BRACE YOURSELVES FOLKS
The recent Department of Justice (DoJ) order isn't really any pain in the neck for former President Gloria Arroyo (pun unintended). You see, she knows that the executive department CANNOT usurp the judicial power to issue hold-departure orders under the principle of separation of powers. Arroyo knows that the Supreme Court will shortly uphold her constitutional right to travel abroad.
So it looks like it's going to be a happy Christmas for the Arroyos after all while President Aquino's whisper to Santa this Christmas is his wish for all his critics to shut up.
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