Philippine Commentary on February 6 was (modesty aside)--Supreme Court Will Rule That Executive Privilege Covers What Neri and Lozada Know
Okay, here are all fourteen of my Philippine Commentaries on Executive Privilege
since the first one reacting to Senate v. Ermita
King Solomon Just Cut the Baby in Half (April, 2006)
and the latest one just this morning before the announcement:
Judicial Review is the Wrong Fulcrum to Balance Executive Privilege and Congress Oversight of Administration (March, 2008)
The Philippine Congress should immediately pass comprehensive whistle-blower protection laws for all persons in the Civil Service in order to obsolete the Supreme Court's gag rules in Senate v. Ermita and Neri v. Senate which are brazen subjugations to Judicial Review and Executive Privilege of the Power of Inquiry of Congress in aid of legislation and the legislatures integral duty of oversight of administration. I cannot imagine a more compleat and disastrous demolition of the Separtion of Powers and a curtailment of the Public’s Very Right to Know what their government is doing than this 9-6 decision of the Supreme Court. We are now under an effective Dictatorship of Judicial and Executive Privilege in which the principle of Checks and Balances is no more. The cuckolding of the Congress which begun in 2001 has once again been affirmed and practiced by Unelected Judges appointed by an illegitimate chief executive. Forget not: the Executive has only two impeachable officials, whilst the Supreme Court has fifteen. That's a lot of Privilege!