Law students are taught early on that when they read decisions, particularly those of the Supreme Court, they should keep in mind that the judgment contains two parts: the ratio decidendi and the obiter dicta. This is especially true when the decision touches on matters of public and political importance, where the justices are likely to express, directly or indirectly, their individual preferences and opinions.
This is in reaction to the editorial “Victims too” (7/14/14). Yes, it is really a sad affair, this “Palestinian slaughter.” But it seems like the whole world approves of this. There is no voice of concern from the Europeans, there are only “lukewarm” expressions of concern from the United States, and not even a squeak from the United Nations can be heard. Truly tragic event for humanity.
This refers to the news item titled “Group laments poor state of healthcare in PH,” more specifically the part subtitled “PhilHealth ineffective” (News, 7/25/14).
President Aquino completes in 2014 his fourth year in office. The adjustment period is long over; it’s time for him to own up to his administration’s faulty policies on food security.
There has been a welter of comments on President Aquino’s handling of the controversy over the Disbursement Acceleration Program, but there had been no qualified explanation to the Filipino people of the issues involved until Solita Monsod came out with her column titled “SC’s DAP decision and PH’s budget process ” (Opinion, 7/19/14).