De Mesa was asked if President Aquino was recognizing the validity of Corona’s appointment as Chief Justice.
"That should be obvious by now," De Mesa said.
"The President has acknowledged Chief Justice Corona as Chief Justice," he added.
Rewind six months back.
This is Aquino flapping his trap on the 14th January 2010 (my boldface for emphasis)...
"If elected President, I will not recognize a Chief Justice appointed by the outgoing President [Gloria Arroyo], contrary to the constitutional ban on appointments during the wee hours of her presidency, and contrary to propriety and delicadeza and long standing precedence of prohibition against appointments two months before the outgoing President’s term expires," Aquino said in a statement sent to the Inquirer via text message by LP campaign manager Florencio Abad.
"Let me forewarn any member of the Supreme Court, who shall accept to be Chief Justice by appointment of the outgoing President, that not only shall he not be recognized, but he risks even his presence in the Court as an associate member," Aquino added.
In the case of the President, the size of the words is inversely proportional to the size of the stature.
Carry on, Chief.