Arroyo’s CPR Is Unconstitutional

Gloria Arroyo’s calibrated preemptive response (CPR) policy that suppresses the people’s right to free assembly has just been declared as unconstitutional by the Supreme Court. Below is an excerpt from the decision released today:

Furthermore, Calibrated Preemptive Response (CPR), insofar as it would purport to differ from or be in lieu of maximum tolerance, is NULL and VOID and respondents are ENJOINED to REFRAIN from using it and to STRICTLY OBSERVE the requirements of maximum tolerance. The petitions are DISMISSED in all other respects, and the constitutionality of Batas Pambansa No. 880 is SUSTAINED.

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