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Same treatment please FRONTLINE Ninez Cacho-Olivares 01/29/2011

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Same treatment please

Ninez Cacho-Olivares
There should be enough prima facie evidence of plunder against Angie Reyes and all the other chiefs of staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), before and after him. But will the Ombudsman, once the Senate, or some such other government office, say even Malacañang, through its Department of Justice (DoJ), file the right complaint against them?

It should be easy enough for Noynoy and his allies in the Senate, along with his DoJ to file plunder charges against Angie and all the others who came before and after him — who served under the Gloria Arroyo regime, as individuals who are identified with Gloria are automatically seen as the Aquino regime’s political foes.

Yet even the Noynoy appointees in the top military hierarchy and his new allied appointees installed in his executive department should also be investigated for the same reason, because that which is alleged to have been done during their time, whether in the military or the police, or even in other executive departments, are said to still being done today. After all, such plunderous practices are, as retired military officer George Rabusa said, part of “tradition.”

It is also easy for a new administration, along with its political allies, to quickly charge those who are seen as their political foes, but they hardly ever — if at all — move to probe one of their own, despite their awareness of that which is happening inside government offices..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/commentary/20110129com2.html


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