Here we go again. Senators asking for compassion for the convicted Chief Justice. It seems we never learn. We have a history of forgiving plunderers, rogues and all sorts of lowlife from the highlife coterie. They are still very much around, gloating, defying, and enjoying the fruits of their plunder. Let's be indignant for once and finish the job.
We're over one hurdle, the first of a series of tough obstacles along the way of the Matuwid na Daan. We celebrate too much and too early. We stay too long in a festive mood.
There are just too many post Corona yakking going about. Corona supporters crying foul, Miriam ranting some more, prosecution lawyers recounting highlights of the trial, "heroes" extending media mileage etc, etc...Guys it's over, back to work!
Bobi Tiglao wrote in his column that it was a pyrrhic victory for Pnoy and yet all we see are the scattered debris of a formidable legal defense team and the minced meat from the carnage inflicted on the high and mighty Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines. It was a real victory for the campaign against graft and corruption and this makes Pnoy smile.
It's been said by one columnist that there were two teams at work in hte Corona defense; the first team was led by Cuevas who handled the legal blockade and the other was headed by Corona himself assisted by Atty Judd Roy with what could be termed as the "dirty tricks" department doing flanking attacks against Malacanan, theatrics, rumors of payola, et. The classic one, of course, is the daring everyone to open up their SALNs the effect of which was "chilling" to most. The desired effect is for these guys to feel we're all in this; we should support Corona because we are as guilty as he is.
Okay, so we're done with Corona. So many unfinished jobs are still left hanging. Let's proceed posthaste to the work that was at a stand still because of the impeachment trials.
Daang Matuwid has been paved by the Corona Impeachment. Whether detours in the stretch will be encountered remains to be seen. Well, Pnoy, some acceleration of progress is expected in our economic, sociial and political space. Go P'noy!
Congressman Rudy Farinas is all smiles. Who wouldn't be if people are saying he singlehandedly trounced the powerhouse defense team with his buzzword "palusot". I suppose he has been kept busy by invitations from political parties to join their slate.
The headlines bannered, economy grew faster than expected; 6.4% during the first quarter. Pnoy you're on a streak. Gp Pnoy!
It's fun to read the Corona hacks after the impeachment trial convicted their idol. Some moved on to other topics as if the trials never existed, some continue harping on how the CJ was ganged up on, the "chilling effect" etc. There will always be a next idol to write about as envelopes get passed around.
Jose Roy III, one of Corona’s defense lawyers, said the former head of the judiciary had “expressed some interest” in making the rounds of universities and “lecture” his side of the impeachment story. I think he should carry a sign “huwag tularan” instead of allowing him to lecture on law to our youth. A more appropriate teaching career would be in creative writing.