marcos said.

“Not once, not twice, but three times, dinefy ang order of the Court ng Congress to produce and then release the Ilocos Six,” she added.

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