The venerable Conrado "Noynoy is Aragorn" de Quiros huffs and puffs in his recent Inquirer.net article Two trying to lead us to believe that the real "issue" surrounding the constitutional crisis that is flaring up in the aftermath of the Philippines' Justice Secretary Leila De Lima baldly defying the orders of the Supreme Court (SC) to suspend her travel ban on former President Gloria Arroyo is really all about the right of SC chief justice Renator Corona to sit in the office he currenly holds.
Consider for a moment that (1) there is nothing in the Law that barred Arroyo's appointment of Corona and (2) de Quiros's position was argued on the quaint basis of "delicadeza". After considering that, suppose, for argument's sake that de Quiros's laboured point in his article is worth considering. The question then to ask is this:
Which is the bigger crime, still? De Lima's defiance of a Supreme Court order? Or Corona's being a "midnight appointee"?
Which of the above two is potentially more damaging to state institutions and the continued stability of the government and the society at large?
Too bad bozos like de Quiros cannot see beyond their tired Aquinoist "power-rests-on-the-will-of-the-people" drivel. What is otherwise a crystal clear picture of what is going on continues to escape the blinkered minds of these old demagogues who, perhaps for their own good, are best regarded as the museum pieces that they are.