Erap: Guilty and Not Guilty

Posted by Abdel Kadz on Tuesday, September 11, 2007 with No comments

So the verdict is finally out. Pareng Erap is not guilty of perjury (criminal offense of making false statements under oath) but is "guilty beyond reasonable doubt" with the plunder charge he's accused with and he will now be spending the rest of his life in prison (reclusion perpetua).

After all the exposes made regarding the alleged jueteng protection racket, malversation of tobacco excise funds, P189.7 million commission from purchases of Belle Corporation shares by the SSS and the GSIS, and the infamous Jose Velarde account, down to the verdict that was handed out by Sandiganbayan, has the Philippines finally seen justice? I guess not. The current administration seems to have skeletons of their own locked up somewhere.

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