Rule of Law, Blackmail, All In The Eyes of The Beholder!


Where the Supreme Court exercises its duty under the constitution, it is called “rule of law” but when Congress exercises the same function in accord with the same constitution, it is called “the mother of all blackmails”. It was a politically charge atmosphere in the House yesterday and Congressman Edcel Lagman cannot hide his displeasure over the decision…

Is A Compromise over Unjust Justice Possible?


The battlefield had been drawn, the war drums tapped; and swords unsheathed.  An epic battle between a corrupt Supreme Court with a very low public rating and a very popular president is unfolding.  You can predict the outcome.  But victory will come only if the jurists whose reputations had been tarnished by injudicious partisan rulings,  resign…

TC Abolition, A Judicial Blackmail!


I cannot properly situate myself over the decision of the SCORP, declaring EO No. 1 creating the Truth Commission by President Aquino, unconstitutional, much that I would like to take side on the issue. Creating the TC headed by  EX-CJ  Hilario Davide, Jr., and retired Justice Romeo Callejo Jr. to investigate GMA, is like choosing…

Plagiarism and the Boy Who Cries Wolf Often!


   The Supreme Court has zero  public approval that even if it is right, it is still wrong from their perception.  The analogy with the flippant boy who cries wolf often is apt. The accusation that Justice Mariano Del Castillo is a “plagiarist”  taints the entire Court, or at least the majority that signed the decision.…