February 13, 2007

How quickly we forget . . .

On December 7, 2000, a distinguished member of the House of Representatives stood up in the Halls of the Philippine Senate and declared that "we cannot have a country run by a thief." That member of the House was Joker Arroyo, who later rode his participation as a prosecutor in the impeachment trial of Joseph Ejercito Estrada to a Senate seat in the elections of 2001.

Yesterday, Joker P. Arroyo filed his certificate of candidacy as senator under the administration ticket of Gloria Arroyo, who is widely suspected of stealing, if not money directly, then at least the elections of 2004.

Sir, seven years ago, you said this: "We cannot have a country run by a thief."

How quickly we forget.

1 comment:

martin said...

Indeed, we cannot have a country run by a thief. But as you said yourself: Gloria Arroyo, who is widely suspected of stealing, if not money directly, then at least the elections of 2004.

Mere suspicion is not tantamount to guilt.

Let's not cast the first stone I would say.