By Artemio V. Panganiban
President Aquino wants to clip the “judicial overreach” of the Supreme Court after it struck down four acts under his pet economic stimulus project, the Disbursement Acceleration Program or DAP. He was particularly stung by the last two paragraphs of the Court’s decision which ascribed bad faith, if not criminal fault, to the “authors, proponents and implement[e]rs of the DAP.”
The Bureau of Immigration (BI) was the government agency I referred to in my letter titled “Hiring and promotion abuses in government” (Inquirer, 6/20/12). “Immigration chief faces graft raps” (Inquirer, 1/28/13) was therefore no surprise to me. I am a victim of grave abuse of discretion by the same chief and those around him. Many […]
DEEPLY DISTURBING. That may be the best way to describe the decision of the Special Fifth Division of the Court of Appeals invalidating the creation and thus the conclusions of a second panel of prosecutors that had investigated last year’s murder of Palawan environmentalist Gerry Ortega.