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Recall and retaliation EDITORIAL 07/01/2011

Friday, July 1, 2011

Recall and retaliation

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07/01/2011
What was going on in the mind of Justice Secretary Leila de Lima in calling a press conference to present supposed new witnesses in the unresolved Vizconde massacre case that apparently was meant to again implicate the same personalities already acquitted by the Supreme Court (SC) was too obvious: Recall and retaliation.
Recall was for her 2013 senatorial ambitions as a coup in her public career which would be most accessible by sticking to the celebrated case and digging up old bones, including those consigned to lie in peace.

Retaliation was meant for the SC that had already ruled exonerating Hubert Webb and all his other co-accused in the case. The apparent motive of De Lima was to hand the tribunal a slap on its face by bringing out the new witnesses against Webb and company after it already ruled to throw out the charges based on one dubious witness Jessica Alfaro, a National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) asset..... MORE

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