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× SC junks immunity test case vs. President Duterte

MANILA, Philippines --- Adhering to the long-standing principle of the incumbent president's immunity from suit,the Supreme Court dismissed the habeas data petition filed by detained Senator Leila De Lima against President Rodrigo Duterte.

In a 56-page decision made public Thursday, the Supreme Court, through now-retired Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin said the Constitution already provides remedies…