Indeed, as the Inquirer editor laments today; Whom to believe?.
As I mentioned in a previous article, for me, the biggest shocker in the developing story around the arrest of Ronnie Dayan and Kerwin Espinosa is that they will be going straight into yet another “Congressional probe”. The Inquirer editor, therefore, shouldn’t act so baffled as to why it is difficult to ascertain who really is telling the truth; and why “there is no process, there is no clear and nationwide effort, to hold policemen involved in illegal drugs to account.” If Mr. Editor stepped back far enough from the weeds he is trying to pluck, he will find that the very nature of the scene he beholds — a Congressional inquiry for chrissakes — is not conducive to the emergence of any truth.
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Since when, exactly, has Congress ever been a reliable source-of-truth?
Mr Inquirer Editor, I think you expect too much of Philippine Congress. In your own words, you fear how any effort to make sense of Kerwin Espinosa’s testimony will likely end up “falling for the bread-and-circus type of entertainment.”
Well, I’ve got news for you. If you want a process where there will likely be that “right balance” you seek, a Congressional inquiry is not where you will find it. There actually is a venue within which a more rigorous and a more structured process to zero in on the truth is applied; and that is a proper court of law.
Anything Congress spews is driven by political agendas. Indeed, you do not even need to be a trained thinker to be a member of Congress. You just need to be popular enough to attract the votes.
An institution of the judiciary, however, is a different matter. A court of law is governed by procedure that more closely aligns with a systematic approach to arriving at the truth via a structured debate where the quality of arguments and counterarguments is competently vetted, the standards of what constitutes evidence are clear, and the representatives of both sides formally trained in the field of logic and its application.
Sadly, in the Philippines’ showbiz culture, Congressional hearings are a lot more entertaining and the agents to whom we have entrusted mass dissemination of important information — corporate mainstream media — make lots of money off the “bread-and-circus type of entertainment” that Congressional inquiries are guaranteed to deliver.
Mr Inquirer Editor, I think you need to do a better job asking the right questions rather than merely joining the chorus of crybabies that dominate the Philippine National “Debate”.
benign0 is the Webmaster of GetRealPhilippines.com.
7 Replies to “Only fools expect the TRUTH to emerge from a Philippine ‘Congressional Inquiry’”
WHY NOT PUT BEHIND BAR THESE PEOPLE WHO WERE CAUGHT BY THE AUTHORITY. BESIDES ALL OF THEM WERE FUGITIVES. THAT IS THE POINT. IT SHOULD BE DONE LIKE THIS..NOT HAVING A COMMITTE FROM THE CONGRESS WHO MADE INVESTGATION WHICH IS DOESNT MAKE ANY SENSE.IT IS A WASTE OF TIME AND MONEY.. AGAIN MIND SETTING FOR THE DUMB FILIPINO WHO DOESNT HAVE ENOUGH MIND TO THINK AND ANALYZE WHAT IS REALLY HAPPENING IN THIS FUCKING CONGRESSIONAL PEOPLE.
be thankful guys you’re witnessing the fall of a dynasty. these guys knows nothing but to twist the philippine history and they’re all experts spin doctors to hide their evil deeds. they steal people’s money and pay the needy poor pilipinos to rally for them. they should be audited and sequester all their stolen wealth…that’s what they’re all afraid of.
The uncreative mind can spot wrong answers, but it takes a very creative mind to spot wrong questions.
Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers.
The only ones benefiting from these inquiries are the bottlers of Absolute drinking water and that’s the truth.
the absolute truth
The Court of Law is politicized by the Aquino Cojuangco political axis. They have appointed judges, justices, fiscals, etc… to do their will.
Look at the Ombudsman’s Judge Carpio Morales. She can see the “free travel” of PNP Gen. “Bato” de la Rosa. However, she cannot see the immorality of Leila de Lima. The country is now a NARCO Republic…and Carpio Morales refuse to see it.
The Judiciary system is corrupted by the Chinese Triad Mafia; and the Aquino Cojuangco political axis. This is the reality.
We go on , on the Congress and Senate investigation. We watch and see, how these Senators and Congressmen, will do with the case of Leila de Lima…
We are watching DOJ Sec. Aguirre, if he will do his job well, in prosecuting and convicting , Leila de Lima.
This criminal, who was responsible for making our country a NARCO Republic, should be hanged…we know that there are higher officials, like Aquino and Mar Roxas, who are involved in the NARCO trade. If Leila de Lima, would die for them…then she will die for their sins !
Enjoy the show !
A different view and thought. Has congressional inquires; even in America ever really done anything? Why label this a Philippine problem? It is a global problem when politicians play law enforcement games. Example Bill Clinton scandal cost America millions of dollars for what? Not a dang thing. He was not judged on his performance as a president, because he was an successful president for the country financially. This problem starts from the top we have people who cannot get along together DeLima and the president, who cares as long as they are doing their job. the problem I see with this, what laws could congress be passing to actually improve the country instead of worrying about a grown woman and a grown man who had sex and rumors about whether there was or wasn’t drugs involved. If no absolute concrete evidence can be produced move on and let’s work together to make the Philippines better.