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Syndicated hypocrisy CROSSROADS Jonathan De la Cruz 06/04/2012

Monday, June 4, 2012

Syndicated hypocrisy

Jonathan De la Cruz
Syndicated hypocrisy. This is all that we can say after the President’s men hemmed and hewed and mouthed all those evasive non-sequiturs when challenged by the press to do a Corona, i.e., fully disclose their SALns for the past five years and issue an unconditional waiver on the opening of their bank accounts for proper public scrutiny.

It is regrettable if not laughable that these honorable men and ladies should be issuing out almost the same arguments to evade the issue, leading some observers to note that just as they practiced syndicated relegation of the Rule of Law in their anti-Corona campaign they have now morphed into syndicated hypocrites unworthy of public servants.

“We are not the ones on trial here,” lead House prosecutor and Iloilo Rep. Niel Tupas Jr. said adding that anyway his Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net worth (SALn) has been deposited with the House secretary general acting as custodian of all such documents for the members. When told that the secretariat needed his approval of such a disclosure he just walked away as if hearing nothing at all. Why, the guy even had the temerity to insist that he and his colleagues would not “dignify” Corona’s challenge and dismissed it as “grandstanding.” Is that not hypocrisy of the highest order? Which is precisely what his colleague, Kabataan party-list Rep. Raymond Palatino said after releasing his own SALn and signing an unconditional waiver on his bank records..... MORE

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