Whether they like it or not, the senators who convicted former Chief Justice Renato Corona will have to live with suspicions that they’re vote was in exchange for something, as Sen, Miriam Defensor Santiago had insinuated.
If not forever, at least until the elections next year. No amount of denial by any of them, or by Malacanang, will erase that mindset in one click.
First: Seven of them met at the home of Sen. Loren Legarda purportedly to discuss
case and come up with a wise decision ONE DAY BEFORE closing arguments by both
sides were heard in the impeachment court.
I’m not a lawyer but I will dare say that whenever closing arguments are allowed, the judge or judges LISTEN TO THESE FIRST before deciding on the case.
Second: On the day the closing arguments were delivered, presidential adviser for political affairs Ronald Llamas was being quoted in media as sating they (meaning Malacanang) already have 18 senators in the bag for Corona’s conviction.
Third: The following day, some of my sources of information tipped me off as early as past 8 a.m. that
will be convicted
on 20-3 vote. When I arrived for work, my boss told me the same thing. Corona
One of his friends arrived for a visit, also with the same information. True enough, when
’s conviction was announced later that
afternoon, the voting was indeed 20-3. Corona
Fourth: The terms of two of the senators who convicted
Ping Lacson and Francis Pangilinan, willl end only by next year. But this
early, President Aquino has declared he’s eyeing them for Cabinet posts after
they graduate from the Senate. Corona
Fifth: There was widespread talk that the explanatory speech of Senators Ramon Revilla Jr. and Manuel Viillar for their guilty vote were prepared ONLY AT THE LAST MINUTE.
I don’t know if you noticed it, guys, but Villar OBVIOUSLY DIDN’T HAVE HIS HEART for his speech. And my sources in Lakas,-NUCD, which Revilla heads, say political considerations were among the reasons for his guilty vote.
So unless there will be AIRTIGHT and ROCK-SOLID proof that there was nothing in return for their guilty votes, the senators who convicted Coronas can’t blame the people for entertaining the thought.
Especially at the 2013 polls.
From our friends:
WHY WHOULD WE STILL TRUST PNOY?
AURORA RUSSEL of
, Pampanga Angeles
Trust is earned and is never given, especially to a supposed leader who would stop at nothing to persecute his political enemies.
RICKY MONFORT of
Simple answer to your question, Boyet: "Why doesn’t Avnoy want to sign the waiver?" He is just as guilty as the CJ because he did not also reveal everything in his SALN, period. It's as simple as that. If he isn't hiding anything, he would be more than willing to submit to the challenge. If you look at the word hypocrite in the dictionary, you'll see a yellow bald asshole.!
GRACE GO of
Ako, walang wala na! Wala nang aasahan at kapag-apagasa ang bayan natin sa isang taong mapaghigante sinungaling, abusado, mapangapi at walang respeto at paggalang sa batas at sa sambayanan!
CHO URSAL GAB of
We trust Penoy like we trust snakes, in a well-guarded snake pit.
Wait, did we ever trust him at all? Good thing too. he never delivered anything.
AIDA RODRIGUEZ RUBIANO
I never did, I never will.
I never trusted Pnoy. He’s just all talk
His head is empty.
CONDESA DE ESPANA
Antimano, wala akong tiwala dyan! Bobo naman yan.
RUTH JUBALDE of Sibulan,
I don’t trust him, and will never trust him.
Never did, never will. Didn't vote for him.
LOUIE BALBAGO of
LENI BANZON RACCA
From the start, NOPE!
VALERA of Quezon City
TOOTS SYLED of
Pagmumukha pa lang, youi cannot trust that man.
MARY GRACE SANCHEZ
REY ANTHONY BALURAN of
I didn’t, I don’t and I will not!
KENNETH FERNANDO ZABLAN of
Seoul, South Korea
Mula't sapul, wala. Ba't ka naman magtitiwala sa isang taong mula pagka-bata mayaman, pero hindi man lang nagawang magasawa. Ayaw ng mabigat na responsibilidad?
ROWEL GREGORIO of
May presidente ba?
Eversince marinig kong tatakbo pa lang na presidente, it's like “What?!” Nine years in Congress, three years at the Senate, ZERO! Ni isang batas, walang ipinasa! Tapos, presidente naman.
I’m thinking...gosh, it is a catastrophe when we do not trust the President but you know, he might be better than Marcos, Ramos, Estrada and GMA. We will see.
I never trusted him even before.
AL RONDINA JR.
Bakit ako magtitiwala sa isang walang alam?
ALBERT DE PANO
Since Day 1, none!
JONEL ACE ESPERANCILLA
Umpisa pa lang ng kampanya sa presidential election, wala na akong tiwala sa panot na yan!
Big NOOOOO… 30
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