In Gov. Imee Marcos’ petition to free the Ilocos 6, she also asks for the issuance of a writ of Amparo. She pleads before the Supreme Court to assume jurisdiction over of the habeas corpus case of the Ilocos Six which is pending before the Court of Appeals. The petition is then raffled to a member in charge upon the filing of the petition. Congress respondents are House majority leader and Ilocos Norte 1st District Rep. Rodolfo Fariñas, House committee chair and Surigao del Sur 2nd District Rep. Johnny Pimentel and House sergeant-at-arms Roland Detabali.
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[VIDEO]: Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos shows pictures showing Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas was with her during the distribution of 40 mini-cabs to barangay captains in 2012, the subject of an ongoing House probe.
Writ of Amparo of the Supreme Court
The Section 6 of the Rules of Writ of Amparo states that: “Upon the filing of the petition, the court, justice or judge shall immediately order the issuance of the writ if on its face it ought to issue. The clerk of the court shall issue the writ under the seal of the court; or in the case of urgent necessity, the justice or the judge may issue the writ under his or her own hand, and may deputize any officer or person to serve it. The writ shall also set the date and time for the summary hearing of the petition which shall not be later than seven days from the date of its issuance.”
Writ of Amparo Justification
Petitioners stress the long interrogations, indefinite detention, leading confessions, the presumption of guilt and torture” to the Ilocos 6 in seeking the writ of Amparo. Marcos insists that the purchase of the vehicles is legal. They were bought as per the requests of local leaders themselves to aid the farmers in their day to day tasks.
Several mayors, vice mayors, barangay chairpersons and leaders of farmers’ groups support the compassionate governor. They submit resolutions separately to denounce the threat of detention by the Congress should Marcos fail to appear at the July 25 hearing. They believe that she would not get a fair treatment from the House and suffers the same fate as the “Ilocos 6”.
Trait of a Traitor
Fariñas was with Marcos with village chiefs during the mini-cab distribution. Fariñas admits that but denies knowledge on the alleged anomalous purchase. Nevertheless, there are no more things that can be said here except, the people will judge him during upcoming elections. He and his clan would surely meet their bad faith.