We want to know what you think of this
By: Don Jose Fuentebella
PEACE BE WITH YOU
THe not so good news is that Erap para mahirap is hirap na
hirap na even on paper. Erap's alter ego in Bicol Region ay di
pa rin convincing in his acting performance. That's what we
get for giving Erap a 10 to 1 voting margin for Sen. Raul Roco.
Sabi ngani magdusa ka sa kaoragan mo.
really good news is that we have again a daily newspaper and
now this monthly news feature magazine. A sign the new
millenium to start on January 1, 2001 is awaiting its time
with impatience and optimism. Talagang oragon na, pan di orag
pa. Puwedeng puwede pa come hell or high oil pressures.
But the more important point is to put our house in order, on
the level, at peace in our hearts and with our fellow
creatures and with the rest of the world under the blessing of
the Supreme Being. Hallelujah!
Should we legalize our favorite pastime-PUSOY este JUETENG?
Ever since I have been in favor and endorsing its
legalization. It's time we do it and right now so that
everybody would be happy even in his unhappiness and the local
government units would not be depending so much on IRA, local
autonomy would sooner become a reality on paper and INDEED.
There would be lesser kotong cops, and presidential suspects,
and moonlighting politicos, etc. and no more libel suits. By
the way, these libel suits only incites the truth to come out
openly about the gambling lord who are of public knowledge. My
advice is for them to drop dead este to drop their suits and
just ignore those noisy media troublemasters. How about
prostitution? Yes, this one we cannot just ignore like
abogados and medicos who ignore their oath KNOWINGLY and
liked former Secretary Cuevas of Justice. He looked tired and
retired but was a good actor short of doing justice to his
job. A truly amusing entertainer. He reversed Erap but lost
Lucio Tan BIR case in court. Again he lost the
extradition of Jimenez. He should had taken the Manero mess
and pardon or parole himself by resigning (before he was
unceremonously kicked out)and give way for capable competent
Justice Secretary. He was a man of delicadeza and should had
relieved Erap of further embarrassment in like manner that he
relieved his son from prosecution by going all the way to the
apprehending policemen and no more case pronto.
IN FACTO. The accusation that money rolled in the inclusion of
Abogada Fanny Obias in the Jake Tria murder case by Justice
Cuevas must be investigated. The integrated BAR, very silent
through the years on important national and local issues, has
this opportunity to redeem itself by helping Obias in
ferreting out the truth. Our lawyers are not talking, our
judges are not talking, our fiscals are not talking because
silence is golden? In fact this is the time for lawyers to
help Erap improve the administration of justice by exposing
judges and fiscals on the wrong side of the fence but are in
position because of right connections. Think, talk and act
which lawyers have a plenty but scared or paralyzed to
utilize. We should not be ignoring the entry of judges and
fiscals who are openly living with their other women and are
favored to stay forever in position. IBP is blind or deaf or
both? Perhaps Gov. Luis Villafuerte could help as Chief
Justice Davide, as I am informed, is his classmate and fellow
seeker of right, also former Secretary Cuevas his professor.
Or General Ping Lacson making a repeat of Judge Amor
entrapment; in Naga City alone a number are loveless and
hopeless but are untouchable.
OMNIBUS. This is for all of us I presume. The cooperative way
is the best way for us who are always short of credit and
cash. But our common resources should not be treated like pork
barrel of coop directors and officials and political padrinos.
Our more competent lawyers could initiate legal actions
against these abusive and incompetent coop directors and
officials. A class suit for us consumers. Also against
politicians, mayors, congressmen, etc. who misspent public
fund for engraving their names in school buildings, bridges,
public buildings, waiting sheds, welcome structures, etc. But
do we have such who have balls? Secretary Alfredo Lim has a
point in his paint spraying campaign against drug users and
pushers. But to equalize other illegal users and protectors
should be included in his painting spree. How about sugar and
rice smugglers who are well known but untouched? Gambling
lords or protectors with right connections? Sex maniacs in
DECS, SOP percenters in DPWH, labor dealers in DOLE,
landgrabbers in DAR?
Judges and fiscals openly living with their other women? One
is known to have filed a petition for declaration of his
living first wife as dead and the
hearing judge knows it but simply remained silent? Is the
Supreme Court unaware of this inaction or case? More next