yup. i’m taking the side of the Chief Justice.
again, i think this is a part of me that would always root for the underdog. clearly, the Chief Justice being an ally of the former president GMA, with a highly controversial ‘midnight appointment,’ it would be easy to judge him to be guilty. i mean hindi pa ba obvious na andiyan siya sa Supreme Court to persecute the current president and protect the ex-president?
but the Supreme Court affirmed his appointment was legal. sure, this court has made some controversial decisions which i do not agree with but this is what the Supreme Court is all about — it is meant to be the final word in everything that is of the law.
some would call defense lawyer Karen Jimeno a ‘balimbing’ (one who easily switches alliances) but in an interview, she explained her position why she is now defending Corona whereas she was one of the complainants to the SC about Corona’s midnight appointment. her answer was simple: it was decided by the SC and she submits to the authority of the SC. that settled the complaint and that was that.
i, too, submit to the SC’s decisions. because i no longer trust in any institution in the government except the Supreme Court. Magpatuloy magbasa the unpopular position
yeah, yeah… i’m writing this to generate traffic. but it might also be a secret SWS survey to see how many netizens are actually interested with the impeachment of Chief Justice Renato Corona. *wink* haha!
i’ve been reading a couple of articles saying that the proceedings are “irrelevant” to the poor and others say that people are glued to their TV sets to watch it. one problem, though, is that aside from the legal jargon (sometimes in Latin, a.k.a. “gobbledygook”), the proceedings are in English. so what could a normal citizen do?
i say, stay glued to your TV sets. if you can’t, wait for the evening news. despite the urgent issue of SOPA and PIPA, i’m not sure how much we Filipinos could influence US legislature. stick to the impeachment trial and try to learn another thing or two… e.g. subpoena duces tecum vs. subpoena ad testificandum, relevance of SALN, what is betrayal of public trust, etc. i hope that TV networks and the news outfits could explain these, specially now that the big networks have their own news channels now.
nevertheless, here’s the link to the Senate Live Video Streaming of the Corona impeachment. so far, it’s been buffering. i’m not sure how PREGINET is holding the traffic.
update: GMA News streams Day 4 of hearing here.