When a kid is shy, feels threatened or scared, it is more than usual that the kid would hide behind his mother’s skirts.
It is turning out like the government-announced threat of a rice crisis was to justify the increase of the price of the staple and draw interest to the chaos expensive rice can create, and draw away focus on the ZTE-NBN corruption case.
Even if it was so, many Filipinos will still see the attempt to obscure from popular sight the vulgar and grizzly actions of people close to Malacañang to charge the Filipino population an extra amount of more-less $250million dollars in the over-priced contract with a China company for a national broadband network.
Almost simultaneous and actually as if well-timed is the High Court’s decision not to allow the Legislative branch to draw the true answers to three questions from the now good Chairman of the CHEd. Instead, they allowed him to invoke executive privilege or simply they have given him a little more skirt to hide in.
The three questions were: If GMA followed-up on the NBN project after she was told of a bribe attempt; If then NEDA director general Neri was directed to give it priority; and, If he was ordered to approve the deal after she came knew off the bribe.
It was by mandate of the Constitution that the three branches of government are independent and ‘coequal’ to each other, and to be a check and balance to each other, to assure that they serve above all the wider Filipino nation.
What happened is the high court has protected the president and whoever is near the president with a ‘cloak of immunity’ from being accountable to the people who have chosen her to manage and lead the country at a time that the right for her to lead is now widely questioned and the call for her to step-down is popular.
This cloak of immunity has prevented us little-people-on the fringes from knowing the real score if we have voted for that person as president, or if we are truly being led and managed by a really good, honest and God-fearing person.
Is this truly a government for the people, of the people, by the people? Is it a democracy or another autocracy in the making? #