Leonen: Do fish have passports?

The Supreme Court has started the oral arguments on the petition for writ of kalikasan filed by abogado Chel Diokno on behalf of Filipino fishermen.

The writ will comply the government to protect and preserve the disputed areas in the West Philippine Sea.

But the oral arguments had some funny moments, too, like Justice Marvic Leonen’s questions to the petitioner, as tweeted by the Supreme Court PIO:

J Leonen: Do fish have passports?
Diokno: No.
J Leonen: Do they have citizenship?
None. (The crowd laughs)

The Supreme Court is set to hear the side of the respondents on July 9. (Wonder if Chinese fish would be among them, though!

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