PNoy spokesmen, Sandiganbayan should shut up about UN ruling

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IN resolving the dilemma facing the republic with the UN ruling on the case of President Arroyo, it will help if President BS Aquino’s press secretary and spokesmen will refrain from mimicking the President’s narcissism and no-fault thinking. They should not be deluded into thinking that the President is perfect or faultless.

That is not part of their job description. And we the people who pay their salaries and perks have a right to expect better.

It will be similarly helpful if the members of the Sandiganbayan division hearing the Arroyo case will approach the issue in the light of both law and our foreign policy.

More at stake in controversy
Everyone needs to comprehend the UN decision sensibly and coolly, and to understand its grave implications for the nation’s international standing and for our government’s initiatives within the UN system.


More is at stake in this controversy than winning debating points, or scoring on press releases.

It is unacceptable for the President’s press secretary and spokesman to dismiss the decision out of hand as just a matter of opinion.

It is irregular for Sandiganbayan justices to be issuing press statements belittling the UN panel because the issue affects our government’s entire relationship with the United Nations and its processes. This is a matter of statecraft, not propaganda.

Our government participated fully in the deliberative process of the UN Working Group against Arbitrary detention and Human Rights.

If we were unwilling to abide by the group’s decision, we should have desisted from participating.

We could have copied China’s refusal to take part in the arbitration case we filed against China’s actions in the South China (West Philippine) Sea before the UN arbitration tribunal. At this point, when the tribunal has not yet ruled on the issue, there is absolutely nothing that anyone can do to force China to abide by certain principles of international law and convention.

Respect due process
With respect to the case of President Arroyo, our government’s best course is to respect the UN group’s recommendation and accord the former president all her rights to due process, including bail. There should be no consent to our being tagged as a human rights violator.

To bring the controversy under control, the President should order his press secretary and spokesmen to shut up and cool it. He should realize that the noises they are making remind people of the rantings of such people as Uganda’s Idi Amin and Haiti’s Duvaliers whenever they disagreed with the UN or a respected international body.

Similarly, the Supreme Court Chief Justice should advise the Sandiganbayan division handling President Arroyo’s case not to engage in a publicity battle, and to keep the issue strictly within the bounds of law.

The priority now should be to spare the nation undue embarrassment and diminution of support for its dispute with China.

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  1. in case of conflict , the primacy of our constitution supervenes over the UN decision. Plunder is nonbailable . GMA is malingering of neck problem. Remember, when she was allowed to go on bail for another case, she was roaming around Pampanga immediately visiting her constituents. However ,when the plunder case was filed she was riding on a wheelchair. Just like enrile, out on bail due to frailties but suddenly reported to the senate and plan to have plenary debate. GMA is flight risk.

    • >>> For everybody information. GMA remaining allegedly case is about PCSO. She and others were charged together in the same case PLUNDER with the same bunch of witnesses presented along with their statemen under oath.
      That OTHERS CO-ACCUSED WERE GRANTED BAIL by the SANDIGAN BAYAD. WHILE GMA WAS NOT.

      Ang administration ito no BSC-Aquino3rd…. maraming ginago, ginagago at gagaguhin mga abugado at husgado.

      SO HELL TO THIS GOVERNMENT STRAIGHT PATH IS S SIMPLY STRAIGHT FUCK !!!

    • Are you an idiot? If the evidence in any case is weak, it must be BAILABLE even if it is murder!

      That’s your Cory Constitution speaking!

      You’ve been listening to the idiots in Malacanang too much.

  2. PNoy exhibits a self-centred and reactive behaviour, never been posed as proactive. Possessing a vindictive , satanic, and ill minded creature.

  3. Tony Valenciano on

    The foot and mouth disease of Pnoy’s subaltern on the case of human rights violations inflicted on former President and now Congress woman Gloria Arroyo, show incompetence without doubt.

  4. Run to the UN when they want help, dismiss the UN when they tell them they are violating human rights.

  5. Abnoy and all of his minions should go back to school I mean kinder 1 to be reeducated. All of them are scatterbrains. This administration is so incompetent employing inept creatures. They should be shut down.

  6. if we can not respect the UN recomendation therefore do not also expect that CHINA will also respect the decision of UN

  7. >>> Tunay na pinatutunayan lamang ng pamahalaan ito ni Abnoy BSC-Aquino3rd, ng kaniyang attack dogies at ngayon nasapian at nainfected ng “Abnoy Virus” na Sandigan Bayad na sila ay sadyang MANGMANG O INUTIL SA BATAS NG BANSA AT NG INTERNATIONAL LAWS. Simpleng ‘ PROFESSIONAL ETHICS AND BEHAVIOUR ” HINDI ALAM.

    Sabi nga ng yumaong Senator Joker Arroo….. ANG ATING BANSA AY KAUNA-UNAHAN SA HISTORY NA NAGKAROON NG PAMAHALAAN NI BSC-AQUINO3RD MISTULANG O DAIG PA NG ISANG “SCHOOL STUDENT COUNCIL” .

  8. Tandaan na lang natin sa susunod na eleksyon kung gusto pa natin ang ganitong klaseng administrasyon. Nakakahiya ang kapal ng mga mukha.

  9. Leodegardo Pruna on

    What else could we get from incompetent people and their boss who is equally incompetent. God bless the Philippines.

  10. I would think that these people will open their mouth without the president’s approval,BSA is quiet about all these so he can have denial if asked,that’s the way it goes in his “leadership”.

    • Bonifacio Claudio on

      “ME ME ME” when things go right; “YOU YOU YOU” when things go wrong… Oh, Diyos na mahabagin “Dito sa bayan kong sawi KALILUHAN ang siyang nangyayaring BAYANI”…