Sen. de Lima Files Test Case Against Presidential Immunity in Supreme Court

Sen. Leila de Lima filed a test case with the Supreme Court to test the immunity from suit of President Duterte. Immunity from suit is accorded a sitting President to ensure that he or she can exercise his duties and functions of running the country’s affairs free from any hindrance or distraction. While the Constitution has no provision on presidential immunity from suit, it can be found in jurisprudence. But de Lima said there are acts that are not covered by such immunity. She said that the verbal attacks and threats of Duterte…

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