Posted by akosistella on April 21, 2010
FROM THE VERY START, it was clear that what would be blind was not the administration of justice but the justice secretary, and that he would be blind to the ethical dilemmas his background would present in an election year. Having been President Macapagal-Arroyo’s and her ruling coalition’s election lawyer, Alberto Agra brings to the position of justice secretary a particular kind of expertise more useful in a partisan sense, and with that expertise comes the dilemma of his past services and their impact on his present decisions.
Daily Tribune: Birds of same feather
Joey Salceda, Albay governor who defected to the Liberal Party (LP) a few days ago, won’t be able to live down his “no palabra de honor” reputation.
He may not know it, but he has lost more than what he believes he gained by joining the LP and pledging his loyalty and support to Noynoy Aquino.
Not even when he claims he turned his back on Gloria Arroyo and Lakas for “love of country” will repair the damage done to his reputation.
via Daily Tribune
Phil. Star: Getting away with everything
The news from New York over the weekend was that a 39.5-carat Brazilian diamond ring once owned by former first lady Imelda Marcos was set to be auctioned by Christie’s. The ring was first bought in 1860 by Archduke Maximilian before he was named emperor of Mexico. Imelda could afford to buy such expensive jewelry in 1983, and managed to sell it in the mid-1990s when the government was supposed to be running after ill-gotten wealth.
via Phil. Star