Among the few things I applauded GMA for -0 a pure evil she wasn’t — was her progressive libertarian Memo Circular No. 155 of Nov. 17, 2004, directing the forwarding of records of inmates convicted by final judgment who were 70 years sold, so they may be extended executive clemency.
So I see no reason why we should not give nonagenarian JPE–presumed innocent and a hero in many eyes for his Feb. 22, 1986 defection to the side of the people at Edsa, and for voting No! on Sept. 16, 1990 on extending foreign military presence of close to 500 years–a wider cage in which to roam.
I understand there is no jail time for convicted septuagenarians in Italy and Spain.
Convicted (for tax fraud) Ex-Premier Berlusconi, 78, is now doing community service in an old men’s home.
Way to go.
One convinced of the guilt of anyone caged without bail should not rush the trial where one in fact may walk on a technicality.
Rene A.V. Saguisag