SC takes no action on Syjuco’s petition vs. Drilon

By Perfecto Raymundo

MANILA, (PNA) — The Supreme Court Friday took no action on the petition filed by former Iloilo congressman and erstwhile Technical Education and Skills Development Authority Director General Augusto “Boboy” L. Syjuco, Jr. seeking to cite in contempt and disbar Senate President Franklin Drilon.

According to SC Public Information Office Chief and Spokesman Atty. Theodore O. Te, the SC has taken no action on the petition pending a re-raffle of the case.

In his petition for prohibition, certiorari and mandamus filed before the SC, Syjuco argued Drilon should be cited in contempt of court for violating the temporary restraining order issued by the SC against the use of Priority Development Assistance Fund.

This was when the Senate President filed Senate Resolution No. 302 granting power to President Benigno S. Aquino III to use the remaining balance of the pork barrel fund of the senators and disburse the same for the victims of calamity.

Syjuco also asked the SC to suspend Drilon’s license as a lawyer for his alleged violation of the Oath of Duties of Lawyers and the Professional Code and Duties of a lawyer and as an officer of the court.