senators betraying public trust #cj trial
day 15, what a disaster. i had hoped that if corona were to be impeached, it would happen fairly and squarely, and for a while there i thought the senate was doing a great job, even if it was rather lenient with the bumbling prosecution, even allowing themselves to directly question the witnesses and help make the case. public’s right to know and all that, up to a point. but today it was too much.
it’s as though the release of some bank records, illegally obtained at that, have brought out the predator in certain senator-jurors who must be smelling blood and are salivating for more — the dollar accounts, in particular, kasi daw, it would set a bad example for crooks in government who might put their unexplained wealth in dollar accounts, too, now that they know that dollar accounts are sacrosanct. oh please. as if naman people who have surplus funds don’t know that already. and cayetano himself says, it’s a law that can be amended. then amend it later, i say, than break the law now — enough rules and laws of court are being broken — just to satisfy their bloodlust.
it’s offensive the way these senator-jurors are suddenly behaving as though they were lily white when it comes to undeclared/doctored incomes and real estate property valuations in their SALNs and ITRs, and as if they had no dollar accounts themselves. come on, sirs, don’t take us all for dolts naman. and stop using “the people” as an excuse. i daresay that the way things are going, the people would accept a decision along the lines of: okay, noted, enough-is-enough, move on. after all there are 7 more articles to go. or can it be that the 7 other articles are duds? it’s the bank records or nothing? bank records that the 188 reps + farinas didn’t even know about when they impeached the chief justice? wow. farinas could be right, they’re all in this together. what a betrayal of public trust.