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A Failure In The Justice System

Many people would wonder why some trial courts and even the Highest Tribunal flip-flops on deciding in different cases.


Is it because, judges and the Magistrates make some blunders after the thorough proceedings and review of the case? Or the apparently because of the untamed corruption in the judiciary?

Flip-flopping, especially by the Supreme Court, is dangerous. It happened not once but many times.

There’s the ongoing drama in the graft case against Efren Alvarez, mayor of the Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija.The mayor was found guilty beyond reasonable doubt with the Sandiganbayan unanimous vote in 2009 and the Supreme Court affirmed it in 2011 with 5-0 votes. But suddenly the supposed order of arrest against Alvarez was halted because the Supreme wants to hear the case once more.

It was in 2011 also when the SC reversed its previous decision that found Philippine Airlines liable for the illegal retrenchment of 1,400 flight attendants in 1998.

And the very recent was when the High Tribunal also retracted and even reversed its own decision involving a P329 Million liability claim of a property insurance company against a Singapore-based multinational company which, due to negligence, set ablaze and gutted down a WG&A “Superferry” vessel which was brought to their shipyard in Cebu for repair.

These are unfortunate events which could really undermine the credibility of the highest court in the land. If this will continue, the hope of most Filipinos for justice will fade away.







5 comments on A Failure In The Justice System

  1. Vanessa Rose Palacio
    February 14, 2013 at 12:32 am (4 years ago)

    How i wish no more failure in our government soon! <3

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  2. Nannette Magaway
    February 14, 2013 at 12:47 pm (4 years ago)

    yes its true that mostly our justice is failure to solve and it takes too long to process

    Reply
  3. Shemaryl Panerio
    February 19, 2013 at 2:54 pm (4 years ago)

    How i wish no more failure in our government soon

    Reply
  4. Geetiful
    February 23, 2013 at 11:31 pm (4 years ago)

    Filipino sayings: “Para sa mayaman lang ang hustisya”

    Sad but true… most of the time it is…

    Reply
  5. carla venice relayo
    February 24, 2013 at 1:24 pm (4 years ago)

    i think yan ang hnd mawawala sa ph

    Reply

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