THE biggest crime of President BS Aquino is his wanton destruction of the rule of law. He is a proud example to criminal elements of how to flush the statutes and the Constitution down the toilet, how to ignore the High Court, how to bribe congressmen and senators, how to make the Secretary of Justice and the Ombudsman mere political tools and doers of selective justice, how to reward incompetent law enforcement officers and thereby make sordid murders and homicides soar.
The active works of injustice and betrayal of the rule of law are the vilest crimes of this PCOS-machine produced commander-in-chief of the armed forces, topmost director of the national police and President of the Philippine Republic. That is why we were hoping Vice-President Binay’s True State of the Nation would give some weight to this subject. We were disappointed when he did not even touch on it. Someone is sure to ask him why, considering that he and his family have been victims of the BS Aquino regime’s perversion, destruction, demolition of the rule of law.
President Aquino has used our laws, and our law-enforcement officials, and his share of law-making powers serve his partisan goals from Day One of his presidential tenure.
Remember his very first Executive Order? EOs are, somewhat, a president’s share in the lawmaking function that constitutionally belongs only to congressmen and senators. EOs are like laws that must be enforced. BS Aquino’s first EO was the creation of the Philippine Truth Commission with the stated purpose of digging the dirt in the Macapagal-Arroyo presidency. But the Supreme Court immediately struck down that EO precisely because the Truth Commission being created had the declared purpose of persecuting the officials of the previous administration.
This episode in BS Aquino’s history as Philippine president reveals his anti-rule of law, unjust and vindictive mentality. The Truth Commission EO was written precisely to go after people belonging to the class of people who are former Macapagal-Arroyo officials and employees. But laws–and EOs and Administrative orders and any kind of rule– cannot be made for the purpose of gunning for one class of people. The legal principle of giving equal protection of the law to every citizen justly proscribes laws, orders and rules targetting a particular type of people. Every law must apply to everyone.
This unlawful mindset is behind all the injustices, all the acts of vindictiveness, such as the bribery of congressmen and senators so they would file impeachment articles against then Chief Justice Renato Corona, try him and find him guilty.
This anti-rule of law mindset is also why he cannot see that certain best friends must be removed from office because they are simply no good. That he must not bribe lawmakers to do what he wants done. That he must not usurp the power and duties of lawmakers to decide on how taxpayers’ money should be allocated (the Congress’ power of the purse) by instituting the illegal and unconstitutional Disbursement Acceleration Program. That he must make sure that his Justice Secretary must not do selective justice but indict all corrupt officials and lawmakers who, together with Janet Lim Napoles, created and used fake associations of poor families so hundreds and hundreds of millions of pork barrel funds to go into their own pockets.
From all indications Mr. Aquino and the Liberal Party leaders are doing all they can to make sure that their chosen men and women win in 2016. That way the next president will not press charges against Aquino et al, for their crimes.
Their presidential candidate, BS Aquino’s annointed one, is DILG Secretary Mar Roxas. They will pressure Comelec Chairman Any Bautista and the other Comelec commissioners to use the Smartmatic PCOS machines in 2016 to guarantee Mar Roxas’ victory.
Thus will injustice, mendacity, corruption and hypocrisy — the hallmarks of Aquino’s Dang Matuwid administration–continue to be the main characteristics of our unhappy Republic’s government.