I’m posting a comment made by one of us on the bail of Senator Juan Ponce Enrile. @canadadry has a right to be heard on this issue. It is what millions of Filipinos fought for in Edsa in 1986. – raissa
When majority of the Supreme Court Justices reverse a long standing just principle to simply accommodate an influential politician, a democratic nation claiming to have been founded on the ideals of justice, equality and fairness for all leaves its existence open to question.
It leaves more questions as to whether any man of lesser stature can hope to find justice when his turn to be judged comes. It leaves an open wound to mothers whose children languish in jail just because they have less in life. It validates that decade old festering suspicion that in this land of ours justice is just for the rich. For hard working manual laborers langusihing in Muntinlupa, in their seventies, who happen to get caught stealing an extra bag of rice for their hungry families, they who could not be given an extra hour to go home and embrace their loved ones, this smacks of privileged living.
For an ex executioner of Martial Law to be rewarded this way on the anniversary of Ninoy’s death sure is a nice gift for the freedom these Justices and our society now enjoy. Nowhere in any civilized country today can one find a bunch of Justices simply relegating a just principle the way the eight Honorable Justices conducted this Enrile affair.
What holds our society together is this sense of fairness and justice, when that sense of fairness is thrown to the winds, dear Justices, you have just broken our country apart and found cause for your irrelevance. Is this what you truly want?
It`s time to make a stand.