Janno Montecristo’s “Is there a ‘settled doctrine’ in PH?” hit the nail on the head (Letters, 11/7/14). He said: “It seems every division of the Supreme Court is free to make any disposition it pleases” regardless of whether or not it clashes with the rulings of the other divisions.
This refers to the editorial “Risky powers” (9/23/14), specifically the first paragraph that reads: “Since 2012, the government had been warned that a shortage of electricity was very likely by 2015. That was after the Supreme Court stopped private investors from putting up a 600-megawatt coal-fired power plant inside the Subic free port. President Aquino ignored the warning, but now he wants emergency powers to tackle a power crisis predicted inevitable in the summer of next year.”
By Angelina P. Galang
Genetically modified (GM) rice, cleverly dubbed “golden rice” by its proponents, is rice whose genetic makeup is being manipulated so that its grains will contain beta carotene, the precursor of Vitamin A. It is supposed to help prevent Vitamin A deficiency, a leading cause of blindness. Experiments have been ongoing, with the aim of introducing GM rice to the public in a couple of years.
Allow me to react to the letter of retired Court of Appeals justice Ricardo Pronove Jr. (“Understanding the DAP ruling,” Opinion, 7/30/14).
By Ramon Farolan
Maria Clementina Luciano Pablo, youngest daughter of the late Court of Appeals Justice Leonor Luciano and the first female resident manager of a five-star hotel in the country, passed away last Thursday after a two-year uphill battle with lung cancer.