Almost untouchable Merceditas Gutierrez - example of abused democracy
March 14, 2011 3:08am CST
I am shaking my head in disbelief when I hear that it is highly possible Merci could escape impeachment and continue to sit on charges against corrupt people of the land because in the senate, it only takes 7 senators to save her shameless behind. Why are we Filipinos have to suffer with all the injustices just to save this shameless henchwoman of a corrupt ex-president? These people abused democracy by hiding under the veil of technicality, while they pocketed millions of Filipinos' money. When will these people develop shame?
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15 Mar 11
She has rich and powerful backers so I dont think she is wanting when it comes to representations. What we should feel mercy for are the Filipinos whose lives diminished more because of the corruption perpetuated by her backers which Mercing taga protected. I dont think she deserves any mercy. Only real victims do.
14 Mar 11
Well, just post the senators who voted against her impeachment since chances are they are also hiding something. Let's not forget about them until elections day since that's the only time that the people can get back to them by not giving their votes.
14 Mar 11
I hear Miriam Santiago may vote against it simply because she belongs to Gloria's party. If she did then I will lose the last ounce of respect for her, and I will definitely cross out her name in the next election (in any government position, even if she runs as barangay kagawad). I already lost respect to Joker. He wont be a senator today if not for the sacrifices of people who fought for democracy and clean government, and sacrificed their lives for it. He turning his back to that cause to protect Gloria and her buddies - it is such a shame and will end his career in ignonimity.
18 Mar 11
The operative words in your discusiion is 'yet' and 'highly probable', While I share the nation's dismay over the public official and the hope that justice be served (though I am not exactly a believer of our justice system), I don't think it's healthy for people to be paranoid about these information coming from news. I'm not syaing that we should ignore the issue. On contrary, we should remain vigilant about these scenarios. However, I think our news/media has the habit of instilling in the masses a bit of paranoia in these kinds of situation. I don't know exactly what the news agencies can gain (I'm a student of the field and I still don't get it). But I think that our people can see for themselves if justice is really being served instead of being programmed like a drama. If are wary of our justice system, then maybe we should petition our legistors and our dear president for an action. The system might be corrupt until noe but I believe that our judgement as a people is nearly equal as any court judgement.
15 Mar 11
Hello Green peas, I am not voting for these future elections, i feared that it's just a complete waste for me, knowing the vote that i have contributed was also nothing more than a waste.if she gets out of it then it's another sad day for people. i wouldn't even get mad if people were discriminating much of our government and some people who actually is hypocrite.
• Quezon City, Philippines
15 Mar 11
Well I guess that is the disadvantage of a democratic system where the justice could be derailed because of some simple technicalities. I think that still despite its imperfection it still is the best than being on a dictatorial state where we are not given the chance to voice out our concern like what is happening in other countries.