Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Consequences of the culture of impunity

Manuel Laserna Jr. with Eldrin Cruz and 11 others.
9 hrs

As in the case of the late Mayor Espinosa who was murdered right inside the city jail of Baybay, Leyte, I smell mass murder by the Misamis Occidental police in the current case of Mayor Parojnog and his wife, brother and security men.

I do not foresee that justice will be served on the bereaved families of the victims as long as Duterte occupies Malacanang Palace.

I do not trust the PNP Internal Affairs Service (IAS) and the PNP CIDG to disobey Duterte.

I do not expect any meaningful action from the Senate other than conducting a pro forma investigation "in aid of legislation" and a routine report stating its recommendations.

The Marcos Dark Age is back. And the Filipinos, if we believe the SWS and Pulse Asia surveys, seem to accept it as the new normal under the violent and autocratic Duterte Regime.

The consequences of the culture of impunity would be:

* the total destruction of the Philippine Criminal Justice System,

* the collapse of the Rule of Law,

* the complete deterioration of peace and order and homeland security in our nation, and

* the radical downgrading of our national economic productivity and income as the new "murder capital of Asia."

In the end, unless the nation awakens, the ultimate victims of all of the above scenarios would be the Filipino People themselves. That's what the history of the Marcos Regime teaches us.
Nagkunwaring patay na para hindi mapuruhan sa pamamaril umano ng pulisya sa mga miyembro ng pamilya Parojinog ang isang nakaligtas sa madugong raid sa Ozamiz…