I am worried about the tendency of Noynoy’s men to railroad everything as if everything is ok when one raises the banner of anti corruption. Don’t get me wrong, I am all for cleaning our government of corrupt officials, however I hope we do not get too emotional on the issue that instead of cleaning our house, we burn it down. We can not make a mockery of our democratic institutions. Procedures are there for us to carry out reforms without the chaos and the regression towards mob rule.
I am pleading to everyone that we stop being too emotional about the matter because as I see it we are becoming a mob. We all know it, a mob can not think. It starts out with good intentions but in the end it only creates doom. The mob created the Stalinists, the Nazis, the Khamer Rough, the Red Army, all wanted a better country but we know otherwise.
Granted, Gloria and Corona are corrupt but is it right for Delima to disrespect the Supreme Court ? Is it right for Senator Judges to act like prosecutors for everyone including the young children to see? Is it right for a president or a ruling party to pose the threat of impeachment to Justices of the Supreme Court because their decisions to certain issues did not turn out the way they expected it to be? Is it right for leaders of this country to infer that the Supreme Court can not be trusted because most of its members were appointed by an ex president?
I really do not want to believe the buzz that what we have at the helm is a group of people that act like they are in a Supreme Student Council. Truth be told I campaigned, voted and hoped for Noynoy’s victory. Now I have doubts… I think Robredo and the Tourism secretary are doing a great job but Delima..? Wow, she always has a say on news that are trending, beheaded soldiers, hazing death etc., but hardly a factor in preparing a good case to ground GMA. She had to make her own interpretations of an SC ruling to hold Gloria from flying out of the country. The prosecution?.. If they only acted with their mind and not with their emotions and their over eagerness to please the president they would have been able to prosecute Corona in a manner that is a far more efficient than what they are doing now.
The Corona proceedings looks like a circus. The prosecution is a bunch of clowns.They accuse Corona of many things yet they still have to produce more tangible documents than the discrepancy of the SALNs, which in my opinion is a crime committed by most of the players in the proceedings, every one involved in the proceedings should come out with their SALNs and their bank accounts. The administration aligned senators and those who wants to garner votes strut their acts like lions, elephants and seals always eager to please their master and the approval of its audience.
I am afraid that the senate will decide not on the merits of the case but because of public opinion and political alliance. I am hoping for a huge bombshell from the prosecution so that we can have a good reason to finally impeach Corona. If it does not happen and the senate pursues its conviction of Corona then that would be shameful, very shameful for our long history of governance. The impeachment court will be a Kangaroo court and we are no better than the conniving GMA and Corona. It will further cement our propensity for “areglo”, “remedyo”, “ayusin”- “o sige people power na naman”. With Noynoy, we have the choice to finally make things right for the younger generation to launch on, I hope we do not squander it again like what happened in the Cory days.
While we enjoy the Corona Novela, we have to settle with a 3.4% GDP while those of other ASEAN countries are shooting up the roof. Our president is always talking about Corona every time he gets on a podium, he seems so eager to talk about him on every opportunity. Inversely, he is always mum about his plans on the economy and his framework on how to achieve our economic growth. In fact, recently he said he has good news about the economy but will not talk about it yet till later. I wonder if he will be able to muster such restraint if the issue was about Corona?
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