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Bong Revilla must strike back vs. Noynoy, De Lima, Morales PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 09 December 2018 15:51

KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS

BY Atty. BATAS MAURICIO

LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “…`and the truth shall set you free’…” (Jesus, our God and Savior who is God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, in John 8:32, Bible)

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GOD’S PLAN IN BONG REVILLA’S ACQUITTAL: As far as I am concerned, it is God, above all else, whom former Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. should give thanks to, for his acquittal last Friday, December 07, 2018, by the Sandiganbayan of the plunder charges that were filed against him in connection with the alleged P10 billion pork barrel scam involving businesswoman Janet Lim Napoles.

To me, God desired to clear Revilla from the pork barrel scam which former President Noynoy Aquino, former Justice Secretary Leila de Lima and former Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales, tried to drag him down with, along with former Senators Juan Ponce Enrile and Jinggoy Estrada. Remember, the boast then of Aquino, de Lima, and Morales was that, they had truckloads of evidence to pin him down, and the two other lawmakers who opposed the Aquino regime then.

Of course, we also wish to congratulate the defense counsel of Bong. Undeniably, their handling of his defense was exemplary, even if their attempts to free the actor-turned politician from detention while he was being tried were turned down repeatedly. I am of the view, however, that indeed God had a plan with Bong’s acquittal: to show that he, Enrile, and Jinggoy were mere victims of a travesty of justice perpetrated shamelessly by Noynoy, de Lima, and Morales, using their official positions.

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BONG REVIILA SHOULD STRIKE BACK VS. NOYNOY, DE LIMA, AND EX OMBUDSMAN MORALES: The truth of the matter is that, Revilla should now consider seriously striking back, by the filing of his own graft and corruption charges against Noynoy Aquino, de Lima, and Conchita Carpio Morales under the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act (or Republic Act 3019). Evidently the three conspired and maneuvered together to have him, Enrile, and Jinggoy, charged with an unbailable offense and therefore would be jailed, as they were in fact jailed, while the campaign for the 2016 presidential elections was in full swing.

From where I sit, it was very clear that what Noynoy, de Lima, and Morales did while they all still in power in Malacañang, at the Department of Justice (DoJ), and at the Office of the Ombudsman, in collaboration with other conspirators, was an outrageous tactical scheme to ensure that no one among Revilla, Jinggoy, and Enrile, could run either as president or vice president, in the 2016 polls.

Everybody but everybody knew (including a former justice of the Sandiganbayan who made known of his perceptions by a media interview) that the charges that were filed against the three lawmakers were hollow and unprovable. Revilla’s acquittal on Friday confirmed that perception of almost everyone who had the capacity to think for themselves, showing the emptiness of the boast of Noynoy, de Lima, and Morales that they had truckloads of evidence to make their accusations stick.

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ROTTEN SYSTEM BEING EMPLOYED BY CROOKS TO HARM THEIR “ENEMIES”: Undeniably, the employment of these underhanded schemes to subvert the justice system in the country is concededly causing fear and alarm everywhere. Our countrymen are now helplessly witnessing the wanton filing by the rich and the mighty of criminal charges against a lot of hapless people whom they perceive as obstacles to their political dreams and ambitions, even if there is no acceptable evidence to back up the charges.

The obvious intention in the filing of the cases is to cripple those who have somehow expressed an ambition to join the political fray which the rich and the mighty have come to believe as their sole prerogative and privilege. What they have forgotten though is the fact that God clearly does not sleep, even for a moment, so nothing escapes His eyes and His observation, much less the plea for assistance coming from His true believers.

I am personally aware of these kinds of maneuvers that were employed against a man who was considered by the rich and the mighty at some point in the country’s history as a dangerous thorn in the driving if dark ambition of some personalities to ascend to the highest positions in government, by hook or by crook. So they caused the issuance of harmful edicts against that person. Yet, the perpetrators did not escape the wrath of God, for they failed miserably in realizing their dreams! Indeed, thank God in the Name of Jesus, Amen!

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PLEASE LISTEN, WATCH: The free legal assistance program “Kakampi Mo Ang Batas” is back on air, thank God in the Name of Jesus, Mondays to Fridays, 7 to 8 p.m., over Star Radio Catbalogan in Western Samar, simulcast at Facebook pages “Melanio Lazo Mauricio Jr.” (www.facebook.com.attybatas) and “Star Radio Catbalogan” (www.facebook.com/starradio901). Number to send messages to, or to call, is 0977 805 9058.

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