Like a bolt of lightning from the clear blue sky, the news came out recommending the indictment of Senators Jinggoy Estrada, Manong Johnny Enrile and Bong "PANDAY” Revilla.
Momentarily, we may heave a sigh of relief just thinking out loud that the wheels of justice move slowly at a snail's pace. Not too long ago, we witnessed how a Chief Justice of the Supreme Court was unseated by the Senate Impeachment Court presided over by Manong Johnny Enrile who is now fighting for his political life.
Also, we heard the bombastic condemnation of Bong "PANDAY” Revilla at the height of the video- scandal investigation against Dr. Heiden Kho resulting into the latter's cancellation of his license to practice his profession as a physician. I am reminded at this point by the biblical story about an adulteress who was condemned to death by stoning after a public trial. But truth and behold, Jesus told the crowd, "He who is without sin among you, let him be the first to throw a stone at her."
Feeling unsatisfied, still there are more questions than answers that have surfaced as we brace for this unprecedented development when incumbent senators are charged for a non-bailable offense of plunder. I dare say, the number of high-level officials who face the prospect of incarceration may not reflect the whole picture of controversial figures who have yet to be implicated if we consider the magnitude of amount which is reportedly being stolen from public coffers which is in billions of pesos.
I commend the Ombudsman for the speedy disposition of the plunder complaint and hope that charges can really be proven. AFTER ALL, it is one thing to charge a person with an offense, and it is another thing to prove his culpability and conviction.