By Cita Garcia
In July 2008. Archbishop Angel Lagdameo said, “ In the past few years up to today, we have watched how corruption has become endemic , massive, systemic, and rampant in our politics. Corruption is a moral and social cancer.
These days we are witnessing as the bitter exchanges of words between COMELEC Chair SIXTO BRILLIANTES argued against the unassailable stand of Atty. Ferdinand Rafanan are taking place. Last night, I watched as Senator Peter Cayetano moved for the deferment of the confirmation of the appointment of S. Brilliantes. He should not be confirmed.
This morning Atty. James Jimenez said that the charges against the three(3) Comelec personnel charged with overpricing the Ballot secrecy folders were not proven? Paano nangyari that they were meted a suspension of one year, reduced to 6 years at the instance of COMELEC Chair Brilliantes if the charges were not proven?
Besides what is the Chairman doing with the Ombudsman ( interim) pleading for the reduction of the suspension period and when it was reduced to 6 months humihirit pa na iabsuelto na daw ni Atty. Rafanan?
I voted last election without any ballot secrecy folder, actually, there was no need for that che che borreche. It was procured without any public bidding, isn’t this against the law?
Why is the Chairman of COMELEC lawyering for those culprits, as against someone know for his integrity and unassailable honesty? All that Brillinates could say was? Maraming galit kay Rafanan sa Comelec!” is that a reason? Not a brilliant reason. He is the example of one who is angry at Rafanan because Rafanan is too honest who would not give in to what he was asking- Brilliantes was asking Rafanan to absolve the culprits.
Talagang endemic and corruption dito. President NOYNOY committed a grave error in appointing someone who had practiced his law profession at the COMELEC. Maraming hindi galit sa kanya because maraming gracia na dumating sa mga employees ng COMELEC before.