Light at the end of the tunnel (2)

ONE of my readers reacting to my recent columns commented that it is time to heal and that we should end political vendetta.

I agree that it is time to heal but for the heaing to be premised on justice.

To just forgive and forget without deman-ding any accountability is to contribute to the proliferation of the culture of impunity which incidentally became worse during the Arroyo regime.

To seek justice is not a political vendetta.

Are we to allow these shameless people who committed terrible injustice against the nation to go scot free for the sake of unity?

To do so is to invite contempt from them.

Yes, we need closure and unity but equally important is we also need justice.

Katarungan para sa bayang pinagsamantalahan ng mga gahaman sapagkat lagpas sa hinihingi ng katarungan ang pag-ibig.


THOSE who are demanding the resignation of newly appointed Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office chair Margie Juico for erroneously reporting that the seven controversial bishops of the Roman Catholic Church received Mitsubishi Pajeros from PCSO during the time of the Arroyo regime are mistaken in their calls.

The issue is not the type of vehicles they got but what they did as a return favor for the vehicles they received.

The vehicles were given by Arroyo after the bishops asked for the vehicles, with one, Butuan Bishop Jose De Dios Pueblos, even as-king for a 4X4 vehicle as a birthday gift.

Worse, the bishops received their emoluments from her via the PCSO, the country’s biggest gambling operator making their position against jueteng, the poor man’s numbers game, untenable and hypocritical.

It is not secret that Arroyo then needed the support of the Catholic Church as she was the subject of numerous impeachment attempts because of mounting reports of human rights violations, vote-buying and corruption and other crimes. (Fortunately, these reports are now the subject of serious government investigations).

It is no wonder the Catholic Bishops’ of the Conference of the Philippines refused to call for the resignation of former President Arroyo even during the height of the controversies against her.


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