Pasig Rep. Roman Romulo today cautioned against rushing the Supreme Court to make a judgement in the disqualification cases of Sen. Grace Poe as pressure from Administration sources mounted for a quick decision by the High Tribunal.
“It is only right that the justices deliberate on these precedent-setting cases with utmost circumspection for their decision will greatly impact not only on the fate of Sen. Poe and thousands of other foundlings but also the course of the nation’s history,” he pointed out.
“The learned justices, particularly, will have to weigh the consequences of denying the electorate the right to vote into office the leading candidate in the presidential race,” said Romulo.
At least two stalwarts of the ruling party have expressed disappointment with the failure of the Supreme Court to wrap up oral arguments on the citizenship and residency issues against the Partido Galing at Puso standard bearer.
The Comelec itself has delayed the printing of the ballots thrice to await the decision of the High Court.
“The justices do not live in ivory towers. They have their feet on the ground. They keep themselves abreast with the times and will rule on the issue at a time of their choosing,” Romulo said.
“Let us give them the democratic space befitting a separate and independent branch of government. Let us trust them to make the right and best decision for our country and people,” the Partido Galing at Puso senatorial bet said.