Kiko-saddened on SC declaration to former PGMA By Jason de Asis
SENATE OFFICE, Manila, December 8, 2010-Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan is saddened in the Supreme Court’s declaration of the Aquino administration’s Truth Commission as unconstitutional and tasked to investigate former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s alleged anomalies during her term for 9 years.
Pangilinan fears the good image and reputation of the Supreme Court (SC) in their ruling that might unwittingly created public perceptions that the former president cannot be investigated and cannot be held liable for her actions. He said that the decision of the Supreme Court will surely sadden the Filipino people for it is an outright disrespect to the Filipino people by not investigating the former President to be answerable for the abuses and corruption during her administration. It will give a bad image to the SC; hence, some of the members of the SC should motion for reconsiderations.
The Senator hopes that by way of a motion for reconsideration on this adverse ruling, the Supreme Court will reconsider its position and allow the President to fulfill his campaign promises.
“With all due respect, the Supreme Court should be a partner and not a stumbling block in the Aquino administration’s anti-corruption efforts,” Pangilinan said.
The Senator, however, is still confident that the former president will inevitably be held liable for the scandals that rocked her administration.
It is an early Christmas gift for GMA, however, he still believes that GMA will be held responsible for her sins to the citizenry. (Jason de Asis)