Miriam to block appointment of SC challengers

By Ryan Chua, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 21 2011 05:20 PM | Updated as of Nov 22 2011 01:20 AM

MANILA, Philippines - Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago will make sure certain people in the administration who pushed for the government's defiance of a Supreme Court order allowing former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to go abroad won't get the nod of the Commission on Appointments.

In an interview with reporters on Monday, Santiago said a certain "movement" in Malacanang is behind the recent actions of the administration.
She said Justice Secretary Leila de Lima, who enforced and insisted on the travel ban on the Arroyos, is merely being made the "poster bad girl" by the movement
"They are doing a disservice to the President and to the country," she said.