The Sandiganbayan’s judgment to acquit ex- Senator Bong Revilla of plunder associated with the multi-billion-peso pork barrel fund scam is now the topic of the day, and it obtained combined reaction among the netizens.
As the fans of Revilla rejoiced the acquittal of the ex- Senator, several critics slammed the decision as well as blamed President Rodrigo Duterte for allowing the latter to be free again.
But, a blogger Krisette Laureta Chu mentioned why netizens should never include Duterte over the judgment of the Sandiganbayan, stating that the President doesn’t have any effect in the judicial branch due to the separation of powers.
Based on her, they didn’t attack the courts when Senator Antonio Trillanes, the most fierce critic of the President was favored on the coup d’etat case submitted by the Department of Justice against the latter.
“Excuse me lang ha. Our courts are independent of Duterte, so why blame him when Revilla got acquitted? Kami ba we blamed him na di makulong kulong si Trillanes? kami ba we blame him for the fact that he doesnt use his power to meddle in the VP issue? LUGAR LUGAR MGA BESH. TRY NATIN WAG MAGMANA SA IQ NG VP.”
In her earlier post, Chu even asked why Janet Lim Napoles, the brain behind the pork barrel scam was guilty though Revilla was announced as innocent.
“Bong Revilla is acquitted. Janet Napoles, his co accused, is found guilty and has been charged with reclusion perpetua. Pls explain to me how Janet is guilty, but the man whom she says she is in cahoots with, is not? Seryosong tanong. PAANO? Paano na kulong for life si Janet at inosente si Bong Revilla?”
The anti-graft court ordered Napoles to give back P124 million to the government, as Revilla obtained a boost in his political plans in 2019.
Source: Krisette Laureta Chu