Prof. Tony La Vina: A Tale of Two Chief Justices

It begins in law school

EAGLE EYES columnist Tony La Viña of the Manila Standard, in yet another thought provoking article, walks the reader through the removal of two Chief Justices by a “President-led” effort “to oust independent officials.

Professor La Viña, who teaches in several law schools, lays the responsibility on the Constitution, when he writes that “No constitutional safeguards are sufficient to counter his or her [the President’s} power.”

Bewailing that “our government institutions remain weak, are corruptible and only as good as the men and women who occupy them”, he sees “the task of forming lawyers and judges as urgent and essential”, which he argues “only a solid legal and moral education can address."

A tale of two chief justices may be accessed at: http://manilastandard.net/opinion/columns/eagle-eyes-by-tony-la-vina/269308/a-tale-of-two-chief-justices.html