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The truth not the commission TABLETS OF STONE Larry Faraon, OP 12/12/2010

Sunday, December 12, 2010

The truth not the commission

TABLETS OF STONE
Larry Faraon, OP
12/12/2010
Rep. Edcel Lagman and Mrs. Gloria Arroyo’s cohorts jumped with joy over the Supreme Court’s decision to tag the Truth Commission as unconstitutional. They smelled the scent of victory for their former boss and patroness. But at the end of the day, it is more of a setback for Mrs. Arroyo than for the Aquino administration.

The camp of the past administration could have wished that the Truth Commission were approved and then go on down to work on the eventual vindication of Mrs. Arroyo’s “innocence,” since the commission’s chairman is a pawn of the past administration — namely, retired SC chief, Hilario Davide.

As it is, with the disapproval of the Truth Commission, Mrs. Arroyo’s cases would be a sword of Damocles hanging unperturbed over the neck of any of the Arroyo’s retinue of corrupt elements. And that would mean sleepless nights and qualms of conscience and uncertainty over her clean bill of health.

The Truth Commission should have done that and thereby afford Mrs. Arroyo a peaceful and clear conscience and close the door on the Arroyo administration with flying colors and that history would judge her as righteous. But with the SC decision she would miss that part.... MORE

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