One of the most talked about issues in the country today is Supreme Court's practice of flip-flopping. It seems that the members of the Highest Court of the Philippines keep on changing their decisions which they themselves have declared final and executory.
Just when the parties of the case thought that the litigation has already ended, SC suddenly reopens and reviews it. What's worse is that most of the time, the rendered judgments are overturned or reversed. What has been said is retracted and a new one is given. This leaves the people involved confused and puzzled.
There is really nothing wrong about the reopening of the cases which have already been long decided only if the Supreme Court can provide the various reasons which compelled them to do such. The people will surely understand if the judges can give concrete compelling reasons why the cases are to be examined again.
The judicial system of the country seriously needs improvement. I believe that now is the right time to start making changes to improve the justice system. It is sad to hear that many people are dismayed with the flip-flopping activities of the Supreme Court. There is no stability in the statements given by the judges which really affect the integrity and credibility of the whole members of the bench.
Our President claims that under his administration, the "Daang Matuwid" is being implemented well. If we take a closer look to the latest steps taken by the government, we can see big improvements. Many Filipinos are able to experience the direct benefit and advantage of the "Daang Matuwid" program carried out by Pres. PNOY. However, the spotlight is also centered to the justice system of the Philippines. There are quite a number of individuals who question the veracity of "Daang Matuwid" which the current administration is really proud of.
How can justice be served if judges keep on retracting and changing their decisions? Are we going to achieve a stable and better judicial system someday?