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LAWYERS LEAGUE FOR A BETTER PHILIPPINES vs.

AQUINO
(G.R. No. 73748 - May 22, 1986)

FACTS:
1. On February 25, 1986, President Corazon Aquino issued Proclamation No. 1 announcing
that she and Vice President Laurel were taking power.

2. On March 25, 1986, proclamation No.3 was issued providing the basis of the Aquino
government assumption of power by stating that the "new government was installed through
a direct exercise of the power of the Filipino people assisted by units of the New Armed
Forces of the Philippines."

ISSUE:
Whether or not the government of Corazon Aquino is legitimate.

HELD:
Yes.
The legitimacy of the Aquino government is not a justiciable matter but belongs to the realm
of politics where only the people are the judge.

The Court further held that:


1. The people have accepted the Aquino government which is in effective control of the entire
country;

2. It is not merely a de facto government but in fact and law a de jure government; and

3. The community of nations has recognized the legitimacy of the new government.