THE Sandiganbayan decision approving the controversial plea bargain between former military comptroller Carlos Garcia and the Office of the Ombudsman over Garcia?s P303-million plunder case shocked everyone.
Everybody thought?well, those who still believed in the country?s justice system?that the antigraft court was beyond graft.
The flabbergasted President Noy wondered whether the Sandiganbayan justices had listened to testimonies of witnesses during the televised congressional hearings on the infamous plea bargain.
Well, Mr. President, the justices were probably too busy counting: ?One for you, one for you, and one for me. Two for you, two for you, and two for me. Hating kapatid ito, ha (This is equal sharing among siblings)!
But before the honorable justices see something malicious in my comment, what I meant was they were probably too busy dividing their workloads or cases among themselves.
He he he!
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How true is the report from the Office of the Solicitor General that Sandiganbayan Presiding Justice Edilberto Sandoval was asked to inhibit himself from the Garcia plunder case, but did not?
Sandoval?s son, Rex Reynaldo, is working at the Office of the Special Prosecutor of the Office of the Ombudsman.
The young Sandoval holds the rank of Assistant Special Prosecutor 1.
The Ombudsman?s special prosecutor drafted the plea bargain agreement that Justice Sandoval and his fellow justices approved recently.
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Those stupid cops in Gerona, Tarlac province, who entertained a frivolous robbery complaint against the management of Isdaan, a huge restaurant complex in the town, got back at the owner whom they suspected of complaining to me.
On April 16, this column cited the robbery complaint of Reginald Limbao, an Isdaan customer, who lost some items inside his car he left in the restaurant?s parking lot.
Perhap the management could be liable for the loss in a civil case, but not in a criminal case.
The cops accepted the criminal complaint and filed it in the Tarlac Prosecutor?s Office.
Could it be because they probably wanted to get back at the management for not giving them the privilege of eating in the restaurant for free?
Just thinking aloud.
The prosecutor was reported to have said in a voice loud enough for the respondents to hear: ?Idismis na natin ito, idismis na natin ito (Let?s dismiss this case)!?
Now, if this prosecutor wants to dismiss the case, why did he have to say it out loud?
What was he trying to drive at?
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To my fellow sports shooters:
The 3rd Ramon Tulfo Cup invitational shoot fest will be held at the Quezon City Police firing range of Camp Karingal on Saturday and Sunday.
As usual, proceeds of the competition will go to the Ramon Tulfo, Good Samaritan, Foundation.
The foundation conducts medical missions, gives scholarships to bright but poor students, and helps disaster victims and the oppressed.
The competition is organized by Manila Rifle, Pistol Sports Club (MRPSC) Inc. under its president, Gerry Lazaro.