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The blame game NO HOLDS BARRED Armida Siguion-Reyna 01/25/2011

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The blame game

NO HOLDS BARRED
Armida Siguion-Reyna
01/25/2011
And this is how it’s played: A group of people get together, analyze what’s going on, realize there’s something wrong and that the fault could get traced to them, so before that happens they point an accusing finger at others, in order to free themselves of whatever responsibility.

For instance, the Department of Justice says the New People’s Army killed botanist Leonard Co, farmer Julius Borromeo and forest guard Sofronio Cortez, November last year in Leyte. The DoJ likewise accused the Lopez-owned Energy Development Corp. (EDC) with “reckless imprudence” for failing to inform its three employees that they were to work in a known communist work area. Sinisi ang lahat, puwera lang ang military.

That Co and his group were caught in crossfire his scientist friends’ investigation hotly contests. The trees, they point out even in Facebook, are mute witnesses, as the bullets that hit them were from the side of the military. But whatever story the trees have to tell seem to bear no impact on the side DoJ investigators assistant state prosecutor Diosdado Solidum Jr., Bryan Cacha and NBI lawyer Romulo Asis have taken in their report: “The military or state forces could not be charged with criminal acts because their activities in the area were due to a legitimate military action.”

Kung baga, kahit na sino pa ang bumaril, hindi na mahalaga. Basta, “The military or state forces could not be charged with criminal acts…”.... MORE

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URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/commentary/20110125com4.html

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