Pardon For Ex-Convict Romeo Jalosjos?
Former Zamboanga Del Norte Congressman Romeo Jalosjos wants to push the envelope beyond have benefited from what Malacanang called its “ministerial” action of cutting short his double life sentence for raping an 11-year old girl.
Like former president Erap Estrada who’s had his political rights restored to him, Jalosjos wants President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo to grant him absolute pardon.
Perhaps he was just flushed with joy over his release from 13 years in the national penitentiary.
At first he told newsmen he wanted a new trial. Then when asked the titillating issue about the possibility of re-entering politics Jalosjos’ eyes lit up and used the ‘P’ word.
His lawyers were not beside him so Jalosjos can perhaps be forgiven his ignorance of the law.
Having already served his sentence, ex-convict Romeo Jalosjos no longer has anything over his head to be pardoned for.
Best that he sticks to his avowed mission of ministering to the material needs of his to neglected kakosas.