Spectacles of History


Tuod man, the impeachment of Chief Justice Renato Corona has come underway for two days already. For those actually interested to see some kind of a spectacle in Philippine history, the coverage of several news stations and sometimes mainstream stations starts at 1:00 p.m, an hour before the actual schedule of the trial at the Senate.

This is history as Corona is actually the first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court who faces trial in the Senate for culpable violation of the Constitution, and betrayal of public trust. Eight articles of impeachment have been transmitted to the Senate and these will form the bases of the trial.

This is worth watching because the results may spell a lot of difference in what President Aquino calls the daang matuwid, a big step in Aquino’s game plan of going after former president Gloria Arroyo who appointed Corona as chief justice just right after the 2010 elections.

This will definitely go the stretch as Corona wants to cling on to his post to death, something he affirmed today at a gathering in the Supreme Court yesterday with banners screaming “Uphold the Rule of Law, not the Rule of Yellow,” in an apparent attack against President Aquino. That should cost the Senate millions of pesos which could have been spent for other important legislation.

As they say, let’s see the scattered. 

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I have already bought a new Ordo for the liturgical year 2012. Though it is considered late already since the liturgical year of the catholic Church has stared last November 27 or the First Sunday of Advent, I still consider it a lovely gift for me as I bought it with my own money. The last time I bought one was in 2009 when I still had to rely on my mother’s salary to be able to buy it for more than a hundred pesos.

This should be a great help to me in my activities concerning spiritual life. This can also be a guide when I give out my small talks to the lectors of Don Bosco Lawaan whenever I get the chance to see them before work, or after work (depending on my schedule; remember a call center agent like me can never tell what his schedule will be within two weeks primarily because he/she has shifting schedules, and it is a part of his/her job to just endure that one, even if it means waking up at night and sleeping at midday until mid-afternoon).

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As you read this, please pray for me as we end transition on Saturday midnight, and this will greatly affect my employment status in one of those contact centers in Cebu.

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Finally, before deciding to write this post, I had a chance to speak with Rachell Lisondra, a friend from the same university where I obtained my degree in Mass Communication. I hope she is doing well now as she promised to drop by and read this post.

Until next time.

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About Luigi Flores
Brother Luigi Flores: Writer/Editor. Mass Communication Instructor. Voice-over Artist. Upcoming Radio Host. Youth Minister. Lector/Psalmist.

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