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Saturday, February 12, 2011

Corruption did not kill Angelo Reyes

Dear insansapinas,

Corruption did not kill Angelo Reyes; it is the feeling of hopelessness which did. If corruption really kills, except for a few, there would be no one left standing as public servant. OR they have so callused a conscience that they become insensitive to the public opinion. If I were to believe the latter, I would surmise that the late Angelo Reyes was unlike others who can live with their conscience?

In the government, your fate is decided by whoever is your patron. Even a person who committed a heinous crime can be freed if they find someone who could become their "ninong". The people accused of crime can only get a slap in the wrist if they have someone who could guarantee for them once they're exonerated from crime they have committed. That is justice in the Philippines. It is not what you are but who you know.


The last words of Angelo Reyes hinted the desperation that he's all alone in the fight. He was in the crossroad.  It was mentioned by Robles that he was taking meds because of his heart disease. There are meds which one  of the side effects  is depression. In the Philippines, when they give you the meds, thery do not bother to tell you the side effect. Here in the States, together with the meds is a paper describing the meds, the directions to use, the other meds that may bring complications and the list of possible side effects that may be experienced. Minsan mas marami pa ang side effects. Sabi ko nga papatayin ka hindi noong sakit mo kung hindi dahil saiyong gamot.  a They even advise you to contact the doctor or stop the meds if it gives you the thought of committing suicide. Chemical imbalance and great stress make people do irrational things.


For those who have lived charmed lives; no mountains to conquer, no " crocodile" to fight to achieve the goal; attended private universities; and found jobs not because of qualifications but because of the parents' connections,  the public humiliation may not kill them.



But someone who has worked hard to reach the top, the career and life built are something they feel worth protecting. The public  humiliation suffered by Reyes in the investigating committee is enough to drive him to the brink. Shame brought to him by making him helpless because he can not defend himself; shut up by a lower in rank military officer whose good manners and right conduct must have been eaten by his ego added to the bruised pride of the general.


I do not say he is innocent but he is until proven guilty. The manner by which Trillanes interrogated him could make a lawyer object on the basis of badgering a witness and putting the witness or resource person under trial when he is not the one being investigated. 

Grandstanding at its best by some lawmakers not as aid for legislation but an aid for settling a score.

Pinaysaamerika

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Amen to that mam.
~lee

cathy said...

lee,
halleujah. :)

R.O. said...

natumbok mo cathy. agree ako sa mga observations dito. thanks, i wouldnt have to psychoanalyze angelo reyes

Anonymous said...

bwahaha
~lee

cathy said...

thanks resty.

cathy said...

lee,
alam mo na kung sinong pinatutungkulan ko si va. mas malaking BAWAHAHAHA

cathy said...

resty,
kagabi nanood ako ng Bones. Isang psychologist doon ang naatasang kausapin yong serial killer bago ito napatay ng sniper. Kasamahan nila ito dati sa kanilang agency. Sa kanilang pag-uusap, sinabi ng serial killer na alam niya sa lahat, ang psychologist ang weakest link sa team members at pag ito ang naging witness, she'll walk.

Sa psychologist na may doctorate at maraming librong naisulat, naging malaki ang impact ng sinabi ng serial killer na kilala rin sa pagiging matalino.

Nawalan siya ng tiwala sa sarili at may point na gusto na niyang magsuicide.

Nahimasmasan lang siya nang malaman niyang lahat silang team members ay ganoon ang ginawa ng serial killer para mademoralized sila; magkaroon ng self-pity at insecurities sa kakayahan nila.

Ang physical pain ay madaling malunasan; ang emotional pain ang hindi dahil kahit pagtulog ay hindi mo magawa.

Anonymous said...

Mam cathy,

Ang siste eh pakiramdam din daw kasi ni Reyes ay iniwan siya ng mga dati nyang kaalyado kabilang na si GMA. Ikaw ba naman talaga mawalan ng hope pagganun eh. Pero sana inisip naman ni Reyes ang mga anak at asawa nya or nagdasal sya para nahimasmasan sya.

Anyways happy Valentines! Saan ang date mam? :P

Hi kay Lee!!

Dencios

cathy said...

dencios,
precisely yon ang nangyari. siguro may paniniwala siya nag nawala na siya patatahimikin na ang pamilya niya.

R.O. said...

Ang physical pain ay madaling malunasan; ang emotional pain ang hindi dahil kahit pagtulog ay hindi mo magawa.

ay totoong totoo to. kaya nga bat gumagasta ang may pera sa psychotherapy eh para lang marinig ito! hahahaha

Anonymous said...

oist dencios, sinung ka date mo kanina?uso paba nagde date ng saktong valentines day?mwehehe.
ayokong makipag date ng valentine,balita ko my malaking discount daw ang mga senior citizens ngayong valentines day including
biglang liko bwahaha baka maabutan ako ng nagpapamudmod ng victoria court discount card sa mga senior citz e baka mapagsasampal ko sila bwahaha.
oist bok, date nalang tayo sa luneta o sa baywalk sagot ko dirty ice cream at fishball.
happy valentine sayo mam.
~lee

cathy said...

resty,
diyan hindi masyadong uso ang mga shrink kasi may mga kaibigang mapaghihingahan ka ng sama ng loob.pag nagsnap ang tao, either magpakamatay o mampatay. sa NY lang may nag-amok ang daming pinatay dahil lamang sa babae.

cathy said...

happy valentine din saiyo, lee. missed ko ang fishball.
noong nagbakasyon ako diyan, bumili ako ng isang supot at pinaluto ko. yum.

cathy said...

missed ko rin pala ang banana cue.