Chief justice not in line of succession
A reader, George del Mar, repeated the misconception that the unelected chief justice is in the line of succession to the presidency (“The Cojuangcos’ ‘loony idea,’” Opinion, 2/25/15). The succession is limited to the elected vice president, Senate president and House speaker.
It should not be hard to elect a new Senate president or House speaker, anyway, who will be in the line; so there’s no need for a fifth.
Tough to imagine a State of the Nation Address being delivered at the Bataan Nuclear Plant with the chief justice absent, and then an earthquake sinks the plant into the sea.
—RENE A.V. SAGUISAG,
Saguisag & Associates Lawyers
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