Monday, October 29, 2007

Jail the Plunderer!

Joseph Estrada became the president when the country was at its lowest. Even his first State of the Nation Address highlighted the fact the the nation is bankrupt. Despite that, he continued with his scheme and ordered the government to invest its money so that he can earn commissions from it. There were many other charges against him but the prosecution decided to focus on a few cases in order to finish the proceedings early and to increase the chances of getting a conviction.

For 6 years, Estrada arrogantly denied any wrongdoing. For Six years, he projected the image of a righteous fighter.
"Estrada told reporters he would not accept pardon from President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, his former vice-president who replaced him when he was ousted by a popular revolt in January 2001.

Estrada said pardons would be for those who were guilty. If pronounced guilty by the Sandiganbayan on Wednesday, Estrada said he would leave his Tanay estate and go to the New Bilibid Prisons in Muntinlupa City."
Kudos to the prosecution, the almighty Erap was convicted beyond reasonable doubt. And yet, he's free. Not a single day in jail.

Punish the Plunderers. Don't let this be a precedent.

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