So, Sen. Allan Cayetano has shown his true color this early – HE IS FOR THE PROSECUTION in the Corona impeachment trial.
Even if he cited legal technicalities in objecting to presiding judge Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile’s rejection of a subpoena for Corona and his family, one thing is UNDENIABLE.
Cayetano raised his objection AFTER the prosecution agreed to the court’s ruling.
Anyway he puts it, he WANTED TO HELP the prosecution obtain their request for subpoenas for the Coronas despite their acceptance of the rejection.
It’s just like Cayetano telling the prosecution ‘Don’t give up yet! I have some ammunition for you!’
Otherwise, Cayetano should have raised his objection BEFORE the prosecution submitted to Enrile’s ruling.
That would have made his objection a totally neutral clarification, since the prosecution has not bowed to Enrile’s ruling and could have insisted on a motion for reconsideration.
The rules allow any senator to raise any objection. However, that objection should be strictly NEUTRAL, not only in words but more importantly in THOUGHT AND INTENT!
What makes it more surprising, if not vulgar, is Cayetano was the only one among the senator-judges who objected to the denial of subpoenas for the Coronas.
The recognized and more seasoned legal luminaries among the senators, like Joker Arroyo and Edgardo Angara, did not raise any objection.
One can only imagine now how much more grandstanding and partial moves disguised as parliamentary inquiry will be made by Cayetano in the coming sessions of the impeachment court.
To the truly NEUTRAL and peace-loving, KEEP AN EYE on this senator from Tagig. 30
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