"Lenin-"The Tribune of the People
." Online posting 31 Dec.
Vibius Pansa; as tribune of the people
, he vetoed anti-Caesarian measures in the Senate (51); was made governor of Bithynia-et-Pontus (region on the southern shore of the Black Sea) by Caesar (47-46); was ordered west to be governor of Cisalpine Gaul (northern Italy) (45), where he served for less than a year (early 44); elected consul with Aulus Hirtius (43); ordered to relieve Decimus Brutus at Mutina (Modena), where he was besieged by Mark Antony; after levying troops and reestablishing order in Rome, he departed to join Hirtius at Mutina (March 19); defeated Antony's army and forced him to retreat, but was badly wounded (April 14); returned to Rome, and was proclaimed imperator along with Hirtius and Octavian; died of his wounds soon after (April 23).
Stressing the importance of maintaining its independence, Saguisag said: 'The OSG should be the tribune of the people
, not tuta (lapdog) of the administration.'
During the preliminary investigation proceeding at the Department of Justice earlier Friday, Saguisag raised before the panel that the OSG is the tribune of the people
, and should not act as a "lapdog" of the government.
In his manifestation, Calid said the Office the Solicitor General (OSG) decided to invoke its role as Tribune of the People
, for the welfare and interest of the public, instead of filing a comment on behalf of the Comelec which has taken the 25 percent threshold position.
Have the tribune of the people
not noticed that there has been an economic meltdown and that far from rising, prices have been falling for some time now as demand collapses in the face of a credit crisis.
The fawning gratitude of the self-appointed tribune of the people
to this reminder was nauseating to behold.
But Miranda argued that OSG is acting on its mandate as 'tribune of the people
,' citing Section 35 (11) of Executive Order No.
"The Office of the Solicitor General should be the tribune of the people
they should not be the 'tuta' (lapdog) of the administration," Saguisag said, eliciting laughter from attendees of the preliminary investigation.
'We encourage bar passers to heed the call of public service and join the OSG in its pursuit of social justice as the Defender of the Republic and Tribune of the People
,' it added.
We encourage all Bar passers to heed the call of public service and join the OSG in its pursuit of social justice as the defender of the republic and tribune of the people
," the OSG added.
The 13-page comment was filed last Monday in compliance with an earlier order of the Supreme Court, sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal, for the poll body to submit its position after Solicitor General Jose Calida opted to drop the poll body as a client and file his own position supporting the 50-percent threshold as a 'tribune of the people