IT is just unfortunate that the House teleserye on the probe into the illegal drug trade at the state penitentiary did not respect the wisdom of Justice chief Vitaliano Aguirre to present the second batch of witnesses, including Marine Lt. Col. Ferdinand Marcelino.
At least one solon though backed the proposal but the decision of majority of the solons prevailed.
While this column respects how the investigation is being conducted by the honorable lawmakers, it hopes that it will be conducted more fairly and with more political will, sans blindness and the ‘padrino factor.’ But then, who is the shadow behind De Lima? This column heard that it’s called the Magnificent 7 or 4. Whatever happened to claims that somebody higher than Leila is involved in the drug brouhaha that she is drowning in right now.
Abangan ang susunod na kabanata and may the ax fall where it should.
At least, House minority leader Danny Suarez is looking beyond De Lima and up to Malacañang, noting the string of concerts held inside the national penitentiary when the embattled senator was DOJ chief. Chief Persy V. Rueda Acosta’s presence at the House probe has been well justified. De Lima should know better about PAO’s mandate in aiding poor litigants like the Bilibid inmates for equal access to justice.
The high tech shabu lab in Pampanga should provide clues on who are the actors involved in the multi-billion-peso drug trade.
Just imagine, high profile inmate Jaybee Sebastian managed to haul in profits up to more than P50 million during his short stay inside the NBP.
Watch out for more earthshaking news especially about Sen. Bongbong Marcos and the fate of drug tainted barangay officials.
By the way, a lawyer should have advised Osang Roces from admitting her being a pimp than a mistress as it incriminated herself to a criminal offense.
Meanwhile, the cocaine-sniffing senator bared by Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte should be unmasked soon. So that Filipinos will indeed enjoy a happy Christmas.