Jojo A. Robles

Why impeach?

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The unspoken question framed by sympathizers of Malacañang seems to be: “If President Noynoy Aquino cannot be impeached, why go through the trouble at all?”

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Making up lists

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Everybody and his head executive assistant, it seems, is hell-bent on playing Santa Claus in the heat of May. You know, making up lists of the naughty and the nice.

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Serve, yield, repeat

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Serve, surrender, detain. If the process is repeated three times, most people will hopefully be convinced that justice has already been served and nothing more needs to be done.

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Na zdraví, Rychtar

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The last thing the Czech foreign office, which must be updated about the actions of its ambassador to Manila, Josef Rychtar, should do is to recall its top diplomat here – even if the administration of President Noynoy Aquino demands it. Rychtar should be allowed to continue to point out the hypocrisy of a government that declares it is against corruption, but will defend a mid-level bureaucrat who is accused of shaking down a foreign company.

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Just the beginning

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Can we all focus now on the enablers and the greedy allies? Can we get them haled to court and arrested, no matter how high their positions, as well?

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Not the solution

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To hear him talk, some people can be forgiven if they think that President Noynoy Aquino has single-handedly found the permanent solution to centuries of Muslim rebellion in Mindanao.

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Suddenly, Grace Poe

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Okay, Senator Grace Poe, I get that you’re still fuming about 2004. But now that you’ve done your part to try to divert the people’s attention away from the pork barrel scam, please rejoin the Comite de Silencio so I can start ignoring you again.

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Mar’s latest snafu

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They say that those who live in glass houses, especially in the Cubao area, shouldn’t throw stones. This is particularly true if they intend to run for President and pick socialites with controversial parents for bridesmaids at their wedding.

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Hypocrisy happens

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There is now a growing movement calling for the resignation of Budget Secretary Florencio Abad, the supposed mentor of alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles and the most prominent Executive official named in her definitive “Napolist” affidavit of beneficiaries and enablers. Abad has not given any indication that he will quit his position any time soon, which is really a mystery to me.

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‘Anyare?’

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The true irony, of course, is that a government that promised freedom of information and which leveraged the power of the Internet to get elected has worked instead, upon its assumption to power, to pass a Cybercrime law, whose draconian methods of suppression it defended all the way to the Supreme Court. As they say on the street: “Anyare?”

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