In can readily be said that one of the many serious social illnesses of this Country is the cover-up of truth, the consequent absence of justice and the ultimate evasive reality of peace. This is the misfortune of many sectors of Philippines society – notwithstanding no less than two Edsa that were staged by Filipinos precisely to overthrow the personifications of injustice and mediocrity.
For a change, it is both consoling and inspiring to know that the Department of Justice (DOJ) is presently headed by a lady with unquestionable integrity, acknowledged legal expertise plus proven courage. Time and again, this caveat is heard: “Don’t fool around with her!” And rightly so. Certainly, she is the right person in the right place.
Without the least intention of in anyway degrading the other cabinet members chosen by the incumbent President, the lady Secretary of Justice stands out in competence and dedication to her given task. Would that her person and her work be respected and appreciated, respectively. And would that those in the present administration who pretend to know more in the pursuit justice, never again tempt her to resign.
This affirmation is certainly not meant to canonize her – but merely intended to say a signal truth. She is OK – very OK!
19 NOVEMBER 2010