Wait­ing for a clearer pic­ture

Sun.Star Davao - - OPINION -

YOU can’t say it’s pol­i­tics when the lead­ers of the or­ga­ni­za­tions of those work­ing for the Ju­di­ciary are the ones speak­ing up be­cause them be­ing in the Ju­di­ciary, we know they are not stupid enough to be play­ing pol­i­tics. They have an in­de­pen­dence to up­hold, they have their cred­i­bil­ity to pro­tect, they have their whole life’s com­mit­ment at stake. Thus, we can­not help but stop on our tracks and ask: What is re­ally hap­pen­ing?

This af­ter, elected lead­ers of the dif­fer­ent or­ga­ni­za­tions within the ju­di­ciary come out with a let­ter ap­peal­ing for Chief Jus­tice Maria Lour­des Sereno to step down.

“Kami po ay nananawa­gan, para na rin po sa ka­pakanan ng buong sam­bayanang Pilipino na kayo po ay bum­aba na sa puwesto at mag­bitiw bi­lang punong mahistrado o Chief Jus­tice,” the let­ter read.

Sig­na­to­ries to the let­ter are Philip­pine Judges As­so­ci­a­tion pres­i­dent Judge Felix Reyes, Philip­pine As­so­ci­a­tion of Court Em­ploy­ees pres­i­dent Maria Fe Maloloy-On, Supreme Court Assem­bly of Lawyers Em­ploy­ees pres­i­dent Rene En­ciso, and Supreme Court Em­ploy­ees As­so­ci­a­tion pres­i­dent Er­win Oc­son.

True, there has been ex­poses of cor­rup­tion in the Ju­di­ciary, but as an in­sti­tu­tion, the Ju­di­ciary still man­ages to weather through the shenani­gans of the hood­lums in robes. What is it that these court judges, court em­ploy­ees, SC lawyers and SC em­ploy­ees see?

We can only spec­u­late, and be­cause we can only spec­u­late, then it is best for us to wait at the sidelines so the is­sue does not get mud­dled as it al­ready is. That does not mean that we will ig­nore what is hap­pen­ing. This is the Philip­pine ju­di­ciary at stake. But not be­ing part of the ju­di­ciary, and not know­ing any­thing that’s go­ing on in­side, let’s watch with keen eyes as the au­thor­i­ties re­veal the root of all these, and then we de­mand what must be done.

There’s no sense, re­ally, to go on a rampage blindly and de­stroy an in­sti­tu­tion just by cre­at­ing chaos. It’s just like what the in­ter­est groups against the Pres­i­dent are do­ing, us­ing the Se­nate and go­ing around in the United States to create chaos, and who’s go­ing to suf­fer for that? The Filipino peo­ple.

Ob­vi­ously, some­one is ben­e­fit­ting from chaos, and it is def­i­nitely not the Filipino peo­ple. Ergo, let us not fall into that trap.

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