Wednesday, February 8, 2012
PRIVATE PROSECUTORS MUST REVEAL MOTIVES TOO!
Congressmen who signed the impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Renato Corona want his pro-bono or free lawyers to reveal their pending cases with the Supreme Court (SC) since their services could be in exchange for favors.
Good suggestion. But let’s make it MORE INTERESTING.
Private prosecutors whom the prosecution says are also working for free should likewise reveal their motives or reasons for doing so.
As well as their pending cases before the Supreme Court or complaints before the House of Representatives for a truly FAIR AND SQUARE fight.
House Majority Leader Neptali Gonzales II says delicadeza dictates that
’s defense lawyers come clean and reveal their cases pending with Supreme Court. Corona
Then, delicadeza should also be applied to the private prosecutors since they’re also working for free. They share a common denominator with the defense lawyers so they can’t claim exception.
If the prosecution won’t do what they’re asking from the defense, then they have NO MORAL RIGHT to pursue this.
The private prosecutors must also admit what they, or their bosses or employers if any, are expecting in return for their free work.
Like ABS-CBN, who assigned three (if I’m correct) prosecutors to the prosecution even if it’s supposed to be UNCONDITIONALLY NEUTRAL being a media company.
There are also published allegations that a law firm linked to lead prosecutor Iloilo Rep. Niel Tupas Jr. is handling the Hacienda Luisita case.
If Gonzales wants the defense lawyers to reveal their pending cases, if any, with the Supreme Court, then private prosecutors must also reveal their pending cases, or those of their employers, before the House of Representatives.
If not cases, requests for favors or assistance from any congressman, especially among those who signed the impeachment complaint against
I sincerely hope nobody from the prosecution would have the stomach to claim that they’re members from the private sector joined them as their service to the people and to the country.
The people are NOT STUPID. Not all of us are semi-literate suckers. We were not born yesterday either.
And somebody had better caution Gonzales against claiming that the prosecution “and the Filipino people have every reason to fear that
’s counsels are not exactly giving away their services for free.” Corona
Whether Gonzales admits it or not, they in the prosecution know that not everybody is on their side.
It would be grossly misleading to claim that the Filipino people as a whole share their fears.30