Saturday, January 28, 2012

Is the good Senator Joker Arroyo complaining?

Sen. Joker Arroyo said in an interview and posted in a news item ( Senators view 100 witnesses too many!).

“The cat is out of the bag. Does the prosecution need 100 witnesses to be able to remove the Chief Justice from office? At the rate the trial is proceeding, it can’t be finished before the end of 2012”

Arroyo said the Senate had been devoting 25 percent of its plenary time on legislation,
“its principal duty,” and 75 percent on the impeachment trial, “an incidental function.”
“That is too much of an imposition on the Senates and a derogation of its principal constitutional function … to legislate and make policy,”

“The trial is hampered not because the House prosecutors are not good, because they are, but because of the articles of impeachment transmitted to the Senate which were wantonly prepared, and the root cause of all the arguments. This impeachment case will be like the never-ending Ampatuan trial,” he said, referring to the case involving the November 2009 massacre of 57 people in Maguindanao.

Well we CANNOT sympathize with our beloved senator Joker Arroyo. At least the Senate has something worthwhile to do and it is MANDATED by the constitution. If he is REALLY complaining, then the good senator can INHIBIT himself!

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