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Panganiban’s comeuppance CROSSROADS Jonathan De la Cruz 06/20/2012

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Panganiban’s comeuppance

CROSSROADS
Jonathan De la Cruz
06/20/2012
Comeuppance: A deserved rebuke or penalty; castigation, chastisement, punishment, correction, desert(s), discipline, nemesis, penalty, wrath; reprisal, retaliation, retribution, revenge, vengeance; assessment, charge, fine, mulct; example, sentence; confinement, imprisonment, incarceration; condemnation, damnation, denouncement; censure, criticism, rebuke, reprimand, reproof.

Finally, he got his comeuppance. This was how a friend of mine received the news that former Chief Justice (CJ) Artemio Panganiban has been charged with libel before the Makati City RTC by businessman Herminio Disini. A self-made man, this friend of mine was part of a group of investors who were at the receiving end of one of Panganiban’s decisions which he claimed was “utterly baseless” and unavailing. He said that not only did they lose the case, they were embarrassed no end as they were able to wangle a “win-win” compromise in international arbitration based on exactly the same set of arguments and facts as Panganiban’s.

Well, if it is any consolation, I told him that based on reports it was also Panganiban who convinced then CJ Hilario Davide Jr. to inveigle, if we may call it such, the Supreme Court (SC) to acquiesce to the unfinished impeachment trial of then President Erap Estrada and then proceed to Edsa to administer the oath to then Vice-President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo..... MORE
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