ANGGUNIÁN NG MGA
ARAL NG MGA
TUDENT UDICIAL OURT
ATENEO STUDENT JUDICIAL COURT DECISION 12112013
Pertinent to the cause of this decision are the following: On 2 December 2013, the Ateneo Student Judicial Court
(hereinafter referred to as “the Court” for
brevity), received a consolidated impeachment complaint from Mr. Clyde Maramba, Chief Prosecutor, et
al. (hereinafter referred to as “the Petitioners”, cont
aining six (6) impeachment charges against Mr. Marvin Lagonera, SOSS Secretary-
Treasurer (hereinafter referred to as “the Respondent”).
Article XIII Section 10a of the 2005 Constitution of the Undergraduate Students of the Ateneo de Manila Loyola Schools
(hereinafter referred to as “the Constitution”) states:
Procedures on Accountability
(a) The Student Judicial Court shall order investigations of cases of impeachment and recall at its own discretion or on the basis of written complaints from any member of the student body
within seven regular school days
. The JC shall then decide whether to initiate impeachment or recall proceedings or not. Should the Student Judicial Court fail to meet this deadline, complaints shall be automatically dismissed.
implying that the Court is given until 11 December 2013 (counting Faculty Day, 6 December 2013 as a school holiday and Saturday, 7 December 2013 as a regular school day) to render a decision on acceptance or rejection of the consolidated impeachment complaint based on its judicial merits. On 7 December 2013, the Court released a decision granting the Respondent a two-day or 48-hour extension for the deadline of filing responses and/or motions, extending the deadline to 9 December 2013, 3:20 pm. On 9 December 2013, 2:46 pm, the Court received a Motion to Dismiss filed by Mr. Andre Miko Alazas, lead counsel for the Respondent. This decision is a consolidated decision on the merits of the Impeachment Complaint filed by the Petitioner
s and the Motion to Dismiss filed by the Respondent’s lead counsel. The decision is structured as
Applicable Laws 2.
Impeachment Charges (with facts as presented by both parties, and analysis and ruling) a.
Usurping the School Board Chairpersonship b.
Appointment of Block and Course Representatives without due process c.
Appointment of Executive Officers and Central Board Representatives without due process d.
Illegal creation of the Committee System, a structure that undermines the roles and responsibilities of the Executive Officers and the Executive Committee