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Friday, June 15, 2007

Acid test

and now the end is near,
and so I face the final curtain...

I'm sure most of you are familiar with these lines from Sinatra's famous yet sometimes "fatal" (people were reportedly shot, knifed or mauled to death just singing this song) ballad. It's not a fave of mine and won't be musing on it though.

Erap's six-year plunder is expected to close today with final argument. The verdict is expected within 60 days. Of course, that's discounting the lenghty motions and appeals that may follow. Failing to convict the late dictator Marcos and his cronies for crimes they committed, this is a second chance to prove that justice, albeit slow grinding, can be enforced in our country.

Qouting the prosecution...
Estrada’s acquittal would “sound the final death knell for good governance in our country and irreversibly doom our generation to decades of abject poverty caused by the pernicious effects of continuing pervasive corruption”.