Jun 19, 2020 @ 19:17
Artemio Panganiban on rule of law: Interpret based on spirit and intent!
Retired Chief Justice Artemio Panganiban said that the rule of law is not just for convoluted technicalities. The abogado emphasized that it should be interpreted on spirit and intent.
The law should be interpreted according to its spirit and intent, not according to convoluted technicalities. pic.twitter.com/JLhiQbWKZs
— FEU Institute of Law (@FeuLaw) June 18, 2020
Panganiban mentioned that the rule of law reigns only when officials govern in accordance to the law. The abogado said that this should reflect on their decisions and actions.
The abogado also stated that they should treat leaders and followers equally. He wrote that apart from technicalities, legal hocus pocus is a no-no.