Archive for December, 2010

One truth that remains…

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

Words Written By PNoy’s Legal Team and Supreme Court Justices

I’ve been away from blogging for quite some time and as you can see, I hardly update this blog. Not that I have nothing to blog about. Frankly, I got lots of them; I just do not want to post them here.

You know why?

Because Sol Saks said, “You have to be brave to take out that white sheet of paper and put on it words that could be evidence of your stupidity.”

But today, I just felt that I wanted to blog. I am brave!  And that surprised me a lot.

Suddenly, I have something quick to say. Suddenly I am letting myself write an evidence of stupidity in the Internet – at least not on paper. LOL

Perhaps, reading and watching the news over the net got me asking. It got me (kahit sandali)  thinking.  And you know what? Paminsan-minsan, masarap pala mag-isip.  Really, it feels good and wonderful. lol

The news was out there, The Truth Commission (Executive Order Number 1) is dead. The Supreme Court has decided: It is Unconstitutional.

With its demise, the 20 or so corruption cases will be buried as well in the burial site called “We Wonder What Is The Truth?” without using a Backhoe or armed goons but justices votes.

With that decision, these cases would become part of the ever-increasing Philippines Wonders as The Trapos Perfect Shit On Pinoy Faces on a very clear day.

From Inquirer:  In October, members of the Truth Commission held a press conference to announce a shortlist of 20 corruption and cheating scandals being considered for investigation.

These include:

The $329-million national broadband network deal— the “Philippine National Broadband Network controversy” (also referred to as the NBN-ZTE deal) involved allegations of corruption in the awarding of a US$329 million construction contract to the Chinese telecommunications firm ZTE for the government’s proposed National Broadband Network (NBN) project.

The contract with ZTE was signed on April 20, 2007 in Hainan, China. After news about alleged irregularities came out, former President Arroyo canceled the NBN project in October 2007. On July 14, 2008, the Supreme Court dismissed three petitions questioning the constitutionality of the national broadband deal, saying the petitions became moot when the NBN project was canceled.

The P728-million fertilizer fund scam — this political controversy involves accusations that former Agriculture Undersecretary Jocelyn “Jocjoc” Bolante diverted P728 million in fertilizer funds to the 2004 election campaign of Arroyo.

The C-5 road controversy — Senator Manuel Villar, a real state developer and Forbes Magazine’s ninth richest Filipino in 2009 with a net worth of $530 million, was accused of using his power to realign the C-5 road project for the benefit of his companies. Villar earlier denied his involvement in any wrongdoing connected to the C-5 road project.

“Hello Garci” election scandal — in this controversy, a woman perceived to be Arroyo and a man said to be former Elections commissioner Virgilio Garcillano, discussed the alleged padding of 2004 election returns in favor of Arroyo. Their wiretapped conversations were later made public. The recordings of these conversations have been dubbed the “Hello Garci” tapes.

Ah, things really made me wonder and ask. I even had the courage to write them here.

What now? Bakit kaya laging talo ang Legal Team ni Pnoy? Sino kaya ang may problema, Si Pnoy ba, ang mga abugado nya o ang supreme court?

At bakit nga ba kailangan ng Truth Commision? If the government of Pnoy, his classmates, colleagues and friends has a case, why don’t they just file it in court – unless of course, wala naman talaga case at all.

Pero sa totoo lang alam naman natin na may kabulastugan, pero saan at kanino mo I pa-file?

Sa Obbudsman! That’s not kind of you. Why put that big burden on them. They have so much in their hands now. Kahit small fish nga, wala na silang nahuhuli these days. LOL

Hello Garci! Are you there?

Masarap nga kaya ang burjer ni Ben?

Ano nga kaya, P200 or P200 million?

Damn! I wonder when are we going to add another name in the list of the most corrupt leaders of the world. Remember, we got two at number 2 and number 10 spots.

Anyhow,

In as much as we desire to really  know the truth,  I believe that it  is certain that there is a chance that we won’t know.  The only thing that is clear is that at this very moment,  we know for sure that  Pnoy’s legal team and the Supreme Court justices wrote on paper.  And me, I am glad, I chose the net.

There is one thing IRONIC about their acts though: those things they wrote on paper that could be an evidence of stupidity were paid for by Pinoys.


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