(From Philippine Daily Inquirer)
Byline: Neal H. Cruz
CONGRESSMEN are the most confused people in the Philippines-and never more so than in the case of one of their own, Rep. Mark Jimenez. They say that the Supreme Court decision cancelling his bail is a violation of his basic rights under the Constitution. But it is the congressmen themselves who have been violating the Constitution with impunity for years.
The Constitution defines the duties and responsibilities of the three branches of government. Congress makes the laws, the Supreme Court interprets them and the Executive implements them. But what are the congressmen doing? They are not only legislating, they are also usurping the functions of the …