Defending against desecration of Constitution

“This Court cannot betray its primordial duty to defend and protect the Constitution. The Constitution, which embodies the people’s sovereign will, is the bible of this Court. This Court exists to defend and protect the Constitution. To allow this constitutionally infirm initiative, propelled by deceptively gathered signatures, to alter basic principles in the Constitution is to allow a desecration of the Constitution. To allow such alteration and desecration is to lose this Court’s raison d’etre.”
– Justice Carpio, ponente
Lambino vs. COMELEC (G.R. No. 174153),
dismissing the petition for people’s initiative
filed by Raul Lambino, et al.

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