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Tarnishing the presidency FRONTLINE Ninez Cacho-Olivares 03/23/2011

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Tarnishing the presidency

FRONTLINE
Ninez Cacho-Olivares
03/23/2011
Incredible but true. We have a president who not only blatantly dips his entire hand into congressional moves, specifically the impeachment of Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez, but even goes public by lauding the congressmen who early yesterday morning, voted resoundingly to impeach her as “our heroes of today.”

His statement was followed up his mouthpiece, Edwin Lacierda, who said: “By doing so, the House has put an end to the long era of impunity that tarnished our institutions and made a mockery of the bedrock principle of accountability enshrined in our Constitution. This is the glory of democracy: where the law applies to all, where scrutiny exempts no one, and where accountability is for our institutions to exact.”

The problem with these pharisees in Malacañang is that even as they mouth all these “noble” statements of the principle of accountability, of the glory of democracy, of the law being applied to all, of transparency, of scrutiny exempting no one, is that they exempt themselves from all these..... MORE

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