In “The Sign of the Four”, Sherlock Holmes says, “When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.”
Did that really happen when the supreme court justices rendered their decision (7 – 4 vote) that acquitted the accused on the Vizconde Massacre?
Perhaps yes and perhaps not.
The truth, however improbable, is that these aren’t emotional and dumb people deciding on cases submitted to them. Because if they were, they could have used their emotions — wait and let Christmas and New Year pass then issue their decision on January 18, 2011, as they had originally set. But wtf!, they changed their minds.
Perhaps they thought Christmas Parties will blow away whatever emotional things attached to it including the pressure from the earlier killing of Pnoy’s Truth Commision. The timing seemed right and it is easier to bet that in just few days, people would forget eventually especially when (an overload of) fresh news of putol na kamay, wasak na mukha, sunog na bahay, deaths, rape, murder, and etc. occupy the headlines and TV newscasts.
Which, if I am correct, ang tawag dito ay two birds in one shot. I told you, these aren’t dumb people. (Tayo lang yata ang dumb…. hehehe)
So what does that leave on the platito? Definitely not mani. Kidding aside, I don’t know yet, but whatever it is seems to be improbable. Unfortunately, Mr. Lauro Visconde finds himself back again to where he was 20 years ago.
And as it was then and as it is now, the one truth that remains: his wife and kids were massacred twice (figuratively as they say) because our so-called justice system sucks.
Note: Please do not ask me what this post is all about. Just do what Sherlock Holmes says then you will know. lol