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Selective justice — Noy style EDITORIAL 07/30/2011

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Selective justice — Noy style

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07/30/2011
In his claimed fight against corruption, Noynoy stated in his second speech to the nation that this fight is personal to him, saying that “what is right is personal. Making people accountable — whoever they may be — is personal... because we have all been victimized by corruption. What is wrong remains wrong; regardless of how it has been allowed to persist. We cannot simply let it pass. If we ignore the crimes of the past, they will continue to haunt us. And if we do not hold people accountable, they will do it again and again.”

Fine words, but what he really means by the fight against corruption being personal to him is nothing but his personal vendetta against his predecessor, Gloria Arroyo.

This was made much too clear when he appointed, a week before his State of the Nation Address, an accused plunderer, Lt. Gen. Gaudencio Pangilinan Jr (ret). as his new chief of the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor), who the other day took his oath of office before the Department of Justice chief, where the case against him is still pending. But didn’t Noynoy say the fight is personal to him, whoever they may be?

Apparently, like her boss, Leila de Lima also embraces selective justice as well as indulges herself in trial and conviction by publicity but only against the presidential foes, as she gave nary an objection to an accused plunderer being sworn in by her as the new BuCor chief.... MORE

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