FACTS: Petitioner Agustina M. Enemecio (Enemecio”) is a utility worker at the Cebu State College of Science and Technology, College of Fisheries Technology (CSCST-CFT”), Carmen, Cebu. The Solicitor General maintains that the constitution of the PET is on firm footing on the basis of the grant of authority to the Supreme Court to be the sole judge of all election contests for the President or Vice-President under par 7, Sec 4, Art VII of the Constitution.
Accordingly, the Court has concluded that it is in principle desirable to grant to the Minister leave to appeal to this Court … the Court considers in such circumstances, it is appropriate to indicate that the respondent should be entitled to cross appeal against all or some of the decision of the High Court insomuch as the learned High Court judge dismissed the other grounds upon which leave had been granted 10.
The carabao or carabeef transported in violation of this Executive Order as amended shall be subject to confiscation and forfeiture by the government, to be distributed to charitable institutions and other similar institutions as the Chairman of the National Meat Inspection Commission may ay see fit, in the case of carabeef, and to deserving farmers through dispersal as the Director of Animal Industry may see fit, in the case of carabaos.
Against the decision, the respondent instituted this appeal and it further contended by the Commission that the petitioner should have first exhausted her administrative remedies by appealing to the President of the Philippines, and that her failure to do so is a bar to her action in court.
Before the law was to take effect on July 1, 2005, the Court issued a temporary restraining order enjoining government from implementing the law in response to a slew of petitions for certiorari and prohibition questioning the constitutionality of the new law.