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Correcting the past or repeating it? FRONTLINE Ninez Cacho-Olivares 03/09/2011

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Correcting the past or repeating it?

FRONTLINE
Ninez Cacho-Olivares
03/09/2011
With Noynoy’s open marching orders to his Liberal Party mates in the House of Representatives to impeach Merceditas “Merci” Gutierrez, LP senators were quick to claim they had no such marching orders from Noynoy by way of handling Merci’s impeachment in the Senate and stressed that they were not present during that luncheon meeting with the LP allies in Malacañang.

Maybe so, since this order to prosecute Merci was mainly for the House to do — at that stage of the impeachment game.

Noynoy did get what he wanted from his LP allies. The House justice committee, as predicted, voted overwhelmingly to find probable cause in the two impeachment complaints, which must have pleased the Malacañang tenant and his sycophants in the House no end, as his orders were heeded. But the question is, will the LP senators and other allies of Noynoy in the Senate who will act as judges also heed an order from Noynoy to convict Merci — not on the merits of the case, but on partisan lines?.... MORE

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