Never Mind If It’s Immoral So Long As It’s Legal???
Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and her men/women must really take Filipinos for fools.
They even made a show of looking like they are not being BFFs at an out of town Cabinet meeting, with reports saying “Mrs. Arroyo gave Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita, Justice Secretary Agnes Devanadera, Budget Secretary Rolando Andaya and Presidential Management Staff Director General Hermogenes Esperon Jr. the”cold shoulder” because they are among those covered by the Supreme Court ruling that appointive officials running in the election ‘are deemed resign’.
A sixth Cabinet man, chief presidential legal counsel Raul Gonzales was absent simply because he’s already on the stump in Iloilo.
The truth is Arroyo has allowed her own electoral issues lawyer, Romulo Macalintal to help these Cabinet men and peddle the stupid premise that the SC ruling “is not yet final and executory.”
We want to clarify with the high court that there is a seeming conflict between two provisions of Republic Act No. 8436—one that says that those officials will be considered as resigned upon the start of the campaign period and that which says that any unlawful acts or omissions applicable to candidates takes effect at the start of the campaign period,
This argument is the hallmark of Arroyo reign: ramming through morally questionable actions simply on the basis of these being legal!
Hey, even now that the electoral bids of appointive officials are being sent to the dustbin the concerned officials are usurping their offices, peddling their influence, and displaying utter lack of delicadeza and respect for public sentiment.
Is it even any wonder that 7 out of 10 Filipinos DO NOT TRUST Arroyo???
As the week drew to a close 5 of the 6 thick-skinned personages sent in their resignation. Ha!