Sta. Maria shares Fr. Bernas’ warning on presidential powers

Sta. Maria shares Fr. Bernas’ warning on presidential powers

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Far Eastern University Institute of Law dean Mel Sta. Maria greeted his mentor, Fr. Joaquin Bernas SJ on his 86th birthday.

But looks like the legendary Constitutional law expert’s mind remains sharp despite his age—as evident with the “warning” he gave to Sta. Maria.

“In discussing the Office of the President, his warning was that ‘the broad, general enumeration of presidential powers can be dangerous in the hands of an unscrupulous person or one who is hungry for power,’” Sta. Maria shared Fr. Bernas’ message.

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