So, Koko, what is “fair trial” for Sereno? PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 03 March 2018 12:00

KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS

BY Atty. BATAS MAURICIO

LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… Follow justice and justice alone, so that you may live and possess the land the Lord your God is giving you…” (Deuteronomy 16:20, the Holy Bible).

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SO, MR. SENATE PRESIDENT, WHAT IS “FAIR TRIAL” FOR SERENO? In a society where “fair trial” and “justice” are more honored in breach rather than in fulfilment, being given an assurance of “fair trial” and “justice”, Senate President Aquilino Koko Pimentel III, is like being mocked and assured that “mob justice” is the one going to prevail.

This kind of an assurance actually sends chills, rather than peace of mind. Please remember, Mr. Senate President, that true “fair trial” and true “justice” are in reality spiritual orders which every Christian believer, like you, perhaps, should follow.

Consider these: “‘Do not pervert justice; do not show partiality to the poor or favoritism to the great, but judge your neighbor fairly...” (Leviticus 19:15; Deuteronomy 16:19, 20). May God be glorified in what you and your political allies intend to do, Koko!!!

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IS SERENO THE ONLY ONE WITH MENTAL DISTURBANCE? Along the same lines, I wish to ask those who have been saying that Sereno has shown symptoms of mental disturbance: is she the only one who is displaying symptoms of mental disturbance?

Is it not a fact, as shown by findings by experts that came out in 2017, one in five Filipinos have mental problems—which means that, if there are 100 million of us right now, some 20 million are afflicted with madness?

Here is what the Bible says about “madness, blindness . and confusion of mind”... Deuteronomy 28:15, 28: “However, if you do not obey the Lord your God and do not carefully follow all his commands and decrees I am giving you today, all these curses will come on you and overtake you... The Lord will afflict you with madness, blindness and confusion of mind...”

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STOP YOUR PRETENSE ABOUT PRESS FREEDOM, YOU MAKE FILIPINOS PUKE!!! Once more, I am requesting those who are projecting themselves as press freedom advocates, stop your pretense! You have been very vocal with your complaints about supposed curtailment of this freedom by the Duterte government, yet, you yourselves appear to not to want press freedom.

Why am I saying this? Because you are unwilling to work to remove libel laws in the Philippines.  You want to uphold press freedom? Remove the current libel laws in the Philippines, which penalize stinging commentaries and thoughtful remarks.

Libel laws represent the one single biggest threat to press freedom, and our country even recognizes that by signing an international agreement against libel ... but, of course, many in the Philippines do not like removing our libel laws because they also would want to use it to silence their enemies....