Here are two tests for the truth of revelations that Executive Sec. Paquito Ochoa has been allegedly offering P100 million each to senators in exchange for disregarding the Supreme Court’s temporary restraining order (TRO) on the subpoena for Chief Justice Renato Corona’s dollar accounts at PS Bank.
First, watch out for whoever is the senator who will be BURNING WITH ZEAL in asking his or her colleagues to IGNORE THE TRO OUTRIGHT.
Any senator who will REJECT ANY AND ALL legal processes or possible compromise, like a motion for reconsideration, and instead insist on enforcing the subpoena at once.
Especially if he or she had not been as vocal as before on how the TRO should be handled by the Senate.
Second, be on the lookout for whoever will call for the replacement of Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile as presiding judge of the impeachment court.
Regardless of whatever ground will be cited for the move.
Enrile DID NOT immediately cater to the whims of Pnoy by disregarding the TRO outright. But Enrile has allowed the Senate to ask the Office of the Solicitor-General to defend the impeachment court in having the TRO lifted.
If you see one or both of these signs in any senator, 99 percent he or she had undergone an IRRESTIBLE PERSUASION.
Drastic changes in one’s attitude and conviction DON’T HAPPEN OVERNIGHT without a reason or anything in return. Neither will anyone call for an outright defiance of a Supreme Court order in exchange for nothing.
This is where we should all focus our time and energy, and concentrate on, as the impeachment trial continues.
Don’t waste your time arguing with others on whether or not the Ochoa bribe offer is true. Don’t expect Ochoa, Pnoy or any senator-judge to admit or confirm it.
Let’s all find out the truth ourselves. Let’s not take anybody’s word as it is. 30
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