Refer to: Ms. Dale Zapata
RULING RE: PP1017
04 May 2006
Court’s decision was a fair and balanced resolution of the issues
weighed thoroughly the powers of the State against the corresponding
its citizens. In upholding the authority
of the Chief Executive to issue PP1017, the SC sustained the right of
to defend and preserve democratic institutions.
However, the High Tribunal upheld the
primacy of the Constitutional
rights of the people against warrantless arrests and seizure, to
assemble, and protect the fundamental freedom of the press and free
veteran broadcast journalist myself, I laud the SC for recognizing the
importance of protecting the civil liberties of the people specially
freedom of the press. The media, deemed
as the 4th Estate, is an essential element to our society as they best
the welfare of the people against injustices and abuse of power.
ruling though, we must now observe the parameters laid down by the
Court so that the powers of government can be exercised without
constitutional rights of the people.
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