Friday, April 21, 2006

On SC's decision on EO 464

The Philippine Supreme Court yesterday upheld the right of lawmakers to compel the appearance of executive officials at congressional inquiries and struck out some provisions of Gloria in the Palace's EO 464. But it also declared constitutional the president's right to ban executive officials from appearing during the question hour in both the Senate and the House of Representatives.

Well, this is a welcome move for the critics of Gloria in the Palace. It still raises an institutional deadlock, though. Is the Supreme Court trying to play safe and please both the legislative and the executive?

Or takot lang ang SC na mapagbintangan din ng Malacanang na kolaboreytor ng oposiyon?


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