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Pussyfooting on Edca

If the justices of the Supreme Court are minded to say that President Benigno Aquino shouldn’t have bypassed the Senate in signing the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement, they should come right out and say so.

Posted: November 21st, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial | Read More »

Attack on Edca bungled in high court

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Acting Solicitor General Florin Hilbay’s first case was defending the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement at the Supreme Court last Nov. 18.

Posted: November 20th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Judicial review as antithesis of arbitrary gov’t

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The most essential quality of the rule of law is, adopting Charles McIlwain’s phrase, the limitation of government by law, and under our scheme of government, it is the Supreme Court to which the power to limit government by law is ultimately entrusted.

Posted: November 3rd, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Judicial overreach?

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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.”

Posted: October 5th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Public’s renewed faith in the Court

This is with reference to the latest controversial decision of the Supreme Court regarding the case of Sandiganbayan Justice Gregory Ong, who was found guilty of “fixing a case against [Janet] Napoles and several military officials in exchange for money in 2010.”

Posted: July 28th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

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