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(G.R. No.

73748 - May 22, 1986) As early as April 10, 1986, this Court* had already voted to dismiss the
petitions for the reasons to be stated below. On April 17, 1986, Atty. Lozano
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as counsel for the petitioners in G.R. Nos. 73748 and 73972 withdrew the
(There is no "Full-Text" of this case. This is a Minute Resolution made by the petitions and manifested that they would pursue the question by extra-
SC.) judicial methods. The withdrawal is functus oficio.

Minute Resolutions The three petitions obviously are not impressed with merit. Petitioners have
no personality to sue and their petitions state no cause of action. For the
legitimacy of the Aquino government is not a justiciable matter. It belongs
EN BANC to the realm of politics where only the people of the Philippines are the
judge. And the people have made the judgment; they have accepted the
government of President Corazon C. Aquino which is in effective control of
[G.R. No. 73748, May 22, 1986] the entire country so that it is not merely a de factogovernment but is in
fact and law a de jure government. Moreover, the community of nations has
recognized the legitimacy of the present government. All the eleven
members of this Court, as reorganized, have sworn to uphold the
LAWYERS LEAGUE FOR A BETTER PHILIPPINES AND/OR OLIVER A. LOZANO
fundamental law of the Republic under her government.
VS. PRESIDENT CORAZON C. AQUINO, ET AL.

SIRS/MESDAMES:
In view of the foregoing, the petitions are hereby dismissed.

Quoted hereunder, for your information, is a resolution of this Court MAY


22, 1986.

Very truly yours,


In G.R. No. 73748, Lawyers League for a Better Philippines vs. President
Corazon C. Aquino, et al.; G.R. No. 73972, People's Crusade for Supremacy
of the Constitution vs. Mrs. Cory Aquino, et al., and G.R. No. 73990, (Sgd.) GLORIA C. PARAS
Councilor Clifton U. Ganay vs. Corazon C. Aquino, et al., the legitimacy of the Clerk of Court
government of President Aquino is questioned. It is claimed that her
government is illegal because it was not established pursuant to the 1973
Constitution.

* The Court was then composed of Teehankee, C.J. and Abad Santos.,
Melencio-Herrera, Plana, Escolin, Gutierrez, Jr., Cuevas, Alampay and Patajo,
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