Read for yourself the Temporary Restraining Order issued by the Supreme Court today allowing former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to travel.
One of my Facebook friends – @Danilo Vallescas Adorador III – noted that the Supreme Court TRO “enjoined the Department of Justice from enforcing DOJ Department Circular No. 41 and” the Watchlist Orders pertaining to the Arroyo couple.
He said –
Interestingly, it says that DOJ is prevented from enforcing the entire portion of the department order on watch lists.
If this is the case, does this mean that the Supreme Court has just stayed the effectivity of the entire circular?
Does this mean that all those now under Watchlist Order, by virtue of DC41, can now travel abroad?
I hope the Supreme Court clarifies this soon.
UPDATE : Read the dissenting opinion of Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonio Carpio
Read below the Temporary Restraining Order issued by the Supreme Court: