PNOY WANTS REVIEW
ON GRAVE ABUSE OF DISCRETION
REMOVED FROM SUPREME COURT
P-Noy also wants to remove the power of review of SC upon grave abuse of discretion; not only one more term for him.
The President and his allies in the Congress argued that the SC has become too powerful that it voided the DAP and the PDAF and that its wings must be clipped.
The ordinary groups of people who petitioned for the declaration of nullity of DAP and PDAF invoked the Supreme Court's power to review orders, laws and regulations and all other kinds of acts if there existed GRAVE ABUSE OF DISCRETION.
The Constitution ratified by the people in 1987 empowered the Supreme Court to review and declare unconstitutional any order, law or regulation if there is the presence of grave abuse of discretion among those who promulgated those orders, laws or regulations. Even political questions can be reviewed by the SC if there is grave abuse of discretion.
The President's men wanted to remove that "grave abuse of discretion" clause from Section 1 of Article VIII because they believe that the Supreme Court has become too powerful that it can declare as unconstitutional any order, law or regulation, including those orders creating and dispensing DAP funds and those laws that created and allowed the spending of PDAF (PORK BARREL) money.
It is clear therefore that PNoy's men do not only want one more term, they want also one more DAP and PDAF.
Assume P-Noy men succeed in removing that "grave abuse of discretion" clause. Can they still avoid the Supreme Court review of their actions?
THEY CANNOT DO SO.
This is because the natural law will dictate that the natural existence of the Supreme Court is for the purpose of interpreting all kinds of laws and all kinds of controversies, not only to adjudicate between parties if there are actual controversies.
Once a new DAP or a new PDAF is passed, clothed in other names, there will always be persons who will suffer and that suffering is sufficient to constitute ACTUAL CONTROVERSY and MAKE THEM A PROPER PARTY.
THE PRESIDENT'S MEN BECOME IGNORANT JUST BECAUSE OF GREED FOR POWER, INFLUENCE AND WEALTH.
I am calling on FB friends and fellow lawyers to defend the Supreme Court as the LAST BASTION OF THE PEOPLE AGAINST ABUSES AND ABSCESSES.
If we will fail, they will insist on reigning under the principle of "WHAT ARE WE IN POWER FOR?"