True to its audacity in twisting words and covering up its own transgressions, Malacañang hailed Makati Mayor Junjun Binay’s voluntary departure as a triumph of the rule of law.
Palace spokesman Edwin Lacierda was quoted as saying, “Indeed, today is a good day for the rule of law, and there is certainly no place for mob rule in modern civil society.”
Junjun’s earlier refusal to yield the Mayor’s office led to a scuffle between his supporters and policemen sent to serve the Office of the Ombudsman’s six-month suspension order against him.
The mayor is still waiting for a temporary restraining order from the Court of Appeals (CA).
Immediately, Vice Mayor Romulo Peña Jr. of the ruling Liberal Party assumed office as acting Makati City mayor.
Come to think of it, Noynoy Aquino and his mascot Mar Roxas have only themselves to blame for instigating the confrontation.
It is obvious that Roxas is using his position and the Philippine National Police to harass the Binays. Hindi na nahiya talaga.
It’s all part of the veiled vendetta aimed to stop Vice President Jojo Binay from shooting for the presidency in May 2016.
On Noynoy’s dictate, the Senate blue ribbon committee, otherwise known now as a kangaroo court, has conducted extra-judicial proceedings against the Binays.
For as long as VP Binay tops the ratings for presidential candidates, expect the Senate to continue its kangaroo court’s moro-moro or trial by publicity against him and his family.
The Ombudsman, on order of Malacañang, has clearly resorted to selective justice, mostly pursuing cases against political enemies including Binay.
Meanwhile, massive graft and corruption continue in various departments and branches of the government, including the Departments of Budget and Management, Defense, Agriculture, Social Welfare and Development, Transportation and Interior and Local Government.
While Conchita Carpio-Morales has gone after Junjun Binay for “overpricing” in the construction of the Makati Science High School, the Ombudsman has turned a blind eye to massive irregularities at DA, DSWD and DOTC.
Only a few days ago, the rampant irregularities in the P62 billion Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) program were exposed.
No one has been held responsible for the perennial Metro Rail Transit (MRT) woes since the DOTC was administered by Roxas and later relegated to his protégé.
An irate Morales on Wednesday strongly denied talks of “selective justice,” citing the dismissal of PNP scalawag Alan Purisima.
No, the suspension and dismissal of Purisima does not qualify as “fair justice,” especially if this criminal is not put behind bars.
He is not among Noynoy’s LP cronies who are culpable for fleecing the national budget for multi-billion pesos in priority development assistance fund (PDAF) and Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) funds.
By the way, whatever happened to the Ombudsman’s investigation into the Mamasapano massacre which Purisima has a lot to do with?
We also do not expect Carpio to press charges against the second and third batches of officials involved in the PDAF scam.
We can never expect the Ombudsman to file charges against Noynoy’s bagman Butch Abad and the likes of Proceso Alcala.
But, in lieu of the failed Bangsamoro Basic Law, we can expect Noynoy’s final State of the Nation Address (SONA) to highlight Junjun’s suspension.
And we can expect more lies and twisted facts about the real sad, sad state of the sham matuwid na daan.
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