I surmise that corruption has prospered well during Arroyo’s regime because of the cozy relationship between Congress and the Supreme Court. The system of checks and balance disappeared completely. In a stealthy way, Congress and the Supreme Court had handed to Gloria “absolute power to govern”.
We all know that” power corrupts and when absolute power exists it corrupts absolutely.” What the country ended up with was a dysfunctional Congress and a consenting and legally blind Supreme Court.
Dr. Nestor P. Baylan
New York City