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Something is wrong VIEWPOINTS Archbishop Oscar V. Cruz 02/28/2012

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Something is wrong

Archbishop Oscar V. Cruz
Would that everything were all right with the Philippine Government, with Philippine democracy, with the people of the Philippines! Would that the Legislature enact needed and relevant laws, the Executive ably and satisfactorily implement them, and the Judiciary accordingly act on its violations! Would that there be equality and separation of power — in truth and in fact — among the said three branches of government! Would that the Philippine Constitution be not merely a nice paper to read but really a basic document for the government to abide with and for the people to live by! Then, the Philippines would be a blessed country and the Filipinos a fortunate people — and thus probably become the big envy of the world.

But something is wrong — here and now! The Philippine government is not of the people, by the people and for the people — but of the politicians, by the politicians and for the politicians. The Legislative Department rests primarily immersed in but partisan politics and pursuant political alliances. The Executive Department remains disabled and incompetent in its mandatory agenda for the common good and public welfare of the citizenry. The Supreme Court is anything but supreme in the interpretation and application of the laws of the land. To say that such an adverse composite phenomenon spells social disaster for the country and misery for people is one big understatement..... MORE

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