For the record, most of the charges against her have been dismissed for lack of evidence.That did not stop BS Aquino though from blaming her in his final state of the nation address.Since BS Aquino thought that he had sole control over the national budget, he also thought he had control over the other branches of government – legislative and judiciary.
We also recall that after months of relentless black propaganda by BS Aquino, a lot of Filipinos were convinced that Congress was right in impeaching former Chief Justice Renato Corona and that senator-judges were right in voting the guilty verdict at the conclusion of his trial.
Never mind the fact that during the trial, it was proven that impeachment complaints were badly-written and the charges were trumped up just to railroad the impeachment process.
Never mind when there was no pending case against her at that time that would have justified the hold departure order and her subsequent detention.
BS Aquino still talks about Arroyo’s alleged “crimes” as if they have been proven in court.
Supporters of Philippine President Benigno Simeon Aquino insist that he is the “greatest” President the country has ever had.
Now that his term is about to end, they worry about who can continue his so-called “reforms” after he leaves office.And, more importantly, before, during and after the trial, allegations that BS Aquino bribed congressmen and senators using pork barrel funds so they would vote the “guilty” verdict were already being reported.Members of the public ignored this because in their mind, thanks to the trial by media perpetuated by BS Aquino and his supporters, they were convinced that Corona was corrupt and needed to go.That was when disrespect for the country’s institutions and failure to uphold the rule of law became acceptable in Philippine society.Prior to BS Aquino’s term, most Filipinos were united against corruption.This will give Budget Secretary Florencio Abad another excuse to transfer and use the funds “saved” at the executive’s “discretion”.