what goes on kaya behind the closed doors of a senate caucus, especially the one
today yesterday where they “refined” the decision to compel bank officials to bring and testify on corona’s bank accounts, with the caveat of course that this is an exception, bank secrecy laws hold. of course. they also have to be protecting their own interests — they have SALNs and BIR records, plenty properties and huge bank accounts too — but with the second-envelop fiasco on everybody’s mind, they are bending over backward and allowing the prosecution to subpoena practically any and all documents desired, never mind defense objections, para hindi sabihin ng taongbayan na kumakampi sila kay corona at meron silang itinatago o ipinapatago. a boon to the prosecution.
it’s a highwire act for the senators, keeping a balance, keeping the people out of the streets. yesterday was tense. would the senate order that corona’s bank records be subpoenaed or not. but it was like the decision had been taken out of their hands. media was already feasting on the juicy details of alleged dollar accounts based on documents provided the prosecution by an “anonymous source”. the senate could not have said no, never mind that that anonymous source is an illegal source. probably a concerned citizen, said the prosecution lawyer who received the documents.
i wonder about this concerned citizen. did she act independently? motivated only by personal anti-corona sentiments? or did she act upon instructions from someone powerful who’s pulling strings behind-the-scenes? sana she acted independently. because if she didn’t, then that’s bad news. worse even, we’ll probably never know.