Category Archives: check and balance


MELBOURNE, Australia (MindaNews/ 8 September 2018) – Democracy is a system and process of governance. For it to thrive and remain vibrant, a check and balance in the governance of the state is institutionalized through the division of power expressed in the operation of the legislative, executive and the judicial branches of the government. Moreover, […]

KONSYENSYA DABAW: Whose interest is served when Constitutional check and balance is ignored and legitimate dissent quelled?

Konsyensa Dabaw July 3, 2017 On the 40th day of Martial Law in Mindanao, President Rodrigo Duterte said, “it’s not dependent on the whim of the Supreme Court. Should I believe them? When I see the situation is still chaotic and you ask me to lift it? I will arrest you and put you behind […]